Allina Health and Infectious Disease

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4/6/2022 Second booster shots available to Minnesotans who qualify ... Ai Should you get a second COVID booster? And when should you do it?The advice from Abbott Northwestern Hospital infectious disease physician Dr. Frank Rhame echoes the stance Tuesday from the Centers for Disease ... since it‚Aos only been available for a week, but Allina Health System says about 350 people a day are calling about the shots, and it will start giving them by appointment only Thursday. Rhame ...
4/2/2022 Double booster advice spurs questions in Minnesota Star Tribune ... infectious disease experts are uncertain. Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health virologist, said the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bypassed their vaccine advisory committees, which could have issued clearer advice."Maybe the CDC will give us more," said Rhame, who led a local arm of the J&J vaccine clinical trial. "It's probably a good thing, but it's too speculative to provide a ...
4/2/2022 Should you get a second COVID-19 vaccine booster? Star Tribune ... infectious disease experts are uncertain. Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health virologist, said the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bypassed their vaccine advisory committees, which could have issued clearer advice."Maybe the CDC will give us more," said Rhame, who led a local arm of the J&J vaccine clinical trial. "It's probably a good thing, but it's too speculative to provide a ...
2/11/2022 Allina Health names Chief System Research Officer News , Press ReleaseMINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 10, 2022) ‚Ai Allina Health is pleased to announce Badrinath Konety, MD, as Chief System Research Officer. This new role is in addition to his current role as President of ... research studies in the following areas: cancer, cardiovascular, care delivery, infectious disease, neuroscience, nursing, rehabilitation, spine, and sports and orthopedics.‚AuI look forward to forming additional partnerships that allow us to build upon the exceptional ...
12/29/2021 New CDC guidance on five-day isolation welcomed by some, criticized by others ... infectious diseases physician at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Allina Health, called the changes in guidance "dramatic.""I think it's based on the CDC recognition that the omicron illness is not as severe, and that it's spreading so fast that we're in real danger of industries collapsing because they don't have people to staff things," Rhame said. "I think they're accepting a few extra transmissions so that things are not shut ...
12/15/2021 Twin Cities doctors react to COVID-19 pill ... infectious diseases expert at Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, also voiced support, saying, "It's going to make a big difference. If it cuts the hospitalization rate by 89%, that will take big pressure off the hospitals."The CEO of Pfizer hopes the pill will be authorized by the end of the year.The U.S. has already purchased 10 million treatments."What makes this pill just really remarkable is that it's ...
12/4/2021 Local nonprofit is working to combat HIV outbreak in Minnesota ... infectious disease physician with Allina Health.Dr. Rhame was one of the first doctors to treat HIV patients in Minnesota and says there are several factors contributing to the outbreak in these groups: From increased fentanyl use, to the simple will to survive."They'll have sex with somebody just for a couch, because survival is what they're thinking about," said Dr. Rhame. He went on to explain, "Imagine a homeless ...
12/2/2021 Is it a cold, the flu, or a COVID? I asked an infectious disease specialist how to tell the difference. ‚Äì Twin Cities As the cold and flu season is progressing, we asked a local doctor how to tell the difference between the common cold, flu and COVID-19.‚AuThere are many differences, but there are also so many overlaps,‚Au says Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health infectious disease specialist. ‚AuOptimally, we cannot make a reliable decision without testing.‚AuIf you have respiratory symptoms, take a test and quarantine until the test ...
12/1/2021 Is it a cold, the flu or COVID? We asked an infectious disease specialist how to tell the difference. With cold and flu season underway, we asked a local doctor how to tell the difference between the common cold, influenza and COVID-19.‚AuThere are lots of differences, but also a huge amount of overlap,‚Au says Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health infectious disease specialist. ‚AuOptimally, you can‚Aot tell for sure without doing a test.‚AuIf you have respiratory symptoms,‚Au Rhame says, ‚Auget tested and quarantine ...
8/18/2021 Questions arise as officials expected to recommend COVID-19 booster shots FOX 9) - Federal health officials are expected to recommend a COVID-19 booster shot eight months after becoming fully vaccinated, raising many new questions.Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, said this recommendation, however, does not mean that vaccines aren‚Aot working."These vaccines are very effective in preventing what we care about the most, which is serious illness and death," he said.Dr. Rhame said ...
8/8/2021 As delta variant causes surge in cases, officials closely watching new mutation ... Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist, said. Health officials said the delta plus variant carries an extra mutation, making it different from the original delta variant. Dr. Rhame said the good news is, so far, delta plus is not spreading as quickly as the delta variant. "It'll be so great if we get people more vaccinated because that was slowing down the spread of the virus and give the virus fewer ...
8/8/2021 As delta variant causes surge in cases, officials closely watching new mutation ... Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist, said. Health officials said the delta plus variant carries an extra mutation, making it different from the original delta variant. Dr. Rhame said the good news is, so far, delta plus is not spreading as quickly as the delta variant. ‚AuIt‚Aoll be so great if we get people more vaccinated because that was slowing down the spread of the virus and give the virus ...
7/11/2021 Delta Variant's Spread And Why Minnesota Is Avoiding The Surge So Far CBS Local ... Allina Health Oncology Operations Manager Mike Koroscik] ‚AuIn the last two weeks, [the United States] increased to 20,000 cases a day to over 40,000 cases a day and that‚Aos all due to the delta variant,‚Au said Dr. Frank Rhame, the lead infectious disease physician at Abbott Northwestern. Dr. Rhame urged viewers to keep an eye on the new delta variant as this strain spreads quicker than former strains ...
1/7/2021 After Trials At Allina, Johnson And Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine Awaits FDA Approval: Vaccine is just one dose, and no ultra-cold storage is required. ... A Minnesota medical team has played a key role in possibly getting another COVID vaccine on the market within weeks. Allina Health is running the state‚Aos only clinical trial site for the Johnson and ... didn‚Aot hurt her husband ‚Ai Dr. Frank Rhame an infectious disease specialist at Allina ‚Ai is running it, making COVID-19 prevention a family priority.‚AuWe always try to get a sympathetic person to ...
1/6/2021 After Trials At Allina, Johnson And Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine Awaits FDA Approval CBS Local Filed Under: Allina Health , Coronavirus In Minnesota , COVID-19 , COVID-19 Vaccine , Johnson And Johnson , Liz Collin , Local TVMINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ‚Ai A Minnesota medical team has played a key role in possibly getting another ... didn‚Aot hurt her husband ‚Ai Dr. Frank Rhame an infectious disease specialist at Allina ‚Ai is running it, making COVID-19 prevention a family priority.‚AuWe always try to get a sympathetic person to ...
1/6/2021 When could we see Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine? ... Allina Health is running the only clinical trial site in Minnesota part of the study called "ENSEMBLE."The Phase 3 trial initially had a goal of enrolling 60,000 participants worldwide."They were obviously getting a lot more COVID cases than they were projecting initially so they didn't think they needed to enroll 60,000; they only needed to enroll 40,000," explained Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease physician at Abbott Northwestern ...
1/6/2021 When could we see Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine? ... Allina Health is running the only clinical trial site in Minnesota part of the study called "ENSEMBLE."The Phase 3 trial initially had a goal of enrolling 60,000 participants worldwide."They were obviously getting a lot more COVID cases than they were projecting initially so they didn't think they needed to enroll 60,000; they only needed to enroll 40,000," explained Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease physician at Abbott Northwestern ...
12/9/2020 How Serious Are The Side Effects For The COVID Vaccine? CBS Local ... infectious disease specialist at Allina Health.Rhame said people might feel crummy after the shots because it‚Aos the immune system revving up.‚AuIt‚Aos your body‚Aos immune response mounting to that protein that the MRNA is coding for,‚Au Dr. Dara Kess told CBSN. ‚AuIt‚Aos not that you have coronavirus, it‚Aos not that you‚Aove gotten a little dose of the virus, it‚Aos your body ...
9/9/2020 Where to get your flu shot in Minnesota FOX 9) - Allina Health Clinics, CVS, Walgreens and others says they have new flu vaccines available. Everyone over the age of six months is encouraged to get a flu shot, especially during the current pandemic . “This year it’s doubly important because the symptoms of influenza and the symptoms of COVID are very hard to tell apart,” said Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Priya Sampathkumar. The symptoms are typically a ...
9/8/2020 Flu shots in stock in Minnesota: Where to get one FOX 9) - Allina Health Clinics, CVS, Walgreens and others says they have new flu vaccines available. Everyone over the age of six months is encouraged to get a flu shot, especially during the current pandemic . “This year it’s doubly important because the symptoms of influenza and the symptoms of COVID are very hard to tell apart,” said Mayo Clinic Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Priya Sampathkumar. The symptoms are typically a ...
8/25/2020 Concern grows about shortage of plasma after FDA expands access to COVID-19 treatment ... infectious disease specialist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. "We're going to have to decide how we're going to deal with it if it becomes a scarce resource." KSTP Follow KSTP's complete COVID-19 coverage Rhame is the physician in charge of registering COVID-19 patients for plasma for the Allina Health system. He said he registers three to five patients per day for the treatment, and the turn-around ...
4/5/2020 Meet Jan Malcolm, 'Minnesota's Dr. Fauci' Star Tribune ... Infectious Diseases. “She’s wise, she’s sound in her thinking, she’s calm and she carries on,” said Penny Wheeler, president and CEO at Allina Health, where she worked with Malcolm. “If everybody could have a booster shot of Jan Malcolm right now, that would be OK.” Her contemporaries have started calling her “Minnesota’s Dr. Fauci,” likening her to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who ...
3/19/2020 Minnesota hospitals limiting visitors to try to stop coronavirus at the doors Star Tribune ... infectious disease specialist, said in a statement. Allina Health System launched screening at entrances after instituting a no-visitor policy across all its facilities, spokesman Tim Burke said. Those trying to get in must fill out a sheet with questions, including whether they have a fever. “At this time, we are not actively taking everyone’s temperature,” he said via e-mail. It’s a similar story at hospitals across the state ...
3/18/2020 Coronavirus In Minnesota: Experts Answer A Variety Of Common Questions About COVID-19 CBS Local By Heather Brown March 17, 2020 at 10:01 pm Filed Under: Allina Health , Coronavirus In Minnesota , COVID-19 , Dr. Frank Rhame , Dr. Mark Schleiss , Dr. Stacene Maroushek , Good Question , Hennepin Healthcare , Minnesota Board Of Dentistry MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Over the past few, so many WCCO viewers have sent us their Good Questions about COVID-19. So, we asked three infectious diseases experts in the Twin Cities to give us their advice ...
1/3/2020 Hospitals report more flu cases, even as school outbreaks ebb with the holiday News about Allina Health Browse: Home / 2020 / January / Hospitals report more flu cases, even as school outbreaks ebb with the holiday Hospitals report more flu cases, even as school outbreaks ebb with the holiday Frank Rhame, MD, Allina Health infectious disease specialist. [Star Tribune, Jan. 2, 2020] Minnesota hospitals admitted 117 influenza patients last week, the highest weekly total for the season, according to a Minnesota Health Department flu update ...