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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.

Knee and Hip Replacements: Tips and Tools to Optimize Your Referrals Video

Knee and Hip Replacements: Tips and Tools to Optimize Your Referrals

Noting the prevalence of osteoarthritis and a general lack of consistency in which patients are referred, orthopedic surgeon Claudio Diaz Ledezma, MD, lays out efficient evaluation strategies for primary care providers.

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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).

Gene Therapy Is Halting Cancer. Can It Work Against Brain Tumors? News

Gene Therapy Is Halting Cancer. Can It Work Against Brain Tumors?

Approximately 12,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with glioblastoma. Patients survive on average for just 15 months after their diagnosis, and new treatments are urgently needed.

New Alzheimer’s Trial to Combine Anti-Amyloid and Anti-Tau Therapies to Arrest Disease Progression News

New Alzheimer’s Trial to Combine Anti-Amyloid and Anti-Tau Therapies to Arrest Disease Progression

A new study will combine an Alzheimer’s medication that slows disease progression in some patients with two drugs that target disease-driving proteins to see whether their effects can be amplified.

How a Cardiogenic Shock Rapid Transfer Protocol Enables Lifesaving Patient Care: Case Study News

How a Cardiogenic Shock Rapid Transfer Protocol Enables Lifesaving Patient Care: Case Study

UCSF has a rapid transfer protocol in place, which includes immediate access to a critical care cardiologist, expedited triage and a dedicated unit for patients transferring in for emergent care.

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