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Research    COVID-19    Diabetes

Ethnicity, Poor Blood-Sugar Control Linked to COVID-19 Hospitalization for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 28, 2021

Taking a first look at COVID-19’s effects on children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), researchers have linked ethnic minority status, poor blood-sugar control and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with increased hospitalization.

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Research    Press Releases    Heart

Intense Light May Hold Answer to Heart Treatment Dilemma

Looking to safely block a gene linked to factors known to cause heart disease, scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus may have found a new tool – light.


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Students

Military Legacy Pays Off

Coming from a military family, it’s no surprise that Andre Pacho, MS, RN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, TCRN, joined up as soon as he graduated from high school. The surprise is that he chose the Army, while his father, uncles, and brother are career Navy men.


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Community    Students   

Exploring the World Leads to Medicine

Gavi Roda’s journey to medicine was seeded at a young age but didn’t fully blossom until her teenage years. As a child, she traveled frequently with her parents, Veralex and Greg Roda. Her family crisscrossed the world and moved more than eight times, including living in Singapore for four years, before finding a home in Broomfield, Colorado.


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Students

Double Diplomas

Parents usually sit in the audience rooting on their sons and daughters as they walk the graduation stage and accept their diplomas. But this May, Julia Plotke will be right next to her daughter Abigael during the University of Colorado College of Nursing commencement ceremony and also graduate.


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Students

Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter

For Iris Heidenfelder, nursing is in her blood. Her maternal grandmother, Katherine Peterson (now known as Katherine Enloe-Miller), was a diploma nurse and graduated from the Mercy Hospital Program in the 1960s.


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Innovation    Education

CU Dental School Taps Boulder Campus in Enhancing Hands-On Learning

Dental students stuck off-campus – because of a pandemic or any reason – can soon log in to their laptops or tablets and rotate, maneuver and inspect the shiny tools of their trade from homes.


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CU Anschutz In the News

Wall Street Journal

Teen Girls’ Poor Diets Are Worrying Doctors

Wall Street Journal
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

Part of the risk is behavioral: Children pick up eating habits from their parents. Also, being exposed to deficits of some nutrients and excess calories in utero—particularly from fats and carbohydrates—can cause changes in gene expression that “trigger all sorts of pathogenic pathways including promoting obesity,” says Dana Dabelea, a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus. These epigenetic changes can affect the development of children’s fat tissue and when they feel full, she says.

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The Colorado Sun

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus variants circulating in Colorado

The Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

So, for experts such as Elizabeth Carlton, an epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health, the message is clear: The dents that the variants can inflict in the vaccines’ armor are relatively small. “You are far better off vaccinated if those variants are circulating than if you are unvaccinated,” Carlton said.

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Medscape

Air Supply: Targeting Eosinophils in Severe Asthma

Medscape
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

In this series, recognized experts from the University of Colorado's Severe Asthma Clinic and Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program explain the implications of recently approved monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma. They explain the value of recognizing the heterogeneity of asthma and the need for correct diagnosis of this troubling subtype as early as possible. Although new and emerging therapies show a promising reduction in disease burden, specialists say that equity and access issues still thwart their efforts to provide these benefits to every patient.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Woman Treated For Rare Blood Clots Related To Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

“We were able to determine that she had the triggers in her bloodstream that would suggest that it comes from the vaccine,” said Dr. R. Todd Clark, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Clark knew the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had warned against standard blood clot medicine to treat the side effect, but no alternative was clear. “We made the call for Bivalirudin based off of the best available evidence,” Dr. Clark said.

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