Perelman School of Medicine

Can You Really Afford a New Child?

July 20, 2014

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on budgeting for child-care costs for children with autism.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

As We Age, Declining Sense of Smell Affects Appetites

July 20, 2014

Richard Doty of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on research about the sense of smell and age.

Article Source: Philly.com

Check Up: Study Questions Drink-a-Day Reduction of Heart Risk

July 20, 2014

Michael Holmes of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “If you reduce your alcohol intake, your risk of heart disease is lower.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol Can ‘Prime’ You for a Binge

July 17, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the risks associated with combining alcohol and energy drinks.

Article Source: Today.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658July 21, 2014

Penn Study: Metabolic Enzyme Stops Progression of Most Common Type of Kidney Cancer

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth.

Potassium Supplements May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

July 16, 2014

Charles Leonard and Sean Hennessy of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching how potassium supplementation can help heart-failure patients.

Article Source: HealthDay
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660July 16, 2014

Penn Medicine Study: Liver Transplant Patients Who Receive Organs from Living Donors More Likely to Survive than Those Who Receive Organs from Deceased Donors

Research derived from early national experience of liver transplantation has shown that deceased donor liver transplants offered recipients better survival rates than living donor liver transplants, making them the preferred method of transplantation for most physicians. Now, the first data-driven study in over a decade disputes this notion.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653July 16, 2014

Potassium Supplements May Increase Survival in Patients Taking Diuretics for Heart Failure, Penn Study Suggests

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than patients taking diuretics without the potassium. Moreover, the degree of benefit increases with higher diuretic doses.

Research Questions Prostate Cancer Care

July 15, 2014

Alan Wein of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses prostate cancer care.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

As Pancreatic Cancer Threat Grows, so Do Strategies

July 13, 2014

Jeffrey Drebin and Robert Vonderheide of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss strategies for pancreatic cancer treatment.

Article Source: Philly.com