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Vol. 3, No. 37
Friday, Sept. 17, 1999


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Amiodarone improves resuscitation rates for cardiac arrests

The intravenous anti-arrhythmia medication amiodarone can help resuscitate many out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients who fail to respond to defibrillation, according to a clinical trial conducted by UW researchers and published in the Sept. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Wolf co-authors JAMA article on impact of CME

Do conferences, workshops, rounds and other traditional continuing education activities change how physicians practice and thus improve patient outcomes? Fred Wolf, professor and chair of medical education, was part of an international research team that posed that question. Their results were published Sept. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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de Tornyay center grand opening

The UW School of Nursing invites the UW medical school community to attend the grand opening of the de Tornyay Center on Healthy Aging on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Guest speakers will be Thomas Perls and Margery Hutter Silver, co-authors of the book, Living to 100. Their presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Hogness Auditorium, UW Health Sciences Center. A reception follows in the lobby.


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