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UCLA Clinical Updates Learn about the Latest Advances from UCLA Pelvic-Organ Prolapse UCLA pioneered many of the innovations now considered the standards of care for such conditions as vaginal and uterine prolapse, as well as other pelvic-floor disorders. UCLA is a leader in laparoscopic-abdominal-pelvic-floor reconstruction, including robotically assisted laparoscopic techniques. Soft Tissue Sarcoma UCLA experts have introduced refinements to targeted biopsy of prostate cancer, greatly improving the ability to distinguish men who should have treatment from those who could defer. Thyroid Nodules Fine-needle biopsy performed under ultrasound guidance targets the highest-yield portions of thyroid nodules and reduces the risk of a failed biopsy. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Diabetes Education New self-management education guidelines represent a paradigm shift in diabetes education from a content-driven practice to patient-centered goals. Diabetes educators aim to help patients adopt healthy behaviors and actively partner with their healthcare providers. Pediatric Pulmonology The UCLA Division of Pediatric Pulmonology offers specialized clinics for children and adolescents with asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular-disease respiratory disorders, and for those who need mechanical ventilatory support. Musculoskeletal ultrasound provides a closer look at joints, nerves, tendons and other structures without exposing patients to radiation and at a lower cost than using a CT scan or MRI. Because it is dynamic, it can show how a tendon moves or help guide a needle to a precise site — useful for treating arthritis, tendonitis and other disorders. News from UCLA Health Portable Device for Common Kidney Tests A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone to the patient’s physician, significantly reducing the need for frequent office visits by people with diabetes and others with chronic kidney ailments. Lower-Cost Drug Substitution A new UCLA-led study finds that substituting less-expensive counterparts with a similar therapeutic effect to brand-name medications can contribute to reducing healthcare costs. Urinary Incontinence UCLA provides a full range of treatment options for stress incontinence, from individualized regimens in a physical-therapy program that focuses exclusively on pelvic-floor issues to the most advanced interventional procedures. UCLA is also at the forefront of developing safe, effective and durable new therapies for stress incontinence. To download these and other clinical advances at UCLA Health, go to: Chronicling Cancer Experience Online In the first known study of its kind, UCLA researchers discovered that creating a personal website to chronicle the cancer experience and communicate with one’s social network can reduce depressive symptoms, increase positive mood and enhance appreciation for life among women diagnosed with breast cancer. Jules Stein and Doheny Eye Institutes Pursue Affiliation The Jules Stein Eye Institute and the Doheny Eye Institute announced that they have entered into exclusive negotiations under a signed letter of intent for a long-term affiliation to create the nation’s preeminent centers for ophthalmic patient care, vision research and education. UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-888 (1-800-825-2888)