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    Walker Presented Cardiology Study Program That Improved Provider Practices For AFib

    T. Jennifer Walker, ANP-BC, nurse practitioner in the division of cardiology, presented an overview of a study on a virtual case-based educational program that improved provider knowledge on practices for AFib, during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2020’s virtual meeting. “We found that primary care provider play a significant role in the management of atrial fibrillation,” Walke … Continued

  • Sickbert-Bennett Provides Mask Guidance in WRAL Interview

    As Raleigh begins a new order that requires masks be worn in public, Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of infectious diseases and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, reiterated the importance of wearing a mask to curb the possibility of a second wave of infections. “The mask you choose should be comfortable, should be able to cover your nose an … Continued

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    Wohl Says the Number of COVID Hospitalizations Provides Best Indication For How NC Is Flattening the Curve

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and director of UNC Health’s Respiratory Diagnostic Center, told NC Health News that it could be several weeks before hospitals know the impact of the late May reopening and mass gatherings that have occurred since. Wohl believes focusing on hospitalizations rather than testing can provide a better idea … Continued

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    Boucher Explains to US News & World Report How Coronavirus First Infects the Nose

    Richard Boucher, MD, discussed a major new scientific study that shows the coronavirus first infects the nasal passages, where cells have more of a protein that the virus needs to attach itself. “If the nose is the dominant initial site from which lung infections are seeded, then the widespread use of masks to protect the nasal passages, as well as any therapeutic strategies that … Continued

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    Gehi Receives Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grant To Help AFib Patients Through Pandemic

    Anil Gehi, MD, Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor in the division of cardiology, received a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to create a new patient education program to help patients with atrial fibrillation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program uses MyChart to recruit patients with AFib to participate in a survey to understand how patients are ma … Continued

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    Wohl Suggests Covering Your Face, Keeping Your Distance If Participating in Protests.

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, advises people who protest to consider distance and wear masks, in a WRAL news story. “I think what we need is multiple layers of protection…so keeping distance from each other especially when we’re shouting or singing.” Wohl said. “I think that makes a lot of sense. Also, the masks help keep the germ … Continued

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    North Carolina Healthcare Heroes Join Online Research Community to Help Fight COVID-19

    From clinicians to first responders, respiratory therapists, housekeepers, and food service workers, a wide range of North Carolina’s healthcare workers have enrolled in a new online research community to share the perspectives and problems faced by those on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines and to help find solutions. The Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) … Continued

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    Boucher, Baric Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs 

    In a major scientific study published in the journal Cell, scientists have characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – infects the nasal cavity to a great degree – replicating specific cell types – and infects and replicates progressively less well in cells lower down the respiratory tract, including the lungs. The findings suggest … Continued

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    O’Leary, Cavender Recognize Emerging Ways to Use Real World Data

    Matt Cavender, MD, MPH, FACC, associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, recently published a paper in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism with medicine resident Colin P. O’Leary, MD, analyzing new opportunities to utilize real world data. “Emerging opportunities to harness real world data: An introduction to data sources, concepts, and applications” recognizes r … Continued

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    Cohen Writes Editorial on COVID-19 Prevention Study in NEJM

    Myron Cohen, MD, wrote an editorial on the results of a clinical trial to determine efficacy of hydroxychloroquine as prevention of COVID-19. As of June 1, 2020, ClinicalTrials.gov listed 203 COVID-19 clinical trials with hydroxychloroquine, 60 of which were focused on prophylaxis — prevention of disease transmission. Researchers just published the latest results of a clinic tri … Continued