Topic List : Patient Care
On shaky ground: Building to withstand a major earthquake
The new Stanford Hospital is being constructed to withstand the most severe tremors. When completed, in 2017, the building will be one of the most seismically safe hospitals in the country, able to continue operations after an 8.0, or “great,” earthquake.
Stanford Life Flight: 30 years of saving lives
Thirty years and many thousands of flights later, Life Flight has a proud history to celebrate. Its flight crew has years of experience, and its helicopter carries some of the most advanced airborne health-care technology available.
Flight irregularity leaves Navy pilot with unusual constellation of symptoms
Air invaded Robert Buchanan’s head and neck in all the wrong places. Two years of persistent medical investigation at Stanford finally gave it a name.
Stanford given $7.2 million grant to join Undiagnosed Diseases Network
Six U.S. centers, including Stanford, will join NIH efforts to conduct in-depth diagnostic evaluations and develop possible treatments for patients with rare, unidentified diseases.
Obesity before pregnancy linked to earliest preterm births, Stanford/Packard study finds
Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering their babies before 28 weeks of pregnancy, a new study of nearly 1 million California births has found.
Transplant pioneer celebrates 30 years of saving lives
Surgeon Carlos Esquivel was an early advocate of offering liver transplants to babies. Such operations once were considered too difficult. His work has saved hundreds of lives.
Mothers with history of eating disorders sought for study
Researchers are recruiting mothers who have had eating disorders for a study testing a new method that may help the mothers form good eating patterns in their young children.
VJ Periyakoil on doctors and end-of-life directives
A new study by VJ Periyakoil, MD, director of palliative care education and training at the Stanford School of Medicine, examined physicians' attitudes toward advance directives and found little has changed since the law's passage in 1990, with most saying they would continue to pursue aggressive treatment for terminally ill patients. In this podcast, Periyakoil discusses why doctors want one thing for themselves at the end of life and quite another for their patients.
Most physicians would forgo aggressive treatment for themselves at the end of life, study finds
Most physicians would choose a "no-code" status for themselves if they were terminally ill, but would tend to pursue aggressive treatment for patients facing a similar prognosis…
For slumbering diabetics, a way to detect low blood sugar and stop insulin delivery
Bruce Buckingham New research could soon make it easier for people with type-1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep, says a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist who led the study.