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The UA Medical Center has installed new movie monitors that allow children to watch their favorite videos while getting an MRI, without having to wear bulky goggles or deal with a grainy picture due to magnetic interference. Watching videos can help children relax and stay still during the procedure.
It has long been believed that a person with a concussion should stay awake or not sleep for more than a few hours at a time. However, there appears to be no medical evidence to support this belief, according to a new study by researchers at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Nine out of 10 people with gunshot wounds to the brain usually die. UA trauma surgeons, using a new aggressive resuscitation protocol for patients with gunshot head injuries, have increased survival to nearly five out of 10 victims, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Surgery.
Dr. Mindy Fain, co-director of the UA's Arizona Center on Aging and a widely recognized leader in gerontology, has been named the Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine. Fain works with faculty in the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, encouraging them to develop new ways to provide high-quality care at lower costs. She also is working with an interdisciplinary team to establish an ACE – acute care of elders – unit at UAMC – South Campus.
A drug combination resulting from basic cancer research developed at the UA offers hope for patients with a hereditary predisposition to colon cancer. Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, a spinoff founded by former UA professor Eugene Gerner, has entered into a licensing agreement with help from Tech Launch Arizona to introduce the drug to markets in Japan and Europe. CPP specializes in prevention therapies for people with an elevated risk of cancer.
Reducing the risk for Alzheimer's disease through lifestyle, education and new treatments is at the focus of this year's conference, which is open to the public.
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus has been redesignated as a Magnet hospital for the third time for its excellence in nursing. UAMC became the first hospital in Arizona to earn prestigious Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2003, and it is the only Arizona hospital to win the so-called "Nobel Prize for nursing" three times.
Dr. Burris "Duke" Duncan has brought together multiple partners to form ARSOBO, a Nogales nonprofit that builds low-cost medical devices, including wheelchairs designed to navigate the rocky terrain of northern Mexico. With mountain bike tires in the rear, the chairs are built with common parts available in hardware stores and bicycle shops.