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Lung, Heart, Kidney and Liver Transplant Programs Rank among Nation’s Best

January 5, 2021

UC San Diego Health’s lung, heart, kidney and liver transplant programs rank at the top nationally in the latest biannual Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) report. Innovative treatment and multi-disciplinary care contribute to the high rankings for one-year survival outcomes.

Preventing Nurse Suicides as New Study Finds Shift in Method

December 21, 2020

In a new study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health researchers report that the rate of firearm use by female nurses who die by suicide increased between 2014 to 2017.

The Un-appeal of Banana: Liquid E-Cigarette Flavorings Measurably Injure Lungs

December 14, 2020

UC San Diego researchers report chemicals used for flavor in e-cigarette liquid negatively affect specialized proteins that support immune system.

Study: COVID-19 Infection Combined with Blood Clots Worsen Patient Outcomes

November 23, 2020

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with an increased tendency of the blood to clot, leading to a higher risk of death from COVID-19.

U.S. News & World Report: UC San Diego #1 for Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

October 28, 2020

U.S. News & World Report named University of California San Diego School of Medicine a top global university and ranked the divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology #1 in the world for research.

U.S. News & World Report: UC San Diego #1 for Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

October 28, 2020

U.S. News & World Report named University of California San Diego School of Medicine a top global university and ranked the divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology #1 in the world for research.

Studies Find Even Minimal Physical Activity Measurably Boosts Health

October 12, 2020

Two research teams at UC San Diego School of Medicine sought to understand sedentary lifestyles, with one study finding that even light physical activity, including just standing, can benefit health, and the other that Americans are sitting too much.

Statins Reduce COVID-19 Severity, Likely by Removing Cholesterol That Virus Uses to Infect

September 23, 2020

Analyzing anonymized patient medical records, UC San Diego researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statins reduced risk of severe COVID-19 infection, while lab experiments uncovered a cellular mechanism that helps explain why.

Statins Reduce COVID-19 Severity, Likely by Removing Cholesterol That Virus Uses to Infect

September 23, 2020

Analyzing anonymized patient medical records, UC San Diego researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statins reduced risk of severe COVID-19 infection, while lab experiments uncovered a cellular mechanism that helps explain why.

UC San Diego Health Revives Non-Beating Donor Heart for Successful Transplantation

September 15, 2020

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital on the West Coast to perform heart transplant surgery from a donor after circulatory death using a new portable organ care system. The investigational procedure could significantly decrease transplant waiting list times and improve patient outcomes.
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