UCSF Research Instrumental in Approval of Breakthrough Diabetes TherapyThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of a new drug Teplizumab, an immunotherapy drug which has been shown to significantly delay the onset of type 1 diabetes.
Autoantibody for Acquired Lipodystrophy Identified, Bringing Hope for TherapeuticsUCSF 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 MedicineUCSF 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 RemovalSan 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.
Activating Immune Surveillance Mechanisms Shows Promise for Treating Diabetes and Pulmonary FibrosisResearchers 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 OutcomesAutomated 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 AssociationJulie 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.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for PhysiciansOur 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.
Now Scheduling Referrals Within 24 HoursQuan-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.