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.
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Jeffrey Drebin and Robert Vonderheide of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss strategies for pancreatic cancer treatment.
H. Lee Sweeny of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on orphan diseases.
Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma.
Michael J. Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences and Gordon Baltuch of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about developing a device to help restore memory to those affected by traumatic brain injuries.
New Penn Study Shows Drinking Alcohol, Even Light-to-Moderate Amounts, Provides No Heart Health Benefit
Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to a new multi-center study published in The BMJ and co-led by the
Penn Study Finds Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors
Previous studies linking older age with kidney and heart disease have raised concerns about the safety of living kidney donation among older adults.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the European Union’s Human Brain Project.