Better Edge : A Northwestern Medicine podcast for physicians

Better Edge : A Northwestern Medicine podcast for physicians

Better Edge is a podcast for physicians. It showcases current research and breakthroughs in care by Northwestern Medicine. Northwestern Medicine is an academic medical center located in Chicago, IL. ... Show More

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Richard G. Wunderink, MD discusses the prevention and treatment of pneumonia. He shares clinical recommendations for practice with pneumonia patients and about the Successful Clinical Response and Pneumonia Therapy Systems Biology Center or SCRIPT.

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February 28, 2019 0 sec

In this podcast, Eric M. Ruderman, MD takes a close look at Psoriatic Arthritis. He examines the pathophysiology and etiology, the epidemiology, the latest treatment options and what he and his colleagues at Northwestern Medicine are doing to advance the understanding and treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis.

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Grazia Aleppo, MD discusses the latest in continuous glucose monitoring technology. She shares why a new name for eA1C was needed, why GMI was selected as the new name, how GMI is calculated, and how to understand and explain GMI if one chooses to use it as a tool in diabetes education or management.

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Serdar E Bulun, MD discusses advances in endometriosis care and management, one of the most common conditions seen in practices today.  She shares some of the most effective treatments, when surgery should be considered and the latest research that could impact the future of treating those with endometriosis.

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Christina L Boisseau, PhD examines the link between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and suicide. She shares how her approach to the underlying diatheses both within and across traditional diagnostic categories has redefined how clinicians look at the risk of suicide with in the population of OCD patients.

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Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO discusses this designation, that latest advances in medicational management of Prostate Cancer and how her work, that was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, will benefit men with aggressive states of prostate cancer.

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Srinadh Komanduri, MD discusses the link between heartburn and esophageal cancer. He shares what innovative research is being conducted in this area at Northwestern Medicine, where he stands as to implementing screening programs for Esophageal cancer and how Northwestern Medicine and it's Center for Esophageal Diseases play an important role in managing this disease.

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Susan Quaggin, MD, FRCP(C), FASN discusses the prestigious National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant her team received and what type of research her team focused on. She shares her vision on how to bring these discoveries to patients and what's on the horizon for treating Kidney Disease.

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In partnership with the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), Northwestern Medicine Geriatrics is hosting a two-day simulation course that will help physicians and advanced practice providers develop their skills in performing common procedures required in home-based primary care (HBPC). Sara Bradley, MD discusses implementing practical procedures for home-based primary care of seniors.

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Sandeep Samant, MD discusses the intricate nature of head and neck cancer, facial reconstruction and how it affects the daily lives of patients and their families. He shares the latest advancements in the treatment of head and neck cancer and how minimally invasive surgery techniques (utilizing robotic and endoscopic) are being utilized with great success at Northwestern Medicine.

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January 14, 2019 0 sec

When did heart failure become sexy?Clyde W. Yancy MD joins the podcast to discuss what is new with heart failure, whether it can be prevented and how Northwestern Memorial Hospital is taking the lead in heart failure care.

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Nicholas J. Volpe, MD discusses the biggest needs and challenges in Ophthalmology today, how he is building a program to address these needs, the key elements for building a world-class Ophthalmology Department and what referring physicians need to know about the program at Northwestern Medicine.

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January 14, 2019 0 sec

Linda Suleiman, MD discusses her research into the gender disparities in orthopedics, some of the myths and barriers in orthopedics that might deter women from practicing this specialty, and what health systems and medical training programs can do to recruit more females to orthopaedic surgery.

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Yvonne C. Lee, MD discusses the clinical predictors of chronic opioid use among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and what her research might mean for the future of pain treatments for RA patients.

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Edward Schaeffer, MD, PhD discusses his prostate cancer disparity research. He explains why African American men with prostate cancer are twice as likely to die than Caucasian men and how his research can impact patients, physicians and improve the medical community’s understanding of prostate cancer.

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Maciej (Matt) S Lesniak, MD discusses the use of stem cells as a therapeutic approach for treating brain tumors, why he sees this as a breakthrough in this very unique clinical specialty and how Northwestern Medicine is leading the way in this cutting edge research.

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