Daily Archives: April 20, 2010

Wegener’s Disease

Vasculitis is an auto-immune disorder that affects the blood vessels.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we discuss Wegener’s Disease with Mayo Clinic Dr. Kenneth Warrington. To listen, click the link below. Wegener’s

Aneurysm Surgery

She was at work when symptoms hit. A headache like no other. An aneurysm ruptured in her brain. If this happens, you have a 40-percent chance of surviving. But doctors at Mayo Clinic performed a surgical procedure that saved the life of the woman you’re about to meet. All without open brain surgery.

Contact Heat Evoked Potential Stimulation (CHEPS)

Benn Smith, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist, explains Contact Heat Evoked Potential Stimulation (CHEPS), a new groundbreaking technique to examine the small diameter nerve fibers in the body that give us information about pain and temperature, and can lead to diagnoses such as nerve problems with diabetes. Until now there were no readily available objective tests […]

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Team Completes Whole Human Genome Sequence on Patient with Blood Cancer

The concept of personalized medical treatment based on a patients DNA is one small step closer to becoming a reality. A Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona recently completed its first whole human genome sequencing on a patient suffering from Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. In a matter of weeks, the […]