Primer on Video Integration
BJH Biomedical Technician Chris Counts explains how our integrated operating room came to be, while Dr. Esteban Varela shares a surgeon’s perspective on the new technology.
Advanced breast cancer cases inching up in young women
Dr. Julie Margenthaler comments on a new study that found the rate of metastatic breast cancer among younger women rose about 2 percent each year over the last 33 years. Other outlets: Daily Mail and Medscape Today .
St. Louis Business Journal
Washington University Medical Center invests $1.65 million to install new cameras
Story on medical school’s partnership with BJC Healthcare, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital for security initiative, which includes 60 new cameras in the CWE and 42 on the medical campus.
FOX 2 – KTVI
Local doctors react to baby cured of HIV
Dr. Ericka Hayes comments on news of the first child to be functionally cured of HIV.
FOX 2 – KTVI
New 3D imaging changes plastic surgery
Dr. Terry Myckatyn talks with FOX 2’s morning show about a new 3-D imaging program for plastic surgery and recently FDA-approved breast implants.
World’s most detailed scans will reveal how brain works
The Human Connectome Project, co-led by Dr. David Van Essen, published detailed images of the human brain aimed at figuring out how a person’s brain structure influences their talents and behavior. Other outlets: The China Post, Discovery News, The Daily Mail, The French Tribune, and the St. Louis Business Journal.
St. Louis American
Health Profile: Curtis Smith
Curtis Smith, graduate studies program officer at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, shares his journey to success.
U.S. News & World Report
Study: Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV
A study out of the journal Antiviral Therapy found that a toxin in bee venom physically destroys the HIV virus while leaving other cells unharmed. Other outlets: Discovery News, Huffington Post, St. Louis Business Journal, Science World Report, The Washington Times, KMOV-TV, and FOX 2 – KTVI.
Edwardsville Intelligencer (no link)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital attains Magnet® redesignation
Barnes-Jewish Hospital receives nursing’s highest credential for the third time.
Execs in Training
Michelle Thoma shares her perspective on Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s David A. Gee Administrative Fellowship and how her education prepared her for the challenges faced in contemporary healthcare.
San Francisco Chronicle
Mattoon, Ill., man helps scientists learn more about cancer treatment through the sequencing of his genome
Dr. Peter Westervelt comments on the story of the second patient to participate in AML genome-sequencing study. Other outlets: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Houston Chronicle, and the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
The New York Times
Widespread flaws found in ovarian cancer treatment
Dr. Matthew Powell comments on ovarian cancer treatment. The disease has unusual traits that make it more treatable than some other cancers, but patients need to find specialists who see many cases in order to receive the best care.
Washing patients with wipes cuts infection
Dr. Dave Warren’s new study in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that bathing patients with antiseptic wipes cuts down on chances that bacteria from skin can enter tubes that deliver medicine into the body.
U.S. News & World Report
Experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows promise
Dr. Catherine Roe comments on a small Finnish study involving patients with moderate Alzheimer’s. Participants added an investigational drug along with current medications with positive results.
Surveys indicate concern about infection
Jennie Mayfield, clinical epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, comments on a study done by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) indicating the need for more effort to reduce infection risks. Mayfield is the president-elect of APIC.
KMOX (no link)
FDA issues new warning about popular antibiotic
Dr. Mitchell Faddis talks to Fred Bodimer about the FDA’s new warning regarding heart risks for patients taking the popular antibiotic azithromycin.
Wardsville boy raises money for his dad, cancer research
Dr. Brian Van Tine talks about the importance of support when undergoing cancer treatment.