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Article ID: 714429

Silver Loading and Switching: Unintended Consequences of Pulling Health Policy Levers

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A move by the White House in 2017 – decried by many health policy analysts as an attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act – had unanticipated consequences that improved the affordability of health insurance for Marketplace enrollees.

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17-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714502

Pitt, UPMC Trauma Doctors Lead National Trial to Settle Debate on Managing Airways in Emergencies

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will lead nearly two dozen emergency medical service agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival among people who have difficulty breathing after a trauma.

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18-Jun-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714202

Shedding Light on ‘Black Box’ of Inpatient Opioid Use

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are not given opioids. The findings are among the first to shed light on in-patient opioid prescribing.

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11-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Breastmilk Antibody Protects Preterm Infants from Deadly Intestinal Disease
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Breastmilk Antibody Protects Preterm Infants from Deadly Intestinal Disease

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Human and mouse experiments show that an antibody in breastmilk is necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis – an often deadly bacterial disease of the intestine.

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13-Jun-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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    7-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713904

Rapidly Removing Fluid from Critically Ill Patients in Kidney Failure Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The faster fluid is removed using continuous dialysis from patients with failing kidneys, the higher the likelihood they will die in the next several months, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers.

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4-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714086

Weight-Loss Patients at Higher Risk of Death From Substance Use Disorders

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who’ve had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public, according to University of Pittsburgh research published today in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

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7-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Pitt and CMU receive Department of Defense Contract to Create an Autonomous Robotic Trauma Care System

Article ID: 713342

Pitt and CMU receive Department of Defense Contract to Create an Autonomous Robotic Trauma Care System

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University have each been awarded 4-year contracts totaling nearly $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to create an autonomous trauma care system that fits in a backpack and can treat and stabilize soldiers injured in

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22-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Pitt Public Health to Lead Creation of Global, Cloud-Based Data System for Infectious Diseases

Article ID: 713177

Pitt Public Health to Lead Creation of Global, Cloud-Based Data System for Infectious Diseases

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Backed by a five-year, $6.7 million National Institutes of Health grant, the University of Pittsburgh today announced that it plans to lead a culture shift in data-sharing rippling through scientific fields and harness it to improve global knowledge of infectious diseases.

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20-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Deep Sedation and Controlled Paralysis Do Not Improve Survival of Critically Ill Patients with Severe Breathing Difficulty
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Deep Sedation and Controlled Paralysis Do Not Improve Survival of Critically Ill Patients with Severe Breathing Difficulty

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Reversibly paralyzing and heavily sedating hospitalized patients with severe breathing problems do not improve outcomes in most cases, according to a clinical trial conducted at dozens of North American hospitals. The trial settles a long-standing debate in the critical care medicine community.

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16-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713070

Big Data Reveals Hidden Subtypes of Sepsis

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Much like cancer, sepsis isn’t simply one condition, but rather many conditions with varying clinical characteristics that could benefit from different treatments, according to a study involving more than 100,000 patients. The findings could explain why several recent clinical trials have failed.

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16-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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