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Items Tagged ‘surgery’

March 9, 2017

Researchers study benefits of stretching ‘microbreaks’ for surgeons

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing “microbreaks” of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. The result for many surgeons […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care systems engineering, physician burnout, population health, surgery, surgical outcomes


September 27, 2016

Mini Breaks, Many Benefits

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Surgeons find short breaks prove valuable in providing best care Perfecting a skill requires equal parts natural talent, dedication and practice. A concert violinist plays a single piece of music over and over. A major league pitcher hurls strikes across home plate until the stadium lights go out. And a surgeon spends day after day […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care systems engineering, Juliane Bingener, physician burnout, surgery, Susan Hallbeck


March 15, 2016

New Treatment-Sequencing Based on Biomarker Elevation in Pancreatic Cancer

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in men and women and is projected to increase to the second leading cause of death by 2020 if there are not significant treatment advances made. Our current understanding of pancreatic cancer suggests that it is a systemic disease in most patients, meaning, that by the time of […]

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Tags: biomarkers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, John (Jay) Bergquist, Mark Truty, pancreatic cancer, surgery, surgical outcomes


October 27, 2015

A Better Road to Recovery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Going Fully Under May Not Be Best Option for All Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries In this article, Rebecca Johnson, M.D., a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery discusses her observations regarding what could be a pivotal decision […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Rebecca Johnson, surgery, surgical outcomes


February 6, 2015

Dr. Mark Allen to head Society of Thoracic Surgeons

By bobnellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon Mark S. Allen, M.D., has been elected president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the society’s annual meeting in San Diego. Dr. Allen is a professor of surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. His research at Mayo includes serving as principal investigator for a study examining whether removing all […]

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Tags: surgery


June 19, 2014

Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgery Resident Wins 1st Prize for Best Clinical Research Presentation

By bobnellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic plastic surgery resident Sebastian Winocour, M.D., has won first prize for Best Clinical Research Presentation at the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons  annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Winocour presented findings of a Mayo surgical quality improvement study aimed at preventing the death of skin on the breast, called breast skin necrosis, after mastectomy with […]

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Tags: breast cancer, surgery, surgical outcomes


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