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The Gift of Sight - Rand Paul Joins University of Utah Moran Eye Center Surgeons in Guatemala Outreach

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Several times a year, eye surgeons from the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center set up medical eye camps in some of the most neglected corners of the world, including South Sudan, Micronesia, Haiti, Bolivia and Myanmar. The medical teams, however, don’t just work for a week and leave the country —throughout the process medical teams work with local providers to perform as many surgeries as possible and to train local partners on how to provide basic eye care and perform simple surgeries, which allows countries to develop a permanent source of eye care for the underserved regions.

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Physician Experts Discuss Advances in Genetic Testing & Laboratory Medicine at CAP'14, Sept. 7-10, Chicago @Pathologists

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Advances in Molecular Medicine, Genetic Testing, and Laboratory Technologies to Be Featured at the College of American Pathologists’ Annual Meeting—CAP ’14: Sept. 7-10, Chicago

New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special features at the College of American Pathologists’ annual scientific and education meeting, CAP’14—THE Pathologists’ Meeting, Sept. 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

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Measuring Calcium Buildup Is a Better Way to Predict Heart Disease in Those with Chronic Kidney Disease

Calcium buildup in the coronary arteries of chronic kidney disease patients may be a strong indicator of heart disease risk, according to a new study released in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health assert that coronary calcium outperforms two other commonly used measures of subclinical atherosclerosis in predicting the risk of heart disease among individuals with kidney disease.

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Calcium Buildup in Coronary Arteries Predicts Heart Disease Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• Calcium build-up in the coronary artery walls was more useful for correctly predicting kidney disease patients’ risk of heart disease than other measures of atherosclerosis such as thickness of the carotid artery walls and narrowing of the arteries in the legs.

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Extracorporeal Support Can Significantly Increase Number of Organs for Transplant

Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.

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Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.

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Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson Join Forces to Provide Enhanced Breast Imaging Services Throughout the Greater Houston Region

Memorial Hermann Health System and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a new partnership to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at a network of community breast care centers in the greater Houston area.

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