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Temple University Hospital Offering Innovative Approach
to Treat Patients with Complex Temporal Bone Defects


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital is offering an innovative approach to treat patients with complex temporal bone defects, including conditions known as tegmen dehiscence and temporal encephalocele (TE). The temporal bones are a pair of bones that form part of the side of the skull. They perform several key structural functions, including enclosing the middle and inner ear and supporting the temple. In addition, nerves and blood vessels leading to the brain traverse the bones.
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Temple University Selected as Clinical Hub for National Institutes of Health Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials Network


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University has been selected as one of only 11 clinical hubs for a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) emergency medicine clinical trials network. The NIH established the Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENCY Care Clinical Trials Network, or SIREN, to support the rapid implementation of high quality, large-scale clinical trials in emergency medicine. SIREN will support clinical trials aimed at improving patient outcomes for neurologic, heart, lung, blood and traumatic emergencies.
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Temple-Led Research Team Finds
Significant Decreases in Inferior Vena Cava Filter
Implantation Following FDA Safety Communication
Implantation Rates Remain High Compared to Rates in Europe


(Philadelphia, PA) –Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition in which blood clots develop in the deep veins of the body, often in the legs, thigh or pelvis. These clots can break loose and travel to the lungs and can cause a life-threatening condition called pulmonary embolism (PE). An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small, basket-like device made of wire that is inserted into the inferior vena cava, a large vein that returns blood from the lower body to the heart and lungs, to capture the blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs. IVC filters are implanted in patients at risk for PE when anticoagulant therapy is ineffective or cannot be used.
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Temple Researchers Identify Novel Mechanism
Underlying Efficacy of Common Heart Failure Drug


(Philadelphia, PA) – Beta-blocker drugs serve a key role in the treatment of heart failure, preventing bombardment of the heart by catecholamines – substances like epinephrine and norepinephrine – which overexcite and stress the heart. But not all heart failure patients respond to beta-blockers, for reasons that have been unclear. Now, in new work, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University show that dysfunction of beta-adrenergic receptor 3 (β3AR) – a novel beta-blocker target – and consequent decreases in a critical cardioprotective phospholipid may be to blame.
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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory and Protects Brain Against Alzheimer's Disease, New Research at Temple Shows


(Philadelphia, PA) – The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet.
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Dr. Larry Kaiser, President & CEO of Temple University Health System, Named One of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare


(Philadelphia, PA) – Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President & CEO of Temple University Health System, the Lewis Katz Dean at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University, has been named one of the top “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” for 2017 by Modern Healthcare.
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Temple’s Dr. Rene J. Alvarez, Jr.
Elected President of the American Heart
Association’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Board of Directors


(Philadelphia, PA) – Rene J. Alvarez, Jr., MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), Vice Chief of Cardiology, and Medical Director of the Heart Failure/ Cardiac Transplantation Program at Temple University Hospital (TUH), has been named President-Elect of the American Heart Association’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Board of Directors. Dr. Alvarez will serve a two-year term as President of the organizations beginning July 1, 2017.
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Temple University Hospital Honored by the American
Heart Association with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital has earned the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
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Temple Study Shows that Baby Boxes, Combined with Personalized Sleep Education, Reduced Rates of a Key Unsafe Infant Sleep Practice during First Week of Infancy


(Philadelphia, PA) – Bed-sharing, the unsafe practice in which parents sleep in the same bed as their babies, is associated with sleep-related deaths in infants, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. However, a research team at Temple University Hospital has now found that face-to-face postpartum education about safe infant sleep, combined with the distribution of a baby box, which is a cardboard bassinet, reduced the rates of bed-sharing during babies’ first 8 days of life.
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Robert H. Lux, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Temple University Health System, Named One of Top “Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know”


(Philadelphia, PA) – Robert H. Lux, CPA, FHFMA, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Temple University Health System, has been named one of this year’s top “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
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