A Cleveland Clinic survey has found significant differences among U.S. spine surgeons on the choice of surgical treatment for recurrent lumbar disc herniations. Number of years in practice and number of surgeries per year were factors in the treatment choice.
Accurate renal function measurement is critical to predict long-term adverse outcomes after nephrectomy. The relationship between chronic kidney disease and poor clinical outcomes is robust, but prediction can be improved by incorporating proteinuria.
Adjunctive intracoronary radiation therapy is a treatment modality that still has value even in the era of drug-eluting stents. Vascular brachytherapy is now an option again at Cleveland Clinic in carefully selected patients.
Cleveland Clinic’s NICU Follow-Up Clinic provides medical management, helps implement treatment regimens and reviews neurodevelopmental issues, enabling high-risk patients to achieve their greatest potential.
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An ice slush packed around the kidney can safely and effectively cool the renal parenchyma during robotic partial nephrectomy, thereby preserving long-term renal parenchymal function
A Cleveland Clinic cancer researcher discusses how next generation sequencing technology is poised to revolutionize many areas of medicine and our understanding of the progression of many diseases.
Using high-resolution microscopy, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified the unexpected site where macrophages begin inflammatory demyelination in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. The finding is prompting a search for macrophages’ molecular targets.
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) are ideal Complements to angiography when additional information is needed before making a decision for revascularization.
Patients generally acknowledge that being obese is “unhelpful” to their joints, but they often tend to believe their osteoarthritis primarily is caused by heredity or injury.
Cleveland Clinic Florida offers several ankle fusion techniques. Arthroscopic and “mini-open” approaches minimize soft tissue dissection and preserve blood supply. A posterior approach is used with anterior skin compromise.