A multi-disciplinary team of investigators led by Northwestern scientists have developed a novel wireless device that can constantly monitor pressure and temperature between the patient’s skin and prosthesis, improving overall comfort and wellbeing.
Susan Quaggin, MD, has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology.
Vitrectomy surgery and intravitreal injections showed similar effectiveness in improving overall vision for patients with advanced diabetic retinopathy, according to results from a clinical trial published in JAMA.
A new study published in Nature Communications has found evidence deep within the skin about the mechanisms controlling skin repair and renewal.
Overall mortality for patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. during the first half of 2020 was 18.4 percent, with more than half of all deaths occurring in Black and Hispanic patients, according to findings published in the journal Circulation.
A new study has found many physicians report being sexually harassed and personally attacked on social media on the basis of their religion, race or medical recommendations.
Northwestern University experts suggest checking in on current events a couple of times a day and no more. Constant updates can fuel anxiety and depression, they warn. “As a practicing preventive cardiologist, one of the most common risk factors for heart disease that I am seeing this year is stress,” said Dr. Sadiya Khan, assistant professor of cardiology and epidemiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “I know we can all agree it has been an extremely stressful year for all in every aspect of our lives, including stress related to the pandemic and associated health, financial and political events.” Constant news updates pile on layer upon layer of stress, according to Dr. Aderonke Pederson, a psychiatrist at Northwestern Medicine.
“It’s still early days, and we’re not out of the woods, even though I don’t think we see anything conclusive in the data yet,” said Jaline Gerardin, a Northwestern University assistant professor of preventive medicine who works on virus modeling.
The new COVID variant first detected in the U.K. has made its way to Chicago. Chicago and Illinois public health departments today announced that the case was identified through an analysis of positive COVID tests by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
From a public health perspective, “testing is necessary in the short-term to be able to react quickly when cases are increasing and prevent or interrupt outbreaks whereas vaccinations are a prophylactic solution to prevent cases and end the pandemic,” said Dr. Sadiya Khan, assistant professor of preventive medicine in epidemiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.