Published Dec 17, 2020
At University of Florida Health, the use of robotic surgery has allowed GI surgeons to operate on even the most complex of cases without compromising technical precision and flexibility....continue reading
Published Dec 17, 2020
In this article published in the American Journal of Medicine, cardiologists from University of Florida Health examine existing cardiovascular disease as a major risk factor for COVID-19 and related adverse outcomes. In addition to acute respiratory syndrome, a large cohort also develop myocardial or vascular dysfunction, in part from inflammation and renin angiotensin system activation with increased sympathetic outflow, cardiac arrhythmias, ischemia, heart failure, and thromboembolic complications that portend poor outcomes related to COVID-19. This summarizes recent information for hospitalists and internists on the front line of this pandemic regarding its cardiovascular impacts and management and the need for cardiovascular consultation....continue reading
Published Dec 16, 2020
University of Florida Health transplant surgeons perform one of the rarest procedures in the United States due to its complexity....continue reading
Published Dec 16, 2020
A simple doctor-patient communication technique known as “teach-back” may lower the risk of health complications, hospitalizations and health care costs for patients with diabetes, according to a new University of Florida study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine....continue reading
Published Dec 3, 2020
A protein thought to be the novel coronavirus’ entryway into the body could not be detected in the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas in three dozen individuals, the strongest evidence yet that COVID-19 is unlikely to trigger or worsen Type 1 diabetes, according to a new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers....continue reading
Published Dec 3, 2020
A new study co-authored by a University of Florida Health endocrinologist shows a hormone that affects the brain so that patients have less appetite and thereby lose weight resolved inflammation from fatty liver disease in nearly 6 out of 10 people who received the highest daily dosage in a clinical trial....continue reading
Published Dec 3, 2020
Specialty: Pediatrics, Specialty: Neurology and Neurosurgery
Keeping children safe is a top priority for all parents during the COVID-19 crisis. UF Health child and adolescent psychiatrist Richard D’Alli, MD, MEd, ScM, discusses ways to keep kids, including children with neurodevelopmental disorders or special needs, physically and mentally healthy during the pandemic....continue reading
Published Dec 2, 2020
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Specialty: ENT, Specialty: Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Specialty: Gynecology, Specialty: Nephrology, Specialty: Neurology and Neurosurgery, Specialty: Ophthalmology, Specialty: Orthopaedics, Specialty: Pediatrics, Specialty: Primary Care, Specialty: Psychiatry, Specialty: Pulmonary and Lung Surgery, Specialty: Rheumatology, Specialty: Urology, Specialty: Diabetes and Endocrinology
Colleen G. Koch, MD, MS, MBA, has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine , becoming...continue reading
Published Dec 2, 2020
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Specialty: ENT, Specialty: Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Specialty: Gynecology, Specialty: Nephrology, Specialty: Neurology and Neurosurgery, Specialty: Ophthalmology, Specialty: Orthopaedics, Specialty: Pediatrics, Specialty: Primary Care, Specialty: Psychiatry, Specialty: Pulmonary and Lung Surgery, Specialty: Rheumatology, Specialty: Urology, Specialty: Diabetes and Endocrinology
An out-of-this-world mission may help University of Florida researchers understand why adults lose muscle strength as they age. Tiny muscle cells contained on tissue chips are part of an innovative experiment bound for the International Space Station this week. The study, led by Siobhan Malany, Ph.D., an associate professor of pharmacodynamics in the UF College of Pharmacy, will help scientists understand microgravity effects on human muscle cells and could aid the development of new therapies for age-related muscle loss on Earth....continue reading
Published Nov 30, 2020
Specialty: Cancer
The Epstein-Barr virus is a common, persistent and elusive invader. It typically spreads through saliva during childhood and often goes dormant after infection. The virus, also known as human herpesvirus 4, can cause mononucleosis and several cancers, including fast-growing tumors like Burkitt lymphoma, which is a form of neck and jaw cancer, and cancers in organ transplant recipients. University of Florida Health researchers Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael McIntosh, Ph.D., and their collaborators have published new research showing a class of drugs used to treat a limited set of breast and ovarian cancers are also effective against cancers linked to the Epstein-Barr virus when tested on human cells. They also discovered a way to predict the susceptibility of other types of cancer to the anticancer drugs, potentially expanding their use....continue reading

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