Items Tagged ‘vital signs’

Bedside app keeps patients informed

January 5, 2017

Bedside app keeps patients informed

By uclahealth uclahealth

Hospital patients and their loved ones often have many questions about their medical care. They want to know about tests ordered and test results, the members of their treatment teams and what their medication and treatment plans entail. While they can always ask members of their care teams for clarification, a new tablet-based program called […]

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Tags: education, electronic health-record, iPads, laboratory results, medication, myuclahealth, myUCLAhealth Bedside app, patients, technology, test, tests, treatments


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs


When to address childhood growth concerns

July 20, 2016

When to address childhood growth concerns

By uclahealth uclahealth

When parents or their pediatricians are concerned about a child’s growth, they should seek a consultation. Given that earlier treatment is more likely to be successful, it’s best not to delay seeking those answers. With the introduction of recombinant human growth hormone, the treatment of childhood growth disorders has evolved significantly. When used appropriately, and […]

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Tags: biosynthetic growth hormone, childhood growth disorders, children growth, childrens health, Dr. Anna Pawlikowska-Haddal, growth hormone, Pediatricians, UCLA Growth Disorders Program, vital signs