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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | | 215-349-8369June 20, 2012

Regional Anesthesia Reduces Complications and Death for Hip Fracture Patients, Penn Medicine Study Finds

In a study of more than 18,000 patients having surgery for hip fracture, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the use of regional anesthesia, instead of general anesthesia, was associated with a significant reduction in major pulmonary complications and death. The new study will be published in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology.

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Media Contact:Hannah Johnson | | (0117) 928 8896 June 20, 2012

Chemical Analysis of Pottery, Informed by Penn Research, Reveals First Dairying in Saharan Africa

PHILADELPHIA — The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Saharan Africa used cattle for their milk nearly 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and including Kathleen Ryan of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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