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Temple-Led Research Finds Higher Institutional Case Volume is Associated with Improved Outcomes for Catheter-Based Clot Removal in Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis of the Legs

Riyaz Bashir, MD, Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at Temple University Hospital, led a study aimed at determining whether those increased bleeding complications were correlated with the volume of CDT procedures performed at a particular institution.  read more »

Fox Chase Cancer Center Ranked 21st Among the Nation’s Top 50 Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report

Fox Chase Cancer Center has been ranked 21st among the nation's top 50 hospitals for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2015-2016 rankings.  read more »

Temple University Hospital Offering Minimally Invasive Procedure for Patients with Common and Often Debilitating Back Condition

Minimally invasive lumbar decompression, or the mild® procedure, is now being offered at Temple University Hospital.  read more »

Temple University Hospital Now Offering POEM, a Minimally Invasive Option for Treatment of Swallowing Disorder

Temple University Hospital is now offering a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with achalasia.  read more »

Temple Research Discovers Potential Molecular Link Between Excess Fat in the Blood and Blood Vessel Recovery in Ischemia

New work by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) shows that a molecule known as caspase-1 plays a central role and that preventing its activity could be the key to building new blood vessels and restoring blood supply to oxygen-starved tissues.  read more »

Temple's Elias S. Siraj, MD, FACP, FACE, and Kevin J. Williams, MD, FACP, Provide Editorial Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine about Major Weight Loss Study

Elias S. Siraj, MD, FACP, FACE, Director of the Diabetes Program at Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Kevin J. Williams, MD, FACP, Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at TUH, co-authored an editorial piece published July 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine about a major weight loss study involving obese and overweight patients.  read more »

Temple-Led Research Team Finds Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus

Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine have shown that bacterial communities known as biofilm play a role in the development of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus — a discovery that may provide important clues about several autoimmune ailments.  read more »

Temple's Dr. Steven R. Houser is New President-Elect of the American Heart Association

Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean of Research, the Vera J. Goodfriend Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.  read more »

Calcium Uptake by Mitochondria Makes Heart Beat Harder in Fight-or-Flight Response, Temple Researchers Discover

In a life-threatening situation, the heart beats faster and harder, invigorated by the fight-or-flight response, which instantaneously prepares a person to react or run. Now, a new study by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) shows that the uptick in heart muscle contractility that occurs under acute stress is driven by a flood of calcium into mitochondria—the cells' energy-producing powerhouses.  read more »

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Visits Temple, Presents Commendation for Service Following the Amtrak Accident

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy visited Temple University Hospital (TUH) on June 23rd to present Certificates of Recognition to Temple and other area hospitals for the care, dedication, and compassion they provided to victims of the May 12th Amtrak derailment. Temple Health clinicians and administrators, together with colleagues from hospitals across the region, gathered in TUH's Erny Auditorium to receive the honors.  read more »

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