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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.

A Guide to GERD: Managing Symptoms and Complications of a Common Condition Video

A Guide to GERD: Managing Symptoms and Complications of a Common Condition

With gastroesophageal reflux disease affecting 40% of the U.S. population every month, primary care providers need a straightforward plan for initiating therapy, as well as an up-to-date understanding of causes and treatment complications.

Keep Diabetic Patients on Their Feet: Keys to Identifying Limb-Threatening Issues Video

Keep Diabetic Patients on Their Feet: Keys to Identifying Limb-Threatening Issues

In a country where more than 9% of adults have diabetes, Alexander Reyzelman, DPM, discusses the implications for those who also have peripheral vascular disease.

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Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Sheds New Light on Advanced Disease News

Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Sheds New Light on Advanced Disease

In a recent study, UCSF researchers found that renal cell carcinoma (RCC)with venous tumor thrombus(VTT) does not always signify metastatic disease with poor prognosis. These findings provide insight into the development of advanced RCC ...

Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Program Document

Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Program

The UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service is known worldwide for expert evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of heart rhythm disorders.

Renowned Pulmonary Disease Specialist to Lead UCSF Pulmonology Program News

Renowned Pulmonary Disease Specialist to Lead UCSF Pulmonology Program

Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH, a renowned leader in the pathogenesis and treatment of airway disease, has been appointed chief of UC San Francisco’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. Prescott will assume the ...

Novel Hyperglycemia Management Protocol for Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment News

Novel Hyperglycemia Management Protocol for Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

An innovative hyperglycemia management protocol for patients receiving cancer therapy is provided through an urgent-care site within the UCSF Infusion Center, and can be replicated at other centers. The protocol ensures that patients promptly ...

Seizures Cease, Speech Intact After Rare Auditory Cortex Tumor is Removed: A UCSF Case Study News

Seizures Cease, Speech Intact After Rare Auditory Cortex Tumor is Removed: A UCSF Case Study

The extraordinary success was made possible through research on the neural mechanisms of speech by Edward Chang, MD, UCSF neurosurgeon and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, and an advanced phase 2 surgical evaluation by ...