Romeo Shoshoo, a Chicago ENT patient, suffered through daily episodes of
falling asleep suddenly, even while walking
“Inspire is the very best option we’ve ever had for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea.” – Chicago ENT Medical Director Michael Friedman, MD, a pioneer in sleep medicine.
Continue reading Inspire | CPAP Alternative for Sleep Apnea
Tertiary hyperparathyroidism occurs more than primary or
secondary hyperparathyroidism but it is rare and is seen in patients with renal
disease and post kidney transplant. Because it is a rare problem, guidelines
for surgical treatment and prognosis have not been well repeated in the past.
This study establishes guidelines for parathyroid surgical intervention.
In a scholarly and systematic review, Dr. Michael Friedman
and associates studied outcomes of hundreds of patients with tertiary
hyperparathyroidism who underwent a parathyroidectomy (removal of the
parathyroid gland). Control of symptoms and hypercalcemia cure rates were as
high as 94% in many studies.
Continue reading Research leads to new surgical guidelines for parathyroidectomy.
Can an algorithm outperform an experienced physician? The answer might be, “yes,” but with a caveat.
Findings from a recent study (Zhang, B, et al.) published in Thyroid suggest that a machine learning algorithm could be superior in specificity and accuracy than an experienced radiologist using ultrasound technology in diagnosing thyroid nodules in patients. Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.
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Dr. Friedman Receives the Eminent Honor
Dr. Michael Friedman, medical director for Chicago ENT has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a “Top Doctor” for 2019. Dr. Friedman has the eminent honor to be recognized as one of the best otolaryngologists. Continue reading Dr. Friedman Named 2019 Top Doctor By Castle Connolly