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Benzodiazepine Sedatives Linked to Higher Rates of Mortality Compared to Propofol


A University of Utah study shows for the first time that continuous infusion benzodiazepines – a class of sedatives that includes lorazepam and midazolam, once considered the standard of care in the ICU – are linked to an increased likelihood of...
30-Sep-2014 1:00 AM EDT

University of Utah Health Sciences Names Satoshi Minoshima as New Chair of Radiology


University of Utah Health Sciences Names Satoshi Minoshima as New Chair of Radiology
29-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT

A Throwback to House Calls: Doctors from University of Utah Health Care Making the Rounds to New Moms at Home


New services launched at University of utah Health Care's South Jordan Health Center are designed to bring top-notch care to new moms who prefer to stay close-to-home with newborns.
26-Sep-2014 5:40 PM EDT

Mouse Model Sheds Light on Mitochondria's Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases

A new study by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine sheds light on a longstanding question about the role of mitochondria in debilitating and fatal motor neuron diseases and resulted in a new mouse model to study such illnesses. ...
18-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Cutting Health Care Costs One Appendix at a Time

A new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly “open” operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children’s appendicitis, parents were almost twice as likely to choose the less expensive procedure – when they were aware...
10-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Mouse Model Provides Window into Working Brain

A protein marker the mice carry that reacts to different calcium levels allows many different cell types to be studied in a new way.
28-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

The Gift of Sight - Rand Paul Joins University of Utah Moran Eye Center Surgeons in Guatemala Outreach


Several times a year, eye surgeons from the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center set up medical eye camps in some of the most neglected corners of the world, including South Sudan, Micronesia, Haiti, Bolivia and Myanmar. The medical teams, however,...
21-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Blueprint for Next Generation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treatment


Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified and characterized mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the unregulated enzyme driving the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
20-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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