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Temperatures Rising: Patients Taking Diuretics May See More Benefit by Upping Potassium Intake During Warmer Weather
February 18, 2019
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that taking prescription potassium supplements can reduce these patients’ risk by nearly 10 percent as daily outdoor temperatures increase.
How Can We Reduce Concussions in Football? Change Kickoffs, Experts Say
October 01, 2018
How best to reduce concussions and other brain injuries that occur in American football continues to perplex scientists, coaches, and fans at all levels of the sport, but a new study published today in JAMA points to one way to make the sport safer: move the kickoff line.
Advancing Transplantation: Hepatitis C-infected Organs Safe for Transplantation When Followed by Antiviral Treatment
August 06, 2018
Twenty patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving kidney transplants from deceased donors who were infected with the disease, according to a study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records “Nudged” Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets
January 17, 2018
Patients may receive 30 or more opioid tablets in an initial prescription, when a much lesser quantity would suffice. Implementing a default option for a lower quantity of tablets in the electronic medical records discharge orders may help combat the issue by “nudging” physicians to prescribe smaller quantities consistent with prescribing guidelines.
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