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Former Endocrinology Fellow, Rami Mortada, M.D., Makes TV Appearance in Kansas

Watch Dr. Rami Mortada's interview on Osteoperosis with Eyewitness News This Morning on Kansas CW HERE


UC Davis Medical Center ranks among top 50 U.S. hospitals, first in Sacramento area

July 16, 2013Endocrinology & Diabetes
UC Davis Medical Center was ranked among the top 50 U.S. Hospitals, ranked number one in Sacramento, and Endocrinology and Diabetes was one of 12 "high-performing medical specialties" ranked! To see an electronic version of the rankings go here and to read a UCD article with more information on the Medical Center and it's ranking go here


U.S. News surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through data for approximately 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties, from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety, and hospital reputation were a few of the factors considered. Only 147 hospitals were nationally ranked in one or more specialties. The Honor Roll features the 18 that scored near the top in at least six specialties.


39th Annual UC Davis Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium

March 8-9, 2013
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

Highlights of the symposium:
• Insulin management cases targeted to the experience of the attendees
• Update on hypertriglyceridemia treatment in diabetic patients
• Advances in weight loss management in insulin resistant states
• Update on how to diagnose and manage iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency
• Update on management of thyroid disease during pregnancy
• Update on medical and surgical management of common pituitary pathologies
• Debate: When and how to treat male hypogonadism
• Update on osteoporosis in men















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A Case of Reoperative Parathyroidectomy in Tandem with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 
Bao Y, Wall J, Semrad A, Shen WT, Lippman SS, Swislocki ALM, Shoback DM, Duh Q-Y.  World Journal of Endocrine Surgery, January-April 2011; 3(1):47-51.

Optimized amplification and single-cell analysis identify GnRH-mediated activation of Rap1b in primary rat gonadotropes
Yuen T, Choi SG, Pincas H, Waring DW, Sealfon SC, Turgeon JL. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Mar 5;350(1):10-9


Skeletal unloading - Induced Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Nonresponsiveness Is Not Shared by Platelet-Derived Growth Factor: The Selective Role of Integrins in IGF-1 Signaling
Roger K Long, Shigeki Nishida, Takuo Kubota, Yongmei Wang, Takeshi Sakata, Hashem Z Elalieh, Bernard P Halloran, and Daniel D Bikle. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2011 Dec;26(12):2948-58

Managing Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes
Arthur L.M. Swislocki 
and David Siegel. Recent Advances in the Pathogenesis, Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes and its Complications. 2011 Aug;Ch. 12, pg 207-232

In search of the "LINK": Acute Phase Serum Amyloid A.
Karakas S, Mortada R, Fellow C. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Jun;216(2):266-8

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