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  • Mayo Clinic Upper Digestive Disease Survey Rochester, MN

    The Mayo Clinic Upper Digestive Disease Survey has been created in order to have a consistent evaluation tools for patients undergoing esophageal reconstruction or treatment  or patients that are experiencing an upper digestive disease in order to standardize and validate outcome measures.  Data will be used to establish the validation of the questionnaires/survey.  Data will also lead to the establishment of “normal” or expected scores for patients undergoing each type of esophagectomy procedure and for upper digestive diseases.  Data will contribute to creating treatment algorithms for symptom management for upper digestive diseases and for post-operative complications and symptoms as ...

  • A Study of Pre-Surgery Inspiratory Muscle Training for Patients who will have Surgery on Their Esophagus Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to get definite evidence for the effectiveness of a short preoperative inspiratory muscle training protocol on the level of sickness and recovery of patients who are having the surgical removal of a portion of the esophagus.

  • A Study of Quality of Life Following the Surgical Removal of Part of the Esophagus for Achalasia Rochester, MN

    The aim of this study is to assess quality of life in patients following esophageal resection for achalasia.

  • Yield and Quality of Genetic Analytes (DNA and RNA) Extracted from Esophageal Tissues after Esophagectomy Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to learn about why esophageal cancer develops. We would like to test the tissue to find out which way of saving esophageal tissue gives us the best information (DNA and RNA) to use for future studies and collect a blood sample to use as a comparison for normal and tumor DNA.

  • Progenitor Cells in Human Esophagus Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to better understand how esophageal cells change with age.

  • Post-Surgical Based Efforts to Reduce Preventable Readmissions and Optimize Length of Stay Rochester, MN

    The investigators believe that the lessons learned from studies regarding 30-day and 90-day readmission are primarily due to failure of early symptom recognition, and medical error. Through the aid of remote monitoring and early symptom detection, the hypothesis for the current proposal is that interventions can be recommended in an earlier, remote fashion that may result in earlier post-surgical discharge, prevent decompensation, and prevent increased readmissions that have been associated with decreased LOS in other surgical populations.


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