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August 17th, 2017

Research News Roundup–July 2017 (2)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Welcome to the second issue of the Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup. These columns reprise research news releases from the past month, and link readers to those articles, as well as related resources. Thank you for your continued support of Mayo Clinic Research! July 16-31, 2017 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine gives medical education a new […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


August 3rd, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.

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Tags: Dr. Cornelius Thiels, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Tad Mabry, Kern Center, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic research, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, medical research, narcotic, opioid, opioid drugs


August 1st, 2017

Research News Roundup–July 2017 (1)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

We’re trying out a new idea on the blog – the Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup. These columns will reprise research news releases from the past month, and link readers to those articles, as well as related resources. Thank you for your continued support of Mayo Clinic Research! July 1-15, 2017 Mayo Clinic, nference launch […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


July 25th, 2017

New findings from Nursing Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Everyone knows what nurses do – they care for patients, right? While providing the best possible patient care is foremost on nurses’ minds at Mayo Clinic (and really, that of all our health care providers), nurses hold all sorts of roles. And some nurses are “doctors,” of the Ph.D. variety. These nurse scientists form the […]

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Tags: American Journal of Critical Care, ICU, Linda Chlan, nursing research, patient-administered medication


June 28th, 2017

Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands, Mayo Clinic study finds

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

With colon cancer, some earlier stage patients fare worse than some later stage patients, who usually benefit most from chemotherapy. But a research team at Mayo Clinic has discovered that a simple blood test could help determine which patients are at a higher risk and therefore could benefit from therapy. The researchers also found many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it.

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer staging, carcinoembryonic antigen, CEA, chemotherapy, colon cancer, Dr. Blake Spindler, Dr. David Larson, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Kellie Mathis, Kern Center


June 20th, 2017

Sharing the evidence, building awareness at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do for patients. While seeking to address the world’s most challenging health care problems, our researchers work hand-in-hand with health care providers and other professionals to build the evidence base for practice transformation. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the […]

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Tags: #ARM2017, AcademyHealth, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Kern Center, Kern Scholars, Science of health care delivery


June 19th, 2017

1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

A growing number of Americans are expected to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and rapid heart rate. But almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on new blood-thinning medications for a-fib may not be getting the right dose, Mayo Clinic research finds.

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Tags: anticoagulant, apixaban, atrial fibrillation, blood-thinner, dabigatran, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Dr. Xiaoxi Yao, Kern Center, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, OptumLabs


June 1st, 2017

Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Rochester Epidemiology Project has added dental records to its database of linked medical records, making it more valuable as a medical research resource. The Rochester Epidemiology Project is a collaboration of medical and dental care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With patient agreement, the organizations link medical, dental, surgical procedures, prescriptions, and other health […]

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Tags: Alan Carr, Daniel DeSimone, dental, dentist, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Olm, Olmsted Medical Center, oral health, population health, public health, REP


May 30th, 2017

Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The health care industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs. This is especially evident in chronic disease management, where a growing segment of the population – the Centers for Disease Control estimates half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic conditions – is accumulating an increasing portion of health […]

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Tags: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, hemodialysis, Kern Center, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, kidney failure, knowledge synthesis, maintenance dialysis, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, multidisciplinary, nephrology


May 16th, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, health disparity, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, Science of health care delivery, Sean Dowdy, Society for Gynecologic Oncology


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