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Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records “Nudged” Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets

For patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets leftover that could be diverted for misuse or abuse. Implementing a default option...
16-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Elevating Patient Care: Penn Medicine Orthopaedics and Princeton Orthopedic Associates Forge Strategic Partnership

Penn Orthopaedics and Princeton Orthopedic Associates have announced a new strategic alliance in an effort to enhance and continue to improve orthopaedic care to patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As part of the Penn Medicine Orthopaedic...
16-Jan-2018 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Identify New Treatment Target for Melanoma


Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better...
16-Jan-2018 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Insurance Company Requirements Place Heavy Administrative Burden on Physicians Seeking to Prescribe New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

A rare glimpse into the prior authorization requirements implemented by public and private insurance providers across the country has found substantial administrative burden for a new class of medications for patients with high cholesterol that...
15-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Past Exposures Shape Immune Response in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Infections


By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better...
12-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Study on Super-Silenced DNA Hints at New Ways to Reprogram Cells


Newly described stretches of super-silenced DNA reveal a fresh approach to reprogram cell identity to use in regenerative medicine studies and one day in the clinic.
5-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Medicine Chief Scientific Officer Receives Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Jonathan A. Epstein, MD, executive vice dean and chief scientific officer of Penn Medicine, has received a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Outstanding Investigator Award. The highly competitive award provides long-term support to...
3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Carfilzomib Can Lead to Cardiovascular Toxicity in Multiple Myeloma Patients

The proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has taken on an increasing role in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but new research from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows the therapy comes with the risk of cardiovascular...
28-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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