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July 29th, 2014

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Lumpectomy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a time of many decisions.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin looks at lumpectomy procedures.

To listen, click the link below.

Lumpectomy

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Familia Bacardi faz doação para contribuir com avanço da pesquisa da medicina regenerativa na Mayo Clinic

By Kevin Punsky

JACKSONVILLE, Flórida — Imagine que no futuro pode ser possível criar novo pulmão, usando o próprio material celular do paciente; ou um dia em que será possível repor com uma injeção células que permitam curar uma lesão no cérebro, nos nervos ou em outros tecidos.

 

 

A medicina regenerativa não é mais ficção científica. É uma doação substancial de Jorge e Leslie Bacardi, das Bahamas,  irá acelerar significativamente as pesquisas do Centro de Medicina Regenerativa da Clínica Mayo, em Jacksonville, na Flórida.

Jorge and Leslie Bacardi

Leslie and Jorge Bacardi

Jorge Bacardi, cuja família vem fabricando rum e outras bebidas destiladas há 150 anos, sofre desde a infância de discinesia ciliar primária, doença que debilita o pulmão, que quase acabou com sua vida. Um transplante de pulmão duplo no campus da Flórida da Clínica Mayo, em 2008, permitiu que tivesse sua primeira respiração de ar completa aos 64 anos de idade.

“A medicina regenerativa é um passo extraordinário na evolução da humanidade”, disse Jorge Bacardi. “É uma grande honra para Leslie e para mim podermos nos associar à Clínica Mayo no desenvolvimento de tal avanço no campo da medicina”, declarou.

A medicina regenerativa busca as causas básicas das doenças, ao desenvolver maneiras de rejuvenescer o corpo, usando seus processos naturais de autocura; substituir células danificadas por células saudáveis, derivadas do próprio paciente (evitando rejeições do sistema imunológico); e regenerar a função ao aplicar células específicas ou produtos celulares.

Os pesquisadores de medicina regenerativa da Mayo estão alvejando problemas em todo o corpo, incluindo doença cardíaca, acidente vascular cerebral, doença de Alzheimer e ferimentos traumáticos que afetam combatentes veteranos. Alguns estudos estão em estágio inicial. Outros, em fase de estudos clínicos com pacientes.

Os pesquisadores já podem diferenciar células-tronco na pele, cérebro, pulmão.  Por exemplo, as células da própria pele do paciente podem ser coletadas, reprogramadas em laboratório para receberem determinadas características e, então, reinjentadas no paciente, para tratar doenças em várias partes do corpo.

Leslie Bacardi diz que ela e o marido se impressionaram com um segmento do programa “Nightline”, do canal de TV americana ABC, que mostrou tecido de um coração em funcionamento, que os pesquisadores da Clínica Mayo desenvolveram a partir de um tecido da pele de um dos repórteres do programa.

“Isso, para nós, foi bastante surpreendente”, disse Leslie Bacardi. “Nós realmente pensamos, sinceramente, que no futuro, a Clínica Mayo vai fazer isso acontecer. Pense em uma paciente com doença de Lou Gehrig ou diabetes. Vamos conseguir livrá-los dessas doenças? Espero que sim.

“A medicina regenerativa é, para nós, um investimento no futuro e no futuro da medicina. Pode levar algum tempo para colher quaisquer benefícios, mas quando eles vierem, o investimento vai parecer pequeno. O entusiasmo com que olhamos para a frente, para enxergar os avanços da medicina regenerativa, irá nos manter esperançosos por soluções para muitos mistérios médicos”, afirmou.

A doação dos Bacardi irá criar o Fundo Jorge e Leslie Bacardi em Medicina Regenerativa, com homenagem ao médico Cesar A. Keller, que cuidou do tratamento de Jorge Bacardi antes e depois do transplante de pulmão duplo e que, atualmente, está envolvido na pesquisa de medicina regenerativa para o pulmão.

A doação também será usada para acelerar o trabalho de medicina regenerativa no campus da Clínica Mayo na Flórida e irá colocar Jorge e Leslie Bacardi no cargo de diretores associados do Centro de Medicina Regenerativa da Flórida, uma posição ocupada, atualmente, pelo médico Thomas A. Gonwa.

“Somos muito gratos pela doação dos Bacardi, que irá acelerar muito nossa capacidade de fornecer soluções de medicina regenerativa a pacientes”, diz Thomas Gonwa, que também é presidente do Departamento de Transplante da Clínica Mayo na Flórida. “A generosidade dos Bacardis irá nos ajudar a transformar o tratamento médico de pessoas com alguns dos mais difíceis problemas de tratar”, afirmou.

A familia Bacardi já havia doado anteriormente recursos para a doação para a construção da “Gabriel House of Care”, no campus da Clínica Mayo em Jacksonville, Flórida, para fornecer hospedagem acessível, por longo período e em um ambiente com facilidades, a pacientes visitantes de transplante e oncologia de radiação. O nome homenageia Christopher Mark Gregory, que perdeu sua vida com a idade de 19 anos e cuja doação de órgão possibilitou a Jorge Bacardi receber seu transplante. Antes de conhecer seu doador do órgão por nome, Jorge Barcardi escreveu uma carta de gratidão à família do doador, no qual se referiu a Christopher Gregory como “Gabriel”, seu anjo salvador.

Para mais informações sobre medicina regenerativa na Clínica Mayo de Jacksonville, Flórida, contate o departamento de Serviços Internacionais pelo telefone 1-904-953-7000 ou envie e-mail para intl.mcj@mayo.edu. Para mais informações em português, visite mayoclinic.org/portuguese/.

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Bacardi hace significativo aporte a la investigación de Mayo Clinic en Medicina Regenerativa

By Kevin Punsky

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Imagine un futuro en el que se cultiva un nuevo pulmón   para un paciente que lo necesita, usando el propio material celular del afectado. O un día en el que una inyección de células de reemplazo permitirá a un paciente auto-curar su daño en el cerebro, nervios u otros tejidos.

 

La medicina regenerativa ya no es más ciencia-ficción, y un considerable regalo de Jorge y Leslie Bacardi, de las Bahamas, acelerará significativamente la investigación del Centro de la Clínica Mayo para la Medicina Regenerativa, en Jacksonville, Florida.

Jorge and Leslie Bacardi

Leslie and Jorge Bacardi

Jorge Bacardi, cuya familia ha fabricado ron y otros licores durante 150 años, sufrió, desde su niñez, discinesia ciliar primaria, una enfermedad pulmonar debilitante que casi acabó con su vida. Un trasplante doble de pulmón en el campus de la Florida de la Clínica Mayo, en 2008, le permitió tomar su primera bocanada llena de aire a los 64 años de edad.

"La medicina regenerativa es un paso extraordinario en la evolución de la humanidad", dice Jorge Bacardi. "Para Leslie y para mí es un gran honor poder unirnos a la Clínica Mayo en el desarrollo de tal avance”.

La medicina regenerativa está abordando las causas profundas de la enfermedad y de la discapacidad mediante el desarrollo de formas de rejuvenecer el cuerpo usando sus procesos naturales de auto-curación; reemplazando células dañadas por células sanas extraídas del paciente (evitando el rechazo del sistema inmune); y regenerando la función mediante la aplicación de células específicas o productos de células.

Los investigadores de medicina regenerativa de la Clínica Mayo están estableciendo como punto focal las condiciones de todo el organismo, incluyendo enfermedades del corazón, infarto cerebral, enfermedad de Alzheimer y lesiones traumáticas que afectan a los veteranos de guerra. Algunos estudios están en las primeras etapas. Otros se encuentran en ensayos clínicos con pacientes.

Los científicos ahora pueden diferenciar las células madre en la piel, cerebro, pulmón y muchos otros tipos de células. Por ejemplo, las propias células de la piel de un paciente pueden ser recolectadas, reprogramadas en un laboratorio para darles ciertas características y luego devueltas al paciente para el tratamiento de enfermedades en varios lugares del cuerpo.

Leslie Bacardi cuenta que la pareja quedó impactada por un programa nocturno de noticias en televisión, de la cadena ABC, que mostraba tejido de corazón palpitante que investigadores de la Clínica Mayo habían desarrollado a partir del tejido de la piel de uno de los periodistas del programa "Nightline".

"Eso, para nosotros, fue simplemente alucinante", expresa Leslie Bacardi. "Sinceramente pensamos que eso es el futuro y que la Clínica Mayo lo hará realidad. Piense en un paciente con la enfermedad de Lou Gehrig, o con diabetes; ¿vamos a deshacernos de esa enfermedad en ellos? Yo espero que sí”.

"La medicina regenerativa es para nosotros una inversión en nuestro futuro y en el futuro de la medicina. Puede tomar un tiempo cosechar los beneficios, pero cuando esos beneficios lleguen, harán que la inversión parezca pequeña. El entusiasmo con el que miramos el avance de la medicina regenerativa nos mantendrá esperanzados en soluciones a los muchos misterios médicos".

El regalo de los Bacardi establecerá el Fondo Jorge y Leslie Bacardi en Medicina Regenerativa en honor a Cesar A. Keller, M.D., el médico que atendió a Jorge Bacardi antes y después de su doble trasplante de pulmón, y que actualmente participa en la investigación de medicina regenerativa de este órgano.

Su obsequio también se utilizará para acelerar el trabajo de la medicina regenerativa en el campus de la Clínica Mayo de Florida, y establecerá el cargo de Director Asociado del Centro de Medicina Regenerativa de Florida Jorge y Leslie Bacardi, posición que actualmente ocupa el Thomas A. Gonwa, M.D.

Estamos muy agradecidos por el regalo de los Bacardi, que activará, en gran medida, nuestra capacidad para ofrecer soluciones de medicina regenerativa a los pacientes", manifiesta el Dr. Gonwa, quien también es presidente del Departamento de Trasplantes de la Clínica Mayo en Florida. "La generosidad de los Bacardi nos ayudará a transformar la atención médica hacia las personas que presentan algunas de las condiciones de salud más difíciles de tratar”.

El último regalo de los Bacardi se basa en su generosidad. Ellos, junto con otros miembros de la familia, hicieron la donación principal para construir la Casa de Atención Gabriel, en el campus de la Clínica Mayo en Jacksonville, Florida, para proporcionar estadías accesibles de largo plazo y un entorno propicio para visitar a los pacientes oncológicos que reciben radiación y a los trasplantados. El nombre hace honor a Christopher Marcos Gregorio, quien perdió la vida a los 19 años, y cuyo regalo de la donación de órganos permitió a Jorge Bacardi recibir su trasplante. Antes de que Jorge Bacardi conociera el nombre de sudonante,  escribió una sentida carta de agradecimiento a la familia del donador en la que se refirió a Christopher Gregory como "Gabriel", su ángel salvador.

Para más información acerca de los tratamientos regenerativos disponibles en Clínica Mayo en Jacksonville, Florida, llamar al departamento de Servicios Internacionales al teléfono (904) 953-7000 o enviar un email a intl.mcj@mayo.edu.

Para más información en español, visite mayoclinic.org/espanol.

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CONTACTO: Guta Bacelar, 305-598-0125, gbacelar@bellsouth.net

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Bacardi’s Gift to Significantly Advance Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Research

By Kevin Punsky

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a future in which a new lung is grown for a patient in need, using the patient’s own cellular material, or a day when an injection of replacement cells will enable a patient to self-heal damage in the brain, nerves or other tissues.

 

Regenerative medicine is no longer science fiction, and a substantial gift from Jorge and Leslie Bacardi of the Bahamas will significantly accelerate the research of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine on the Florida campus.

Jorge and Leslie Bacardi

Jorge and Leslie Bacardi

Jorge Bacardi, whose family has manufactured rum and other spirits for 150 years, suffered since childhood with primary ciliary dyskinesia, a debilitating lung disease that nearly ended his life. A double lung transplant at Mayo’s Florida campus in 2008 enabled him to take his first full breath of air at age 64.

“Regenerative medicine is an extraordinary step in the evolution of mankind,” says Jorge Bacardi. “It is for Leslie and I a great honor to be able to join Mayo Clinic in the development of such an advancement in the medical field."

Regenerative medicine is addressing the root causes of disease and disability by developing ways to rejuvenate the body using its natural self-healing processes; replace damaged cells with healthy ones derived from the patient (avoiding immune system rejection); and regenerate function by applying specific cells or cell products.

Mayo’s regenerative medicine researchers are targeting conditions throughout the body, including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic injuries that affect combat veterans. Some studies are in the earliest stages. Others are in clinical trials with patients.

Researchers now can differentiate stem cells into skin, brain, lung and many other types of cells. For example, a patient's own skin cells may be collected, reprogrammed in a laboratory to give them certain characteristics, and then delivered back to the patient to treat diseases at various places within the body.

Leslie Bacardi says the couple was amazed by a segment on ABC’s “Nightline,” a late-night television news program, which showed beating heart tissue that Mayo Clinic researchers had developed from the skin tissue of one of the program’s reporters.

“That, to us, was just mind-boggling,” Leslie Bacardi says. “We really sincerely think that’s the future, and Mayo Clinic will make it happen. Think about a patient with Lou Gehrig’s disease, or diabetes. Are we going to get rid of that disease for them? I hope so.

“Regenerative medicine is for us an investment in our future and the future of medicine.  It may take a while to reap any benefits but when those benefits do come, it will make the investment seem small. The excitement with which we look forward to the advancement of regenerative medicine will keep us hopeful for solutions to many medical mysteries.”

The Bacardis’ gift will establish the Jorge and Leslie Bacardi Fund in Regenerative Medicine honoring Cesar A. Keller, M.D., the physician who provided care to Jorge Bacardi before and after his double lung transplant and who is currently involved in regenerative medicine lung research.

Their gift also will be used to accelerate regenerative medicine work on the Mayo Clinic Florida campus, and will establish the Jorge and Leslie Bacardi Associate Director for the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Florida, a position currently held by Thomas A. Gonwa, M.D.

We are very grateful for the Bacardis’ gift, which will greatly accelerate our ability to provide regenerative medicine solutions to patients,” says Dr. Gonwa, who is also chair of the Department of Transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Florida. “The Bacardis’ generosity will help us transform medical care for people with some of the most difficult-to-treat conditions.”

The Bacardis’ latest gift builds upon their generosity. They, with other family members, made the lead gift to build the Gabriel House of Care on Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, to provide affordable, long-term housing and a supportive environment for visiting transplant and radiation oncology patients.The name honors Christopher Mark Gregory, who lost his life at age 19, and whose gift of organ donation enabled Jorge Bacardi to receive his transplant. Before Jorge Bacardi knew his organ donor by name, he wrote a heartfelt letter of gratitude to the donor family in which he referred to Christopher Gregory as "Gabriel," his saving angel.

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Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.org, MayoClinic.org or newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kevin Punsky, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 904-953-0746, Email: punsky.kevin@mayo.edu

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Mayo Clinic Radio: Dizziness

By McCray

Are you feeling dizzy, disoriented, lightheaded and/or anxious?

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, August 2 at 9 A.M. CT, we'll discuss one of the most common reasons people visit a physician — dizziness.  Chair of the Division of Audiology at Mayo Clinic and the Dizziness and Balance Disorders ProgramNeil Shepard, Ph.D., will join us.  Dr. Shepard will describe the different types of dizziness, plus the symptoms, causes, diagnoses and treatment.  Tune in this Saturday!

Myth or Matter of Fact:  Dizziness is just something that happens as we age.

Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

To listen to Mayo Clinic Radio live, go to our flagship station, KROC AM.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

 

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Tuesday Q and A: Eye infections common, especially in children

By lizatorborg

little boy with conjunctivitis or pink eyeDEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandson had a virus with flu symptoms. Then one of his eyes got very red, but it wasn’t itchy or mattered shut. When my daughter took him to the doctor, she was told it was the virus settling in his eye. But it wasn’t pink eye. What’s the difference between this type of eye infection and pink eye? Are the treatments different?

ANSWER: The two conditions you mention are both eye infections,
and they are actually also both forms of
pink eye
. The difference is that the type of infection your grandson had is caused by a virus. The other is caused by bacteria. Viral eye infections typically do not require any treatment. Bacterial eye infections are usually treated with antibiotic eye drops.

Eye infections are common, especially in children. As in your grandson’s case, they often happen when a child has a cold. Both viral eye infections and bacterial eye infections are called conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

The term “pink eye,” however, is most often associated with the bacterial infection. It causes most of the symptoms people tend to think of when they hear about pink eye: yellow discharge, pus that causes the eyelids to stick together, and puffy eyelids. A viral eye infection does not lead to drainage or pus in and around the eye. Its main symptom is eye redness.

Viral pink eye usually lasts as long as a cold: typically up to one to two weeks. No treatment is necessary. Because it is not caused by bacteria, antibiotic eye drops do not help this type of eye infection. Children with viral pink eye do not need to stay home from child care or school. The condition is harmless and only mildly contagious.

When a child has viral pink eye, he or she is at risk for getting bacterial pink eye, too. Many kids end up having both types of eye infection at the same time. To help prevent that, during the time the eyes are red, gently wipe the eyelids with a cotton ball soaked in warm water about every 1 to 2 hours while the child is awake.

If you notice any discharge or other matter forming in your grandson’s eyes, a parent should contact his primary care team to determine if bacterial pink eye has developed. If so, his provider may recommend antibiotic eye drops.

A typical prescription for bacterial pink eye is one drop in each eye every 4 hours when the child is awake. Continue using the eye drops until the child has woken up two mornings in a row without any pus or other matter in either eye. To prevent eye damage, contact lenses should not be worn while a person is receiving treatment for bacterial pink eye.

Bacterial pink eye can be spread to others if they come in contact with pus from the eyes. For that reason, people who have bacterial pink eye should not share towels, washcloths or other personal hygiene items that may be used on the eyes or face. Washing hands often can also decrease the risk.

Unless the pus is excessive, the risk of spreading bacterial pink eye is low after the first 24 hours of using antibiotic eye drops. Children can return to child care or school at that time.

It is uncommon for pink eye to lead to other medical concerns, and the condition usually goes away without any lasting eye problems. But call the child’s doctor right away if you notice his eyes becoming very red or swollen, if he starts to have blurry vision, if the eyes become painful or if he develops an earache. Stephanie Starr, M.D., Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

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Announcing Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Online: Smart Technology Empowering Employee and Group Health and Wellness

By Brian Kilen

A digital, individualized Mayo Clinic approach to better health through lifestyle and behavior change   

Rochester, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today a new health engagement platform called Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online. Designed for employers and other groups to help members improve and stay healthy, the platform focuses on lifestyle areas where change can have the most beneficial effect on overall health. As a result, this new solution promises positive results, not only for the individual, but for the employer/client in terms of controlling health care costs and optimizing performance and productivity. The science underpinning the platform draws upon the expertise of Mayo Clinic and leverages the new Mayo Clinic Healthy Living program as a learning lab to research and measure outcomes to improve health and wellness.

Hagen_Philip_13MMayo Clinic Healthy Living online is at the forefront of the next generation of digital wellness and lifestyle behavior change tools. The program is designed to engage members by leveraging new technologies, connectivity to remote devices, data-driven user personalization, incentive capabilities, and user-driven responsive design, all underpinned by evidence-based approaches validated though the medical practice and research at Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic research was used to identify areas with the most potential to improve health. The platform focuses on diet and nutrition, physical activity, and weight management, with plans to build out stress, sleep and resiliency offerings. “What we are doing with this tool is bringing Mayo expertise outside the walls of the clinic. People are struggling with their wellness goals, and we want to use technology to provide the support necessary for wellness and disease prevention,” says Philip Hagen, M.D., M.P.H., medical director for Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online.

The experience with Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online begins with a thorough health assessment. Once a person’s health baseline is assessed, the platform provides personalized and useful tools and support for people as they improve their health.

“Mayo Clinic’s health assessment sets in motion the behavior changes necessary to help people live healthier lives, which not only improves lives, but also reduces the cost of care,” says Dr. Hagen.

From this assessment, the platform helps to design a plan, and provide support, to target health goals. Several key areas of the platform include:

  • Food and fitness journals
  • Calorie, exercise, weight and inch trackers
  • Healthy recipes, meal plans and shopping lists
  • How-to exercise videos

Robust reporting demonstrates the value of the platform to sponsoring clients in impacting health and productivity. The reports provide a comprehensive picture of population health and reflect progress toward achieving organizational goals.

For more information, visit Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions.

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About Mayo Clinic
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Brian Kilen, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, Email:
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Monday’s Housecall

By Dana Sparks

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Cochlear Implants: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, audiologist Sarah Oakley has more on technology that's helping some patients with hearing loss.

To listen, click the link below.

Cochlear Implant

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