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Randal Thomas, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Health Clinic, and colleagues found that patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation after having heart interventions, have a 45-percent lower mortality rate.
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that cardiac patients who have skin allergies to metals commonly found in jewelry, such as nickel, are at no higher risk for complications if they receive a stent containing these metal components.
Pharmacological and medical management of obesity have met with little success. Michael Camilleri, M.D., Divison of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, discusses the reasons for these failures.
Professional organizations have traditionally recommended that gastroenterology fellows perform 140 colonoscopies before assessing competency.
Affecting nearly 30 million Americans, constipation increases health care costs and diminishes quality of life. Banny S. Wong, M.D., of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, discusses a phase II study of A3309.
In a retrospective five-year study, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that common causes of hospitalization for patients with malignant brain tumors, such as seizures, are potentially preventable.