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Study: Process used to select lung transplant patients may need to be changed

Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 2017 - With a limited number of lungs available, deciding who gets a transplant can be a matter of life or death. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) suggests that the system...Show More Summary

Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to Be Changed

New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

Study: Process used to select lung transplant patients may need to be changed

(University of Maryland Medical Center) New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

New Study: Innovative Heart Device Is Safe and Effective

A new study finds that the Harpoon Mitral Valve Repair System, an image-guided device based on technology developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is safe and effective.

UMD School of Medicine researchers studying new approach to antibiotic resistance

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Antibiotic resistance to serious wound and systemic infections is a growing concern, particularly among those injured in combat. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) are studying how to fend off deadly infections by targeting the body's immune response to harmful bacteria.

Emergency rooms are providing nearly half of all medical care in the US — and that may be a problem

A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that nearly half of all medical care in the United States happens in emergency rooms — and it may mean that vulnerable populations aren’t getting care that meets all their needs. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Study Finds Link Between Antidepressant Use and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has published the first population-based study that comprehensively examines pediatric patients' risk of developing type 2 diabetes after beginning treatment with an antidepressant.

New study: nearly half of US medical care comes from emergency rooms

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments has grown. The paper highlights the major role played by emergency rooms in US health care.

New Study: Nearly Half of U.S. Medical Care Comes From Emergency Rooms

Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments has grown. The paper highlights the major role played by emergency rooms in U.S. health care.

Researchers work to mitigate water scarcity crisis with solar-powered devices made of wood

Engineers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have created a novel technological solution to the pressing global challenge of water scarcity by creating a suite of solar steam generation devices that are at once efficient, easily accessible, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and extremely low cost.

Bias and Opportunity for Immigrants in the Legal Profession

The Washington Post recently covered a leaked email exchange from the University of Maryland in which the school’s Mock Trial team assistant coach lamented the “mediocre” to “poor” performance of Latinx students and asked if any of them had to be included to satisfy diversity requirements for the makeup of the team. While an embarrassing […]

Study highlights 10 most unnecessary and overused medical tests and treatments

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Unnecessary medication. Tests that don't reveal the problem, or uncover a 'problem' that isn't really there. Procedures that have more risk than benefit. A new study highlights some of the most egregious examples of medical overuse in America. The goal is not to shame anyone, but to make healthcare more effective and efficient.

Florida Distance Freestyler Nick Pacitti Gives Verbal to Loyola Greyhounds

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Nick Pacitti, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Florida’s American Heritage School and Plantation Swim Team, has given a verbal commitment to Loyola University Maryland’s class of 2022. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Florida Distance Freestyler Nick Pacitti Gives Verbal to Loyola Greyhounds

Researchers identify protein that could reduce death, improve symptoms in flu and other infections

A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well. Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101...Show More Summary

University of Maryland pharmacy school cancels plans to train medical marijuana workers

The school made its decision after consulting with the Maryland attorney general’s office.

Researchers identify critical molecular link between inflammation and diabetes

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) A new study has uncovered how inflammation contributes to a key feature of diabetes, the body's inability to metabolize glucose, a condition known as insulin resistance.

Research identifies causes and possible treatments for deadly diseases affecting children

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Research conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), has identified four pathogens are responsible for the vast majority of diarrheal illnesses - leading the way for potential new treatments.

Novel intensive care improves treatment for heart patients -- and cuts costs

(University of Maryland Medical Center) Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine find that a new, collaborative treatment model for seriously ill heart patients with breathing difficulties results in better care and lower costs.

New Study Shows Novel Collaborative Intensive Care Treatment Can Significantly Improve Treatment for Heart Patients - and Cut Costs

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that a new, collaborative treatment model for seriously ill heart patients with breathing difficulties results in better care and lower costs.

The war on standards, mock trial edition

(Paul Mirengoff) Mark Graber is a distinguished law professor at the University of Maryland. Until very recently, he coached the school’s mock trial team, leading it to the national championship in (or around) 2008. Until very recently, his daughter Abigail Graber assisted him. Show More Summary

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