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Emergency 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 [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

¿Toma estatinas para bajar el colesterol? Nuevas pautas ofrecen oportunidad de discutir las alternativas con el médico

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 4 de febrero de 2014 — Los médicos clínicos y los pacientes deben decidir conjuntamente cuál tratamiento personal elegir en base a las nuevas pautas para prevenir la enfermedad cardiovascular, dice el comentario de tres médicos de Mayo Clinic publicado esta semana en la Revista de la [...]

Created by Soledad Andrade

Taking Statins to Lower Cholesterol? New Guidelines Provide Opportunity to Discuss Options with Your Doctor

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 4, 2014 — Clinicians and patients should use shared decision-making to select individualized treatments based on the new guidelines to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a commentary by three Mayo Clinic physicians published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrtbNWvRnO4 Journalists:  Sound bites with [...]

Created by Shelly Plutowski

Dialysis for the Elderly: New Evidence from Mayo Clinic to Guide Shared Decision-Making

ROCHESTER, Minn. — New research from Mayo Clinic finds that half of elderly patients who start dialysis after age 75 will die within one year. The findings are being presented this week at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta. JOURNALISTS: For multimedia resources and membership, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. "Many elderly patients [...]

Created by Shelly Plutowski

Mammograms Decline After Task Force Recommendation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 26, 2012.  Preventive mammography rates in women in their 40s have dropped nearly 6 percent nationwide since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammograms for women in this age group, a Mayo Clinic analysis shows. That represents a small but significant decrease [...]

Created by Shelly Plutowski

Mayo Clinic Receives Three Multimillion-Dollar Innovation Awards

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 20, 2012.  Mayo Clinic and its collaborators have been awarded nearly $60 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to improve health care delivery. The grants will improve critical care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in intensive care units, improve care and outcomes [...]

Created by Shelly Plutowski

Quality Variations Exist, Even Among Leading Health Systems

Lebanon, NH, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 10, 2012.  Five leading health systems are changing aspects of how they perform total knee replacements, as a result of data they collected that showed variations in length of stay, length of operating room time, and in-hospital complications. The voluntary testing of clinical [...]

Created by Shelly Plutowski

Mayo Clinic: Tool Helps Chest Pain Patients Decide on Tests, Cuts ER Costs

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 10, 2012.  Patients who went to the emergency room with chest pain but were at low risk for a heart attack were less likely to seek more tests after their conditions were explained to them using an educational tool known as a decision aid, a Mayo [...]

Created by Shelly Plutowski

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