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Cancer

How a Routine Eye Exam Found a Brain Tumor and Saved a Patient’s Life News

How a Routine Eye Exam Found a Brain Tumor and Saved a Patient’s Life

What began as a routine eye exam turned into a collaboration between the USC Roski Eye Institute and the USC Brain Tumor Center to save a patient’s life.

State-of-the Art Brain Tumor Imaging - USC Brain Tumor Center Video

State-of-the Art Brain Tumor Imaging - USC Brain Tumor Center

Mark Shiroishi, MD, a radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, provides information about the state-of-the-art neuroimaging services and customized patient care offered at the USC Brain Tumor Center.

Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Cranial Tumor Neurosurgery Video

Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Cranial Tumor Neurosurgery

Gabriel Zada, MD, a neurosurgeon at Keck Medicine of USC, discusses cranial tumor surgery, including a review of the current catalogue of minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques available to treat adult brain and skull base tumors.

Cardiovascular / Thoracic |view more

Ross Procedure Video

Ross Procedure

This is a case of an athletic 35-year-old patient who presented to his primary care physician complaining of frequent episodes of chest pain, palpitations, and syncope, which interferes with his daily life activities.

Transfusion-Free Surgery Goes Mainstream with a Multidisciplinary Team Approach News

Transfusion-Free Surgery Goes Mainstream with a Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Keck Medicine of USC is Making Transfusion-Free Surgery the Safe, Smart Choice for Many Patients, Whatever Their Beliefs or Medical Condition

Collaboration with a Heart Failure Program is Key to Improving Survival for Patients with Stage C/D Heart Failure News

Collaboration with a Heart Failure Program is Key to Improving Survival for Patients with Stage C/D Heart Failure

Approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States have heart failure. It is one of the most common chronic health conditions, and a leading cause of hospitalization among patients over 65 with mortality similar to some common cancers.

How Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement and Repair is Advancing Through New Clinical Trials News

How Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement and Repair is Advancing Through New Clinical Trials

Beginning in 1999, Keck Medicine of USC CVI faculty have played instrumental roles in the advancement and approvals of numerous minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter ...

Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis Increases Risk of Suicide, Study Finds News

Atopic Dermatitis Increases Risk of Suicide, Study Finds

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 18 million adults (7.2%) and 9.6 million children (13%) in the United States. Many psychiatric comorbidities are associated with AD.

Gastroenterology

Should prior drinking problems rule out a liver transplant? News

Should prior drinking problems rule out a liver transplant?

Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC say these patients can do well and the established waiting list inclusion/exclusion criteria warrant a closer look.

The Gut-Brain Axis and the link between IBD and depression that also extends to the siblings of patients News

The Gut-Brain Axis and the link between IBD and depression that also extends to the siblings of patients

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition involving inflammation of the digestive tract, affecting some 1.6 million Americans. Depression affects more than 16 million Americans.

Neurosciences |view more

Stroke Prevention Programs Can Improve Outcomes by Addressing Treatment Inequities News

Stroke Prevention Programs Can Improve Outcomes by Addressing Treatment Inequities

Keck Medicine of USC Is Pioneering New Ways to Overcome Health Care Delivery Disparities in Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Identifying Novel Genetic Targets in Glioblastoma Using <em>in vivo</em> CRISPR Screening News

Identifying Novel Genetic Targets in Glioblastoma Using in vivo CRISPR Screening

Glioblastoma (GB) is the most common primary brain tumor in adults, with a mean survival rate of just over one year.

Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Cranial Tumor Neurosurgery Video

Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Cranial Tumor Neurosurgery

Gabriel Zada, MD, a neurosurgeon at Keck Medicine of USC, discusses cranial tumor surgery, including a review of the current catalogue of minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques available to treat adult brain and skull base tumors.

State-of-the Art Brain Tumor Imaging - USC Brain Tumor Center Video

State-of-the Art Brain Tumor Imaging - USC Brain Tumor Center

Mark Shiroishi, MD, a radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, provides information about the state-of-the-art neuroimaging services and customized patient care offered at the USC Brain Tumor Center.

Otolaryngology |view more

Pushing the Envelope with Surgery to Restore Hearing: Notes from a Leading Otolaryngology Program News

Pushing the Envelope with Surgery to Restore Hearing: Notes from a Leading Otolaryngology Program

For the 500 million people worldwide who suffer from hearing loss, sounds and the ability to receive them are incredibly precious resources.

Case Study: Multi-Pronged Approach to Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck News

Case Study: Multi-Pronged Approach to Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

A University of Southern California professor made an appointment with his primary care doctor at USC after a twinge in his neck became an ache, and then a lump. He was immediately referred to Uttam Sinha, MD, a head and neck cancer surgery ...

Cochlear implant advancements to include music recognition capabilities News

Cochlear implant advancements to include music recognition capabilities

While cochlear implants restore substantial hearing, they can’t compete with the body’s natural hearing ability. Rehabilitation is required once the device is implanted in order to train the brain to recognize speech through the implant’s ...

Cochlear Implants News

Cochlear Implants

KECK MEDICINE OF USC PROVIDES CUTTING-EDGE COCHLEAR IMPLANT SURGERY FOR ALL AGES — FROM INFANTS TO THE ELDERLY — GUIDED BY A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM AT THE USC CARUSO DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY – HEAD AND NECK SURGERY.

Treatment of Persistent Hoarseness Video

Treatment of Persistent Hoarseness

Michael Johns III, MD, director of the USC Voice Center, specializes in voice, swallowing and airway disorders. He is also a professor of clinical otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – ...

Current research on inner ear hair cell regeneration News

Current research on inner ear hair cell regeneration

Unfortunately, these highly-specialized cells don’t naturally regenerate, so hearing loss is permanent. Research on inner ear hair cell regeneration has expanded recently and shows promise for future therapeutic options.

Orthopaedic surgery

ACL Reconstruction: Still the Gold Standard? News

ACL Reconstruction: Still the Gold Standard?

For more than 50 years, surgical reconstruction has been the gold standard of care for ACL injuries, which are increasingly common among young athletes in sports from soccer to basketball. As many as 200,000 ACL ruptures are reported each year.

Novel Biologic Strategies for the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears News

Novel Biologic Strategies for the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears

A multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists at Keck Medicine of USC, is investigating the potential of cellular and antifibrotic therapies to improve muscle quality, diminish atrophy, and improve rotator cuff healing.

Revision total shoulder arthroplasty News

Revision total shoulder arthroplasty

Orthopaedic surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC are specialists in revision total shoulder arthroplasty, a procedure that is relatively uncommon compared with other revision arthroplasties. Most often, patients require a revision shoulder ...

Osteonecrosis: clinical care and translational research News

Osteonecrosis: clinical care and translational research

Osteonecrosis can occur in any bone but it most often affects the femoral head.4 Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is often misdiagnosed as a strained groin and patients may not receive a timely diagnosis or therapy for osteonecrosis.

SPINE

Research at the USC Spine Center News

Research at the USC Spine Center

The USC Spine Center houses a robust research program that combines leading clinical, translational and basic science research on all aspects of spine care, including disc degeneration, spinal fusion, spinal tumors and spinal cord injury.

Treatment of adult scoliosis and deformity News

Treatment of adult scoliosis and deformity

Adults with scoliosis and other spinal deformities can benefit from the multidisciplinary approach offered at the USC Spine Center. Adults of any age can be treated for their scoliosis or back deformity. Patients receive coordinated care ...

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors News

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors

The USC Spine Center treats all patients with primary and metastatic spine tumors. Our physicians have a strong interest in treating patients with spine tumors as early as possible in the course of the disease. Patients can be successfully ...

Urology

New biomarker may guide initial treatment of metastatic prostate cancer Video

New biomarker may guide initial treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

Dr. Amir Goldkorn showed that the number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood predicts response to first-line hormonal therapy.

How testosterone supplements affect fertility Video

How testosterone supplements affect fertility

Patients who want to improve their libido or build muscle often turn to exogenous testosterone. Watch as Mary Samplaski, MD, director of the male infertility program at Keck Medicine of USC, shares what primary care doctors and urologists ...

How useful is AI in the clinical urology setting? Video

How useful is AI in the clinical urology setting?

A Keck Medicine of USC expert is investigating the applications of AI in diagnosis, treatment, outcomes prediction and surgical skills application in urology. (Spoiler alert: AI can be a superior tool for diagnosis and outcome prediction.)

Case Study: UroLift&reg;, A minimally invasive option for BPH News

Case Study: UroLift®, A minimally invasive option for BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate affects 70% of men at ages 60 to 69 and 80% of men over 70. The USC Institute of Urology at Keck Medicine of USC has responded with expertise and a full range of innovative treatment ...