Topic List : Patient Care
Pilot project aims to help heart-failure patients self-manage
A pilot project that monitors heart-failure patients at home is a joint effort of Stanford Health Care’s heart failure team and Aging Adult Services Program.
Girl's massive airway tumor treated through new therapy
The lifesaving treatment Isabella Manley received as a baby has allowed her to become a healthy first-grader. The treatment protocol has since been used worldwide to help thousands of others with similar tumors.
New program assigns personal guides to cancer patients
A new program assigns special nurses to serve as one-on-one advocates and liaisons for cancer patients new to Stanford Health Care.
New system aims to simplify patient transfers in emergency
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has a new electronic medical records system that helps make the process of transferring patients safer and more efficient in the event of a major crisis.
Newborn with heart defect saved after 13-hour operation
The baby’s condition, tetralogy of Fallot, was complicated by the fact that he was also missing his pulmonary valve and one of his pulmonary arteries was detached. But a doctor gave the distraught parents a glimmer of hope.
Cochlear implants give boy with Down syndrome new lease on life
Born profoundly deaf, Joshua Copen, 5, has learned to talk and hear with the help of cochlear implants, which many doctors would consider an unconventional approach for a child with Down syndrome.
App finds cancer clinical trials at Stanford
Patients can use the new app to find clinical trials for different types of cancer at Stanford.
Nurses resuscitate passenger on plane leaving for San Jose
Returning to the Bay Area from a health-care conference on the East Coast, Stanford Hospital nurses Sophia Loo and Angela Bingham performed CPR on a passenger who appeared to be having a heart attack.
NICU family support program launched at children's hospital
The program helps parents better understand the often complex issues their babies face and the treatments they will receive.
Sleep center recognized for expertise on restless legs syndrome
The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation has designated the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center a quality care center.