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Drawing from a natural substance found in the wood of certain species of trees, BWH researchers recently identified a compound that can correct iron-delivery defects in preclinical models.
BWH Bulletin recently interviewed Jill Lanahan, MD, to hear about her experiences abroad.
New research led by a team of BWH investigators suggests a reason why corticosteroids may actually aggravate severe asthma.
The cells in our ears that enable us to hear are easily destroyed by exposure to loud sounds and some medications. The body is unable to regenerate them, so when these cells die, our hearing is permanently damaged.
After suffering from advanced heart failure for several years, BWH patient Brian Wade got the call last Valentine’s Day that a donor heart was available.
Today, BWH clinicians collectively see approximately 10 to 20 patients per week through virtual care. That is expected to climb to 100 per week over the next year as the program expands.
Upon testing the capsule in preclinical models, researchers discovered it safely stayed in the stomach and slowly released a medication for up to 14 days.
To help lessen the health consequences associated with violence, trauma and abuse, a group of BWHers developed a simulation-based training program for clinicians.
Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, and a team of researchers will work to determine the earliest signs of heart disease or new risk factors for developing it later in life.
The two new teams will respond to Code Blue emergencies involving newborns Code Blue alerts for children under 15 who are visitors or receiving outpatient care on the Brigham’s main campus.
At an Oct. 5 press conference in BWH’s Zinner Breakout Room, retired Sgt. John Peck joined one of the 12 BWH surgeons who performed his bilateral arm transplant to share his story with the world.
In the five years since the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite opened at BWH, more than 1,200 procedures have been performed there.
Staff flu vaccination rates at the Brigham hit their highest levels ever last year. BWH aims for an even higher rate this flu season to further improve patient safety.
Several amenities for patients, including underground parking, clinics, clinical trial exam rooms, state-of-the-art imaging technologies and even a new cafe will be available under one roof.
Supported by an executive steering committee consisting of BWHC leadership, BCORE members work in task forces focused on issues around opioid prescribing and treating opioid addiction.