Category Archives: Clinician News

Severe Acute Pulmonary Disease Associated with Vaping

A health advisory from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Summary In the last 2-3 weeks, the Pittsburgh Poison Control Center has been hearing increasing reports of lung injury, in some cases severe, which have preliminarily been associated with vaping. … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device trial for patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR Main Line Health is participating in a clinical trial that is studying the safety and effectiveness of the ACURATE neo2™ aortic valve system for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in symptomatic patients diagnosed with aortic … Continue reading

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Abstract Competition for Fellows and Residents

The Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation is calling all Fellows and Residents to participate in an Abstract Competition, which will be held on Thursday, October 10 in the Pennypacker auditorium at BMH. All submitters will receive an Amazon gift card and monetary … Continue reading

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2019-2020 MLH Medical Staff Meetings

Attendance at 50% (1) Hospital Staff meeting per Calendar Year is required for Active Staff members by the MLH Medical Staff Bylaws. You may attend any ONE of the following meetings, at the hospital of your choice, whether that hospital … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE! Population Health Day 2019: Creating Connections

Creating Connections, Conversations to Advance a Healthy Community for All, will be held on Friday October 18, 2019, 8am – 3pm at Lankenau Medical Center, Annenberg Conference Center. The program is a day of collaborative talks and roundtable discussions to … Continue reading

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Best read of the week

Judge rules against Johnson & Johnson in landmark opioid case in Oklahoma CNBC: An Oklahoma judge on Monday ruled against Johnson & Johnson in the state’s opioid suit, forcing the company to pay $572 million in the first ruling in … Continue reading

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STEEEP Huddle: T for Timely

This week’s STEEEP Huddle, contributed by Paul Yakulis, SVP, HR, focuses on accurate ratings in annual performance reviews. Ongoing feedback from leaders as well as an annual Performance Appraisal is important to help develop and support employees. This year, managers … Continue reading

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Viral Respiratory Panel Ordering and Tb Lab Testing – An Update

By Pradeep Bhagat, MD, System Chair of Pathology Beginning 9/1/19, the Viral Respiratory Panel ordering procedure will require a mandatory consultation with either the Infectious Diseases Service (ID) or Pulmonary/Critical Care at each MLHS campus. This is done to prevent … Continue reading

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Abbreviated Breast MRI for Breast Cancer Screening Comes to Main Line Health

By Emma Simpson, MD, System Chair of Radiology Mammography benefits and limitations and the “Dense Breasts” conundrum: Annual screening mammography from age 40-75 has been shown to decrease mortality rates by 25-48%.  The effectiveness of screening mammography is limited by … Continue reading

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2019-2020 MLH Medical Staff Meetings

Attendance at 50% (1) Hospital Staff meeting per Calendar Year is required for Active Staff members by the MLH Medical Staff Bylaws. You may attend any ONE of the following meetings, at the hospital of your choice, whether that hospital … Continue reading

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