Researchers Find Patients Discharged from Hospitals on Ventilators and With Cognitive Impairments Have Poor Outcomes
Patients, discharged from hospitals on ventilator support and with cognitive impairments, fare poorly four months later. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing recently reported these findings in American Journal of Critical Care.
"Survival alone is not the only important outcome for patients," says Barbara Daly, lead researcher on the study "Composite Outcomes of Chronically Critically Ill Patients 4 Months after Hospital Discharge."
She adds that having a better quality of life by living at home, breathing free from the ventilator and having normal cognitive function are also important factors constituting a positive outcome in the aftermath of a hospital stay. Read more.
President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost William A. "Bud" Baeslack cordially invite the Case Western Reserve University community to a reception welcoming Rick Bischoff, vice president for enrollment; David Fleshler, associate provost for international affairs; and Donald Stewart, vice president for financial planning. The reception will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, in the Hovorka Atrium.
All Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff are invited to submit an original piece of writing to the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. The submission deadline is Monday, Jan. 11. Go online for complete details.
For Faculty and Staff
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center invites applications for its two-year NCI-funded K12 Clinical Oncology Research Training Program. This career development program provides interdisciplinary training in clinical and translational oncology research for clinical oncologists who are interested in pursuing academic research careers as oncology physician scientists. The program's director is Stanton L. Gerson, and the co-director is Alvin H. Schmaier. The application deadline is Sunday, Feb. 28, with a Thursday, July 1, start date. Additional information and application materials are available online.
"Is There a Ph.D. in Your Future? Beginning the Dissertation: A Practical Workshop for Doctoral Students" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, in Nord Hall 400. Kelvin Smith Library and the School of Graduate Studies have developed a daylong workshop designed to answer questions students may have as they begin their doctoral work. Students who have passed their qualifying exams and are ready to begin or have begun their research are invited to the event, which will include a panel discussion, breakout sessions, information about the university's requirements, lunch and more. RSVP today to Lauren Jenkins.
The Cell Biology Program's Second Annual Nobel Symposium will take place at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, in Rockefeller 301. During the symposium, Case Western Reserve faculty members will describe the achievements of the 2009 Nobel Laureates. The event will be followed by a reception.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the results of the quarterly competition for pilot funding to support studies conducted through the CTSC Core facilities.
Congratulations to the following researchers:
- Clemens Burda, (CWRU): "Dual-Receptor Targeted Nanoparticles for the Photodynamic Therapy of Brain Cancer"
- Christina Ching, (Cleveland Clinic): "PTEN/PI3K/mTOR Signaling in Bladder Cancer Initiating Stem Cells"
- Eckhard Jankowsky, (CWRU): "Identification of Cellular RNA Targets of the DEAD-box RNA Helicase Ded1p"
- Amr Abdel Kader, (Cleveland Clinic): "Development and Validation of a Novel Sperm Vitrification System Using the Ohio-Cryo Vitrification D"
- Jenny Kim, (Cleveland Clinic): "VEGF® Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms as Potential Biomarkers of Sunitinib Therapy in Advanced RCC"
- Jesse McCarron, (Cleveland Clinic): "The Biomechanical Relevance of Tears of the Rotator Cable"
- Tyler Muffly, (Cleveland Clinic): "Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Evaluation of Women with Uterine Leiomyomas"
- Mark Rood, (University Hospitals): "Patient-Centered Medical Home Core Measures Study"
- John Ryan, (Cleveland Clinic): "The Impact of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Knee Arthroscopy on Clinical Practice"
- Mary Samplaski, (Cleveland Clinic): "The Use of Nanoparticle Technology in the Treatment of Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer"
- Rahul Seth, (Cleveland Clinic): "Facial Nerve Neuropathy and the Effects of Flucocorticoids"
- Rakesh Sharma, (Cleveland Clinic): "Role of Curcumin in Reducing Oxidative Stress-induced Sperm Damage"
- Ruth Siegel, (School of Medicine): "Gene Expression in the Pons and Regulation of Respiration: Role of GABA-A Receptors"
- Wesley Williams, (School of Dentistry): "Susceptibility of Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides to Dicarbonyl-induced Adduct Formation in vitro"
- Massarat Zutshi, (Cleveland Clinic): "A Study to Determine the Role of Cytokines in MSC Homing to the Anal Sphincter after Injury"
This program is being supported by Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic RPC Program.