For the first time, researchers have devised a model to predict burn patients who are most likely to develop life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Loyola Medicine is offering cancer patients a treatment that reduces the risk of hair loss by cooling the scalp. During chemotherapy sessions, the patient wears a silicone cooling cap. The cap contains a circulating coolant that reduces the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees.
Medical school students receive little formal instruction in radiation oncology, a Loyola study has found. Researchers who surveyed radiation oncology departments at academic medical centers found that only 41 percent of departments reported that at least one faculty member taught a topic related to radiation oncology.
Physician gives tips on how to have difficult conversations about world tragedies (i.e., shootings).
In recognition of National Burn Awareness Week (February 4 – 10), Loyola Medicine and Anthony Baldea, MD, director of Loyola’s Burn Center, are offering tips to prevent and care for burn injuries.
Loyola Medicine is the first academic medical center in Illinois to use the TCAR system, which reduces stroke risk during carotid artery procedures by temporarily reversing blood flow.
Under new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, more stroke patients will be eligible for emergency treatments. The treatments dissolve or remove blood clots that cause strokes by blocking blood flow to a region of the brain.
Loyola’s Pauline Camacho, MD, Offers Tips for National Thyroid Awareness Month
Loyola Medicine pediatrician Bridget Boyd, MD, has some advice for parents on how to help their child fend off the flu and what to do if they do get sick.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms Corrected by ENT Procedure
Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago center that participated in the pivotal clinical trial of a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells.
Loyola Medicine radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, MD, FACR, FAAWR, has been inducted into the first fellowship class of the American Association for Women Radiologists.
The SAD season is upon us. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by shorter days and reduced light. “We are in the midst of the full-blown SAD season,” said said Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, MD, PhD.
Mini-strokes called transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) can be an “ominous prelude” to catastrophic strokes, Loyola Medicine neurologists report in the journal F1000 Research.
Competitive divers face a high risk of injuring their shoulders, back, elbows, wrists and other body parts, according to a paper by a Loyola Medicine sports medicine physician. “Even when a dive is perfectly executed, injuries can occur, whether traumatic or from overuse,” Nathaniel Jones, MD, wrote in Current Sports Medicine Reports.
Loyola Medicine health psychologist Sarah Kinsinger, PhD, ABPP, has co-founded the new Psychogastroenterology Section of the Rome Foundation, the first international organization dedicated to the research and practice of psychosocial gastroenterology.