Recent Northwestern Medicine research shows that longer surgeries are associated with a higher risk of dangerous blood clots, a consistent trend across all procedures.
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A recent publication documents the first clinical application for pediatric patients with refractory status epilepticus, a life-threatening form of seizure disorder, providing hope for treatment.
Nelly Papalambros, a third-year graduate student, studies how sound could be used as a non-invasive way to improve deep sleep and memory.
Robert Murphy, MD, ’81, ’84 GME, director of the Center for Global Health, has received a National Cancer Institute grant to develop low-cost tests that will detect and monitor hepatitis C for patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
A Northwestern Medicine study analyzed the records of more than 20,000 surgeries and found a very low risk of adverse events for minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures.
Northwestern Medicine scientists mapped brain circuitry associated with addiction and reward, and found that smoking affects the way the brain relates and responds to pain. The findings could lead to targeted therapies for chronic pain sufferers.
Northwestern Medicine investigators evaluated the amount of time patients spend talking with healthcare providers compared to time spent waiting in the emergency department. The results can help providers plan better ways to use a waiting time to increase patient satisfaction.
Northwestern Medicine scientists found a genetic biomarker to pinpoint some patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, making it possible to give them an effective alternative therapy sooner.
A Northwestern Medicine study found for the first time an increased risk of accidental injury for patients with eczema, a common itchy skin disorder.
Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, according to a Northwestern Medicine study on adopting innovations in clinical practice.