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Pediatric liver transplants available again in San Antonio
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Pediatric liver transplants available again in San Antonio

When he was born, little Hector Acosta’s skin appeared a bit yellow to his mother’s eyes. Over the next few weeks, his discoloration worsened and his belly became swollen. Soon came the diagnosis — biliary atresia, a rare, potentially fatal disease of the bile ducts that damages the liver. Surgeons Continue Reading

Study to look at stemming blood loss en route to hospital
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Study to look at stemming blood loss en route to hospital

A new research study about to begin in Bexar and surrounding counties will examine whether a drug already approved for slowing blood loss in other conditions will reduce the risk of death in adult trauma patients in shock from severe bleeding. The Study of Tranexamic Acid during Air Medical Prehospital Continue Reading

Valley partnership
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Valley partnership

Valley partnership A new partnership between University Health System, UT Medicine and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance aimed at improving the care of children with congenital heart problems was announced last week at a news conference in Edinburg. The partnership will offer comprehensive, collaborative and integrated medical care, both at Doctors Continue Reading

Moving data
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Moving data

Do you save information to a portable storage device — a flash drive, thumb drive, jump drive or memory stick? Information Services is rolling out a new requirement that will restrict how we save information to portable devices — including CDs/DVDs, thumb drives and other storage devices. This means you Continue Reading

Nurse-Family Partnership
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Nurse-Family Partnership

University Health System’s Nurse-Family Partnership recently received additional funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to continue its unique mission to match vulnerable, first-time mothers with registered nurses to provide education and support. The 2½-year program starts early in pregnancy and continues through the child’s second birthday. The Continue Reading

Nurses earn new certification
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Nurses earn new certification

Two nurse managers from University Hospital, Flerida De Veas and Richard De Vera, were the first to attain a fairly new national certification, Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML). This credential is a collaborative effort between the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Credentialing Center and the American Association of Continue Reading