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UA Study Shows Aggressive Management of Gunshot Wounds to Brain Significantly Increases Survival

UANews | January 22, 2014
Nine out of 10 people with gunshot wounds to the brain usually die. UA trauma surgeons, using a new aggressive resuscitation protocol for patients with gunshot head injuries, have increased survival to nearly five out of 10 victims, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Surgery.

Licensing Agreement Brings UA-Developed Drug to Cancer Patients Outside U.S.

UANews | January 21, 2014
A drug combination resulting from basic cancer research developed at the UA offers hope for patients with a hereditary predisposition to colon cancer. Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, a spinoff founded by former UA professor Eugene Gerner, has entered into a licensing agreement with help from Tech Launch Arizona to introduce the drug to markets in Japan and Europe. CPP specializes in prevention therapies for people with an elevated risk of cancer.

UA to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health

UANews | January 17, 2014
Reducing the risk for Alzheimer's disease through lifestyle, education and new treatments is at the focus of this year's conference, which is open to the public.

UAMC - University Campus Receives Highest Nursing Credential With Magnet Recognition for Third Time

UANews | January 16, 2014
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus has been redesignated as a Magnet hospital for the third time for its excellence in nursing. UAMC became the first hospital in Arizona to earn prestigious Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2003, and it is the only Arizona hospital to win the so-called "Nobel Prize for nursing" three times.

Nonprofit Started by UA Doc Provides Low-Cost Medical Devices

UANews | January 15, 2014
Dr. Burris "Duke" Duncan has brought together multiple partners to form ARSOBO, a Nogales nonprofit that builds low-cost medical devices, including wheelchairs designed to navigate the rocky terrain of northern Mexico. With mountain bike tires in the rear, the chairs are built with common parts available in hardware stores and bicycle shops.

UA Awarded $2 Million for Sleep Apnea Study

UANews | January 13, 2014
A research team led by the UA's Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy has been awarded more than $2 million to study whether telephone counseling can improve outcomes for sleep apnea patients. Community-based volunteers will provide counseling via phone to sleep apnea patients in an attempt to increase their adherence to treatment plans outlined by their health care provider.