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Research team looks to establish new dementia caregiver support solutions

Caring for family members with dementia and other forms of Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult task, and it is common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed due to the physical and emotional demands of the role. Researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute’s (BSWRI) Center for Applied Health Research (CAHR) are engaged in groundbreaking studies to understand how to improve the quality of life for these caregivers. This work has taken on even greater implications now as COVID-19 creates greater isolation for caregivers making their role even more challenging.

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Lung transplantation in the context of COVID-19-induced chronic lung disease

Editorial by Todd Grazia, MD, Chief of Transplant Pulmonology, Baylor University Medical Center

When SARS Co-V2 arrived on U.S. shores in early 2020, physicians in all specialties faced an enormous learning curve. As many have said, we didn’t know what we didn’t know about the coronavirus. Some patients seemed to skate through the infection, while others were laid up with flu-like symptoms for a few weeks, and yet others developed severe respiratory failure from ARDS and died. Pulmonologists and intensivists were tasked with caring for and trying to treat a critical patient population whose lungs seemed to be systematically attacked, and often, permanently damaged by the virus. As the pandemic continued to rage and upend lives, transplant pulmonologists faced a daunting ethical dilemma: Should we or should we not consider lung transplantation for patients with irreversible lung damage from COVID-19?

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BSWRI opens variant-focused monoclonal antibody trial with Eli Lilly

BSWRI’s most recent COVID-19 research endeavor was featured in an exclusive story published by the Dallas Morning News as well as a number of other local and national outlets. The trial examines a new monoclonal antibody, produced by Eli Lilly and AbCellera Biologics, which has been shown to neutralize all known variants of concern in early lab tests.

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BSWRI study delivers new data around impact of masking on exercise performance

Masks are recognized as important tools in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. To save medical-grade masks for hospital personnel, people have adopted reusable cloth masks for everyday use. Researchers have studied the efficacy of mask use, but what about the effects of wearing a cloth face mask on sports performance? A new study by Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) has now shed light on the matter. The research team at Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star in Frisco, conducted a study on the effects of cloth mask use during exercise. Their work, which shows that cloth masks reduce exercise performance at a range of intensities, was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine last month.

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