Penn Medicine experts presented research findings that could come to define new standards of cardiovascular care, including findings on the efficacy of novel interventions for treatment resistant hypertension and atherosclerosis, at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, ACC.14.
Perelman School of Medicine
Noel Williams of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on performing obesity surgeries to help treat diabetes.
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Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments can’t be fine-tuned to deal with this variation.
David Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Veterans who live close to a transplant center might be more likely to go home after their discharge from the hospital and not have to relocate.”
David Goldberg of the School of Medicine is quoted on liver transplant research.
Patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, suffer from frequent bacterial infections, including the severe gum disease known as periodontitis. These patients often lose their teeth early in life.
PHILADELPHIA — Veterans with liver disease who live more than 100 miles from a Veterans Administration hospital that offers liver transplants are only half as likely to be placed on the liver transplant waitlist to receive a new organ compared to veterans who live closer to transplant centers, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine of th
Suleena Kansal Kalra from the School of Medicine is quoted on the effect of stress on fertility.
Grace Kunas knows that every second counts in a crisis.
Kunas, a junior from Madison, N.J., is chief of the all-volunteer Medical Emergency Response Team at the University of Pennsylvania. For her it is a chance to fulfill a personal and professional goal to help others.
Penn Medicine: Initiation of Dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury Beneficial for Robust Patients, Potentially Dangerous for Frail Patients
The decision to initiate dialysis for acute kidney injury (AKI) varies depending on different patient factors and there is a lack of robust evidence as to which patients are likely to benefit most and why.