Redesigned hospital rounds increased nurse-physician teamwork and patient safety in two medical units in a Northwestern Medicine study. Interestingly, the positive change was so successful that it spread to additional units before a recent follow-up study even began.
Browsing: Clinical Breakthroughs
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found a new method to measure how patients with breast cancer liver metastasis respond to treatment.
Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples, according to a review of literature by Northwestern Medicine scientists.
Through a partnership between Northwestern’s Center for Community Health and the Chicago Public School (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness, a new study focused on understanding the chronic disease reporting and management process in order to better serve the health care needs of CPS students with conditions such as asthma and food allergies.
Northwestern Medicine scientists found stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses improves memory.
A new Northwestern Medicine study reports mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers was beneficial, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life in both groups.
Craig Garfield, MD, interviewed parents with very low-birth-weight infants and developed a smartphone app to help them cope with concerns about the transition home from the hospital.
A system adopted in Florida and Tennessee equalized access to kidney transplants for patients living in different geographic areas within each state, with just a minor change to the current system used in other states.
Northwestern Medicine investigators found that depressive symptoms were under-recognized and under-treated for many patients with Parkinson’s disease.