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Banner – University Medical Center Involved in Study that Finds Most Effective Blood Transfusion Combination for Severe Trauma
May 11 2015

A national multicenter clinical trial, which included Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, reported that a blood transfusion containing equal parts red blood cells, plasma and platelets is more effective in the treatment of trauma patients suffering from severe blood loss compared to a higher-ratio combination, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

After Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, Tucson Mom with Parkinson’s Finds Joy in Simple Things
Apr 2 2015

UA neurosurgeon Dr. Willard S. Kasoff performed the surgery on Maureen Raine, who has much to celebrate during April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

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Healthbreak: UAMC's prostate cancer program offers a multi-faceted approach to care

Dr. Mitchell Sokoloff discusses UAMC's Prostate Cancer Program, a well-established program using a multi-faceted approach to caring for patients, including clinical and research activities...

January 7, 2014
Healthbreak: Robotic thoracic surgery a game changer in treating lung cancer

Dr. Farid Gharagozloo, chief of Thoracic Surgery at The University of Arizona Medical Center, is using minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove lung cancer from patients, changing the way we...

January 7, 2014

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In the global effort to prevent diabetic foot amputations, one of the most effective tools is a fairly simple, comfortable boot. But it won't work if a patient doesnt' wear it.