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2016 Albert C. Muse Prize for Excellence in Ophthalmology

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Albert C. Muse Prize for Excellence in Ophthalmology. The Eye & Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh and the UPMC Eye Center invite you to submit a nomination for the 2016 Albert C. Muse Prize in Ophthalmology. The Albert C. Muse Prize was established in 2001 by the Eye […]

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Current Vascular Therapies: What Has Changed and What is Still the Gold Standard

Thirteenth Annual Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium September 10 – 12, 2015 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, Pittsburgh, Pa. The Thirteenth Annual Pittsburgh Vascular Symposium will feature discussion and evaluation of the current and future standards in the treatment and care of vascular patients, including endovascular and open therapies as well as medical management. This two-day conference will […]

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Pulmonary Grand Rounds: Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation

In a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds presentation David Kristo, MD, discussed non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. In this video recap Dr. Kristo answers the following questions: What are the clinical indications for nocturnal ventilation support in patients with advanced lung disease? How do we select patients for the various modes of NIV including BIPAP and AVAPS? […]

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Pulmonary Grand Rounds Summer 2015: Pulmonary Embolism

In a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD, MS, discussed acute and chronic pulmonary embolism. In this recap, Dr. Rivera-Lebron answers the following questions: What are the key clinical and biomarker parameters we can use to define mortality risk in the patient with pulmonary embolism? Which patient with submassive pulmonary embolism should be selected […]

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Pulmonary Grand Rounds Summer 2015 – Making the Case for Early Palliative Care in IPF

Kathleen Lindell, PhD, RN, presented at a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds on early palliative care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In this video she recaps the following questions: What do we know about the prognosis for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of IPF? What are the common problems patients and their caregivers experience in the course […]

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Temporal iridotomies may minimize visual side effects

In the June issue of Ocular Surgery News, Ian Conner, MD, PhD, discussed laser peripheral iridotomies. Dr. Conner discusses highlights of the article below. To read the full article, click here. What do the research studies say about the position of laser peripheral iridotomies? What position for the procedure does the UPMC Eye Center advocate? […]

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Genetics of congenital corneal opacification affect diagnosis and treatment

In the May issue of Ocular Surgery News, Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth, provides an overview of a novel classification foe neonatal corneal opacification. The full article is available here.  What is the new classification for neonatal corneal opacification? How does this classification allow for better phenotype and genotype correlation? What evidence exists to support Peter’s anomaly […]

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UPMC Eye Center at ARVO 2015

The annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference begins next Sunday, May 3 in Denver.  ARVO is the leading conference for eye and vision research and this year the UPMC Eye Center, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, has over 21 faculty members and 33 trainees taking part in […]

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International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

April 14-17, 2015 The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Cardiothoracic Transplant Department are well-represented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Nice, France. Faculty research was featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Tuesday, April 14 MCS Master’s Academy […]

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News You Can Use: More studies comparing placement sites of tube shunts needed

In the April issue of Ocular Surgery News, Julia Polat, MD, discusses trabeculectomy and tube shunt implantation. What has been the history of trabeculectomy versus tube shunt implantation? What are the main issues with conventional tube shunt placement? What are the main concerns with combined pars plana victrectomy and pars plana insertion? Why has the […]

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