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October 8, 2018

UAMS Physician Establishes International Guidelines for Treating Castleman Disease

Linda Haymes

Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, recently led an international medical team in establishing treatment guidelines for Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues.

LITTLE ROCK — Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., a myeloma researcher and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was lead author on a recently published paper that for the first time establishes treatment guidelines for patients with a form of Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related…


October 2, 2018

UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Announce Updated Research Collaborative Agreement and College of Medicine Affiliation Agreement

Susan Van Dusen

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, and Arkansas Children’s President & CEO Marcy Doderer, FACHE, describe the new agreements between the institutions as enhanced strategic partnerships .

Arkansas’ children have a healthier tomorrow before them, after the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children’s today signed updated research collaborative and affiliation agreements.


October 1, 2018

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer While Pregnant, Young Mom Puts Her Trust in UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Carley Neill shares a joyful moment with her daughter, Emory, and newborn son Eli.

Carley Neill was 16 weeks pregnant when she felt the lump. The busy mom of an active toddler, Neill knew this was something she could not ignore.


September 27, 2018

Myeloma Diagnosis Amid National Tragedy Solidifies Patient’s Gratitude

Linda Haymes

Janis Bendinger of Kansas City, Kansas, who was treated here in 2001, is currently in remission with no maintenance, and continues to count her blessings.

A severe backache 17 years ago led to Janis Bendinger being diagnosed with myeloma. Then living in Philadelphia, she was referred to UAMS for treatment. But amid her own personal crisis, a national tragedy of historic proportion erupted the day before her flight. “I was supposed to fly from Baltimore to Little Rock on Sept….


September 21, 2018

UAMS Physician Saves Teen from Effects of Rare Stroke

Ben Boulden

Dra Bishop, 16, prepares to shoot a free throw. Bishop had a stroke in late May, but after treatment from UAMS physician Martin Radvany, M.D., he is almost fully recovered.

Early on May 27, UAMS neuroradiologist Martin Radvany, M.D., was working to make sure that a joke about stroke from teenager Dra Bishop was not the last joke Dra made. Bishop’s stroke was not a laughing matter. Dra, 16, a Bentonville High School and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball player, was feeling a little sluggish…


September 18, 2018

Faulkner County Woman Feels Boundless Following Joint Replacement

Katrina Dupins

Linda Simon

Sept. 18, 2018 | In most cases, broken bones heal once given proper surgical treatment. New bone forms to reconnect broken pieces. However, Linda Simon of Conway found herself still in pain long after a surgery to repair her broken hip in 2017.


September 12, 2018

Radiology Staff Turns Department’s Newest Residents into “Captive” Audience

Linda Haymes

Rachel Pahls, M.D., and Kedar Jambhekar, M.D., of the UAMS Radiology Department, created an escape room to engage new residents in learning about the medical specialty.

Sept. 12, 2108 | Those who pursue a medical degree know the endeavor isn’t all fun and games but at times, learning and levity can intersect. Just ask the new UAMS radiology residents who recently found themselves locked in a room, working together to escape the clutches of a fictional crazy physician with hazardous nuclear materials.


September 6, 2018

Spinal Cord Stimulator Virtually Erases Woman’s Chronic Pain

Katrina Dupins

Joyce Williamson

Sept. 6, 2018| For 18 months, Joyce Williamson lived with constant pain. The discomfort was so intense that there were days she did not want to get out of bed. “Being in pain takes a lot out of you,” Williamson said. “It was constant, burning, bone-crushing pain. It affected my work, everything. I was beginning…


August 23, 2018

Multi-Disciplinary Structure Provides Best Care for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Katrina Dupins

Charlotte and Emelia Dubs with their parents Kenzie and Morgan.

Charlotte and Emelia Dubs are just starting to toddle around their world. The 1-year-old twin girls from Conway spend their days exploring, laughing, blowing kisses and keeping their parents, Kenzie Butcher-Dubs and Morgan Dubs, on their toes.


August 16, 2018

Patient Finds Humor in Hairy Situation

Linda Haymes

Eric Ruschky and his wife

“My primary care physician called me in and asked me if I knew a good oncologist,” said Eric Ruschky, 70, of Columbia, South Carolina.



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