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May 07 , 2012

Rothman Institute at Jefferson Spine Surgeons Recognized Among the Best in the Country

Surgeons at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson were recently voted by their peers as three of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country. The complete list appears on the popular industry website Orthopedics This Week.
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May 03 , 2012

Poorer Quality of Life for Certain Subpopulations After Prostate Cancer Treatment

To improve the quality of life in gay men and minorities treated for prostate cancer, a greater awareness of ethnic and sexual preference-related factors is needed to help men choose a more-suitable treatment plan, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital conclude in a literature review published May 1 in Nature Reviews Urology.
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April 19 , 2012

Jefferson Surgeon Appointed Associate Editor for Critical Care Podcast Series

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, associate professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has been named an associate editor and podcast host of the iCritical Care Podcasts (www.sccm.org/iCriticalCare).
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April 17 , 2012

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Opens New Barretts Esophagus Treatment Center

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital announces the opening of its new Jefferson Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center, one of only a few dedicated Barrett’s centers in the country and the first multidisciplinary center solely dedicated to treating Barrett’s esophagus disease in Philadelphia.
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April 06 , 2012

Edith Mitchell Named 2012 Recipient of ASCO Humanitarian Award

Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP, a medical oncologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, has been named the 2012 recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Humanitarian Award for her personification of the society’s mission and values, and for going above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding patient care.
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April 06 , 2012

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Notify Patients of Security Breach

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH) has notified approximately 600 patients that there was a theft of radiology registration documents containing personal information for services provided between February 4 and March 22, 2005. Affected patients have been sent a letter detailing the extensive identity protection resources being made available to them.
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April 02 , 2012

Local Triathlete Survives Pulmonary Embolism

Maryam Sadaghiani was 27 and an amateur triathlete when she was diagnosed with blood clots in her lung, also known as pulmonary emboli (PE). For this extremely healthy young woman, the diagnosis came as a shock. She had none of the common risk factors.
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March 29 , 2012
March 29 , 2012

Radiation Therapy Students Use Virtual Reality Training

Students in the Radiation Therapy bachelor's degree program in the Department of Radiologic Sciences at Jefferson School of Health Professions are now encouraged to make something they once dreaded — mistakes. Before they embark on their clinical rotation, where one wrong move might harm a patient, they'll slip on 3D goggles and simulate various procedures using cutting-edge virtual reality software called Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT).
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March 27 , 2012
March 27 , 2012

New Brachytherapy Suite Opens at Kimmel Cancer Center

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Department of Radiation Oncology has unveiled the region's only image-guided brachytherapy suite, where patients can have radiation imaging, planning and treatment in a single location without being moved.
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March 26 , 2012

Survey of Radiation Oncology Quality Assurance Practices Finds Much Variation Across North America

A team of radiation oncologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson investigated how thoroughly different hospitals in North America use "chart rounds" to review the radiotherapy cancer patients, and discovered some "unsettling" results.
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