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November 8, 2019

Strengthening the case for palliative care

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is the group at Mayo Clinic charged with driving practice transformation. Basically, this means to help Mayo Clinic improve the way health care is delivered, reaching patients where they are, with the right answers when they are needed. […]

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Tags: cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Gregory Barsness, ICU, intensive care unit, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, palliative care, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula


October 29, 2019

New Study Highlights Need for Healthcare Providers to Engage Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s research paper published in  Journal of Applied Gerontology By Roger K. Lowe, USAgainstAlzheimer’s Chief Communications Officer A new study spotlights the often-overlooked need for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease to be more engaged by physicians during medical appointments with their loved ones. The research by Mayo Clinic and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s was published in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, cognitive impairment, collaboration, dementia, Joan Griffin


October 25, 2019

Upcoming documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’ to address national issue

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Mayo Clinic has done extensive research into the use of opioids across the U.S., and this work has led to prescribing guidelines that are being used across Mayo Clinic and at other health care organizations. With a shared goal to increase public awareness and drive action, Mayo Clinic and Twin Cities PBS have partnered to […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Helena Gazelka, medical research, medical research education, opioids, pain management


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 21, 2019

AskMayoExpert: Driving Practice Transformation through Unparalleled Knowledge Management

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

For the past decade, AskMayoExpert has served as a central repository to capture, organize and deliver concise, Mayo-vetted medical knowledge for Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Care Network providers at the point of care. Much has changed since its inception, with more providers looking to AskMayoExpert and its care process models as not only vital […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, AskMayoExpert, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, hematology, John (Jack) O'Horo, knowledge management, practice improvement


October 10, 2019

Let’s focus on the problem: Purposeful shared decision making in medicine

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lydia Hansen, undergraduate public affairs intern Shared decision making between patients and providers plays a crucial role in health care experiences and outcomes. However, each patient and each health care experience is unique, so no one approach to shared decision making is appropriate in all situations. In a recent paper published in Patient Education […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health sciences research, Ian Hargraves, shared decision making


October 7, 2019

An Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Article by Barbara Toman Only 9% of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after diagnosis. “That is an abysmally low number, probably the worst in human cancers,” says Michael Wallace, M.D., a digestive disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. “We want to get that rate substantially higher.” Artificial intelligence is […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer screening, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, genetic counseling, genetic testing, imaging, Michael Wallace, pancreatic cancer


October 4, 2019

Chemo first for better outcomes in bile duct cancer, says new research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Oncology care teams frequently use chemotherapy along with surgery to treat cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer. However, until now, little evidence existed regarding if and when receiving chemotherapy was likely to have the best effect. Recently Mayo Clinic researchers found that patients who received chemotherapy before surgery to remove their bile duct cancer were more […]

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Tags: Amit Mahipal, bile ducts, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, cholangiocarcinoma, gastrointestinal cancer, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, rare disease, Siddhartha Yadav


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, artificial intelligence, ASTRO, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


September 30, 2019

People with kidney disease should be cautious with supplements, Mayo researchers say

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

More than one-third of the 15.7 million Americans with moderate or advanced chronic kidney disease use dietary or herbal supplements, reports new research from Mayo Clinic. Many Americans decide to take supplements on their own, not because of a doctor’s recommendation, the researchers found, most often with the goal of improving their health. However, some […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, integrative medicine, kidney disease, Rozalina McCoy, Shaheen Kurani


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