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Team Approach to Support Families Improves ICU Patient-Centered Care and Lowers Costs

Families of critically ill hospital patients report higher satisfaction with clinician communication and a better perception of patient-centered care when the care team uses a low-cost strategy involving intensive emotional support and frequent...
17-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic Use

Overall antibiotic use was not curbed by giving physicians the results of biomarker tests in patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infections, according to findings from the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial.
17-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hookah Responsible for Over Half of Tobacco Smoke Inhaled by Young Smokers

Smoking tobacco from a waterpipe, also known as a hookah, accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah and cigarette smokers in the U.S.
14-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pitt and UPMC join NIH in Launching Nationwide Precision Medicine Effort

On May 6, the National Institutes of Health will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program in collaboration the University of Pittsburgh and other partners.
3-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial Disparity in Premature Deaths Has Narrowed Since 1990

The past quarter century has brought a striking decline in earlier-than-expected deaths among blacks in the U.S., according to a first-of-its-kind analysis performed using an extensive death records database maintained by the University of...
20-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Early Skin Cancer More Accurately Diagnosed by Dermatologist Than Other Providers

PAs increasingly used in dermatology to cut costs and improve access, but are less likely than dermatologists to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers, according to new research.
16-Apr-2018 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pitt Physicians Devise Emergency and Trauma Care Referral Map for U.S.

In response to repeated calls for an integrated emergency care system in the U.S., the University of Pittsburgh rose to the challenge and divided the nation into hundreds of referral regions that describe how patients access advanced care, in a way...
28-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Pittsburgh Announces New Director of the Center for Vaccine Research

A distinguished molecular virologist will lead the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research, which focuses on the development of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases that pose risks to global public health.
28-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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