The precise targeting and limited dosing of radiation via proton therapy is proving to be an advantage in ongoing efforts to reduce treatment side effects among head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study of pediatric patients from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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At least 30 percent of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) suffer some form of mental dysfunction as reflected in anxiety, depression, and especially delirium.
In the age of social media, people's inner lives are increasingly recorded through the language they use online. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers is interested in whether a computational analysis of this language can provide as much, or more, insight into their personalities as traditional methods used by psychologists, such as self-reported surveys and questionnaires.
Neil Fishman and Theoklis Zaoutis of the Perelman School of Medicine review drug-resistant microbes.
Meera Gupta and Michael Anderson of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on providing the Yorn system for patients in the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on companies moving employees to private exchanges.