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October 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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


September 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Q&A with Dr. Limper, the outgoing Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Associate Dean of Practice Transformation

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

Andrew Limper, M.D., was the first named associate dean of Practice Transformation, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. During his tenure with the center, and through his leadership, Mayo Clinic streamlined practice transformative research and discovery efforts across the institution into a single, […]

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Tags: Andrew Limper, artificial intelligence, basic science, Ben Pollock, biostatistics, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-10, Curt Storlie, discovery research


September 21, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Antifibrotics may extend lives for patients with IPF

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic researchers recently learned that patients who are taking antifibrotic drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a better chance of survival after a respiratory-related hospitalization compared to patients not receiving these medications. The study, which was supported by Three Lakes Foundation, was published recently in BMC Pulmonary Medicine. Read Three Lakes news release. […]

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Tags: Andrew Limper, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, OptumLabs


August 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Study shows an integrated clinical pharmacist helped reduce provider burnout

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Already a concern before the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced resiliency and burnout among health care providers has become its own crisis. At Mayo Clinic, a number of multidisciplinary teams are looking at ways to reduce burnout and create opportunities to retain and renew resiliency. One recent study, published in the Journal of the American Board of […]

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Tags: burnout, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, integrated specialty care, Jay Mitchell, Mayo Clinic Health System, patient experience, pharmacy, physician burnout, primary care


July 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine, large Mayo analysis finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis – which combined results from multiple scientific studies – included […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Headache, JAMA, Juliana VanderPluym, migraine, opioid, Zhen Wang PhD


July 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

AI and your medical air traffic controller

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

An air traffic controller sits in a tower, with a bird’s eye view of the inbound and outbound aircraft, screening and monitoring air traffic in the region. The controller provides timely, essential information to pilots, and air and ground crew members, ensuring the planes are on the right path, at the right time, to safely […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Brian Pickering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical informatics, Curt Storlie, data science, electronic health record, Jacob Strand, medical innovation, pain management, palliative care, quality of life


June 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Transforming medicine for patients with respiratory diseases

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery provides a unique service for Mayo Clinic. Embedded in the medical practice, its objective is to transform the practice of medicine – from the inside out. Center researchers work within multidisciplinary teams to identify areas for improvement within […]

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Tags: Aahd Kubbara, acute respiratory illness, Alanna Chamberlain, Andrew Limper, Ann Vu, antifungal, biomedical research, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, COVID-19


May 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Proving the value of a pre-K career development award program

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

For aspiring health care researcher leaders, a National Institutes of Health funded K-award may seem like the holy grail. These are externally-funded research career development awards that provide mentoring, funding and hands-on experience. Research experience and expertise is frequently a critical factor for future leadership within the institution. However, for some a K-award may not […]

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Tags: Adam Schwartz, Ali Duarte-Garcia, Amy Wang, Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Carrie Thompson, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher Russi, Christopher Shubert, Cristopher Destephano, Dorin Colibaseanu, Eleshia Morrison


May 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Yes, that little lump or funny bump on your neck could be cancer, best to find out now

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is a long complicated-sounding term for throat cancer. Specifically, cancer in the top of the throat, an area that starts at the far back of your tongue and includes your tonsils. This type of cancer is difficult to diagnose, often discovered as only a small mass in the […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Emily Karp, HPV, human papillomavirus, immunization, Katherine Van Abel, medical research, medical research education, oropharynx cancer, otolaryngology


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