Wake Forest Baptist In The News

Six Vidant Health Hospitals Join Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network

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The Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network partners with community hospitals to ensure they have 24-hour access to Wake Forest Baptist’s acute-stroke experts via two-way live video and audio consultation and image-sharing technology. The central purpose is to reduce death and disability caused by strokes.


Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

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Bradycardia – a slower than normal heartbeat – does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by Ajay Dharod, M.D., instructor in internal medicine, and a team of researchers. The study is published in the Jan.19 online edition of the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

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Pediatric researchers at Wake Forest Baptist have found that obesity as determined by body mass index was a statistically significant predictor of blood clot formation in juveniles. The research is published in the current issue of the journal Hospital Pediatrics.

U.S. Military-funded Research Could Help Wounded Soldiers have Children

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With U.S. Department of Defense funding, researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to engineer testicle tissue is the lab to help servicemen with pelvic injuries from improvised explosive devices. In the project's early stages, miniature testicular tissue has been created and tested in animals. It can secrete male hormones and has the potential to make sperm, providing function similar to a normal organ.


Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure

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Research by Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., professor of cardiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has found that diet and exercise can help relieve the main symptoms of a rapidly increasing form of heart failure. The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Wake Forest Baptist Performs its First Heart-Kidney Transplant

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In the procedure that spanned more than 18 hours, Keith Overcash of Denton received both organs from the same donor. The heart transplant was done first, by Edward Kincaid, M.D., associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery. After that was judged successful, the kidney operation was performed by Jeffrey Rogers, M.D., professor of surgery.

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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