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  • Oct 26, 2011
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  1. Monday, August 11, 2014Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Do You Need It, Or Can You Afford to Wait?

    Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder removal and who can go home and schedule surgery at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question, and it [...]

  2. Thursday, July 31, 2014Algorithm Reduces Use of CT Scans when Diagnosing Children with Appendicitis ROCHESTER, Minn. — Implementation of an algorithm aimed to diagnose pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis reduces the utilization of computed tomography (CT) scans, without affecting diagnostic accuracy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center researchers have found. The study was recently published in the journal Surgery. Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdominal pain in [...]

  3. Wednesday, July 16, 2014Why Some With Alzheimer’s Die Without Cognitive Impairment, While Others Do? A Third Protein Provides Clue Since the time of Dr. Alois Alzheimer himself, two proteins (beta-amyloid (Aβ) and tau) have become tantamount to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But a Mayo Clinic study challenges the perception that these are the only important proteins accounting for the clinical features of the devastating disease. In a large clinico-imaging [...]

  4. Monday, July 14, 2014Arizona Pop Warner and Mayo Spearhead Youth Sports-Related Injuries Research

    PHOENIX — In response to growing concerns about concussions and head injuries in youth sports, Arizona Pop Warner Football and Cheer and Mayo Clinic have announced a groundbreaking collaboration that will provide intensive medical research about the effects of sports-related injuries. As part of the program, all participants ages 10 years and older in Arizona Pop Warner’s [...]

  5. Thursday, July 10, 2014Mayo Clinic Calls for Standardization of Safe Imaging Protocols for Children

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children receive The Right Exam, ordered The Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse and misuse of imaging change the benefit-risk ratio and Mayo Clinic is leading a collaborative effort to ensure a national protocol is put into action. The [...]

  6. Tuesday, July 01, 2014Proton therapy has advantages over IMRT for advanced head and neck cancers, Mayo study finds

    Rochester, Minn. -- A new study by radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic comparing the world’s literature on outcomes of proton beam therapy in the treatment of a variety of advanced head and neck cancers of the skull base compared to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has found that proton beam therapy significantly improved disease free [...]

  7. Tuesday, July 01, 2014Mayo Clinic Researchers Reveal Treasure Trove of Genes Key to Kidney Cancer

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A genomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer, from 72 patients has uncovered 31 genes that are key to development, growth and spread of the cancer, say researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida. Eight of these genes had not been previously linked to [...]

  8. Tuesday, June 24, 2014Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Gene in Brain Linked to Kidney Cancer

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A gene known to control brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida are reporting. Their study, published in Cancer Research, reveals that the gene NPTX2, plays an essential role in this cancer [...]

  9. Monday, June 23, 2014Mustaches, Home Oxygen Therapy, Sparks Do Not Mix

    June is Home Safety Month; July 4 fireworks also cause for special attention to risk Facial hair and home oxygen therapy can prove a dangerously combustible combination, a Mayo Clinic report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds. To reach that conclusion, researchers reviewed home oxygen therapy-related burn cases and experimented with [...]

  10. Sunday, June 22, 2014Twitter Chats Connect Medical Experts

    Twitter boasts hundreds of millions of subscribers. So, why wouldn't doctors with important news to share about treatment see if they could get the word out with a few well-worded tweets? Take a discussion recently on immunotherapy and ways medicine can work with our immune systems to fight cancer. Here's Dennis Douda with the Mayo [...]