Internal Medicine

Vasculitis treatment with fewer steroids

The insights from the PEXIVAS Trial, a 10-year study, shows treatment for ANCA-associated vasculitis can become much more patient-friendly and reduces kidney failure, for which vasculitis patients are often at risk.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

The New York Times

Organ transplants dive amid virus crisis, start to inch back

Peter Reese of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the resumption of organ transplants. “Transplant centers and patients really want to get going again, but there are all these questions,” he said. “We need to be finding places that maintained their transplant rates and finding out what they did.”


The New York Times

Can melatonin vapes safely help people sleep?

Julio Chirinos of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an editorial to accompany a new study about the effects of marathon running on the heart. “Exercise is great for the entire body, including the arteries,” he said.


U.S. News & World Report

What is syphilis, and why are rates rising?

Amy Forrestel of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the symptoms, spread, and long-term effects of syphilis. If left untreated, the sexually transmitted infection “can wreak a lot of havoc” on the body, said Forrestel.


Associated Press

Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs

Peter Reese of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on a recent study about the safety and efficacy of pairing hepatitis C-infected organ transplants with fast, preventative treatments to block recipients from contracting the infection. The combination may work “because maybe the virus hasn’t had the chance to establish itself,” said Reese.


Men’s Health

Why gene editing may hold the promise of a herpes cure

Sita Awasthi of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed the challenges researchers face in pursuing a cure for herpes. In spite of advances in CRISPR technology, Awasthi emphasizes the continued need for a preventive vaccine.


Reader’s Digest

8 surprising heartburn causes you need to take seriously

Kristle Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine described the causes, symptoms, and consequences of heartburn.