Published Jul 7, 2022
Specialty: Orthopaedics
The common practice of removing orthopaedic implants after pediatric fractures may not always be the best approach, according to a new study presented by UF Health pediatric orthopedists. The study provides guidance as to which orthopaedic implants, which patients and when it may be appropriate to remove trauma-related implants....continue reading
Published Jul 7, 2022
Specialty: Orthopaedics
A recent study reviewing 24 medical centers in the U.S. and Canada showed health care teams had low adherence to recommended guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in severe open fractures. All patients in the study received antibiotics on the day of admission for medical care, but compliance with recommended regimens varied greatly depending on the type of fracture, said Jennifer Hagen, M.D., a UF Health orthopaedic traumatologist who was involved in the study....continue reading
Published Jun 21, 2022
Specialty: Geriatrics
UF Health researchers confirm the existence of gait subgroups among the older adult chronic pain population and gray matter differences observed between the groups. Future studies can include these gait subgroups when conducting research in the areas of pain, mobility and aging....continue reading
Published Jun 21, 2022
Specialty: Geriatrics
The role of microglia in the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis process is explored by UF Health researchers, offering a deeper understanding that may open the doors to new therapies for patients....continue reading
Published Jun 16, 2022
Specialty: Pediatrics
UF Health Physicians, Duane Mitchell, M.D., Catherine Flores, M.D., and members of the UF Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy team are advancing novel immunotherapy treatments for medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children, thanks to support from the V Foundation for Cancer Research....continue reading
Published Jun 16, 2022
Specialty: ENT
UF Health physician Brian Lobo has developed an Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program that offers surgeries previously never performed at the University of Florida....continue reading
Published Jun 16, 2022
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: ENT
Through her research, UF Health physician Deepa Danan, M.D., MBA, MHA, F.A.C.S., explores the influence of COVID-19 on the practice of head and neck oncology and provides evidence-based management recommendations for head and neck cancer during public health emergencies....continue reading
Published Jun 15, 2022
Specialty: ENT
The UF Division of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery stands at the forefront of offering new and promising treatments to patients who suffer from chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, or CRSwNP....continue reading
Published Jun 8, 2022
The study, published in the journal Pediatric Transplantation, suggests Video DOT can help adolescent heart transplant recipients better stay on their medications, avoid hospitalizations and reduce the potential of rejection....continue reading
Published Jun 7, 2022
Specialty: Ophthalmology
In this article, UF Health physician Bryce Buchowicz, M.D., outlines roadblocks to timely diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion and treatment with tissue plasminogen activator....continue reading

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