Initially spurred by fears of a shortage of mechanical ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, researchers have been developing a low-cost way of mechanizing resuscitators that are commonly found in ambulances and emergency rooms.
Stark disparities based on sex and race in the use of life-saving implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) interventions suggest potential bias in care pathways implemented by electrophysiologists, according to results of a clinical trial presented by researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Omar S. Alibrahim, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, is a co-author on the international COVID-19 guidelines for patients who will need to go on life support machines during their course of treatment.
The inaugural Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI) Conference continued the ongoing effort on evidence-based teaching and learning as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences plans for a redesigned curriculum format.
Faculty members at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are working collaboratively with doctors throughout the U.S. to learn more about a new link they are seeing in some patients between COVID-19 and stroke. And it is occurring in an unexpected population.
Executive director Peter Winkelstein, MD, and his team at UB’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics, are analyzing COVID-19 hospitalization data every day and sharing their conclusions weekly with the Erie County Department of Health (DOH) and the local hospital systems’ medical leadership.
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is participating in a national effort being coordinated by the Mayo Clinic to collect convalescent plasma as a possible therapy for COVID-19 patients.