Friday, July 25, 2014

UPMC Clinicians Win Beckwith Institute Grants to Engage Patients, Improve Care>

To experiment with changes big and small that might better engage patients and improve health care, The Beckwith Institute recently awarded 11 new grants to UPMC clinicians and other staff.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

​UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients>

The use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report Pitt/UPCI researchers.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pitt Trauma Experts Aim to Reduce Deaths by Providing Blood-Clotting Agent on Medical Helicopters>

Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will be launching a trial to see if administering a blood-clotting drug to patients while they are being transported by helicopter to the hospital can improve survival rates.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pitt-led Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis is Two Diseases, One Doesn’t Affect Lungs>

Cystic fibrosis (CF) could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn’t affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicin

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D., Will Receive Pitt’s Dickson Prize at Science 2014—Sustain It!>

A scientist who has explored how the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the GI tract and their genes influence human physiology, metabolism and nutritional status will receive the University of Pittsburgh’s 2014 Dickson Prize in Medicine.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pitt Researchers Receive $2.1 Million to Study Prevention of Deadly Lung Injury>

Pitt researchers have received $2.17 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the prevention and early treatment of acute lung injury.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Intervention Through Text Messages Cuts Binge Drinking in Young Adults>

According to a new Pitt study, using text messaging to collect drinking data and offering immediate immediate feedback and support to young adults discharged from emergency rooms reduced the number of drinks they later consumed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pitt Study Finds Telephone Treatment of Depression After Cardiac Bypass Surgery Improves Outcomes, Saves Money>

Screening for depression and then providing a telephone-delivered, “collaborative care” intervention following cardiac bypass surgery improves quality of life and saves money, according to Pitt researchers.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Weight Loss for Overweight Women Could Help Control Hot Flashes, Pitt Study Finds>

Weight loss achieved through moderate calorie reduction and physical activity could help control hot flashes in women going through menopause, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reports.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

UPMC Patient First in U.S. Implanted with Hemolung Before Lifesaving Double Lung Transplant>

An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh for his second double-lung transplant was placed on a device never before used in the U.S., making him healthy enough to eventually get a transplant.