Patients of acute kidney injury might not need as much dialysis as patients with end-stage kidney disease, and might benefit more from weaning off dialysis to avoid risk for heart disease, infection, organ damage and death.
With fentanyl overdose deaths at an all-time high, a successful UCSF-funded pilot project to distribute fentanyl test strips is being expanded by California Gov. Gavin Newsome as part of his plan to address the crisis.
Zuranolone (Zurzuvae), the first pill for patients suffering from postpartum depression, is expected to be available by the end of 2023. Though it may relieve depressive symptoms, it has some drawbacks such as sedation and dangers in breastfeeding.
UCSF researchers are working across disease specialties. Diabetes researchers are looking at how oncologists use CAR T-cell therapy to reprogram a person’s immune system to attack cancer cells, for example. They hope to similarly reprogram the immune system to fight diabetes.
An Oregon prison is testing a Norwegian-inspired approach to prison reform that’s designed to bring greater humanity to corrections and improve conditions for staff and prison residents. This includes reducing the use of solitary confinement.