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Link Between Inflammation and Delirium Shown in Older Patients

Delirium is an acute state of confusion that often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center confirms that inflammation - an immune response that develops when...
23-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is Safe and Helps Patients Recover Faster

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A new study from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) compared open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm with a catheter-based procedure and found that the less invasive endovascular aortic repair has clear benefits...
23-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Choosing Wisely® In Newborn Medicine: Five Opportunities To Improve Health Outcomes And Reduce Costs

BOSTON – Advances in technology have spurred better outcomes for infants treated in neonatal intensive care units, but parents and physicians need to work together to avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful tests and treatments, according to new...
21-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

BIDMC Scientists Develop Antibody to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Prevent Long-Term Neurodegeneration

New research by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- and offers the potential for early intervention to...
13-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

The Importance of Placebo Effects to Medical Care

The "placebo effect" is often described as events that occur when patients show improvement from treatments that contain no active ingredients. A "Perspectives" article in the July 2 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine proposes that placebo...
26-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Eliminate Emotional Harm By Focusing on Respect and Dignity For Patients

BOSTON – Hospitals have made significant strides to reduce or eliminate physical harm to patients since the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine Report “To Err is Human.” In a new paper published in BMJ, patient care leaders at Beth Israel...
1-Jul-2015 2:30 PM EDT

BIDMC Cancer Center Director Knighted by the Republic of Italy

Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been knighted by his native country of Italy. Pandolfi, an internationally recognized cancer geneticist, was honored on June 3 at Boston's...
4-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Single 30-Day Hospital Readmission Metric Fails To Reflect Changing Risk Factors

BOSTON – A new study from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests that risk factors for readmission change significantly over the course of the 30 days following hospital discharge. Thirty-day hospital readmission...
2-Jun-2015 10:30 AM EDT

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