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Items Tagged ‘quality of life’

September 22, 2022

A preclinical step toward treating chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers replicated chronic dry mouth from radiation damage in preclinical models, laying the foundation for stem cell research to regenerate salivary tissue after cancer. This discovery uses targeted X-radiation to mimic human injury and establish a lab model for testing cellular therapies for dry mouth. The study is published in Radiation Research. “The […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, medical research, Nagarajan Kannan, otolaryngology, quality of life, radiation therapy, salivary glands


July 19, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/19/2021

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo research and faculty expertise were cited on topics such as the health benefits of a pet, narcolepsy, the benefits of second opinions for patient outcomes, hiccups, COVID-19 modeling and a variety of other healthcare concerns. Star Tribune, Competing models at start of pandemic hurt public’s trust … Mayo leaders in spring 2020 reached out […]

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Tags: Abinash Virk, aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, Andrew Jagim, anemia, animal model, antiplatelet, anxiety, artificial intelligence, bioethics, biomedical ethics


July 13, 2021

AI and your medical air traffic controller

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

An air traffic controller sits in a tower, with a bird’s eye view of the inbound and outbound aircraft, screening and monitoring air traffic in the region. The controller provides timely, essential information to pilots, and air and ground crew members, ensuring the planes are on the right path, at the right time, to safely […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Brian Pickering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical informatics, Curt Storlie, data science, electronic health record, Jacob Strand, medical innovation, pain management, palliative care, quality of life


April 5, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/5/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were featured in a variety of news stories including 3D printed surgical models, early treatment for smoldering multiple myeloma, and heart attacks in women. Updated guideline highlights new therapies, considerations in anaplastic thyroid cancer Healio, 4/1/2021 An updated guideline for best practices in managing anaplastic thyroid cancer stresses the […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, blood cancer, chronic kidney disease, Clifford Jack Jr., COVID-19, digital health, Eric Moore, genetic testing, genetics


December 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/14/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Media outletsLarge and small are coveringThings from Mayo’s halls. A Haiku to hail the holidays may not be what you expected, but there are plenty of moments to celebrate in the news this week. Mayo Clinic Research and faculty expertise are present in discussions about therapeutic use of essential oils, improvements in patient quality of […]

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Tags: Aaron Steen, cardiology, cortisone, COVID-19, Havana Syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, integrative medicine, Jeffrey Staab, lymphoma, Matt Dacy, melanoma, migraine


June 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T cell therapy, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


May 28, 2019

Telerehabilitation improves quality of life for patients with late-stage cancers, reduces costs

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A new study suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patients with late-stage cancer improves their physical function, pain and quality of life while allowing them to spend less time in hospitals and nursing homes. The results of a randomized clinical trial with 516 participants, led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine […]

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Tags: Andrea Cheville, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, quality of life, telemedicine


May 1, 2019

Research News Roundup-April 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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, other experts call for urgent focus on brain disease that mimics Alzheimer’s In collaboration with the University of Kentucky, the […]

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Tags: advance directive, Andrea Cheville, cancer, cardiology, clinical trials, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mark Truty, pancreatic cancer, quality of life, radiation therapy, Research News Roundup


February 19, 2019

It takes a village

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Home-based palliative care may not be a simple doctor-patient relationship, but the value it adds is simple to understand It takes a village to raise a child. The inputs and interactions with many adults across their community serve to usher children through the ups and downs of life into adulthood and aid them to live […]

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Tags: care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christina Chen, collaboration, Gregory Hanson, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, palliative care, population health, quality of life


December 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic at the American Society of Hematology

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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


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