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January 14, 2022

Fueling the future of telehealth through expanded services, research in sports medicine

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Digital Health is finding new ways to provide care to patients with digital tools. At the same time, it is conducting innovative research to fuel practice transformation. From virtual rounds to emergency medicine video consults, Mayo Clinic has expanded the delivery of medical care through telehealth by more than 500% since […]

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Tags: Center for Digital Health, concussion, emergency medicine, Neha Raukar, sports medicine, Steve Ommen, telehealth


December 24, 2021

Yuletide discoveries in the research lab

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Edward Kendall, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biochemist, was a tenacious investigator who spent most of his time – holidays included – in his laboratory. On the night of December 23, 1914, he dozed off while conducting the chemical extraction of hog thyroid. When he awoke, what to his wondering eyes did appear but a mysterious […]

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Tags: cortisone, Edward Kendall, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, penicillin, thyroid disease, thyroxine, vitamin C


December 21, 2021

A young father’s regenerative bridge to transplant

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is pioneering and refining regenerative procedures that are a bridge to transplant. These procedures are providing new options for strengthening and rebuilding health while patients await the gift of life. Organ transplantation is one of the most serious and complex surgeries, but it also can dramatically restore a patient’s health and quality of […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, cardiac regeneration, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, heart transplant, lung regeneration, Steven Graham, Sudhir Kushwaha, transplant, Van Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program


December 14, 2021

Transforming care for patients in the cardiac intensive care unit

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Jacob Jentzer, M.D., is a cardiac intensivist — meaning he has received specialized training to allow him to provide the best possible care for patients in intensive care who have severe heart conditions. He also is a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar (@MayoKernScholar) with a portion of his time dedicated to further training in the […]

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Tags: Brandon Wiley, cardiac intensive care unit, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, David Holmes Jr., Gregory Barsness, health sciences research, ICU, intensive care unit, Jacob Jentzer, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Kianoush Kashani


November 23, 2021

Clinical trials are a way of ‘paying it forward’ to your own community

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Kathi Hansberry, Mayo Clinic Community Engagement in Research Advisory Board member Editor’s note: Mayo Clinic advances health equity by involving communities in research that addresses their health concerns and aims to reduce health disparities. This article is the second in the Raising Up Community Voices in Research series. This series is written by community […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Community Advisory Board, community engagement, health disparities, health equity, Kathi Hansberry, medical research, Raising Community Voices, transplant, Transplant Center


November 22, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, beyond surgical prescribing practices

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In “An Institutional Approach to Managing the Opioid Crisis,” the authors describe the elements of Mayo Clinic’s Opioid Stewardship Program. The study’s first author, Halena Gazelka, M.D., an anesthesiologist, is chair of the program. She works together with the study’s senior author, Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D., deputy director of research in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. […]

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Tags: Andy Abril, Barbara Bruce, Caitlin Brown, Cassandra Ramel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, COVID-19, depression, Elizabeth Habermann, emergency department, Evidence-based Practice Center, Fernando Rivera


November 16, 2021

Patient-focused research to transform experience for manual wheel chair users

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A multidisciplinary team of Mayo Clinic researchers and others is looking at the ergonomics of people who use manual wheelchairs. They seek to identify metrics to quantify arm use associated with rotator cuff pathology and progressive degeneration, which will inform development of personalized interventions. In general, people lose functionality in their rotator cuffs — the […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, disability-related research, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Melissa Morrow, National Institutes of Health


October 1, 2021

‘Our goal is to achieve a world without viral hepatitis’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Viral hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. Hundreds of millions of people live with chronic hepatitis and, because the infection often progresses to liver failure and liver cancer, millions die from it every year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “There are […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, health equity, hepatitis, hepatology, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, liver failure


September 28, 2021

Q&A with Dr. Limper, the outgoing Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Associate Dean of Practice Transformation

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Andrew Limper, M.D., was the first named associate dean of Practice Transformation, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. During his tenure with the center, and through his leadership, Mayo Clinic streamlined practice transformative research and discovery efforts across the institution into a single, […]

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Tags: Andrew Limper, artificial intelligence, basic science, Ben Pollock, biostatistics, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Curt Storlie, discovery research, electrocardiogram


August 23, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/23/2021

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

In the last 15 days or so, COVID-19 related news continues to dominate the headlines on the research front. However, Mayo Clinic’s expertise also was evident on topics from inclusivity in clinical trials, a geological connection in kidney stones, life extending therapies and better understanding of contributors to dementia, stroke and death. Read on for […]

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Tags: brain, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, COVID-19, dementia, diversity, health disparities, hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, immune system, kidney stones, knee replacement


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