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December 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Consultative Medicine Clinic — The front door for adult patients with complex & serious illnesses

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

Every day the door to the Division of General Internal Medicine’s Consultative Medicine Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester opens, and patients from around the country with complex and serious illnesses enter. More than 8,000 of them per year are seen for unexplained masses and weight loss, undiagnosed rheumatologic and neurologic disorders, and medical mysteries […]

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Tags: Caroline Davidge-Pitts, collaboration, diagnostic odyssey, Elizabeth Windgassen, endocrinology, Giuseppe Lanzino, hereditary diseases, I. Darin Carabenciov, Nancy Dawson, Nerissa Collins, neurology, research


November 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/9/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

As SARS-CoV-2 spreads throughout the world, COVID-19 has become the subject of almost every conversation. Not surprisingly, the media are actively following developments in research on symptoms, testing, treatment and vaccines. In addition to some of these stories, you’ll find Mayo Clinic research and researchers highlighted across a wide range of topics. We are also […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, animal model, ASTRO, bone disease, cancer screening, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Ahlquist


February 13, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Embracing clinical research with ‘both feet and hands’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Adrian Vella, M.D., says medical careers run like a hereditary condition in his family. “My father is a physician, my brother is a surgeon, and there are lots of medical people on my mother’s side as well.” So it was almost inevitable that, from an early age, he thought about becoming a physician as well. […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, clinical trials, diabetes, endocrinology, Henry Schultz, K Sreekumaran Nair, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Michael Jensen, Robert Rizza


January 30, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A breakthrough in distinguishing benign adrenal tumors from cancerous ones

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

By Christoph Bahn Approximately 80 million CT scans are performed in the United States every year. Adrenal tumors are found incidentally in about 5% of these scans. Most of these tumors will turn out to be benign, but a small fraction will be adrenal cortical carcinoma, a type of cancer with high mortality and frequent recurrence; even for […]

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Tags: adrenal tumors, biomarkers, biopsy, cancer, clinical research, CT, endocrine cancer, endocrinology, epidemiology, hormones, Irina Bancos, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


January 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Out of the shadows: Understanding endocrine cancers

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

Most medical centers and major cancer organizations arrange cancers by organ systems. Patients with advanced radioactive iodine refractory thyroid cancers have traditionally been cared for in head and neck groups, and adrenal cancers in genitourinary groups. Unfortunately, this means that patients with endocrine cancers are embedded in groups that are home to much more prevalent […]

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Tags: Ashish Chintakuntlawar, AskMayoExpert, clinical trials, Crystal Hilger, endocrine cancer, endocrinology, John Morris, Keith Bible, Mabel Ryder, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, thyroid cancer


June 17, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Finding what works best to stop osteoporosis in its tracks

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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


October 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Diabetes 3, 2, 1

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Often people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Some researchers believe that each condition fuels the damage caused by the other. That link may occur as a result of the ways that type 2 diabetes affects the ability of the brain and other body tissues to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, endocrinology, gene therapy, Guojun Bu, stem cells


August 8, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Proposed research agenda-Address disparities for young thyroid cancer patients

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler (@meghanknoedler)

In 2013, the television show host from HGTV’s Flip or Flop, Tarek El Moussa, received a concerned email from a fan of the show. The email came from an experienced registered nurse to tell him that while watching the show she noticed a lump in the front of his throat and was extremely concerned the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endocrinology, epidemiology, Juan Brito Campana, oncology, thyroid cancer


June 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Named to NIAMS Advisory Council

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@bobnellis)

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) advisory council. The NIAMS advisory council is responsible for giving advice to the institute on policy issues as well as making recommendations for research proposals. Dr. Khosla, director and principal investigator in the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: endocrinology, NIH


March 12, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Doubts Put to Rest for Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Jon Ebbert Jon Ebbert (@jonebbertmd)

Doctors used to give their female patients hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause believing that it had positive health benefits. However, data from a large clinical trial cast profound doubt on these benefits. So much so that clinicians were encouraged to only give it to patients for symptoms related to menopause (hot flashes). Many women stopped their HRT. Meanwhile, other […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endocrinology


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