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UF surgeons first in state to implant diaphragm pacing system in spine-injured patient

University of Florida surgeons today were the first in the state to implant an electronic breathing device in a ventilator-dependent, spinal cord-injured patient. The lightweight, battery-powered diaphragm pacing system was approved by the FDA last year and is designed to help spinal cord-injured patients breathe without external assistance.

Surgical residents honored for trauma research

Two University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents recently swept a state trauma research competition with wins in both the basic and clinical science categories. The UF honors extended to the regional level in November with a win in the clinical science category at an American College of Surgeons’…

UF’s Burn Center tests virtual reality disaster training

Forget the stethoscope — the video game controller could be the newest item you find in your doctor’s black bag. Medical trauma doctors and nurses throughout Florida will begin testing an interactive training program developed by University of Florida experts to model a mass…