The Acceleration Lab: Key Initiatives in Patient-Centered Care
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2w ago
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Roy Rosin, MBA Guest: Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP From home care to cancer screening, what are some of the top initiatives in patient care at Penn Medicine’s new Acceleration Lab? Mr. Roy Rosin and Dr. Shivan Mehta sit down with Dr. Jennifer Caudle to share the latest updates from the Acceleration Lab ..read more
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Diving into Developments in Ovarian Cancer Detection
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Janos L. Tanyi, MD, PhD Recently the FDA approved a “Glowing Tumor” imaging drug to help oncologists better identify ovarian cancer cells using an approach pioneered by surgeons at Penn Medicine. Joining Dr. Charles Turck to discuss this recent approval and fluorescence-guided, intraoperative imaging is Dr. Janos Tanyi, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania ..read more
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Neck and Back Pain: When Should You Refer Your Patients to a Neurosurgeon?
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Patrick J. Connolly, MD Back and neck pain is extremely common, with 80-90% of people experiencing some pain within their lifetime. About 90% of cases resolve within six weeks, but for those patients whose pain persists, questions arise as to who should be referred next for further consultation. While patients often see a spine specialist at first, the care journey sometimes leads to a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic spine surgeon. Can this pathway from primary care to neurosurgery or orthopaedic surgery ever be expedited? Dr. Patrick Connolly, neurosurgeon at Penn M ..read more
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CAR-T Cell Therapy: A Breakthrough Treatment for Fighting Cancer
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Robert Vonderheide, MD For years, the foundations of cancer treatment, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy were utilized with the objective of weakening cancer. But over the past several years, immunotherapy – therapies that enlist and strengthen the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumors - has emerged as a new tool for fighting cancer. In August 2017, one such treatment approach, called Chimeric Antigen Receptor or CAR T-cell Therapy, received FDA approval for the treatment of children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL ..read more
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A Thoracic Surgeon's Viewpoint on Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of a Lung Cancer Patient
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10M ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Taine Pechet, MD Dr. Taine Pechet, chief of surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and associate professor of clinical surgery at Penn Medicine joins host Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss his thoughts on who should be regularly screen for lung cancer and the various diagnostic techniques from his perspective as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Pechet also discusses the surgical outcomes for these patient and his thoughts on what is on the horizon for the lung cancer field ..read more
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Pancreatic Cancer: Associated Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Approaches
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Major Kenneth Lee, IV, MD, PhD Though a relatively rare disease, pancreatic cancer remains at the forefront of clinical discussion due to its highly aggressive nature. Dr. Major Kenneth Lee, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Penn Medicine, estimates that pancreatic cancer will become the number 2 cause of cancer death by the year 2020. This projected rise in mortality is largely due to the need for better advancement in treatment options. Join host Dr. Jennifer Caudle and guest, Dr. Major Kenneth Lee, as they discuss major signs and symptoms associated with a p ..read more
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Time is Brain: Diagnosing and Treating Stroke in the Golden Window
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Michael Mullen, MD Every second counts for stroke patients. During a stroke, two-million brain cells die every minute, making the urgent administration of therapies and treatment vital to ensure a positive outcome. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle is joined by Dr. Michael Mullen, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Penn Medicine. They discuss the clinical hallmarks and priority treatment consideration for stroke ..read more
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Hot Topics in Counseling Patients Who are Trying to Conceive
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Robert H. Debbs, DO Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss counseling methods for patients who are trying to conceive is Dr. Robert Debbs, Director of the Pennsylvania Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Network in New Jersey and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn Medicine. Dr. Debbs will discuss pre-conceptual counseling on a range of topics such as obesity, congenital heart disease, depression, and conceiving after a miscarriage ..read more
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Groundbreaking Child Bilateral Hand Transplant
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Shira Johnson, MD For the first time, Penn Medicine surgeons were able to complete a bilateral hand transplant on a child. The surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto 8-year-old Zion Harvey who, several years earlier, had undergone amputation of his hands and feet and a kidney transplant following a serious infection. Host Dr. Shira Johnson sits down with Dr. Scott Levin, who led the surgical team and is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine. They discuss this remarkable, groundbreaking surgery ..read more
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Full Spectrum of Breast Reconstruction Surgeries: From Cosmetic to Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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by ReachMD
10M ago
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH Host Dr. Matt Birnholz welcomes Dr. Paris D. Butler, who will be discussing breast reduction surgery for women who suffer from chronic back pain and breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructive surgery following a diagnosis. Dr. Butler will go into detail about the pros and cons of taking an immediate versus a delayed reconstruction approach and the various techniques associated ..read more
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