An Affordable Care Act program to reduce hospital-acquired conditions more frequently penalized hospitals if they had accreditations, offered advanced services, were major teaching institutions and performed better on other quality measures, showed a Northwestern Medicine study.
As the first medical director of Feinberg’s Office of Continuing Medical Education, Clara Schroedl, MD, plans to expand and improve current education offerings through innovation and technology.
A clinical study led by Northwestern Medicine scientist Tanya Simuni, MD, crossed a promising compound off the list of potential agents that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists will lead an interdisciplinary project funded by the National Institutes of Health to invent, develop and test an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals from HIV infection.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered how a gene linked to leukemia functions, a finding that may have important implications for children with Down syndrome who have a higher risk of developing the blood cancer.
Feinberg welcomed high school students from across the nation for a day of interactive learning at Northwestern Simulation.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.An estimated 6.3 million U.S. patients cannot control their LDL levels with statins alone, according to medical surveys. And another 3.3 million are thought to be unable to tolerate statins due to side effects, but there are no formal criteria to identify these patients. As such, experts say more research is needed to define the group. “I think we need to be clear what qualifies for statin intolerance,” Dr. Neil Stone, a cardiologist at Northwestern University, said. “What moves you from an inexpensive, generic statin to a very expensive new drug that doesn’t have near the track record of the statin?”
In Chicago, a third crowded market, Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked first in the metro area.
The study’s lead author — Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern University — said he could only speculate about what’s behind the extra pounds.
“For men who become fathers, their whole life changes,” Garfield said. They may sleep less, exercise less, and experience more stress — all of which can lead to weight gain, he said.
Two studies published Tuesday lend support to controversial new cholesterol guidelines that could vastly increase the number of Americans advised to take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.