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August 31, 2015

Can a Modified Poliovirus Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer Too?

Duke researchers made a big splash in the news last spring when 60 Minutes featured the success of early clinical trials using a modified poliovirus in the fight against a deadly form of brain cancer. Now, with funding from the Duke CTSA through the Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI)...Read more
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program logo
August 15, 2015

Duke Surgery 2015 ACS NSQIP Presentations

Congratulations to the following Duke Surgery team members who presented at the annual conference for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) July 25-28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. “Predicting Ileus after Colon Resection” - Linda Youngwirth, MD,...Read more
Bullet Proof ™ Graft
August 12, 2015

Poke-Proof Grafts Could be Life-Changing for Dialysis Patients

People with end-stage kidney failure depend for their very life on connecting their bloodstream to a dialysis machine several times a week. Each time, all of the blood is pumped out of the body and into a blood-cleansing machine that filters the blood before circulating it back into their body over...Read more
Charles Scales, MD
May 25, 2015

Charles Scales, MD, Quoted in the Wall Street Journal

Charles Scales, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology, discusses his recommendations for avoiding kidney stones during the summer. The risk of developing kidney stones increases during the summer because heat can result in dehydration, which can cause minerals to crystallize...Read more
Del Stickel, MD
May 13, 2015

Del Stickel, MD, Transplant Pioneer, Passes

Delford L. Stickel, MD , professor emeritus in the Department of Surgery, passed away on May 11, 2015. Dr. Stickel was a nationally-renowned surgeon who in 1965 performed the first kidney transplant in North Carolina and at Duke. Dr. Stickel received his undergraduate and MD degrees from Duke...Read more
cartoon worm
April 8, 2015

Worms and Germs Lead to Better Immune Function

A growing body of evidence in the medical community holds that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers protection against a variety of allergic and autoimmune problems. Germs from healthy people can be used to heal people with digestive disorders and other...Read more
Duke Emergency Department sign
March 17, 2015

ER Patients Discharged After Kidney Stone Evaluation Likely to Return

One in nine patients released from the emergency department after treatment for a kidney stone will face a repeat visit, according to findings by Duke Medicine researchers. In a study published online in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, Duke researchers and their colleagues have identified...Read more
June 23, 2014

Air Pollution Controls Linked to Lower Death Rates in North Carolina

National and state air pollution controls that went into effect in the early 1990s coincide with decreasing death rates from emphysema, asthma and pneumonia among people in North Carolina, according to a study led by Duke University researchers. Using mortality trends from state public health data...Read more
May 16, 2014

Non-Invasive Lithotripsy Leads to More Treatment for Kidney Stones

When it comes to treating kidney stones, less invasive may not always be better, according to new research from Duke Medicine. In a direct comparison of shock wave lithotripsy vs. ureteroscopy – the two predominant methods of removing kidney stones – researchers found that ureteroscopy resulted in...Read more
April 28, 2014

Complications From Kidney Stone Treatments Are Common And Costly

Despite their overall low risk, procedures to treat kidney stones lead to complications that require hospitalization or emergency care for one in seven patients, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. These complications are costly. Patients who have an unplanned visit face an average cost of...Read more
Dr. Allan Kirk, Chair of the Duke Department of Surgery
February 28, 2014

Kirk Named Chairman of Surgery Department at Duke

Allan D. Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief for the Duke University Health System. Kirk is currently professor of surgery and pediatrics at Emory University and also serves as scientific director of the...Read more
Blake S. Wilson, a pioneer in the development of cochlear implants
September 6, 2013

Lasker Honor for Cochlear Implant Pioneer Wilson

Blake S. Wilson, a pioneer in the development of cochlear implants who serves as a co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, will receive the 2013 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced Monday that Wilson will share the award with Graeme M...Read more