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April 29 , 2013
April 29 , 2013

VEGF May Not Be Relevant Biomarker For Advanced Prostate Cancer

The well-studied protein VEGF does not appear to have any prognostic or predictive value for men with locally advanced prostate cancer, researchers from the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and other institutions found in a retrospective study.
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April 16 , 2013
April 16 , 2013

Jefferson Hand Surgeon Recognized for Commitment to Global Health

Randall Culp, MD, hand surgeon with The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (formerly The Philadelphia Hand Center) at Jefferson has been awarded the 2013 Golden Apple Award from Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an organization committed to improving global health through education.
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April 11 , 2013
April 11 , 2013

Kimmel Cancer Center Hosts Survivorship Conference

The conference will feature a keynote speech from Mary S. McCabe, RN, MA, director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) as well as breakout sessions on nutritional information, women's sexuality and men and sex after cancer.
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April 11 , 2013
April 11 , 2013

American College of Physicians Recognizes Jefferson Physicians with Prestigious Master Designation

Howard Weitz, MD, FACP, FACC, director of the Jefferson Heart Institute and Bernard L. Segal Professor of Cardiology at Jefferson Medical College and Geno Merli, MD, FACP, senior vice president, chief medical officer and co-director of the Jefferson Vascular Center will be recognized as Masters of the American College of Physicians (ACP) on April 11th at the ACP annual meeting in San Francisco.
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March 27 , 2013

Many Cancer Institution Websites Lack Nutritional Guidance Others Give Conflicting Messages

Radiation oncologists at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are stressing the need for evidence-based, standardized guidelines on dietary recommendations for cancer patients — and with good reason. A new analysis revealed that online dietary recommendations for cancer patients, if even present on an institution's website, appear to be consistently inconsistent.
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March 22 , 2013
March 22 , 2013

Aspirin is as Successful as Warfarin at Preventing Clots Following Joint Replacement Surgery

Research from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson University Hospital has shown aspirin to be just as effective in preventing clots, specifically pulmonary emboli (PE), life-threatening blood clots that can develop in the arteries of the lungs following joint replacement surgery.
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March 21 , 2013
March 21 , 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma Significantly Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Tennis Elbow

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been used to manage pain associated with torn tendons, muscles and ligaments, mostly in athletes, at all levels. Though it has anecdotally been successful, the evidence to support its efficaciousness is weak.
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March 21 , 2013
March 21 , 2013

Optimal ESR and CRP CutOff Values Based on New Criteria for Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Infections, as the news has shown time and again, can be deadly. Periprothesthetic joint infection (PJI) is the infection of grave concern to the orthopedic community, especially in its growingly common antibiotic-resistant form. This all-too-common infection can be found deep inside the joint prosthesis following joint replacement surgery.
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March 20 , 2013
March 20 , 2013

Rothman Researchers Develop New Anatomically based Classification for Diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis

Physician-researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have developed a new, clinically meaningful scale of severity for diagnosing patients with cervical spinal stenosis. Their goal was to create a more accurate scale than the current “mild, moderate or severe” designations used for patients with this condition, a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck. Researchers sought to create a reproducible, clinically validated classification of central cervical stenosis.
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March 04 , 2013

Berkowitz Family Foundation Funds Lecture Highlighting Humanism in Medicine

Thomas Jefferson University has received a generous gift from Mr. Edwin Berkowitz and The Berkowitz Family Foundation of Merion, PA to fund an annual program on humanism in medicine that will attract nationally known speakers. A similar gift was given to The Foundation of Cooper University Hospital, with the request that the two institutions collaborate annually on this educational event.
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