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Penn Study Examines Health Providers' Perspectives on ICD Deactivation In End-of-Life Situations

11 Mar 2013 – New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that many electrophysiology practitioners believe ICD and pacemaker deactivation to be ethically distinct and that an ICD should not be deactivated without discussion with patients and families, even in... Read more

New Research Shows that While Niacin Added to Statin Therapy Increases HDL Cholesterol Levels It Does Not Improve HDL Functionality

10 Mar 2013 – A small study from researchers the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has shown that while niacin increased measured levels of HDL-C, it did not improve the functionality of HDL. Read more

Penn Medicine Researchers Show that Combination Therapy of CPAP and Weight Loss for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Effective for Lowering Blood Pressure in Obese Patients

10 Mar 2013 – The effects of weight loss and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the standard therapy for OSA, on blood pressure have been previously studied individually, but the incremental benefit of combination therapy (weight loss and CPAP therapy) over either therapy alone in obese patients with... Read more

Penn Researchers Find Molecular Key to Exhaustion Following Sleep Deprivation

9 Mar 2013 – It happens to everyone: You stay up late one night to finish an assignment, and the next day, you're exhausted. Humans aren't unique in that; all animals need sleep, and if they don't get it, they must make it up. The biological term for that pay-the-piper behavior is "sleep homeostasis," and now,... Read more

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Ranks Among 100 Top Hospitals

7 Mar 2013 – For the second consecutive year, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center┬áhas ranked among the nation's top 100 hospitals, according to the annual study by┬áTruven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Read more

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