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

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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Physician Spotlight – R Loch Macdonald, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, General & Vascular Neurosurgery

July 31, 2019

When I was 9 or 10 somehow I knew I would be a brain surgeon. As a kid, my father was a psychology professor and he had all these books on the brain lying around the house. Also, I was always tinkering with radios and mechanical things, taking them apart, figuring out how they worked and basically doing microsurgery on them.

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Offering New Testing and Education For Better Diabetes Management

July 31, 2019

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

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

July 30, 2019

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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