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October 24, 2019

New research shows spinal stimulation may work better than medication for long-term pain reduction

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In a recent study, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers examined the effectiveness of spinal stimulation for pain control, compared to medical therapy or multiple surgeries for patients with long-term spine or limb pain. They found spinal stimulation was significantly more likely to reduce pain than medication for patients with intractable pain. Their findings were […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Evidence-based Practice Center, M. Hassan Murad, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, orthopedics, pain management, spinal cord stimulation, Tim Lamer


October 18, 2019

Mayo colleagues design adjustable fracture nail to improve patient outcomes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sandy Shortridge Prompted by a health care innovation competition at Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, Florida, campus, two innovators recently joined forces and developed a new tool designed to reduce pain and shorten recovery time for patients with long bone fractures. The idea for their adjustable fracture nail started when Christine Mehner, M.D., a predoctoral Ph.D. […]

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Tags: Christine Mehner, medical innovation, orthopedics, Toni Turnbull


September 12, 2019

Behind the scenes–Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Everything health care has to offer for patients is the result of research and education related to that research. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do, resulting in evidence-based treatments and continuous improvements in the way patients, caregivers and others experience health care. At Mayo Clinic we share information about our programs and projects […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, CAR-T, cardiology, cellular therapy, clinical trials, dialysis, Ian Lanza, Januario Castro, kidney disease, medical research, metabolism, neurology


August 1, 2019

Research News Roundup–July 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Racism influences medical students’ decision on practicing in minority or underserved communities, study says A longitudinal study of […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, biomedical research, cancer, cardiology, Christopher Camp, clinical trials, education, HLHS, Lotte Dyrbye, medical innovation, neuroimmunology, orthopedic surgery


July 9, 2019

National Limb Loss Registry

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in collaborators that occurred after publication. Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is a veteran investigator of limb amputation and prostheses with more than 25 years of experience. He’s on the Medical Advisory […]

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Tags: amputation, biomedical engineering, Daniel Berry, David Lewallen, health sciences research, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Kenton Kaufman, orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, physiology


July 2, 2019

Research News Roundup-June 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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. Study finds value in physician-patient outcome assessment process Sometimes a physician thinks the outcome of a patient’s treatment is a great success. […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, ASCO, brain cancer, brain tumor, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, celiac disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Gianrico Farrugia


January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


October 25, 2018

Mayo Clinic Research transforming sports medicine through injury prevention research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Discovering new, improved ways to meet unmet patient needs is why Mayo Clinic Research exists, and the teams in Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory and Sports Medicine Research are no exception. Director of both programs, Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., has conducted injury prevention research throughout his career. He published his first prospective study on the effect of an […]

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Tags: Nathan Bates, orthopedics, sports medicine, Timothy Hewett


October 16, 2018

Regenerative medicine facilities and expertise in Florida

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrated patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. The unique space serves both patients and clinicians, providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to expand current projects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, orthopedics, Shane Shapiro, stem cells


April 16, 2018

New Mayo guidelines cut some opioid prescriptions by half

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

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


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