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Penn’s ‘Enhanced Recovery’ Program Significantly Reduces Post-Op Opioid Use

Penn Medicine researchers found that when an “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” protocol was employed—which optimizes patients’ surgical care before, during, and after surgery—the majority of patients did not need opioids for pain...
6-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Perfectly Balanced: The Yin and Yang of Inflammation Controlled By A Single Molecule

Penn Study Reveals A Molecular Mechanism That Helps The Body Mount Perfectly Balanced Responses to Deadly Infections
3-Aug-2020 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Cancer Institute Designates Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center as “Exceptional”

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has once again rated the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania (ACC) as “exceptional,” the highest possible rating for an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.
4-Aug-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Medicine Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Improve Uptake of Cancer Care Best Practices

A new grant awarded to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will help identify methods to improve uptake of state-of-the-science care that can have a significant impact for patients.
4-Aug-2020 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Identify New Genetic Cause of a Form of Inherited Neuropathy

Inherited mutations in a gene that keeps nerve cells intact was shown, for the first time, to be a driver of a neuropathy known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. This finding is detailed in a study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine...
3-Aug-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Care in the Time of COVID

The medical community is urgently trying to tell the public that seeking health care is still essential, particularly in cancer care, where early detection is key
29-Jul-2020 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New machine learning method allows hospitals to share patient data -- privately

Penn Medicine researchers have shown that federated learning is successful specifically in the context of brain imaging, by being able to analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of brain tumor patients and distinguish healthy brain tissue...
28-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Have Low Risk of Stroke

New research from Penn Medicine shows a low risk of stroke in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Notably, the majority of afflicted patients had existing risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. These findings provide more clarity...
27-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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