Winter 2009

Perspective

One of our most important jobs at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is teaming with community providers to offer a continuum of patient care that is both broad and deep.

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Dramatic Case Highlights Value of Multidisciplinary AVM Treatment

Airlifted from Hawaii to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) shortly after birth, Ricardo De Jesus was expected to be seriously disabled, if he were to survive. Instead, three separate embolizations of proximal branches successfully reversed his heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.

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Early Diagnoses of Misshapen Head Can Reshape Future

Early diagnosis is critical when children have misshapen heads due to craniosynostosis or deformational plagiocephaly, and can provide for more surgical options.

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Predicting and Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Children

Pediatric vascular neurologist Heather Fullerton, M.D., director of the Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center, demonstrated that cerebrovascular imaging accurately predicts stroke risk in children and can help prevent recurrent stroke.

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Tending to Hospitalized Children's Mental and Emotional Development

At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, child life specialists trained in child development, psychology and education help hospitalized children develop normally in difficult circumstances.

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New Faculty Expand Treatment Options

An electrophysiologist and three surgeons have joined the staff at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to expand the treatment options available to patients.

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CME Courses

See information on upcoming continuing medical education courses.

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