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2014-07-02 23:06:35

An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh for his second double-lung transplant was placed on a device never before used in the U.S., making him healthy enough to eventually get a transplant. Jon Sacker, of Moore, Okla., is now recovering after his lifesaving surgery at UPMC Presbyterian. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Suffering from cystic fibrosis and rejecting the transplanted lungs he had gotten just two years ago, Jon Sacker, 33, came to UPMC from his hometown in Moore,...

2014-06-27 12:26:43

New beginning in health care provides roadmap for assuring high-quality, affordable health care PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pennsylvania residents will have access to doctors and hospitals and new levels of protection against health care disruption under the terms of a new accord announced today by Gov. Tom Corbett in Harrisburg. Highmark Health fully supports the arrangement, formally two consent decrees, noting that it provides a "roadmap" for how Highmark...

2014-05-23 23:08:31

The event will bring together speakers from leading organizations across the globe and is geared towards professionals who are either interested or directly involved in the production, publication, distribution and provision of digital books and access technologies for people with disabilities. Paris, France (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Together with BrailleNet and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions section for...

2014-02-18 23:22:41

Windows 8 tablet-based system makes it simple for physicians to access the applications and patient data they need, keeping them focused on care, not technology. Pittsburgh, PA and Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 UPMC and Caradigm are developing a mobile Windows 8.1 tablet-based platform that lets physicians, with the touch of a screen, instantly switch among different clinical applications while maintaining patient context. Being developed with support from Microsoft and Intel...

2013-10-15 23:32:59

Visiopharm a leader in Quantitative Digital Pathology and Omnyx LLC, a joint venture between GE Healthcare and UPMC a leader in digital pathology, partner to advance cancer diagnostics with clinically validated image analysis algorithms for pathologists. Hoersholm, Denmark (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Visiopharm a leader in Quantitative Digital Pathology and Omnyx LLC, a joint venture between GE Healthcare and UPMC a leader in digital pathology, partner to advance cancer diagnostics with...

2012-05-23 21:29:30

In one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the cost of robotic-assisted, laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer, researchers at UPMC found that this now-dominant surgical approach is significantly more costly than standard open surgery, despite little scientific evidence of long-term improved patient outcomes. The results of the study are available online and will appear in the July issue of the journal Urology. In one of the first studies based on actual direct and indirect...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.