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Study finds 17 cases of allergy to drug-eluting coronary stents

December 20, 2005

A small percentage of patients are allergic to the polymer on drug-eluting stents, and a handful have died from the reactions, according to an adverse-event records review initiated by cardiologists from the Health Science Center.

Health Science Center recruits Reddy to cardiothoracic surgery division

December 20, 2005

Congenital heart surgery, heart and lung transplants, and coronary bypass surgery — these are some of the most complex surgical procedures performed in operating rooms across the country. Physicians in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the Health Science Center have performed these lifesaving procedures on patients in San Antonio for more than 35 years.

Researcher scrutinizes lung cells’ response to RSV

December 20, 2005

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a major threat this time of year to infants and adults with weakened immune systems.

UTHSC hosts Fulbright Scholar examining melatonin

December 13, 2005

The Health Science Center was selected to host a Fulbright Scholar who will examine the correlation between the hormone melatonin and its effects on memory and learning.

9 tips to help you have a safer holiday – ho, ho, ho!

December 13, 2005

Here are some helpful hints for a healthy and safe holiday season from the Health Science Center.

New report: Age, race, diet have effect on PSA levels over time

December 13, 2005

A man’s age, race and diet have a significant impact on how much his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration changes over time, according to a report released Dec. 12 by researchers from institutions including the Health Science Center and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC).

Schenken elected to serve on board to certify future physicians

December 6, 2005

The Health Science Center’s Robert S. Schenken, M.D., professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the national organization that certifies physicians in obstetrics and gynecology, and related subspecialties.

U.T. Health Science Center unveils state-of-art Clinical Skills Center

December 6, 2005

The Health Science Center last week formally opened its $5 million Clinical Skills Center, where aspiring physicians and other health professions students learn the art of physical examination, patient history-taking and bedside manner.

Estrogen inhibitors likely to serve as cervical cancer treatments, study suggests

December 6, 2005

Landmark evidence suggests estrogen may be one of the causative agents in cervical cancer, according to a research team at the Health Science Center. The results, published in the Dec. 1 issue of Cancer Research, raise the possibility that estrogen inhibitors could be used as a potential line of therapy to treat cervical cancer.

Narcolepsy drug relieves pain, improves sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome patients, study finds

November 22, 2005

A clinical study unveiled today at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego shows that a drug now used to help patients with the sleep disorder narcolepsy can be useful at treating fibromyalgia syndrome patients, as well.

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