UTMB team proves potential for reducing pre-term birth by treating fetus as patient

GALVESTON, Texas – The results of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch may pave the way for a new medicine delivery system that could reduce the incidence of pre-term labor and premature birth by allowing physicians to treat the ‘fetus as the patient’. The study has been published in Science […]

Patient characteristics associated with telemedicine access during COVID-19 pandemic

What The Study Did: This study identified racial/ ethnic, sex, age, language, and socioeconomic differences in accessing telemedicine for primary care and specialty ambulatory care; if not addressed, these differences may compound existing inequities in care among vulnerable populations. Authors: Srinath Adusumalli, M.D., M.Sc., of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author. […]

Community spread of COVID-19 tied to patient survival rates at area hospitals

PHILADELPHIA and MINNETONKA, Minn. — High rates of COVID-19 in the county where a hospital is located appears to reduce survival rates among hospitalized patients with the virus, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and at UnitedHealth Group. These findings were published in […]

Study shows minimal impact of APPs on ED productivity, flow, safety, patient experience

IMAGE: US national emergency medicine group: 13,024,216 visits, 105,863 emergency department days, 94 general emergency departments, and 19 states. view more  Credit: KIRSTY CHALLEN, B.SC., MBCHB, MRES, PH.D., LANCASHIRE TEACHING HOSPITALS, UNITED KINGDOM DES PLAINES, IL — Advanced practice providers (APPs) have lower productivity compared with emergency department physicians, seeing fewer and less complex patients and […]

CHOP researchers reverse severe lymphatic disorder in patient with Noonan syndrome

Philadelphia, November 20, 2020–Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have resolved a severe lymphatic disorder in a girl with Noonan Syndrome that had led to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, fluid collection around the lungs, and numerous surgeries that had been unable to resolve her symptoms. By identifying a genetic mutation along a pathway related to […]

A novel monoclonal antibody therapy cuts LDL cholesterol by half in a high-risk patient population,

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol–the so-called “bad” cholesterol–by 50 percent in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia whose condition is resistant to standard treatments, a phase 2 study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and other global academic sites has found. Results from the study sponsored by Regeneron, are being […]

Next generation BRAF inhibitor cancer drug shows promise in early patient trial

A new drug designed to work on cancers with an altered BRAF gene has shown promise in an early patient trial presented at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, which is taking place online. The BRAF gene is involved in telling healthy cells when to grow and form new cells, […]