Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient’s healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through cancer. And they’ve also learned how to block that destruction with a new drug. Initial tests with patients show promising results.... Read More
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 More
Tuesday in Töv Province, Mongolia, physicians from the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery will use a medical device invented on campus to perform surgery in front of a global classroom of students tuning in from potentially more than 50 countries via GIBLIB at 6 p.m. MT. ... Read More
Rand Paul is running for President. However, politics is not his first love.
“This is what I love doing,” he said as he entered a small operating room in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, ready to begin a day of cataract surgeries.
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Up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study led by the University of Utah suggests that returning to the same hospital is important for recovery. Readmission to a different hospital was associated with a 26 percent increased risk for dying within 90 days. The results, published in The Lancet, have implications for patients who take part in domestic medical tourism programs.
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