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Wed, May 24 10:37am · When medical literature is sparse or not clear, where do doctors turn?

Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patients It started with anecdotal evidence. Mayo Clinic urologist Bradley Leibovich, M.D., says he had long seen indications that surgically removing secondary tumor growths, called metastases, in patients with kidney cancer would result in a longer [...]

Tue, May 23 2:06am · Research looks to improve patient satisfaction, reduce costs by predicting surgery length

Accurately predicting the length of an operation has benefits beyond simply informing patients and their families. Doing so means improved patient satisfaction and has the potential to prevent over- or under-utilization of operating rooms, which has significant implications on both resources and staff. Ultimately, that leads to improved quality of [...]

Tue, May 2 6:28am · Exploration of six alternatives nets policy that cuts surgical delay and overtime

Study finds one strategy decreases overtime by 52 percent with same access for patients A few years back, the Mayo Clinic Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery approached Mayo scientists with a problem: a backlog of patients waiting for surgery. They wanted the scientists, in the [...]

Mon, Apr 17 9:48am · Researchers study benefits of stretching 'microbreaks' for surgeons

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing "microbreaks" of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. [...]

Thu, Feb 16 8:00am · Yale and Mayo Clinic collaborate to further regulatory science

Author Kevin Lin, Yale Daily News staff

Funded by a United States Food and Drug Administration grant of up to $6.7 million over two years, Yale and Mayo Clinic are establishing a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation to advance regulatory science by


Wed, Feb 15 8:00am · Mayo Clinic at top health care IT conference

Nine Mayo Clinic employees will speak at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 19-23. Highlighting the Mayo presenters will be Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Christopher Ross, who will make the HIMSS preconference AsiaPac Summit keynote [...]
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