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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 4, 2011

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation as Good as Surgery for High Risk, Operable Patients

Just released data from a clinical trial shows continued promise for a new minimally invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis.  New research presented at the 2011 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions from the first arm, Cohort A, of the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) Trial shows that transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is as good as traditional open heart surgery for high-risk, but operable patients.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 1, 2011

Penn Study Suggests Another Avenue for Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have determined that a well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The findings were published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

New Drug May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment

March 30, 2011

Raj Reddy of the School of Medicine comments on a new treatment for hepatitis C.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

The Rise of Desktop Medicine

March 31, 2011

Jason Karlawish of the School of Medicine comments on the future of health and medicine.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Penn Docs Race to End Alzheimer’s

March 31, 2011

John Trojanowski and Virginia Lee of the School of Medicine are featured for their research to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Michael Phillips, MD Discusses Allergies on #abcDrBChat

March 29, 2011

Michael Phillips of the School of Medicine hosts an online Twitter chat about allergies.

Article Source: Storify beta

Many Don’t Take Prescriptions Because of Cost

March 30, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the School of Medicine comments on patients who refrain from prescribed medicine due to costs.

Article Source: Reuters

Study Finds Conflicts of Interest Among Medical Panelists

March 28, 2011

James Kirkpatrick of the School of Medicine comments on private financial conflicts of interest among physicians.

Article Source: New York Times

Local Decline in Number of Organ Donors

March 29, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his perspective on a recent decline in organ donors.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 28, 2011

Researchers Explore Conflicts of Interest in Development of Cardiovascular Practice Guidelines

A new analysis by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine of recent cardiology clinical practice guidelines has found that more than half of the experts involved in the development of these guidelines reported a conflict of interest (COI).