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Items Tagged ‘surgical outcomes’

November 22, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, beyond surgical prescribing practices

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In “An Institutional Approach to Managing the Opioid Crisis,” the authors describe the elements of Mayo Clinic’s Opioid Stewardship Program. The study’s first author, Halena Gazelka, M.D., an anesthesiologist, is chair of the program. She works together with the study’s senior author, Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D., deputy director of research in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. […]

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Tags: Andy Abril, Barbara Bruce, Caitlin Brown, Cassandra Ramel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, COVID-19, depression, Elizabeth Habermann, emergency department, Evidence-based Practice Center, Fernando Rivera


November 8, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, transformations in postsurgical prescribing

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In an effort to address the prescription opioid epidemic by reducing unnecessary or excess opioid prescriptions, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery  has been leading Mayo’s research on prescribing practices. Much of this work has been directed by Elizabeth B. Habermann, Ph.D., Deputy Director […]

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Tags: Aakriti Carrubba, Adyr Moss, Amanda Stanton, Amit Mathur, Ansh Goyal, C. Burcin Taner, carpal tunnel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cody Wyles, Cornelius Thiels, Cristopher Destephano, David Warner


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


May 12, 2020

Melanoma surgery: When more isn’t necessarily better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

When you have a chance for an extra scoop of ice cream, that extra might be nice. If you are trying to fit into last summer’s bathing suit, another inch off is probably welcome. However, if you’re having surgery to remove melanoma, like Goldilocks choosing a bowl of porridge, you want a procedure that’s ‘just […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Antonio Forte, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, Maria Huayllani Peralta, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, plastic surgery, Sanjay Bagaria, surgery, surgical outcomes


January 16, 2020

Patient-centered research originates across health care

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

Patient-centered research. It’s this kind of research that leads to practice transformation – improving outcomes, costs and overall experience with health and health care. And patients are the reason Kirsten Holbrook, a supervisor in the Respiratory Care Department, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire, Wisconsin, decided to conduct a research project. Holbrook and her multidisciplinary […]

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Tags: cardiology, Christopher Williams, Mayo Clinic Health System, Muhammad (Adeel) Rishi, patient experience, pulmonary and critical care medicine, research, surgical outcomes


January 8, 2020

Dropping ‘rarely abnormal’ blood tests could save $9 million per year, Mayo research finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Routine blood tests that are given the day after colon or rectal surgery turned up abnormal results 4% of the time. Furthermore, of those patients with abnormal results, only 1% warranted follow-up action, new research from Mayo Clinic has discovered.

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Tags: blood test, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, health care value, health sciences research, medical research, Nicholas McKenna, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes


December 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic innovator inspired by patients, surgical experience to improve medical devices

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

By Sandy Shortridge Like so many Mayo Clinic staff members, Kenneth Dye has been inspired by Mayo Clinic patients throughout his career. In Dye’s case, conversations with two prolific inventors — while they were patients at Mayo Clinic — sparked his interest in finding ways to improve medical devices. The inventors encouraged Dye to pursue his interest […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, artificial heart, biotechnology, cardiology, Kenneth Dye, medical innovation, Neil Feinglass, patient safety, surgery, surgical outcomes


October 4, 2019

Chemo first for better outcomes in bile duct cancer, says new research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Oncology care teams frequently use chemotherapy along with surgery to treat cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer. However, until now, little evidence existed regarding if and when receiving chemotherapy was likely to have the best effect. Recently Mayo Clinic researchers found that patients who received chemotherapy before surgery to remove their bile duct cancer were more […]

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Tags: Amit Mahipal, bile ducts, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, cholangiocarcinoma, gastrointestinal cancer, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, rare disease, Siddhartha Yadav


June 4, 2019

Research News Roundup-May 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research- and research education-related news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to additional resources of relevance. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo experts to present findings at Digestive Disease Week 2019 Mayo Clinic researchers are among […]

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Tags: arthritis, autoimmune disorder, breast cancer, clinical trials, Cornelius Thiels, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, minimally invasive surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, opioids


January 9, 2019

Why doctors might need to go back to 6th grade

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

When you leave the hospital, following an injury, stroke, surgery or other event, you are loaded down with paper. You receive instructions on how to take care of your body. They tell you how to prepare your home and your family. Other pages include directions on what medication to take, when and how. For example, […]

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Tags: Asad Choudhry, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Martin Zielinski, surgical outcomes


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