It can detect subtle nerve abnormalities missed by MRI while also enabling real-time image-guided nerve hydrodissection. What’s not to like about ultrasound for nerve entrapment syndromes?
Improving Rectal Cancer Care Through Collaboration
Cleveland Clinic colorectal surgeons are partnering with colleagues nationwide through the OSTRiCh consortium to help improve the care rectal cancer patients receive and to improve outcomes.
‘Touch Points’ Initiative Improves Communication and Patient Care
Nurses on all units at Cleveland Clinic’s Marymount Hospital gather four times a day to coordinate patient care. The goal is to enhance patient safety and satisfaction.
Nursing Informatics Specialists Enhance Patient Care (Infographic)
The specialty field of nursing informatics integrates three areas: adoption of clinical technology, integration of information to support healthcare decisions and enhancement of nursing practice to improve patient outcomes.
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Top 10 ASH Abstracts from Cleveland Clinic’s Hematology/Medical Oncology Staff
Cleveland Clinic discusses the top 10 abstracts at the 2014 ASH Annual Meeting in December.
TP/AIT Significantly Improves Pain and QOL Measures in Appropriately Selected Patients with CP
A Cleveland Clinic study finds total pancreatectomy with auto islet transplantation (TP/AIT) is a viable treatment option in carefully selected patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP).
Seizure-Mapping Tool Helps Researchers Probe Cognition
Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) – the high-resolution recording of neural activity – is used to map brain areas responsible for epileptic activity. Cleveland Clinic researchers are harnessing SEEG to study decision-making and reward encoding, brain functions that may be involved in depression and obsessive compulsive disorders.
Bioethics: From Pediatrics to Geriatrics
Bioethical issues are amplified early and late in life. The financial and emotional toll of a child’s treatment on families should be weighed. The cognitively impaired patient’s treatment refusal may align with past choices.
Longer Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Reduces Some Risks, Increases Others
Extending dual antiplatelet therapy to 30 months causes bleeding rates to rise, stent thrombosis and MACCE rates to fall, leaving the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy unknown.
Case Study: Treatment of Recurrent HCV in a Liver Transplant Patient with HIV
A post-liver transplant patient with HIV and recurrent HCV was successfully treated by switching his protease inhibitor until the HCV resolved, then restoring his HAART regimen.