Items Tagged ‘HealthCanal’

April 26, 2013

Mayo Clinic Creates Institution-Wide Electronic Prolonged QT Interval Warning System

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Using a one-of-a-kind computer-aided program, Mayo Clinic has developed and implemented a Mayo-wide electronic warning system to identify patients at risk of QT-related deaths from an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system. The system informs all physicians, regardless of their specialty or QT awareness, if their patient’s ECG activated the QT alarm. In addition, the […]

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Tags: alarm, computer program, ECG, electrocardiogram, electronic warning system, HealthCanal, QT death


April 22, 2013

Study to Treat Deadly Form of Thyroid Cancer Shows Promise, Mayo Clinic Says

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A combination of therapies may prove to be a promising advance for the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer based on results of a phase I clinical trial, say researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida…”This is good news, because we did not reach a maximum tolerated dose, meaning that the drug is well tolerated,” says the […]

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Tags: anaplastic thyroid cancer, clinical trial, Dr. Robert Smallridge, HealthCanal, thyroid cancer, treatment


February 22, 2013

New Mayo Clinic protocol allows for MRI in select pacemaker patients

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A new protocol at Mayo Clinic in Arizona allows select patients to have an MRI exam even though they have a pacemaker…”While it is likely that, in the next decade, MRI-conditional pacemakers will become standard, there is a large population of patients who in the interim may require MRI scanning,” says Win-Kuang Shen, M.D., a cardiac electrophysiologist and […]

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Tags: Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dr. Win-Kuang Shen, HealthCanal, MRI, pacemaker


January 9, 2013

Brief Class on Easy-To-Miss Precancerous Polyps Ups Detection

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Mayo study shows, Most people know a colonoscopy requires some preparation by the patient. Now, a Mayo Clinic physician suggests an additional step to lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Ask for your doctor’s success rate detecting easy-to-miss polyps called adenomas…Recently, the Mayo Clinic in Florida developed a two-hour course designed to increase a doctor’s ADR rate in order to reduce […]

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Tags: adenomas, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, endoscopsists, HealthCanal


October 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Expert Offers Marathon Tips to Stay Healthy Before the Big Race

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No matter how long or diligently runners train before a marathon, they invariably cross the finish line with some mark of the endurance test they’ve just experienced. To help alleviate injuries and stay healthy on race day, Ed Laskowski, M.D., co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, offers runners prerace tips for a rewarding […]

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Tags: Dr. Ed Laskowski, HealthCanal, marathon runners, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center


September 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Reaches 1,000th Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Milestone

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The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona recently reached a milestone by performing its 1,000th adult bone marrow transplant. Mayo Clinic’s BMT program, in collaboration with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, is the largest BMT program in Arizona… “This milestone represents Mayo Clinic’s commitment to the highest-quality care for these extremely compromised patients, […]

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Tags: Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Roberta Adams, HealthCanal, Pheonix Children's Hospital


June 18, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Confused About Prostate Cancer Screening? Mayo Clinic Expert Helps Explain the Latest

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There is a lot of conflicting advice about prostate cancer screening. A recent U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen testing, regardless of age, has added to men’s confusion about how to protect themselves from a cancer that hits roughly 240,000 new patients every year and claims 28,000 lives…Mayo Clinic urologists recommend a […]

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Tags: antigen testing, HealthCanal, prostate cancer, U.S. Preventative Services Task Force


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