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Cardiovascular

TOPS AT TAVR

TOPS AT TAVR

U-M is a leader in transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Expense report

Expense report

Costs vary widely for care of children with congenital heart defects

A tight seal

A tight seal

Investigational device treats thoracic aortic aneurysms endovascularly

TAVR ticker

TAVR ticker

How many transcatheter aortic valve replacements has U-M performed?

A Viable Alternative

A Viable Alternative

LVAD therapy is now a long-term option for many end-stage heart failure patients

AED Education

AED education

University of Michigan joins nationwide effort to teach proper use of devices

Short-term solution

Short-term solution

IVC filters are often not retrieved after their purpose is served

TAVR 200!

TAVR 200!

U-M performs its 200th transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Expanding Hope

Expanding Hope

An option for patients with severe aortic stenosis

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely

U-M cardiologist helps craft national vascular campaign

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

New clinic aims to reduce cardiac complications of cancer treatment

Stop Clock

Complete physical and history are the best way to identify at-risk children

Opening Doors

Opening Doors

Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement a new option for previously inoperable patients

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

Stem cells show promise in regulating arrhythmia

Congenital Disorders

A Vital Assist

Focus on disorders of sex development helps patients and families find answers

Dermatology

Shun the sun

Shun the sun

Brief exposure to UVA1 rays starts skin-aging process

Emergency Medicine

Going Global

Going Global

University of Michigan to help advance trauma care and research in India

The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit

U-M led team makes computer-aided tissue analysis better, faster and simplers

Endocrinology

PERL of wisdom

PERL of wisdom

Seeking patients with Type 1 diabetes for study on renal disease

Making the grade

Making the grade

Large Type 2 diabetes study now enrolling

Obesity study now recruiting

Obesity study now recruiting

Researchers are ready to test on humans a drug showing dramatic results in mice

3 Papers, 1 Disease

3 Papers, 1 Disease

U-M diabetes studies examine blood pressure, neuropathy and mortality

Going Global

Going Global

University of Michigan to help advance trauma care and research in India

Gastroenterology/Hepatology

A national discussion

A national discussion

Cost shouldn't be a barrier to a cure for hepatitis C

Swimming upstream

Swimming upstream

A respite from ulcerative colitis five years in the making

Out of the Woods

Out of the woods

Groundbreaking hepatitis C drug combination saves liver transplant patient

New Directions

New Directions

Ongoing trials test immune suppression drugs for IBD

Post Procedure Peace

Post-ERCP Pancreatitis

NSAID prevents post-ERCP pancreatitis

Hope for Hepatitis C Patients

Hope for Hepatitis C Patients

New combination of investigational drugs shows success

The Waiting Game

Transplant candidates seek best quality livers, even if it means waiting longer

Genetics

All In The Family

Pediatric genetic testing helps diagnose a wide range of conditions

Health System News

Education opportunities

Education opportunities

A look at CME classes planned for 2015

Five minutes with Andrew L. Rosenberg, M.D.

Five minutes with Andrew L. Rosenberg, M.D.

An update on the rollout of the new electronic health care record

Professional development

An update on the rollout of the new electronic health care record

Growth mode

Growth mode

An update on the rollout of the new electronic health care record

Educational events

Educational events

Upcoming CME and other educational opportunities

Partners in health

Partners in health

UMHS and Jackson’s Allegiance Health propose affiliation

Affordable care act

Affordable care act

What coverage expansion means for U-M patients

Five minutes with Paul King

Five minutes with Paul King

New executive director of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital

Northville Health Center

Northville Health Center

Multispecialty outpatient center to open July 2014

CME Events

CME Events

Upcoming continuing education opportunities

Priority Health Now Accepted

Priority Health Now Accepted

More than 1,800 physicians added to network

Teaching Hospital

Teaching Hospital

A sampling of summer and fall CME opportunities

Emergency Expertise

Emergency Expertise

New chair for Emergency Medicine

Moles go Mobile

Moles go Mobile

UMSkinCheck tracks skin changes, offers reminder

A Great Partnership

A Great Partnership

UMHS partners with Great Lakes Health Information Exchange (GLHIE)

At Your Fingertips

At Your Fingertips

iPads helpful for patients, families and physicians

Save the Date

Save the Date

A sampling of summer and fall CME courses

Edward Bove Chairs New Department of Cardiac Surgery

Edward Bove Chairs New Department of Cardiac Surgery

Pediatric cardiac surgeon specializes in congenital heart defects

Paul Lee Named New Chair of Ophthalmology

Paul Lee Named New Chair of Ophthalmology

Glaucoma specialist is also director of the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center

U-M Quality and Outcomes Data

Newly-updated site includes data not available anywhere else online.

Immunology

Making a Match

Kidney desensitization program readies challenging patients for organ transplant

Chronic GVHD Clinic Offers New Hope

A multidisciplinary approach to evaluating, treating and researching serious complication of bone and marrow transplant.

Neuroscience

State-of-the-art, in-state

Treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

Mealtime made easier

Mealtime made easier

Microelectronics in spoon handle cancel movement from essential tremor

Use your head

Use your head

$1 billion a year spent on headache-related brain scans, despite guidelines to the contrary

Looking good

Looking good

CPAP adherence improves appearance

Next-generation neuro

Next-generation neuro

Breakthroughs in epilepsy and fragile X ataxia research

An app with nerve

An app with nerve

New iPhone and iPad app teaches neuroanatomic pathways

Stroke of Genius

Stroke of Genius

New guidelines and statewide study spotlight local stroke response

Tiny Storms

Research focuses on seizures, metabolism in neonates

Ticking Time Bombs

Ticking Time Bombs

New Options for interventional brain aneurysm treatment

Connections for Memory Loss

Connections for Memory Loss

New phone line recommends resources to patients

Stopping Seizures with Surgery

Effective treatment for epilepsy is underutilized.

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Top floor

Pelvic Floor Disorders Clinic expands access

Securing survival

Treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

Underdiagnosed and Undertreated

25 percent of women have had symptoms of vulvodynia; only 2 percent sought treatment

Oncology

In the prime of their lives

In the prime of their lives

Early onset prostate cancer a newly identified, more aggressive subtype often linked to genetic mutations

Snap judgment

Snap judgment

Most women who have double mastectomy have no clinical indications

A new hope for pancreatic cancer

A new hope for pancreatic cancer

Phase I/II study may improve treatment of unresectable pancreatic cancer

Age is not enough

Age is not enough

Clinical benefit should be considered in colorectal cancer quality measures

Fresh start

Fresh start

More women receiving breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Free the data

Free the data

Making BRCA results available for the common good

When pain lingers

When pain lingers

Studying new ways to fight post-treatment breast cancer pain

New lung cancer screening guidelines

New lung cancer screening guidelines

Annual CT scans now recommended for high-risk patients

Targeted Treatment

Targeted Treatment

New clinical trial tests targeted genetic prostate cancer treatment

Big Ten big news

Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium formed

The Good Fight

The Good Fight

A lifetime battle against graft vs. host disease

Weighing the Risks

Weighing the Risks

Prostate cancer risk rises in men with Lynch syndrome

More Is Better

More Is Better

Continuous hormone therapy for prostate cancer more effective than intermittent therapy

Hope on the Horizon

Breakthrough research in gene therapy shows promise for treating brain tumors

One of a Kind

U-M’s Pediatric Solid Tumor Oncology Program

The Ultimate Gift

How a patient’s brain touched his doctor’s heart

One and Done

One and Done

On-site pathology evaluations reduce repeat surgeries

Perilous Approach

Perilous Approach

Anti-angiogenic drugs promote growth of breast cancer stem cells

A Lot to Swallow

A Lot to Swallow

Less-invasive option aids esophageal cancer patients

Surviving Side Effects

Prostate Cancer Survivorship Clinic addresses the urinary and sexual side effects of treatment.

Role Reversal

Trial changes thinking on vitamin E supplements and prostate cancer risk

Ophthalmology

The Eyes Have It

New ophthalmology app

Challenge met

Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma now offered at U-M

The bionic eye

Retinal implant restores partial vision and mobility

Pathology

Game Changer

U-M led team makes computer-aided tissue analysis better, faster and simpler

Pediatrics

Parent pulse

Parent pulse

Top 10 children's health concerns rated as a "big problem" by adults in 2014

Stop the cycle

Stop the cycle

Teen dating violence study shows the importance of screening

specialist visits for kids

Specialist visits for kids

Parent views about who’s responsible

Psychiatry

Depression mystery

U-M team seeks to figure out why magnets work for some

Getting the Picture

Using functional MRI to craft better OCD treatments

Family Focus

Intensive partial hospitalization for eating disorders

The Multiplier Effect

Pilot program for pediatric psychiatry consults includes telemedicine and education

Stress Eating Starts Young

Study finds the link between stress and obesity starts in early childhood

Pulmonology

Breathing Easier

Commonly prescribed antibiotic reduces acute COPD attacks

Radiology

Reducing Radiation

Reducing Radiation

Getting CT images with X-ray radiation volumes

Research

Taking the random out

Taking the random out

New approach may boost clinical trial participation

Surgery

From the OR to the ED

From the OR to the ED

Study of post-surgical ED visits highlights need for better care coordination

Real-time Results

Real-time Results

Intraoperative MRI increases accuracy, decreases risks

Skin Deep

New nasal reconstruction technique skips second procedure

Breathe Easy

Surgical patients screened for obstructive sleep apnea

The Kindest Cut

Minimally invasive surgery is the first choice at Mott

Early Intervention

Prenatal repair offers new hope for babies with spina bifida

Transplant

Golen anniversary

Golen anniversary

First transplant recipients help celebrate U-M Transplant Center's 50th year

Best Christmas Gift Ever

Best Christmas Gift Ever

One organ donor saves lives of 999th and 1,000th pediatric transplant patients

Urology

Take the heat off

Take the heat off

Histotripsy shows promise for ablating tissue with cavitation instead of heat

Wound Care

Consolidated care

Consolidated care

Multidisciplinary wound care clinic addresses multiple patient needs