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- First Mutation-Targeted Bladder Cancer Drug May Be Under-Used May 12, 2022 The first bladder cancer drug targeting a cancer-driving gene mutation has been used relatively little despite its clear efficacy in a clinical trial, suggests a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
- $12 Million Grant Propels Research of Immune Systems of Pregnant Individuals May 12, 2022 To reveal how the immune system may drive health and disease in pregnant people and better understand how to best leverage vaccines to ensure maternal and fetal protection from infectious disease, a team of researchers has been awarded a five-year, over $12 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) for the promotion of multidisciplinary investigations and the advancement of maternal health.
- Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Launch Multi-Million Dollar Joint Initiative to Improve Health and Wellbeing in West and Southwest Philadelphia Neighborhoods with Greenspaces, Career Training, and Community Environmental Grants May 11, 2022 The Penn Urban Health Lab, along with 13 community and faith-based organizations, will launch Deeply Rooted, a community-driven program to promote health equity and environmental justice in Black and brown neighborhoods in West and Southwest Philadelphia.
- Large Study in Botswana Finds Daily Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy Reduces Complications at Birth May 11, 2022 A six-year study of nearly 100,000 women in Botswana has provided new evidence that relatively inexpensive daily diet supplementation of iron, folic acid and vitamin supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth.
- Racial Gap in Completed Doctor Visits Disappeared in 2020 as Telemedicine Adopted May 09, 2022 Historically, there has been racial inequity when it comes to primary care appointments, which are vital for managing and preventing chronic disease. But as COVID-19 struck the United States in 2020 and telemedicine availability rose sharply, gaps in access disappeared for Black patients at Penn Medicine, new research shows.
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Reforming Nursing Home Financing, Payment, and Oversight.
Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Grabowski DC, Stevenson DG The New England journal of medicine. 2022 May 14
Multi-ancestry genetic study of type 2 diabetes highlights the power of diverse populations for discovery and translation.
Mahajan A, Spracklen CN, Zhang W, Ng MCY, Petty LE, Kitajima H, Yu GZ, ... Nature genetics. 2022 May 12
Pulse Oximetry for Monitoring Patients with Covid-19 at Home - A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial.
Lee KC, Morgan AU, Chaiyachati KH, Asch DA, Xiong RA, Do D, Kilaru AS, ... The New England journal of medicine. 2022 May 12;386(19):1857-1859 Epub 2022 Apr 6
Supporting Innovation in Medicaid Policy - Interventions to Increase Adoption of RCTs.
Wallace J, Smith J, Venkataramani A The New England journal of medicine. 2022 May 12;386(19):1775-1777 Epub 2022 May 7
Biomarker Testing, Treatment Uptake, and Survival Among Patients With Urothelial Cancer Receiving Gene-Targeted Therapy.
Nimgaonkar V, Hubbard RA, Carpenter EL, Mamtani R JAMA oncology. 2022 May 12
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