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  • WVU Medicine Tuesday Talks: LUCAS mobile lung cancer screening

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    WVU Medicine Tuesday Talks: LUCAS mobile lung cancer screening More than 25 percent of West Virginia adults smoke, so the need to detect lung cancer in its earliest stages is of the utmost importance. That’s where LUCAS, WVU Medicine’s new mobile lung cancer screening program, comes in. LUCAS is designed to travel to locations closer to patients and hopefully provide early enough detection to stop the disease before it progresses. This WVU Medicine Tuesday Talk features  Kyle Chapman, MD, medical director, who discusses this incredible mobile system’s state-of-the-art lung cancer screening technology.

  • WVU Medicine Thoracic Surgery Program receives top scores for esophagectomy procedure

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded WVU Medicine’s Thoracic Surgery Program with three stars, the highest possible rating, for esophagectomy, the surgical removal of all or parts of the esophagus.

  • WVU Eye Institute offering corneal neurotization

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

    Surgeons at WVU Medicine are helping to restore something that is essential for healing – pain. In most circumstances, physicians aim to alleviate pain, but for patients who have nerve damage leading to the eye, pain is essential to the preservation of their vision.

  • WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeon is lead author in recommendations on treatment of COVID-19 patients

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

    The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s recommendations for the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in COVID-19 patients were recently published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. The Institute has seen the highest survival rate of ECMO patients with COVID-19 in the nation and has had great success with the survival of pregnant patients. “We have been rigorous in trying to identify how to keep patients alive,” J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute thoracic surgeon and ECMO program director, said. “We challenged some of the old criteria of waiting seven days with the patient on mechanical ventilation and other adjunct strategies before deciding to initiate ECMO. We quickly realized by what we saw in Italy and New York that waiting seven days was too long. We cut that down to three days, dropped the age criteria, and saw significantly better outcomes.” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the official journal of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, is considered the most prestigious journal for thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons. Members must be elected and pride themselves as being the final arbiters in matters of surgical thoracic practice. Dr. Hayanga was the lead author of the article, with five others representing top institutions in the country, including Johns Hopkins, Yale, and the University of Michigan, providing input.

  • WVUH launches United Way campaign

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

    WVUH launches United Way campaign

  • XTO Energy supports lung cancer screenings for Marion, Harrison counties

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    Grant support from XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, is expanding access to lung cancer screenings in Marion and Harrison counties via LUCAS, a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art mobile unit that offers low-dose computed tomography scans.

  • New providers join WVU Medicine

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    The following providers joined WVU Medicine in October:

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Advanced therapeutic endoscopy

    Friday, November 19, 2021

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Advanced therapeutic endoscopy Within the last few years, procedures that can be done endoscopically – using a tiny, flexible instrument with a camera - have expanded significantly. This WVU Medicine Health Report looks at ailments from reflux disease to pancreatic cancer through which advanced endoscopic therapies now use new, minimally-invasive surgical technologies to treat more effectively, and make for faster, easier recoveries.

  • Saturday's WVU home football game to affect patient, visitor, employee parking on campus

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    WVU faces Big 12 opponent Texas in the sixth and final game of its home schedule for the 2021 football season on Saturday, Nov. 20. Kickoff is set for noon.

  • WVU Medicine Children’s enters into program affiliation with United Hospital Center

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    WVU Medicine Children’s and WVU Medicine United Hospital Center (UHC) have entered into a program affiliation to help serve the children of Harrison County and the surrounding region.