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Oxygen Under Pressure – a future adjunct option for refractory wounds

By Dr. Lon W. Keim   Imagine being at risk of losing one of your feet. That’s what a mother of seven from Kuwait with advanced diabetes mellitus recently faced before coming to Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, through the assistance of the Office of International Healthcare Services. She presented with […]

Multiple Myeloma 2016: where do we stand?

Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the United States, with rising incidence and prevalence, and is fast becoming an expanding health care burden globally. At a median age of 69, it may manifest differently, however, detrimental effects of abnormal plasma cells invariably involve the bone marrow, skeleton, kidneys, electrolytes and […]

New Procedure a First for Nebraska

A neck injury sent Scott Winter to the ED, only to discover he suffered from atrial fibrillation. His cardiologist, Shane Tsai, MD, recommended a new procedure that would prevent his heart from beating irregularly. Winter would be the first patient in the state to undergo this procedure, performed by HelenMari Merritt, DO. Watch more in this […]

Less-invasive Option for Thyroid Surgery

Estelle Chang, MD. It’s a new option for patients who require thyroid surgery, one that’s much less invasive. Minimally-invasive robotic surgery is now offered at Nebraska Medicine for patients who need thyroidectomy, meet specific criteria, and desire a procedure that won’t leave a visible neck scar. Estelle Chang, MD, an Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgeon, […]

New Development in Breast Cancer Surgery

  Today, women diagnosed with breast cancer have multiple surgical options to choose from. Today, women diagnosed with breast cancer have multiple surgical options to choose from. Historically, breast cancer surgery has been limited to removing the entire breast (mastectomy), or removing the lump (tumor) and preserving the breast. This is known as a lumpectomy, […]

Dr. Vetro aims to improve treatment for cancer patients

Joseph Vetro, Ph.D. Joseph Vetro, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, wants his research to impact patients. Publication is great, yes. But what does it mean if it doesn’t eventually help people? And Dr. Vetro believes that technology to effectively deliver RNA interference molecules (RNAi) can improve treatment for cancer patients. RNAi could be used […]

18 Years and Counting, Nebraska Medicine Wins Consumer Choice Award

It’s once again evident folks in our region choose Nebraska Medicine over our competitors. For the 18th year, we’ve been awarded the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award, given annually to hospitals across the U.S. that health care consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. The results for the 2016/2017 edition of the […]

Heart Program Receives National Attention

Nebraska Medicine Named to Top 100 for Heart Programs Becker’s Hospital Review named Nebraska Medicine to the 2016 edition of its list, “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs.” The hospitals on this list lead the nation in cardiovascular health care. Many have pioneered ground-breaking procedures and are still pioneering breakthroughs today. All […]

Surgical Robot Less Invasive, Allows Quicker Recovery

Kolby Baber suffered from a rare digestive disorder that made it difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to swallow. After trying several other treatments, Baber discovered Dmitry Oleynikov, MD. Dr. Oleynikov told Baber about a new surgical robot, the daVinci Xi, which would be the perfect way to fix his problem. The daVinci features two […]

New Technology Tapped to Teach Sepsis

Clinical Effectiveness Team Utilizes UNMC’s iEXCEL for Interactive Training It’s an opportunity for our health care team to learn in a new way: utilizing state-of-the art technology. Our clinical educators are taking advantage of UNMC’s iEXCEL advanced visualization, experiential and learning hub to help our nurses learn about the origins of sepsis and its impact […]

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