Perelman School of Medicine

NASA, Penn Study How Space Affects Astronaut’s Brain

March 26, 2015

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study that developed a test to measure the effects

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964March 27, 2015

Malnourished Patients are More Likely to Suffer Postoperative Complications than Morbidly Obese Patients Following Knee, Hip Replacement, Penn Study Finds

Malnourished patients are more likely to have complications following total knee or hip replacement surgeries than morbidly obese patients,according to new research from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are being presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas March 24-28. 

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964March 27, 2015

Most NFL Players with Injuries to the Midfoot Return to Game Action, Penn Medicine Study Finds

Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, which focus on Lisfranc injuries – characterized by fracture of the midfoot bones and/or disruption of the midfoot ligaments – between 2000-2010, were presented today at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual conference in Las Vegas.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964March 26, 2015

Penn Medicine Experts Unveil Two New Ways to Identify Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Post-Operative Complications

Orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed two new prediction tools aimed at identifying total hip and knee replacement patients who are at-risk of developing serious complications after surgery. The first tool identifies patients who have risk factors that should disqualify them from undergoing same-day (outpatient) or short-stay (overnight) total hip and knee replacement procedures, opting instead for traditional recovery pathways in the hospital.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937March 26, 2015

Roseroot Herb Shows Promise as Potential Depression Treatment Option, Penn Team Finds

Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study in the journal Phytomedicine led by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, associate professor of Family Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964March 26, 2015

Penn Medicine Study: In Debated Surgical Procedure, Technique Trumps Technology

A team of orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach.

Gene Counselors Expect Resurgence of ‘Jolie Effect’

March 26, 2015

Katherine Nathanson of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about BRCA testing.

Article Source: Nature.com

Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Disputed Diagnosis Imprisons Parents

March 20, 2015

Susan Margulies of the Perelman School of Medicine speaks on the difficulty of studying brain injuries in infants.

Article Source: Washington Post

Experts Back Angelina Jolie Pitt in Choices for Cancer Prevention

March 24, 2015

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about cancer prevention options and Penn’s Basser Research C

Article Source: New York Times