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Putting an end to ‘ballpark dosing’ in children January 6, 2011 New Year’s baby for the Pediatric Trials Network January 6, 2011 New study finds high rate of patients receiving a defibrillator against evidence-based guidelines January 7, 2011 NIH approves funding for UNC-Duke clinical pharmacology postdoc training program January 12, 2011 New risk score could help physicians identify patients likely to stop using clopidogrel January 12, 2011 Interim review alters Phase III studies of novel antithrombotic therapy January 13, 2011 Worsening depression increases risk of death in heart failure patients January 25, 2011 Stroke centers lower mortality rates and improve use of evidence-based treatments January 26, 2011 Duke Medicine and Kaplan EduNeering partner to build global expertise in clinical trials February 1, 2011 Society of Simulation in Healthcare experiencing rapid growth February 2, 2011 Study finds black patients seek more aggressive treatment and have lower mortality rates after a stroke February 4, 2011 ACOs: Achieving cost savings or accumulating power? February 15, 2011 New CV guidelines for women mix practical advice with evidence-based practices February 18, 2011 Should surgeries become the next reality TV backdrop? February 28, 2011 Massive new safety initiative will help the FDA better monitor new therapies March 2, 2011 New heart failure trial reveals facts that are contrary to popular belief March 7, 2011 David Murdock seeks extreme longevity via the “perfect” diet March 9, 2011 Duke School of Medicine moves up rankings in U.S. News & World Report March 15, 2011 DCRI joins the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association as corporate partner March 17, 2011 Using social media to provide an interactive approach to covering the ACC March 25, 2011 Duke University Medical Center named best hospital in metro area March 30, 2011 DCRI’s Robert Jones receives Master of the ACC award April 5, 2011 Ralph Corey appointed to vice chair of education and global health in Dept. of Medicine April 20, 2011 Scott Palmer, MD, to lead new Pulmonary Research therapeutic area April 25, 2011 DCRI Imaging Program involved in research with significant potential to change clinical care April 26, 2011 Manesh Patel, MD, earns prestigious endowed professorship May 10, 2011 Genetic test could offer less invasive way of detecting coronary disease May 12, 2011 Pioneering cancer researcher will lead the new Duke Cancer Institute May 16, 2011 New look at PLATO suggests positive results for study drug combined with low doses of aspirin June 29, 2011 EMS transport for heart attack patients leads to faster treatment but rate of use remains low June 29, 2011 Hospital costs for congenital heart surgeries varies significantly July 14, 2011 Duke University Medical Center Advances in National Hospital Rankings July 21, 2011 APPRAISE-2 stopped early when bleeding risks were not offset by decreased cardiac events July 26, 2011 Educating patients about the importance of heart medications might boost adherence rates July 29, 2011 ROCKET AF shows potential for easier therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation August 16, 2011 New study shines light on importance of regional results from trials August 17, 2011 CRISP-AMI findings support “standby strategy” in the use of IABC in acute heart attack patients without cardiogenic shock August 30, 2011 ARISTOTLE results: Apixaban safer and more effective than warfarin August 31, 2011 Same-day discharge for PCI patients is just as safe as second-day discharge October 7, 2011 Cognitive behavior therapy significantly improves treatment of pediatric OCD October 13, 2011 One of the treatment groups in PANTHER-IPF trial stopped due to safety concerns October 28, 2011 TRA*CER finds vorapaxar did not significantly improve outcomes and increased risk of bleeding November 13, 2011 Study successfully links EMS data and a patient registry to provide full picture of heart attack care November 14, 2011 Informing patients and enabling physicians to tailor treatment practices November 14, 2011 Patterns of atrial fibrillation and treatment strategies vary according to provider specialty November 15, 2011 Novel approach uses universal definition of myocardial infarction in PCI trial; enhances specificity of treatment effect November 15, 2011 Metabolic profiles identify patients at risk for developing atrial fibrillation November 15, 2011 Follow-up study finds that surgeon volume and hospital volume important in Norwood operation outcome November 15, 2011 Study finds that hospital discharge and transition-to-home processes might lower 30-day readmission rates November 15, 2011 Use of defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers increasing in the U.S., but racial disparities persist November 16, 2011
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