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New Research Explains Mechanisms Behind Psoriatic Arthritis

A study by UC Davis Health showed how cytokines take the brakes off synovial cell growth in joints, leading to the abnormal tissue accumulation that’s associated with psoriatic arthritis. The research led by rheumatologist Siba Raychaudhuri, M.D., presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in November, revealed some of the molecular mechanisms that underpin this disease and highlighted how new, targeted therapies could help alleviate psoriatic arthritis.

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic for Rheumatological Conditions

UC Davis Health has established a new musculoskeletal ultrasound clinic dedicated to evaluating and treating patients with rheumatological conditions. The clinic utilizes ultrasound-guided technology to diagnose and treat patients with inflammatory arthritis, allowing providers to look for joint effusion, synovial thickening, joint erosions and gout or calcium crystal deposits. 

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Latest Research on Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis

Internationally recognized physician scientist Nancy E. Lane, M.D., has discovered a compound, Llp2a-alendronate, that has the potential to improve common types of bone degeneration by directing stem cells to the surface of diseased bones to regrow new tissue. Lane and team are currently studying how blood vessels form in bone, and whether they become abnormal with aging, inflammation, and when anti-inflammatory steroids are prescribed.

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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 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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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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