See how Dr. Marco Patti solved a college student’s sudden and scary esophageal disorder.
Dr. Issam Awad’s clinic for patients with cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) has become center of expertise attracting patients from around the world.
One year after D-Rose went down with a torn ACL, a look back at what one of our surgeons thought his recovery would look like.
Rob Mitchum from the Computation Institute wrote a new post about CAVE2, a room-sized virtual reality environment that, besides the jaw-dropping cool factor, can be used to train surgeons by letting them stand inside a high-definition visualization of the anatomy of the brain. The CAVE2 system was developed by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University […]
The medical playbook against tumors is typically a three-pronged approach: cut as much of the tumor out as possible, then attack it with radiation and chemotherapy drugs. But some tumors don’t make it easy. Brain tumors, for example, are difficult to extract without causing serious and permanent damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Whole brain radiation […]
In the movies, death in the hospital is usually portrayed as a clear-cut event. A steadily beeping heart monitor changes to a high-pitched drone, the doctor sadly removes his mask, and the family begins to mourn. But in reality, judging when life has truly ended is often a complex and nuanced task. With ventilators, heart […]
Welcome to LabBook, our new weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday (or, occasionally, Monday -ed), LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent […]
by Rob Mitchum and Matt Wood When superstar Derrick Rose crumpled to the ground late in the Chicago Bulls game Saturday, the playoff hopes of Chicago basketball fans followed suit. Experienced sports fans saw the point guard grabbing at the front of his left knee and thought immediately of three dreaded letters: A, C, and […]
Painkillers are an important tool in the hospital. After major surgery, relieving a patient’s pain using morphine and other opiates helps their recovery and quality of life while the body heals. But these drugs are not without their side effects and risks, from the potential for dependence to symptoms such as nausea, constipation, and itching. […]
Under normal circumstances, people want to keep infections away from their computers. But for Gary An, reconstructing nasty infections inside a computer is a research project, not an act of cyber-terrorism. In collaboration with laboratories at the University of Chicago Medicine studying infectious diseases, An is creating computer models that simulate the delicate, complex balance […]