Black boxes in operating rooms
High-tech monitoring system, inspired by the aviation industry, is designed to capture what’s happening during surgical procedures to improve training and promote a culture of safety.
COVID-19 virus can infect fat tissue
Stanford Medicine scientists’ findings could explain why obese people have a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and are more likely to progress to severe disease and die of infection.
Stanford ranks high for complex heart procedures
For patients like Nathan Foss, Stanford’s expertise in rare and complicated heart surgeries provides better options.
Surgery rates rebounded quickly in pandemic
After a dramatic drop in nonessential surgery rates early in the pandemic, U.S. hospitals quickly adapted to new safety protocols, and rates returned to normal, Stanford Medicine research shows.
Playing style linked to NBA knee injuries
Basketball players who weave through defense to shoot the basket face a higher risk of tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), but after repair return to the same level of play.
New chair of otolaryngology
Stankovic, a prominent hearing loss researcher and surgeon and former Harvard faculty member, takes the helm of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Blood test predicts hip-replacement recovery
A simple blood test that analyzes immune function can forecast how quickly a person undergoing hip replacement surgery will recover.
Surgery for hard-to-treat atrial fibrillation
Silas Richardson was in the hospital with a heart rhythm disorder that his doctors couldn’t get under control. Surgery at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare solved the problem.
Robot aids cancer surgery
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare physician performs surgery on a cancer patient with the help of a da Vinci robotic system. The technology eases patients’ recovery and offers surgeons a clear view of the procedure.
New treatment prevents disc reherniation
A middle school teacher is relieved of crippling back pain after Stanford surgeons implant a device to prevent a herniated spinal disc from recurring.
Drug enables scarless healing
Researchers have identified the mechanism of scar formation in skin and demonstrated in mice a way to make wounds heal with normal skin instead of scar tissue.
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