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Study Will Evaluate Investigational Medication for PTSD Symptoms

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati is one of 25 sites nationwide for a clinical research study of an investigational medication for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms related to military or police work. The trial, called the AtEase Study, will evaluate how well the investigational medication, taken at bedtime,…
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$12.9M Funding Award Will Go Toward Efforts to Avoid Obesity in Children with Bipolar Disorder

$12.9M Funding Award Will Go Toward Efforts to Avoid Obesity in Children with Bipolar Disorder

CONTACT: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have been approved for a $12.9 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to assess strategies for minimizing obesity and weight gain in children with bipolar disorders. Melissa DelBello, MD, will be the principal investigator at UC for the…
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Cancer Expert Says Seasonal Allergy Symptoms that Persist May Mean a Bigger Problem

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—With allergy season upon us, many people may be suffering from a scratchy or sore throat, hoarseness and loss of voice. However, during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, observed April 12-18, experts at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute warn that if the problems persist, something…
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UC Medical Center Again Receives Award for Care of Stroke Patients

UC Medical Center Again Receives Award for Care of Stroke Patients

CINCINNATI—For the second straight year, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines–Stroke is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams provide…
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UC Epilepsy Center Again Designated Level 4

UC Epilepsy Center Again Designated Level 4

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu The Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute has again been designated a Level 4 Center—the highest level—by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The center has held this designation every year since 2005. It has functioned as a comprehensive epilepsy center for more than 27…
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Researchers Share $200,000 in Molecular Therapeutics Program Grants to Study Metastatic and Primary Brain Cancers

Researchers Share $200,000 in Molecular Therapeutics Program Grants to Study Metastatic and Primary Brain Cancers

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The research and development of improved therapy for metastatic brain tumors and high-grade gliomas is the focus of $200,000 in pilot grants awarded by the University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center’s Molecular Therapeutics Program. The three scientists who will be supported are: El Mustapha Bahassi, PhD, Research Assistant Professor…
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Analysis Shows Benefits of Endovascular Therapy for Severe, Large-Vessel Stroke

Analysis Shows Benefits of Endovascular Therapy for Severe, Large-Vessel Stroke

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A pooled analysis of two recent clinical trials involving the use of devices to treat stroke-causing blood clots indicates that patients with the most severe strokes stand to benefit the most, new research presented by a University of Cincinnati (UC) neurologist indicates. The research was presented Thursday, Feb. 12,…
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High-Intensity Interval Training Benefits Long-term Stroke Rehabilitation, Study Suggests

CONTACT: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—High-intensity interval training is a promising rehabilitation strategy for stroke survivors who are still continuing their recovery six months or more after their stroke and may be superior to the current guidelines of moderate-intensity continuous exercise, new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows. The research was presented…
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Progesterone Does Not Improve Outcome After Traumatic Brain Injury

Progesterone Does Not Improve Outcome After Traumatic Brain Injury

Contact: Richard Puff (513) 558-0448 richard.puff@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Clinical trial results suggest that progesterone may not significantly improve outcomes in patients who have suffered a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) was one of 49 trauma centers involved in the National Institutes of Health-funded study. The study, which was known as…
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Study: Perceptions of Drug’s Cost May Affect How Much Patients Benefit

Study: Perceptions of Drug’s Cost May Affect How Much Patients Benefit

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—People’s perceptions of the cost of a drug may affect how much they benefit from the drug, even when they are receiving only a placebo, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Alberto Espay, MD, an associate professor in the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation…
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