CPIRT Center News
While completing her medical residency in Manhattan, Dr. Manisha Juthani kept circling back to a topic that stoked her passion for science and tapped into her inquisitive nature: infectious diseases.
- November 01, 2021Source: Time
The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems.
- September 26, 2021Source: Fox61
HARTFORD, Conn. — We continue our conversation on COVID in Connecticut with Dr. Albert Ko, Yale School of Public Health. What are we learning about vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and COVID? We’re hearing more and more about vaccinated people getting sick- what are doctors seeing?
- March 03, 2020Source: Healthline
Just a week ago, the first “community spread” of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in the United States: a woman in Northern California who hadn’t been exposed to anyone known to have the virus.
- May 07, 2019
Meet Yale Internal Medicine: Jonathan Koff, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine) and Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
As part of our “Meet Yale Internal Medicine” series, today’s featured physician is Jonathan Koff, MD, associate professor of medicine (pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine) and director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.
- February 13, 2019Source: PulmonologyAdvisor
Become educated about the role of climate change. Increases in coccidioidomycosis, avian influenza, Hantavirus, and aspergillosis have all been noted to increase in areas with changes in ambient temperature or rainfall.7 The old and young may be more susceptible to rapid changes in conditions. Climate change has already been found to increase rates of COPD and asthma, which increase the risk for infection.
- September 23, 2018Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/video/meetingcoverage/ers/chest-video-conference-reporter-ers-2018/182/2531
ERS CHEST Video Conference Reporter: ERS 2018
- December 01, 2016
This summer, the new Yale Center for Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment (CPIRT) held its first meeting, with the goal of breathing fresh air into the science of lung infection. Conceived by associate professor Dr. Charles Dela Cruz as a cross-disciplinary hub for investigators, CPIRT brings together innovative minds from basic, translational, and clinical research areas across Yale. The center’s ultimate aim is to develop better treatments for both acute and chronic ailments — from pandemic flu to emphysema — that are affected by lung infections.
- November 21, 2016Source: Medscape
Contrary to previously reported numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ventilator-assisted pneumonia (VAP) rates have not declined, but have remained near 10% since 2005, according to data from the Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS).
- November 16, 2016Source: wnpr Connecticut's Public Media Source for News and Ideas
A new report out of the University of Connecticut is raising concern about hospital-acquired infections from respirators. The paper looked at VAP or ventilator-associated pneumonia. That's an infection acquired in a hospital after a patient is put on a respirator, which can increase the length of stay, costs, and mortality.