Lex Davis is a writer in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Stories by Lex Davis:
Study shows benefits of ‘smart boot’ for patients recovering from diabetes-related wounds
The newest design allows patients to put on or remove the boot whenever they wish, gives feedback about their activity level and sends data directly to the care team.
USC Transplant Institute programs reach a new high in 2021
Physicians in the program performed 436 transplants in 2021, a new single-year record.
Study highlights crucial health disparity in living-donor transplant candidates
The study shows the need for better access to living-donor liver transplants for patients on public insurance.
Surgeons go ‘beyond the book’ to save patient’s hand
When a young EMT’s hand was in danger, two USC surgeons went above and beyond to save it.
More people are using fireworks in 2020, and it’s causing major injuries
If you think you’ve noticed an increase in fireworks recently, you’re right. Doctors at LAC+USC Medical Center warn people to celebrate the Fourth of July safely amid a sudden rise in major injuries.
Dead-tissue-removing larvae star in innovative telehealth procedure
When one of his patients developed a life-threatening amount of necrotic tissue, the co-director of Keck Medicine of USC’s limb salvage program turned to “nature’s microsurgeons.”
Teamwork at USC burn center helps firefighters injured in massive L.A. blaze
When a fire and explosion injured 11 first responders, specialists at LAC+USC Medical Center — the county’s only Level 1 trauma center with a burn unit — jumped into action.
USC surgical residents volunteer to help set up emergency medical facility
They’ve already trained to support their nurses. Now, surgical residents and fellows at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are once again going above and beyond their daily duties.
Surgeons-in-training learn important skills to back up key allies during the coronavirus pandemic — nurses
Keck School of Medicine of USC surgical residents have embraced learning nursing skills. With more caregivers knowing how to draw blood and insert IV lines, medical teams will have the flexibility to better care for growing numbers of COVID-19 patients.
Unique collaboration turns medical research into works of art
Local artists and medical researchers join forces to create an enlightening exhibit as part of the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s HEAL Program.
Two strangers linked for life after anonymous living donor transplant
Months after doctors at Keck Medicine of USC performed the liver transplant that saved a woman‘s life, the donor and recipient met and shared an emotional moment.
USC team performs daunting heart valve procedure
The surgery only requires a small incision and avoids putting the patient on a heart-lung machine, which can be stressful.
Doctors who focus on the foot and brain team up on a smart insole
The device will flag changes in a patient’s gait and perhaps detect an infection.
USC emergency team reunites with man from remarkable rescue
Hospital Emergency Response Team follows up with a worker whose legs were trapped in a workplace accident.
Bluetooth program gives lung transplant patients brighter outlook
Electronic tablet allows patients to log medical information and view educational videos, which leads to fewer problems and readmissions.
Heart transplant patient makes the most of his second chance at life
After years of treatment, a Vietnam veteran finds a USC cardiology team that provides an “amazing experience.”
Stem cells may offer hope for children with Hurler syndrome
USC medical team discovers long-term solutions to problems associated with the rare genetic disease.
As a kid in Cuba, he watched his dad perform surgery — now he’s a resident at USC
Alejandro Pita settles into the Keck School of Medicine, where camaraderie and community support count.