Many of the medications UW Medicine anesthesiologist Jacob Sunshine administers to patients have profound effects on breathing, similar to the effect of taking illicit opioids outside of a hospital environment.
‘Tis the season of declaring the most newsworthy developments in science and medicine for 2018. Several journals, academic associations and news organizations annually prepare lists of the year’s influential advances.
Eating well and exercising before surgery can improve surgical outcomes in the context of standardized care pathways, even among patients who have extremely serious procedures, according to a study by UW Medicine scientists
Some cases of Baratela-Scott syndrome, a rare disorder that causes facial and bone abnormalities and developmental delay in children, appear to be due to repeating DNA sequences that are not easily detected by standard genetic screening tests, r
Science does not yet tell us why various therapies for low back pain benefit some individuals but not others. A researcher at the University of Washington School of Medicine reasons that if we could understand why some patients benefit from cer