The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
WHAT CAUSES FLUID IN THE LUNGS AND BRAIN? A virus? An overdose? Alcohol poisoning? Yes, yes and yes. There’s a long list, said Dr. Patrick Lank, a Northwestern Medicine assistant professor of emergency medicine in Chicago. “One of the more common things we see in the emergency department is related to drug overdose,” Lank said. “Alcohol would be a really common one. Also, cocaine, heroin and other opioids, or MDMA, which also is known as ecstasy or molly.” Viral infection could cause both pulmonary and cerebral edema, Lank said. “Trauma would be another potential cause” but would likely cause external marks. “Two people at the same time is odd,” Lank said. “It suggests more of a toxicologic or environmental cause, or a potential infection if they’re traveling together.”