Apr. 17 - Dr. Peter Layde (Ombuds; Emergency Medicine) provides expert comment to a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a Swedish study that found that impact-absorbing flooring reduced fall-related injuries in an elderly population. The study also found that the soft floors may have caused more falls. Fox News
Apr. 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to research the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance abuse disorder.
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Mar. 31 - Dr. Dawn Wolfgram is lead author of a retrospective study published in Peritoneal Dialysis International that found that patients with end-stage renal disease who initiate renal replacement therapy on peritoneal dialysis are at lower risk of dementia than those who start on hemodialysis. Renal and Urology News
Mar. 30 - Dr. M. Riccardo Colella (Emergency Medicine) will lead a community-wide clinical trial beginning May 15 to test whether patients who have life-threatening or life-altering traumatic brain injuries do better when they receive a medication called Tranexamic Acid, which is used to stabilize bleeding in the body. Wauwatosa Now and Milwaukee Courier
Mar. 30 - U.S. News & World Report and other media outlets nationwide reported on a study led by Dr. Osama Zaidat (Neurology; Neurosurgery) that found that patients who received stents for intracranial arterial stenosis were more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke or ministroke as patients treated with two blood thinners, Plavix and aspirin. The study was published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. US News-Health
Mar. 25 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will conduct a research study to test whether patients who have life-threatening or life-altering traumatic brain injuries do better when they receive a medication called Tranexamic Acid (TXA), which is used to stabilize bleeding in the body.
Mar. 24 - A researcher and physician at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has learned that among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis (narrowing of an artery inside the brain), the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) resulted in an increased incidence of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Mar. 24 - Clare Guse, MS, (Family & Community Medicine) is lead author of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health that found that the Implementation of evidence-based fall prevention programs in Wisconsin communities reduces the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to falls in individuals aged 65 and older. Health Canal and Waukesha Now
Mar. 10 - The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) reports on a study by Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski that found that for every hour that adults spend sitting, the levels of artery deposits are increased by 14 percent. Dr. Kulinski presented her research at an American College of Cardiology meeting. Daily Mail and Science Daily
Mar. 9 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on people whose hearts stop beating (cardiac arrest). The devices may improve the patient’s chances of surviving cardiac arrest.
Mar. 9 - For the third consecutive year, Froedtert Hospital has been named to the annual Top 100 Hospitals list released by Truven Health Analytics. The list identifies the nation’s top 100 hospitals based on criteria that measures high value to the community. Aspirus Wausau Hospital also was named a Top 100 Hospital. Biz Times, HealthCare Finance News and Wisconsin Health News
Mar. 9 - Implementing evidence-based fall prevention programs in Wisconsin communities reduces the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to falls in individuals aged 65 and older, but utilizing enhanced community support for implementing those programs produces no additional benefit.
Mar. 9 - Dr. Shekar Kurpad is principal investigator for InVivo Therapeutics Holding Corporation’s clinical study of its Neuro-Spinal Scaffold in patients with acute spinal cord injury. Becker's Spine Review and Biz Times
Mar. 5 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that Froedtert & MCW is recruiting volunteers for a clinical research study into kidney function and the link between premature birth and kidney disease. Fox 6 Now
Feb. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting volunteers for a clinical research study into kidney function and the link between premature birth and kidney disease.
Feb. 23 - Eye Institute researchers collaborated with colleagues at 88 U.S. sites on a clinical trial that found that Eylea (aflibercept) provided greater visual improvement to patients with moderate or worse vision loss caused by diabetic macular edema than either Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab). Dr. Judy Kim (Ophthalmology) led the Froedtert & MCW component of the study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Health Canal
Feb. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has earned a $37,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to explore the impact of diabetes on Mexican-Americans’ oral health, and the relationship between those factors and the acculturation of individuals within that ethnic group.
Feb. 18 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in coordination with investigators at 88 clinical sites nationwide, have found Eylea (aflibercept) provided greater visual improvement to patients with moderate or worse vision loss caused by diabetic macular edema (DME) than either Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab).
Feb. 3 - Jeffrey Kelly, PhD received a three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the use of social networks to engage people living with HIV infection, but who have never sought treatment or have ceased seeking medical care. Wauwatosa Now
Feb. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is recruiting participants for a study that focuses on auditory attention and aging. The study will investigate age-related differences in attention, with the goal of learning more about how specific neural mechanisms are compromised during focused tasks or divided attention.
Jan. 12 - More than 40 media outlets worldwide, including the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report, carried stories on Dr. Danny Thomas’s (Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine) research that found no benefit from longer, five-day rests for pediatric concussion patients. Dr. Thomas’s research was published in Pediatrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, US News Health and New York Times
Jan. 7 - Investigators from the Medical College of Wisconsin Departments of Medicine and Physiology are recruiting identical twins for a research study looking at the role of environment on high blood pressure. The study will take 30-60 minutes and will involve answering questionnaires, BP measurements, and a blood draw. Both twins should be able to participate in the research study.
Dec. 1 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Tom Aufderheide discusses an NIH-funded cardiac arrest clinical trial to determine which of two chest compression techniques used by emergency responders provides the best outcomes. Milwaukee is one of 11 North American cities where the clinical trial is being conducted. WPR
Nov. 25 - Milwaukee BizTimes named Dr. Michael E. Mitchell as a 2014 Health Care Hero in the category of Advancements in Health Care. Biz Times
Nov. 6 - A collaborative team has been awarded a CTSI grant to study the power of light of certain wavelengths to heal wounds. Wauwatosa Now
Nov. 6 - In an article in Women’s Health Magazine, MCW research touting the benefits of treadmill running is cited as one of the health benefits of running overall. Women's Health
Nov. 5 - New research shows ibuprofen is as effective as morphine in treating the pain from fractures in children. Amy Drendel, MD (emergency medicine) was a co-author of the study. Grand Forks Herald
Oct. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.
Oct. 21 - University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member Dr. Alana Biggers, who recently completed her residency in General Internal Medicine through MCWAH, led a study that found that a federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. Health Canal
Sept. 08 - Dr. Venkatesh Sampath is principal investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent. Biz Times
Aug. 21 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Blood Research Institute at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.
Aug. 19 - Guilherme Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences and a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW, received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea. Wauwatosa Now
Aug. 18 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea.
Aug. 04 - In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD found that text messages are an effective way to remind patients to follow shower directions before coming to the hospital for surgery. Outpatient Surgery Magazine
July 22 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment to Inside Science on a USC study that found that common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Dr. Kerschner noted that most ear infections, including bacterial infections, get better based on the body’s immune system. Inside Science
July 16 - With colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski co-authored a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that found that long periods of low activity may not only lower cardiorespiratory fitness, but even negate the benefits of a brief period of exercise.
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July 01 - Dr. David Brousseau is a contributing author to a University of Michigan-led study published in Pediatrics that found that a substantial portion of working parents choose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care. Health Canal
June 03 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide presented four Milwaukee County paramedics and EMTs with Resuscitation Outcome Consortium Service Excellence Awards. Fox 6 Now
May 29 - MCW and the Zablocki VA Medical Center teamed to recognize VA Research Week. Wauwatosa Now
Dr. Marjorie Wang is principal investigator of a study presented at the North American Spine Society’s 2013 annual meeting that found that patients who took opioids before elective spine surgery for degenerative changes were more likely to be using the pain medications postoperatively than those who did not take opioids before surgery. Pain Medicine News
May 21 - Transportation crashes, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Faculty and staff in the Vehicle Crashworthiness Laboratory and the Neurosurgery Research Facility at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center use their biomedical engineering expertise to minimize the effect crashes have on the people involved.
May 20 - Dr. Jonathon Truwit is lead author of a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that statins don't prevent acute respiratory distress syndrome disease exacerbations or improve outcomes in sepsis-related respiratory failure. MedPage Today
May 20 - CBS-TV News reports that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation, a neurostimulator device similar to a pacemaker to treat sleep apnea. CBS News
May 20 - Dr. Sean Tutton provides background information to Fox-TV/Channel 6 on the Kiva Method, a new procedure recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat vertebral compression fractures. Fox 6 Now
May 20 - Despite previously-reported observational and basic science evidence suggesting the use of statins may improve outcomes in patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome a double-blinded clinical trial of rosuvastatin in those patients was futile, and the study was halted.
May 14 - In a study of language barriers and its impact on care, Dr. Breanne Pacheco Shah and her colleagues found that in-person interpretation in an emergency department resulted in higher levels of patient satisfaction than telephone interpretation. Helio
May 13 - Dr. John Ulmer authored a study reported in Health Affairs that found that the additional data found in electronic health records significantly impacted the interpretations of head CT scans of Emergency Department patients. Science World Report
In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.
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