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Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Participated in Nationwide Study that Finds Three Medications are Safe and Effective in Treating Life-Threatening Seizures

Hackensack University Medical Center Participated in Nationwide Study that Finds Three Medications are Safe and Effective in Treating Life-Threatening Seizures

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center researchers in Emergency Medicine participated in a nationwide study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November 2019 that concluded that three drugs are equally safe and effective in treating patients with life-threatening seizures called Status Epilepticus (SE). The new study, Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT), examined three medications commonly administered in the emergency department to treat SE – levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate – in order to learn which is most effective in treating patients.

Channels: All Journal News, Neuro, NEJM,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
  • Embargo expired:
    15-Jan-2020 5:00 PM EST

Global Team Enables Child With a Fatal Genetic Disease to Recover

Mount Sinai Health System

A young boy with a rare genetic disease that typically kills within weeks of birth is now 3 years old and in remission thanks to a collaborative effort that included physicians at King Saud University Department of Pediatrics and immunologists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Channels: Genetics, Healthcare, Immunology, Pharmaceuticals, NEJM, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 5:50 PM EST
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Newswise: The Ultimate Telemedicine: UNC Expert Helps Treat Astronaut’s Blood Clot During NASA Mission

The Ultimate Telemedicine: UNC Expert Helps Treat Astronaut’s Blood Clot During NASA Mission

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Moll was the only non-NASA physician NASA consulted when it was discovered that an astronaut aboard the ISS had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – or blood clot – in the jugular vein of their neck.

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Space and Astronomy, NEJM,

Released:
2-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
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Released:
11-Dec-2019 9:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Head-to-Head Comparison Finds Three Anti-Seizure Drugs Equally Effective for Severe Form of Epilepsy
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    27-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
Released:
27-Nov-2019 10:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Better way to interpret blood tests to diagnose pulmonary embolism
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    27-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST

Better way to interpret blood tests to diagnose pulmonary embolism

McMaster University

A study led by Hamilton researchers has found a new way to interpret blood test results in patients who are investigated for blood clots in their lungs, a condition known as pulmonary embolism. This new approach applies to D-dimer blood tests, which are used by physicians to rule out the presence of a blood clot.

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Healthcare, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, NEJM,

Released:
25-Nov-2019 11:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Secondary surgery does not improve overall survival for recurrent ovarian cancer patients
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    13-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST

Secondary surgery does not improve overall survival for recurrent ovarian cancer patients

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that secondary tumor-reduction, or cytoreduction, surgery followed by chemotherapy did not result in longer survival than chemotherapy alone in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Surgery, Women's Health, NEJM,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A phase three clinical trial that UT Southwestern participated in determined that a three-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who have a single copy of the most common genetic mutation for the disease.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Digestive Disorders, Genetics, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, NEJM,

Released:
31-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Mayo Clinic studies patient privacy in MRI research

Mayo Clinic

Though identifying data typically are removed from medical image files before they are shared for research, a Mayo Clinic study finds that this may not be enough to protect patient privacy.

Channels: All Journal News, Patient Safety, Technology, National Institutes of Health (NIH), NEJM,

Released:
23-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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