One in 365 people of African ancestry in California will carry a gene trait for sickle cell disease, a group of disorders that affect red blood cells that deliver oxygen throughout the body. About one in 13 African Americans in California have sickle cell disease, which among other conditions includes sickle cell anemia — a low red blood cell count that features repeated infections and episodes of pain.
May is American Stroke Awareness Month and this year UCSF Fresno vascular/interventional neurologist, Amir Khan, MD, explains there is emerging evidence to indicate that COVID-19 can cause stroke in people who otherwise are of low risk.
UCSF faculty at UCSF Fresno are investigating potential therapies for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Checking blood pressure and weight daily for indications of a worsening heart condition is a way of life for patients with heart failure, but UCSF Fresno cardiologist Richard G. Kiel, MD, has introduced a new implantable monitoring system that detects subtle variations in heart function before numbers on scales and blood pressure gauges raise alarms.
Carlos Sueldo, MD, Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF Fresno, is world renowned for his knowledge of infertility and reproductive medicine, and when a position opened at his Clovis medical office, Carolina Sueldo, MD, took it as a double opportunity – a chance to work alongside the acclaimed obstetrician/gynecologist/reproductive specialist – and come home to practice medicine with her father.
In September 2017, UCSF Fresno took over the Community Medical Centers Cancer Services Clinical Research Program through a collaboration agreement. In August 2018, cancer research was consolidated under one roof at the Community Cancer Institute (CCI) in Clovis, allowing for more coordination of care and for a quadrupling of enrollment to clinical trials as compared to previous years. And beginning this fall, UCSF Fresno is expanding research opportunities as part of a research consortium
Creating recognizable images with pen and pencil in a timed game of Pictionary can challenge the artistic abilities of even aspiring Picassos, but imagine trying to draw legible figures on a camera screen using laparoscopic tools.
The lump felt like a rib underneath her breast, but when the skin dimpled, Judi Preuss suspected something else. A mammogram, ultrasound and a needle biopsy showed breast cancer.