September 2018 – POST IT


UF Health pediatric, adult ECMO programs earn international award

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, or ELSO, has given UF Health its Gold Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support for its exceptional care in using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, in both the pediatric and adult programs.

ELSO is an international nonprofit consortium of health care institutions focused on developing and evaluating therapies for supporting failing organ systems.
UF Health was recognized for using the highest-quality measures in patient care and providing a healing environment in

UF Health named accredited site to treat rare lung disease

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s division of pulmonary, critical care & sleep medicine was recently named the third accredited LAM and Rare Lung Disease practice site in Florida by the LAM Foundation.

The site, which is led by director Mark Brantly, M.D., a professor of medicine, and associate director Ali Ataya, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine, will focus on patients with orphan lung diseases.

LAM, or lymphangioleiomyomatosis, is a rare lung disease that almost exclusively affects women of childbearing age and causes cysts to develop within the lungs. In many cases, LAM goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed without the proper imaging tests.

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