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USF doctors release first streaming media iPhone app produced by USF

May 19, 2010

Tampa, FL (May 18, 2010) — The University of South Florida College of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine recently launched the IDPodcasts Mobile Viewer, the first-ever “streaming media” iPhone application released by USF and the first infectious diseases mobile phone application developed under the State of Florida University System. Co-developed by Dr. Richard Oehler, USF associate professor of medicine, and Dr. John T. Sinnott, director of the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, the application permits on-demand streaming of infectious disease-related podcasts to any iPhone, iPod […]

USF physicians review infectious disease resources for iPhone

May 5, 2010

An overview of diverse infectious-disease oriented resources available to iPhone/iPod touch users is reported by three USF Health physicians in the May 1, 2010 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Dr. Richard Oehler, and Dr. John Toney, faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, along with Dr. Kevin Smith, an USF Internal Medicine resident, co-authored the invited article. The authors note that the growing popularity of the online application service, or “App” store, by medical users, has proven to transform pocket resources for clinicians. […]

School of Pharmacy affiliates with Tampa-based CoreRx

April 8, 2010

One of many steps necessary in building a school of pharmacy was taken last month when USF cemented an affiliation agreement with local pharmaceutical firm, CoreRx Inc. The multi-faceted agreement will provide for internships for pharmacy students and volunteer teaching by CoreRx Inc. scientists, said Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, dean of USF’s School of Pharmacy. “The opportunity for our students to spend time with a firm that is at the front end of prescriptions is invaluable,” Dr. Sneed said. “And it is only the beginning of what will be a […]

Treatment offers new hope for those who have none

March 2, 2010

USF psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Marsh positions the Neurostar TMS device to the correct location on patient Lindsey Underwood’s head. Lindsey Underwood has battled depression before.      But this time, it was worse. Blackness took over his world and sucked the joy from his life.      “It permeates every aspect of your life,” Underwood said. “It was very debilitating. I didn’t have the energy to get out of bed.”      And this time, when depression struck last year, anti-depressants didn’t help.       Underwood, a 44-year-old paralegal, was so desperate for help that […]

Looking for a USF doc? There's an app for that!

March 1, 2010

iUSFHealth is the new connection to USF Health from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The application, created as a collaboration between the practice plan and USF Health Information Services, can be downloaded directly from iTunes. The first application, know as Profound, searches more than 400 healthcare providers from the University of South Florida by name or medical specialty. Our providers serve Tampa Bay at various hospitals and clinics throughout the area, representing more than 100 sub-specialties. Profound can help potential patients looking for a physician and physicians interested in referring […]

USF neurosurgeon implants new total disc replacement device

February 26, 2010

Tampa, FL (Feb. 24, 2010) — Tampa General Hospital announced today the first implantation of the XL TDR® lumbar disc replacement device in Florida, using a minimally-invasive lateral (side) approach to the spine. This procedure is part of a prospective, controlled, multi-center clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of XL TDR by comparing the outcomes of patients to traditional spinal fusion surgery. Juan Uribe, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery at USF Health, treated the first patient, a 43-year old female, at Tampa General on Feb. 22. USF neurosurgeon […]

USF surgeon implants experimental heart device

January 6, 2010

      A Lakeland man became the first patient with diastolic heart failure to receive an experimental device Wednesday to help regulate his heart function.      The device was implanted Wednesday morning by Dr. Murray Shames, associate professor of surgery in the USF College of Medicine, at Tampa General Hospital. The patient is part of a clinical trial of the CVRx Rheos System, a pacemaker-like device designed to improve how a failing heart functions.          Dr. Shames holds up a Rheos device fastened around a model carotid artery.       In patients […]

Cosmetic therapy options for people of color

December 8, 2009

People of color represent one of the fastest growing segments of cosmetic therapy, yet few physicians specialize in treatments for these consumers and are unable to provide them with expert care. George Cohen, MD, assistant professor in the USF Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, specializes in skin of color and hears from patients every day their frustrations for finding someone who understands their unique needs. USF’s Dr. George Cohen specializes in skin of color. “Many blacks, Asians, and Latinos have concerns about their skin and appearance and would like […]

Peel me a grape: USF training surgeons to use robots

August 10, 2009

Dr. Lennox Hoyte moved his finger ever so slightly, and the scalpel moved at his command, slicing a straight, clean cut right through the glistening skin…of a grape. The grape was the patient at a press conference Monday to announce the opening of the USF Health da Vinci Center for Assisted Surgery. Dr. Hoyte, medical director of the center, and Dr. Alex Rosemurgy demonstrated how USF’s new robots can help surgeons perform intricate operations. Peeling a grape is just the start of what the robots can do. USF is one […]

USF-TGH doctors perform gallbladder removal surgery without anesthesia

July 24, 2009

L to R: Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy, Dr. Sharona Ross and Dr. Devanand Mangar Tampa FL (July 24, 2009) — Dr. Sharona Ross and Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy – both University of South Florida general surgeons and Dr. Devanand Mangar, anesthesiologist with Gulf-to-Bay Anesthesiology and Chief of Staff at Tampa General Hospital — last week performed what they believe is the first single incision gallbladder removal without the use of general anesthesia. Instead of fully sedating the patient as is traditionally practiced, they used an epidural in the thoracic area. The patient […]

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