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On the frontlines: Lessons in critical care nursing from the COVID-19 pandemic

In a pair of papers and a guest editorial published in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, nurse-scientists share their experiences nearly doubling the hospital’s intensive care unit capacity; identifying, training and redeploying staff; and...
30-Nov-2021 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Optimized second-generation mRNA vaccine demonstrated improved protection against COVID-19 in preclinical testing

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) conducted a head-to-head test of the second-generation vaccine CV2CoV compared with CVnCoV. The scientists assessed the vaccines’ ability to provoke an immune response as well as their...
18-Nov-2021 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Recommended approach for preventing blood clots after stent placement may not be as beneficial as once thought

A new study suggests that because of improvements in stent technology and changes in the types of patients receiving stents, the risks of DAPT may now outweigh the benefits for the average patient.
10-Nov-2021 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Eight months later: Researchers compare immune responses elicited by three COVID-19 vaccines

In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team of experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center compared immune responses induced by the three COVID-19 vaccines over an eight-month follow-up period.
15-Oct-2021 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC researchers confirm high toxin levels linked to more severe C. difficile infection

Researcher-physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center used a novel, highly-sensitive test to measure the amount of toxin produced by C. difficile in the stool of patients with suspected infections.
12-Oct-2021 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First-of-its-kind study: Use of computer-assisted colonoscopies reduces rate of missed lesions

In the first randomized trial examining the role of a deep-learning based computer-aided detection system during colonoscopy in the U.S., researchers reported a relative reduction of the miss rate by nearly a third when computer-aided detection was...
17-Sep-2021 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers identify brain circuitry that motivates mating in mice

Researchers uncovered the precise hypothalamic neurons that regulate the drive to engage in mating behaviors in mice. The study sets the stage for developing a targeted therapy to offset the sexual side effects linked to antidepressants that can...
25-Aug-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study shows certain efforts to recruit Black adults into cardiovascular disease clinical trials fall short

Researchers systematically reviewed federally funded cardiovascular disease trials run between 2000 and 2019 to determine whether various recruitment strategies impacted the number of Black participants enrolled.
25-Aug-2021 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jennifer Kritz
Vice President, Communications
Beth Israel Lahey Health