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December 6th, 2017

Research Roundup—November 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Research Roundup is a compilation of research news releases from Mayo Clinic during the last month. You can read the brief summaries in this post, or click through for the full news release and related content. Thanks for visiting Advancing the Science! Research finds hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk […]

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Tags: News Releases, research, Research News Roundup


November 16th, 2017

What the heck is a nomogram? And other medical research questions answered.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery focuses on the science of best practice. Best practice in health care, that is. Across the center, researchers work together with the medical practice to find ways to improve health, and the ways people (patients, caregivers, providers) experience […]

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Tags: back surgery, Brittany Murphy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CSHCD, extraforaminal disk herniation, herniated disk, Kern Center, knowledge synthesis, nomogram, Surgical Outcomes Research Fellow


November 14th, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Mohamad Bydon,M.D., with 3-D models of the spine and neck. Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. Ice packs, heat packs, physical […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Degenerative disk disease, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Genomic testing


November 6th, 2017

Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use. This […]

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Tags: Dr. M Fernanda Bellolio, Dr. Molly Jeffery, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, opioid, opioid prescription


October 31st, 2017

Education changes perception of sepsis screening tool among nurses

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Sepsis, a complication of an infection, a time-critical and potentially life-threatening disease, is one of Mayo Clinic’s top 10 patient safety risks. To mitigate this risk, sepsis screening alert tools were developed to help staff in the Emergency Department identify patients at risk. Nurses play an important role in minimizing the risk of sepsis by […]

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Tags: Albert Razo, Arizona, Becky Butler, Christina VanLandschoot, Cindy Landis, emergency department, Heidi Hayden, nursing research, research, sepsis


October 25th, 2017

Unnecessary Test for Venous Thromboembolism: Inefficient and Costly

By Gina Chiri-Osmond gmchiri

A recent Mayo Clinic study has found that many U.S. health care providers are habitually ordering a mostly unnecessary and quite expensive genetic test to identify a patient’s hereditary risk of venous thromboembolism.

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Tags: activated protein C resistance, APC-R, blood clot, Dr. Dong Chen, Dr. Juliana Perez Botero, Dr. Rajiv Pruthi, factor V Leiden, FVL, genetics, hematology, human factor V, pathology


October 10th, 2017

Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Researchers have known for several years that being overweight and having Type II diabetes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re now beginning to talk about another form of diabetes—Type III diabetes—that’s also associated with the neurodegenerative disease. This newly defined diabetes occurs when the neurons in the brain become unable to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, APOE, diabetes, Florida, Guojun Bu, insulin deficiency, neurodegenerative disease, research


October 5th, 2017

Research News Roundup–September 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. September 2017 Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a […]

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Tags: News, research, Research News Roundup


September 21st, 2017

Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Finding cancer as early as possible is critical to saving lives. Mayo Clinic is creating a new era in health care with tests that make early and accurate detection of common cancers easy. Many are minimally invasive, convenient, cost-effective and widely available, removing the barriers that prevent people from getting treatment. Breast cancer can’t hide […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer center, detection, test


September 14th, 2017

Research News Roundup–August 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. August 2017 Mayo Clinic researchers identify genes fueling neuroblastoma spread For the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues present data on […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


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