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Items Tagged ‘Rochester Epidemiology Project’

June 1, 2017

Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Rochester Epidemiology Project has added dental records to its database of linked medical records, making it more valuable as a medical research resource. The Rochester Epidemiology Project is a collaboration of medical and dental care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With patient agreement, the organizations link medical, dental, surgical procedures, prescriptions, and other health […]

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Tags: Alan Carr, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Daniel DeSimone, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, oral health, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


March 30, 2017

Understanding more-Heart failure patients and skilled nursing facilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

For many people diagnosed with heart failure – which almost invariably results in a hospital stay – the next stop is a skilled nursing facility. While their physician  often will reassure them that it’s just for a short time until they can get back to their home, in reality, that stay is long (averaging 144 […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Rochester Epidemiology Project


March 7, 2017

Choosing Wisely—At odds with Diagnostic Accuracy?

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease where your body attacks its self.  This happens because some of the white blood cells and several proteins made by these and other cells attack on normal functioning salivary glands (i.e. those in your mouth—leading to cavities, ulcers, and tooth degradation) and tear glands (i.e. your eyes).  […]

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Tags: Choosing Wisely, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


January 26, 2017

National health research treasure marks 50 years

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In 2002, Giancarlo Logroscino, M.D., Ph.D., then a research scientist at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York City, published the only paper on the long-term prognosis of status epilepticus (SE) along with research collaborators from Columbia and Mayo Clinic. They established for the first time,  in a rigorous investigation of SE in […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Walter Rocca


December 7, 2016

Sex- and age-related differences in parkinsonism

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that drug-induced parkinsonism occurs more often in women than in men. It is also the most common type of parkinsonism among people younger than age 40. These findings, made possible by the Rochester Epidemiology Project, were published online in Movement Disorders. They give a different perspective from the team’s […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


August 10, 2016

Rochester Epidemiology Project – 50 Years of making a difference in health care, despite the “Lake Wobegon effect”

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In 2012, Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) co-directors Walter Rocca, M.D., Mayo Clinic; and Barbara Yawn, M.D., Olmsted Medical Center; and their colleagues, published a paper describing the generalizability of epidemiological findings from one population to others. Their premise – health and health care information derived from the largely ethnically homogeneous population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Walter Rocca


June 16, 2016

Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) – 50 Years and Still Going Strong

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

It has been 50 years since Leonard Kurland, M.D., successfully obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health to start the regional collaboration and medical records-linkage system known as the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP). This unique national resource was made possible because of the collegial relations of the health care providers in Rochester, Minnesota, at […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jennifer St. Sauver, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 12, 2016

A Head Start for HPV Vaccine: Better Series Completion

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD), with about 14 million new cases each year. Surprisingly, this STD is largely asymptomatic but can carry quite a punch.  HPV affects both men and women and can cause cervical cancer and other cancers of the genitals, anus, mouth, and throat, all of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, immunization, Jennifer St. Sauver, Robert Jacobson, Rochester Epidemiology Project, vaccines


April 29, 2014

Rochester Epidemiology Project: A Boon for Researchers and Patients

By bobnellis bobnellis

   With its origins dating back to the early days of the Mayo Clinic, the Rochester Epidemiology Project is the medical resource behind discoveries that have affected patients around the globe. It’s been treasured by researchers and funded by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 50 years. Data collected from several generations of patients […]

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Tags: epidemiology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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