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October 2, 2018

Research News Roundup — September 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Mayo Clinic researchers receive Specialized Program of Research Excellence […]

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Tags: aging, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, JAMA, kidney disease, Matthew Block, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, opioids, physician burnout, Research News Roundup


September 4, 2018

Research News Roundup-August 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo Clinic researchers identify a potential new approach to treat HER2 positive breast cancer Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an important […]

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Tags: breast cancer, deep space medicine, Fergus Couch, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michelle Freeman, Molly Jeffery, opioids, Purna Kashyap, Research News Roundup, Taro Hitosugi, weight loss, William Freeman


May 2, 2018

Research News Roundup-April 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. This month’s Roundup includes some exciting news from Mayo Clinic Health System, and we expect we’ll be […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, Research News Roundup, Timothy Nelson


April 16, 2018

New Mayo guidelines cut some opioid prescriptions by half

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Mayo researchers are studying the opioid prescribing practices and applying it to optimize care for patients. The result in orthopedic surgery is a 48 percent reduction in the amount of opioids prescribed for hip and knee replacement. The team also noted that the prescription refill rate remained the same.

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cody Wyles, opioids, orthopedics, Tad Mabry


November 6, 2017

Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use. This […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, Molly Jeffery, opioids, OptumLabs


October 16, 2017

Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Researchers across the United States are studying ways to reduce opioid use. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, scientists are using evidence-based research to find the ideal dose for each patient, and examining where higher-dose prescriptions may be coming from. Now, one of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, opioids


August 3, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, Elizabeth Habermann, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, opioids, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes, Tad Mabry


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