A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and including nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, was published online on December 18, 2013 by JAMA. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Barnwell Award Laureate, William C. Cushman, M.D., chief of… Read More
Category: Clinical Care
Seriously ill patients who develop bacterial infections in the bloodstream require aggressive treatment with antibiotics. They also can develop kidney failure that requires hemodialysis.
14th Governor’s Chair Appointed in the UT System David M. Stern, MD, executive dean for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine and vice chancellor of Health Affairs, has appointed Robert L. Davis, MD, MPH, as founding director of the UTHSC Center in Biomedical Informatics and the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge… Read More
David M. Stern, MD, executive dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Benny Weksler, MBA, MD, FACS, as the first Eastridge-Cole Professor and chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at UTHSC. Dr. Weksler will also serve as chief of Thoracic Surgery for UT Methodist… Read More
Aaron Waite, MD, shows a patient a close up of a corneal ulcer, the white mark in the center of the photo. Those costume contact lenses may make you look like a zombie on “The Walking Dead,” but doctors from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center warn that they… Read More
Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, department chair, welcomes guests to the dedication ceremony. A formal dedication of the new Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was held Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Hamilton Eye Institute at 930 Madison Ave.
Providing families with diabetic children access via pager to a transport team improves outcomes and efficiency, according to a recent study performed at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The study, “Real-time Support of Pediatric Diabetes Self-care by a Transport Team,” was reported online ahead of print in… Read More
A pivotal study “America’s Care of Serious Illness: A State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation’s Hospitals” conducted by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Palliative Care Research Center demonstrated that about 90 million Americans are currently living with a serious, life-threatening illness. The study’s authors project this… Read More