Items Tagged ‘anesthesiology’

March 31, 2019

Going above and beyond

By vnguye19 vnguye19

Dr. Robert Eldridge helped start an IV on a very hard stick patient. It was not his patient and he stayed after his shift to help out. The patient was very thankful that Dr. Eldridge got it on the first attempt, thus saving him unnecessary pain. Thanks again Dr. Eldridge for going above and beyond […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Robert Eldridge, pain management, patient stories, UCLA Anesthesiology


January 18, 2018

It’s worth traveling to UCLA

By Lucky Traveler Lucky Traveler

I am 51 and have a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma, and just underwent a central neck dissection, right modified radical neck dissection. During a previous surgery, I had a total thyroidectomy and had a difficult recovery due to issues with the breathing tube. So I was dreading this procedure, which I’d been told would […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, central neck dissection, Dr. Karen S. Sibert, Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, radical neck dissection, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy


New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

December 19, 2017

New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that genes on the Y chromosome reduced the likelihood that mice developed the disease. Because pulmonary hypertension has […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, christine cunningham, chromosomes, dr. soban umar, genes, mansoureh eghbali, organ donation, organ donations, organ transplant, organ transplants, perioperative medicine, pulmonary hypertension


Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

June 26, 2016

Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

By Phil Hampton Phil Hampton

As we’ve seen from the much-reported rise in abuse of prescription opioids, use of the painkillers can be fatal when not properly managed. But even under the careful supervision of a physician, opioid use can cause a less severe problem – opioid-induced constipation, leading to delays in a patient’s discharge after surgery. Now, UCLA physicians […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, bowel function, colorectal surgery, Dr. Aman Mahajan, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Maxime Cannesson, morphine, narcotics, opioid prescription, opioid-induced constipation, opioids, pain management