To improve assessment of patients who may be at risk for aortic dissection and rupture, researchers from UCSF researchers developed a prediction model of aortic diameter to identify asymptomatic individuals with enlarged ascending aortic diameter.
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay has been nationally recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for its rigorous safety measures that protect hospital patients from harm and errors.
The brains of people with Down syndrome develop the same neurodegenerative tangles and plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease and frequently demonstrate signs of the neurodegenerative disorder in their forties or fifties. A new study shows that these tangles and plaques are driven by the same amyloid beta (Aß) and tau prions as Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain implants for speech, neurological effects of COVID-19, and motor recovery after stroke are among the topics that researchers from UCSF will be presenting at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) used in cancer care can cause myocarditis, a potentially fatal side effect, and it appears that the adverse cardiac effects may disproportionally impact female patients.