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Campus Catch-Up 10/15/21

The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Christian Hospital Hybrid Room Procedures Save Lives

From Christian Hospital

Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS, was featured in this Christian Hospital article on their new hybrid room for complex heart procedures, which combines the equipment of a cardiac catheterization lab with the features and capabilities of an OR.

Blood marker could help ID those at risk of debilitating peripheral artery disease

From WashU Med News

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, including senior author Mohamed Zayed, MD, PhD, have shown that high levels of a specific protein circulating in the blood accurately detect a severe type of peripheral artery disease that narrows the arteries in the legs.

Clinical Pearls in Hernia Repair: Avoiding Errors 

From General Surgery News

During the Annual Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference, minimally invasive surgeon Jeffrey Blatnik, MD, shared several tips and tricks for avoiding errors when performing hernia repairs. This article summarizes his helpful advice.

Results from first-in-human study of Amplifi vein dilation system presented at VIVA 2021

From Venous News

Preliminary clinical results from a first-in-human study assessing the Amplifi vein dilation system were presented at Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2021 by Surendra Shenoy, MD, PhD, during the event’s final late-breaking clinical trial session.

Barrett – A Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Patient Story

From Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Pediatric surgeon Jesse Vrecenak, MD, and the team at the Barnes-Jewish Fetal Care Center were able to give this couple the specialized, high-quality care that their child with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia needed.