Newswise – MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine nephrologist Sylvester Barnes is available to discuss a new study that showed Ozempic reduces the risk of kidney disease progression and related health complications in diabetics. According to the results of the trial updated on Tuesday Specifically, Ozempic reduced the risk of kidney disease progression and death from kidney or cardiovascular complications in diabetics with chronic kidney disease by 24% compared to a placebo.

The diabetes care provided by our expert nephrology team at Loyola is nationally recognized and underscores Loyola’s reputation for providing exceptional diabetes care to patients of all ages with acute and chronic kidney disease.


About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a nationally recognized academic, quaternary care system located in the western suburbs of Chicago. The three-hospital system includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital, as well as convenient locations offering primary care, specialty care and immediate care services from more than 1,500 physicians in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola is a 547 licensed bed hospital in Maywood, which includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Cardiovascular MedicineThe Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Centera level 1 Trauma centerIllinois’s largest Burn centera certified comprehensive stroke center and a Children’s Hospital. Loyola has been providing compassionate care for over 50 years and is also educating the next generation of caregivers through its academic affiliation with Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine And Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Founded in 1961, Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park and features the Judd A. Weinberg Emergency Department Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and that Loyola Cancer Care & Research Facility at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center. MacNeal is a 374-licensed-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn that features advanced medical, surgical and psychiatric services, acute rehabilitation, a residential care facility and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics.

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About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest nonprofit, Catholic health systems in the country. It is a family of 121,000 colleagues and nearly 36,500 physicians and clinicians serving diverse communities in 27 states. Recognized nationally for its care and experience, Trinity Health System includes 101 hospitals, 126 continuing care locations, the second largest PACE program in the country, 136 urgent care locations and many other health and wellness services. In fiscal year 2023, the Livonia, Michigan-based health system invested $1.5 billion in its communities through charitable care and other community service programs. For more information visit us at, or keep following us LinkedIn, FacebookAnd X (formerly known as Twitter).

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