Research and News

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... 

Presentations at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings
The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program will present a clinical symposium at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando, FL, April 18-22, 2017. 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. 

The DOPPS Program marks its 20th anniversary with an overview of major findings
The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) is celebrating its 20-year anniversary of uncovering new clinically useful information for the practicing nephrologist. In a new paper, investigators provide an overview of major findings and comment on the analytical approaches used. Read more...