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November 13, 2018

On the Front Lines of Anaphylaxis: Using Data to Save Lives

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Ronna Campbell, M.D., Ph.D.;  Megan Motosue, M.D.; and M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D.; Mayo Clinic Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that affects millions of Americans. Today, nearly 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy and numbers are increasing. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can occur within seconds following exposure to an allergen such […]

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Tags: anaphylaxis, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, emergency medicine, M. Fernanda Bellolio, Megan Motosue, OptumLabs, Ronna Campbell


September 13, 2018

The rising tide of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Liver disease? Me? I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. Okay, so I don’t exercise that much, and where did all these candy bar wrappers come from? Anyway, I thought liver disease was just for alcoholics? These are question many Americans ask when diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. But as its name implies, NAFLD is […]

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Tags: Alina Allen, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, OptumLabs, Rochester Epidemiology Project


July 11, 2018

Mayo Clinic-led Study Finds Breast Cancer Survivors Aren’t Getting Recommended Number of Mammograms Post-Surgery

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of post-surgery screening, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN).  Contrary to screening recommendations, mammography rates decline over time as women get further out from their breast cancer diagnosis; African-American women in particular […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kathryn Ruddy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, OptumLabs, women's health


May 16, 2018

Using Big Data to Reduce Waste and Improve Care For Colorectal Cancer Patients

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Colorectal cancer is the third cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women. Not only is colon cancer a common cancer, a significant proportion of these patients undergo treatment. The treatment is complicated and may involve inpatient and outpatient settings as well as multiple specialists. As a result of the […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, colon cancer, emergency department, gastroenterology, Nabil Wasif, OptumLabs


May 3, 2018

Using new data to personalize stroke prevention

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Peter Noseworthy, MD, with Xiaoxi Yao, PhD, Mayo Clinic The irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common and serious heart disease impacting about 3 million Americans today. Patients with AF experience palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness, which can make simple activities such as playing with grandchildren or walking upstairs challenging. […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, Xiaoxi Yao


March 1, 2018

Mayo Clinic at HIMSS 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic experts will present on a variety of IT topics at the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, March 5-9, in Las Vegas. HIMSS describes itself as a “global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology.” Its annual conference draws 10s of thousands of health information and technology […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, OptumLabs


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 25, 2017

Unnecessary Test for Venous Thromboembolism: Inefficient and Costly

By Gina Chiri-Osmond gmchiri

A recent Mayo Clinic study has found that many U.S. health care providers are habitually ordering a mostly unnecessary and quite expensive genetic test to identify a patient’s hereditary risk of venous thromboembolism.

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Tags: genetics, hematology, OptumLabs


June 19, 2017

1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

A growing number of Americans are expected to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and rapid heart rate. But almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on new blood-thinning medications for a-fib may not be getting the right dose, Mayo Clinic research finds.

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, kidney disease, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, stroke, Xiaoxi Yao


May 1, 2017

American College of Cardiology awards Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The American College of Cardiology awarded Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the 2017 Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research for her research on, “A Comparison of Kidney Function Decline in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Treated With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants or Warfarin.” The award was presented during the convocation ceremony on March 19 during the College’s 66th Annual Scientific Session […]

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Tags: OptumLabs


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