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Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 64th Annual Scientific Session

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well-represented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Friday, March 13, 2015 ASNC Fellows-in-Training Nuclear Cardiology Satellite Session LV function assessment, viability assessment Presented by: […]

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Management of ROP continues to evolve

In the March edition of Ocular Surgery News, Christin Sylvester, DO,  discussed the use of bevacizumab in the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity . The full article is available here.  1. What are the treatment modalities to decrease the progression of ROP? 2. Why is the BEAT-ROP study important and what were the results? 3. What other major […]

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Pulmonary Grand Rounds: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Frank Sciurba, MD, FCCP, presented at a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds on selected topics on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this presentation recap, Dr. Sciurba answers questions including: What is lung volume reduction and what is the current state of the surgical and bronchoscopic approaches? Why did endobronchial valves fail to gain approval after […]

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Pulmonary Grand Rounds: Rescue Strategies in the Patient with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Michael Donahoe, MD, presented at a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds on rescue strategies in the patient with adult respiratory distress syndrome. In this recap of Dr. Donahoe’s presentation he addresses the following questions: What is the relationship between the ARDS clinical definition and the pathologic equivalent of diffuse alveolar damage? What do we consider as […]

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Physician Presents Refresher on Retinopathy of Prematurity

In the February issue of Ocular Surgery News, Christin Sylvester, DO, discusses retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The full article is available online.  Who is most at risk for developing retinopathy of prematurity? What are the two phases of ROP? What are the five stages? What are the treatment options? To ask questions of Dr. Sylvester, email […]

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Pediatric Pulmonology Division Chief Invited to Give Annual Lecture at University of Pennsylvania

Juan Celedón, MD, recently gave the Annual Nathan Francis Mossell Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. The lecture is presented in recognition of the school’s first African American student, Nathan Mossell. Dr. Celedón’s presentation was titled “A Journey to Solve the Puzzle of Asthma Disparities.”

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Adiposity, Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide, and Asthma in U.S. Children

A study led by Juan Celedon, MD; Yueh-Ying Han, PhD; and Erick Forno, MD, was recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. This study aimed to examine adiposity, asthma, and fractional exhaled nitric oxide in children in the United States. The full article is available here. 

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Excessive Blinking May Indicate Ocular Surface Disease in Children

In the January edition of Ocular Surgery News, Ken Nischal, MD, discussed indications for ocular surface disease in children. The full article is available here.  What challenges exist in diagnosing ocular surface problems in pediatric patients What are the two main causes of ocular surface problems in children? What are the treatment options for meibomian […]

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Hawaiian Eye 2015

At this year’s Hawaiian Eye conference taking place from January 17 – 23, Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS, will be presenting and moderating the Glaucoma session. Dr. Schuman’s presentation, How to Use OCT in Deciding Whether or Not to Intervene in Glaucoma, will share results of a recent study that showed with OCT we can detect […]

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Joel S. Schuman, MD, Interviewed by UCSD Shiley Eye Center

Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS, was recently interviewed for the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center podcast series. Dr. Schuman discussed changes in glaucoma over the last few years, including changes in medicine and diagnostic tools. The full interview is also available here.      

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