Published Nov 12, 2021
Specialty: Orthopaedics
University of Florida health researchers are studying individualized pain management plans that minimize the risk associated with using opioid medications by studying genotype-guided therapy for pain management. The study looks at how testing a patient’s genotype and prescribing pain medication based on genotype result can influence pain control after surgery....continue reading
Published Nov 4, 2021
Specialty: Cancer
In the battle against one type of leukemia, a genetic mutation could hold the key to more effective, lower-dose treatments. The new, early findings by University of Florida Health researchers and their colleagues are especially relevant for older or frail patients who may not be able to tolerate high-dose chemotherapy....continue reading
Published Nov 2, 2021
Project ECHO Diabetes is a program run at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute that aims to improve access to care for children and adults with Type 1 diabetes and those with Type 2 diabetes who require multiple daily doses of insulin. The program reaches an estimated 50,000 people with diabetes in rural communities....continue reading
Published Nov 2, 2021
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Diabetes and Endocrinology
An endocrinologist’s conversations with a patient about the discovery of a thyroid nodule is a critically important and sometimes challenging conversation to have. A University of Florida Health endocrinologist has launched a study intended to help clinicians help patients understand their options....continue reading
Published Nov 2, 2021
Project ECHO aims to address gaps in IBD care, an approach that will ensure high-quality treatment for IBD can be delivered to underserved and/or geographically remote regions....continue reading
Published Oct 28, 2021
For patients with pancreatic cancer, exocrine insufficiency can hasten weight and muscle loss, reduce their ability to tolerate chemotherapy or surgery, and even increase their mortality....continue reading
Published Oct 25, 2021
Specialty: ENT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016 took action to reduce the overuse of fluoroquinolones, a type of antibiotic associated with serious side effects. That step helped cut the use of these antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infections, or UTIs, by more than half, according to a University of Florida study published in JAMA’s Internal Medicine....continue reading
Published Oct 25, 2021
Specialty: Nephrology, Specialty: Urology
There are a half million people who visit emergency rooms each year with kidney stone problems, and today’s treatments aren’t ideal. UF Health is being entrusted by the National Institutes of Health to find a better solution for those suffering from a condition that can be severely painful....continue reading
Published Oct 21, 2021
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Neurology and Neurosurgery, Specialty: Pediatrics
A new prospective treatment for two rare childhood cancers, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and recurrent neuroblastoma, will be tested in a new human clinical trial led by pediatric oncology teams at the University of Florida and Atrium Health Levine Children’s in Charlotte, N.C....continue reading
Published Oct 18, 2021
With the help of some proteins found in Antarctic fish, a team of University of Florida Health researchers have developed a method to cryopreserve lung tissue. The work will help researchers better understand COVID-19....continue reading

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