Preeclampsia linked to increased markers of brain cell damage, inflammation
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and kidney damage. Mayo Clinic researchers found that women with a history of severe preeclampsia have more markers linked to brain cell damage and inflammation, compared to women who had uncomplicated pregn ancies. The findings are being presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in San Diego. Preeclampsia affects up to 15% of women. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious,… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - August 3, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Expert Alert: What a formula change may mean for Black patients in need of a kidney transplant
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Experts are hoping a new requirement that all U.S. transplant centers use a race-neutral formula to determine eligibility for a kidney transplant will improve African American access to lifesaving transplants. "This is an essential step toward reducing racial inequity in access to kidney transpl antation," says Naim Issa, M.D., a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "The inclusion of race in the calculation of kidney function has been linked to disparities in care for African Americans,… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - August 3, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, Mercy collaborate to globally transform patient care
Innovative data science will enable patients to receive personalized, predictive and proactive medicine ROCHESTER, Minn., and ST. LOUIS – A 10-year collaboration agreement between Mayo Clinic and Mercy — a first-of-its-kind alliance between two large health care systems — will use the most current data science and years of deidentified patient outcomes to find diseases earlier and start patients on paths to better health more quickly. “This unique collaboration will eliminate the barriers to innovation… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 26, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in nation by U.S. News & amp; World Report
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for the seventh consecutive year in U.S. News& World Report's 2022 –2023 "Best Hospitals" rankings. U.S. News& World Report first published state rankings in 2012, with Mayo Clinic in Rochester ranked No. 1 in Minnesota since the beginning. This year marks a decade that Mayo Clinic in Arizona has ranked No. 1 in the state, while Mayo Clinic in… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 26, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers pinpoint genetic variations that might sway course of COVID-19
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered key human genomic signatures that could help explain why COVID-19 is severe in some people and mild in others. After analyzing volumes of diverse worldwide DNA sequence data, the scientists identified mutations in tw o human proteins that might sway the course of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus responsible for COVID-19.  Their study reveals that variants in the genes for ACE2 and TMPRESS2 can… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 25, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brentuximab vedotin may improve overall survival in patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study led by researchers from Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that the addition of brentuximab vedotin to standard chemotherapy treatment improves overall survival in patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma, when compared to the current standard of chemotherapy alone. Results of the r esearch were presented by Stephen Ansell, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO) in Chicago and were published today in the New England… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 14, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Expert Alert: Proton beam therapy for bone cancer spares surrounding tissue
ROCHESTER, Minn. — July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, bringing attention to a group of cancers that begin in the bones or soft tissues of the body. There are more than 70 types of sarcoma, including bone cancer. Treatments for bone cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or proton beam therapy that targets the cancer. Proton beam therapy is a type of radiation therapy that is more precise than traditional X-ray treatment that delivers radiation to everything in… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 13, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Laboratories launches monkeypox test to increase access, availability
ROCHESTER, Minn.  — Mayo Clinic Laboratories can now test for monkeypox, a rare viral infection, using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) orthopoxvirus test kit. This announcement comes shortly after the Department of Health and Human Services' news release naming Mayo Clinic Laboratories as a c rucial resource to address monkeypox testing access in communities throughout the country. "Our teams have worked collaboratively with the CDC to validate this test to provide patients with accurate… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 11, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic receives first-of-its-kind accreditation for diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia
ROCHESTER, Minn.  — Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, the academic testing arm for Mayo Clinic Laboratories, has been accredited as a diagnostic site by the PCD Foundation. Mayo Clinic is the first and only center of excellence to receive PCD Foundation accreditation for the diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare and debilitating lung disease. "This recognition of our laboratory services by the PCD Foundation is a clear reflection of our shared commitment to… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 7, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination for kids age 5 and younger starting the week of July 4 at most Mayo sites
COVID-19 vaccine recommendations have been extended to include children age 5 and under. Mayo Clinic will begin offering vaccine doses to all eligible patients the week of July 4. COVID-19 vaccine recommendations in the U.S. have been expanded to include children ages 6 months to 5 years, following meetings of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. Mayo Clinic will begin offering vaccine doses to all eligible patients the week of July… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 1, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Patients with severe brachial plexus injuries who undergo amputation report benefits, Mayo study finds
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Reconstruction surgery may not work for some people with severe brachial plexus injuries, so they choose to undergo amputation. In a retrospective review by Mayo Clinic researchers, these patients reported less mechanical shoulder pain, higher employment rates and more satisfaction after amputat ion. The paper appears online in The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder,… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 30, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic joins coalition to end drug shortages
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has joined the End Drugs Shortages Alliance, a coalition that seeks to prevent drug shortages in the U.S. "Drug shortages continue to impact patient care and care delivery. Mayo Clinic is joining this collaborative effort to help ensure patients have access to essential medications a nd treatments when they need them," says Eric Tichy, Pharm.D., division chair of Pharmacy Supply Solutions at Mayo Clinic. Tichy is serving as chair of the… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 29, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health in Indiana join Mayo Clinic Care Network
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health and Mayo Clinic announced Wednesday, June 29, that the two Indiana health systems have joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted, independent health care organizations, have special access t o Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise. Hancock Health and Hendricks Regional Health have a shared vision to provide central Indiana with excellent health care and keep communities healthy… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 29, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, Sheba Medical Center sign agreement to accelerate health technology growth
ROCHESTER, Minn., and TEL AVIV, Israel — Mayo Clinic and Sheba Medical Center have signed an agreement that will make it easier to share health technology and support early stage startup companies. This collaboration will create an environment that enables rapid product development in the U.S. and Israeli markets, allowing technologies to be established and launched to transform health care delivery for all. The initial focus of this collaboration will be on cross referral and… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 27, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic ranks in all 10 specialties in U.S. News & amp; World Report's 'Best Children's Hospitals' rankings
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 children's hospital in Minnesota according to U.S. News& World Report's 2022 –2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. The rankings identify the top 50 children's hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties. Mayo Clinic Children's Center ranked as a top-performing children's hospital in all 10 of those pediatric specialties. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center is honored to continu ously rank among the top children's hospitals across the… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 14, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news