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Mar 02, 2019


TBI and Kids: New Treatment Guidelines Issued

To help promote the highest standards of care, and improve the overall rates of survival and recovery following TBI, experts issued the 3rd edition of the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for the Management of Pediatri...

Dec 05, 2018


Report Reveals Link between Air Pollution and Increased Risk...

Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. Researchers at University of Utah Health found women living along the Wasatch Front — the most populous region in the...

Oct 08, 2018


First Genetic Risk Factor for Erectile Dysfunction Identifie...

For the first time, a team of researchers has found a specific place in the human genome that raises a person’s risk of erectile dysfunction.

May 16, 2018


The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Availab...

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 onl...

Jan 03, 2018


University Of Utah Health Sets New Records For Organ Transpl...

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.

Sep 13, 2017


Treating CMV, a Virus More Prevalent than Zika, Could Preven...

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).

Jan 24, 2017


Standard of Care Anti-Clotting Drugs May Be Unnecessary for ...

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.

Jan 04, 2017


Fixing Failing Hearts: Leaders in Heart Recovery to Convene ...

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 Ja...

Dec 09, 2016

Research, Clinical

University of Utah Hospital chosen for national pilot progra...

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. Depa...

Oct 11, 2016


Xenoscope makes laparoscopies more accessible for patients i...

John Langell, MD, invents a surgical tool to make laparoscopies more accessible to patients in developing countries.

Jun 29, 2016


Surgical Simulation Center Receives National Accreditation

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).

Jun 24, 2016


Excellent Outcomes for Liver and Kidney Transplants at Unive...

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 ...

Jun 16, 2016


Living Organ Donors Honored at New Event

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 eac...

Jun 01, 2016


A new approach to heart failure? Backed by AHA, University o...

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...

Apr 11, 2016


A Transplant Success in Panama

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 ...

Apr 06, 2016


Making Much Needed Surgery Accessible to Billions Across the...

International panel issues recommendations to overcome barriers in low-income nations

Mar 29, 2016


STAAMP Study to Assess Use of Blood-Clotting Agent in Trauma...

University Utah is one of four centers taking part in nationwide trial

Mar 23, 2016


Clinical Trial to Test Whether Antibiotic Slows Growth of Ab...

Doxycycline could be first non-surgical treatment of potentially fatal problem

Feb 18, 2016


U. of Utah performs living-donor liver transplant for Logan ...

University of Utah Health Care performed its first adult-to-adult, living-donor liver transplant Tuesday. Jason Clark, 28, donated part of his liver to his father, Lynn Clark, 57.

Feb 05, 2016


Advances Being Made in Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma

On February 3-5, 2016, the third annual Cholangiocarcinoma conference was held at the University of Utah. Experts from around the world gathered to share important research and updates about this disease.

Oct 29, 2015


Cancer-Killing Herpes Cold Sore Virus OK'd as Therapy for La...

School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute faculty member co-led multisite clinical trial that led to FDA approval.