In 2012 Cleveland Clinic’s IVF laboratory acquired the EmbryoScope®, an incubator with a built-in microscope and high-definition camera that enables more detailed observations on embryo developmental kinetics.
Cleveland Clinic’s Knowledge Program allows physicians to identify depression and other neuropsychiatric conditions in children with epilepsy and initiate earlier treatments.
Uterine transplantation was greeted with skepticism eight or nine years ago. Today the procedure offers hope to women with congenital or surgical absence of the uterus.
Laparoscopic renal artery aneurysm repair is not widely used because of the technical complexity. A robot-assisted surgical platform overcomes many of the difficulties
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Most traditional approaches to total hip arthroplasty employ the lateral decubitus position, but anterior total hip arthroplasty offers many advantages in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
Contracting with personnel from an external agency isn’t as simple as placing a phone call, then welcoming the nurse. Cleveland Clinic uses a systematic approach, developed by the hospital’s Staffing Resources Department. Now, external agency personnel are brought on board with the same expectations and requirements as Cleveland Clinic caregivers and when a nursing unit requests a long-term contract, staffing coordinators match the requirements with the appropriate external agency personnel.
Genetically testing embryos for devastating conditions like Huntington’s disease before implantation is usually considered acceptable. But selecting embryos based solely on gender touches a nerve for many. Physicians must help patients understand all of the choices and options available to them.
Clinical trial compares chemotherapy schedules in high-risk early-stage breast cancer.
The increasing role percutaneous interventions play in congenital heart disease presents new challenges, including the need to limit radiation exposure and the need to tailor devices to small bodies.
Cleveland Clinic introduces a new Spine Care Path to systematically reduce variation from evidence-based care for low back pain. More challenging cases require enterprise-wide collaboration.