Veterans Affairs hospitals outperformed civilian hospitals on most measures of quality and patient safety, but scored lower on indicators of patient experience, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
A combination of ultrasound and cystoscopy is the most cost-effective approach to detecting cancer in patients who show microscopic amounts of blood in their urine, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study.
A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found a newer left ventricular assist device performed at least as well as existing devices on the market for patients with advanced heart failure.
A landmark national study has shown allowing surgical residents the flexibility to work longer hours does not pose any greater risk to patients.
Lewis Landsberg, MD, former dean of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, compiled aphorisms from his nearly 50 years of experience in internal medicine in his recently published book, “On Rounds: 1000 Internal Medicine Pearls.”
In a new study, patients treated with one-fourth of the dose of beta-blockers tested in large clinical trials had a 20 to 25 percent increase in survival, indicating that dosing likely needs to be personalized for patients to get the best benefit.
Older patients who have surgery are much more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than younger patients, regardless of their health before surgery, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine hospitals continue to earn national recognition as part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Hospitals.
Northwestern Medicine physicians and the non-profit organization Operation Walk Chicago, are providing disaster relief to Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes.
A new Northwestern Medicine study validated a scoring system that measures physicians’ personal judgment of how sick a patient may become in the next 24 hours.