Recent Selected Publications from BIDMC Faculty

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APRIL 09, 2021

Building on our culture of collaboration and innovation, our researchers are helping to transform medicine and health care delivery. Below are selected academic publications recently issued.

Rural-urban disparities: Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and stroke mortality among Black and white adults, 1999-2018
Journal of the American College of Cardiology / Research / March 29, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Rahul Aggarwal, Nicholas Chiu, Eméfah C. Loccoh, Dhruv S. Kazi, Robert W. Yeh, and Rishi K. Wadhera (Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology)

Comparison between patients hospitalized with influenza and COVID-19 at a tertiary care center
Journal of General Internal Medicine / Research / March 18, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Michael W. Donnino, Ari Moskowitz, Garrett S. Thompson, Stanley J. Heydrick, Rahul D Pawar, Katherine M. Berg, Shivani Mehta, Parth V. Patel, Anne V. Grossestreuer (Department of Emergency Medicine)

The effects of a low sodium meal plan on blood pressure in older adults: The SOTRUE randomized feasibility trial
Nutrients / Research / March 16, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Stephen Juraschek, Kenneth Mukamal, Lewis Lipsitz, Jennifer Cluett, Roger Davis, Shivani Sahni (Department of Medicine)

Reopening businesses and risk of COVID-19 transmission
npj Digital Medicine / Research / March 16, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Ashley O’Donoghue, Tenzin Dechen, Jennifer P. Stevens (Department of Medicine)

The future of blood testing is the immunome
Frontiers in Immunology / Perspective / March 15, 2021
BIDMC Author: Ramy A. Arnaout (Department of Pathology)

Electroencephalographic abnormalities are common in COVID‐19 and are associated with outcomes
Annals of Neurology / Research / March 11, 2021
BIDMC Author: Mouhsin M. Shafi (Department of Neurology)

Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling spread of COVID-19 among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, state-wide cohort study
Clinical Infectious Diseases / Research / March 10, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Polly van den Berg, Westyn Branch-Elliman (Division of Infectious Diseases)

Fecal mycobiota combined with 1 host immune factors distinguish clostridioides 2 difficile infection from asymptomatic carriage
Gastroenterology / Research / March 5, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Yangchun Cao, Lamei Wang, Javier Villafuerte Gálvez, Nira Pollock, Caitlin Barret, Rebecca Sprague, Kaitlyn Daugherty, Hua Xu, Qianyun Lin, Ciaran Kelly, Xinhua Chen (Department of Medicine)

Open-label placebo vs double-blind placebo for irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized clinical trial
PAIN / Research / February 12, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Anthony Lembo, John M. Kelley, Judy Nee, Sarah Ballou, Johanna Iturrino, Vivian Cheng, Vikram Rangan, Jesse Katon, William Hirsch, Irving Kirsch, Kathryn Hall, Roger Davis, Ted J. Kaptchuk (Department of Medicine, Program in Placebo Studies)

Proteome-Wide Analysis Using SOMAscan Identifies and Validates Chitinase-3-Like Protein 1 as a Risk and Disease Marker of Delirium Among Older Adults Undergoing Major Elective Surgery
Journals of Gerontology / Research / February 4, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Simon Dillon, Noel Chan, Tamara Fong, Marie Joseph, Long Ngo, Edward Marcantonio, Towia Libermann (Department of Medicine, Department of Neurology)

The Limit of Detection Matters: The Case for Benchmarking Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Testing
Clinical Infectious Diseases / Research / February 3, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Ramy Arnaout, Rose Lee, Ghee Rye Lee, Cody Callahan, Annie Cheng, Christina Yen, Kenneth Smith, Rohit Arora, James Kirby (Department of Pathology, Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery)

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with severe respiratory failure from COVID-19
Intensive Care Medicine / Research / February 2, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Shahzad Shaefi, Brian P. O’Gara, Megan L. Krajewski (Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine)

Cardiovascular deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
Journal of the American College of Cardiology / Research / January 11, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Rishi K. Wadhera, Changyu Shen, Suhas Gondi, Siyan Chen, Dhruv S. Kazi, and Robert W. Yeh (Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology)

Development and launch of the first obstetrics and gynaecology master of medicine residency training programme in Botswana
BMC Medical Education / Research / January 6, 2021
BIDMC Authors: Rebecca Luckett, Maisie Pollard, Hope A. Ricciotti (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)

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