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A Novel Approach to Aching Knees: How Specialists Are Using Artery Embolization for Osteoarthritis Video

A Novel Approach to Aching Knees: How Specialists Are Using Artery Embolization for Osteoarthritis

Many providers have grown weary of offering the same old treatments – physical therapy, steroid injections – to their patients with knee OA, an increasingly prevalent condition that accounts for more than 80% of OA-related chronic pain ...

Radiofrequency Ablation: A New Option for Benign Thyroid Nodules Video

Radiofrequency Ablation: A New Option for Benign Thyroid Nodules

Learn about a minimally invasive way to address an exceedingly common condition in this short presentation by interventional radiologist Alexander Lam, MD.

A Handy Guide: How to Identify and Manage Common Upper Extremity Conditions Video

A Handy Guide: How to Identify and Manage Common Upper Extremity Conditions

When patients present with pain, weakness or numbness in fingers, wrists or elbows, providers need efficient paths to diagnosis and initiating care.

Catching More (and Better) Z's: An Expert on Common Sleep Concerns Video

Catching More (and Better) Z's: An Expert on Common Sleep Concerns

In this talk for both clinicians and patients, sleep medicine specialist Kin M. Yuen, MD, MS, DABSM, answers the questions on everyone's yawning lips, including “How much sleep do I need?” and “What constitutes chronic insomnia?”

Skin in the Game: How to Optimize Skin Cancer Detection in Primary Care Video

Skin in the Game: How to Optimize Skin Cancer Detection in Primary Care

While PCPs understand the need to survey patients for suspicious lesions, they may have trouble incorporating skin checks into routine physical exams or lack confidence in distinguishing benign growths from concerning ones.

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Targeted Therapy, Treatment Disparity Featured at Cancer Meeting News

Targeted Therapy, Treatment Disparity Featured at Cancer Meeting

Leading cancer researchers from UC San Francisco presented talks about advances in targeted therapy, cancer genomics, eliminating treatment disparities and other cancer research topics at this year’s annual meeting of the American Association ...

Can a New Drug Candidate Cure Pancreatic Cancer? News

Can a New Drug Candidate Cure Pancreatic Cancer?

UC San Francisco researchers have designed a candidate drug that could help make pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, a treatable, perhaps even curable, condition.

New Predictive MS Blood Test May Help Prevent Disability Worsening News

New Predictive MS Blood Test May Help Prevent Disability Worsening

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) whose blood tests reveal elevated neurofilament light chain (NfL), a biomarker of nerve damage, are at risk of experiencing disability worsening one to two years later, according to a new study spearheaded ...

Novel Tricuspid Valve Procedure Improve Patients' Quality of Life and Health Status News

Novel Tricuspid Valve Procedure Improve Patients' Quality of Life and Health Status

UC San Francisco interventional cardiologists and interventional echocardiographers recently performed the health system’s first commercial transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement procedure using the Edwards Evoque system.

Can AI Predict Serious Adverse Events From IBD Therapies? News

Can AI Predict Serious Adverse Events From IBD Therapies?

In a groundbreaking study, UCSF researchers used a new clinical large language model (LLM) to identify serious adverse events (SAEs) occurring in patients treated with immunosuppressants to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).