Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Surgery

Big Leaps for Baby Steps

With philanthropic support, Dr. Evan Zahn developed a procedure to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), the most common heart problem among extremely premature babies. He also harnessed 3D printing technology to build reconstructed models of individual patients’ hearts to plan and practice transcatheter interventions before performing the procedures on vulnerable newborns.

Worldwide Wellness

Cedars-Sinai investigators partner around the globe to export the medical center’s lifesaving advances in biomedicine to physicians and patients in need.

Coffee To Go

If you ever need intestinal, bowel, or major abdominal surgery, you will remain an inpatient until you can effectively use your digestive system. Yes, in order to be released from the hospital, you will need to, ahem, release pressure first.

Mend the Gap

What if you could coax broken bones to regrow their own tissue? A pioneering method combining stem cells and gene therapy may do just that.

A Step Ahead

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai used 3-D printing to evaluate leading corrective methods for foot deformities caused by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which affects nerve function in the hands and feet.

Safer Heart Surgeries

While most patients recover fully from open-heart surgery, some suffer long-term effects from the stress caused by the operation. Cedars-Sinai scientists are collecting data — and damaged cells — from heart transplant patients to improve recovery.

Beyond the Bench

Clinical research is breaking out of the lab and into the world. Investigators make house calls, study trauma bays, partner with barbershop owners and community organizations, and tap into fundamental human experiences. Meet the new faces of medical research in Read On

Digital Radiography’s Hip Factor

Until recently, the success of a total hip replacement could only be accurately evaluated after the surgeon left the operating room. Orthopedic surgeon Brad Penenberg, MD, is changing that. Software he designed helps measure placement accuracy during an operation. His Read On