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Items Tagged ‘patient reported outcomes’

April 30, 2019

Emoji prove effective for monitoring cancer patients’ health

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Life is complicated; a cancer diagnosis compounds that complication. When physicians find ways to help ease the complexities of a patient’s treatment, it’s a win. Mayo Clinic researchers recently used emoji to help patients measure their overall well-being during treatment. The study used two scales — a mood scale and an ordinal scale — featuring a total […]

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Tags: cancer, Carrie Thompson, hematology, patient reported outcomes


December 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic at the American Society of Hematology

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) hosts an annual meeting to highlight groundbreaking scientific research and the latest advances in patient care. The Society cites its mission as furthering “the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, Carrie Thompson, health disparities, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, myelofibrosis, patient reported outcomes, Priyanka Pophali, quality of life, Sikander Ailawadhi


May 19, 2015

Single Biggest Concern: A Palliative Approach

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

For people living with serious illness, both patients and care providers, identifying the single biggest concern can be a difficult task.  There are so many concerns – from “Who will help me if I am too weak to care for myself?” to “How can we treat my nausea and pain?”  When interrupted by a serious […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cory Ingram, palliative care, patient reported outcomes


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