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Current Medicine News

surgeon in trauma bay
People | July 1, 2022

A trauma surgeon's perspective on gunshot injuries and what steps should be taken to address the growing American crisis.

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People | June 23, 2022

The medical school's Kristin Steffen lives life large in both her professional and personal lives.

portrait of man
People | June 17, 2022

Dr. Anthony Desoasido of the Kerkorian School of Medicine wasn't about to allow middle age to stand in the way of his long-held dream of becoming a physician.

Alison Netski, MD, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral health
Campus News | June 10, 2022

Dr. Alison Netski of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine is the latest UNLV faculty member to participate in the selective fellowship program.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | June 2, 2022

School of Medicine dean discusses why Nevada lags behind in number of medical school residency positions and what needs to be done.

Medicine In The News

June 23, 2022

New research has highlighted that 74% of adults struggling with their sex lives say it’s due to stress or mental health strain. Sex-related issues can include anything from anxiety and discomfort during sex, to a change in sex drive or more serious symptoms of sexual dysfunction. 7 out of 10 adults facing these issues believe poor mental health or increased stress levels are the cause.

Woman & Home
June 10, 2022

Sexual anxiety is something that many people will experience at some point in their lives. While we expect it at the beginning of new sexual relationships, feelings of nervousness can seep into established dynamics too.

Play Tech
June 9, 2022

We all understand that digital interactions can be devoid of human warmth and empathy. But there are times and situations where distance and anonymity are a plus. Dealing with the challenges of intimate relationships is not at all surprising, it is one of them.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
June 8, 2022

As Nevada’s COVID-19 cases rise rapidly once again, local hospitalizations are also creeping up among mostly older seniors.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
June 6, 2022

Paula Cheney and her son Joel have faced challenge after challenge. This time, they are having trouble getting the 13-year-old boy the arm braces that he needs. In 2022 alone, Nevada Medicaid denied claims for the arm braces at least three times.

June 6, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,12 states have reported cases of Monkeypox.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

July 1, 2022
Kavita Batra and Aditi Singh (both Medicine), along with Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health), published a study, "Assessing COVID-19 Booster Hesitancy and Its Correlates: An Early Evidence from India," in the Vaccines journal. This research involved investigators from multiple countries, including India, Saudi Arabia, and Italy. To authors…
June 24, 2022
Annie S. Hong, Kyaw Min Tun, Jenny M. Hong, Kavita Batra, and Gordon Ohning (all Medicine) published a study, "Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Decompensated Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review on Safety and Efficacy," in the Journal Antibiotics. To authors' knowledge, this is the first systematic review investigating safety and efficacy of fecal…
June 22, 2022
Ravisha Bai, Kavita Batra, and Kenneth Izuora (all Medicine) along with Charmaine Yap (VA Southern Nevada Health Care System) presented a poster, "Diabetes-related Outcomes Following the Use of Basal-bolus Insulin vs. Premixed Insulin in a VA Population with Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Chart Review" at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting,…
June 18, 2022
Laura Crankshaw, Allison G. McNickle, Kavita Batra, Deborah A. Kuhls, Paul J. Chestovich & Douglas R. Fraser (all Medicine) have published a study, "The Volume of Thoracic Irrigation Is Associated with Length of Stay in Patients With Traumatic Hemothorax" in the Journal of Surgical Research.
June 17, 2022
Diana Anguiano, Samrawit Misiker and Kate Martin (all Medicine) presented the poster, "The Down Syndrome Program: Helping Nevada Reach For The Stars," at the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) - USA's Annual Symposium. The presenters were commended for their emphasis on the community in the design of UNLV's recently launched Down…
June 15, 2022
Salman Mohammed, Dr. Ross P. Berkeley, and Dr. David Slattery (all Medicine) recently published a manuscript, "Injury Characteristics, Outcomes, and Health Care Services Use Associated with Nonfatal Injuries Sustained in Mass Shootings in the US, 2012-2019," in the peer-reviewed JAMA Network Open. Utilizing data from 31 hospitals, this…