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UC San Diego Health Revives Non-Beating Donor Heart for Successful Transplantation

Newswise imageUC San Diego Health is the first hospital on the West Coast to perform heart transplant surgery from a donor after circulatory death using a new portable organ care system. The investigational procedure could significantly decrease transplant waiting list times and improve patient outcomes.

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Predicting Poor Pain Control Following Elective Spine Surgery

Newswise imageResearchers at the University of Calgary have developed and validated a clinical prediction scale that can be used to determine which patients are more likely to experience inadequate pain control following elective spine surgery.

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Oderich joins UTHealth as Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Gustavo Oderich, MD, FACS, a noted leader in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery, has been named chief of the vascular surgery division with the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He will serve as professor of vascular and endovascular surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and director of the Advanced Endovascular Aortic Program.

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UTSW Pilots Innovative Tech to Improve Surgical Skills, Patient Outcomes

Newswise imageDALLAS - Sept. 11, 2020 - For more than a century, hospitals have relied on traditional conferences, surgical meetings, and case reviews to identify opportunities to improve training, quality, and patient outcomes. Now UT Southwestern Medical Center is adopting innovative technology to propel those reviews into a new era.

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