Walk with a Future Doc session to feature presentation on application of acupuncture in primary care
This week's Walk with a Future Doc session will feature a discussion on the role of acupuncture in primary care from a WVU professor and board-certified acupuncturist.
Two students will be presenting at the School of Medicine Graduate Student Research Forum at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 6. The presentation will be offered in person in G119A HSC-N and by Zoom.
This week's Department of Ophthalmology grand rounds will feature cases presented by Chief Resident Justin Harvey, M.D., and Retina Service Fellow James Benjamin, M.D.
The BeWell team is offering a series of helpful tips for mental health and wellbeing called "Try This Tuesday." This week, Layne Hitchcock discusses how movement can improve our mood. It doesn't have to be rigorous exercise — it can be creative and fun.
Many West Virginia residents love the outdoors and the outdoor activities the state has to offer. But the Mountain State does experience all four seasons, meaning that some activities are done in the cold, such as skiing, sledding, and your classic running and biking.
This week's Department of Medicine grand rounds will feature a presentation on cardiotoxicity from a WVU professor and cardiologist.
Toni Burbridge began her career at West Virginia University by working as an entry-level secretary fresh out of high school in 1975. During the next two and a half years, she worked for the Office of Research and Development and West Virginia Network and Telecommuting. Toni then took a break for the next several years to raise her twins while attending WVU as a part-time college student.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded WVU Medicine’s Thoracic Surgery Program with three stars, the highest possible rating, for esophagectomy, the surgical removal of all or parts of the esophagus.
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeon is lead author in recommendations on treatment of COVID-19 patients
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s recommendations for the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in COVID-19 patients were recently published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. The Institute has seen the highest survival rate of ECMO patients with COVID-19 in the nation and has had great success with the survival of pregnant patients. “We have been rigorous in trying to identify how to keep patients alive,” J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute thoracic surgeon and ECMO program director, said. “We challenged some of the old criteria of waiting seven days with the patient on mechanical ventilation and other adjunct strategies before deciding to initiate ECMO. We quickly realized by what we saw in Italy and New York that waiting seven days was too long. We cut that down to three days, dropped the age criteria, and saw significantly better outcomes.” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the official journal of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, is considered the most prestigious journal for thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons. Members must be elected and pride themselves as being the final arbiters in matters of surgical thoracic practice. Dr. Hayanga was the lead author of the article, with five others representing top institutions in the country, including Johns Hopkins, Yale, and the University of Michigan, providing input.