June 9, 2017
NINR has recently highlighted five NINR-funded studies on its website. These studies include:
- Chronic Wound Microbiome Dynamics Influence Healing: A study on diabetic foot ulcers found differences in the microbial populations of these wounds, and concluded that effective clinical control of chronic wounds disrupts bacterial colonization.
- Pain Experience Changes During the Menopause Transition: Findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) suggest that pain levels experienced by women change during their menstrual transition.
- Urinary Peptide May Aid in Identifying Bone Loss in Menopausal Women: Another study using data from the SWAN trial found that a urinary marker may be useful in assessing rates of bone loss.
- Interdependence between Caregivers and Patients: In a study of patients with incurable cancer and their family caregivers, researchers found that patients and caregivers showcased anxiety and depressive symptoms reflective of each other.
- Cancer Type Plays a Role in Palliative Care: In a study that included patients with blood cancer and patients with solid tumors, researchers found that palliative care clinicians approach the care of patients differently based on cancer type.
For more information please visit https://www.ninr.nih.gov/researchandfunding/researchhighlights.