Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fat-Derived Stem Cells Show Promise for Regenerative Medicine, Says Review in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®

But Reviewers Urge Caution in Development and Clinical Use of Adipose Stem Cells Philadelphia, Pa. (May 29, 2012) – Adipose stem cells (ASCs) stem cells derived from fat—are a promising source of cells for use in plastic surgery and regenerative … Continue reading

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Leading Clinical Researcher Frank Vocci Joins Journal of Addiction Medicine

Research key to developing quality addiction care programs Philadelphia, PA (May 30, 2012) – Dr. Frank Vocci has been named as the third Co-Editor of Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).  … Continue reading

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Acellular Dermal Matrix Provides Good Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®

Tissue ‘Lattice’ Safely Provides Good Reconstruction Outcomes after Mastectomy Philadelphia, Pa. (May 29, 2012) – Biomaterials called “acellular dermal matrices” (ADMs) provide good outcomes, with low complication rates, when used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, according to … Continue reading

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Reactions to HIV Drug Have Autoimmune Cause, Reports AIDS Journal

Research Links Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reactions to Attacks by Body’s Own Immune System Philadelphia, Pa. (May 22, 2012) – Potentially severe hypersensitivity reactions to the anti-HIV drug abacavir occur through an autoimmune mechanism, resulting from the creation of drug-induced immunogens that … Continue reading

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Severe Obesity Linked to Increased Risks of Spinal Surgery

Complication Rates Nearly Doubled for Morbidly Obese Patients Philadelphia, Pa. (May 17, 2012) – Patients with morbid obesity are at nearly twice the risk of developing complications after spinal fusion surgery, reports a study in the May 15  issue of … Continue reading

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Stem Cells for Spinal Cord Injury: Some Patients Have Long-Term Improvement

Thirty Percent of Patients Show Improved Functioning after Stem Cell Therapy Philadelphia, Pa. (May 17, 2012) – One of the first long-term studies of stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury shows significant functional and other improvements in three out … Continue reading

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Similar Outcomes of Surgical vs Nonsurgical Treatment for Cervical Spine Fracture

Even at 80 or Older, Age Shouldn’t Be a Barrier to Surgery for ‘C2′ Fractures Philadelphia, Pa. (May 16, 2012) – For older adults with “C2″ fractures of the upper (cervical) spine, surgery and nonsurgical treatment provide similar short- and … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine Devoted to Ambulatory Assessment

New Techniques Provide Researchers with “Real-Life” Data on Key Health Measures Philadelphia, Pa. (May 14, 2012) – New techniques of ambulatory assessment are providing researchers with valuable sources of data for understanding the psychiatric and psychological factors affecting health and … Continue reading

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Health Physics Presents Special Issue on U.S. Response to Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Reports Summarize ‘Challenges and Lessons Learned’ in Responding to Unprecedented Nuclear Emergency Philadelphia, Pa. (May 11, 2012) –This special issue of Health Physics, official journal of the Health Physics Society (HPS) offers 16 articles on various response activities by a number … Continue reading

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Receives 21 Awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for Editorial and Design Excellence

Twelve LWW Journals Earn 7 Gold, 7 Silver, and 7 Bronze Awards – a Record Number of Wins for LWW Philadelphia, PA — (May 9, 2012) – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is pleased to … Continue reading

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