Rush University Medical Center is a 676-bed academic medical center that includes hospital facilities for adults and children. It also includes the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center . It is affiliated with Rush University. Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the midwest and includes one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. Rush also offers more than 70 residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Rush is the largest non-governmental employer on Chicago's West Side and is the 20th largest private sector employer in Chicago, with more than 8,000 employees and a payroll of more than $500 million. Wikipedia.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-07-26
One aspect of the invention provides a method for treating or preventing the development of osteoarthritis by administering to a subject in need of such treatment a composition including a therapeutically effective amount of an anti- fibrotic agent. In various embodiments, the anti-fibrotic agent is 5-methyl-1- phenylpyridin-2-one, tranilast, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase inhibitor, fasudil, CC-930, T-5524, rosiglitazone, tocilizumab, E5564, TAK-242, GKT136901 or bosentan.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-08-02
One aspect of the present invention provides methods of treating a viral infection in a subject including administrating a therapeutically effective amount of at least one Wnt ligand protein selected from Wnt1, Wnt2, Wnt2B, Wnt3, Wnt3A, Wnt4, Wnt5A, Wnt5B, Wnt6, Wnt7A, Wnt7B, Wnt8A, Wnt8B, Wnt9A, Wnt9B, Wnt10A, Wnt10B, Wnt11 and Wnt16. In one embodiment, the subject is a human and the infection is a human immunodeficiency virus infection. Another aspect provides drug combinations for treating viral infections.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-06-28
A method and system for encouraging the selection of healthy products with a vending machine are provided. The method includes providing a vending machine that displays an inventory of products. Each product of the inventory of products includes a dispensing countdown time displayed on the vending machine. The method also includes receiving a first customer selection of a first product from the inventory of products, where the first product has a first dispensing countdown time. Additionally, the method includes actuating a countdown timer to count down to zero seconds from the first dispensing countdown time. The method also includes dispensing the first product once the countdown timer reaches zero seconds. The first product is only dispensed if a customer does not select a second product having a second dispensing countdown time before the first dispensing countdown time counts down to zero seconds.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-02-15
Footwear including a flexible sole having a series of flexure zones positioned to correspond to primary joint axes of the human foot approximating the characteristics of a bare foot in motion.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-05-03
Fusion peptides and methods of inhibiting GrB-EHITSN or a fragment thereof are provided. The fusion peptides include an NPF peptide and a cell-permeable peptide operably connected thereto. Fusion peptides and methods of inhibiting activity of GrB-EHITSN or fragment thereof are provided. An aspect includes a fusion peptide comprising an isolated NPF peptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO: 2 and a cell-permeable peptide operably connected to the isolated NPF peptide, wherein the fusion peptide inhibits activity of GrB-EHITSN or a fragment thereof.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-03-22
Methods of treating kidney disease and protecting podocytes from injury are provided. Methods of screening agents for the treatment of kidney disease are also provided. In addition, methods of identifying structural or functional defects in a patients podocytes and methods of identifying kidney disease causing agents in a patients biological sample are also provided.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-06-21
The present invention involves a computer-based system and method for detecting and identifying implantable medical devices (IMDs) and/or retained foreign objects (RFSOs) from diagnostic medical images. In some embodiments, the system provides further identification - information on the particular IMD or RSFO that has been recognized. For example, the system may be configures to provide information feedback regarding the IMD, such as detailed manual information, safety alerts, recall, access to its structural integrity, and/or suggested courses of action in a specific clinical setting/troubleshooting. Embodiments are contemplated in which the system is configured to report possible 3D locations of RSFOs in the surgical field/images.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-03-02
A new class of anti-microbial agents and methods for preventing or reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections and/or diseases is provided. Preferably, these anti-microbial agents are also contraceptive and, thus, also prevent or reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancies. The anti-microbial agents comprise a delivery vector having anti-microbial activity (and preferably contraceptive activity) coupled with a nitric oxide donor moiety.
Rush University Medical Center | Date: 2017-01-05
A kit and/or method for use during surgery is configured to decrease the risk of accidental retention of foreign objects, such as surgical items or medical devices, used in surgery inside of a patient after the surgery is completed. Specifically, illustrative kits may include, but not be limited to, a combination of one or more foreign objects, an anchoring member attached to a point outside of the patient or surgical field, and at least one or more connection members connecting the foreign objects to the anchoring member. Illustrative methods may include, but not be limited to, anchoring one or more foreign object by one or more connection members, wherein a first end of each connection member is attached to the foreign object, and a second end of each connection member is attached to a junction member; attaching the junction member to an anchoring member; and attaching the anchoring member to a structure that is outside the patient or surgical field.
DeCoursey T.E.,Rush University Medical Center
Physiological Reviews | Year: 2013
Voltage-gated proton channels (HV) are unique, in part because the ion they conduct is unique. HV channels are perfectly selective for protons and have a very small unitary conductance, both arguably manifestations of the extremely low H+ concentration in physiological solutions. They open with membrane depolarization, but their voltage dependence is strongly regulated by the pH gradient across the membrane (ΔpH), with the result that in most species they normally conduct only outward current. The HV channel protein is strikingly similar to the voltage-sensing domain (VSD, the first four membrane-spanning segments) of voltage-gated K+ and Na+ channels. In higher species, HV channels exist as dimers in which each protomer has its own conduction pathway, yet gating is cooperative. HV channels are phylogenetically diverse, distributed from humans to unicellular marine life, and perhaps even plants. Correspondingly, HV functions vary widely as well, from promoting calcification in coccolithophores and triggering bioluminescent flashes in dinoflagellates to facilitating killing bacteria, airway pH regulation, basophil histamine release, sperm maturation, and B lymphocyte responses in humans. Recent evidence that hHV1 may exacerbate breast cancer metastasis and cerebral damage from ischemic stroke highlights the rapidly expanding recognition of the clinical importance of hHV1. © 2013 the American Physiological Society.