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Pros, Cons to Dissolving Lung Clots: Study

June 17, 2014

Jay Giri of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on patients who might be at less risk for bleeding from clot-busting drugs.

Article Source: HealthDay
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 17, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Shows "Clot-Busting" Drugs Reduce Deaths from Pulmonary Embolism by Nearly Half

Bringing clarity to a decades-long debate, a national team of researchers led by experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that adding clot-busting medications known as thrombolytics to conventional approaches when treating sudden-onset pulmonary embolism patients is associated with 47

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 18, 2014

Penn Anesthesiologists Identify Top Five Practices that Could be Avoided

A team of researchers led by Penn Medicine anesthesiologists have pinpointed the “top five” most common perioperative procedures that are supported by the least amount of clinical evidence, in an effort to direct providers to make more cost-effective treatment decisions.

Seminar Focuses on Financial Scams Against Elderly

June 17, 2014

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his comments on American seniors victimized by financial scams and how that has become a public-health problem.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2014

Penn Team Links Placental Marker of Prenatal Stress to Neurodevelopmental Problems

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New findings by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine scientists suggest that an enzyme found in the placenta is likely playing an important role in translating stress experienced by a mother early in pregnancy into a reprogramming of her developing baby's brain.

When a woman experiences a stressful event early in pregnancy, the risk of her child developing autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia increases. Yet how maternal stress is transmitted to the brain of the developing fetus, leading to these problems in neurodevelopment, is poorly understood. 

Lost Sense of Smell Often Invisible, Untreatable Problem

June 8, 2014

Richard Doty of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on misleading claims of cures for lost sense of smell.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Teaching Geriatric Care to a New Generation

June 16, 2014

Gregg Lipschik of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about using a virtual program to review resuscitation techniques.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 12, 2014

Penn Study Also Suggests Adding CPAP Therapy May Help with High Blood Pressure

Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) tend to co-exist and are associated with a variety of cardiovascular risk factors, including inflammation, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 12, 2014

Penn Study Describes New Models for Testing Parkinson's Disease Immune-based Drugs

Using powerful, newly developed cell culture and mouse  models of sporadic Parkinson’s disease (PD), a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has demonstrated that immunotherapy with specifically targeted antibodies may block the development and spread of PD pathology in the brain.

Penn Medicine Gets $10-Million Grant to Investigate Asbestos Contamination in Ambler

June 11, 2014

Trevor Penning of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Each of the projects in the superfund grant came from a community based question, and we will be going back to them with data as the projects progress.”

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)