Topic List : Patient Care
Lengthening bone with magnets
Andrew Hirsch, 18, who had more than an inch added to his femur, knows from experience the benefits of a new bone-lengthening device.
Transplant procedure saves two patients
Stanford Medicine surgeons performed an unusual transplantation in which one woman received a heart-lung transplant, while her existing heart was given to another patient.
Bulimia, binge eating study seeks participants
Men and women with bulimia and binge eating disorder are being sought for a clinical trial of a new drug combination that may treat the two eating disorders.
Steroids lower risk for preemies’ brains
Steroid treatments intended to mature premature infants’ lungs before birth also protect them against brain hemorrhages after they are born, according to a California-wide study.
Diagnosing cancer with samples sent from afar
Over the last 12 years, Eduardo Zambrano has received as many as 1,000 tumor samples sent by pediatric oncologists in Latin American countries who treat poor, young cancer patients.
35 years ago: first successful heart-lung transplant
The surgeon who led the team that performed the first successful heart-lung transplant 35 years ago discusses his recollections of the patient and the operation.
Oxygen therapy treats rare heart defect
Prenatal oxygen treatment plus fast and aggressive action after birth helped a San Jose baby born at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford survive until he could undergo surgical repair of his heart at 11 days old.
The art and science of rebuilding a nose
Sam Most has rebuilt nearly 1,000 severely damaged or destroyed noses over the past 15 years, in many cases using the "forehead flap," a surgical technique that originated long ago in India.
Child life program helps hospitalized kids
Child life specialists help young patients understand medical procedures, deal with fears and even play and have fun in the hospital.
Diagnosing baby Wyatt
What should have been one of the Catalano family’s happiest moments quickly turned somber as they feared that the condition the newest addition to their family faced was serious.