Research and News

Developing an algorithm to diagnose biliary atresia in infants
When an infant is sick, doctors and parents are faced with difficult decisions. Should the infant undergo surgery, or are there less invasive ways to determine what’s wrong? A recent study of infants with neonatal cholestasis gives us new information about the best way to diagnose the cause of the problem. Read more... 

Evaluating genital body image and sexual esteem following childbirth
Few studies have examined women’s body image after giving birth. Even less well understood is the relationship between genital changes associated with childbirth, body image, and sexual health. In a recent paper, investigators began assessing genital body image and sexual esteem in women after vaginal birth. Read more... 

How do patients cope with chronic kidney disease?
Kidney failure has a serious impact on the lives of patients, who have to deal with many long-term physical and mental stressors. Using qualitative interview data from the Empowering Patients on Choices for Renal Replacement Therapy (EPOCH-RRT) Study, researchers investigated how patients cope with kidney disease, with the goal of improving support for patients. Read more... 

Ojo and Walker join Arbor Research Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Arbor Research Collaborative for Health has elected two new members for terms starting in March 2017. Akinlolu Ojo and Judith Walker bring extensive experience in clinical research and finance to their new roles. Read more... 

Arbor Research to Evaluate New Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health was recently awarded a contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to evaluate the impact of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model. Read more about this project.