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Ruth S. Waterman, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology

May 7, 2020

…of the Department of Anesthesiology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health. “Given her clinical acumen, creativity and deep care for her patients, it’s no surprise that Dr. Waterman is a truly valued colleague and respected leader — here at UC San Diego,…

Stem Cell Injections Improve Spinal Injuries in Rats

May 28, 2013

…in the Department of Anesthesiology, with colleagues at UC San Diego and in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and The Netherlands, said grafting neural stem cells derived from a human fetal spinal cord to the rats’ spinal injury site produced an array of therapeutic benefits – from less muscle spasticity to…

Pinning Down the Pain

March 27, 2013

…San Diego’s Department of Anesthesiology, with colleagues at UC San Diego and in Japan, Italy and New York, points to a surprisingly critical role for Schwann cells – a type of glial support cell. Schwann cells promote the growth and survival of neurons by releasing molecules called trophic factors, and…

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

September 28, 2020

…PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues recruited 15 patients with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that is commonly characterized by physical symptoms, such as tremors and progressive difficulty walking and talking, and non-motor symptoms, such as pain and mental or…

High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Shows Improved Longer Lasting Pain Relief

April 28, 2022

…an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain management specialist. Low-frequency SCS (50 Hz) was originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for intractable back and leg pain in 1989. In 2015, the FDA approved high-frequency SCS (10,000 Hz), which delivers electrical stimulation pulses that…

Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Neuropathy from Spinal Cord Injuries

May 9, 2022

…in the Department of Anesthesiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. There are no singularly effective remedies for neuropathy. Pharmaceutical therapies, for example, often require complex, continuous delivery of drugs and are associated with undesirable side effects, such as sedation and motor weakness. Opioids can be effective, but can…

Researchers Induce Alzheimer’s Neurons From Pluripotent Stem Cells

January 25, 2012

…Hefferan, UCSD Department of Anesthesiology; Sebastiaan Van Gorp, Department of Anesthesiology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands; Kristopher L. Nazor, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Francesca S. Boscolo and Louise C. Laurent, UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine; Christian T. Carson, BD Biosciences; Martin Marsala, UCSD Department of Anesthesiology

The Psychedelic Science of Pain

May 21, 2020

…and the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry, to launch the Psychedelics and Health Research Initiative (PHRI). Its mission is to study the potential of psilocybin and other related compounds to promote healing and help manage pain. (a) A circular connectogram showing normal communication between distinct hubs. (b) Markedly increased crosstalk…

Stem Cell-Based Phase I Trial to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries Produces Encouraging Results

June 1, 2018

…in the Department of Anesthesiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, stem cells were transplanted into rats with spinal cord injuries, resulting in neuronal regeneration and improvement in the animals’ functioning and mobility. In the latest human clinical trial, the results (measured 18 to 27 months after transplantation) were…

Multiple Brain Regions Moderate and Link Depressive Mood and Pain

May 21, 2019

…PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in North Carolina and Ohio, found both executive function regions of the brain and areas monitoring sensory input were involved in both pain and negative mood, both high and low levels. “We were very surprised about…

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