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Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to Be Changed

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New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

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Mitral Valve Repair, Open Heart Surgery, Mitral Regurgitation

New Study: Innovative Heart Device Is Safe and Effective

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A new study finds that the Harpoon Mitral Valve Repair System, an image-guided device based on technology developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is safe and effective.

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New Clinical Trial Explores Combining Immunotherapy and Radiation for Newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are investigating a new approach to treat high-risk soft-tissue sarcomas by combining two immunotherapy drugs with radiation therapy to stimulate the immune system to destroy the main tumor as well as leftover microscopic cancer cells that may seed other tumors.

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New Study Shows Novel Collaborative Intensive Care Can Significantly Improve Treatment for Heart Patients – and Cut Costs

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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that a new, collaborative treatment model for seriously ill heart patients with breathing difficulties results in better care and lower costs.

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New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients with Liver Failure

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought.

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Author/Expert Available to Discuss AAP’s New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating High Blood Pressure in Children

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Civil Unrest After Freddie Gray’s Death Harms Health in Baltimore Mothers

The April 2015 civil unrest associated with Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody caused a significant spike of stress in mothers of young children living in affected neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM). The research, conducted before, during and after the period of civil unrest, found that the number of mothers with depressive symptoms increased from an average of 21% before the incident to an average of 31% during the acute period, spiking to 50% in August 2015. Mothers also reported concerns about disruptions in daily routines such as eating, sleeping and shopping, all of which can undermine maternal wellbeing and negatively affect parenting behaviors and subsequently, child development.

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Secondhand Smoke Ups Heart Disease in Unique Group of Female Nonsmokers – Amish Women

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Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, conducted in a Pennsylvania Amish community where virtually no women smoke, finds effects of secondhand smoke differ between men and women.

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Genotyping, Clopidogrel, CYP2C19 testing, DNA, gene activation, cardiac stent, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Cardiac Catheterization, blocked artery, Heart, Heart Attack And Stroke

University of Maryland Medical Center Offers Genetic Testing as Standard of Care to Help Improve Outcomes for Heart Stent Patients

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is now offering a simple genetic test to patients who receive heart stents to determine whether they have a genetic deficiency that affects how they respond to a common drug to prevent blood clots. Patients are typically given the medication, clopidogrel, to prevent cardiovascular events after having a stent placed in a coronary artery to treat a blockage.







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