Adolescent athletes and their parents want to know if and when they can return to play after spine fusion surgery. The news is increasingly — but not always — what they’re hoping to hear.
Putting Spine Care Assumptions to the Test with Comprehensive Data Collection
Some long-standing beliefs about spine care appear to be cracking under the weight of robust outcomes tracking made possible by Cleveland Clinic’s Knowledge Program data collection tool.
Make This Your Boot Camp for the GI Boards
The Intensive Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (a boot camp for GI boards), happening August 23-26, 2014 at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego, CA, is a course that provides an intensive review of gastroenterology and hepatology through the lens of successful test-taking. It is targeted for candidates preparing for both initial certification and maintenance of re-certification AND for those in clinical practice who need a high-paced intensive review of the field. To meet the high standards required to pass the boards, we have put together this intensive review course which brings outstanding teachers from Cleveland Clinic and other leading institutions.
Who Needs Leads? Pursuing the Promise of Leadless Pacemakers
At one-tenth the size of their traditional counterparts, leadless pacemakers hold the promise of fewer infections, dislodgements and failures. U.S. studies are underway to put that promise to the test.
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Can Repurposing a Cancer Agent Open the Door to Disease-Modifying AD Therapy?
The FDA-approved lymphoma therapy bexarotene reduces brain amyloid in a mouse model of Alzheimer disease (AD). The BEAT-AD study is now studying it for the first time in humans with AD.
How Studies of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Are Shedding Light on Atrial Fibrillation
Compelling data show that sleep-disordered breathing has direct effects on atrial fibrillation. Our ongoing research aims to identify which measures to include in polysomnographic monitoring to best predict incident atrial fib.
August Featured Clinical Trials
Learn about featured clinical trials currently enrolling or search our trials database.
Leading from Experience in Transvenous Lead Extraction
As more patients require extraction of pacemaker and ICD leads, the risks from this complex procedure mount. Multidisciplinary expertise is key to avoiding infection and managing catastrophic complications.
Partial Nephrectomy Versus Radical Nephrectomy: Where Do We Stand in 2014?
Why do nephrologists feel so strongly about avoiding radical nephrectomy? Recent data suggest that the renal functional advantage of partial nephrectomy over radical nephrectomy in the setting of a normal contralateral kidney may not be as beneficial as previously believed.
When Should We Return Athletes to Play After Cervical Spine Injuries?
About 50 percent of football players who return to play after a transient episode of cervical cord neurapraxia experience a second episode. Here’s guidance for navigating return-to-play decisions after cervical spine insults.