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.
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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.
Feinberg faculty received an NIH grant to build a microphysiologic model of the female reproductive system to predict drug safety and effectiveness in humans.
Northwestern Medicine investigators found that redesigning the instructions that accompany prescribed medications increases patient comprehension, helping to ensure that drugs with serious side effects are used safely.
Northwestern Medicine has been chosen as one of ten investigational sites for a landmark study that seeks to improve the way uterine fibroids are treated.
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.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found a new method to measure how patients with breast cancer liver metastasis respond to treatment.