ECMO, or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, takes on the function of the heart and lungs by routing the patient’s blood into the machine where carbon dioxide is removed and oxygen is added.
The S-ICD, which sits just below the skin, leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched while providing the same protection as traditional ICDs.
Nefertiti Durant, M.D., MPH, uses Internet tools, cultural relevance in the fight against obesity in young black women.
The new program offers a team approach to weight management, in which the physician, dietitian, behaviorist and exercise trainer play critical roles in helping the patient achieve goals.
Physicians and staff spent three days and nights in-hospital during the recent winter storm to ensure success of a kidney transplant chain that stands at 13 and counting.
Michael Saag, M.D., served as co-chair of a panel of 27 liver and infectious diseases experts to develop Hepatitis C guidance for clinicians that will live online.
A UAB/VA study shows that home hospice techniques on terminally ill, hospitalized patients have a positive impact on end-of-life care.
Physicians are employing ECMO technology to treat severe cases of the flu when conventional therapy fails.
UAB has entered the realm of international medical training with the creation of the International Advanced Clinical Training Program.
Preparation for an innovative, complex UAB program has been years in the making, and up to 30 “hard-to-match” patients are expected to receive organs this year.