Archive for the Patient Care Category

USF Health-TGH first in Florida using new organ transplant technology designed to save more lives

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. John Dunning and team performed the transplantation of  donor lung kept “breathing” in human-like conditions For all the advances in organ transplantation, most organs are […]

Turning to the gut to better understand depression

Can the community of microbes in our digestive track influence our mental state and, if so, how? That’s a focus of study by Monica Uddin, PhD, a professor […]

USF studying brain training to protect against dementias

First-of-its-kind primary prevention trial needs more older adults to help researchers determine if a specific type of computer training can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias […]

Black children respond differently to step-up asthma therapy

USF Health’s Dr. Juan Carlos Cardet was among the authors of a new multi-site clinical study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine Black children respond differently […]

Clinic integrates care and genetic research for patients with neuromuscular disorders

USF Health has established a Neurocardiogenetics Clinic focused on improving the quality of life for patients with hereditary neuromuscular disorders who are at risk for or already experiencing […]

Symposium updates Friedreich’s ataxia community on advances against FA

The USF Health Ataxia Research Center was one of 11 sites in the Phase 2 clinical trial of omaveloxolone, which may prove key to the drug becoming the […]

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Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange

  A library is traditionally thought of as a place kept under strict orders of silence and is filled with wall-to-wall books that have a nostalgic, musty smell. […]

Thyroid expert joins USF Health endocrinology team

Yevgeniya Kushchayeva, MD, PhD, came to the United States determined to contribute to science and medicine. As a teenager in Soviet Ukraine, when the Chernobyl nuclear disaster rendered […]

Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez earns national Physician of the Year for family practice

Click here to see the video highlighting Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez. USF Health’s Eduardo C. Gonzalez, MD, FAAFP, — a faculty physician and double USF alum – was recently […]

Medical management vs. mechanical thrombectomy for mild strokes: Same safety and effectiveness

USF Health was part of an international multicenter study analyzing patient outcomes when treating mild stroke deficits caused by an obstructed large brain vessel The use of clot […]