The Best Research Award went to P. Epidemiology / Preventive Medicine to Professor Curt Diehm. He and his colleagues recognized for their work on the study, mortality and vascular morbidity in older adults with asymptomatic versus symptomatic peripheral arterial disease .
The study showed that patients with high-volume hospitals had better perioperative and long-term results of lower extremity bypass surgery. Risk factors such as advanced age, comorbidities, gangrene, and emergency or nursing home admission were associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes. African American and Hispanic patients had significantly higher amputation rates but no higher risk of mortality after controlling for baseline factors.. Joseph Fine Glass, the Best PAD Research Award in Vascular Interventions. Fine Glass is a Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Continue reading “The Best Research Award went to P.”