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 Surgery for Epilepsy: Advanced Techniques and Appropriate Candidates Video

Surgery for Epilepsy: Advanced Techniques and Appropriate Candidates

Many patients with uncontrolled seizures are unaware that they can be helped – and providers have an opportunity to start them toward a better quality of life simply by explaining the latest options.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Better Terms and Effective Strategies for Primary Care Management Video

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Better Terms and Effective Strategies for Primary Care Management

Urogynecologist Caitlyn E. Painter, DO, explains why the anxiety-provoking condition requires sensitivity from providers and how they can help patients understand the problem and find a solution – from Kegels to surgery – that suits them.

Dry Days Ahead: Effective Strategies for Common Urinary Complaints Video

Dry Days Ahead: Effective Strategies for Common Urinary Complaints

While stress incontinence and overactive bladder may not be life-threatening, they can be life-diminishing. Yet, with the stepped care approach presented by urologic surgeon Anne M. Suskind, MD, MS, FACS, clinicians can find a remedy to ...

Focusing on Blurry Vision: Tips and Tools for Making the Right Diagnosis Video

Focusing on Blurry Vision: Tips and Tools for Making the Right Diagnosis

From simple refractive issues to dry eye to age-related cataracts to emergencies such as retinal detachment, the causes of painless fuzzy vision vary widely in urgency.

The COPD Blues: A Guide to Optimizing Outpatient Management Video

The COPD Blues: A Guide to Optimizing Outpatient Management

For the 30 million adults in the U.S. with COPD, effective care requires providers to have an up-to-date understanding of treatment options as well as the ability to respond to changes in a patient’s status.

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DBS Restores Function for Parkinson’s Patient Through New “Sensing” System: A UCSF Case Study News

DBS Restores Function for Parkinson’s Patient Through New “Sensing” System: A UCSF Case Study

This study allows researchers to continuously record brain physiology from the DBS electrode and automatically adjust the stimulation intensity based on these signals.

Strategies for Reducing Length of Hospital Stay for Patients With Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis News

Strategies for Reducing Length of Hospital Stay for Patients With Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis

In a first-of-its-kind study, UCSF researchers assessed factors prolonging length of stay (LOS) for a diverse population of hospitalized patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC) and identified interventions to reduce LOS for these patients.

 Abortion Ban May Increase Risk of Death for Pregnant Women with Cancer News

Abortion Ban May Increase Risk of Death for Pregnant Women with Cancer

The repercussions of overturning Roe v. Wade – and the failure of the Supreme Court to provide any guidance on exceptions related to the life and health of the mother – are potentially catastrophic for a subset of women who face a life-threating ...

Research Leads to New Myocarditis Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies News

Research Leads to New Myocarditis Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

Research conducted by Javid Moslehi, MD, chief of the UCSF Cardio-Oncology and Immunology Program, has led to the discovery of a new form of myocarditis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). His group is now extending some of these ...

Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Cervical Cancer Patients News

Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Cervical Cancer Patients

Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer who receive chemoradiation therapy and brachytherapy and complete treatment within eight weeks have a superior overall survival rate compared to those who don’t receive this treatment, according to a UCSF study.