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2013-09-12 08:31:17

Results can help health care providers tailor interventions through better understanding of why patients don't take their medicines WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that a new approach to classifying patients by their long-term medication adherence behavior may be more accurate than traditional approaches. In a study published in the September 2013 issue of Medical Care, the researchers followed...

2013-09-03 10:37:43

This model has the potential to help doctors better triage patients with potentially fatal syndrome Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a risk score calculation that can help predict which patients with rhabdomyolysis (a condition that occurs due to muscle damage) may be at risk for the severe complication of kidney failure or death. This research will publish online September 2, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Rhabdomyolysis occurs when muscles are...

2013-07-30 08:34:31

HOUSTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today promising results from a study evaluating its High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnI) assay presented at this year's American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting in Houston, Texas. The study, conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, demonstrated that Abbott's hsTnI test (currently for research-use only in the United States) may help doctors predict which patients presenting with...

2013-07-12 20:20:29

BOSTON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although women who survived childhood cancer face an increased risk of infertility, nearly two-thirds of those who tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant for at least a year eventually conceived, according to clinical researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. This is comparable to the rate of eventual pregnancy among all clinically infertile women. "Most women...

2013-07-09 15:25:20

Demographic change is predicted to increase emergency hospital admissions and length of emergency visits As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), which shows that population aging will not cause the number of emergency department (ED) visits to increase between now and 2050....

2013-05-28 10:22:21

A sugar polymer found on the cell surface of multiple pathogens could be key to developing a broad-spectrum vaccine Developing new vaccines to protect against diseases that plague humans is fraught with numerous challenges–one being that microbes tend to vary how they look on the surface to avoid being identified and destroyed by the immune system. However, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered a sugar polymer that is common on the cell surface of...

2013-05-15 11:41:40

Researchers use synthetic silicate to stimulate stem cells into bone cells In new research published online May 13, 2013 in Advanced Materials, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are the first to report that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets (also known as layered clay) can induce stem cells to become bone cells without the need of additional bone-inducing factors. Synthetic silicates are made up of simple or complex salts of silicic acids, and have been used extensively...

2013-04-29 21:01:03

Bioengineers create rubber-like material bearing micropatterns for stronger, more elastic hearts A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is the first to report creating artificial heart tissue that closely mimics the functions of natural heart tissue through the use of human-based materials. Their work will advance how clinicians treat the damaging effects caused by heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. "Scientists and clinicians alike are...

2013-04-24 14:37:10

A prospective study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) observed an association between risk of second primary cancer and history of non-melanoma skin cancer in white men and women. The researchers found that people with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer had a modestly increased risk of getting cancer in the future, specifically breast and lung cancer in women and melanoma in both men and women. Non-melanoma skin cancer, which includes basal cell and squamous cell...

2013-04-19 17:49:09

In 2009, the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommended against annual mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49 More than three years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49, a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that mammogram rates in the United States have not declined in that age group, or any other. The study results are published in...