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2014-07-15 00:20:42

Named to Prestigious Lists in all 12 Methodology-Ranked Specialties CLEVELAND, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals rankings. UH Case Medical Center was ranked in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties for the third year in a row and in the Top 20 in four specialties - Cancer, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, and...

2014-07-10 12:30:55

Three-Year Grant to Support New Model of Care for Patients with Complex Cancer CLEVELAND, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a three-year grant to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to support a new national model aimed at improving care for patients with complex cancer. Titled "Evidence-Conformant Oncology Care," the project will test a unique model developed at...

2014-06-06 16:23:27

ADDF Harrington Scholars selected to receive funding and project management to support recent discoveries that may lead to new therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease CLEVELAND, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from The Ohio State (Columbus) and Emory (Atlanta) Universities will be the first recipients of drug discovery funding and innovation support from a new partnership between the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI)...

2014-05-14 20:23:48

CLEVELAND, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center will present findings from a study that found the presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, ahead of treatment may help predict response to platinum-based chemotherapy in women with triple-negative breast cancer. The data are being presented at the 50(th) American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago....

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...

2013-09-27 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,...


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