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Autoantibody for Acquired Lipodystrophy Identified, Bringing Hope for Therapeutics News

Autoantibody for Acquired Lipodystrophy Identified, Bringing Hope for Therapeutics

UCSF investigators have found an autoantibody biomarker for acquired lipodystrophy, paving the way for novel treatment options for this complex condition, which causes adipose tissue loss and metabolic complications.
New Research Linking Type 1 Diabetes to Genetic Mutations May Lead to Precision Medicine News

New Research Linking Type 1 Diabetes to Genetic Mutations May Lead to Precision Medicine

UCSF researchers have discovered specific genetic mutations that can cause type 1 diabetes. This groundbreaking work could result in effective precision treatments for patients.
UCSF Case Study: Same-Day Discharge After Pheochromocytoma Removal News

UCSF Case Study: Same-Day Discharge After Pheochromocytoma Removal

San Francisco endocrine surgeon Sanziana Roman, MD, performed a posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (PRA) to remove a pheochromocytoma. This approach enabled the patient to be discharged home within hours of surgery and avoid prolonged hospitalization, thereby minimizing COVID-19 risk.
Handling Hypothyroidism: Management Basics and Pearls Video

Handling Hypothyroidism: Management Basics and Pearls

Get more comfortable assessing patients for this common disorder, determining whether treatment is appropriate and initiating levothyroxine therapy. Endocrinologist Chienying Liu, MD, illuminates such issues as when to treat subclinical hypothyroidism.
Activating Immune Surveillance Mechanisms Shows Promise for Treating Diabetes and Pulmonary Fibrosis News

Activating Immune Surveillance Mechanisms Shows Promise for Treating Diabetes and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco recently found that activating invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells eliminated inflammatory senescent cells associated with chronic diseases in vivo. In the study, obese mice showed improved glucose control and mice with pulmonary fibrosis had decreased lung fibrosis and increased survival.
Virtual Inpatient Diabetes Management Tools Minimize COVID-19 Risk for Staff and Improve Patient Outcomes News

Virtual Inpatient Diabetes Management Tools Minimize COVID-19 Risk for Staff and Improve Patient Outcomes

Automated virtual tools for inpatient diabetes management in use at UC San Francisco have helped the medical staff deliver safe and effective patient care while reducing their exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
UCSF’s Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Named President-Elect of the American Thyroid Association News

UCSF’s Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Named President-Elect of the American Thyroid Association

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, endocrine surgeon and chair of the Department of Surgery at UC San Francisco, has been named president-elect of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). She was previously the ATA’s treasurer.
Knotty Problems of the Neck: A Guide for Primary Care Video

Knotty Problems of the Neck: A Guide for Primary Care

Endocrine surgeon Wen T. Shen, MD, MA, offers guidance on everything from physical exams to presurgical workups, including key factors in risk assessment, when to order imaging (and what type), and how to pick up on hyperparathyroidism, an underdiagnosed disorder with wide-ranging symptoms.
Complex Drugs, Complex Patients: Navigating New Options for Diabetes Management Video

Complex Drugs, Complex Patients: Navigating New Options for Diabetes Management

Robert J. Rushakoff, MD, helps providers get up to speed on the latest drugs, explaining benefits, crucial caveats, and factors ranging from expense to nonadherence.
Accidental Adrenal Findings: How to Identify the Serious “Incidentaloma” Video

Accidental Adrenal Findings: How to Identify the Serious “Incidentaloma”

In this guide to working up adrenal masses, endocrinologist Chienying Liu, MD, clears away the confusion on screening and interpretation of results. She provides usable flowcharts and tables showing appropriate tests to order as well as guidelines on testing protocols that optimize accuracy.
The Incidental Adrenal Mass: Workup Guide for a Common Finding Video

The Incidental Adrenal Mass: Workup Guide for a Common Finding

A frequent guest star on abdominal images taken to assess other conditions, an adrenal mass may be benign or serious, such as pheochromocytoma – making workup essential.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Know Your Thyroid: Here’s Help With Understanding Nodules and Cancer Video

Know Your Thyroid: Here’s Help With Understanding Nodules and Cancer

Thyroid disease is increasingly common. In this video, UCSF specialists clearly explain the basics of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, helping patients make sense of their treatment options, from monitoring to surgery to radioactive iodine.
Now Scheduling Referrals Within 24 Hours Document

Now Scheduling Referrals Within 24 Hours

Quan-Yang Duh, MD, Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery, UCSF, and Sanziana Roman, MD, Medical Director, Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic, UCSF, provide an update on safe endocrine surgical patient care at UCSF.
Adrenal Tumors and Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy (PRA): A Case Study Video

Adrenal Tumors and Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy (PRA): A Case Study

Sanziana Roman, MD, an endocrine surgeon, discusses a patient’s treatment for a tumor in the retroperitoneum, near the adrenal gland.