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November 15 , 2012

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

If you've had joint replacement surgery, it's likely you've been given warfarin, a common blood thinner and clot-preventer, prior to surgery. While effective, research from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson has shown aspirin to be just as effective in preventing clots, specifically pulmonary emboli, life-threatening blood clots that can develop in the arteries of the lungs following joint replacement surgery.
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October 31 , 2012

Deviating from Radiation Protocols Increases Risk of Treatment Failure and Death in Cancer Patients

Implementing measures to ensure radiation therapy protocols are followed not only decreases deviations, but it can also improve overall survival in cancer patients, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital researchers suggest in a first-of-its kind study presented during the plenary session at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 54th Annual Meeting in Boston.
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October 24 , 2012

Improving the Safety of Angioplasty in Patients with Coronary Bypass Graft Disease

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital have shown that combining distal protection devices with the prophylactic use of the drug nicardipine is more effective at preventing life-threatening complications following a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (angioplasty, stenting) on patients who have undergone previous bypass surgery than distal protection devices alone.
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October 19 , 2012

Three New Faculty Appointments for Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Allen F. Champion, D.D.S., completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Morehouse College.
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October 12 , 2012

Eagles and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Celebrate 7 Years of Tackling Breast Cancer

For the seventh year, the Philadelphia Eagles, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and their fans are teaming up for the fight against breast cancer with the annual Tackling Breast Cancer (TBC) campaign.
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October 10 , 2012

Older Age Marker May Be More Appropriate in Predicting Papillary Thyroid Cancer Prognosis

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital have shown that age 45 is no longer a useful predictor of negative outcomes in the staging of papillary thyroid cancer patients. Their findings were among the most impactful abstracts recently presented at the American Thyroid Association annual meeting in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
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September 27 , 2012

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Better Detects High Grade Prostate Cancers with Less Biopsies

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound was found to better detect high-grade prostate cancer than conventional methods, making it a more appropriate approach for screening clinically important cancers and monitoring low-risk ones with less biopsies, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals conclude in a phase III study published online in September in the Journal of Urology.
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September 20 , 2012

1st Annual Diabetes Symposium

Key national and international players on the front lines of diabetes research, care and prevention will descend on Philadelphia for the First Annual Diabetes Symposium: New Advances and Innovations, a one-day symposium on advancing patient care on Friday, September 28, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium on the Thomas Jefferson University campus.
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September 17 , 2012
September 17 , 2012

TJUH and the Eagles Team Up for Prostate Health and Cancer Awareness

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has again teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles to educate fans and others about prostate health and to raise cancer awareness.
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September 07 , 2012

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Launches Online Auction at Charitybuzz

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Jefferson) is pleased to announce the launch of the online auction for the ultimate Eagles' fan insider experience donated by the Philadelphia Eagles. The online auction is powered by, with proceeds benefiting Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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