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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Items Tagged ‘Evidence-based Practice Center’

July 8, 2020

Defining the evidence: What works to treat COPD exacerbations

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 16 million Americans are living with COPD, a disease characterized by lung inflammation and difficulty breathing. People with COPD often – on average more than […]

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Tags: Abdul Majzoub, Bashar Hasan, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Claudia Dobler, COPD, Evidence-based Practice Center, Lubna Daraz, lung disease, M. Hassan Murad, Magdoleen Farah, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Wilson


October 24, 2019

New research shows spinal stimulation may work better than medication for long-term pain reduction

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In a recent study, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers examined the effectiveness of spinal stimulation for pain control, compared to medical therapy or multiple surgeries for patients with long-term spine or limb pain. They found spinal stimulation was significantly more likely to reduce pain than medication for patients with intractable pain. Their findings were […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Evidence-based Practice Center, M. Hassan Murad, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, orthopedics, pain management, spinal cord stimulation, Tim Lamer


October 1, 2019

Mayo researcher’s work focuses on health care safety and quality

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

From a young age, Mohamed Seisa, M.D., had a passion to study biology. His uncle was a pediatrician and his father was a physicist in Egypt, so Dr. Seisa grew up around science. In medical school, he worked in a lab and enjoyed research. But while Dr. Seisa was a medical student, his father died. […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, cardiology, Evidence-based Practice Center, hematology, hypertension, Kianoush Kashani, M. Hassan Murad, Mohamed Seisa, Nathan Smischney, nephrology, preventive medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine


June 17, 2019

Finding what works best to stop osteoporosis in its tracks

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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


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