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Physicians Update

Fall 2011

UCLA Clinical Updates: The Latest Advances

  • Research shows that children born to mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy can benefit from interventions aimed at early childhood and the teen years. UCLA is currently enrolling families with children in both age ranges for research programs designed to improve parenting skills, foster positive relationships and prevent or reduce the risk of alcohol misuse among children with prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients who have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. UCLA’s state-of-the-art, multi-occupant hyperbaric chamber is the only chamber of its size in Southern California.
  • UCLA’s new image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery system offers treatment possibilities to patients who may not otherwise have been able to tolerate radiation therapy and improves treatment for patients already amenable to radiotherapy. It significantly reduces treatment times.
  • UCLA’s Child OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program is a world-renowned clinical research and training program that also provides state-of-the art evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents up to age 17 with anxiety and related disorders. Ongoing studies use cuttingedge neuroimaging and neurophysiological techniques, including fMRI and quantitative EEG, to identify brain changes associated with effective treatment.
  • UCLA pediatric cardiology physicians provide cardiac care that begins prenatally during the child’s fetal development and extends throughout adulthood for patients with congenital heart conditions, providing compassionate and comprehensive care throughout every stage of life.
  • The UCLA Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program offers expert diagnosis and comprehensive care for patients with intestinal failure from a variety of disorders. UCLA has the largest intestinal transplant program in the western U.S.
  • The UCLA ECMO team has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in Life Support for its extracorporeal membrane oxygenation services.

To download these and other clinical advances at UCLA Health, go to: www.uclahealth.org/clinicalupdates

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