News

  1. June 07, 2019

    Access to telerehabilitation services can improve outcomes in patients with late-stage cancer

    Mayo Clinic research suggests that telerehabilitation can improve physical function and quality of life, and reduce pain and the need for hospital and nursing home stays for patients with late-stage cancer.

  2. June 07, 2019

    Traumatic brain injury research update

    Published study results shed light on potential links between depression treatment, injury severity measures, patient outcomes and use of health care resources associated with traumatic brain injury.

  3. June 07, 2019

    Research data demonstrate positive outcomes associated with novel prosthetic hand

    With a new level of grasping versatility and control simplicity, the SoftHand Pro is a robust and functional prosthetic hand that minimizes cost and weight.

  4. Feb. 05, 2019

    Sports medicine practitioners embrace benefits of extracorporeal shock wave therapy

    Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) can reduce pain and promote healing in injured soft tissue without the lengthy recovery period associated with more-invasive treatment options.

  5. Feb. 05, 2019

    Evaluating spine pain intervention options

    Project goals include a patient outcomes database and data collection platform for spine care, and a clinical trial evaluating stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis of lumbar facet joints.

  6. Feb. 05, 2019

    Examining the role of growth differentiation factors, senescence-related proteins and physical activity intervention in clinical outcomes

    Mayo researchers are examining proteins known as growth differentiation factors and the senescence-associated secretory phenotype, and how they help predict change and potentially mediate clinical outcomes.

  7. Jan. 09, 2019

    Ice hockey experts prioritize ways to reduce concussion risk

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Hockey researchers at Mayo Clinic and their colleagues are unveiling new recommendations that seek to ensure the well-being of hockey players, and lower the risk, severity and consequences of concussion[...]

  8. Oct. 23, 2018

    Screening, intervention and restorative therapy services for injured workers

    Mayo Clinic's Restorative Therapy Early Intervention Outpatient Program seeks to maintain the injured employee at work or return the employee to work in a timely, cost-effective manner.

  9. Oct. 23, 2018

    Impact of PAR1 on inflammation and recovery after spinal cord injury

    Mayo Clinic researchers offer insight into the role of the thrombin receptor, also known as protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1), and its impact on inflammation, astrogliosis and functional decline after neurological in[...]

  10. Aug. 21, 2018

    Lymphedema: Diagnosis and treatment

    Although there's no cure for lymphedema, complex decongestive therapy and an advanced microsurgical procedure offered by Mayo Clinic are aimed at reducing swelling and improving quality of life.

  11. Aug. 21, 2018

    Evaluating patients for fall risk

    Given that 30 to 40 percent of community-dwelling older adults will experience a fall each year, providers should have a good understanding of fall risk factors, how to screen for them and appropriate interventions.

  12. Aug. 21, 2018

    Examining the implications of astrocyte heterogeneity across the brain and spinal cord

    Mayo Clinic researchers recently examined whether astrocyte heterogeneity across the neuraxis creates differences in how the brain and spinal cord respond to injury and disease.

  13. April 27, 2018

    Clinical trial of stem cell therapy for traumatic spinal cord injury

    Mayo Clinic is enrolling patients in a clinical trial of adipose stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury caused by trauma. Participants will receive intrathecal injections of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. N[...]

  14. April 21, 2018

    Case study: Use of platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate injections to treat knee osteoarthritis

    Current scientific literature indicates that between 40 and 70 percent of individuals who receive this treatment find some level of pain relief.

  15. April 03, 2018

    Examining the role of PAR2 in myelin development and repair

    In a study published in Glia in 2017, Mayo researchers demonstrate that genetic deletion of protease activated receptor 2 accelerates myelin production and was associated with myelin preservation after traumatic spinal [...]

  16. April 03, 2018

    Can information communication technology improve outcomes for patients with TBI?

    Mayo Clinic's Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center is involved in a community-based randomized clinical trial to address three specific needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury and their families in the U.[...]

  17. Oct. 24, 2017

    Expanded team staffing Mayo's ALS Clinic provides patient-centered care

    This collaborative care model used in Mayo's ALS Clinic helps providers address the wide array of clinical problems experienced by patients with ALS.

  18. Oct. 24, 2017

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education announces Minnesota Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grants

    Three teams of Mayo Clinic researchers earned grants supporting research into innovative treatments and rehabilitative efforts for the functional improvement of people with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.

  19. Oct. 24, 2017

    Gene therapy for knee osteoarthritis: Q and A with Christopher H. Evans, Ph.D.

    Christopher H. Evans, Ph.D., answers several questions about a Department of Defense-funded study testing the use of a viral vector to introduce an anti-arthritic gene into the knee joints of patients with osteoarthriti[...]

  20. Oct. 24, 2017

    Culture-expanded, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells tested as treatment for knee osteoarthritis

    Mayo Clinic researchers will test the effects of multiple and single intra-articular injections in 20 subjects.

  21. June 23, 2017

    New approach to carpal tunnel release offers promising results

    Using an innovative surgical device and ultrasound guidance, Mayo physicians are now performing carpal tunnel release through a single 4- to 5-millimeter wrist incision.

  22. June 23, 2017

    Improving access to rehabilitation services for ICU patients

    Addressing physical weakness, cognitive impairment and other challenges that ICU patients encounter is the focus of a new care model developed by Mayo PM&R staff.

  23. June 23, 2017

    Stem cell therapy for degenerative intervertebral disk disease: Q and A with Wenchun Qu, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

    Mayo Clinic's Wenchun Qu, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., answers several key questions about the use of mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in treating this challenging condition.

  24. May 12, 2017

    Comprehensive standardized interdisciplinary pathway designed to minimize preoperative and postoperative risk factors for pressure ulcers

    Care providers from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nursing, and Plastic Surgery tested the use of a collaborative care model with patients diagnosed with stages 3 and 4 pressure ulcers with referral for surgical [...]

  25. April 10, 2017

    Discoverys Edge Do frail individuals benefit from heart surgery?

  26. April 03, 2017

    Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time[...]

  27. March 29, 2017

    Can telerehabilitation tools help patients with aphasia?

    Mayo researchers hypothesize that telerehabilitation tools may help enhance communication skills and quality of life in patients with aphasia by improving access to language therapy services and increasing treatment int[...]

  28. Oct. 26, 2016

    Mayo researchers prepare to launch clinical trial using gene therapy for knee osteoarthritis

    Christopher H. Evans, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center, outlines the study's primary goals and timeline.

  29. Oct. 11, 2016

    Analyzing the role of diet and exercise in myelin production

    Research suggests that consuming high levels of saturated fat in conjunction with a sedentary lifestyle can lead to a reduction in myelin-forming cells, but exercise training can help reverse the process.

  30. March 25, 2016

    Identifying new targets to help reduce age-related inflammation and frailty

    A recently published Mayo Clinic study suggests that drugs that inhibit enzymes in the Janus kinase (JAK) family may hold promise for countering age-related dysfunction.

  31. March 25, 2016

    Sprint, rest, repeat: Exploring the benefits of high-intensity interval training

    According to Edward R. Laskowski, M.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Rochester, Minnesota, HIIT training can produce significant cardiovascular benefits and also improve metabolic parameters.

  32. Jan. 09, 2016

    Improving musculoskeletal health in patients with osteoporosis

    Mayo physiatrists employ a variety of exercise programs, including Rehabilitation of Osteoporosis Program-Exercise (ROPE) and spinal proprioceptive extension exercise dynamic (SPEED), to address osteoporosis-related cha[...]

  33. June 26, 2015

    Treating cancer-related pain: Exploring the efficacy of physical medicine modalities

    Heat and cold, desensitization, and gait aids and assistive devices that reduce the load on joints and limbs may be particularly beneficial to patients with cancer who have movement-associated pain.

  34. May 12, 2015

    Study finds wellness coaching benefits last over time

    A new study demonstrates that the significant psychosocial benefits of wellness coaching are maintained over time.

  35. March 14, 2015

    Intraspinal stimulation shows promise for restoring function after spinal cord injury

    Mayo Clinic researchers are studying the use of electronic devices that can wirelessly transmit signals from the brain to the intact spinal cord circuitry below the injury.

  36. May 22, 2014

    Treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction

    Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists address chronic constipation through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that can include constipation education classes, intensive pelvic floor retraining exercises, behavior modif[...]

  37. April 10, 2014

    Slowing or reversing muscle loss

    Slowing or reversing muscle loss — Researcher Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., discusses the discovery that the growth and differentiation factor-8 functions as a potent negative regulator of muscle growth, and whethe[...]

  38. Dec. 12, 2013

    Complex decongestive therapy may benefit patients seen in the chronic disease and palliative care settings

    Managing refractory edema in patients receiving palliative care - The goal of complex decongestive therapy is to normalize tissue volume and texture. Mayo Clinic researchers recently examined the benefits associated wit[...]

  39. Nov. 15, 2013

    Ultrasound treatment available for postpartum, pregnancy-related low back pain

    RUSI helps identify the source of postpartum, pregnancy-related low back pain - Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging can help identify the source of low back pain and help women return safely to physical exercise after pre[...]

  40. Nov. 15, 2013

    International studies analyze whether feedback about mobility and exercise improves walking outcomes among patients affected by stroke

    Study results may change delivery of inpatient rehabilitation care for stroke patients affected by stroke - In SIRROWS, patients affected by stroke who received immediate verbal feedback showed clinically significant ga[...]

  41. Nov. 15, 2013

    Multiple sclerosis long-term health management strategies

    Managing long-term health for people with multiple sclerosis - Even though managing MS symptoms may overshadow a person's medical concerns, regular preventive health care remains important.