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Dr. Murray Epstein

Dr. Murray Epstein

COVID-19 Alert: Heart and Kidney Patients Should Keep Taking Their Medicines

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, inaccurate medical information has flooded social media and other channels. One potentially lethal example is that patients who take renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers, particularly angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs), may be more susceptible to the virus.

However, in an article published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, Murray Epstein, M.D., emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues warn there is little credible or consistent evidence to back up this concern. Equally important, foregoing these important medications would dramatically increase health risks for hundreds of millions of patients with hypertension, congestive heart failure, and chronic kidney disease.

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BOL Pharma’s center for growing medicinal cannabinoid.

Miller School Collaborates with BOL Pharma to Pioneer Research on Using CBD to Treat Concussion

One of the few manufacturers in the world that meets the high-quality research standards in the U.S. and Europe for medicinal cannabinoid (CBD) is collaborating with University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers, providing the company’s product for groundbreaking studies.

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Dr. Sylvia Daunert, center, with colleagues in her lab.

University of Miami to Develop COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test in Collaboration with Heat Biologics

Biomedical researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are developing a COVID-19 point-of-care diagnostic test in collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Heat Biologics, Inc.

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Emilie Fowler was accepted into a dermatology residency at UCLA.

Miller School Students Celebrate Match Day with Families and Friends

Natalia Parra was nervous about where she would be placed for an obstetrics-gynecology residency after earning her medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “This is the next step in my career, and all my studies have led to this point,” she said, before learning she would be going to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

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Dr. Nestor Villamizar (left) and Dr. Dao Nguyen.

Survival after Lung Cancer Surgery Similar in Comparison of Segmentectomy with Lobectomy

Traditionally, many surgeons performing a segmentectomy to remove a limited portion of the lung affected by cancer will switch to a lobectomy – removal of an entire lobe of the lung – during surgery if nearby lymph nodes also test positive for cancer.

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Researchers Take Another Step Toward Healing Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers

Building on their previous success, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., and colleagues report molecular and genetic discoveries that could further the potential to transform chronic venous leg ulcers into normally healing wounds.

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