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Medical Directions - News and resources for referring physicians.
Fall/Winter 2012

Medical Directions

This issue of Medical Directions continues our hybrid communication approach - offering a limited number of brief stories in the print edition and more information online.


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  Medical Professionals

Updates in Technology Improve Digestive Health Care

Bursts of heat-energy, cameras the size of a pill and specialized instruments that illuminate the darkest corners of the gut are all part of the toolkit that UW Health gastroenterologists use to manage complex and chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver and bile ducts. Read more


Neurology & Neurosurgery


A New Addition to UW Health's Neuro-Rehabilitation

When Kristin Caldera, MD, did her physical medicine and rehabilitation rotation in medical school, she saw her future. After further study, she saw opportunities to help large groups of patients with neurological issues who needed special attention. Read more

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Two New Pediatric Surgeons Join UW

Two new surgeons have joined American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Daniel Ostlie, MD, has been named surgeon-in-chief, while Patrick McKenna, MD, is the new chief of Pediatric Urology. Read more



Transplant Team Expands Living Liver Donor Program

Only a handful of liver transplant centers in the U.S. share the success rates that the UW Health program has maintained for years. Program wait times for liver transplantation are among the shortest in the country and the team is constantly engaged in initiatives to improve the care of liver transplant recipients. Read more

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Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Help Heal Soft-Tissue Injuries

UW Health Sports Medicine is one of the few clinics in the Midwest to offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP), an injection therapy that uses a patient's own "supercharged" blood to heal chronic soft-tissue injuries. Read more | Learn about a research opportunity for your patients



"WISH" - Restoring Sexual Health After Cancer

As few as 10 years ago, when a woman was diagnosed with cancer, her sole concern was survival. Today, with dramatic improvements in survival rates, patients focus on their quality of life after treatment, remission or recovery. New treatments mean women can return to caring for their families, to work, to active lives. And to sex. Read more

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Heart, Vascular and Thoracic

Compartment Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment Increasing

William Turnipseed, MD, has been treating patients with compartment syndrome since 1980, the year that he redesigned the surgical treatment for the condition. Since then, UW Health vascular surgeons have treated more than 2,100 patients who have muscles, nerves and blood vessels compressed within enclosed spaces of their lower leg. Read more

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Other News

UW Health Strengthens Diagnostic Imaging Protocols
Updates in Clinical Care e-Newsletter from the Department of Surgery
CME Course Update



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