A Michigan Medicine nurse recently studied how to reduce urinary retention issues in patients anesthetized for outpatient surgery. Now, her work has wider potential.
Health Care Quality
Coblation, touted as a kinder, gentler tonsillectomy method, might not be any better than traditional tonsillectomy surgery, one Michigan Medicine researcher says.
Millions more seniors now self-identify as healthy, federal data show. But the gains occurred only among those with higher levels of education and income.
Natural disasters can overwhelm busy hospitals for days after storms dissipate. The reason: a wave of medical needs — beyond injuries — from patients without resources.
Fatigue, sadness and poor health among the spouses who take care of disabled elders can mean higher Medicare bills for the patients. A Michigan Medicine study examines the connection.
A Michigan Medicine surgeon has spent 20 years helping kids in Colombia — with no sign of slowing down. The effort shows U-M’s commitment to global service, he says.