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Drug for Rare Blood Disorder Developed at Penn Receives Orphan Drug Status from EU

A Penn Medicine-developed drug has received orphan status in Europe this week for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction of red blood cells and thrombosis.
26-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Attacking a Rare Disease at its Source With Gene Therapy

The two main treatments for MPS I are bone marrow transplantation and intravenous enzyme replacement therapy, but these are only marginally effective or clinically impractical, especially when the disease strikes the central nervous system. Using an...
26-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Penn Study Shows 25 Percent Fewer Opioid-Related Deaths in States Allowing Medical Marijuana

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to...
22-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate...
21-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Opens Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT)

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The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT) to build on its previous success developing novel therapies for the personalized diagnosis and...
21-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Trying to Get them Right the First Time

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The common thought in the medical community is that the randomized, controlled trial is the gold standard in medical research. Findings from these studies are thought to be most reliable and are often endorsed by guideline-making organizations and...
18-Aug-2014 1:35 PM EDT

Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson’s Disease Patients

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New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population. The study also found that initiation...
13-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Penn's Basser Research Center for BRCA Names BRCA1 Founder Mary-Claire King Winner of the 2014 Basser Global Prize

Twenty years after the first identification of the BRCA1 gene, the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA will honor the geneticist credited with its founding with the second annual Basser Global Prize. The award will go to...
11-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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Health & Medicine at the 2014 Sochi Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

Penn Medicine physicians and scientists are available for comment on a variety of topics relating to health and injury issues that Winter Olympic athletes may face. Experts are available for interviews by phone, webcam or satellite uplink from the...
6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

Penn Medicine Surgeons Available to Discuss the Robotic Surgery Dr. Drew Chose to Treat His Prostate Cancer

25-Sep-2013 3:40 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment on Latest Research at SLEEP 2013

28-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Penn Health Policy Experts to Convene for Discussion on SCOTUS Ruling; Interviews Available

27-Jun-2012 4:20 PM EDT

Physicians Presenting, Moderating and Available for Expert Commentary at American Transplant Congress 2011 Meeting

Penn Transplant Institute/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine faculty are presenting research findings and moderating sessions on the lateast advances in transplant medicine. The American Transplant Congress keynote speaker (May 4th) this...
2-May-2011 12:15 PM EDT

Expert Advisory: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Vancouver Olympics Coverage

Experts from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are available to offer expert medical insight and commentary during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on issues ranging from the effects of performance enhancing drugs to concerns...
2-Feb-2010 4:50 PM EST

Pioneer Program to Combat Healthcare Disparities

As the 2008 presidential election draws nearer, debate continues over immigration and health care reform. Meanwhile, U.S. doctors must find innovative, cost-effective ways to care for these new Americans. A national authority on health care concerns...
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

Key Answers for Healthcare Reform

Judd Hollander, MD, Professor and Clinical Research Director in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, can share insights on the ways in which new technologies may both improve health care delivery and...
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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