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CLINICAL SCIENCE

Why SGLT2 Inhibitors Should be Stopped Before Surgery

Patients most at risk of developing euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (eDKA) with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are those who had a recent surgery, acute medical illness or relative insulin deficiency. To highlight the need for health care professionals to be more vigilant to this complication, UC Davis Health endocrinology team members wrote a case study, published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Network (PSNet).

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DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY

Inpatient Glycemic Team Improves Outcomes for Patients

Established in 2020, the inpatient glycemic team is the first specialized diabetes program for hospitalized patients in the Sacramento region. The team provides direct care through consults and follow-up visits for patients with diabetes or hyperglycemia while they are at UC Davis Medical Center.

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RESEARCH

Thyroid Cancer Prevalent in Transgender Female Veterans

A new study by UC Davis Health endocrinology researchers shows a high prevalence of thyroid cancer among transgender female veterans. It’s the first evidence of such a disparity in the transgender female population in the United States. The findings were presented at the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting.

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Awards and Recognitions
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Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer, cardiology, heart & vascular surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

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Ranked high-performing in diabetes treatment

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in diabetes treatment.

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Ranked among the nation’s top performers

UC Davis Medical Center received Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for 2024, placing us among the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance. We also received accolades for high-quality patient care, known as Specialty Excellent Awards, in five areas including cardiac, neurosciences, gastrointestinal, critical care and pulmonary specialties.

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Recognized as a great hospital in America

UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by the 2023 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Great hospitals in America” list.

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Recognized as a hospital with a great diabetes and endocrinology program

UC Davis Health has earned national recognition from Becker’s for their work in diabetes and endocrinology. Recent accomplishments include establishing an endocrine XY clinic for children with X and Y chromosome variations, an endocrine cardiometabolic clinic and a dedicated transplant endocrinology clinic.

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The nation’s highest nursing honor

UC Davis Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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