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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┬áthe 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


UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

July 27, 2016

UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

By uclahealth uclahealth

In response to a recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, UCLA Health has launched an initiative to screen baby boomers for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Approximately three-fourths of people in the United States living with HCV infection were born between the baby-boom years of 1945 and 1965. Hepatitis C is a leading […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, Dr. Sammy Sabb, HCV-screening, hepatitis C, hepatitis C screening, immune-therapy injections, infectious diseases, liver disease, liver transplant, organ transplant, transfusions