DCRI Newsletters

DCRI Newsletters

DCRI newsletters highlight areas in which our faculty and clinical operations experts are engaging in cutting-edge research. Learn how we are helping to advance pragmatic clinical trials, leverage electronic health records, open data to researchers worldwide, drive mobile health and usher in an new era of precision medicine.

Spring 2017 DCRI Newsletter Highlights

DETERMINING THE DIFFERENCE

Black and female patients are more likely to report persistent angina symptoms following hospitalization for heart attack, according to a new study by DCRI researchers.

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS

A new DCRI-led program is looking for ways to improve systems of stroke care across North Carolina and beyond.

GET UP AND GO

The Pokémon Go craze that spurred millions of people to collect virtual monsters via a smart phone app might have also had a health benefit by encouraging people to get up and walk.

TAKE CARE

More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation either received not enough or no anticoagulation therapy prior to having a stroke, despite the drugs’ proven record of reducing stroke risk, according to a DCRI study.

MANAGEMENT METHODS

Providing fewer total opioids over a longer period of time is associated with lower overall costs and utilization for hip surgery patients, according to a new study by DCRI researchers.