The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Read MoreSurgery
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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
Surgeons with University of Utah Health broke previously set records in five categories of organ transplant in 2017 and tied records previously set in two other categories. ... Read MoreSurgery
A University of Utah-led nationwide clinical trial will test a novel approach to combat hearing loss in children infected by a relatively unknown virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV). ... Read MoreSurgery,Pediatrics
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
Can a failing heart recover? For many years, the answer to that question was unequivocally “No.” But as the University of Utah School of Medicine’s annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) will explore on Jan. 12-13, advances in treating heart failure are giving physicians, surgeons and researchers reason to hope the deadly disease might one day be defeated. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine,Surgery
University of Utah Hospital chosen for national pilot program studying methods of quality monitoring in kidney transplant
The University of Utah Hospital is one of 19 transplant hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in Utah named to participate in the COIIN (Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network) pilot program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced.... 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