Studies at Cleveland Clinic have demonstrated the effectiveness of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation in reducing hyperalgesia caused by nerve injury. Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, talks about findings from animal studies.
Two veteran vascular surgeons weigh in on the head-to-head LEOPARD trial, open vs. endovascular repair, progress against type II endoleaks, the role of observation, and off-label device use.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s recommends aggressively treating type 2 diabetes in children — meaning parental involvement is key. This case study of a 4-year-old patient illustrates why.
If free drug company pens and meals can influence doctors’ prescribing patterns, what happens when there’s much more at stake — like a financial share in a newly developed drug or medical device? Industry/physician relationships can fuel innovation, but also raise complex conflict-of-interest issues, as oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, found when his mother-in-law sought a hip replacement.
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute Chairman Eric Klein, MD, describes efforts to expand genomic testing to stratify good and bad outcomes in men with intermediate- and high-risk early-stage prostate cancer, and discusses advantages and challenges of the tests.
This case of a 13-year-old concussed athlete with intractable symptoms yields lessons in the nuances of assessment, how to manage family expectations and the imperative for a menu of care options.
An alarm management task force, led by a clinical nurse specialist, helps to significantly reduce the number of noncritical alarms in the intensive care units at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.
A consortium of heart researchers is taking issue with some high-profile proposals for expanded sharing of clinical trial data. A top researcher explains their concerns and outlines an alternate proposal.
Neckties can be a liability in a medical setting — a magnet for stains, a possible germ vector, and a potential noose in the grasp of a curious toddler. But the knotted bit of silk hanging from a doctor’s collar can be an icebreaker in difficult situations, writes Cleveland Clinic oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD. Sometimes, it can even be a lifeline.
If you think tweeting is for the birds, Cleveland Clinic urological surgeon Jay Krishnan, DO, MA, has some advice: Social media platforms can help a busy physician connect with colleagues and patients, find and relay medical information and promote services.