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2013-06-14 13:56:10

Mayo Clinic and Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University researchers have partnered on a study showing that Peruvian physicians rarely sought to involve their patients in shared decision-making regarding medical care. This was true for physicians at public and private clinics. The findings are being discussed in Lima, Peru, at ISDM 2013, an international conference on globalizing shared decision-making held from June 16-19. "Some evidence suggests involving patients in decisions decreases...

2012-04-11 14:46:04

Patients who went to the emergency room with chest pain but were at low risk for a heart attack were less likely to seek more tests after their conditions were explained to them using an educational tool known as a decision aid, a Mayo Clinic study found. The findings are published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Chest pain is the No. 2 reason people seek emergency care at U.S. hospitals. It accounts for about $8 billion in health...

2012-01-05 12:31:45

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in a non-critical care setting Hyperglycemia, or having high glucose levels in the blood, is a common, serious and costly health care problem in hospitalized patients. Today, The Endocrine Society released a clinical practice guideline (CPG) providing recommendations for practical and safe glycemic targets and describing protocols and system improvements required to...

2011-03-18 14:54:42

Research: Comparative cardiovascular effects of thiazolidinediones: Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies A new study published on bmj.com today adds to mounting evidence that rosiglitazone - a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes - is associated with an increased risk of major heart problems. It finds that rosiglitazone is associated with significantly higher odds of congestive heart failure, heart attack and death compared with a similar drug (pioglitazone)....

2010-11-29 18:32:48

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees recently honored four new Mayo Clinic named professors. Claude Deschamps, M.D., is recognized as the Joseph I. and Barbara Ashkins Professor of Surgery. Dr. Deschamps serves as chair and a consultant in the Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic. The professorship was established in 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Ashkins, of Dunedin, Fla. Dr. Ashkins was a prominent surgeon at Milford Hospital in Massachusetts. After the couple retired to Florida, friends introduced them...

2010-04-01 11:28:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Want to find ways that may help prevent illness naturally, for a fraction of the cost of a trip to the doctor? Interested in taking control of your health with evidence-based practices that complement conventional medicine? Mayo Clinic, a leading authority on health and nutrition, presents Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine, a reliable and easy-to-understand resource on alternative medicine. Full of the latest medical research from the esteemed...

2010-03-24 09:05:43

An international study of nearly 100 clinical trials that were stopped early due to positive treatment effects has found that many of those effects were exaggerated. The authors of the study -- published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association -- recommend that researchers resist pressures to end clinical trials early and continue trials for longer periods before even considering premature termination. "Our research shows that in most cases early stopping of...

2010-02-05 09:28:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerphase has entered into a collaboration with Mayo Clinic to speed the introduction of new medical treatments developed by the biopharmaceutical industry. The Company addressed the root causes historically plaguing the clinical trials process: the lack of a systematic, structured approach for evaluating and optimizing protocols and the tremendous burdens associated with trial start-up administration. Clinical testing of new medical therapies...

2009-10-28 15:22:56

The design of a consultation room can improve the quality of a visit to the physician's office. A collaborative research study developed by Nurture by Steelcase and Mayo Clinic, was conducted to understand the extent to which a consultation room designed to support present-day clinical encounters could affect the consultation between patients and clinicians. The results of this randomized trial, the first of its kind, will appear in the October issue of Health Environments Research and Design...

2009-10-16 09:10:00

Mayo Clinic clinicians and designers, along with colleagues from other institutions, have developed and tested a tool to involve patients more in their diabetes treatment and medication choices. The tool, a set of decision aid cards, could help patients make decisions involving their disease and perhaps lead to better outcomes. The results of this randomized trial are in September's issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Victor Montori, M.D., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist in Rochester, is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.