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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August 7, 2020
Robert Nadler, MD shares his published findings in Urology describing marijuana's clinical role for urologic symptoms, the efficacy, and long-term impact of marijuana for urologic symptoms.
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Linda Suleiman, MD discusses racial and ethnic disparities in orthopaedic outcomes. She shares what patient characteristics or factors may contribute to poorer physical function, infection or other complications and what role orthopedic surgeons play in reducing those disparities.
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Roneil Malkani, MD discusses Sleep and Neurodegenerative Diseases. She shares her recently published findings in the Neurobiology of Stress regarding the relationship between sleep and circadian rhythm disruption and neurodegenerative disease.
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Now more than ever it is important to consider the mental health of our patients, but also of our colleagues and ourselves. In this episode of Better Edge, Angela Chaudhari, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and director of P2P Network, a physician peer support network created to help physicians cope after experiencing adverse events. She discusses the imp...
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Robert Brannigan, MD discusses emerging therapeutic strategies and technologies for male infertility. He shares recent advances in assisted reproductive technologies and techniques such as IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and he tells us what’s unique about what his team is doing at Northwestern Medicine.
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Alpesh Patel, MD discusses the impact of COVID-19 on orthopaedics. He shares what the clinic is doing to mitigate the crisis, how they have utilized televisits for patient care, and how they are managing the clinic’s plans to recover from the pandemic.
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Lucas Buchler MD discusses the pathology of rotator cuff muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration as it applies to surgical indications. He shares the variables that need to be considered when choosing a treatment plan.
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Katherine Carroll MD discusses headaches and migraines. She shares some of the challenges associated with treating headache and migraine patients, how Northwestern Medicine is treating headaches differently and why comprehensive care for headaches at a center like The Urgent Headache Infusion Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is so important.
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GR Scott Budinger, MD, chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Ankit Bharat, MD, chief of Thoracic Surgery, share how the Northwestern Medicine team is handling an influx of and caring for patients with severe COVID-19 illness in the ICU. They discuss when ventilators should be used and alternative approaches the Northwestern Medicine team is utilizing, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
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Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, discusses the increased risk faced by patients with COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease, COVID-19 as it relates to ACE inhibitors and ARBs, racial disparity in COVID-19 cases, and other topics related to treating cardiovascular patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In this panel, Mary Rinella MD and Lisa VanWagner MD, MSc, FAST, FAHA discuss Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. They share information on their study in Journal of the Neurological Sciences on the association between NAFLD and stroke and how the association with cardiovascular disease is becoming more appreciated. They talk about the role and limitations of current diagnostics and how important early diagnosis is as being crucial t...
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Magdy Milad, MD, chief of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently published an article in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology examining the use of laparoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of Better Edge, Milad discusses laparoscopic surgery as a safe approach and additional precautions gynecologists can take to minimize exposure during these procedure...
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Grazia Aleppo, MD, is a professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, director of the Northwestern Medicine Diabetes Training and Education Program and an expert in diabetes research and clinical care. In this episode of Better Edge, Aleppo discusses why patients with diabetes are at greater risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 and key treatment recommendations for patients with diabetes including those diagnos...
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Lisa Wolfe, MD, is an associate professor of Neurology and of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Northwestern Medicine and an expert in respiratory devices used to treat patients with neuromuscular disorders and sleep-related breathing disorders. In this episode, Wolfe discusses key considerations for sleep medicine clinicians in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including continuous positi...
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Fernanda Heitor, MD, a geriatrician and instructor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, discusses how the Northwestern Medicine Geriatrics team has evolved in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including shifting to telehealth and working to keep COVID-19 out of nursing home facilities.
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Stephen Hanauer, MD, and Scott Strong, MD, discuss key considerations for gastroenterologists in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the gastrointestinal manifestations, risks and treatment for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or other conditions who may be taking immunosuppression drugs, potential fecal-oral transmission and how Northwestern Medicine Gastroenterology and GI Surgery are optim...
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James Walter, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Medical Director of the Lung Rescue Program, shares lessons his team has learned while treating some of the most critically ill patients suffering from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Walter discusses how the team is using evidence-based therapies such as prone positioning, early mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenati...
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Jing Jin, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and his team work to identify pathological mechanisms of kidney and vascular diseases. His work with the therapy ACE2-Fc was recently included in an article published by Robert Kruse, MD, PhD in F1000 Research discussing a potential therapy for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. In this episode, Jin explains how the therapy could potentially be used...
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Recent promotion by several countries, including the United States, of hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for COVID-19 has left patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) facing a severe shortage of the medication they rely on. How should rheumatologists balance the supply of hydroxychloroquine for testing and potential use in COVID-19 with its critical use in the treatment of lupus? How should they allocate the d...
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Northwestern Medicine has rapidly evolved to ensure the safe and effective treatment of pregnant women during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology and vice-chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, explains new protocols in place for safe labor and delivery and how physicians can provide reassurance to their preg...
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