Published May 31, 2022
In a paper published in the Journal of Surgical Research, UF Health researcher and chief of gastrointestinal surgery Tom Read, M.D., and UF Health surgeon Mazen Al-Mansour, M.D., discuss the safety of a minimally invasive approach to appendectomies in the setting of coagulopathy....continue reading
Published May 31, 2022
In a new article published in the Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, Chris E. Forsmark, M.D., chief of gastroenterology at UF Health Shands Hospital, and his co-author discuss clinical questions as part of the Consortium for the study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer, or CPDPC, research consortium....continue reading
Published May 23, 2022
Specialty: Cancer
An anticancer drug developed by researchers at the UF Health Cancer Center and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has been cleared by the FDA for use in clinical trials....continue reading
Published May 23, 2022
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Urology
UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion is now offering Pluvicto, a targeted therapy for progressive PSMA-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer....continue reading
Published May 23, 2022
Specialty: Cancer
Thanks to a $3.95 million NIH grant, UF Health researchers will launch a study to reveal how uveal melanoma spreads to the liver....continue reading
Published May 23, 2022
Specialty: Gynecology, Specialty: Pediatrics
UF Health has been re-designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital. This recognition shows that UF Health obstetrical services is dedicated to the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding created by UNICEF and WHO....continue reading
Published May 23, 2022
Specialty: Gynecology
Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis had a low rate of re-operation and long-term improvement in pelvic pain, sexual function, quality of life and fertility outcomes with a high patient satisfaction rate....continue reading
Published May 20, 2022
Specialty: Cancer
UF Health researchers and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are leveraging big data analytics to boost treatment options for those affected by three potentially debilitating rare diseases....continue reading
Published May 19, 2022
University of Florida Health researchers, in a modeling study published in April 2022 in JAMA Network Open, estimate the years that might be added to the life span of someone with Type 2 diabetes with improved control of the disease. The findings, they hope, might motivate patients to follow a healthier lifestyle and help clinicians prioritize interventions, researchers said....continue reading
Published May 19, 2022
A UF Health multidisciplinary team repaired a PDA in a 31-year-old man with heart failure symptoms. A left carotid-subclavian artery bypass and zone 2 deployment of TEVAR graft as an alternative to open repair was successfully performed when an occluder device failed due to the PDA’s large size....continue reading

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