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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 25, 2014

Penn Experts Urge Focus on Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions

Experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University suggest that the reporting of hospital readmission rates should be based exclusively on preventable or potentially preventable readmissions, in a review published online in the

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 26, 2014

Penn Study Shows Changing Roles of Physicians with MBAs

According to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, physician graduates from the MBA program in heath care management at Penn’s Wharton School report that their dual training had a positive effect on their individual careers and professional lives.

Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair

June 24, 2014

Mark Neuman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on hip fractures especially amongst nursing home residents.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653June 24, 2014

Penn Medicine: Study Finds 3D Mammography Detects More Invasive Cancers

Reporting in the June 25 issue of JAMA, researchers from Penn Medicine and other institutions found that 3D mammography—known as digital breast tomosynthesis— found significantly more invasive, or potentially lethal, cancers than a traditional mammogram alone and reduced call-backs for additional imaging.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 24, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Show Regional Anesthesia Reduces Length of Hospital Stay Compared

Patients who received regional anesthesia during hip fracture surgery had moderately lower mortality and a significantly lower length of stay than those who received general anesthesia, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Study of 3D Mammography Called ‘Promising’ and ‘Big Step’

June 25, 2014

Emily Conant of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for studying 3-D mammography.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 24, 2014

Penn Research Lends New Insights on Conditions for New Blood Vessel Formation

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Researchers at Penn have uncovered the existence of a threshold above which fluid flowing through blood vessel walls causes new capillaries to sprout

Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body’s development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. The same process, however, also plays a critical role in the onset and progression of many cancers, as it allows the rapid growth of tumors.

Who’s Your Daddy? Study on Genetic Testing Says Parents Don’t Need to Know

June 23, 2014

Autumn Fiester of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about co-authoring research on genetic testing.

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Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

June 19, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his thoughts on wide-ranging prices for health care in America.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 19, 2014

Penn Study Reveals a Common Genetic Link in Fatal Autoimmune Skin Disease

Autoimmune disease occurs when the body's own natural defense system rebels against itself.  One example is pemphigus vulgaris (PV), a blistering skin disease in which autoantibodies attack desmoglein 3 (Dsg3), the protein that binds together skin cells.