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Department of Surgery News and Stories


Research    Patient Care    Plastic Surgery    Pediatrics

Improving Treatment for Infants With Cleft Lip and Palate 

Kristen Lowe, DDS, MS, an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has received a grant from Align Technologies, the company that makes the Invisalign tooth-straightening system. The grant will support Lowe in developing more efficient ways to treat infants with cleft lip and palate. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 05, 2022
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Research    Pediatrics

CU Surgery Faculty Member Contributes to Study on Traumatic Injuries Caused By Exploding E-cigarettes 

The dangers of using electronic cigarettes are well known when it comes to the potential for addiction and lung injury, but new research published in the Journal of Surgical Research finds another cause for concern when it comes to e-cigarettes: the potential for the vaping devices to explode during use.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 13, 2022
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Patient Care    Community    Pediatrics    Urology

Transitioning Pediatric Urology Patients to Adult Care 

For children with urologic disorders, the relationships they form early on with their urologists often turn out to be among the most important connections of their young lives.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 02, 2022
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Patient Care    Pediatrics

U.S. News Ranks Pediatric Surgical Specialties Provided by DOS Faculty Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News and World Report released its 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this week, placing three pediatric surgical specialties at Children’s Hospital Colorado provided by University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Surgery faculty in the top 10, including No. 1 for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.

Author Department of Surgery | Publish Date June 17, 2020
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Department of Surgery In the News

Eat This, Not That!

Signs You Have the Cancer That Killed Alex Trebek

news outletEat This, Not That!
Publish DateJuly 18, 2022

Pancreatic cancer affects around 62,000 Americans every year, accounting for 3% of all cancers in the US and approximately 7% of all cancer deaths. Beloved former Jeopardy host Alex Trebek passed away from pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2020, after being diagnosed in March 2019. 

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Yahoo News

Humacyte Hosting Key Opinion Leader Webinar on Human Acellular Vessels in the Treatment of Vascular Trauma

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateJuly 07, 2022

Humacyte, Inc. will host a key opinion leader webinar July 14 on its proprietary Human Acellular Vessels featuring a presentation from Ernest E. Moore, MD.

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Mortality Ratio Five Times Higher for Lung Transplant Patients than Non-Hospitalized Adults

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 07, 2022

In a new study, the standardized mortality ratio was five times higher for lung transplant recipients compared with non-hospitalized individuals, according to new data published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

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Legal Reader

Exploding E-cigs are Injuring Unsuspecting Teens, Authorities Warn

news outletLegal Reader
Publish DateJune 02, 2022

Over a four-year period, 15 teenagers sustained injuries from e-cigs that exploded, according to the surgeons who treated some of these patients.

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