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2013-09-24 13:18:13

Sulfasalazine, a drug commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. The study also found that the medication may be associated with a higher risk of diarrhea than a placebo when used during radiation therapy to the pelvis. The results were presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual...

2013-09-17 23:02:22

Mayo will add medical technology transfer expertise and intellectual property to second installation of competition. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic announced today that Mayo will become a technology transfer participant to join Arizona Furnace, the startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial teams using designated research discoveries and intellectual property as the basis for new companies. As ASU and its current partners...

2013-09-05 23:20:08

Delight 2013 has announced a new full-day healthcare experience design workshop featuring speakers from the Mayo Clinic, Zoomcare, and OHSU. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Delight 2013, a two-day customer experience conference in Portland, Oregon, October 7-8, 2013, has announced a new full-day healthcare experience design workshop featuring speakers from the Mayo Clinic, Zoomcare, and OHSU. The full day workshop explores how patient-centered thinking can enable better...

2013-08-14 11:56:21

Mayo Clinic-led international study challenges long-held belief Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it is safer to "watch and wait" until a patient has symptoms, such as shortness of breath. This is the largest study to show that patients who...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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