Search Tag: Mayo Clinic

IMAGING Management

Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival For Pancreatic Cancer

2016 31 May

Tumours have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels in about a third of all pancreatic cancer patients, with conventional wisdom suggesting that surgery to remove the tumours is rarely an option, and life expectancy is usually measured in months. Now, Mayo Clinic has teamed up oncologists, radiologists, gastrointestinal and... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

2016 11 Apr

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the results of the clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group... Read more

Cardiology Management

The Heart Beat of Cardiology: Practical Application of Echocardiography

2015 11 Sep

Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development is an accredited, not-for-profit school within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Mayo Clinic believes that the needs of the patient come first. Therefore, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development maintains a commitment to and tradition of developing and maintaining distinguished educational... Read more

Cardiology Management

Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers

2015 09 Sep

Echo Revolution is designed to provide a practical review of the current uses and limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, Doppler and color flow imaging in the assessment of adult myocardial, ischemic, pericardial, and valvular disease. Traditional topics in the field of echocardiography including assessment of systolic and diastolic function,... Read more

IT Management

Mayo Clinic and Hootsuite: Staff Social Media Training

2015 06 Sep

Mayo Clinic has partnered with Hootsuite to expand the healthcare group's social media education programme. Through this partnership, the two organisations will offer online and in-person educational tools to help healthcare professionals throughout the world learn how to connect with patients via different social media platforms, such as Facebook,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cancer Drug Costs Need to Drop

2015 08 Aug

In a manifesto, a group of eminent oncologists note how the steep prices of cancer drugs are affecting the care of patients with cancer. They cite data showing that in 2014 all new FDA-approved cancer drugs were priced above $120,000 per year of use. They are calling for a reduction in drug prices.  While the skyrocketing drug prices may be driving... Read more

Executive Health Management

Organisational Leadership Impacts Physician Wellbeing

2015 27 May

While the importance of good leadership to the success of healthcare organisations is increasingly recognised, its direct effect on the professional satisfaction and burnout of individual physicians is poorly understood. A survey of physicians and scientists working at Mayo Clinic was conducted to evaluate the impact of organisational leadership on... Read more

IMAGING Management

Lower Smoking Rate But Higher Lung Cancer Mortality?

2015 26 Feb

A decrease in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they do not qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a Mayo Clinic-led study reported in JAMA. Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography is recommended for high-risk individuals by professional associations,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Hazards of Working in Interventional Labs

2015 26 Feb

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that frequent use of lead aprons to protect medical professionals in the interventional lab and radiology departments from radiation exposure is associated with increased musculoskeletal pain. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (MN, USA) surveyed employees to determine... Read more

IT Management

Facing Facts: Google Unveils New View of Medical Searches

2015 12 Feb

Google announced this week that it plans to improve the way that medical information is presented during online searches. One in every 20 Google searches are related to health, according to the company. The hope is that curious healthcare consumers will be better served by the dissemination of accurate, physician-verified data in an environment of rampant... Read more

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