UC San Diego launches new Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery. The center builds upon Roger Tsien’s legacy, delivering a new caliber of surgical precision to treat patients with tumors and disease of all types, identifying unhealthy tissues with a fluorescent glow.
National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment impacts to ICU patients, with concerning findings.
UC San Diego Health hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla have received grades of ‘A’ for excellence in safety and quality for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report.
Of the 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US, 1 in 5 will be diagnosed with a painful swelling condition called lymphedema, which can occur as a consequence of lymph nodes being removed. UC San Diego Health now offers a novel surgical procedure to help prevent this debilitating condition.
In Fall 2019, the Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine expanded to address the newest surgical trends, especially those benefiting the brain and the nervous system.
UC San Diego Health has enrolled its first patient to evaluate a hand-held technology to fragment kidney stones. The clinical trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of breaking up kidney stones using acoustic energy.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has announced that UC San Diego Health has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition and is a recipient of their prestigious Quality Award under the Most Wired program.
The University of California Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee has approved the establishment of a School of Public Health at UC San Diego. The unanimous vote took place at the September 18, 2019 meeting.
The heart transplant program at UC San Diego Health has demonstrated the best one-year survival rate for patients in the United States among health care providers with a volume of more than 50 heart transplants per year, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.