America’s opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid prescriptions for patients before and after surgery.
On October 13, 2016 a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health Advisory and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Communication announced that the Stöckert 3T heater/cooler devices by LivaNova PLC (formerly the Sorin Group) may have been contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera (M.Chimaera), a rare type nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), during manufacturing.
A new study shows just how much it costs to care for surgical complicatoins in the hospital and beyond, and how widely hospitals can vary in their ability to keep patients from suffering, or dying from, the same complications.
If you’re an older person having a major operation these days, it is very likely that your hospital is receiving a “report card” on their performance. These reports are designed to prompt hospitals to improve in areas where they perform poorly. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news: Those “report cards” do not seem to be making things better for patients.
Effective today, Dr. Thomas Wakefield joins the experienced leadership team at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. The vascular surgeon and scientist is named a director of the Frankel CVC.
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.
For decades, people who can't get to sleep, can't stay awake during the day, or can't breathe well while they sleep have turned to U-M for options. Now, a new location will serve more patients than ever.
A new service at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center drastically cuts the number of additional trips to the operating room after initial breast cancer surgery by having pathologists on-site in the operating suite to assess tumors and lymph nodes immediately after they are removed.
Want to know how well UMHS does at providing high-quality care and protecting patients' safety while they receive care? Check out the newly updated data on a website that provides these data, patient ratings of UMHS care, and much more, to the public.
Liver transplantation candidates want to be involved in decisions regarding quality of the donor organ, and many are reluctant to accept organs with a higher risk of failure, according to research by U-M physicians and experts.
Mark your calendars for an evening of good food, wine and company - to benefit the University of Michigan's congenital heart patients. The 19th annual "Save a Heart" Celebration of Food and Wine, will be held 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at the Michigan League.
Sledding injuries are a significant cause of head injuries during winter months, according to new research presented University of Michigan pediatric faculty presented at this year's American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston.
African-American and Hispanic children are less likely to receive a cranial computed tomography (CT) scan in an emergency department following minor head trauma than white children, according to an abstract presented Oct. 14 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among 80 hospitals taking part in a national effort to eradicate catheter-associated blood stream infections among hospitalized pediatric patients.
The Food and Drug Administration has awarded a two-year, $2.2 million grant to University of Michigan researchers, under the leadership of pediatric surgeon James Geiger, M.D. The grant will support three of more than 40 ongoing pediatric device projects for children.
The U-M International Center for Automotive medicine this week marked the beginning of new capabilities and new collaborative research combining trauma medicine, state-of-the-art computer analysis and automotive engineering.
In the past decade, surgery death rates have dropped dramatically for even the most complicated surgeries. The University of Michigan Health System study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine reveals the decline is linked with more surgeries shifting to safer, high volume hospitals, particularly surgeries to treat pancreatic and esophageal cancers.