Search results for: Baylor Scott & White Research Institute

Baylor Scott & White researchers launch study to examine the impact of exercise on “long COVID” and COVID-19 recovery

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that an estimated 140 million Americans have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus based on data collected from blood tests taken through January 2022. Many of these Americans are still feeling the after-effects of the virus known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC), or “long COVID.” The cases of PASC are becoming so common that lawmakers introduced a bill to fund research into the long-term effects of the disease and expand treatment resources for people experiencing them.

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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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Next generation total artificial heart as bridge to transplant in landmark trial at BSW

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute was recently selected as one of only seven sites in the nation to participate in the landmark feasibility study of the Carmat Total Artificial Heart (TAH) for transplant-eligible patients in severe, end-stage heart failure. It is also the only site to offer the FDA-approved TAH in the region.

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