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Multicenter Trial Finds Using Circulatory Death Donors is Safe and Effective for Heart Transplantation

A study published in New England Journal of Medicine confirms that circulatory death donor hearts that are reanimated and perfused with blood outside of the body are as safe and effective to transplant as brain death donor hearts preserved using...
7-Jun-2023 6:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Direct-to-Consumer Online Platforms Expand Access, but Often Fail to Convey Risks of Testosterone Therapy

A new Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that many of online platforms offering testosterone therapy are not providing care in concordance with the American Urological Association (AUA) and Endocrine Society (ES)...
2-Dec-2022 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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“Heart in a Box” Technology Helps Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Perform a First-of-Its-Kind Transplant in Illinois

For the first time in Illinois, surgeons at Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute successfully transplanted a heart donated after circulatory death (DCD).
2-Nov-2022 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Northwestern Medicine Taps Douglas R. Johnston, MD, to Lead Cardiac Surgery

Nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, Douglas R. Johnston, MD, has been named surgical director of Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and chief of the division of cardiac surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and...
13-Oct-2022 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Most COVID-19 Long-Haulers Continue to Experience Neurologic Symptoms, Fatigue, and Compromised Quality of Life 15 Months After Initial Infection

A new study published in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology looked at the evolution of neurologic symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 long-haulers at the Northwestern Medicine Neuro COVID-19 Clinic and discovered most long-haulers...
24-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Finds Persistent Viral Shedding of COVID-19 Is Associated with Delirium and Six-Month Mortality in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

The Northwestern Medicine Neuro COVID-19 research team discovered patients who continued to test positive more than 14 days after their initial positive test were more likely to experience delirium, longer hospital stays, were less likely to be...
11-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“Lungs in a Box” Now Offered at Northwestern Medicine

Due to COVID-19 and a rapidly expanding list of conditions for which lung transplantation can be lifesaving, the need for new organs is growing. However, there’s a global shortage of donated lungs, which results in numerous deaths among patients...
8-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lung Transplant Saves Chicago Man Diagnosed with Terminal Lung Cancer

For the first time at Northwestern Medicine, surgeons have successfully performed a double-lung transplant on a patient with terminal lung cancer. The patient, 54-year-old Albert Khoury of Chicago, is a non-smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer...
24-Mar-2022 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Fall and winter can be challenging for many from a mental health perspective, and for the second year in a row, the holiday season will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
23-Nov-2021 12:10 PM EST

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If you feel tensions begin to rise around the Thanksgiving holiday, turn up the speakers and enjoy some tunes.
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