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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Examine the Impact of OpenNotes on Patient Safety

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are homing in on the potential benefits of allowing patients access to the notes their clinicians write after a visit. An article published in the August edition of The Joint Commission...
12-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Researchers Identify New Vitamin B3 Pathway

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified a new vitamin B3 pathway that regulates liver metabolism. The discovery provides a new opportunity to purse development of novel drug therapies to address obesity, type 2 diabetes...
11-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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