Please join us in congratulating the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) team as they received a Gold Designation as a Beacon Unit from the American Association of Critical-Care Nursing! The UNC SICU was one of only 30 ICUs in the nation to receive this recognition. Despite two years of the pandemic and limited resources, the … Read more
Author Archives: Sheerah Coe
North Carolina Cancer Hospital at the UNC Medical Center is the only organization in North Carolina accredited by the Commission on Cancer’s National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer. The story was first posted on UNC Health Newsroom January 20, 2022 North Carolina Cancer Hospital at the UNC Medical Center has received accreditation from the Commission … Read more
Congratulations Dr. Mary Kate Bryant for receiving the Best Clinical Paper in the Raymond Alexander Resident Paper Competition at the 35th Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Scientific Assembly! The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge to advance the care and rehabilitation of … Read more
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gita Mody for receiving a K23 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for her project entitled “Improving Thoracic Surgical Care using electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePROs)”. The grant is from 1/1/2022-12/31/2026 for a total of $1,010,785.
We are pleased to announce that Jessica Phillips has been recognized as an outstanding team member and leader in our department! As such, she has been invited to participate in the 2022 Emerging Leader Academy. This is a highly selective program designed for individuals who have been identified as outstanding team members with future leadership … Read more
Lead Author: Thomas Egan, MD | Journal of Thoracic Disease
Transplantation of any organ into a recipient requires a donor. Lung transplant has a long history of an inadequate number of suitable donors to meet demand, leading to deaths on the waiting list annually since national data was collected, and strict listing criteria.
Lead Author: Jared Gallagher, MD | Journal: Burns
Burn injury is a significant contributor to mortality, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Patients in many communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa use traditional health practitioners for burn care prior to seeking evaluation at an allopathic burn center. The World Health Organization defines a traditional health practitioner as “a person who is recognized by the community where he or she lives as someone competent to provide health care by using plant, animal and mineral substances and other methods based on social, cultural and religious practices based on indigenous knowledge and belief system.” The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of prior traditional health practitioner treatment and assess its effect on burn injury mortality.
Lead Author: Felicia N. Williams | Journal: Surgical Infections
Severe burns lead to a profound hypermetabolic, hypercatabolic, hyper-inflammatory state. Pediatric burn patients are at significantly increased risk for infection and sepsis secondary to loss of the skin barrier and subsequent immunosuppression. Infection is the most common cause of morbidity and death in pediatric burn patients, and the mortality rate from sepsis remains high.