Search Tag: Mayo Clinic

ICU Management

New-onset Diabetes After Acute and Critical Illness

2017 09 May

The degree of in-hospital hyperglycaemia in acute and critically ill patients increases susceptibility to new-onset diabetes after hospitalisation, according to a systematic review published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.   "We found a stepwise increase in the prevalence of new-onset diabetes, with 28 percent of patients with severe hyperglycaemia developing... Read more

ICU Management

EHR-Integrated Automated SOFA Score Calculator

2017 11 Apr

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed an algorithm for sepsis detection based on the new Sepsis-3 definition. Their near real-time automated Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scoring has strong agreement with manual score calculation and may be useful for the detection of sepsis utilising the new Sepsis-3 definition. The study will appear... Read more

Executive Health Management

Mayo Clinic: 9 Ways to Prevent Doctor Burnout

2016 22 Nov

  Burnout is one of the most urgent problems facing healthcare management with staff under pressure from a punishing workload that can lead to depression, substance abuse, poor performance and even suicide. Mayo Clinic has released a paper suggesting nine economical strategies it has implemented to tackle this critical problem. “The reality... Read more

Executive Health Management

Even Top CMS Performers Want Star Rating Reform

2016 24 Oct

Mayo Clinic was one of a handful of healthcare facilities in the U.S. that was awarded a five-star rating by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in ratings released in July on the latter’s Hospital Compare website. It may come as a surprise then that the hospital, recognised by CMS for its quality, is concerned about... Read more

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... 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 10 Dec

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

2016 11 Mar

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