Weight Loss and Metabolic Treatment Surgical Options
Bariatric surgeon Scott Shikora, MD, Director, Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery, performs a robotic sleeve gastrectomy. The procedure involves the removal of the outer crescent of the stomach, resulting in a much smaller stomach, shaped like a sleeve. Using new robotic technologies has been shown to improve surgical procedures and outcomes for patients.
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BWH Clinical and Research Findings
Pre-term Birth and Asthma
BWH researchers, in collaboration with investigators at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Maastricht University School of Public Health in the Netherlands and The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, have published findings strongly suggesting that preterm birth (prior to 37 weeks gestation) increases the risk of asthma and wheezing disorders during childhood and that the risk of developing these conditions increases as the degree of prematurity increases.
Blue light may fight fatigue around the clock
BWH researchers have found that exposure to short wavelength, or blue light, during the biological day directly and immediately improves alertness and performance. These findings are published in the February issue of Sleep.
Alzheimer’s Research Team Employs Stem Cells to Understand Disease Processes and Study New Treatments
A team of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) researchers at BWH has been able to study the underlying causes of AD and develop assays to test newer approaches to treatment by using stem cells derived from related family members with a genetic predisposition to (AD).