Monthly Archives: December 2015

Trauma surgeons are experts in repairing complex hernias

Acute care surgeons at Upstate, who have extensive trauma experience, have developed expertise in complex hernia repair, explains Moustafa Hassan, MD, director of acute care surgery at Upstate. His team cares for patients with complicated abdominal injuries, often from motor … Continue reading

Posted in surgery

11 additions to Upstate’s Community Campus

Services have expanded, and new technology and equipment has been added to Upstate’s Community Campus in the four years since Upstate University Hospital acquired Community General Hospital. Here are 11 additions to know about: * Two types of specialized emergency … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, brain/neurology, community, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, emergency medicine/trauma, maternity/obstetrics, surgery, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, urology, weight loss

New transplant surgery chief plans pancreas, islet transplants

Upstate’s new transplant surgery chief, Rainer Gruessner, MD, is accepting patients for pancreas transplants he expects to offer in the near future. Already, Upstate University Hospital is known for kidney transplant expertise, and Gruessner says a good number of people … Continue reading

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Upstate researchers seek participants for mental health study

Researchers from Upstate are seeking families to take part in a study of the genetic bases of some childhood behavioral and psychiatric disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. About the project: Most of the common disorders of this type are … Continue reading

Posted in community, genetics, mental health/emotional health, psychology/psychiatry, research, volunteers

Penile cancer risk may be increased in obese men

A man would generally notice a small lesion that developed on his penis and would seek medical care before the lesion developed into advanced penile cancer. If that man is severely overweight, his penis may not be visible, enveloped in … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, urology

Upstate’s music man: His ‘prescriptions’ target stress

BY AMBER SMITH Patients answer many questions on the paperwork they complete prior to an interventional radiology appointment at Upstate. But when they arrive for a biopsy, catheter installation or other procedure, if their doctor is Mitchell Karmel, MD, patients … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, medical imaging/radiology, research, surgery, urology

3 things to do before getting pregnant

  Family planning expert Renee Mestad, MD, gives this advice to women before they begin trying to conceive: Stop smoking. Smoking interferes with ovulation, the ability of the egg to move through the fallopian tube, and it affects implantation. It … Continue reading

Posted in community, diet/nutrition, drugs/medications/pharmacy, health care, HealthLink on Air, maternity/obstetrics, public health, women's health/gynecology

Learning how the brain develops

  The cellular and molecular processes of cerebral cortex development are under study in the Upstate laboratory of Eric Olson, PhD, an associate professor of neuroscience and physiology. The cerebral cortex is the brain’s outer layer. Olson and Ryan O’Dell, … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, research

Why does the cold weather make my nose run?

Haidy Marzouck, MD, an otolaryngologist at Upstate who specializes in sino-nasal allergies, said the answer to why a person’s nose runs in cold weather has two components. “It’s part of your nose’s job to condition the air as it travels … Continue reading

Posted in community, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, health care

Concussion experts assess head injury assessment tools

Collegiate athletes in the communities near Upstate Medical University are helping researchers improve the identification and assessment of head injuries in sports. Students playing sports at Cazenovia, Le Moyne and Onondaga Community colleges and other schools may participate in a study … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, community, health care, HealthLink on Air, mental health/emotional health, research