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CNN

FDA approves first treatment for severe frostbite

news outletCNN
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2024

“It’s a game-changer, in my opinion,” said Dr. Peter Hackett, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who specializes in high-altitude and wilderness medicine. “It’s a major step forward in frostbite treatment in the United States.”

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Los Angeles Times

California tightens rules on worker exposure to poisonous lead. ‘The evidence is undeniable.’

news outletLos Angeles Times
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2024

“The standard became outdated as our knowledge of the harms associated with lower levels of lead exposure developed,” said Dr. Michael Kosnett, a medical toxicologist with the Colorado School of Public Health.

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NPR

Debate simmers over when doctors should declare brain death

news outletNPR
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2024

"The American Academy of Neurology proposes putting into law only three specific criteria for the determination of death by neurologic criteria. ACP opposes putting only three criteria into law because doing so would be overly narrow and privileges certain brain functions over others," says Dr. Matthew DeCamp, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who helped write the ACP guidelines. "The whole-brain standard is a firmer biologic foundation for determining death."

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Neurology Today

PET Imaging Shows Early Signs of Neuroinflammation in Service Members Exposed to Repeated Blast Injuries

news outletNeurology Today
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

James P. Kelly, MA, MD, FAAN, FANA, executive director of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, pointed to research he published in 2016 in Lancet Neurology showing that blast injuries tend to impact specific areas of the brain, and specifically astrocytes, which presents differently than chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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The Colorado Sun

In Colorado’s fourth pandemic winter, examining one of COVID’s “fascinating and beguiling” patterns

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

“Fascinating and beguiling,” is how Elizabeth Carlton, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, described the phenomenon. “I think, by now, there probably is something happening driving this pattern,” she said — instead of the trend being a statistical fluke.

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Healio

Palliative telecare team improves quality of life in COPD, ILD

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

“This new approach can reduce the burden of illness for patients,” David B. Bekelman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus, told Healio.

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Healio

Recent migraine diagnosis linked to increased risk for car crashes among older drivers

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

“We were surprised to see such a large increase in the odds of a crash associated with incident migraine,” Carolyn G. DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, PhD, a professor in the department of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, told Healio. “Prior studies have shown small increases in the risk of motor vehicle crash injuries in people with prevalent migraine but did not examine recently diagnosed migraine. This suggests there is a high-risk period for people immediately following their diagnosis with migraine.”

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The Daily Telegraph

‘On Ozempic I immediately lost all desire for alcohol’

news outletThe Daily Telegraph
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

So why is this? While researchers are still not entirely sure, according to Prof Joseph Schacht of the University of Colorado School of Medicine who is now leading a clinical trial specifically testing semaglutide on patients with alcohol use disorder, there are two main theories.

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