In a study of nearly 6,000 patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure, the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) was associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent hospitalization.
Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, men were thought to be at a higher risk for the disease. Today, according to the World Health Organization, about half of the 35 million people living with HIV are women.
James Mathis has been named UW Medicine's new chief compliance officer, with responsibility for guiding the UW Medicine compliance team in advancing clinical care, training and science in today’s heavily regulated healthcare environment.
Dr. Arno G. Motulsky, a global pioneer in human genetics, died Jan. 17 in Seattle at the age of 94. Through his research, writing and mentoring, he helped create and define the field of medical genetics.