A 14-year-old boy’s turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.
June 04, 2014
May 08, 2014
UCSF Medical Center has the highest one-year survival rate in the nation, among institutions performing more than 20 adult lung transplants each year, according to data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
May 07, 2014
Screening for cervical cancer has become more complex in the last few years, leaving physicians and patients in a quandary: do they test with the traditional Pap smear or do they add a test for human papilloma virus? UCSF ob/gyn Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, weighs in.
April 29, 2014
Over the past 18 months, physicians in California have observed on rare occasions what may be a new disease, one in which patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg.
April 24, 2014
Premature birth is the leading cause of death for newborns, yet most of those lives can be saved. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are launching a 10-year initiative to address this global problem.
April 10, 2014
UCSF will offer free adult and children’s dental screenings at the Cesar Chavez Festival.
April 08, 2014
UCSF has announced a second gift of $100 million from Lynne and Marc Benioff to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and also its affiliate, Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
April 03, 2014
The ALS Treatment and Research Center, a clinical practice of the Department of Neurology at UCSF and an ALS Association-certified Center of Excellence, is expanding its support for the community of people facing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
April 01, 2014
Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.
March 24, 2014
According to authors Rita Redberg, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, and UCSF second-year medical student Sarah Zheng, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require that clinical data be submitted as part of a more rigorous re-evaluation of medical devices that are modified after approval.