Zeroing in on Genetic Roots of Fibroids

Cynthia Morton, PhD

In the effort to identify genetic drivers of fibroids, the lab of Cynthia Morton, PhD, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international crossroads. In recent years, Morton and investigators worldwide have been studying the molecular and genetic background of fibroids that may contribute to their development and growth.

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Placenta Accreta on the Rise, Research Suggests More Options for Safe Management

 

The increasing frequency of placenta accreta is raising new questions about the best way to manage this dangerous condition.

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1000th TAVR Performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

In April 2018, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Heart & Vascular Center became the first in New England to perform their 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.

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Cutting-Edge Imaging in the Hybrid Operating Room

The hybrid operating room at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center now features the state-of-art ARTIS Pheno angiography system. As of March 2018, patients who require hybrid cardiovascular interventions combining intravascular and open surgical procedures are reaping the rewards of this cutting-edge technology.

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Novel Cardiac Pump Improves Long-Term Outcomes for Advanced Heart Failure Patients

Advanced heart failure patients who received the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the MOMEMTUM 3 trial had fewer strokes and re-operations for pump malfunction compared with its predecessor, the HeartMate 2.

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Research Offers Insight into Option for Vaginal Versus Cesarean Delivery

In the face of rising Cesarean section rates – including nearly all twin births, obstetrician Daniela Anne Carusi, MD, MSc, and colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) questioned whether Cesarean delivery was warranted for all twins.

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Comprehensive NICU Follow-Up Addresses Patient Needs, Fosters Innovation

Newborn Intensive Care Unit advances enable infants to go home earlier than ever, but often with complex medical needs and uncertain developmental trajectories. To optimize physical and neurological development of NICU babies, a new multidisciplinary NICU Follow-Up Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) now provides close, frequent monitoring and needed services.

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Infant Brain Monitoring Brings NICU Care to New Level

In the newly expanded NICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, expertise in neurocritical care incorporates ongoing cerebral monitoring to assess newborns and help guide care decisions. Read More

Center for Oncoendocrinology Provides Care for Cancer Patients with Endocrine Conditions

The Center for Oncoendocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established to provide expert endocrine care for cancer patients during and after treatment. Endocrinologists at the Center, a program of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, have specialized knowledge of endocrine issues that affect the cancer patient.

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Intensive Diabetes Management Program Lowers A1C Levels in Complex Patients

The Setting Targets Achieving Results Diabetes Mellitus (STAR-DM) Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an intensive management program for high-risk diabetes patients who are struggling to meet clinical targets, such as achieving their A1C target or avoiding too-low blood glucose (hypoglycemia).

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