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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
Dr. Ranjan Sudan with robotic trainer
August 31, 2012

SEAL Lab Acquires First Da Vinci Simulator in North Carolina

WRAL News visited the Surgical Education and Activity Lab (SEAL) to feature the Da Vinci computer simulator, which residents and fellows use for robotic surgical skills training. Dr. Ranjan Sudan, Vice-Chair of Education, and Dr. Brandon Henry, General Surgery Resident, discuss the benefits of...Read more
Duke Cancer Center
February 23, 2012

Dedication of the Duke Cancer Center Ushers in New Era of Patient Care

A major achievement in patient-centered cancer care was celebrated today with the dedication of the new Duke Cancer Center, a seven-story state-of-the-art facility that will be the hub for Duke's preeminent cancer care, clinical research, and education. "Duke has been recognized as one of the world...Read more
February 8, 2012

Heart Disease May Be a Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

In a large analysis of men participating in a prostate drug trial, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute found a significant correlation between coronary artery disease andprostate cancer, suggesting the two conditions may have shared causes. If confirmed that heart disease is a risk factor for...Read more
August 15, 2011

New Anti-Inflammatory Agents Silence Overactive Immune Response

A new way to fight inflammation uses molecules called polymers to mop up the debris of damaged cells before the immune system becomes abnormally active, researchers at Duke University Medical Center report. The discovery, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...Read more
May 15, 2011

Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Progression

Even when treated with hormone therapy to suppress tumor growth, obese men face an elevated risk of their prostate cancer worsening, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found. The research, reported at the American Urological Association annual meeting on May 15, 2011, advances the...Read more
April 19, 2011

Smoking Fuels Deadliest Form of Kidney Cancer

Here's more bad news for smokers: Puffing cigarettes increases the likelihood of developing the deadliest form of kidney cancer. The finding from Duke University Medical Center researchers offers new insights into the direct role smoking plays in advanced renal cancer, but it also comes with a...Read more