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Autologous alternative veins do not provide better mid term outcomes than prosthetic conduits for below knee bypass when great saphenous vein is unavailable

Efthymios Avgerinos, MD, presented “Autologous Alternative Veins do not Provide Better mid-term outcomes than Prosthetic Conduits for below knee bypass when Great Saphenous Vein is Unavailable” at the European Society of Vascular Surgery 2014 Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. He discussed how certain patients with peripheral vascular disease who need a surgical bypass can benefit from […]

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The what, why, who and how of pneumatic retinopexy

The December “News You Can Use” column in Ocular Surgery News featured an article by Andrew Eller, MD. Dr. Eller discussed the benefits and who makes a good candidate for pneumatic retinopexy. The full article is available here. What is the role and who is a good candidate? What are the benefits to pneumatic retinopexy? […]

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UPMC Vascular Surgeon Elected to lead Regional Quality Group

Donald Baril, MD, chief of vascular surgery at UPMC Mercy, has been named the medical director of the Vascular Quality Initiative’s (VQI) Great Lakes Vascular Study Group. The VQI is overseen by the Society for Vascular Surgeons Patient Safety Organization which provides oversight of data sharing arrangements, quality measures, and distribution of information to participating providers […]

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Nasolacrimal duct obstruction a common condition in children

The November News You Can Use column in Ocular Surgery News featured Ellen Mitchell, MD. Dr. Mitchell discussed nasolacrimal duct obstruction and various treatment methods. The full article is available on Ocular Surgery News. 1. What symptoms can a patient present with that may indicate a diagnosis of NLDO?  2.What does the conservative method of treating NLDO […]

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Clinical findings and management of neurotrophic keratopathy

The October “News You Can Use” column featured an article from new UPMC Eye Center faculty member Ladan Espandar, MD. Dr. Espandar discussed neurotrophic keratopathy. The full article is available here.  What is neurotrophic keratopathy and what causes it? What are the clinical findings and how do they differ? How is this condition treated? Questions […]

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Right-ventricular Dysfunction and Prognosis in Patients with Low-flow, Low-gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis

João Cavalcante, MD, presented “Right-ventricular dysfunction and prognosis in patients with low-flow, low-gradient severe aortic stenosis,” at the European Society of Cardiology 2014 Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. He discussed how assessment of aortic stenosis (AS) severity is critical for treatment decisions but challenging in patients with severe AS and low gradients. The research further examines […]

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American Academy of Ophthalmology 2014

The American Academy of Ophthalmology 2014 Annual Meeting will be taking place later this month in Chicago. A number of UPMC Eye Center physicians will be participating in this year’s conference. Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS, chair, UPMC Eye Center, is presenting the courses, OCT: Interpretation & Clinical Applications and Evidence-Based Guidelines in the Management […]

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Pulmonary Grand Rounds: HIV-related Lung Diease

At a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds, Matthew Gingo, MD, discussed the complexities of HIV-related lung disease. In this video, Dr. Gingo recaps his presentation and highlights: Important clinical features of HIV pulmonary disease Guidelines for clinicians when monitoring these patients  Recent advances in HIV therapy. For more details on Dr. Gingo’s Grand rounds, you can access a PDF […]

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Pulmonary Grand Rounds: Pulmonary Complications of Sickle Cell Disease

Enrico Novelli, MD, presented at a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds on pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease. In this video, he recaps his presentation and highlights: Diagnosis and management techniques of acute chest syndrome  Screening patients with sickle cell for pulmonary hypertension The importance of thromboembolic complications For more information about this presentation, you can access a […]

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Various Factors Need to be Considered When Evaluating a Tearing Patient

In the September News You Can Use column in Ocular Surgery News, Jenny Yu, MD, discusses the three causes of tearing and treatment options for each. The full article is available here.  1. What are the considerations when evaluating a tearing patient? 2. What procedures are available for removing any obstructions of the drainage system? 3. What […]

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