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What Are Corticosteroids? | Live Science
Corticosteroids are synthetic drugs that are used to treat a wide variety of disorders, including asthma, arthritis, skin conditions and autoimmune diseases. UW Medicine's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group is mentioned.
!UWM  Area:Sports-Ortho-Health  corticosteroids  inflammation 
3 days ago by UWMedicine
Man cured of hep C after willingly receiving heart from infected donor | The Seattle Times
Last month, the 49-year-old Anacortes man became the first person in the Pacific Northwest to purposely receive a heart transplant from a donor infected with hepatitis C and then be cured of the disease. Surgeon Jason Smith was quoted.
!UWM  Area:Transplant  Area:Heart  Area:InfectiousDisease  hepatitis  Smith.Jason 
3 days ago by UWMedicine
Parents urged to vaccinate kids after measles outbreak | HealthLine
The state of New York is currently experiencing a crisis. Since September 2018, 170 cases of the measles have been reported — making this the largest measles outbreak in decades. Sara Bhargava Vora is quoted.
!UWM  Area:InfectiousDisease  measles  Vora.Sara 
3 days ago by UWMedicine
Glucose sensors make diabetes better for me | Diabetes Daily
"I have been using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for 3 years and I’ve worn it pretty much 100% of the time," the author writes. Dr. Irl Hirsch is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Kidney  diabetes  Hirsch.Irl  device 
3 days ago by UWMedicine
Jiu-jitsu move may curb blood loss after limb trauma | Medscape
The Brazilian Jiu jitsu knee-mount position can decrease blood flow in major limb arteries and may help control bleeding after injury, according to a small proof-of-concept study. Nathan White is quoted.
!UWM  Area:EmergencyMed  StoptheBleed  White.Nathan 
3 days ago by UWMedicine
Can you get HPV from kissing? | Inverse
The myths around HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection. Dr. Hunter Handsfield, professor emeritus of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
!UWM  STDs  Handsfield.Hunter  Area:InfectiousDisease 
5 days ago by UWMedicine
Opioids app aims to lower response times for overdose victims l Axios
The University of Washington research team developed the app, called Second Chance, and tested it in two locations: a supervised-injection facility in Vancouver and an operating room where they simulated overdose events.
!UWM  |  Area:Psych  Area:PainMed  smartphone  overdose  opioids  Sunshine.Jacob 
5 days ago by UWMedicine
Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis - CNN
A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study. Neurologist Christopher Ransom is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Neurosciences  brain  epilepsy 
5 days ago by UWMedicine
How virtual reality can help treat chronic pain | US News & World Report
Research suggests that VR can alleviate acute pain from burns, wounds, childbirth, dental procedures and brief surgeries. Story quotes David Patterson, rehab medicine specialist.
!UWM  Area:RehabMed  Area:PainMed  virtual.reality 
5 days ago by UWMedicine
Program takes 3-pronged approach to physician burnout | Neurology Today
Rebecca Miller-Kuhlmann of Stanford University teamed with Tresa McGranahan, a neuro-oncologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, to develop a wellness program for residents, fellows, and faculty.
!UWM  Area:Neurosciences  burnout  McGranahan.Tresa 
5 days ago by UWMedicine
Disabled women are raped with shocking frequency | Business Insider
Since the story broke, many have confused a vegetative state with being in a coma. They are not the same thing, University of Washington School of Medicine neurologist Claire Creutzfeldt
!UWM  Area:Neurosciences  brain  coma  Creutzfeldt.Claire 
5 days ago by UWMedicine
Helicopter company to help transport critical patients during viaduct shutdown | KIRO-TV
With the viaduct just hours away from being a part of the Emerald City's history, these helicopters will soon be staying closer to home.
!UWM  Airlift.Northwest 
6 days ago by UWMedicine
App might spot drug overdoses in time to help l AP in The New York Times
In a novel test, the "Second Chance" app detected early signs of overdose in the critical minutes after people injected heroin or other illegal drugs, researchers reported Wednesday.
!UWM  opioids  overdose  smartphone 
8 days ago by UWMedicine
How do mice communicate? l TicToc by Bloomberg
Scientists at @UWMedicine have developed a software called DeepSqueak to decode rodent chatter.
!UWM  opioids 
8 days ago by UWMedicine
New smartphone app can detect overdoses and call for help l The Verge
The app works by sending silent sound waves to people’s chests from up to three feet away. Jacob Sunshine, an anesthesiologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, on the development team.
opioids  !UWM  Sunshine.Jacob  Area:PainMed 
8 days ago by UWMedicine
This new app turns opioid users’ phones into overdose detectors l Mother Jones
"There’s pretty robust literature showing that doing things to keep people safe doesn’t increase risky behavior,” Jacob Sunshine, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
!UWM  opioids 
8 days ago by UWMedicine
New app uses sonar to detect opioid overdoses l Scientific American
“Overdose is unique in that it's an acute medical condition that is entirely reversible with naloxone or supported respiratory therapy,” says Jacob Sunshine, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
!UWM  opioids 
8 days ago by UWMedicine
Virtual reality gets real in the operating room | Fortune
Traditionally, medical students are judged by how long it takes them to perform a procedure. Instead, with VR, medical students can be graded on whether they make a mistake. Richard Satava, professor emeritus of surgery is quoted.
!UWM  Area:Surgery  virtual.reality 
9 days ago by UWMedicine
Helicopters part of first-responder plans for viaduct closure | KOMO
With Seattle’s permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct only days away, pilots and staff with Airlift Northwest are ramping up for dispatches throughout the city.
!UWM  Area:EmergencyMed  Airlift.Northwest  viaduct 
10 days ago by UWMedicine
How Seattleites cope with SAD and darker winter days | The Seattle Times
As many as 10 percent of people suffer severely from seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, due to the lack of sunlight in our fall and winter months. Primary care physician Pam Sheffield is quoted.
!UWM  Area:PrimaryCare  depression  SAD  Area:Psych  Sheffield.Pam 
11 days ago by UWMedicine

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