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  Perencevich Quoted in NY Times about MRSA Progress

Dr. Eli Perencevich, the Center Director for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), was quoted in the NY Times article regarding the progress the United States is making in the reduced number of hospital-acquired infections.

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  Moeckli Talks Virtual ICU

Dr. Jane Moeckli, co-investigator at the Iowa City VA Health Care System and CADRE Researcher, answers questions and talks about Virtual ICU.

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  Katz Leads Study About Physician/Patient Regular Contact

Dr. David Katz, a CADRE Investigator, was quoted in the University of Iowa's online publication IowaNow regarding a UI study which finds that patients in regular contact with primary physician are most satisfied with their care.

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  Mosher Study First to Assess Veteran's Exposure To Opiod Therapy

IOWA CITY – Opioid therapy has become increasingly common for hospitalized non-surgical patients, raising questions about safety, quality of care, and long-term outcomes. In a study of all Veterans with acute medical admissions to 129 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in the United States, VA researchers found that 25.9 percent had received chronic opioid therapy in the six months prior to admission.

The VA researchers’ study is the first to examine a Veteran’s opioid exposure prior to hospitalization and how this is associated with hospital outcomes. The findings were published online December 6th in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. “Our findings suggest that we need to change how we think about pain and pain relief during medical hospitalization,” said lead author Dr. Hilary J. Mosher, a Hospitalist at the Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS).

“Much of the pain we are treating in the hospital may be complex and longstanding. Medical models of acute pain may not apply to patients with prior chronic non-cancer pain and long-standing opioid use.”

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  Perencevich Quoted in NY Times

Dr. Eli Perencevich, the Center Director for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), was quoted in the NY Times article regarding the number of MRSA infections being reported at hospitals.

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  Sadler and Mengeling Talk Women's PTSD Care on TV

IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- For as much buzz as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has gotten in the time since soldiers have been returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, only 50 percent of them actually seek treatment for care, said Dr. Anne Sadler, a therapist and researcher with the VA Health Care System...

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  Iowa City CREATE

The Iowa City CREATE program “Advance the Prevention of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections” was funded in December. The program includes 4 grants, 2 based in Iowa City (Eli Perencevich, MD, PI & Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD, PI), one in Baltimore (Dan Morgan, MD, PI) , and one in Salt Lake City (Mike Rubin, MD, PI). The program aims to:

1) determine the comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of existing and novel interventions to reduce MRSA infections in the VA;

2) determine the clinical and economic impact of the unintended consequences of contact isolation;

3) determine the relative importance and synergistic effects of interventions directed at the individual healthcare worker, clinical team, and facility;

4) collaborate with operational partners to improve MRSA prevention in VA.

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