July 26, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 26, 2019

By Emily Blahnik

Washington Post, What’s the best time of day to exercise, morning or evening? by Marlene Cimons — “Exercising late at night may interfere with sleep as it tends to energize you and enhance alertness, although some people like to exercise at the end of the day to help relieve the stresses of the day and prepare for evening activities, which is fine,” says Edward R. Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. “Morning exercise has the advantage that no matter what else happens during the day, you have incorporated your physical activity. It also increases alertness and helps cognitive functioning.” His Mayo Clinic colleague Michael Joyner, who studies how humans respond to different physical stresses, including exercise, agrees. The research “tends to suggest that morning exercising before eating is helpful in terms of ensuring or maximizing some of the positives effects of exercise on metabolism,” he says. “To me, the other positive of exercising first thing is that you get it done before the day catches up with you.”

Washington Post, I thought my heart attack risk was low. A coronary calcium scan told me otherwise. by Steven Petrow — …Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic who focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention, says, “If calcium is seen, especially if a higher calcium score [greater than 100], then the patient would benefit from lifestyle change, including the anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet, regular physical activity . . . and possibly initiation of a statin.” Kopecky says “a heart scan for coronary calcium can help motivate patients to change their lifestyle. Studies have shown that when a patient sees calcium in their own coronary arteries on the scan, they are more likely to comply with therapy and change habits.”

Wall Street Journal, Are Oreos Part of a Mindful Diet? Snack Makers Promote Chewing Thoughtfully by Ellen Byron — Consumers are at least thinking about mindful eating, with more than 660,000 #mindfuleating mentions on Instagram, often next to photos showing off colorful, healthy foods.  A slower, more mindful approach to eating can help people cut down on portion sizes and reduce total calorie intake, says Donald Hensrud, director of Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living program, which includes mindful-eating training. Eating indulgent treats and high-calorie foods more slowly could help decrease their appetite for them, he says. “They might find that it’s too much of a good thing, or maybe not as good as what they thought it was going to be—sensory overload, perhaps.”

NBC News, What is a healthy blood pressure? — A blood pressure reading of less than 90 systolic or less than 60 mm Hg diastolic is generally considered low blood pressure, according to the Mayo Clinic. Low blood pressure is also referred to as hypotension. If there are no symptoms, low blood pressure generally isn't considered dangerous.

CNN, Eating a plant-based diet might help prevent type 2 diabetes, study suggests by Jacqueline Howard — When it came to diabetes diets in particular, the Mediterranean diet still held the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Four diets tied for second place in the US News and World Report ranking: the DASH diet, the flexitarian diet, the Volumetrics diet and the Mayo Clinic diet, which says it provides personalized meal plans, weight and fitness trackers and the expertise of nearly a dozen experts.

The Guardian, Lyme disease: is a solution on the way? by David Cox — Class action lawsuits were filed against LYMErix’s manufacturer after several incidents of arthritis were reported. But while the evidence suggested that these incidents were unconnected to the vaccine, sales began to plummet and in 2002, the product was withdrawn altogether. “The consequences have been that, until recently, no manufacturer has wanted to touch this,” says Gregory Poland, who is head of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Minnesota. “Some of the anti-vax campaigners had published a statement saying that no matter what kind of Lyme vaccine they develop, we will organise mass protests and lawsuits. In the US, it takes about 10 to 15 years of research and about a billion dollars to develop a vaccine and get it licensed. Since LYMErix, nobody’s been willing to risk that.”

Yahoo!, Avoiding heat stroke and exhaustion as high temperature warnings loom by Abby Haglage — While still worth paying attention to, heat cramps are lowest on the CDC’s list of heat-related illnesses (aside from sunburn and heat rash). Heat cramps often happen during physical activity, and cause extreme sweating and pain. Venkatesh Bellamkonda, MD, an emergency medicine specialist and assistant professor in emergency medicine at Mayo Clinic tells Yahoo Lifestyle that this occurs “when the body is expending too much water, or the electrolytes in the body are out of appropriate balance.” The best way to treat it is to stop physical activity, find shade and drink lots of water.

US News & World Report, How Viruses Are Being Used to Fight Cancer by Joshua Mansour — The measles virus, also known as Rubeola, can cause an acute systemic reaction with fever, rash, and respiratory symptoms. But the Mayo Clinic has used a large dose of measles virus for treatment of multiple myeloma after patients failed multiple lines of conventional therapy. The dose used for this vaccine contains about 100 billion units, enough to inoculate approximately 10 million people. While some of the previously mentioned treatments will inject an oncolytic viral therapy locally, in this particular case the engineered measles virus was injected intravenously in order to help treat metastatic disease instead of localized disease.

Advisory Board, Around the nation: Health industry news Minnesota: The Mayo Clinic has added Saudi German Hospital Cairo, a 300-bed tertiary care hospital in Egypt, to its Mayo Clinic Care Network. As part of the network, the hospital will have access to Mayo Clinic's expertise on hundreds of medical conditions, and will be able to receive second opinions on patient cases from Mayo Clinic specialists.

The Telegraph, How to eat healthily in every decade of life - plus the body-boosting foods for each age by Charles Lytton — Your metabolism slows with age – a decline that begins, according to Michael Jensen, who researches the subject at the Mayo Clinic, at the age of 18.

CBC, 'I was so tired of being in pain:' Runner Lanni Marchant's long road back from hip surgery by Doug Harrison — It's June 22, 2019 and Lanni Marchant, a seasoned runner and 2016 Olympian, is a bundle of nerves on the start line at the Toronto Pride and Remembrance Run. She also feels the nervous energy from others in the field. Racing for only the second time since May 2018, Marchant accelerates for the opening 500 metres of the five-kilometre event rather than trying to outrun the field. Soon, she wages a battle with two local runners who attempt to test Marchant's surgically repaired left hip…When initial testing determined Marchant's left foot didn't push off with power, doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota did gait analysis with nerve conduction and discovered her gait problems cleared when the hip was numbed.

Men’s Health, Not All Creatine Supplements Work. Here's How to Buy One That Does. by Brittany Risher — Most research done on the amino acid creatine shows that creatine monohydrate is the safest, most effective form of the supplement, says Andrew Jagim, Ph.D., director of sports-medicine research at the Mayo Clinic Health System. Other forms (ethyl ester, hydrochloride, magnesium chelate) are usually more expensive and don’t have the same breadth and depth of scientific backing. “Creatine is not stable in liquid solution,” Jagim explains. “That’s one reason you have to mix powders well and drink them quickly.” So skip the liquid creatine. And unless you love taking pills, skip those too.

SELF, Recurrent Yeast Infections Are the Worst—Here's How to Handle Them by Korin Miller — Recurrent yeast infections can be super frustrating. No matter what you do, they just keep coming back. You know you have a yeast infection if your vagina is constantly burning, itching, and releasing a thick, white, odorless discharge. But having chronic yeast infections is even worse—that’s when your vagina decides to be a real jerk and gives you four or more yeast infections a year, according to the Mayo Clinic.  Additional coverage: Yahoo! Lifestyle

Star Tribune, There's a new kind of tick, and it can lay 2,000 eggs at a time — For the first time in 50 years, a new species of tick has been identified in the United States, announced Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group. The Asian longhorned ticks — officially known as haemaphysalis longicornus — were discovered in New Jersey and now have spread into seven neighboring states. Poland said the longhorned tick is prolific and can lay as many as 2,000 eggs at a time. He said it is known to be an aggressive biter, causing great stress to its host. “In Asia, it causes a devastating disease called SFTS — severe fever and thrombocytopenia syndrome,” he said. “About 15% of those people have died.”

WCCO, Twin Cities Orthopedics Cuts Patients’ Opioid Use With New Prescription Guidelines by Kate Raddatz —The Mayo Clinic also revised its prescription guidelines after studying 8,000 surgical cases. They found prescribing opioid medications based on a tier-based system significantly reduced the number of prescriptions and refills. “You know there are so many causes of the opioid epidemic, but what we can do as providers is be responsible for what we prescribe,” Dr. Halena Gazelka said.

Finance and Commerce, Minnesota’s startup ecosystem by Brian Martucci — Tucked away in this year’s motley special session package at the Legislature was a bill authorizing the creation of Launch Minnesota, a $5 million public-private program to grow the state’s innovation economy. Amid partisan sniping over proposed increases to public education funding and the state gas tax, Launch Minnesota’s relatively modest investment drew low-key support from both sides of the aisle,… Medtech is a core Twin Cities strength, of course. Last year, the University of Minnesota partnered with Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, and gener8or to launch gBETA Medtech, the Twin Cities’ first medtech accelerator. gBETA Medtech will compete with incumbent accelerators like Medtech Innovator, a four-month virtual program with in-person events in San Francisco and Boston.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic Arizona: Dr. Richard Caselli - Alzheimer's disease — Pat McMahon of the Arizona Daily Mix sits down with neurologist and Associate Director of Arizona's Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Dr. Richard Caselli to discuss why Alzheimer's disease and other age-related diseases are becoming more prominent, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, and how Alzheimer's progression varies from person to person.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic Arizona: Dr. Charles Adler - Golf Yips — Pat McMahon of the Arizona Daily Mix sits down with neurologist and Co-Director of Mayo Clinic Arizona's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center Dr. Charles Adler to discuss the yips, Mayo Clinic's research on the condition and how you can mitigate the affects of the condition. Occurring most commonly in golfers, the yips cause involuntary spasms when putting.

Post-Bulletin, Heard on the Street: Mayo Clinic-spawned biotech firm leases more downtown space by Jeff Kiger — A biotech firm with deep Mayo Clinic ties is taking over the lease of street level office space in the city-owed Minnesota BioBusiness Center in downtown Rochester. A lease for 1,730 square feet of space for Rion LLC, created by Mayo Clinic's Dr. Atta Behfar and Dr. Andre Terzic, was approved by the Rochester City Council on Monday night. The additional space will be used for research and development as well as expanding Rion's lab, according to Behfar.

KAAL, The Latest on Gabby Brown's Journey to Fight Cancer — ABC 6 News has been covering the medical journey of a toddler in our area for some time. You may have caught some of these stories, or noticed the #GabbysGotThis billboards around town.  This fall, toddler Gabby Brown from Harmony was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. After five rounds of chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic without good results, her family packed up for Cincinnati for a two-month clinical trial. However, a bone marrow biopsy taken last week showed she still had cancer.

KIMT, Spreading smiles at Saint Marys by Brooke McKivergan — Living in the famous Med City, hearing about a medical breakthroughs is common...but so is hearing about tragedies. On Tuesday, kids who are staying at Saint Mary's Hospital for dozens of different reasons got the chance to step outside and get their minds off of whatever they were at the hospital for in the first place. Super athletes visited the pediatric patients and participated with them in an outdoor course. Parents of the children say to see their kids smiling and being a kid again means the world. "I probably went like 3 days without sleeping and I was stressed like, is he okay, is the nurse taking care of him? But seeing him running is like a breath of fresh air..."

KVOA Tucson, Don’t get burned by expired sunscreen — Experts are reminding you to check your sunscreen’s expiration date before you go outside. Here are a few suggestions from the Mayo Clinic…Additional coverage: WREX-TV NBC, KOBI-TV NBC

KEYC Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System hosting walk-in sports physical clinic in Mankato by Kelsey Barchenger — MCHS Mankato Orthopedic Surgeon Robert Freed joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the walk-in sports physicals taking place Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Madison East Center in Mankato.

KEYC Mankato, Troop 95 makes special delivery to Mankato hospitals by Ryan Sjoberg — Boy Scouts Troop 95 made a special delivery to some area hospitals Friday afternoon. The troop delivered 200 cancer bags in total, 100 to Mankato Clinic and 100 to Mayo Mankato. Inside the bags were crucial items in a hospital such as masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes, Kleenex, a digital thermometer and mints.

Faribault Daily News, Mayo Clinic Health System welcomes new obstetrics hospitalist by Suzy Rook — Alyssa Larish, M.D., an obstetrics hospitalist, recently joined the Obstetrics and Gynecology practice at Mayo Clinic Health System. Larish will work across multiple sites, including Austin, Faribault, Owatonna and Red Wing. She will provide labor and delivery care, inpatient acute care, and surgical services for women.

KNUJ-Radio, Mayo Clinic offering tips as hands-free cellphone law approaches — The Mayo Clinic Health System is reminding the public of the importance of staying focused behind the wheel as the hands-free cellphone law takes effect in August. Mayo says that texting while driving combines all types of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive that can actually change a person’s brain waves. Mayo offers these tips to prepare for the new law: make it a group effort by encouraging the vehicle to be a “no phone zone,” put your phone somewhere where it is out of sight and out of reach, use “airplane mode” while driving, or use the safety settings on your phone to auto-reply while you are driving.

WKBT La Crosse, Minnesota prisons to use telepsychiatry to treat rural inmates through video chat — Josh Court, Operations Manager at Mayo Clinic Health System said, "Telepyschiatry has improved greatly, so you know the provider can pick up on some of the nuances that a patient might show in that setting, just the same as they would in person visit in an office." Mayo Clinic Health System does offer telepsychiatry to patients who live in rural areas or are unable to travel.

WKBT La Crosse, Health experts remind people to check on elderly, disabled in extreme heat by Mal Meyer — "In the elderly, as with the young, their health can change quickly," said Mary Kron, R.N. at Mayo Clinic Health System. Mayo Clinic Health System offers at-home hospice care.  "On occasion, we work with clients that do not have air conditioning in their home," Kron said.

Belle Plaine Herald, Mayo Clinic in New Prague Offering $20 Sports Physicals — Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague is hosting a walk-in sports physical clinic Wednesday, July 31, from 4:45 - 6:45 p.m. at the clinic, 212 10th Ave. N.E. in New Prague. Student athletes can stop by and receive a Minnesota State High School League pre-participation physical for $20 from Mayo Clinic experts.

WPR, What To Know About Health In Your 60s — Terri Nordin, M.D., joins Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Show Host Kate Archer Kent to take live calls and discuss health issues people face when they reach their 60s.

Science, Update: Twins who were face of controversial rare disease treatment have died by Meredith Wadman — …A treatment for Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), an extremely rare and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease, performed no differently than placebo in a pivotal trial in 56 children and youths, its corporate sponsor announced on Tuesday. Perplexingly, though, the disease did not progress in either the treatment or placebo groups during the 1-year study, the company said…Marc Patterson, a child neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who has conducted NPC research and cared for NPC children for 30 years, says: “This is a disappointing result but a very important one. The question I have is: Is it truly the case that this agent is not effective, or is the result the consequence of a trial design that in retrospect might have been better?”

Everyday Health, Excess Belly Fat Poses Higher Health Risks for Some Normal Weight Women by Becky Upham — These results are in line with what we already know; that having an elevated waist circumference confers metabolic risks and increases a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, says Ekta Kapoor, MBBS, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic’s Menopause and Sexual Health Clinic, who was not involved in this research. That has been shown not only in people who are overweight, but normal weight men and women, she adds. This study is unique in that it is very large, it follows people for a long time, and it looks at a specific population, post-menopausal women, says Dr. Kapoor. “The data here is very powerful,” says Kapoor. “The majority of research on elevated waist circumference has been done on overweight or obese individuals. This study provides additional evidence that we have to stop just paying attention to body mass index alone as a marker of fat mass,” she says.

Better You, Grab perimenopause by the horns with this doctor’s 5-step plan by Jenna Glatzer — Perimenopause is a weird time—unlike when you get your first period, there’s no obvious marker that signifies you’ve started, and the symptoms vary widely between women. So you may be months or years into it before you realize what’s happening, particularly if it’s on the early side. (Most women enter perimenopause in their 40s, but some start in their 30s, and blood tests to detect whether you’ve started are unreliable.) Dr. Stephanie Faubion, the medical director of The North American Menopause Society and medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health, has five tips for recognizing and managing the symptoms of perimenopause.

Elemental, Are There Hard Limits to Human Performance? by Jeremy Sutton — …Ultimately it is likely a number of factors that contribute to how much individual athletes can push their endurance limits. According to a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physiology by anesthesiologist and physiologist Dr. Michael Joyner of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, current trends in successful marathon performance and environmental factors suggest the successful athlete is most likely to be East African and small in stature, with significant physical activity in early life and considerable exposure to higher altitudes.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Yale, Mayo Clinic to study effect of biometric data on drug development for heart failure by Jackie Drees — Yale University and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic are partnering with Bifourmis, a digital therapeutics company, to study the use of patient-measured data to determine effective drug development for heart failure patients. The study will be led by the Yale University-Mayo Clinic Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation, a joint collaboration between Yale University, Mayo Clinic and the FDA. The study is set to launch in August and will analyze biometric data of recently discharged heart failure patients, who will be screened and then monitored at home for 60 days. Additional coverage: HIT Consultant, Xtelligent Healthcare Media

Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine, Mayo Clinic, Twin Cities Orthopedics cut opioid prescriptions with new protocols — 5 details by Angie Stewart — Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., successfully reduced the number of opioids they prescribe by adopting new guidelines, according to CBS Minnesota. Five details…

Cleveland.com, 5 ways to take care of your health in extreme heat by Emily Banforth — Temperatures in Northeast Ohio are expected to hit the mid-90′s on Friday and Saturday,… Here are five ways to make sure you stay safe: Stay hydrated: Being thirsty is a sign that you’re already at risk for dehydration, according to the Mayo Clinic. Additional coverage: KMIZ ABC17

Medical Daily, Computer Use Found To Reduce Cognitive Decline Risk by Johnny Vatican — The study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), also shows the more activities an elderly person engages, the lower risk for developing MCI. "Our study took a close look at how often people participated in mentally stimulating activities in both middle age and later life, with a goal of examining when such activities may be most beneficial to the brain," said study author Dr. Yonas E. Geda of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and an AAN member.

Canton Repository, Around Town: Louisville grad learning in Mayo Clinic heart program — A local woman is working to make her summer memorable as she tries to make a difference in the world. Ohio Wesleyan University senior Landry Cowles is working at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She is assisting with laboratory research into a type of congenital heart disease. Cowles’ 12-week Mayo Clinic experience is part of the medical center’s Undergraduate Research Employment Program, an hourly paid research employee program for currently enrolled college students.

Physician’s Weekly, Reoperation Rate Down With Retropubic Sling for Incontinence — For women with recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the cumulative incidence of reoperation is significantly lower with treatment with a retropubic sling versus a transobturator sling, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Emanuel C. Trabuco, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues identified 1,881 women who underwent a sling procedure for primary SUI between 2002 and 2012 to compare reoperation rates after retropubic and transobturator sling procedures (1,551 and 330, respectively). Results were included from a covariate-matched cohort of 570 retropubic slings and 317 transobturator slings.

Herald-Tribune, At 71, he’s still outrunning the aging curve by Matthew Futterman — Charles Allie is 71 years old, and he is fast. Chances are, he is a much faster runner than you are — faster, in fact, than you ever were. Last year in Spain he broke his own world record in his age group for the 400 meters by more than a second. He crossed the tape in 57.26 seconds…Michael Joyner of the Mayo Clinic, a leading researcher of exercise and physiology, said Allie’s performances put him at the very edge of the aging curve, in which athletic performance declines at least 6% per decade. But given all the injuries sprinters are susceptible to, Allie’s crazy-slow fade is even more striking. “When you are running seven- or eight-minute miles, you’re not exploding your legs the way these guys do,” Joyner said. “Clearly he stayed fit.”

MDLinx, DEA-classified ‘safe’ pain med might be riskier than you think by John Murphy —The opioid drug tramadol is classified as safer and less addictive than other common opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone. Yet, patients prescribed tramadol postoperatively have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than patients given the other opioids, Mayo Clinic researchers reported in an article in The BMJ. “We found that people who got tramadol were just as likely as people who got hydrocodone or oxycodone to continue using opioids past the point where their surgery pain would have been expected to be resolved,” said senior author Molly Jeffery, PhD, scientific director, Division of Emergency Medicine Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. “This doesn’t tie to the idea that tramadol is less habit forming than other opioids.”

Medical Xpress, Infectious diseases A-Z: Asian longhorned tick finds its way to us — Ticks discovered in New Jersey now have spread into neighboring states. "For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has been identified in the U.S.," says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group. "Haemaphysalis longicornus, or the Asian longhorned tick, is in eight states already in the Northeast region of the U.S., primarily affecting livestock." Additional coverage: WWLP

Pulmonology Advisor, Anaphylaxis and Cardiac Arrhythmias: What Is There to Fear? by Tori Rodriguez — According to Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD, director of the Long QT Syndrome Clinic and professor of medicine, pediatrics, and molecular pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, the proclaimed treatment challenges pertaining to this scenario are exaggerated. “I do not think it’s actually that challenging. For the past 20 years in our clinic, we have recommended an Epi-Pen for our LQTS patients who have concomitant severe allergies,” for which the prevalence is the same as in the general population, he told Pulmonology Advisor.

Cancer Network, Ribociclib-Letrozole Regimen Tested in Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer by Dave Levitan — A phase II study found that the combination of ribociclib and letrozole showed promising activity in patients with estrogen receptor-positive ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. The most benefit was observed in low-grade serous ovarian cancers. “Up to 60% of ovarian tumors can be estrogen receptor (ER)-positive,” said Gerardo Colon-Otero, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Neurology Times, Risks of Opioid Use in Migraine Go Beyond Potential Abuse by Leo Robert — The use of opioids in patients with migraine is common but carries a high degree of risk. Presenters at the American Headache Society 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, held July 11–14 in Philadelphia, addressed various aspects of this growing problem. Todd Schwedt, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, participated in the MAST Study of adults with migraine, in which respondents with acute medication overuse (AMO) were significantly more likely to be taking triptans, opioids, barbiturates, and ergot alkaloids and significantly less likely to be taking NSAIDs than those not overusing medications. AMO was associated with higher symptom severity scores, pain intensity, and rates of cutaneous allodynia.

Healio, Community-based mobile intervention improves CV health in black adults — A community-based wellness program that integrates the use of a mobile app improved the CV health of black adults, according to research presented at the American Society for Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Prevention. The research was selected as the winning Young Investigator poster at this year’s meeting. LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FASPC, cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues analyzed data from 50 black adults (70% women) recruited from five predominantly black churches who used a mobile app as part of a mobile health lifestyle intervention. The intervention duration was 10 weeks, with participant follow-up conducted at 28 weeks post-intervention.

MedPage Today, Golfers: A Cure for the 'Yips'?  — In this exclusive MedPage Today video, Charles Adler, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains that golfers who have a dystonic etiology of the yips have improved with the drug propranolol. At the 2019 American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Philadelphia, he described his research.

Medscape, Overweight, Obesity in 'Early Old Age' Tied to Cortical Thinning by Pauline Anderson — Commenting on the study for Medscape Medical News, David Knopman, MD, a clinical neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who is involved in research involving late-life cognitive disorders, called the study "a thoughtful analysis." The finding of an association between measures of obesity and thinner cerebral cortices is "key," said Knopman. "Cortical thickness is an important measure of brain health, and its integrity is essential for preserved cognitive function later in life." Although the mechanism by which obesity leads to cortical thinning is unclear, the association is "relevant for current public health concerns because of the obesity epidemic," said Knopman. 

Medscape, Novel Agent May Ease Circadian Rhythm Disorder in Alzheimer's by Megan Brooks — …This was a "very detailed phase 2 [study] with some promising results," said briefing moderator David Knopman, MD, a clinical neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and member of the Alzheimer's Association Medical and Scientific Advisory Group. The drug led to "positive alteration of the sleep-wake cycle and the results will inform a larger phase 3 study going forward that will be more definitive," said Knopman.

Alzforum, Can Researchers Detect Dementia With Lewy Bodies at the Prodromal Stage? — “We’re introducing the concept of prodromal DLB, but we need more research to fully define it,” Kejal Kantarci of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Alzforum. At the moment, a diagnosis of prodromal DLB would be used only for research studies, not in clinical practice, she added.

Alzforum, New Tool Kit Helps Physicians Recognize and Manage Lewy Body Dementias —Researchers in Las Vegas called this an important advance, and one of the most exciting things they heard at the conference. “The DIAMOND-Lewy project is truly impressive in scope and detail. The recommendations are comprehensive, which will surely enable more optimal management of these complex patients,” Bradley Boeve of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Alzforum.

Alzforum, Consortia Assemble Worldwide to Take on Lewy Body Dementia — Other smaller U.S. studies complement this research. Columbia University has established an ethnically diverse cohort of 160 DLB patients who will be followed annually and autopsied after death. The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, will collect several types of longitudinal imaging data, including amyloid and tau, on a separate cohort of 90 DLB patients to find what markers best correlate with diagnosis and progression.

Revista Noticias, Nuevos estudios anti vejez: cómo vivir hasta los 100 años  by Andrea Gentil — Article on Dr. James Kirkland’s Research on senescent cells.

Cabecera (Mexico), Realizan cirugías altruistas en el Hospital Puerta de Hierro — Por segundo año consecutivo en el Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro, se realizaron cirugías de manera altruista a dos pacientes que no contaban con el recurso económico. El doctor Alfredo Quiñones Presidente del departamento de cirugía neurológica en el campus Mayo Clinic en Florida y fundador de Mission Brain y el centro medico Puerta de Hierro ofrecieron atención quirúrgica a dos mujeres. (Article on Dr. Quiñones’ surguries in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico posted at the time of an international neurosurgery symposium).

If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

To unsubscribe: To remove your name from the global distribution list, send an email to Emily Blahnik with the subject: UNSUBSCRIBE from Mayo Clinic in the News. 

Editors: Emily BlahnikKarl Oestreich

Tags: aerospace medicine, alzheimer's disease, belly fat, Bifourmis, blood pressure, Cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, cognitive decline, creatinine, dementia, diet, Dr. Alyssa Larish, Dr. Andre Terzic, Dr. Andrew Jagim, Dr. Atta Behfar, Dr. Charles Adler, Dr. David Knopman, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dr. Edward R. Laskowski, Dr. Ekta Kapoor, Dr. Emanuel C. Trabuco, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Gregory Poland, Dr. Halena Gazelka, Dr. LaPrincess C. Brewer, Dr. Marc Patterson, Dr. Michael J. Ackerman, Dr. Molly Jeffery, Dr. Richard Caselli, Dr. Robert Freed, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, Dr. Terri Nordin, Dr. Todd Schwedt, Dr. Venkatesh Bellamkonda, Dr. Yonas E. Geda, exercise, extreme heat, Gabby Brown, gBETA Medtech, hands-free cellphone, heart attack, heat stroke, hip surgery, incontinence, Josh Court, Lanni Marchant, Lyme disease, Mary Kron, measles virus, menopause, Niemann-Pick Type C, opioids, Perimenopause, retropubic sling, Saudi German Hospital Cairo, sunscreen, telepsychiatry, ticks, Uncategorized, Women's Health, yeast infections, Yips

Contact Us · Privacy Policy