When a routine ultrasound at 20 weeks revealed a potential heart defect in their developing baby, Stephanie and Travis Dover of Folsom were caught off guard. As the parents of six other children, including three who were born at home without issue, they had not faced something like this.
Patients of acute kidney injury might not need as much dialysis as patients with end-stage kidney disease, and might benefit more from weaning off dialysis to avoid risk for heart disease, infection, organ damage and death.
With fentanyl overdose deaths at an all-time high, a successful UCSF-funded pilot project to distribute fentanyl test strips is being expanded by California Gov. Gavin Newsome as part of his plan to address the crisis.