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December 06 , 2011

Jefferson Psychiatrist Gives Coping Tools For Dealing With Holiday Blues

Jefferson psychiatrist and director of the Mood Disorders Program at Thomas Jefferson University gives coping tools for dealing with holiday blues.
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December 02 , 2011

Dr Timothy Showalter Receives 2011 Ben Franklin PCF Young Investigator Award

Timothy Showalter, M.D., of the Department of Radiation Oncology, was one of 24 people to be named a new Young Investigator by the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 2011.
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November 15 , 2011

Jefferson Psychiatrist Take Two Websites And Call Me In The Morning

Dr. Rajnish Mago, pyschiatrist at Jefferson, prescribes patients Internet websites after their appointments on actual prescription pads made specifically for Internet sites.
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November 14 , 2011

Jeff Researchers Examine Outcomes of Carotid Artery Stenting

A new study shows that carotid artery stenting (CAS) following prior same-side carotid artery revascularization is safe, effective and results in lower incidences of in-hospital death, stroke and heart attack compared to first-time CAS for carotid artery stenosis.
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November 14 , 2011

Impact Of Timing on CAS In Patients After Stroke Or TIS Attack Evaluated

Jefferson researchers analyze impact of timing on carotid artery stenting in patients after stroke or transient ischemic attack.
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November 08 , 2011

First Academic Medical Center to Offer FDA Approved BRAF Mutation Test for Melanoma Patients

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the first academic medical center in the United States to offer the recently-approved U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) diagnostic tool that tests melanoma patients for the BRAF mutation (which occurs in about half of all cases) and ultimately determines if they’ll benefit from a new, potentially life-saving drug.
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November 08 , 2011

A New Definition for Periprosthetic Joint Infection

A rise in periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) rates has the orthopedic community moving to develop it’s first-ever agreed upon definition and diagnostic criteria to help better treat patients.
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October 27 , 2011

Minimizing Healthcare Associated Infections

Healthcare associated infections, such as catheter related acute bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), significantly affect hospital morbidity and mortality but by developing evidenced-based, best practices, these occurrences can be minimized, according to research from surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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October 26 , 2011

Voichita Bar Ad Named an Educator of the Year

Voichita Bar-Ad, M.D, an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, is one of the select few to be named an “Educator of the Year” by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO).
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October 26 , 2011

Surgeons Cut Whipple Procedure Wound Infections in Half with New Measures

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital surgeons found that a carefully-selected surgical care check list of 12 measures reduced Whipple procedure wound infections by nearly 50 percent.
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