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    ‘Excruciating:’ UNC Doctor, Nurse Describe Treating COVID-19 Patients On the Brink of Death

    Doctors and nurses at UNC Hospital are seeing an increase in patients suffering from pneumonia and other complications from COVID-19. “Once you start feeling that feeling that you cannot breathe, man there is nothing more real than that,” said Shannon Carson, MD, chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine for UNC Health. Carson said older patients with underlyi … Continued

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    New Approaches To Treating Seriously Ill COVID Patients May Persist Beyond the Pandemic

    An NC Health News report recognizes that as the number of COVID-19 cases climbs, hospitals across the state are feeling the strain of an influx of patients sickened by the lingering coronavirus. Shannon Carson, MD, chief of pulmonary medicine was interviewed about the use of ventilators and alternative treatment for patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a freq … Continued

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    An Explanation For Some Covid-19 Deaths May Not Be Holding Up

    Early in the pandemic, anti-il-6 drugs became a standard of care for treating COVID patients at many hospitals, widely believed to quell the immune system response. Now, evidence mounts that they are not effective. Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, in infectious diseases, and William Fischer, MD, in pulmonary medicine, were interviewed by the New York Times.

  • Fischer Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Trials On WRAL News

    William Fischer, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, was featured on WRAL discussing the progress being made on COVID-19 vaccines and treatment. Fischer recognized that many people are volunteering to take part in clinical trials which will help the development of a vaccine, but he emphasized the need to stick to t … Continued

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    Boucher Study Featured On FOX News

    The Cell study published by co-author Richard Boucher, MD, was featured on FOX News, recognizing that wearing a face mask below the nose, may allow coronavirus the opportunity to enter the body. “Unfortunately, SARS-CoV-2 has learned how to evade normal nasal host defense mechanisms and uses this receptor to infect the nasal lining cells,” Boucher told Fox News. “Nasal cells, unf … Continued

  • McEntee, Henderson Introduce New COVID-19 Elective For Internal Medicine Residents

    By the middle of March, 2020, COVID-19 had upended the traditional training experience in the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program. Didactic coursework and clinical skills training had to be quickly converted to an online format and clinical rotations were suspended as decisions were quickly made to ensure residents had meaningful and robust curricular activities during the cl … Continued

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    Boucher Tells Good Morning America the Nose Is Fertile Ground For Infection

    Richard Boucher, MD, the James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine was interviewed by ABC Good Morning America in a story that warns people about wearing masks that expose the nose. The story recognized Boucher’s research that mapped locations in the respiratory tract to see where COVID-19 most likely infiltrate … Continued

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    NIH Features Boucher in the Story of Mucus

    In “Marvels of Mucus and Phlegm: The Slime that Keeps You Healthy,” the NIH featured Richard Boucher, MD, to help explain why mucus gets a bad rap and what its true purpose is in human health. Boucher, the James Moeser Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine and director of the UNC Marsico Lung Institute, has been studying the ins and outs of mucus and its role in human healt … Continued

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    Carson Contributes to Wall Street Journal Article, the $1.9 Million Covid Patient

    A Wall Street Journal article considered how lengthy hospital stays impact the need for expansions, which require more doctors and nurses and more technology to monitor patients and protect staff. This also puts a significant strain on the budgets of public and private health insurers and households “Critical care is one of the most costly services a hospital provides,” said Shan … Continued

  • Henderson Featured in Carolina Highlight

    Ashley Glyn Henderson, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine was featured in a Carolina Highlight this week. Here’s what one of Henderson’s patients had to say: “Dr. Henderson is the best! She is caring, professional, compassionate, concerned about all of my concerns and questions, considers all my input and questions before f … Continued