Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), more commonly known as angioplasty, is a widely used method of restoring blood flow to the heart. During those procedures, a certain amount of anticoagulation is necessary to prevent blood clots during the procedure. The challenge for physicians is that anticoagulants used for PCI often increase the risk of bleeding, especially at femoral access points in the thigh.
Led by UM President Donna E. Shalala, a delegation of Miller School officials recently concluded a successful week of high-level meetings in Israel aimed at identifying areas of collaboration and synergy with Bar-Ilan University as Israel's largest and fastest growing university establishes the nation's fifth medical school.
Miller School researchers have found that melanoma rates among minorities in Florida differ from national trends. Scientists discovered higher incidence rates among Hispanic men and non-Hispanic black women, but lower rates among Hispanic women. The results are published in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association/Archives journals.
The historic and Herculean efforts of Miller School physicians and other volunteers to build a field hospital and provide immediate emergency medical care following Haiti's January 12 earthquake are documented in an article posted today in the online edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
For the seventh year in a row, UM's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the Number One hospital in the country for ophthalmology.
UChart Rolls Out New Era of Patient Safety 07.13.2010
UChart, the University's new electronic medical records system, went live today in almost all the remaining UHealth – University of Miami Health System clinical offices on the medical campus, ushering in a new era of patient safety and convenience.
Debbie School Gets Dream Playground 07.12.2010
Here's how to fulfill a dream: Take a mountain of mulch, a pile of sand, a few tons of concrete, 15 wheelbarrows, an army of volunteers, a blueprint designed by students, and a unique organization dedicated to bringing play to every child in America. Mix everything together on a sweltering July Saturday. Add some upbeat music, a lot of smiles and enough sweat to fill a pool, and voila!
Sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of mortality in the United States and Western Europe, and it has recently been observed that an individual's risk for sudden cardiac death is increased by having a family member with this condition, suggesting a genetic component. Now, Miller School researchers collaborating with a team in Amsterdam and others from the U.S. and Europe have conducted a genome-wide association study...
Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the Liver/GI Transplant Program at the Miller School of Medicine, received a Doctor of Science honoris causa from The American College of Greece during commencement on June 26 in Athens.
A brilliant educator and biochemist internationally renowned for her work in bioanalytical chemistry, and her focus on developing outstanding new molecular devices to help detect or treat health and environmental disorders, has been named chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.