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Batsis Publishes Three Articles For Geriatric Medicine

November 30, 2020

John Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, has published the following papers: “Intensive nutrition counseling as part of a multi-component weight loss intervention improves diet quality and anthropometrics in older adults with obesity,” in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. “Telemedicine in Long-Term Care Facilities During and Beyond COVID-19: Challenges Caused by … Continued

Recent Papers Published By the Division of Cardiology

November 30, 2020

Following is a list of cardiology authors and their recently published papers: Lindsey Rosman, PhD, and Anil Gehi, MD, published “When Smartwatches Contribute to Health Anxiety in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation” in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. Lindsey Rosman, PhD, and Anil Gehi, MD, also published “How to stay healthy and manage stress if you … Continued

Van Tilburg Publishes Disease Primer, “Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders”

November 30, 2020

Miranda Van Tilburg, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, published “Paediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders” in Nature Reviews Disease Primers. Paediatric functional abdominal pain disorders, currently referred to as disorders of gut–brain interaction, comprise irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, abdominal migraine and functional abdominal pain not otherwise specified, as … Continued

Cardiology Team Publishes Case For Loeffler Endocarditis

November 30, 2020

Brian P. Kelley, MD, an internal medicine resident, Casey Gazda, MD, a fellow in cardiology, and Joseph A. Siyak, MD, assistant professor in cardiology, published “Loeffler Endocarditis as a Manifestation of Paraneoplastic Hypereosinophilia” in a recent issue of CASE, Cardiovascular Imaging Case. Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) represents a rare spectrum of heart disease that remains mysterious … Continued

Care Across the Lifespan: Introducing an ‘Inpatient Cardiology Consult for Adult Congenital Heart Disease’

November 29, 2020

The new ‘Inpatient Cardiology Consult for Adult Congenital Heart Disease’ will follow patients with congenital defects and lead all inclusive care. UNC cardiologists ask that consults be made within 24 hours of admission. Coordinator Lunise Benjamin, DNP, NP-C, will be the main point of contact for the new program. As medical care and treatments advance, babies … Continued

Doctors Provide Up-Close View of Pandemic in Area Hospitals, Guidance On Limiting Viral Spread

November 25, 2020

Infectious disease experts David Wohl, MD, Cameron Wolfe, MBBS (Duke University Health), and Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP (WakeMed), discuss what they’re seeing at area hospitals during the pandemic and ways to slow the surge in new coronavirus infections. See this 30-minute round-table Zoom discussion hosted by WRAL, featuring Wohl, professor of infectious diseases.

Wohl Named Tar Heel of the Month

November 25, 2020

For his years of work studying infectious diseases and his role in helping North Carolina health professionals and residents respond to the pandemic, David Wohl, MD, is the News & Observer’s November Tar Heel of the Month, which honors people who have made significant contributions to North Carolina and the region.  Read the story in the News & Observer. … Continued

Wohl Honored With First Charles Van Der Horst Humanitarian Award

November 25, 2020

The national AIDS Clinical Trials Group expanded its annual recognition program in 2020 with two new awards named for University of North Carolina faculty members who died in 2019: Charles van der Horst, MD, an infectious diseases physician and researcher, and Kevin Robertson, PhD, a professor of neurology and director of UNC’s AIDS Neurological Center. ACTG presented … Continued

Diabetes Awareness Month – Spotlighting the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

November 24, 2020

Clinically, the division of endocrinology and metabolism provides outpatient care for patients with diabetes, obesity, bone disease, thyroid and parathyroid conditions, gender issues and other endocrine disorders at the UNCH Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont.  Led by Dr. Josh Evron, our thyroid and endocrine tumor service line includes a weekly thyroid biopsy clinic at … Continued

More COVID-19 Vaccine Options Could Aid Distribution Timeline, Especially in Rural Areas

November 24, 2020

News of Oxford University and AstraZeneca‘s successful COVID-19 vaccine trial is inspiring increased optimism within the medical community. “We need billions of doses. And different vaccines have different upsides and downsides. Like the newest one we heard about yesterday, AstraZeneca. It’s easier to manufacture. So there (are) more doses that can be made, and probably at … Continued