The rate of infection from surgical wounds can be cut in half simply by giving patients more oxygen during and after anesthesia, according to a new study led by a University of California, San Francisco scientist. The safe, inexpensive practice can save lives, time and money, the researchers report, since wound ( colorectal surgery, for example, wound infection rates range from nine to 27 percent and often extend hospital stays a week or more, the scientists noted.
January 18, 2000
Updated guidelines for treating HIV disease in adults that take into account the availability of new antiretroviral drugs and expanded therapy choices were released today by an international group of AIDS specialists.
January 12, 2000
Deciding whether or not to get a pap smear or when to start having an annual mammogram is confusing enough for many women who are faced with conflicting research and recommendations. Making these decisions can be even more daunting for a lesbian, bisexual or transgender woman. Right now, little is known or information isn’t readily available about the health of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and their health care experiences primarily because of a lack
January 10, 2000
A growing percentage of California’s Medi-Cal patients are receiving medical care within a managed care system, and this policy change has raised concerns about whether “safety-net” health care providers can maintain their market share of these patients.
January 10, 2000
Contrary to popular belief, managed care health plans generally do not give their patients more preventive medical services than non-managed care plans, says a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. However, the researchers said, certain types of managed care plans score better than others, and have a clear advantage over non-managed care.
January 05, 2000
Kathleen Dracup, RN, FNP, DNSc, FAAN, will be the new dean of the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing effective March 27, 2000, subject to approval from the UCSF Board of Regents, UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop announced recently. Dracup has a long and distinguished career in the field of nursing. Most recently the Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Acute Care Section within the School of Nursing at UCLA, she has played a leadership role in academics and professional circles for decades.
January 03, 2000
Anti-smoking programs, if effective, would immediately pay for themselves by reducing the number of low birth weight babies and cutting the incidence of heart disease, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. The evidence on low birth weight babies adds to a 1997 report by the researchers projecting significant short-term health care savings from reduced incidence of stroke and heart attacks if smoking is cut just one percent.
January 01, 2000
States should take full advantage of the nationwide state Children’s Health Insurance Program to improve the health of millions of low-income and at-risk adolescents, according to a new report released by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP); the National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Policy Information and Analysis Center for Middle Childhood and Adolescence (the Policy Center), also at UCSF.
December 28, 1999
San Jose dentist Eugene Sakai, DDS, graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, will donate a day's proceeds from his dental practice to help support UCSF School of Dentistry educational programs.
December 28, 1999
San Francisco dentist Charles Bertolami, DDS, dean of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, will donate a day's earnings to help support UCSF School of Dentistry educational programs.