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August 3rd, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.

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Tags: Dr. Cornelius Thiels, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Tad Mabry, Kern Center, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic research, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, medical research, narcotic, opioid, opioid drugs


June 28th, 2017

Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands, Mayo Clinic study finds

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

With colon cancer, some earlier stage patients fare worse than some later stage patients, who usually benefit most from chemotherapy. But a research team at Mayo Clinic has discovered that a simple blood test could help determine which patients are at a higher risk and therefore could benefit from therapy. The researchers also found many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it.

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer staging, carcinoembryonic antigen, CEA, chemotherapy, colon cancer, Dr. Blake Spindler, Dr. David Larson, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Kellie Mathis, Kern Center


June 23rd, 2017

Meet the Researchers at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

If you’re heading to New Orleans for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), AcademyHealth says it’s a great opportunity to: Learn about the latest emerging evidence. Discover new methods and applications of rigorous and relevant methods. Identify gaps and opportunities in research. Enhance your understanding of the most pressing research policy issues. Connect with peers, expand […]

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Tags: #ARM2017, Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Meet the Researcher, Science of health care delivery


June 19th, 2017

1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

A growing number of Americans are expected to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and rapid heart rate. But almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on new blood-thinning medications for a-fib may not be getting the right dose, Mayo Clinic research finds.

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Tags: anticoagulant, apixaban, atrial fibrillation, blood-thinner, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dabigatran, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Dr. Xiaoxi Yao, Kern Center, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic research, medical research


June 1st, 2017

Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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, Daniel DeSimone, dental, dentist, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Olm, Olmsted Medical Center, oral health, population health, public health, REP


May 30th, 2017

Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The health care industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs. This is especially evident in chronic disease management, where a growing segment of the population – the Centers for Disease Control estimates half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic conditions – is accumulating an increasing portion of health […]

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Tags: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, hemodialysis, Kern Center, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, kidney failure, knowledge synthesis, maintenance dialysis, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, multidisciplinary, nephrology


May 16th, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, health disparity, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, Science of health care delivery, Sean Dowdy, Society for Gynecologic Oncology


March 30th, 2017

Understanding more–Heart failure patients and skilled nursing facilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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: Dr. Veronique Roger, heart failure, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical research, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Science of health care delivery, Sheila Manemann, skilled nursing facility


February 15th, 2017

Mayo Clinic at top health care IT conference

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Nine Mayo Clinic employees will speak at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 19-23. Highlighting the Mayo presenters will be Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Christopher Ross, who will make the HIMSS preconference AsiaPac Summit keynote address The Role of Team-Based Care on the Path […]

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Tags: CSHCD, health care it, healthcare information and management systems society, himss, himss17, information knowledge management, information technology, Science of health care delivery


February 1st, 2017

The role of Internet resources in clinical oncology: promises and challenges

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In a new article published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, learn how Internet trends among oncology patients and those that care about them are changing. Co-authored by Lila Rutten, Ph.D., Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Population Health Science in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E.  Kern Center for the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Lila Rutten, Internet usage, Kern Center, oncology, patient education, Science of health care delivery


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