UCSF Fresno Research Brings Safer Advanced Hip Surgery Alternative to the Valley

posted on July 31, 2019

Robert Kollmorgen, DO, a UCSF Fresno orthopaedic surgeon, knew there had to be a safer and better alternative for arthroscopic surgery than placing a large post between a patient’s legs that places undue pressure on the groin. In traditional hip arthroscopy, the surgeon places the post to pull the hip…

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Offering New Testing and Education For Better Diabetes Management

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Annette Simmons of Clovis had diabetes fatigue. She had pricked her fingers so many times to check her blood glucose that calluses had formed on her fingertips. So when UCSF Fresno’s Varsha Babu, MD, suggested Simmons try a continuous glucose monitor that would allow her to control her diabetes without painful fingersticks, Simmons quickly agreed.

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UCSF Fresno Toxicologists Provide Higher Level of Care

posted on July 30, 2019

Nicklaus Bradehoff, MD, Patil Armenian, MD, and Michael Darracq, MD Emergency responders were told the three young men had snorted cocaine, but Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD, a UCSF Fresno toxicologist, had doubts. The patients’ repeated pinpoint pupils and depressed breathing despite treatment made him suspect a synthetic opioid, like fentanyl. The…

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Clinical Trials Offer Potential Treatments for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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University Gastroenterology & Hepatology Associates » Four clinical trials at the UCSF Fresno Liver Program could help people who have scarring of the liver that did not result from alcohol abuse. Scarring of the liver can be caused by several things, including chronic alcoholism, Hepatitis B or C, but for…

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Dr. Robert Kollmorgen Offering Hip Preservation

posted on June 12, 2019

Dr. Robert Kollmorgen, successfully helped Maria avoid hip replacement surgery through his hip preservation program.

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Don’t Fry Day – Dr. Simpson on Sun Protection

posted on May 23, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 is Don’t Fry Day to raise awareness of sun safety and skin protection. Dr. Greg Simpson of University Dermatology Associates answered some questions on how to optimize protection against the sun all year. Q: What should people look for when choosing sunscreen? Dr. Simpson: Broad spectrum…

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Dr. Marina Roytman on Hepatitis

posted on April 25, 2019

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and Dr. Marina Roytman has defined hepatitis and provides facts on the complexities of the condition. What is hepatitis? “Hepa” in latin means liver and ‘itis” means inflammation. So, “hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Just like appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix. What are…

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James Davis, MD on Firearm Safety

posted on March 26, 2019

James W. Davis, MD, was one of 24 surgeons — and one of only two from California — on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma’s Firearm Strategy Team (FAST) Workgroup. The FAST group produced recommendations for reducing and preventing firearm injuries and deaths. The surgeons, like Dr. Davis,…

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The First Thyroidectomy in the Central Valley

posted on March 5, 2019

Dr. Farah Karipineni of the UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery is part of the only team in the Valley offering scarless thyroidectomy which leaves no visible scars after surgery.

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Renee Kinman Speaks on Type 2 Diabetes

posted on February 25, 2019

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr. Renee Kinman, lists the issues created by type 2 diabetes and what can be done to address the condition.

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