This November 2009 issue of Medical Directions continues our hybrid communication approach – offering a limited number of brief stories in printed form and taking advantage of Internet technology to bring you lots of additional information about UW Health services and providers.
Our new format includes:
- More stories – about three times as many articles as in previous issues
- Broad variety – articles and content cover the full range of medical services available
at UW Health
- Opportunities for feedback – online response forms allow you to share your thoughts
on current articles or requests for future topics
Medical Directions Headlines
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
- Heart and Vascular Care
- Other Services
- Continuing Medical Education
- Clinical Trials
UW Health introduces a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to interventional pulmonology, headed by Dr. J. Scott Ferguson. Interventional pulmonology involves advanced diagnostic procedures and interventional procedures for evaluation, staging and therapy of cancers, as well as treatment of structural airway disorders and the evaluation and potential palliation of pleural disease.
The UW Carbone Cancer Center's multidisciplinary brain tumor team offers state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.
Full Story: Multidisciplinary Tumor Care at UW Health
More Neurology and Neurosurgery Stories
- Unique Surgical Approach Developed to Bypass Patient's Giant Aneurysm
- Evidence-based Spinal Fusion
- Regional Stroke Victims Receive Immediate Assistance Through the University of Wisconsin Telestroke Network
Dr. Megan Moreno, a UW Health pediatrician, researched public profiles on MySpace to determine what adolescents are revealing about their personal lives when it comes to sex, alcohol and drug use, smoking and violence.
More Pediatric Stories
- Comprehensive Cardiology for Kids
- New Cardiology Chief See Lots of Growth Ahead
- Pediatric Hospitalists Provide Expert Care for Kids
- Set, Spike, Injury
Patients once considered too "high-risk" for heart transplant may have renewed hope and another chance at being listed for transplant, after evaluation at UW Health's high-risk heart transplant program.
Full Story: Hope for High-Risk Heart Failure Patients
More Transplant Stories
- Adults Now Qualify for Cord-Blood Transplant
- Virtual ICU and Organ Donation: Smoothing Out the Donation Process
- The New LAS Score System for Lung Transplantation: Insights on a Dynamic Process
Spine tumors, while relatively rare, present unique challenges to the physicians providing treatment. Which is what prompted UW Health spine surgeon Paul A. Anderson, MD, and colleagues to begin a spine tumor clinic.
Full Story: Clinic Provides Comprehensive Spine Tumor Care
More Orthopedics Stories
- UW Health Serves as Pioneer with Falls Prevention Program
- Pediatric Orthopedic Gait Analysis Lab Aids in Diagnosing and Treating Gait Abnormalities
- UW Health OrthoAccess Helps Match Specialists to Patient Needs
UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor of medicine Tim Kamp, MD, and his research team showed that they were able to grow working heart-muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) from induced pluripotent stem cells, known as iPS cells.
Full Story: How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?
More Heart and Vascular Care Stories
- One-Stop Shopping for People Suffering from Atrial Fibrillation
- "These are the Scary Ones" - Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
UW Carbone Cancer Center is currently the only facility in Wisconsin to perform complete wedge resections with brachytherapy for high-risk patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancers smaller than three centimeters.
Full Story: New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients
More Cancer Stories
- Uncorking a Wine-Related Cancer Treatment
- UW Health's Multidisciplinary Hepatobiliary Pancreas Clinic
In the 2008 Referring Physician Satisfaction Survey, regional physicians were asked specifically about their interaction with the UW Health physician liaisons. The physicians consistently rated their satisfaction with the liaison program as a highly valued effective service.
Full Story: The UW Health Physician Liaison Program
- Bank Shot: Study Shows Need for Proactive Sperm Banking in Testicular Cancer Patients
- UW Health Radiologists Have Access to the Fast Discovery Scanner for MRI Procedures
- UW Hospital and Clinics Unveils Magnet Obelisk and Plaque
- Research Pilot: Primary Care Provider Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening
- New Fertility Clinic to Open in September 2010