Hyposmia has long been associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the elderly; study adds to evidence for its ties to other late-life ailments
In experiments with mice and humans, a team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified a particular intestinal immune cell that impacts the gut microbiome, which in turn may affect brain functions linked to stress-induced ...
Researchers with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and four other institutions have developed a molecular test to identify the presence of brain tumors.
Morale and burnout among hospitalists already posed significant concerns before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gender-specific medicine considers how human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of diseases may differ regarding both biological sex and gender-specific lived experience.
Caregivers carry important responsibilities, especially those caring for patients with head and neck cancer. However, it is necessary to bring awareness to the quality-of-life caregivers have when working with nonworking patients who have head and neck cancer.
Based on the widely adopted Choosing Wisely campaign, vascular surgeon Caitlin Hicks and colleagues created an initiative to improve approaches to surgical treatment: Improving Wisely.
A Q&A with Johns Hopkins psychiatrists Angela Guarda and Colleen Schreyer.
In Kay Redfield Jamison’s latest celebrated work, she explores psychological suffering and the path toward healing.
Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., is accredited from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center with Adult Qualifications.
Studies in animal models help scientists identify systems that may induce vulnerability to eating disorders, and aid in pinpointing brain consequences of behaviors that underpin anorexia nervosa.
Surgeons aim to elucidate the complex care that hernia surgeons provide while broadening the understanding through which caregivers view related conditions, such as urinary incontinence, rectus diastasis and abdominal tumors.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that successfully mimics the development of frailty as mammals — likely including people — get older.
In an eight-year study of more than 600 community-dwelling older adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have further linked levels of cell-free DNA (DNA fragments resulting from cell death) circulating in the blood to chronic ...
For those with liver metastasis, using ALPPS and a hepatic artery infusion pump may show promise. This approach could reduce cancer recurrence and improve survival, doctors say.
Researchers demonstrate that patients from underrepresented populations living in low-socioeconomic neighborhoods are at significant risk of not receiving the care they require.
Each year, more than 150,000 of the 37 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. undergo a lower extremity amputation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The US health care system’s ongoing transition to value-based care has brought a dramatic increase in the number of hospital quality metrics over the past decade.
Physicians in the Johns Hopkins Division of Head and Neck Surgery are advancing clinical research in their field. The following are just a few developments taking place.
Johns Hopkins Medicine team suggests that microparticle-delivered therapy may be first step toward stopping MS and other autoimmune diseases
The 23rd edition of The Harriet Lane Handbook — a widely used, pocket-size reference book known as the “bible of pediatrics” for physicians around the world— is now available.
A 63-year-old female was diagnosed with a resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
A 27-year-old male had seizures, dry heaves, described an unpleasant smell and experienced anxiety in November 2020.
An otherwise healthy 76-year-old woman was found on screening mammogram to have a new left breast mass. After her workup confirmed a small left breast tumor with no evidence of lymph node involvement, she had a lumpectomy and sentinel ...
A 74-year-old male was referred to our clinic following resection of a 9 cm myxofibrosarcoma spanning the chest wall and flank.
The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Center for Amyloidosis is among a growing number of programs dedicated to multidisciplinary care for this rare disease.
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons are among the first in the U.S. to use magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound, also known as MRgFUS, to investigate how it may be applied to ablate diseased tissue and traverse the blood-brain barrier.
The advanced technique minimizes scarring and reduces recovery time.
Researchers show that screening urine for ctDNA as part of a two-stage test increases detection sensitivity from 40% to 77% in early-stage liver cancer, and from 62% to 92% in the very early stage of disease.
Experts in surgery and engineering test a wearable device that vibrates in response to the amount of force applied to tissue during surgical training.
Robin Yang leads the Johns Hopkins Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry through growth and change.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Bladder Exstrophy Archives
Newly diagnosed people with Crohn’s disease (CD) in the United States are more likely to experience drug and alcohol use compared with the general population, according to a recent study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The study, ...
The gel can reach areas that surgery might miss and current drugs struggle to reach to kill lingering cancer cells and suppress tumor growth.
The hospital offers a range of cardiac surgeries, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure, atrial septal defect closure and left atrial appendage occlusion implants.
New research opens window into understanding the needs of patients after the procedure.
With a multidisciplinary approach, endocrine surgeons and colleagues at Johns Hopkins offer spectrum of treatments.
The Pediatric Rehabilitation division within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine is one of the largest in the nation, with 11 pediatric physiatrists plus associated specialists at four locations.
A new service at Johns Hopkins offers a novel method to treat postpartum depression: administering a rapidly-acting intravenous medication in inpatient psychiatry units, where patients can benefit from related services.
In a new review article, Johns Hopkins Medicine experts and collaborators across the U.S. emphasize that climate change — particularly global warming — is contributing to an increase in the rates and to greater severity of nasal and sinus ...
Venkata Akshintala leads a team of pharmacologists, biomedical engineers and mechanical engineers to create a gel that uses epinephrine nanoparticles to stop bleeding following a procedure.
Jeffrey Fadrowski, a pediatric nephrologist and an associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, has been elected to the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) council.
It used to be that if you received a diagnosis of glaucoma, chances were good that you would eventually lose vision to some degree. That began to change with the development of drugs that lower intraocular pressure, elevated levels of which can drive glaucoma.
Jason Vaught, Torre Halscott and colleagues at Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Obstetric Surgery Center provide a breadth of expertise to treat patients who need extraordinary care.
Research by Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeon Savyasachi Thakkar suggests opportunities for safety and outcome improvements based on timing of multiple procedures.
In a new study using a rat model of Crohn’s disease, a biodegradable hydrogel composite loaded with stem cells, developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, in a collaborative effort with the Whiting School of Engineering, has shown ...
Neurosurgeon David Lin discusses the benefits of artificial cervical disk replacement and microdiscectomy.
Study led by Johns Hopkins and Australian collaborators could change standard of care.
New study by Johns Hopkins researchers could significantly shorten monitoring time before epilepsy surgery and improve outcomes
Clinical trials led by Johns Hopkins endoscopy specialists investigate cryotherapy approach to treat Barrett’s esophagus.
Johns Hopkins-led study shows that for patients at high risk of developing disease, annual screening caught most pancreatic cancers in early, treatable stages.
A $1.6M grant will fund efforts to train basic scientists in the development and commercialization of products to prevent and treat substance use disorders.
Johns Hopkins psychiatrists study whether an unconventional transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) yields more rapid improvements in patients.
Johns Hopkins physician-researchers are leading studies on scarless thyroglossal duct removals and parathyroidectomies, fighting cancer by leveraging metabolism, intraoperative monitoring to protect the recurrent laryngeal nerve, and more.
In 2012, Dr. Mouen Khashab, professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, pioneered peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) to treat esophageal achalasia – a disorder of the esophagus that makes swallowing difficult.
In two studies using nationally representative data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study gathered on thousands of Americans, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health ...
In a study using data from nearly 1,200 older adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that loss of the sense of smell is a predictive marker for an increased risk of frailty as people age.
Physician-researchers in the Division of Laryngology advance clinical research and practice — leading studies on retrograde cricopharyngeal dysfunction, gender-affirming voice care and more.
Hal Kronsberg, program director for the Johns Hopkins Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, shares observations about his and his team’s approach to assist children who grapple with mental illness.
Adults with dementia are sometimes thought to be homogenous and presumed to use a lot of health care services, especially later in life, says geriatrician Stephanie Nothelle. But two recent studies Nothelle directed suggest that’s not the case.
Unique expertise, multidisciplinary treatment and new surgical techniques lead to better outcomes for adults with spinal deformities.
A new study from Johns Hopkins researchers offers caution about the limitations of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, finding that up to 25% of older adults at risk for falls still were prescribed a medication that is considered high risk for that condition.
A first-in-kind program that trains trusted older adult community health workers to fit and deliver low-cost hearing technology to peers with hearing loss significantly improved communication function among participants, according to the ...
Fertility specialists offer full range of options for same-sex and transgender couples, as well as those who choose to be single parents.
As the new surgical director of structural heart disease at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, Michael Robich is building a program to streamline the referral and admission process for physicians from outside of Johns Hopkins ...
No two men with prostate cancer have exactly the same disease. Instead, each has distinct genomic and molecular changes that make the cancer more or less likely to respond to a particular treatment – and scientists still have much to learn ...
Three decades ago, Brady investigators William Isaacs, Ph.D., the William Thomas Gerrard, Mario Anthony Duhon, and Jennifer and John Chalsty Professor of Urology, and Patrick Walsh, M.D., characterized hereditary prostate cancer, and in ...
How important is seed money? Priceless! Many of the scientists featured in this issue of Discovery jump-started their research careers with awards from the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund.
Black men in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to die of prostate cancer than white men. What accounts for this terrible statistic?
The Kidney Cancer Program (KCP), jointly led by urologist Nirmish Singla and oncologist Yasser Ged, was established with the goal of offering world-class, multidisciplinary clinical care and cutting-edge collaborative research “to continuously ...
If this hypothesis proves true, an LSD1-blocking agent could allow ADT and AR-blocking drugs to work again in men with mCRPC.
Why is metastatic prostate cancer so hard to kill? The short answer is that nobody knows.
Ada Graham, a fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon, has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine in the National Capital Region.
To determine parameters for ideal intralaminar screw trajectory and the feasibility of screw placement at L3, L4, and L5 laminae for pars defect fixation.
Our objective was to analyze clinical and functional results of patients with spondylolysis treated via direct intralaminar screw fixation and autograft, a minimally invasive and motion-preserving surgery.