Tag Archive | Surgery
The patient who couldn’t swallow, lung transplants, neuroprosthetics and more in this week’s LabBook.
D-Rose’s knee, preening birds, neurosurgery and more in this week’s LabBook.
Mysterious GI disorders, climate change, pharma marketing and more in this week’s LabBook
SMA Syndrome: Doctors Diagnose a Rare Digestive Disorder and Help a Mother of Triplets Feel Normal Again
For three years since she gave birth to triplets, Trish Dilg had suffered from gastrointestinal issues. Any time she ate or drank even a small amount she felt nauseated and bloated. She had trouble keeping food down and had less energy, which made it hard to keep up with her three little girls. “When I […]
Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the internet. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. PAST TWO WEEKS […]
On a recent afternoon in a conference room in the Surgery Brain Research Pavilion at the University of Chicago Medicine, first year medical students took turns donning 3D glasses and sitting down at what looked like an arcade game. As they peered into the screen, they used a pen attached to a robotic arm to […]
The University of Chicago Medicine’s new state-of-the-art hospital is built for collaboration thanks to its design, size and proximity to world-class research facilities. Telemedicine will push this collaborative environment beyond the walls of the Center for Care and Discovery. While the technology isn’t new—after all, we all use Skype and FaceTime—the seamless communication among physicians, […]
Another year is almost in the books, and we’ve had another year of amazing research at the University of Chicago. Science Life like to thank all the physicians and scientists who shared their work, as well as all of the writers who contributed to the blog this year. We also want to extend special thanks […]
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 […]
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 […]