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X-linked Gene Mutations Cause Some Cases of Male Infertility, Pitt Study Says

PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2015 – Some cases of male infertility are due to mutations in the maternal X chromosome that prevent development of viable sperm, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). The study was published online today in the New […]

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Trial Co-Led by Pitt Researcher Shows Greater Function after Stroke When Blood Clots Removed from Brain Blood Vessels

PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2015 – A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings will be announced today at the annual meeting of the European Stroke Organisation […]

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Health Care Gaps Narrow as More Patients of All Races Receive Recommended Treatment, Study Finds

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2014 – Racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of U.S. hospital care for patients with heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia shrank considerably between 2005 and 2010, as more patients of all races received recommended treatments, according to a national analysis by several institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh School of […]

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UPMC, Pitt Honors and Presentations Among Highlights at ATS Annual Meeting

PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2014 – Several UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine experts were honored at the recent American Thoracic Society (ATS) annual meeting in San Diego. For the second year in a row, a study involving UPMC has been published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in conjunction with a presentation […]

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Expert Shows Prophylactic Antibiotics Prevent Urinary Tract Infection Recurrences in Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, May 4, 2014 – A study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC demonstrated that children diagnosed with an abnormal flow of urine from the bladder to the upper urinary tract, called vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), can avoid recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) by taking daily low-dose antibiotics, although […]

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UPMC Physician First Author of Paper in New England Journal of Medicine

Jon Watchko, MD, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, was the first author of a paper entitled, “Bilirubin-Induced Neurologic Damage — Mechanisms and Management Approaches.” The paper was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Approximately 85 percent of newborns are affected by neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and the resultant clinical […]

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New Device Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Episodes by 70 Percent, Pitt-UPMC Study Shows

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2014 – Implantation of a sleep apnea device called Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy can lead to significant improvements for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. After one year, patients using the device had an approximately 70 percent […]

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Pitt Unlocks Trove of Public Health Data to Help Fight Deadly Contagious Diseases

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 27, 2013 – In an unprecedented windfall for public access to health data, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have collected and digitized all weekly surveillance reports for reportable diseases in the United States going back more than 125 years. The easily searchable database, described in the Nov. 28 issue […]

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New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Pitt/UPMC Study Finding Potential Asthma Treatment

Gladwin, Kaminski, Student Research Receive Honors at International Pulmonology Conference PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2013 – An experimental, lab-made molecule was able to stick to certain inflammatory proteins and reduce acute breathing problems among people with a type of moderate-to-severe asthma, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings were published today […]

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U.S. Study Strongly Supports Screening for Colorectal Cancer, Demonstrates Substantial Cancer Prevention and Mortality Reduction

PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2012 – Colorectal cancer screening is effective at preventing cancer from developing in the left and right colon, and also prevents death due to the disease, according to the first U.S. endoscopic screening study, published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Results from the study also were presented today at […]

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