Is zero possible? In the case of central line infections, the answer was once no. A CLABSI (central line associated blood stream infection) was once considered a car crash, or an expected inevitability of care. When University of Utah’s Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit started treating CLABSIs like a plane crash, or a tragedy demanding in-depth investigation and cultural change, zero became possible.... Read MoreSurgery
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As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine.... Read MoreSurgery
John T. Langell, MD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Surgery at University of Utah, is helping patients in developing countries have safer surgeries. Langell invented a new low-cost tool called a Xenoscope that helps surgeons performs laparoscopies at lower cost.... Read MoreSurgery
The University of Utah School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Utah Center for Innovation and Simulation in Education (U-CISE) is now an American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institute (ACS-AEI). ... Read MoreSurgery
New results from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) show University of Utah Health Care’s transplant program has some of the best results in the nation when it comes to liver and kidney transplant one year after surgery. ... Read MoreSurgery
Some donated to a sick loved one; others to a total stranger. Most gave up a kidney; a few, a part of their liver. But what they had in common at the University of Utah’s Living Donor Celebration on June 3 was that each sacrificed an awful lot so another person could get a second chance.... Read MoreSurgery
A new approach to heart failure? Backed by AHA, University of Utah researchers eye future innovations
Medical researchers seeking to find answers for our nation’s growing heart failure epidemic have long focused on why patients’ heart conditions get worse. But might shifting to studying why they get better be the key to discovering a new crop of game-changing treatment approaches?... Read MoreSurgery
Successful heart transplants require an experienced multidisciplinary team – both before and after the surgery. And the complexity of performing transplant surgery and taking care of the patients had not been possible in the country of Panama.... Read MoreSurgery
International panel issues recommendations to overcome barriers in low-income nations ... Read MoreSurgery