Nearly one in five older adults who have common operations will end up in the emergency department within a month of their hospital stay, a new study finds – a surprisingly high number found in the first national look at the issue.
The chance of getting infectious encephalitis from an organ transplant is rare, but in an editorial, a U-M expert urges transplant teams, critical care specialists, neurologists, and infectious disease physicians to be aware of the risk.
Spontaneous survivors of acetaminophen overdose have significantly lower overall health compared to survivors or transplant recipients following acute liver failure caused by non-drug induced liver injury
They’re young. They’ve been injured in an assault – so badly they went to the emergency room. And nearly one in four of them has a gun, probably an illegal one. A new U-M study looks at a population at high risk of violence.
For more than 50 years, the U-M Trauma Burn Center has offered some of the nation’s most advanced burn care. On May 18 and 19, the center will help burn patients and their families connect with resources, information and one another, at a free workshop and awareness walk.
America’s emergency, trauma & intensive care teams provide some of the world’s most advanced care, bringing patients back from the brink of death on a regular basis. But they can’t save the lives, limbs or health of all who suffer acute illness and injury. Now, a new U-M center will focus on finding new ways to treat such patients through cross-disciplinary research and entrepreneurial activity.
From the moment a person starts to experience stroke symptoms, the clock starts ticking. Every minute that passes can make a difference in how well their brain, arms, legs, speech or thinking ability recover. Now, new treatment guidelines co-authored by a U-M stroke doctor make it clear just how much minutes count.
Two major health reform laws, enacted 25 years apart, both try to meet an ethical standard to provide broad access to basic health care. Neither quite gets there -- but it’s not too late for modern health care reform to bring the nation closer to a goal of comprehensive and coordinated care for all, say a trio of U-M doctors in a new opinion paper.
As cities across America work to reduce violence in tight budget times, new research shows how they might be able to target their efforts and police attention – with the help of high-powered computers and loads of data.
From the moment a stroke occurs, patients must race against the clock to get treatment that can prevent lasting damage. Now, a new study shows the promise – and the challenges – of getting them state-of-the-art treatment safely at their local hospital, saving precious minutes.
More than 800 people attended the second annual Be a Hero at the Big House donor drive, donating 230 pints of blood, signing up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry and joining the national bone marrow registry.
Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S., new research has found that many children are not using age-appropriate safety restraints and many are placed at risk by riding in the front seat.
A new approach to testing medical treatment options could ensure that more patients get the most beneficial treatment for them – but still yield valuable research results that stand up to scientific scrutiny.
The approach tries to overcome a huge chicken-and-egg problem in medical research: Not enough people volunteer for studies of new treatments partly because researchers can’t promise the studies will help them -- but without enough volunteers, researchers can’t study new treatment options.
After about a 4-year wait, years of dialysis treatments and 65 surgeries, Jai'Wan Davis-Harbour received a successful kidney transplant at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Because of a generous organ donor, Jai'Wan, 11, got a second chance at life.
Wolverines for Life, the University of Michigan's initiative to promote life-saving organ and tissue donation, honored a U-M Athletics Department official and a local businessman Thursday for their efforts to promote organ, tissue, blood and bone marrow donations.
The Taubman Health Center on the U-M medical campus draws patients from around the state and the world, for outpatient visits with some of the nation's top specialists. Now, UMHS will renovate, reorganize and revitalize the building, and add to the range of services offered there.