Until now, scientists struggled to understand why some men experienced more side effects resulting from radiation therapy than others. New, Corewell Health research offers assurance to those who can now worry less about possible complications.
To address the growing disparity and identify multi-level risk factors impacting the higher prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among middle-aged and older Black adults, Corewell Health neuroscientist Stewart Graham, Ph.D., in collaboration with researchers from Hampton University, Johns Hopkins and Clemson are spearheading a first-of-its-kind, five-year, $4.8 million research project.
The FLASH (FlowTriever All-Comer Registry for Patient Safety and Hemodynamics) study results were published recently in EuroIntervention, the journal of the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, with interim results published earlier in 2022 in Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions.
For decades, researchers have marveled at the ability of glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive brain cancer, to turn off a patient’s cancer-fighting immune cells, thereby allowing tumors to grow freely.
Results of the 18-month study, published in Lancet Regional Health - Americas and led by Amit Bahl, M.D., M.P.H., emergency medicine with Corewell Health East, formerly Beaumont Health, showed that while omicron cases had the highest hospital admission rates among children ages 0 to 17, serious, even deadly, cases of illness were less likely during omicron than during the delta and alpha variants. In fact, the odds of severe disease were 65% lower during omicron compared to alpha.
Currently, the U.S. leads western nations in infant mortality and cardiac birth defects are a leading cause. New research harnesses the power of AI to detect dangerous cardiac abnormalities prenatally. Resulting medical protocols implemented at birth in those at-risk could go a long way toward saving lives.
A team of Beaumont Health researchers from Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Urology studied the relationship between benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, and prostate cancer in 405 men by quantitatively looking at different parts of prostate tissue on MRI.
The physicians focused on how Black women dealt with getting screened and unique issues relevant to them. They revealed their findings recently in the Journal of Breast Imaging in “Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations: African American Women Are at a Disadvantage.”
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $3.86 million grant to Beaumont researchers to develop a simple screening tool to speed diagnosis leading to new treatments for a chronic bladder condition, interstitial cystitis. Study participants are currently being recruited online in each of the 50 states with the support of a social media campaign lead by the Interstitial Cystitis Association. The effort aims to engage 3,000 IC patients and 1,000 non-IC individuals. To learn more, visit ICStudy.org
A collaborative team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan have been awarded more than $1.67 million by the National Institute on Aging, a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to study the link between dementia and post-operative delirium.
Gary Corbin, 63, dropped a heavy hurricane window shutter, which gashed his leg before it hit the ground. After wintering in Florida, this resident of Grosse Pointe Farms had been helping his significant other close down her Palm Beach Gardens home before they returned to Michigan in mid-June. He treated the wound and kept it covered on the drive north.
These days, many people stay home to stay safe from the coronavirus. Heidi Wenzel has stayed home for the past six months for another reason: to urinate every 15 minutes — dozens and dozens of daily trips to the bathroom.
A team from the Beaumont Research Institute believes low-dose radiation might be a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers are now seeking patients with Alzheimer’s disease for the study.
“We believe Beaumont has a duty to raise awareness and help change attitudes about antibiotics and behaviors that cause antibiotic resistance,” said Dr. Sam Flanders, senior vice president and chief quality and safety officer of Beaumont Health. “Antibiotics save lives. But when they’re used too much, they can lead to antibiotic resistance.”
Beaumont primary care and emergency medicine doctors say many patients see them for care that might surprise you: depression and suicidal thoughts. In fact, national data consistently shows spring and summer to be the most common seasons for suicide, not the gloomy winter months.
"Women with mental health concerns should not fear pregnancy,” said Beaumont psychiatrist Lopa Rana, M.D. There is help and hope for every woman with mood and anxiety disorders who wishes to start a family.
Traditionally, treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is chemotherapy followed by the removal of the bladder. However, researchers have data suggesting that treatment consisting of limited surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation is just as effective.
Christopher Tschirhart, 61, has wrangled cattle all his life. He doesn’t like to ask for help. But, thanks to regular annual check-ups with his doctor, he’s known that one day he would need help with his heart.
A Beaumont research team is pioneering a new solution that could slow the arthritis that occurs after an ACL injury – known as post-traumatic osteoarthritis, or PTOA – and help people avoid getting a knee replacement.
Runny noses are annoying and easy to dismiss. And that’s exactly why one doctor waited so long to seek medical attention. Now, he realizes that mistake could have cost him his eyesight, or even his life.
Michigan scientist receives prestigious NIH grant to study and ideally develop new treatment and screening tests for radiation cystitis, a painful side effect that can occur as a result of cancer treatment.
Bassel Salman, M.D., wanted to create an affordable, portable machine to help people unable to cough. The Commercialization Center and Grand Valley students helped him transform his idea into a promising medical device.
The results of his MRI shocked Tracy Clifford, 58. The images showed a baseball-sized tumor on the base of his spine. Back then, he was unaware of the 2,400 mile journey he’d be undertaking – traveling to Beaumont Health in Michigan to seek leading-edge proton therapy for his tumor. Tracy hadn’t heard of Beaumont’s Proton Therapy Center, Dr. Kabolizadeh, his research or their team of cancer experts. That was all about to change.
Julie Work always ate healthy and exercised regularly. Then, she passed out behind the wheel, went to a cardiologist and learned she needed a pacemaker. After recovery, she signed up for exercise boot camp and pushed herself to the limit. She needed to two pacemaker adjustments to keep up with her intense exercise regime.
Published mammography guidelines differ on this and similar topics. With 1 in 8 U.S. women developing invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes, knowing when to have this potentially lifesaving screening is critical.
A lung cancer screening program developed by researchers, “The Beaumont Health Experience” is one of 25 studies being presented by Beaumont radiation oncologists at ASTRO’s 59th Annual Meeting, Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.
About two-thirds of U.S. adults will struggle with low back pain during their lifetime. ReActiv8 is a surgically-implanted device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves in key lower back muscles. Unlike other nerve treatments, ReActiv8 does not mask a patient’s pain.
Proton therapy is a high-tech alternative to X-ray radiation. It offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing adjacent healthy tissue with fewer side effects. Proton therapy uses atomic particles, traveling up to two-thirds the speed of light, to fight cancer. Beaumont’s center is one of just 25 operational proton therapy centers in the U.S.
A discovery, described in a recent study by researchers at Beaumont Health, revealed ACL tears send a signal to stem cells throughout our body. This could lead to future breakthroughs to enable stem cells to repair injuries and reduce development of conditions like osteoarthritis.
Researchers believe this is the first study of its kind to reveal the body’s systemic stem cell response to an ACL injury. Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States. Many cases occur after trauma to a joint. It’s also a leading cause of disability.