Newsletter: Colleagues in Care

Colleagues in Care is a newsletter designed by University of Michigan Health System specifically with referring physicians in mind. Our goal is to keep you updated and informed about our exciting, new, cutting edge technology and services here at UMHS. We want you to be aware of new programs that are about to be launched -- programs and services designed to bring the best in quality healthcare to our patients and to our extended community

2011 Fall Edition (pdf) Features


How a military psychiatrist balanced treating Afghan detainees and U.S. troops

written by: Ian Demskey


Telemedicine makes U-M more accessible

written by: Margarita Wagerson


Introducing Nerve Whiz: an app for your brain

written by: Imran Hyder


Children with public health insurance less likely to receive comprehensive primary care

written by: Lauren McLeod


Cancer stem cells recruit normal stem cells to fuel ovarian cancer, U-M study finds

written by: Nicole Fawcett


Statewide study supports PAD interventions in older patients

written by: Shantell Kirkendoll


Non-verbal clues guide doctor-patient relationships and clinical judgments, U-M study finds

written by: Ian Demsky


U-M's new chief of staff: Robert W. Lash, M.D.

written by: Shantell Kirkendoll


Lean stroke project speeds U-M stroke care

written by: Cathy Mellett


Post-surgical stroke risk study identifies patient characteristics to watch for

written by: Shantell Kirkendoll


How do I know if my patient needs sinus surgery?

written by: Ian Demsky


U.S. News & World Report ranks U-M No. 1 in Detroit metro area -- No. 14 in country

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Newsletter Archives

2011:  Winter  Spring  Summer

2010:  Spring   Fall   Winter 

2009:  Spring   Fall  Skin Cancer

2008:  Spring   Winter

2007:  Fall

In this issue:
End-of-Life Planning New Study shows the importance of advance directives
Thoracic Aortic Disease
Some older Emergency patients are getting the wrong medicines, U-M Study finds
Meeting the Need for New Pediatric Medical Devices
New heart valve option for children delays open-heart surgery
U-M study looks at Mediterranean diet to prevent colon cancer
Aortic disease program launches
Advanced options for treatment-resistant depression
In this issue:
Moving closer to effective treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
New option for kidney transplant
New treatment for sculpting new shoulders
Concussion Connection
Revised thyroid treatment guidelines
Detecting adrenal cancer
Transplant Outreach Clinic
New thyroid eye clinic for Graves' Disease
In this issue:
Severe Pneumonia: A Risk From H1N1 Influenza
Combined chemotherapy, radiation preserves larynx with even the largest cancers
Focus on sleep and pelvic issues aids new mothers
New one-stop option aids neurovascular diagnosis and intervention
In this issue:
University of Michigan researchers study use of gene therapy to treat chronic cancer pain
University of Michigan physicians intervene before birth to boost heart function, use less invasive hybrid approach to treat heart defect
Unique U-M techniques create fully usable tongue following tongue cancer
U-M researchers making strides against one of the deadliest cancers
In this issue:
U-M Scientists Probe Limits of 'Cancer Stem-Cell Model'; Melanoma Does Not Fit the Model
Research Aims to Narrow Which Melanoma Patients Need Lymph Node Dissection
A Winning Team: Physicians and Athletes Join In Fight Against Skin Cancer
Melanoma Clinical Trials: Hope for Patients and Physicians
In this issue:
U-M Electrophysiology Service Excels in Treatment of Heart Arrhythmias
Motor Neuron Disease and Toxic Substances
Exploring the Body's "Dark Continent": New Technology at U-M Treats GI Disorders Without Surgery
Bladder and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
In this issue:
Muscle Damage Connected With Pelvic Organ Prolapse Researchers do not endorse more elective C-sections based on findings
Cranial Base Tumors: Symptoms, Diagnoses and Treatment
New surgical techniques and treatment options are helping patients live longer and more fully
More Young Adults With Diabetes Hospitalized, Costing Billions
New Device For Prostate Cancer Treatment
In this issue:
New Heart Devices Offer Hope
Tractography - New MRI Technique Helps Guide Brain Surgery
Pill-Splitting: An Option For Patients On Statins
New Way To Predict Mortality From Aortic Dissection
Partial clotting in false associated with much greater risk
In this issue:
First Trial of Its Kind Explores Interventions for Children Born With Severe Heart Defects
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Offers New Option for Prospective Parents with Genetic Concerns
The Search Continues for the Best Way to Detect Liver Cancer
New Efforts Help Minimize Radiation Exposure in Imaging
U-M Depression Center Launches New Online Toolkit for Patients
Liver Transplant Offers New Option for Bile Duct Cancer
In this issue:
Drug Combination Shows Promise For Newly Diagnosed Blood Cancer Patients, Study Finds
In Dire Circumstances, an Extraordinary Option: U-M ECMO Treatment Marks 2000th Patient Milestone
Patients Need More Help With Medical Decisions, Study Finds
New Discoveries Hint at Potential Targets for Asthma Treatment
Sepsis Survivors More Than Three Times as Likely to Have Cognitive Issues t
Striking Back Against A Genetic Cause of Sudden Death
In this issue:
UMHS Quality and Safety
Treatment helps twins with syndrome that affects placenta-sharing fetuses
Early detection and intervention key to rehabilitating infant hearing loss
Study suggest black women should begin mammograms earlier
U-M Transplant Center performs 500th lung transplant: one organ donor saves two lives
Study will examine earlier use of heart pumps in growing group of heart failure patients
The earlier,the better: Study suggests better outcomes for kidney patients seenearly by a nephrologist
Study: Cancer pain common among survivors
In this issue:
New cancer drugs discovered at U-M head to clinical trials.
U-M study: Parents trust physicians most on information about vaccine safety.
Eye symptoms may signal bigger problems for cancer patients.
Not all patients with acoustic neuroma have to lose their hearing.
Study finds increased risk for glaucoma in Asian Americans.
Caring for patients after bariatric surgery: New clinic offers help.
Aortic stenosis: Interventional vs. surgical approach being compared in new trial.
New tool aims to improve measurement of primary care depression outcomes.
Colleague Corner - Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.