For a woman with breast cancer, the prospect of receiving radiation therapy in a single dose during surgery, rather than going through six weeks of radiation treatments, is a welcome one. That possibility is becoming a reality for more women with early-stage breast cancer. Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) applies a single dose of radiation directly to … Read More
Shortly after participating in error prevention training on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, a nurse in the pediatric ICU approached an anesthesiologist before the start of a patient procedure. Concerned that the physician had not thoroughly washed his hands, the nurse introduced herself and raised her concern. The anesthesiologist complied with the nurse’s request to rewash … Read More
All cells, including malignant ones, release extracellular vesicles (EV). Since cellular activation or damage enhances EV release, elevated EV levels are biomarkers for such processes. Analyses of circulating EV may provide a noninvasive “molecular snapshot” of tumors or cellular dysfunction, aiding treatment, prognosis estimates and monitoring.
Unprecedented guidelines from the American Society of Echocardiography take on suboptimal recognition of pericardial disease and help shape the rapid evolution of cardio-oncology.
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Cleveland Clinic investigators are helping evaluate a new imaging technology that may better predict which breast masses are cancerous or benign. Opto-acoustic imaging uses hemoglobin concentration and relative oxygenation to differentiate between malignant and nonmalignant lesions.
Incomplete revascularization is common with PCI, and most studies suggest it is associated with a worse prognosis. Yet quantification of the extent and complexity of residual atherosclerosis after PCI was not performed until a score for assessing residual stenosis was developed in an afterstudy of the SYNTAX trial.
Care coordination has always been imperative in the healthcare industry, serving as a foundational center of medical practice for years. However, in the new healthcare environment, the topic is getting renewed attention as part of a widespread effort to help health systems better manage high-risk patients.
The pain mentor program trains nurses to help manage patients in pain through pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods and serve as a resource to bedside nurses.
Cleveland Clinic encourages nurses to participate in conferences at the local, regional and national level.
Liver surgery is becoming safer, thanks to 3-D modeling. This technology is now helping surgeons plan surgeries and helping train tomorrow’s surgeons.