Items Tagged ‘ER’

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

July 26, 2018

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM tbraun

  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician at UCLA Health’s Santa Monica campus. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, […]

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Tags: bird, commute, ER, injuries, lime, riding, scooters, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


March 29, 2018

Our Journey with RR UCLA Medical Center

By JnJ johnmata

I’m writing this story on behalf of my wife. Back in April 2017, I took my wife to the ER at another hospital. She was incoherent, confused, and had difficulty forming sentences. This is where she was diagnosed to have suffered a stroke. Subsequent MRI’s and cerebral angiogram were performed which then confirmed that she […]

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Tags: blood flow, brain surgery, bypass surgery, cerebral angiogram, CT scans, Doctors Day, Dr. Anthony Wang, ER, Maddie's Room, Moyamoya, Moyamoya disease, MRI


My Son's Brain Tumor

November 29, 2017

My Son’s Brain Tumor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying “C” is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn’t know what was going on.

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Tags: autistic children, biopsy, black outs, CT scan, Dr. Aria Fallah, emergency room, ER, featured, high functioning autistic, hormone changes, hormones, infectious disease


November 29, 2017

Long search for anesthesiologist

By Shanie53 travelbugsc

I had a near death experience to anesthesia at age ten during a dental procedure. That experience along with a lifetime of allergic reactions and sensitivity to medicines (heart rate would drop, hives, swelling of throat and eyes) often resulted in a visit to the ER or doctors office. Without to much detail, I learned […]

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Tags: allergic reactions, anesthesia, anesthesiologist, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, ER, fibroids, operating room, patient stories, Preoperative Evaluation Clinic, sensitivity to medicines, telemedicine


July 27, 2017

Pushing Through It

By saremihaniyeh saremihaniyeh

I got my ears pierced on March 20. 2 days later, I was with the school nurse to have her help me clean the wounds. I felt dizzy and nauseous and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I felt like I was asleep and I heard someone calling my name. I […]

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Tags: adrenal surgery, benign, calcium level, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, ER, fainting, genetic testing, heart rate racing


June 23, 2017

fantastic care

By jra4photo jra4photo

In a last minute occurrence, I had to have an appendectomy. I checked into the ER, then had the procedure. I left the hospital the next day. It was pretty standard and very quick. I enjoyed the care. Every nurse was great – both in ER and afterwards. The attending doctor and resident were fantastic.

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Tags: appendectomy, attending doctor, ER, patient stories, resident


March 29, 2017

Favorite doctor

By blanket01 blanket01

I had a liver transplant and open heart surgery here at UCLA and couldn’t have been treated any better. My experience at UCLA was just wonderful! I want to thank the liver transplant doctors and my heart surgeon, Dr. Murray H. Kwon. But the one that stood out to me was Dr. James Wilson, my kidney […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Murray H. Kwan, emergency, ER, heart, liver transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Transplantation Services


February 3, 2017

One in a million

By lindashevlin lindashevlin

Several years ago I had a gastric problem. I waited weeks before I had to go to the ER. There was so much activity surrounding me it was terrifying. Except there was one hand, holding mine nearly every moment, it reasured me with out words that I would OK. And I was. The nurse from […]

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Tags: emergency, ER, gastric problem, nurses, patient stories


November 14, 2016

Parathyroidectomy

By parry parry

I went to the ER for kidney stones and the urologist, upon seeing the calcium level in my blood recommended I see an endocrinologist. After the endocrinologist reviewed my scan of my parathyroid he recommended I see Dr. Masha Livhits. Dr. Livhits did an ultrasound of my neck and was able to see the tumor […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, ER, kidney stones, parathyroid, patient stories, soreness, tingling


March 30, 2016

He’s saving my son’s life!

By vmbathfield vmbathfield

On April 5th, 2013 we were told that our son Sam, who had just turned 10, had Leukemia. The shock of hearing this is beyond belief. It was in the very early hours of a Friday morning (and we had been awake all Thursday night as they admitted Sam to the hospital from the ER […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Theodore Moore, ER, leukemia, patient stories