Enhancing Emergency Medical Care for Seniors Could Reduce Hospital Admissions
May 4, 2015
Applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to intensive care units, possibly extending lives and reducing Medicare costs.
Combination Mitral Valve Surgery with Surgical Ablation Frees Patients of Atrial Fibrillation
March 16, 2015
The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network reports new findings at the American College of Cardiology 64th Annual Scientific Sessions and in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Penn LDI - "Healthy Food Choice: It's Not Just About 'Food Deserts'"
January 21, 2015
Why putting a supermarket in the middle of a 'food desert' may not make that poor urban neighborhood any healthier.
PubMed - "Incidence of Laminectomy and Imaging After Neuraxial Anesthesia"
December 1, 2014
Records of patients undergoing elective surgery under neuraxial anesthesia or combined general/neuraxial anesthesia (n = 260,199) at 444 hospitals from January 2006 to October 2012 were analyzed.
New Data Suggest Little Benefit of Adding Heart Valve Repair to Bypass Surgery in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
November 18, 2014
Results presented at American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) - "Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation"
November 18, 2014
Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with increased mortality and morbidity.
Study Published in JAMA Finds Tissue Valves As Safe As Mechanical Valves in Middle-Aged Patients Over the Long Term
September 30, 2014
No significant difference in 15-year survival or stroke rates in younger patients who had aortic valve replacement with bioprosthetic valves compared with mechanical valves.
PubMed - "Effect of Peer Education on Stroke Prevention: The Prevent Recurrence of All Inner-City Strokes Through Education Randomized Controlled Trial"
September 23, 2014
Efforts to reduce disparities in recurrent stroke among Black and Latino stroke survivors have met with limited success.
PubMed - "Anesthesia Type and Perioperative Outcome: Open Colectomies in the United States"
September 6, 2014
Adding neuraxial to general anesthesia (GA) has been associated with improved perioperative outcome after orthopedic surgery.
PubMed - "Readmissions After Cardiac Surgery: Experience of the National Institutes of Health-Canadian Institutes of Health Research Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network"
August 27, 2014
Readmissions are a common problem in cardiac surgery.
Changing the Research Landscape: The New York City Clinical Data Research Network
August 21, 2014
The New York City Clinical Data Research Network (NYC-CDRN) brings together 22 organizations including seven independent health systems to enable patient-centered clinical research, support a national network, and facilitate learning healthcare systems.
PubMed - "Feasibility and Reliability of a Newly Developed Antenatal Risk Score Card in Routine Care"
August 12, 2014
The Rotterdam Reproductive Risk Reduction risk score card (R4U) is suitable for the assessment of clinical and non-clinical risks during the antenatal booking visit in a heterogeneous urban setting in routine practice.
JACC - "Management Practices and Major Infections After Cardiac Surgery"
July 29, 2014
Infections are the most common non cardiac complication after cardiac surgery, but their incidence across a broad range of operations, as well as the management factors that shape infection risk, remain unknown.
Mount Sinai Health System Executive Diversity Leadership Board
June 5, 2014
Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP, has been named as board member of the newly formed Mount Sinai Health System Executive Diversity Leadership Board.
The New England Journal of Medicine - "Statin Strikeout"
June 5, 2014
Statins were tested for efficacy in sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)1 and in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)2 are now reported in the Journal.
Hospital Rankings for Heart Failure Readmissions Are Not Affected by Patient's Socioeconomic Status
May 13, 2014
A new Mount Sinai report shows the socioeconomic status of congestive heart failure patients does not influence hospital rankings for heart failure readmissions.
RESILIENCE: "The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges"
April 22, 2014
Dennis S. Charney, MD, Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, spoke at Grand Rounds for the Department of Population Health Science and Policy on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Circulation - "Mesenchymal Precursor Cells as Adjunctive Therapy in Recipients of Contemporary LVADs"
March 28, 2014
Allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cells (MPC) injected during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation may contribute to myocardial recovery. This trial explores the safety and efficacy of this strategy.
Do Community-Based Patient Assistance Programs Affect the Treatment and Well-Being of Patients with Breast Cancer?
January 10, 2014
Patients with breast cancer who need adjuvant treatments often fail to receive them.
PCORnet - "ISMMS Investigators Receive PCORI Award"
December 17, 2013
On December 17, 2013 the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) approved $93.5 million to support 29 health data networks that together will form an ambitious new resource known as PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
The Lancet - ARUBA: "Medical Management With or Without Interventional Therapy for Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations"
November 20, 2013
The clinical benefit of preventive eradication of unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations remains uncertain.
LVAD Patients Benefit from Heart Injection with Millions of Powerful Cells
November 18, 2013
New Study results presented at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 show a single dose of stem cell therapy during surgery may improve new LVAD patients' heart function.
New Study May Impact Practice Guidelines for Mitral Valve Surgery for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
November 18, 2013
New findings showing mitral valve replacement may be more effective than mitral valve repair reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 and in New England Journal of Medicine.
New Study Reports on the High Cost of Cardiac Surgery Healthcare Associated Infections
November 17, 2013
Findings reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 reveal the economic impact of healthcare associated infections following cardiac surgery.
Public Health Reports - "A Community-Academic Partnership to Address Racial Health Disparities through Grant-Making"
October 24, 2013
Participatory approaches are well-recognized strategies to reduce health disparities.
PubMed - "Racial Disparities in the Treatment of Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer." Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Oct 7
October 7, 2013
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators participated in a study sought to examine whether treatment with guideline-recommended care (surgery and chemotherapy) is associated with mortality differences between black and white women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.
PubMed - "Do Community-Based Patient Assistance Programs Affect the Treatment and Well-Being of Patients With Breast Cancer?" J Oncol Pract. 2013 Sep 10
September 10, 2013
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators participated in a study that sought to determine whether connecting women with breast cancer to patient-assistance programs would reduce underuse of adjuvant therapies.
Latino Stroke Survivors Suffer More Depression
July 30, 2013
Kezhen Fei, Biostatistician with the Department of Health Evidence and Policy, received notification that her recent abstract presentation titled "Latino Stroke Survivors Suffer More Depression," was voted one of the top 10 accepted abstracts by the American Heart Association.
Mount Sinai Researchers to Present Landmark Studies at American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting
June 1, 2013
Mount Sinai researchers present new data on HPV oral infection and melanoma predictors at ASCO
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stops Enrolling Patients in ARUBA Study Earlier than Planned
May 10, 2013
Mount Sinai’s International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research (InCHOIR) is the data-coordinating center for the trial
PubMed - "Breast Cancer Treatment Decision-Making: Are We Asking Too Much of Patients?"
March 18, 2013
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators participated in a study that explores the consequences of decision-making responsibility among women with breast cancer on 'decision regret'.
RWJF - "Special Supplement of Studies Published in Pediatrics"
March 1, 2013
Dr. Lawrence Kleinman helped guide a special supplement of studies by RWJF Clinical Scholars into publication in Pediatrics this month.
SGIM - "Vision Health Education for Diabetic Patients Abstract Accepted for Oral Presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Conference"
February 20, 2013
Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the upcoming 2013 Society of General Internal Medicine annual conference in Denver Colorado.
Annetine Gelijns, PhD, Has Been Appointed Chair of the Department of Health Evidence and Policy at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
November 27, 2012
Dr. Gelijns arrived in 2008 as part of an extraordinary health outcomes research and policy team.
Mount Sinai Selected as the Manhattan Borough Lead Organization for the Partnership for a Healthier New York City
July 18, 2012
Mount Sinai will organize and lead a coalition of community partners to identify evidence-based and innovative strategies for promoting healthy eating.
Children Who Stay on Their Parents' Health Plans Through Age 26 Have Improved Access to Care
February 13, 2012
Statelaws permitting children to stay on their parents’ health insurance through age 26 result in improved access to health care compared to states without those laws.
Mount Sinai Researchers Receive $8 Million Grant to Develop National Measures Evaluating Quality of Pediatric Health Care
March 21, 2011
Award goes to enhancing methods of evaluating the quality of care given to pediatric patients in the U.S.
Vast Majority of Physicians Practice “Defensive Medicine” According to New Physician Survey
June 28, 2010
According to Mount Sinai researchers, a vast majority of physicians believe malpractice concerns lead to excessive tests and procedures.
AMA’s Position on Coverage Expansion Was Inconsistent with the Views of Most Physicians
June 9, 2010
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that most physicians do not support the American Medical Association’s position on healthcare reform.
Availability of Primary Care Physicians May Help Reduce Pediatric Surgeries
May 13, 2010
A recent study by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine highlights the importance of access to pediatricians and family physicians.
Mount Sinai Researchers Conclude 9-11 Responders Twice As Likely to Have Asthma
November 3, 2009
The tracking data show an increasing percentage of responders reporting asthmatic episodes, rising to double that seen in the general population.
Investigation Assesses Health Impact of One of the Nation's Largest Environmental Disasters
November 2, 2009
Investigation teams led by Mount Sinai researchers are looking into the disease pathology in Libby, Montana, a town exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore for more than a century.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards Mount Sinai Organ Donation Medal of Honor
October 2, 2009
Mount Sinai Medical Center receives the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Organ Donation Silver 1 Medal of Honor.
Mount Sinai Research Team Leads NIH-Funded Project Examining the Mechanism of Human Tissue Assembly
September 24, 2009
The $6 million, five-year grant awarded to the Dynamics Underlying Tissue Integrity project supports the collaborative research of a number of biomedical initiatives.
Majority of Surveyed Physicians Support Health Reform with Both Public and Private Insurance Options
September 16, 2009
Sixty-three percent of Mount Sinai physicians support health reform that includes both public and traditional private insurance.
Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Holds Its Second Annual "Greening Our Children" Benefit Event
May 13, 2009
Led by Mount Sinai’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Professor and Chair of Community and Preventive Medicine, Center research projects identify potential environmental causes of childhood diseases.
Future Climate Change Likely to Cause More Respiratory Problems in Young Children
May 3, 2009
More children will end up hospitalized over the next decade because of respiratory problems resulting from projected climate change, according to a new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Becomes a 2009 EPA Region 2 Quality Award Recipient
May 1, 2009
This annual Environmental Protection Agency award honors individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the improvement of the environment.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Significantly Improves Its U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings
April 24, 2009
Over the past four years, Mount Sinai has improved in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings more than any other school in the United States, jumping from 32nd to 22nd.
Mount Sinai Paper Corrects Flaw in Most Common Way Health Care Researchers Statistically Adjust Their Findings
February 12, 2009
Mount Sinai paper describes an improved approach to data analysis that will reduce the potential for miscommunication about the size of an effect.
Mount Sinai Study Finds One-Quarter of World Trade Center Responders Still Have Impaired Lung Function
February 5, 2009
The Mount Sinai study is the first to assess lung function in a large group of WTC responders at two different time points since the September 11th attacks.