Researcher in lab

Dr. Kimberly Liu, Staff Physician in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mount Sinai Fertility, had a paper published in the October 2018 issue of Human Reproduction. The study considered the importance of endometrial thickness when it comes to birth rates as well as rates of pregnancy loss for both fresh and frozen embryo transfers as part of in-vitro fertilization procedures. Looking at over 40,000 fresh and frozen embryo transfers, the findings of this study will help guide best practices and assist patients and doctors in making informed decisions when it comes to reproductive procedures. In the journal’s introductions, Editor-in-chief Hans Evers noted the immense challenges that can face researchers doing this kind of work with such large amounts of data.  Read more about this study here.

In the latest issue of Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, Lianne Jeffs, Research and Innovation Lead, and Scholar in Residence, Nursing and Health Disciplines, published three valuable and insightful papers that explore current issues in nursing. Read more of this important work online:

Dr. Denice Feig, Head, Diabetes and Endocrine in Pregnancy Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, alongside a team including colleagues from Mount Sinai, investigated glycemic control, quality of life, and pregnancy outcomes of women using insulin pumps and multiple daily injection therapy for Type 1 diabetes, and published in the October issue of Diabetes Care. The study made some surprising conclusions, namely that multiple daily injection users were more likely to have better glycemic outcomes and less likely to experience gestational hypertension, neonatal hypoglycemia, and NICU admissions than pump users. These data suggest that implementation of insulin pump therapy is potentially suboptimal during pregnancy. Read more about this work here.