News : 2015 : December

From left, Wei Yang, Shivam Joshi, M.D., and Hadi Kaakour.

Resident and Medical Students Produce Patient-Education Video on Benefits of Kidney Transplants

A Miller School of Medicine alumnus and two current Miller School medical students have produced an educational video for patients with end-stage kidney failure about the benefits of kidney transplantation over long-term dialysis. The video, “Kidney Transplant – A Better Option for Dialysis Patients,” offers a lively, animated take on a serious subject and is available on YouTube in English, Spanish and Creole.

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Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

Italian Surgical Team Transplants Islet Cells Using Diabetes Research Institute Technique

A surgical team in Milan, Italy, has transplanted insulin-producing islet cells in a patient with diabetes, using an innovative technique developed at the Miller School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Institute. On November 17, Dr. Federico Bertuzzi, who heads the Islet Transplant Program at Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, a public hospital in Milan, successfully completed the first such transplant in the world outside Miami.

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Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

Dr. Camillo Ricordi Delivers Inaugural Lecture Named in His Honor

Camillo Ricordi, M.D., Director of the Miller School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Institute, was chosen to deliver the keynote address at the Cell Transplant Society’s recent international congress in Melbourne, Australia. He delivered the inaugural Camillo Ricordi Lecture, named in his honor, on “Translational challenges and opportunities in cellular therapies and regenerative medicine.”

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Juan Viles-Gonzalez, M.D.

Study of Removal of Implanted Cardiac Leads Points to Importance of Clinical Center’s Experience

Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices who need to have the electrical leads removed have significantly better outcomes when treated by an experienced team in a high-volume clinical center, according to a groundbreaking national study published recently in the journal Circulation.

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