Topic List : Patient Care
At children's hospital, parents mentor parents
Parent mentors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford offer care-management strategies, as well as a shoulder to cry on, to parents of youngsters newly diagnosed with devastating medical conditions.
Autism symposium set for May 7
The symposium, whose theme is “Understanding the Puzzle,” will aim to help parents make sense of how new research could affect their children’s lives.
A lifesaving heart surgery
Swimming lessons? Check. Banging on the piano? Check. Playing in the snow? Check. Toddler Alex Bracebridge is now living a normal life, thanks to a heart surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
New CEO for Stanford Health Care
David Entwistle has served as the chief executive officer at the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics since 2007. He will begin at Stanford on July 5.
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.