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Latest University Hospitals Case Medical Center Stories

2014-02-12 12:30:11

Inaugural 2014 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine CLEVELAND, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to pediatric cardiologist and genetics researcher Harry Dietz, MD, of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, established this year by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the American Society for Clinical...

2014-02-10 11:10:49

System gained nationwide attention when University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Dr. Onders implanted stimulator in actor Christopher Reeve A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to independent respiration, where they could breathe on their own without the aid of a ventilator or...

2014-01-09 12:18:35

UH Case Medical Center one of US and European clinical trial sites showing marked improvements for sleep apnea sufferers Results published in a new study in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine report that mild electronic stimulation therapy to the upper airway during sleep is effective in reducing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In the Stimulation Therapy for Apnea Reduction (The STAR Trial) study, researchers tested an implantable electronic stimulation device called...

2013-12-13 12:23:17

Data presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium CLEVELAND, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University examined how changes in the genetic composition of breast cancer tumors after brief exposure to either biologic therapy or chemotherapy can predict future clinical outcomes in patients. Results showed that through deep...

2013-10-24 12:26:13

Partnership increases critical support for researchers' efforts to find new therapies to treat Alzheimer's disease CLEVELAND, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center announced today a newly formed partnership that will leverage their combined expertise and resources to advance highly promising Alzheimer's disease drug discovery projects conducted in academic...

2013-09-27 10:14:29

The 'HARM score' -- calculated from length-of-stay, readmission rate, and mortality Since the publication in 2000 of a report titled "To Err is Human" by the Institute of Medicine which called for a reduction in preventable medical errors, there has been an increasing demand for making improvements in the quality and measurement of health care outcomes. Although many measures have been developed, they tend to be complex, labor intensive, have an unclear relationship with improved outcomes,...

2013-07-22 08:27:05

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extensive national search, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center have named Douglas Rhee, MD, an accomplished glaucoma specialist, eye surgeon and researcher, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Rhee is expected to start in September and appointment becomes official after the Case Western Reserve board of trustees provides its approval. He...

2013-07-16 08:29:36

Named to Prestigious Lists in all 12 Methodology-Ranked Specialties CLEVELAND, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is one of only 18 hospitals in the country to have been named to U.S. News & World Report's most exclusive rankings list: the Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most complex cases. This year's Honor Roll...

2013-07-02 08:25:39

CLEVELAND, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement granting University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center rights to a series of diagnostic tests to determine drug resistance and co-receptor tropism in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The phenotypic and genotypic HIV tests (or assays) were invented by Eric Arts, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at...

2013-05-15 20:22:47

CLEVELAND, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center's (UHCMC) Seidman Cancer Center will present findings from two studies evaluating new technologies designed to address common barriers to patient enrollment in clinical trials. Results from a large-scale, randomized trial demonstrated that the use of tailored, web-based videos delivering educational information to patients before an oncologist visit can significantly improve knowledge and reduce...