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Posted on: January 28, 2011 4:05 pm
In this Friday Des Moines Register story medical experts say that supplements and pickup basketball can be contributing factors to what the 13 players are going through this week.

Perhaps, but I'll say it again -- there have been scores of football players go out and get drunk, take the wrong supplement, even play pickup basketball over a weekend. There has never been a mass admittance to the hospital because of kidney problems caused by exterional rhabdo.

Also, is anyone else even mildly troubled that University of Iowa physicians are leading the in-house inquiry? This situation screams for neutral professions to take a look from the outside.

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Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:11 pm

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You must truly be an idiot -  "...neutral professions..."  ?  Are you freaking serious?  You don't really have a clue do you?  As it turns out, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics system is one of the top medical facilities in the US.  More specifically it has had one of the top academic nephrology programs in the US.  If you think there would be an inclination to hide medical facts as to causation you are a simple fool.  Obviously sports writers would have much to gain to spend a little time understanding medical ethics. 

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:33 am

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I quote from the article you linked at the Iowa City Press Citizen's (not the DM Register's) website:

"Dr. John Graves, a staff physician in the division of hypertension and internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals should center substantial attention on nontraining factors. At the University of Tulsa, assistant strength and conditioning coach Paul Arndorfer — who attended Iowa and knows Hawkeyes strength coach Chris Doyle personally — raised similar issues.

Graves was asked whether the inability to find a common thread among the cases while hospitalized is unusual.

“Yes. That says that the kids aren’t telling you what happened on the weekend,” he said. “That says there is more to the story than the workouts. There is more going on that they aren’t telling us about … something else that sensitized them, perhaps, to the workout on Monday, and that is what tripped them into rhabdomyolysis.”

Graves, who has specialized in treating forms of kidney disease and damage for nearly 30 years, said a range of factors including dehydration, illness or even playing pickup basketball could contribute to rhabdomyolysis.

“I’d want to question them intensely on what they were doing on the weekend and were they running on their own, were they playing pickup basketball, were they taking supplements,” he said. “I suspect there is more to this story.”

So the doctor quoted in the article you linked is from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (not Iowa).  And he would appear to be a much better person to speculate about what happened than you would, especially since kidney diseases such as this are his specialty.  

Regarding your questioning of the U of IA physicians neutrality, do you have any idea how big the U of IA Hospitals and Clinics are?  I'll give you a clue - it is a city unto themselves.  Maybe you could spend an hour to check into it and I think you'd see how foolish you look to the people who actually care about what you say.  There is no way that the staff would collude to cover up anything.  And as if the U of IA has anything to hide.  Shame on you for such baseless accusations.

Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2011 9:49 am

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Dennis, I realize you are more familiar with how institutions in your mistress, the SEC, operate but at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics patient health and safety is the one and only priority.  Please grow up.  Why did this personal vendetta start in the first place?  Because some Iowa fans criticized you for your poor journalism skills?  Only in this internet age do guys like you keep a job.  Whatever they are paying you, it is too much.  Oh, and by the way there actually were some "mass admissions" to the hospital by South Carolina swimmers a couple of years ago after hard workouts following a break.  Do you even try to do any research before you open your mouth?  Obviously we all know the answer to that one.  

Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 6:23 pm

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Wow. Borderline libel! The doctors at Iowa are not in cahoots with the football team. Who allowed this accusation to go to print???

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:56 pm

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Latest from Iowa: Dennis Dodd has been banned from the state until he learns to write a real article.  He is, however, welcome at CBS any time because journalist are allowed to be dumba$$es there.

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:54 pm

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I think Miss Scarlett did in the conservatory with a CBS sports story.  Anyone with a brain would die laughing from their attempt at unbiased informative journalism.  Then again, most anyone could write an article longer than 3 sentences.  In third grade English, students are taught that a paragraph must be 3 or more sentences.  A paragraph...not an entire story.  It almost looks like you didn't have a story.  Oh wait, you don't.  Stop writing while you're sitting on the toilet, because these articles are crap.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:21 pm

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Also, is anyone else even mildly troubled that University of Iowa physicians are leading the in-house inquiry?
is anyone else even mildly troubled by the University of Auburn finding nothing wrong with Cecil newton admitting he schemed a pay for play and still the university believed $cam knew nothing about it???

seriously dennis milk dud or should i say professor plum, with his candlestick in the billiard room, can you twist this story anymore asinine that this?
okay lets have boise state physicians lead the in-house inquiry. and since boise state is doing that why dont we have them lead the in-house inquiry to the missing money $cam has no idea where it is or what you are talking about.   MORON

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:08 pm

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im troubled that you just wrote the 9th article on this story and you havent moved on without anything what so ever that resembles a fact.  and you would think there would have been some other interesting story that happened that would make that egghead face of yours go apesh!t
or are you still in the middle of writing your response to the missouri - iowa football game that took place in december. i will write it for you. now i look like bill simmons after predicting the pats-jets game. ouch. bozo!  missouri choked to an unranked iowa team that gave every game away that they lost in the final minutes. surely my tigers would not lose to this team who couldnt close games.   but much to my demise, my much balleyhooed qb threw a pick six. ouch. and that coach that I thought should have been fired, he had his team kneel twice on the one yard line as to not run up the score like he usually does with grace. even though reisner scored two plays before making the score seem closer than it actually was thus making iowa only one of 3 teams to win 3 consectutive bowl games in a row.   crap how am i going to spin that hate for iowa? 

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 2:20 pm

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There is a conflict of interest between legitimate news and CBS, but Dodd and Doyel continue the sham.  Get a life...or at least a profession that you can do correctly.

Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:04 pm

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Dennis,You may need to do a little more investigating on this one. How familiar are you with University hospitals and how they operate? Your presenting this as if they are on the roster. If you dig a little deeper you'll find that they are independent and that they are licensed professionals who aren't willing to sacrifice their integrity over this situation. I know it is the slow time, and this is truly an anomaly in college football, but go visit the University, do some interviews, and then "report the news". 

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