Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common, frequently silent condition affecting about 11 percent of the U.S. population. Continue reading “‘No time to waste’ for chronic kidney disease patients”
The University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center, the Clive-based Iowa Digestive Disease Center, Mercy Medical Center– Des Moines, and affiliated clinics and subsidiaries have teamed up to develop the Iowa Liver Center. Continue reading “UI Health Alliance forms Iowa Liver Center”
By 2050, an estimated 41 million women in the United States will have urinary incontinence; more than 25 million women will experience fecal incontinence; and nine million women will have pelvic organ prolapse. These conditions can be treated in the UI Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Service, which now serves patients at the new Iowa River Landing facility in nearby Coralville. Care is also available at the Quad Cities location. Continue reading “Urogyn and pelvic reconstruction services offered”
Work-related musculoskeletal pain is more prevalent among eye care providers compared with family medicine physicians, according to results of a survey carried out by researchers at UI Hospitals and Clinics and the Mayo Clinic. The study surveyed 94 ophthalmologists and optometrists and 92 family medicine physicians from both institutions. Continue reading “Ergonomics for ophthalmologists”
Since beginning the program last summer, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa has been the first in the state to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for selective breast cancer patients over the age of 50 with early-stage breast cancer. The radiation oncologist working with the patient delivers a therapeutic dose of radiation while the patient is still in the operating room. Continue reading “Breast cancer treatment combines surgery, radiation”
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is the only institution in the state to offer the Melody Valve as an alternative to open heart surgery. The Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve offers children and adults with a failing pulmonary valve conduit an option for treatment without additional open heart surgery. Continue reading “Offering the Melody Valve non-surgical option”
Twenty-three-year-old U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael Meyer went from being able to finish a 15 mile run one day to being unable to breathe on his own the next. After treatment in Okinawa and Hawaii, he was brought to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for ECMO treatment. Used for many years to give babies cardiac and respiratory support, the UIHC ECMO program is one of only a few dozen centers in the US to treat a meaningful number of adults. Cpl. Meyer’s story is here.
U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of “The Best Hospitals in America.” Once again, UI Hospitals and Clinics is included in this widely recognized group of the leading hospitals in the United States. At UI Hospitals and Clinics, nine specialties are ranked overall in the nation.
Radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality in the United States and a new video focuses in part on the story of the late renowned UI urologist, Dr. Richard Williams, who passed away two years ago from what he considered radon-induced lung cancer. Williams’ goal was to raise awareness among physicians on the issue of radon exposure and its serious health consequences. Breathing Easier, is available at www.breathingeasier.info and was released by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Iowa Cancer Consortium.
Four of Iowa’s premier health care organizations announced June 28 they are creating the University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA), which will include over 50 hospitals and more than 160 clinics. The entities include: UI Health Care, Mercy Health Network, Genesis Health Systems, and Mercy—Cedar Rapids.