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Clinical trial of the week: Study of patients scheduled to undergo TAVR

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR   Researchers seek to determine if use of the FDA-approved Sentinel® Cerebral Protection System significantly reduces the risk of stroke in patients undergoing a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The Sentinel System captures and … Continue reading

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Prior Authorization for Certain Hospital Outpatient Department (OPD) Services-July 1st Launch

CMS believes prior authorization for certain hospital out-patient services will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries continue to receive medically necessary care – while protecting the Medicare Trust Fund from improper payments and, at the same time, keeping the medical necessity documentation … Continue reading

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LIMR researchers awarded NIH grant for their proposal to advance breakthroughs for life-threatening heart conditions

Investigators at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), the research division of Main Line Health, were awarded a $2.5 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their proposal to develop a whole heart model of … Continue reading

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Updated MLH travel policy

Colleagues: Due to increases in COVID-19 outbreaks in several States across the country, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has mandated a quarantine period for all travelers returning from specific States – currently 15 states are named on the PA state … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Treatment trial for patients with advanced kidney cancer

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR PDIGREE is phase III clinical trial for patients with untreated metastatic kidney cancer. Researchers seek to determine if the addition of cabozantinib to the usual treatment — which is ipilimumab and nivolumab followed by … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device trial for patients diagnosed with coronary artery lesion

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR Researchers seek patients who are scheduled to undergo cardiac catheterization for diagnostic and/or treatment purposes for a single-arm, open-label clinical study of the Philips Angio-iFR medical software device. The software uses the geometry of … Continue reading

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Interested in Main Line Health’s research initiatives?

The research findings from MLH clinicians continues to grow in scope and breadth. Following are just a few recent noteworthy examples: MLH’s John Marks and LMC colleagues published a new study describing their use of the da Vinci Single-Port robot, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Medical Staff Update

Colleagues We hope this COVID-19 update finds you and your family healthy and doing well. The next Medical Staff town hall will be next Wednesday June 24 at 5 PM.  Please mark your calendars.  A WebEx invite will come that … Continue reading

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Action Required: COVID-19 Policy Review & Attestation

Dear Colleagues, Earlier this week, the PA Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, put an order in place that requires select hospital-based medical staff and employees who may have exposure to COVID-19 patients to confirm that they have received and … Continue reading

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