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I wouldn’t want to hazard a guess as to what the final outcome of the UFO investigation will be, but I am sure that within a few years there will be a proven answer - Edward Ruppelt

Ukraine Conflict

I can't believe this is happening in the 21st century. It's a nightmare - Zoya

Ulcerative Colitis American Idol Hopeful Hospitalized

Casey Abrams typifies the increasing incidence of colitis and auto immune disorders in young people. Could it have anything to do with our modern way of living?

Ultra-Processed Food

To paint all processed food with the same brush of disdain is irrational and unfair. It has shaped who we are and we, in turn, must shape its evolution, directing it toward innovations that bring about the equitable distribution of safe, nutritious food, rather than driving profits of large corporations - Nicola Temple


Ultrasound is more than sound. Obstetricians use it to peer inside a woman's uterus and observe a growing baby. Surgeons use powerful beams of ultrasound to destroy cancer cells. Researchers fire ultrasound into materials to test their properties - AIP

Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Insertion

Ultrasound guided peripheral IVs are quickly becoming the standard of care for patients with difficult IV access - Marc Zosky DO

Ultrasound Techs

Ultrasound is never boring. We are detectives painting a picture that represents each person as an individual - The Ultrasound Blog

Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Cord prolapse is a true obstetric emergency due to resultant cord compression as the baby continues to descend through the birth canal, causing fetal hypoxia and bradycardia - Jillian Kiely MD

Umbilical Hernia

There is, however, a hernia that is easily apparent when examining the abdomen… and fortunately, rarely causes problems - Sean M. Fox

Umbilical Hernia Childhood

Most umbilical hernias resolve spontaneously, usually within the first year of life - Consultant 360

Umbilical Vein Catheterization

Note that there is no time for sterile gown or sterile gloves or need for drapes in the placement of an emergency UVC unlike the more controlled and sterile placement of non-emergent umbilical catheter - Bobbie J. Byrne MD


The research not only backs up the common advice to "sleep on it" when facing difficult choices, but it also suggests that the unconscious brain can actively reason as well as produce weird dreams and Freudian slips - Benedict Carey

Underactive Bladder

We are all familiar with overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome... Yet, there is an inverse condition that is also important but remains below the radar of most experts and the public - Minoru Miyazato MD PhD

Underage Drinking

By portraying alcohol as a forbidden fruit, the MLDA law actually makes drinking more attractive to the young. This observation is not only restricted to alcohol but other substances such as illegal drugs. However, the big difference is that access to alcohol, albeit regulated by law, is easier and more affordable than drugs - HWN

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Diving medicine, also called undersea medicine, is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions caused by humans entering the undersea environment. It includes the effects on the body of pressure on gases, the diagnosis and treatment of conditions caused by marine hazards and how relationships of a diver's fitness to dive affect a diver's safety - WikiDoc

Undescended Testicles

Abnormal testicular descent is fairly common (30% among premature babies and 1-4% of full term babies). It a major risk factor for infertility later in life - Don't Cook Your Balls

Undocumented Immigrants

The impact of immigration on our public health is often overlooked. Although millions of visitors for tourism and business come every year, the foreign population of special concern is illegal residents, who come most often from countries with endemic health problems and less developed health care - Federation for American Immigration Reform

United States Preventive Services Task Force

Like it or not, someone other than your doctor is in the business of recommending your medical treatments - Aaron E. Carroll

Universal Health Coverage

Universal coverage, not medical technology, is the foundation of any caring health care system - Richard Lamm

Unnecessary Healthcare (Medical Excess)

Curing medical excess will not be easy. Harmful overtesting and overtreating is promoted and protected by the enormous economic and political power of the medical industrial complex - Allen Frances

Unrefined Sugars

So, while unrefined sweeteners are thought of as superior to refined ones, when we get into the nitty-gritty chemical side of it, they’re not much different. Chemically speaking, sugar is sugar - Charlotte Martin

Unsaturated Fatty Acids

Finally, fats aficionados officially have license to eat “a lot” of the stuff, according to a new study–if the fats are of the healthy, unsaturated varieties, that is - Alice G. Walton

Unstable Angina

Unstable angina is typically defined as angina that is either worsening, occurs at rest or is new, coupled with either transient ST elevation (>1 mm and <20 minutes), ST depression (>0.5 mm) or TWI (>3 mm) in at least 2 contiguous leads OR in a patient with known CAD (as diagnosed by angiography or prior MI) - Charles Murchison

Unvaccinated Covid-19

Our biggest concern is that we are going to continue to see preventable cases, hospitalizations and, sadly, deaths among the unvaccinated - Rochelle Walensky MD

Upper GI Bleed

Acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding remains one of the most common encounters in emergency medicine - Zongyu John Chen

Upset Stomach

Everyone experiences digestive problems now and then, and they’re nobody’s idea of a good time - Stacey Colino


UpToDate is gradually becoming the universal textbook of medicine - Ves Dimov MD

Uremia (Uremic Syndrome)

This syndrome involves the impairment of several biochemical and physiological func-tions associated with deteriorating renal function. Symptoms are nonspecific and difficult to identify in early disease - Tran H. Tran PharmD

Uremic Encephalopathy

With the introduction of dialysis and renal transplantation, the incidence and severity of uremic encephalopathy have declined - Annemie Van Dijck

Urethral Catherization

Catheter-related infections begin in the ED and are avoidable if the tube is used only when necessary. - Richard Bukata MD


Urethritis is strongly associated with sexually transmitted infections, and is characterized as gonococcal or nongonococcal. The most common symptom of urethritis is urethral discharge - Ashley Young

Urgent care facilities

It's a sea change for an industry that for decades operated in far-flung office parks and medical buildings and often required patients to drive 20 or 30 minutes to get stitches or a flu shot - John Russell


It is clear that there is no role for antibiotics in the management of simple upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. This statement is data-based, uncontroversial, and supported by every expert panel and management guideline - Miriam Rabkin

Urinary Cancer

One of the simplest things you can do to address the risk of urinary system cancer is increase the amount of water you drink each day - ShareCare

Urinary Catherization

Catheter-related infections begin in the ED and are avoidable if the tube is used only when necessary. - Richard Bukata MD

Urinary Catheters

For more than 3500 years, urinary catheters have been used to drain the bladder when it fails to empty. For people with impaired bladder function and for whom the method is feasible, clean intermittent self-catheterization is the optimal procedure - Roger C. L. Feneley

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and difficult to talk about. Maybe that’s why there are so many misconceptions today about bladder control challenge - Always Discreet

Urinary Pain (Dysuria)

Urination can be painful for several reasons, including infection, obstruction, or chronic inflammation. Both men and women can develop bacterial infections of the urine and or kidneys - ShareCare

Urinary Retention

There are many different causes for urinary retention, and much of your treatment will depend on the underlying cause - Regan Olsson

Urinary Tract Health

Ahhhhh, the urinary tract. We all have one. This vital system filters blood and eliminates unwanted waste and water as urine. It is comprised of multiple anatomical structures placed in a particular order: kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra - Dr, Dweck

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are damn common—annoyingly common if you ask many women. And antibiotic resistant UTIs are on the rise...Beth Levine

Urination (Peeing)

Everybody pees...There are many mystifying aspects of urination — starting with what color your urine should be, how long you can safely hold it for, and if "breaking the seal" is a real thing - Joseph Stromberg

Urine (Pee)

Urine is an incredibly complex biofluid. We had no idea there could be so many different compounds going into our toilets - David Wishart

Urine Therapy (Urotherapy)

There is no scientific evidence of urine therapy's benefits, but adherents' sacred text – a mid-20th century book by John W Armstrong, called The Water of Life – claims that UT can cure every disease, except those caused by traumatism or structural disorders - Ralph Jones

UroGenital Health

It’s the invention of clothes, not nature, that made “private parts” private - Mokokoma Mokhonoana


Keep in mind that most of the data about the success of UroLift... including reports from patients, come from their manufacturers - Jane E. Brody

Urologic Emergencies

Failure to recognize true urologic emergencies may result in renal failure, organ damage, or loss of sexual function - Beirut Arab University

Urologic Procedures

Emergency urologic conditions are relatively common, albeit rarely life threatening, there is often a need for prompt and expedient management in order to avert severe or permanent morbidities - Babatunde K. Hamza


The next time you think about what you would do instead of becoming a doctor and especially a urologist, just stop and be thankful you chose urology - Neil H. Baum MD


Urticaria is an inflammatory skin disorder that affects up to 20% of the world population at some point during their life. It presents with wheals, angioedema or both due to activation and degranulation of skin mast cells and the release of histamine and other mediators. Most cases of urticaria are acute urticaria, which lasts ≤6 weeks and can be associated with infections or intake of drugs or foods - Pavel Kolkhir

Urticaria Multiforme

Because of the annular nature of the rash, a frequently antecedent infection, and its often dramatic presentation, the condition is commonly misdiagnosed as erythema multiforme or other more serious cutaneous conditions - Simon Kotlyar MD

US Preventive Services Task Force

Like it or not, someone other than your doctor is in the business of recommending your medical treatments - Aaron E. Carroll

Useless Surgeries

The existence of unnecessary surgery remains a daunting reality that continues to expose our patients to an unjustified surgical risk - Philip F. Stahel MD

Uterine Cancer

There is still a great deal of controversy over the use of HRT. However, if you are convinced that HRT is for you, then your best strategy is to sit down with your doctor or health care provider and review your personal situation

Uterine Prolapse

Although it is more common during pregnancy and childbirth, a uterine prolapse can occur in women of any age and stage of life. Women who are postmenopausal or have had multiple deliveries may be at a higher risk of developing a uterine prolapse - Lauren Ohayon

Uterine Rupture

The most common presenting symptom is sudden severe abdominal pain, which persists between contractions. The patient may also experience shoulder-tip pain (from diaphragmatic irritation) and/or vaginal bleeding - TeachMe ObGyn

Uterus Transplantation

If uterus transplants achieve the medical status of other solid organ transplants, it may provide an opportunity for women who otherwise would be unable to have a child of their own. If only it were not so complicated and expensive - John A. Robertson

UV Keratitis

Ultraviolet (UV) keratitis is known by various names, including photokeratitis, snow blindness, arc eye, and welder’s flash. These all represent the same pathology: corneal damage due to acute ultraviolet radiation exposure -

UV Radiation

UV radiation from the sun has always played important roles... and affects nearly all living organisms. UV radiation at different wavelengths differs in its effects, and we have to live with the harmful effects as well as the helpful ones - Jeannie Allen


The presentation of uveitis is variable based on the location of the pathology.  Patients with more anterior symptoms will have a more impressive exam while patients with predominantly posterior symptoms may only present with vision loss - Tim Murphy

Uvulitis (Swollen Uvula)

Regardless of the cause of uvular swelling, the most important component of treatment is airway management - Gabby Ahlzadeh MD

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