Thanks to an innovative program developed by School of Medicine faculty and personnel from the Department of Information Services, UC Irvine’s 104 first-year students - members of the Class of 2016 - are learning how to digitally chart patient records.
Two UC Irvine eye surgeons are the first in Orange County to implant miniature telescopes in the eyes of patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans.
Mandatory vaccinations are just one of many measures the medical center's infection prevention team has enacted to stop the spread of hospital-acquired infectious diseases — a major public health problem. "More people die from healthcare-related infections in this country than breast cancer, but you don't hear as much about it," Dickey says.
When Angie Tran-Bloom and Steven Bloom learned they were expecting triplets, their biggest concern was delivering three healthy babies. They never dreamed the pregnancy would nearly cost Angie her life.
Alice Hernandez-Gaona thought she was in great health until a pain in her stomach turned out to be advanced ovarian cancer. Thanks to fast action by UC Irvine gynecologic oncolgist Dr. Krishnan Tewari and her participation in a national clinical trial, Gaona's disease is in remission, leaving her hopeful for continued success as a painter.
Robotic device for spine surgeries adds to firsts in UC Irvine Medical Center operating rooms. Surgeons continue to find innovative uses for the technology, including thyroid, lung and colorectal procedures.
By providing students with technological devices such as iPads and portable ultrasounds, UC Irvine School of Medicine is revolutionizing the way healthcare is taught. For the future doctors, such tools could one day be as standard as the stethoscope.
Dr. Ignatius Ou is the primary investigator on nearly two dozen clinical trials that test cancer treatments at UC Irvine Medical Center. The study of non-small cell lung cancer highlights advances in targeted drug therapy.
UC Irvine studies of older adults has identified the types of bruising most likely caused by abuse and found that most seniors, even those with memory disorders, can remember the cause of an intentional injury.
UC Irvine doctors Kristi Koenig and Carl Schultz help shape emergency medical responses the world over with their book detailing the best principles and practices for handling medical needs during a disaster.
UC Irvine professor James H. Fallon and his research team has mobilized existing stem cells, causing them to proliferate, migrate and eventually differentiate into new cells that fill in the damaged brain, returning function to the stroke victim.
UC Irvine's Dr. Sonia Sehgal tells her geriatric patients that age is not just a number; it's a mix of many factors - some we can control, some we can't. The internist and geriatrician offers a decade-by-decade approach to maximizing quality of life.
Kathryn Jennell's decision to donate her husband's organs saved three lives and led UC Irvine Medical Center to broaden its donor policy. UC Irvine now leads Orange County hospitals in organ donations.
UC Irvine cardiology professor Dr. Gregory Thomas and colleagues discover hardened arteries in ancient Egyptian mummies, showing that this precursor to heart attacks and strokes isn't just a modern malady.
Human stem-cell transplants help rats regain cognitive ability within four months of radiation treatment for brain tumors, UC Irvine radiation oncology professor Charles L. Limoli and colleagues discover
Without precision team work by UC Irvine's emergency and trauma specialists, spine surgeons and Fullerton paramedics, Jon Wilhite could not have survived the car crash that claimed the lives of Angels' pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends.
A childhood fascination with the inner workings of the brain and spine led Daniel S. Yanni to take up the neurosurgeon's scalpel to help people with spinal disorders and disease. Today, the neurosurgeon is developing a minimally invasive spine surgery program at UC Irvine Medical Center.