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Health & Medicine
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is highlighted for his skepticism surrounding the idea of health-care savings on drugs that are targeted to individuals.
Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted about the expanding interest in using cash as an incentive for dieters to lose weight.
Addressing on the challenges that accompany transitions between health care settings could be a key strategy for improving clinical outcomes for people living with HIV, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
The wide consensus that health care spending poses a threat to the nation’s fiscal solvency has led to the championing of “value” as a goal of health care reform efforts.
Penn Medicine: Donor Smoking and Recipient Obesity Tied to Higher Rates of Death and Lung Injury After Lung Transplantation
PHILADELPHIA — A multi-institution study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has identified several important risk factors, including a donor’s smoking history and recipient obesity, linked to severe primary graft dysfunction (PGD), the major cause of serious illness and death after lung transplantation. PGD is a common complication that affects up to 25 percent of lung transplant patients shortly after surgery. The study also found that some previously identified risk factors, including donor sex, race, age, and means of death, were not associated with PGD.