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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


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


March 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/22/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News including Mayo Clinic research and research expertise this week covered a wide range of topics, including genetic testing to inform prescribing blood thinners and therapies for bile duct and gall bladder cancers. A number of women’s health related articles highlighted Mayo Clinic research, there were some arguments for naps, and the ever present COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, asthma, bile duct cancer, breast cancer, COVID-19, Diego Zaquera Carvalho, Elizabeth Stewart, gall bladder cancer, gastroenterology, genetic testing, genetics, genomics


February 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 2/8/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In the week’s news, you can find expertise from Mayo Clinic clinicians and researchers on a range of topics, including several different heart conditions, a blood test for Alzheimer’s, cancer, disparities in diabetes care, and of course COVID-19. Expertise from a Mayo Clinic International consultant is also highlighted, along with Michael Camilleri, M.D., who received […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, Bart Demaerschalk, blood cancer, blood disease, blood test, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, caregivers, Center for Digital Health, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


February 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diabetes treatment disparities widespread, room for improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, the vast majority have type 2, or a reduced ability of their bodies to effectively process sugar in foods into energy for life. Most people with type 2 diabetes have multiple considerations – including heart […]

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Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, health care value, health disparities, health equity, heart disease, hypoglycemia, kidney disease, medication management, OptumLabs, pharmacy, Rozalina McCoy


March 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup–February 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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 and/or research education. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Florida State University and Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, biomedical research, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular medicine, COPD, diabetes, education, Florida State University, heart disease, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical research education


September 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Good news about the effectiveness of antifibrotics for IPF

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, a research team led by Andrew Limper, M.D., a pulmonology and critical care physician at Mayo Clinic, evaluated the effectiveness of pirfenidone and nintedanib for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The researchers reported “the medications had an association with a reduced […]

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


September 13, 2019 · Leave a Comment

REAL WORLD EVIDENCE in health care improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In late 2012 Optum and Mayo Clinic came together to form OptumLabs, an open, collaborative research and innovation center, dedicated to improving patient care and patient value through data-driven health care research, leading-edge data science and strong partner collaboration.  Since that time, approximately 150 collaborative projects have led to peer-reviewed publication, a critical step towards […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, OptumLabs, research


August 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Blood thinners in combination increase bleeding risk, Mayo study finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common side effect for many blood-thinning medications. But new Mayo Clinic research finds that risk is amplified when patients receive more than one blood thinner – especially if they’re 75 or older. The study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, found patients receiving an anticoagulant drug and an antiplatelet drug, in […]

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Tags: AHRQ, anticoagulant, antiplatelet, blood thinner, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, gastroenterology, Neena Abraham, Nilay Shah, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, Xiaoxi Yao


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