June 15, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 15, 2018

By Emily Blahnik




Reuters, Many migraine sufferers skip effective behavioral treatment by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock — “For many years, a lot of patients with migraines were told the disorder was all in their head, or they were depressed or stressed out. It’s important that as headache specialists we emphasize to our patients that we are not sending them for psychotherapy when we recommend behavioral migraine treatment,” said Dr. Amaal Starling, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, who wasn’t involved in the study. “We need to explain that behavioral techniques teach skills to help manage migraines,” Starling said in a telephone interview.

US News & World Report, What Should I Ask My OB-GYN About Genetic Screening? by Elaine K. Howley — The Mayo Clinic reports that a second-trimester amniocentesis test carries a 0.6 percent risk of miscarriage. The procedure also carries a very slight risk of leaking amniotic fluid, needle injury or infection, transmission of infection to the fetus if the mother has hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS or transfer of fetal blood cells to the mother's bloodstream that in rare cases can result in damage to the baby's red blood cells. CVS testing carries similar risks, with the Mayo Clinic citing a 0.7 percent chance of miscarriage associated with this test.

TIME, Drowning Is the No. 2 Cause of Death for Young Children. Here's How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Pools by Gina Martinez — According to the Mayo Clinic, parents should avoid fences that children can easily climb. The best bet is installing self-closing and self-latching gates that open away from the pool area with latches beyond a child’s reach, the clinic said.

USA Today, Arizona student paralyzed, stuck in Spain after contracting autoimmune disorder by Lauren Castle — Arizona native and University of Arizona student Kara Dunn traveled to Spain with a friend to visit friends she met in high school. When she landed, her eyes felt droopy, her brother Ryan Dunn told The Arizona Republic. "It was a nightmare," said Ryan, a medical student at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine - Arizona. His sister texted him for help. "I felt totally helpless," he said. Ryan decided to ask his professors for advice. After reviewing her symptoms, they suggested Kara might have Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves. Symptoms can include tingling sensations, weakness in the legs, difficulty speaking and severe pain. Additional coverage: CBS 19 Texas, New York Post, FOX News

CNN, As Medicaid costs soar, these states are trying a new approach by Phil Galewitz — Even with teams of nurses, social workers and community health workers, Hennepin Healthcare officials say it's a challenge keeping up with many of these Medicaid enrollees. Many patients still go to the ER out of habit or convenience rather than the organization's primary care clinics, which are as close as across the street. Yet, there are success stories, too. The Mayo Clinic has started a community health worker program to help at-risk patients connect to social services such as housing and transportation.  Nancy Zein, 47, a Medicaid recipient who uses the Mayo Clinic, said having weekly meetings with community health worker Tara Nelson has been life-changing for her and her mother, who is also on Medicaid.  "She's been a godsend," said Zein, who noted how Nelson helped her get Social Security disability payments and her mom find affordable housing for disabled adults, as well as get both enrolled for food stamps.

Boston Globe, Can this doctor figure out how to stop Alzheimer’s before it starts? by Joshua Kendall — …Last December, Sperling, along with her longtime colleague Paul Aisen of the University of Southern California, and Ronald Petersen of the Mayo Clinic, landed a $70 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging. Their work aims to bring Alzheimer’s research into the 21st century. The grant, which is partly modeled after a clinical trials network established by the National Cancer Institute, will build a research infrastructure called the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium, a network of 35 testing sites at academic medical centers across the country. When starting a clinical trial, researchers often have to build everything from scratch. But these sites will be teed up and ready to go, says Petersen, who directs the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The clinical trials consortium will allow researchers to share data, blood samples, and outcome measures, and help them to recruit and retain participants.

CBC, Fainting spell? It could be a sign of fatal heart disease in youth — A CBC News investigation in 2014 found more than 10 crucial minutes passed between the time Jordan fell to the ice and when responders shocked him with an automated external defibrillator, also known as an AED. The Jordan Boyd Celebrity Hockey Challenge raised $560,000 over the last five years for QEII Health Sciences Centre's Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic. Part of those proceeds brought Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiologist Dr. Michael Ackerman to Halifax for three days to share his world-leading expertise in preventing sudden unexpected death in youth.

Post-Bulletin, Seen and Heard: So long, Mayo, it was quite a ride — Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Dr. Eric Matteson rode off into retirement this spring. No, really — Dr. Matteson literally ended his career riding out of downtown Rochester on a horse. Colleague Dan Schaffer organized the event, including support from the local police department. Another co-worker, Lexie Davis, supplied the horses from her family’s farm.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo offers walk-in physicals for Rochester-area high school athletes by Lydia Hansen — Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine will offer walk-in sports physicals for middle and high school student athletes from 8-11 a.m. on July 28 on the third floor of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. The physicals are $20 and open to athletes in the Rochester area intending to participate in school sports programs. This includes schools in southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. Forms for the physicals are available at high school athletic offices, school websites or the Minnesota State High School League website. These forms should be completed and brought to the appointment.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic's best and brightest win funding fellowships from Eagles Cancer Telethon by Noel Sederstrom — The 2018 Eagles Cancer Telethon on KTTC raised more than $1,000,000 for the third straight year to fund cutting edge cancer research.  On Monday night at Mayo Clinic's Siebens Building, a dozen researchers from all three of Mayo's sites in the U.S. were announced as winners of fellowships from the telethon to fund their work in the coming year. The grant winners were among 51 who applied for the funding, said Dr. Robert Diasio, the Director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.  Many of the winners stood to the applause of a large crowd attending the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon Recognition Dinner.

KTTC, Rochester choir brings awareness to those battling dementia by Holden Krusemark — Choir members spent 10 weeks rehearsing and preparing for this moment that means so much for those involved. "It makes me extremely happy, it's such a, I don't know how to say it, but I really appreciate what's being generated here, it's liberating," said Resounding Voices Choir member, Stephen Brimijoin. "Since the dark day arrived, we tried to find the moment that we could break through the clouds and found in the sunshine and enjoy in the moment and live happy," added choir member, Yang Gao. Brimijoin and Gao run a research lab at the Mayo Clinic for Alzheimer's disease and they say while it may be too late to cure his disease, they hope to make an impact for future generations.

KTTC, Downtown Rochester welcomes thousands for this years Thursday's on First & 3rd by Holden Krusemark — Thursdays on First & 3rd in downtown Rochester kicked off with a bang Thursday. Thousands filled the streets, checking out the concerts, the food, and all of the unique vendors selling their handmade items. While the economic boost helps, experts say the music benefits everyone in other ways too. "The ultimate message is that music is good for everybody. It's good for our patients, it's good for our staff, it's good for our visitors, it's good for our community. It improves quality of life, it makes people happy," state Dr. Paul Scanlon, a Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Clinical Researcher.

KIMT, Honoring veterans in the hospital — The staff at Mayo Clinic's St Mary's campus have started a new tradition to honor their patients who served in the military. It's a small gesture but has a big impact on the veterans and their families.

KIMT, Baldwin Building expands by Jon Bendickson — Mayo Clinic is increasing its efforts to better serve patients by creating a one stop shop where they can get all the care they need. Mayo just wrapped up construction on the Baldwin Building and is now focusing on having embedded specialists. For patients - that means you can see your primary care doctor in the building...

WCCO, Iowa Baby Struck By Softball Released From Mayo Clinic, Healing At Home — A baby from Iowa who was struck by a softball and suffered a traumatic brain injury has been released from Mayo Clinic in Rochester and is now recovering at home. After 5 weeks in the hospital, McKenna returned home Monday, June 11. In early May, McKenna was hit by a softball during her father’s softball game in Shell Rock, Iowa. She was airlifted to Rochester’s Mayo Clinic for skull fractures and brain bleeds. Since then, doctors worked to stabilize her seizures due to the traumatic brain injury. Additional coverage: Bring Me the News, KARE 11KCCI Des Moines,  FOX 40

MPR, MPR News with Kerri Miller — Women diagnosed with breast cancer often have to combine surgery and chemotherapy in the treatment. But a new report says more women with early stage breast cancer can safely skip chemo. The nine-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine determined that for some women chemo treatment can be replaced with a hormone blocking drug treatment. Guests: Dr.Tufia Haddad from Mayo Clinic; Larry Norton, Medical Oncologist Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

KMSP, DNA technology has potential to revolutionize medical treatments — New technology is giving a world champion Minnesota hockey player a new outlook on her path to recovery from Stage 4 lung and brain cancer by using her DNA to tailor the drugs regimen she's given, limiting side effects while maximizing effectiveness. With a simple mouthswab, Rachel Drazan-Malmberg was able to get a full analysis of her DNA and a specially designed battery of medication that cut down the extreme side effects that plagued her throughout recovery, allowing the former Gopher star to rejoin her family and live a much more normal life…The high-tech tools are designed by Onenome, a subsidiary of Mayo Clinic located in northeast Minneapolis.

Med City Beat, UMR signs lease for Discovery Square space — The university will utilize around 9,400 square feet of space for "hooded laboratories, learning laboratories and collaborative space for faculty, students and other building tenants," according to an announcement made Thursday by Mortenson, the developer of the project. UMR will join Mayo Clinic as an anchor tenant of One Discovery Square, the name given to the building now under construction at the corner of 4th Street SW and 2nd Avenue SW. The 90,000 square-foot building aims to serve as a catalyst for Discovery Square, a 16-block area that Mayo and local officials want to develop as a life science research campus.

Med City Beat, House donated by late Mayo doctor to be converted into an addiction recovery center — For decades, Dr. David Donald worked as a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, helping to save countless lives from heart trouble.  Now, fourteen years after his passing and three years after beginning their journey, father-and-daughter team Rick and Tori Utley have received the green light to use Dr. Donald’s former home as a pathway to rehabilitating more people in need. This past week, the Utleys’ plan to establish Doc’s Recovery House — a short-term addiction recovery center meant for those who need help but sit on waiting lists for other centers — was approved by Olmsted County officials. The house, located in Byron’s Oxbow Park, will provide support and programming for up to 16 recovery patients at a time.

ActionNewsJax, First-of-its-kind microscope at UNF aiding local cancer research by Beth Rousseau — A first-of-its-kind microscope is helping local researchers study cancer. Doctors with Mayo Clinic said the TESCAN Q-Phase provides quick clarity on whether or not trail treatments are killing cancer cells. “That really helps to be able to pinpoint what type of treatments will and will not work,” Dr. Maarten Rotman said. Maarten said by using the holographic microscope, he can watch cancer cells explode in real time.

First Coast News, How a father in the hospital was able to watch his son graduate from Douglas Anderson by Destiny Johnson — Several moving parts and giving hearts came together in order to make sure a man recovering from colon cancer surgery was able to watch his son give a Valedictorian speech at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Dan Anderson had to have a complete colectomy after being diagnosed with early colon cancer. He was recovering from his surgery at Mayo Clinic and unable to attend his son's high school graduation. The IT team at Mayo were able to him and his wife Leslie use an app to stream the entire graduation.

South Florida Reporter, Breaking Down Calories (Video) — You see them counted on food labels and now on restaurant menus. But do you know what calories are? Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, says calories are units of energy. And even though they are all technically the same, the effect they have on your body can differ depending on what kinds of food you eat. “A calorie is a unit of energy,” Guy says. “It is calculated for various types of foods, more so in the categories of calories from carbohydrates, protein and fat.”

South Florida Reporter, Which Is Better For Losing Weight – Diet Or Exercise? (Video) — You’re ready to drop some pounds and get your body ready for the beach. But what’s the best way to lose those pounds: exercising or starting a diet? Dr. Donald Hensrud, who heads up the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and is the author of the Mayo Clinic Diet Book, says it’s a trick question. “For weight loss, diet seems to be more effective than physical activity,” he says. “You have to do huge amounts of physical activity to lose weight, but you can get a better energy deficit just by cutting down on calories.” But, once you get your beach body, to keep the weight off, Dr. Hensrud says exercise is much more effective.

Ponte Vedra Recorder, Ponte Vedra Beach resident hosts fundraiser for Volunteers in Medicine at Cultural Center by Benjamin Naim — The physician question and answer session featured Dr. Pamela Rama, a cardiologist; Dr. C.W. Randolph, an expert in the fields of hormone health and optimal aging medicine; and Dr. Shreena Patel, an orthodontist. Following the panel, Mayo Clinic registered dietician and nutritionist Elizabeth Bailey hosted a diet presentation and food sampling session.

ASU, ASU, Mayo Clinic launch health and wellness series — Through the expansion of the CPE course offerings, Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care have launched “Health and Wellness Series: Mind and Body I,” the first in a series of continuing education courses to be offered through the partnership, which was first announced in 2016. Teri Pipe, chief well-being officer for ASU, and Scott Walston, senior director of partnership development at Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions, recently spoke about this innovative collaboration that provides lifelong learners access to the recognized world leader in patient care, education and research and the nation’s most innovative university.

Mankato Free Press, Study: Chemo avoidable for many breast cancer patients by Brian Arola — Mankato Clinic oncologist Dr. Suresh Devineni said doctors will begin incorporating the new finding into their practices. “This definitely helps us going forward in saying confidently that you don’t need chemotherapy if you’re in the intermediate grouping,” he said. One exception, he noted, is for women younger than 50. Chemotherapy would still be beneficial for this group, especially if their recurrence score is between 21 and 25. The finding means many women won’t have to face chemotherapy’s most glaring side effects like hair loss and nausea, said Dr. Stephan Thome, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato’s regional oncology medical director. “The results from this study will take a lot of that stress away,” he said.

Mankato Free Press, Children’s Museum partners on summer health series by Brian Arola — The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota expanded an education series on healthy living this summer. The nonprofit will bring in Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato experts each week to promote healthy habits among families. The partnership started as a monthly pilot last summer, but the sides were satisfied enough with it to expand the educational series to a weekly offering throughout this summer.

Barron News-Shield, Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Northland scholarships — Seven graduating seniors from area high schools recently received $500 scholarships from Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron to pursue education in a health care-related field.

Albert Lea Tribune, Mayo Clinic Health System to host open house for Cancer Center — An open house is scheduled to celebrate the remodel of the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 404 W. Fountain St. in Albert Lea.

WXOW La Crosse, The impact of screen time on children by Peter Lenz — Psychologists say it's hard to predict exactly how the amount of time spent on screens will impact children in the future. With a little guidance, parents can help their kids turn an afternoon on the couch into a day of countless possibilities. Chelsea Ale is a Clinical Psychologist at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse who specializes in behavioral health. She says even infants are starting to use screens "...and spending more and more time in sedentary activity, that's where it probably becomes a problem," she describes. Besides for a lack of activity, Ale says kids are also losing out on lessons learned from interactions in the real world.

WKBT La Crosse, Mayo held the area’s longest running ‘baby celebration’ for the 16th year by Alex Fischer — Mayo Clinic Health System hosted 'The Best Baby Shower in Town' Sunday afternoon at The Children's Museum of La Crosse. About 300 people came to the shower learn about Mayo's services for families and young children. They could also get their baby needs met at both for-profit and non-profit vendors Mayo Clinic Health System lactation consultant Beth Hietpas said, "It's really a place to come to one spot and have your questions answered. The Children's Museum is a great venue because there are things for 'kiddos' to do while their parents have conversations."

WKBT La Crosse, Suicide up 25 percent according to CDC; local health experts emphasize awareness by Jordan Fremstad — Following the two high-profile suicides this week of chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, local health experts are reminding communities about educating and starting responsible conversations to prevent future tragedies.  "This is an important issue," said Dr. Clare Lewandowski, clinical psychologist at Mayo Clinic Health System.  She said suicide is something that affects every community, even our own.  "La Crosse is not immune to suicide," Lewandowski said. Additional coverage: WIZM 1410

WKBT La Crosse, Wisconsin researchers look at obesity in new way -- by using ZIP codes. by Alex Fischer — Dr. Charlie Peters, a consultant pediatrician from the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Onalaska, said local resources like health care, food pantries and activity centers can help community’s lower obesity rates. "This is a very real problem nationally, but it's also a significant problem here in Wisconsin and in the La Crosse area. We are trying to be mindful of this. We're trying to work very closely with community resources." He also says community organizations need to work together to lower obesity rates.

WKBT La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System chef shares recipe for Sesame Ginger Shrimp – in minutes — Dietitian’s Tip: This easy marinade is good on chicken, tofu, tempeh, pork and beef, and makes a great dip for kebabs. Serve shrimp over instant brown rice and stir fried vegetables

WKBT La Crosse, Auxiliary celebrates 65 years — A volunteer organization that supports Mayo Clinic Health System is celebrating 65 years of service to the community.

WKBT La Crosse, News 8 Investigates: Finding physicians for rural areas by Mal Meyer — "We can have very stable physician staffing in one area and then because they're small groups, you lose one or two doctors to retirement or resignation and then all of a sudden it's a real hardship for that community," said David Rushlow, the chief medical officer for Mayo Clinic Health System. In the coming years, the problem will reach a tipping point.

Le Sueur News-Herald, Family provider Q & A: Sun safety tips and reminders by Graham King, M.D. — Although our skin needs sun for vitamin D, our skin also needs to be protected from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Those sunny rays, which may be appreciated after a long winter, can also cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is among the most common types of cancer in the United States and is also the most preventable. Graham King, M.D., a family medicine physician with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, and a father of three boys — 8-year-old twins and an 11-year-old, has these safety tips for the whole family.

MedPage Today, Microbial Resistance Tops Diverse Agenda for 2018 ASM Microbe by Molly Walker — The former Antimicrobial Agents and Infectious Diseases track has now been split into two separate tracks: one titled Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance and the other Clinical Infections and Vaccines. "We made a few changes to better address the needs of our attendees, and to draw a little more attention to antimicrobial resistance," the conference's co-chair Robin Patel, MD, director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told MedPage Today. "It's important for clinicians in this era of antimicrobial resistance to understand where and why resistance is happening."

MedPage Today, Elevated Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Later by Judy George — "It makes sense that having hypertension for a longer period of time could increase the risk for dementia," Sandra Taler, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who was not involved in the study, told MedPage Today. "This would certainly create an incentive in middle-aged individuals to note their hypertension and bring blood pressure down to normal by lifestyle changes, with or without medication."

MedPage Today, Tips on Advising, Treating Cancer Patients After Genetic Testing — In this exclusive video from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, three specialists -- Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore; Jennifer Litton, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; and Aaron S. Mansfield, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota -- discuss this important topic, offering advice to clinicians for when the results come back.

Medscape, Emojis Help Cancer Patients Report Symptoms, QoL by Liam Davenport — Clinicians who care for cancer patients may someday want to text a smiley face, thumbs up, and red heart to Carrie A. Thompson, MD, an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for her new study of the use of emojis to collect and measure patient-reported outcomes (PROs). The hieroglyphics of the digital age may make it easier for patients to report outcomes such as fatigue and physical function and therefore make this vital information more accessible for clinicians, said Thompson and colleagues.

Healio, Mild thyroid dysfunction in childhood increases dyslipidemia risk — Children with mild subclinical hypothyroidism are nearly twice as likely to have elevated total and non-HDL cholesterol levels when compared with euthyroid children, according to findings published in Clinical Endocrinology. “Children with mild subclinical hypothyroidism were found to have higher rates of high total cholesterol and high non-HDL cholesterol in comparison to children with normal thyroid function test results,” Seema Kumar, MD, consultant in the division of pediatric endocrinology and associate professor of pediatrics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Endocrine Today.

Bustle, Lifting Weights Can Improve Mood, A New Study Shows, & Here's How To Do It Safely by Carolyn De Lorenzo — According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise in general tends to release feel-good endorphins that can boost our sense of well-being and help fight depression and anxiety; in addition to myriad physical benefits like improving health outcomes for high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis, regular exercise can help build stress resilience, and promotes beneficial social interaction when we’re feeling down. But now, research shows that weight lifting may offer especially potent antidepressant effects.

Daily Mail, Kat Von D sparks outrage as she declares she won't vaccinate her baby because she believes shots are 'not safe' — Kat Von D has revealed that she won't vaccinate her baby because she believes immunization shots are 'not safe'. The makeup entrepreneur and tattoo artist, who is pregnant with her first child with new husband Leafar Seyer, revealed her decision in an Instagram post, dismissing 'unsolicited advice' from fans about parenting…Dr Robert M Jacobson, a pediatrician and former medical director for the Population Health Science Program at Mayo Clinic, had about 15 minutes worth of clap-backs to Von D's statement. Chief among them was his confusion over her concerns about vaccines despite being heavily tattooed.  'Vaccines are the most tested thing that we as physicians prescribe, because they are being administered to millions of people so there is no room for error,' Dr Jacobson told DailyMail.com. Additional coverage: New Zealand Herald

WBEZ Chicago, After Accident Left Him Paralyzed, ER Doctor Adjusts To Life In A Wheelchair — Last year, a mountain bike accident left Daniel Grossman paralyzed from the waist down. Five months later, he was back at work as an ER doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota — after relearning how to do his job and live his life. "Option A is, 'You are paralyzed, what are you going to do about it?' Option B is, 'You are paralyzed. Let's sit and wallow in self-pity.' I decided for option A, and honestly I think most people do decide for option A," Grossman tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

Santa Maria Times, Stop the bleed, save a life — Whether it’s from a sawing accident, a car crash or a gunshot wound, when blood starts pouring, saving a life starts with stopping the bleeding. Gwen Meyer, a Mayo Clinic trauma nurse, says stopping the bleed comes down to A, B and C.

Medical Xpress, High costs for diagnosis, care of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease — Alina M. Allen, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues examined the total health care cost and resource utilization associated with a new NAFLD diagnosis using U.S. medical and pharmacy claims data from OptumLabs Data Warehouse. A total of 152,064 adults with a first claim for NAFLD were identified, of whom 108,420 were matched to non-NAFLD contemporary controls in a 1:1 ratio. Participants were followed for a median of 2.6 years. The researchers found that per NAFLD patient with private insurance, the total annual cost of care was $7,804 and $3,789 for a new diagnosis and for long-term management, respectively.

SELF, Ate Some Melon Recently? Here Are the Salmonella Symptoms to Watch Out For by Sarah Jacoby — Salmonella is a bacteria that, if ingested, can cause infections, the Mayo Clinic explains. It's often found in undercooked meat, poultry, or eggs but can also be found in produce. In many cases, people don't experience any symptoms. But they can take between 12 and 72 hours to develop.

MD Magazine, Patients with Concurrent Cataracts, Wet AMD Safe to Undergo Cataract Surgery by Emma Yasinski — In order to determine whether patients actively receiving anti-VEGF injections for wet AMD were likely to benefit from cataract surgery without worsening their wet AMD, Sophie Bakari, MD, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic, and her team conducted a retrospective analysis of 81 surgeries performed on 72 patients over 4 years. “The goal of this study was to investigate whether the preoperative presence of macular fluid on OCT in eyes with exudative AMD affects visual outcomes following cataract surgery,” Bakri and colleagues wrote.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic pulls off 25k-user Epic go-live: 3 questions with the consulting firm that helped them do it by Jessica Kim Cohen — On May 5, Mayo Clinic's main campus in Rochester, Minn., completed one of the nation's largest Epic EHR implementations to date, according to HCI Group — the health IT consulting and technology solutions firm that aided Mayo Clinic in the go-live.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic, Cabell Huntington Hospital & more: 3 GI practices in the news by Eric Oliver — Here are three practices and hospitals making headlines this past week: Exact Sciences and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic researchers are developing a panel using blood-based DNA biomarkers to detect hepatocellular carcinoma.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthcare needs to trust patients to make decisions about their care, says Mayo Clinic's Dr. Thomas Howell — In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Thomas Howell, MD, medical director for patient experience at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. Dr. Howell will speak during the Becker's Hospital Review 4th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference on "Strategies for Payer and Provider Partnerships and Quality Business Decisions," at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Learn more about the event and register to attend in Chicago.

Healthcare Informatics, At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, the Mayo Clinic’s CIO Shares His Perspectives on IT Leadership by Mark Hagland — At the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis, sponsored by Healthcare Informatics, Cris Ross, CIO of the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic organization, shared his perspectives on CIO leadership and his organization’s IT journey, on Wednesday morning, at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center. Complexity is built into the landscape at Mayo Clinic, Ross noted, with its 23 hospitals, 3,715 beds, 112 clinics, 1.3 million outpatient visits per year, 4,500 physicians, 2,400 residents and fellows, 57,1000 allied health staff, 67,000 employees overall, and $10 billion in annual revenues, spread out across several states. Furthermore, with its illustrious history of clinical and operational innovation, it is imperative that the healthcare IT leaders in the organization create and optimize systems worthy of the organization, Ross said.

Norfolk Daily News, Mayo Clinic honors former Norfolk residents — Former Norfolkans Richard and Dolores Zolnosky were recently recognized for their gift to Mayo Clinic here. The couple gave the proceeds from the sale of their farmland in Pierce County and funded a trust to support research into Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. A dinner to recognize the Zolnoskys’ generosity took place last week at the Mayo Foundation House, which is the historic home of Dr. William J. Mayo, one of the founders of Mayo Clinic, in Rochester.

American Inno, Minne Inno’s Favorite Features From Our First Year by Maddy Kennedy — Made at Mayo: How Lifting a Startup Ban Changed Rochester: In this piece, we take a deep dive into the burgeoning startup scene in Rochester, where five years ago Mayo Clinic made a major move that impacted the entire city.

Clarin, ¿Qué es un quiste pancreático benigno?“Los quistes pancreáticos son sacos de líquido en el páncreas, un órgano de gran tamaño ubicado detrás del estómago que produce hormonas y enzimas que facilitan la digestión de alimentos. La mayor parte de los quistes pancreáticos no son cancerosos, y muchos no producen síntomas. Comúnmente se descubren cuando se hacen análisis de diagnóstico por imágenes por otros problemas”, indica el sitio Mayo Clinic.”

El Comercio, Insomnio: Curas naturales para superar los problemas para dormer — Si continúa con insomnio después de varias semanas de aplicar estos cambios en su comportamiento, hable con su médico o considere consultar a un especialista en trastornos del sueño. (Fuente: Doctor Craig Sawchuk, Salud Conductual Integrada de la Clínica Mayo)

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