Research from Baylor Scott & White featured in updated gastroesophageal reflux disease clinical guidelines

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is estimated to affect nearly 20% of Americans. Recent advances in our understanding of GERD have changed clinical practice. Therefore, in February 2022, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) released an updated set of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of GERD. Research from Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), part of Baylor Scott & White Health, helped shape these new practice guidelines.

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Translational research fuels discovery at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) is well known for its diverse research portfolio. The program actively maintains nearly 2,000 active and enrolling projects across more than 50 medical specialties each year, including initiatives supported by its translational research program. The program is focused on driving innovation by working with clinical teams across the Baylor Scott & White Health System to develop new medicines and diagnostic tests. The translational research team’s approach to discovery of “bench-to-bedside- and- back-to-bench” allows BSWRI to continue to be a major contributor to advancements in medical science.

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ECMO Reunion celebrates survivors and families

The extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth celebrated survivorship with joy, hope and fellowship at the ECMO Reunion on January 6. The event brought together ECMO patients and families from all over Texas to reunite with the physicians and staff members who made recovery possible.

ECMO technology provides advanced support for critically ill heart and lung patients, allowing time to recover or as a short-term bridge to transplant. Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth is one of only three locations within the Baylor Scott & White system that offers ECMO capabilities. Since the ECMO program began at the hospital, over 200 patients have received this life-changing support. 

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