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June 26, 2019

Researchers look at possible link between low vitamin B12 and Parkinson’s symptoms

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Low vitamin B12 levels can worsen some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, especially postural instability and cognitive impairment, which can lead to falls and injuries, researchers say. Lower vitamin B12 levels also are associated with higher Hoehn-Yahr stage, the tool for assessing disease severity, and neuropathy in Parkinson’s patients. While it’s not clear […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, Parkinson's disease, Rodolfo Savica, Stuart McCarter, vitamin B-12


June 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic study explores cumulative radiation from CT use

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Computed tomography (CT), which uses specialized X-rays to create images of areas inside the body, has revolutionized medicine in the nearly 50 years since it became commonly available. From kidney stones to cancer, CT has become an indispensable diagnostic tool. In 1980, an estimated 3 million CT scans were made in the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CT, epidemiology, James Cerhan, radiation, Rochester Epidemiology Project


June 19, 2019

App may make diabetes self-management and personalized health care decisions easier

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Bithika Thompson, M.D., an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, and M. Adela Grando, PhD., a biomedical informaticist at Arizona State University, recently teamed up on a health care research project that could transform the way individuals manage their diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 1.2 million people in […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, artificial intelligence, Bithika Thompson, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diabetes


June 17, 2019

Finding what works best to stop osteoporosis in its tracks

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, or insufficient regeneration of bone tissue and fragile bones. At least 40% of postmenopausal women and 15-30% of older men will sustain one or more fractures due to fragility. Osteopenia, a lesser form of bone loss, affects many millions as […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, endocrinology, Evidence-based Practice Center, M. Hassan Murad, osteopenia, osteoporosis


June 13, 2019

How spinal stimulation research is working to restore function after paralysis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic has challenged its researchers to transform the practice of medicine with research that leverages multidisciplinary expertise, technology and therapeutic advances to address unmet clinical needs. This story describes how one team has risen to the challenge, elevated the level of teamwork across disciplines and achieved novel results using spinal stimulation to enable function […]

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Tags: clinical trial, Jered Chinnock, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Megan Gill, neurology, neurosurgery, Peter Grahn, physical therapy, rehabilitation, spinal cord injury


June 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: bias, cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 28, 2019

Telerehabilitation improves quality of life for patients with late-stage cancers, reduces costs

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A new study suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patients with late-stage cancer improves their physical function, pain and quality of life while allowing them to spend less time in hospitals and nursing homes. The results of a randomized clinical trial with 516 participants, led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine […]

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Tags: Andrea Cheville, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, quality of life, telemedicine


May 21, 2019

A pregnant pause

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

In many states, women can expect pregnancy to restrict their advance directives. Search online for what to do when getting ready for baby and you’ll find endless checklists of essentials every parent needs, from onesies and diapers to high tech strollers and baby monitors. The best lists also mention an important legal document that expectant […]

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Tags: advance directive, biomedical ethics, Erin DeMartino, pregnancy, Richard Sharp


May 16, 2019

Brain MRI may be overrated in deciding about valve surgery

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Blood clots moving to the brain are a frequent — and dangerous — complication for patients with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart’s inner lining that can damage heart valves and contribute to the formation of blood clots. As many as 80 percent of endocarditis patients who undergo magnetic resonance […]

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Tags: brain, CT, Daniel DeSimone, endocarditis, Larry Baddour, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MRI, neurology, radiology, Tia Chakraborty


May 1, 2019

Research News Roundup-April 2019

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. Mayo Clinic, other experts call for urgent focus on brain disease that mimics Alzheimer’s In collaboration with the University of Kentucky, the […]

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Tags: advanced directive, Andrea Cheville, cancer, cardiology, clinical trials, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mark Truty, pancreatic cancer, quality of life, radiation therapy, Research News Roundup


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