Fewer Antibiotics, Better Outcomes for Complicated Appendectomy Patients?

Kim Dennis
New Study Suggests Post-operative Antibiotics May Not Help in Severe Cases

LOS ANGELES – With acute appendicitis ranking among the nation’s most common acute surgical emergencies, researchers studied the relatively routine use of post-operative antibiotics in complicated cases and found that they didn’t reduce infections after surgery. They also found that patients who received post-operative antibiotics remained in the hospital up to one day longer than similar patients who had not received antibiotics.

Grant awarded for development of therapy for Sanfilippo disease

Patti I. Dickson, MD, LA BioMed lead researcher and director of the institute’s MPS Research Laboratory

LOS ANGELES – The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recently awarded a grant to Phoenix Nest Inc. to partner with the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) to investigate the development of a therapy for treating a devastating inherited disorder, Sanfilippo disease.

LA BioMed Receives $10,000 Grant for the Catalina Island Clinic

Doctors talking in a hallway

LOS ANGELES — (Oct. 8, 2015)– Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) recently received a $10,000 grant from Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, South Bay to support the Catalina Island Clinic managed by the Women’s Health Care Clinic Outreach & Education Program.

The Catalina Island Clinic provides preventive and reproductive healthcare and family planning services for uninsured, low-income women, men and teens living on Catalina Island.

LA BioMed Researcher to be Recognized For his Contributions to Pulmonary Hypertension Field

Dr. Ronald Oudiz
Dr. Ronald Oudiz to Receive the “Legacy Award”

LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 8, 2015) – Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researcher, will be honored for his many contributions to the pulmonary hypertension field when he receives the 2015 Legacy Award on Oct. 30 from the California Chapter of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association @PHACalifornia