Cooper Study Published In JAMA Suggests Too Much Oxygen Following Cardiac Arrest May Be Harmful, Not Helpful

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine researchers at Cooper University Hospital have published a research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), one of the leading medical journals. Their research, which was a large multicenter study of adult patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after resuscitation from cardiac arrest, found that exposure to hyperoxia, or excessively high oxygen levels in the blood, is a common occurrence and an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality.

Courier-Post Covers Rising C-Section Rate

Recently-released federal data shows the national Cesarean rate for 2007 to be the highest ever reported, at 31.8 percent of all births, which is an increase of 54 percent from 1996. The Courier-Post published an in-depth article discussing the trend in New Jersey and spoke with Richard L. Fischer, M.D., Head of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, about some of the possible reasons for the substantial increase.

Medical School Receives First Scholarship Donation

Last week, Rowan University held an undergraduate commencement ceremony for the class of 2010. Former graduate Marque Allen addressed those in attendance while accepting this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his speech, Allen and his wife, Yvette, officially presented the University with the first donation to fund a scholarship at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

New Multi-Specialty Facility in Willingboro

We celebrated the opening of our new multi-specialty facility in Willingboro with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour on Monday night. The 11,000 square feet of practice space is in the heart of Burlington County and will offer patients an array of services, including: Podiatry, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Rheumatology as well as Primary Care.

A Couple of Survivors

The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article about Mr. Chris Koniers and his wife Franny, both breast cancer survivors, who participated in this year's walk for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Philadelphia. Last Mother’s Day, Mr. Koniers was just a bystander, supporting his wife as she walked during the annual event. This year, he was a part of the race as a breast cancer survivor himself, walking along side of his wife and thousands of other women fighting for a cure.