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December 30, 2019

Research highlights from Florida – fruitful in 2019

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Florida sunshine doesn’t just contribute to big, juicy oranges. In 2019, Florida was a hotbed of growth for Mayo Clinic Research, with 11.8% more funding leading to new capabilities such as ex vivo perfusion for lungs – leading to more available for transplant, and carbon ion therapy for cancer – currently not available to patients in the U.S. Read on for more on these and other practice transforming activities.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, cancer vaccine, carbon ion therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, ex vivo lung perfusion, immunology, Keith Knutson, lung cancer


June 4, 2019

Research News Roundup-May 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research- and research education-related news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to additional resources of relevance. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo experts to present findings at Digestive Disease Week 2019 Mayo Clinic researchers are among […]

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Tags: arthritis, autoimmune disorder, breast cancer, clinical trials, Cornelius Thiels, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, minimally invasive surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, opioids


April 18, 2019

Research driving improvements in the health care experience

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Experts in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery collaborate within Mayo’s medical practice to rapidly discover solutions to the most pressing problems in health care, and to find ways to improve the health care experience. Addressing disparities in care This experience is different for […]

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Tags: care transitions, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, ICU, intensive care unit, minimally invasive surgery, patient experience, shared decision making, veterans


February 11, 2019

Zooming in on Colon Polyps

By Kate Ledger Kate Ledger

Gastroenterologists agree that removing a colorectal polyp is an important step in preventing colon cancer, but one challenge has been excising polyps that are large, particularly those that are flat and more than an inch in diameter. A recently introduced minimally-invasive approach, called endoscopic mucosal resection, or EMR, facilitates the removal of large polyps without […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, colon cancer, colon polyp, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael Wallace, minimally invasive surgery


December 18, 2018

Study shows better outcomes for women treated for uterine fibroids with UAE

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

A multicenter study led by Mayo Clinic researchers shows that women who undergo uterine artery embolization (UAE) for symptomatic uterine fibroids are less likely to need a second procedure compared to women who were treated by magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS). The results are published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and […]

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Tags: collaboration, gynecology, minimally invasive surgery, Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, women's health


November 19, 2018

Regenerative medicine is the future for Dr. Amy Lightner

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Volunteering for a reading program at a children’s hospital led to a career change for Amy Lightner, M.D. As a Stanford University undergraduate, she met a cardiac surgeon who turned her interest to medicine. “I got to see how medicine and surgical intervention could change a child’s life forever,” says Dr. Lightner. “The research, in […]

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Tags: Amy Lightner, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Crohn's disease, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, medical research, minimally invasive surgery, regenerative medicine, stem cells, ulcerative colitis


August 6, 2018

Regenerative medicine in novel fetal therapy program

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

A life-saving procedure improves fetal lung health and reduces post-natal complications Specialists at Mayo Clinic are pioneering a life-saving procedure as part of a clinical trial for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Waiting for the baby to be […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Denise Klinker, maternal and fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, minimally invasive surgery, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Rodrigo Ruano


November 16, 2017

What the heck is a nomogram? And other medical research questions answered.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery focuses on the science of best practice. Best practice in health care, that is. Across the center, researchers work together with the medical practice to find ways to improve health, and the ways people (patients, caregivers, providers) experience […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Judy Boughey, minimally invasive surgery, neurology, surgery


May 16, 2017

A better way: New options for gynecological surgery

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gynecology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, robotic technology, Sean Dowdy, surgery


May 10, 2017

Research looks to improve patient satisfaction, reduce costs by predicting surgery length

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Accurately predicting the length of an operation has benefits beyond simply informing patients and their families. Doing so means improved patient satisfaction and has the potential to prevent over- or under-utilization of operating rooms, which has significant implications on both resources and staff. Ultimately, that leads to improved quality of care for patients, improved well-being […]

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Tags: Bethany Lowndes, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, minimally invasive surgery, population health, surgery


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