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November 29, 2021

Post-COVID symptoms: Women differ distinctly from men

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@bobnellis)

In a study of the first 108 patients seen by Mayo Clinic’s Post-COVID-19 Care Clinic, researchers found that women predominantly showed symptoms of fatigue, followed by muscle pain and low blood pressure, while men primarily experienced shortness of breath. The team says these characteristics will help health care providers diagnose and treat people suspected of […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, Avni Joshi, Bradely Salonen, Christopher Anstine, COVID-19, Dennis Bierle, Elizabeth Wright, Ivana Croghan, long-haulers syndrome, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Mueller, Neal Boeder Jr


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


November 8, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, transformations in postsurgical prescribing

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In an effort to address the prescription opioid epidemic by reducing unnecessary or excess opioid prescriptions, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery  has been leading Mayo’s research on prescribing practices. Much of this work has been directed by Elizabeth B. Habermann, Ph.D., Deputy Director […]

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Tags: Aakriti Carrubba, Adyr Moss, Amanda Stanton, Amit Mathur, Ansh Goyal, C. Burcin Taner, carpal tunnel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cody Wyles, Cornelius Thiels, Cristopher Destephano, David Warner


November 3, 2021

Transforming the practice of opioid prescribing — for kids

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

For children, the opioid epidemic can be about adults in their lives with opioid use disorder or accidental overdoses when a child finds their parent’s pill bottle. But kids can also get addicted to opioids. Mayo Clinic’s Courtney Baker, M.D., an orthopedic surgical resident, and his mentor, Todd Milbrandt, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decided […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, Courtney Baker, health care value, opioids, orthopedic surgery, pediatric research, quality improvement, research education, Tad Mabry, Todd Milbrandt


November 1, 2021

Regenerative technology uncovers new discoveries in liver disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a method for generating bile duct cells from stem cells. This technology enables them to study important aspects of primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare bile duct disease that often destroys the liver. Using these regenerative technologies, Robert Huebert, M.D., and Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, Ph.D., also confirmed that primary sclerosing cholangitis […]

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Tags: bile ducts, Center for Regenerative Medicine, liver disease, Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, Robert Huebert


October 18, 2021

A regenerative reset for aging

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative medicine could slow the clock on degenerative diseases that often ravage the golden years, a Mayo Clinic study finds. Life span has nearly doubled since the 1950s, but health span — the number of disease-free years — has not kept pace. According to a paper published in NPJ Regenerative Medicine., people are generally living […]

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Tags: aging, Andre Terzic, Armin Garmany, Center for Regenerative Medicine, health span, regenerative medicine, Satsuki Yamada, senescent cells


October 12, 2021

What’s the best treatment for this condition? The Knowledge Synthesis team can help.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Knowledge synthesis is a key component  of health care delivery research in which all available evidence on a particular topic is summarized through comprehensive literature searches and analyzed using advanced qualitative and quantitative synthesis methods. The Knowledge Synthesis Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Evidence-based Practice Center, health technology, Irbaz Riaz, kidney cancer, knowledge synthesis, liver disease, M. Hassan Murad, medical innovation


October 11, 2021

Platelet-rich plasma: A regenerative approach to healing chronic wounds

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

By Madelyn Fell Platelet-rich plasma is the fraction of blood plasma that contains concentrations of platelets that are higher than baseline. Platelet-rich plasma attracts significant interest in the medical and research community since platelets possess various growth factors and cell parts that are critical for tissue repair and regeneration. Autologous platelet-rich plasma therapy uses injections of a […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic wounds, diabetes, diabetic ulcers, Platelet-rich plasma, Wenchun Qu


October 5, 2021

Addressing corticophobia — Calming parents’ fears using the Rochester Epidemiology Project

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Today’s parents face an almost constant bombardment of guidance, warnings, advice, anecdotal information and suppositions regarding their child’s health and wellbeing. Even the most well-read parents may struggle to find the facts among the fiction — or to figure out which facts are true for their child. This constant barrage of often conflicting information can […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, cortisone, eczema, Reese Imhof, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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