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
Published Oct 11, 2021
Specialty: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Specialty: Urology
Physicians in the UF College of Medicine’s department of urology and division of cardiovascular medicine performed the first-in-human use of the JuxtaFlow® renal negative pressure treatment device after enrolling the first patient in a clinical trial to evaluate its safety and effectiveness....continue reading
Published Oct 11, 2021
UF Health is the Southeast’s only center of enrollment for the EVAHEART clinical trial. A first-of-its-kind LVAD device, the EVAHEART can help treat patients who otherwise would not be eligible for a transplant or unable to access one despite the need. The new LVAD device can help patients who are in end-stage heart failure enhance their quality of life, and potentially improve their survival....continue reading
Published Oct 7, 2021
University of Florida researchers studying the use of a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment paired with cognitive training have found the therapy holds promise as an effective, drug-free approach for someday warding off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias....continue reading
Published Oct 7, 2021
A five-year national study designed to find better therapies to prevent and treat stroke will get underway at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, led by the university’s chair of neurosurgery....continue reading
Published Oct 7, 2021
A new advanced deep brain stimulation device implanted by neurosurgeons at University of Florida Health will more precisely target areas of the brain for better management of tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease....continue reading


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