Innovations Spotlight

 DBS for Stroke Recovery: A Primer for the Curious

04/07/2017

DBS for Stroke Recovery: A Primer for the Curious

“What we are trying to do is help the areas of the brain around the stroke — the areas spared by the stroke — take up some of the function of the area that was lost as a consequence of the stroke.” That’s how Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon Andre Machado, MD, PhD, explains the objective of his recent first-in-human implantation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes in the brain of a stroke survivor for purposes of motor recovery, as detailed in this earlier Consult QD post.


Precision Medicine Roundup

04/05/2017

Precision Medicine Roundup

Precision medicine is not just a buzz word at Cleveland Clinic. Our caregivers are hard at work learning, innovating, and implementing the best techniques to deliver the best care as possible to the individual patient. Whether it’s genomics, population management, big data, or 3D printing, streamlining the most personal care will soon be the standard of medicine.


Top 10 Update: Latest on the Bioabsorbable Stent

04/03/2017

Top 10 Update: Latest on the Bioabsorbable Stent

The Bioabsorbable Stent was ranked as the #10 Medical Innovation of 2017. The stent, which is made of a naturally dissolving polymer, widens the clogged artery for two years before it is absorbed into the body in a manner similar to dissolvable sutures. The disappearing stent leaves nothing behind, thus eliminating risk of inflammation that can lead to late-stent thrombosis and restenosis.  ConsultQD looked into a recent study to evaluate the stent’s merits. Here is what they found.


Trapp Lab’s Myelin Disease Studies Garner NINDS Award to Boost Research Creativity

03/31/2017

Trapp Lab’s Myelin Disease Studies Garner NINDS Award to Boost Research Creativity

A veteran Cleveland Clinic neuroscientist is among the first 30 recipients of a new National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) grant program aimed at boosting funding stability to encourage researchers’ creativity.


Cleveland Clinic Researcher Receives $5.5 Million Outstanding Investigator Award

03/27/2017

Cleveland Clinic Researcher Receives $5.5 Million Outstanding Investigator Award

Cleveland Clinic hematologist Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD’s groundbreaking research efforts over two decades to decode the complex mechanisms of bone marrow failure syndromes have earned him the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Outstanding Investigator Award.


Mobile Stroke Unit Significantly Trims Time to Imaging and Treatment, Study Shows

03/24/2017

Mobile Stroke Unit Significantly Trims Time to Imaging and Treatment, Study Shows

A telemedicine-enabled stroke ambulance equipped with a CT scanner enables delivery of thrombolysis 38.5 minutes sooner than does a traditional model of stroke care delivery. That’s a key takeaway from a study of Cleveland Clinic’s early experience with its mobile stroke treatment unit (MSTU) published online by Neurology on March 8, 2017.


Top 10 Update: 3-D Visualization and Augmented Reality for Surgery

03/22/2017

Top 10 Update: 3-D Visualization and Augmented Reality for Surgery

Three-dimensional technology could soon revolutionize the way ophthalmologic surgery is performed.


Off-Site Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring Honored for Care Delivery Innovation

03/20/2017

Off-Site Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring Honored for Care Delivery Innovation

Fewer than one in four patients survives an in-hospital cardiac arrest, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. Thanks to an off-site central monitoring unit (CMU) providing 24/7 cardiac telemetry monitoring for non-critically ill patients (detailed here), Cleveland Clinic has achieved a remarkable 93 percent survival rate among patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest when the CMU provided direct notification to on-site emergency response teams.


The Future of Research at Cleveland Clinic

03/16/2017

The Future of Research at Cleveland Clinic

“It’s an extraordinary time for research,” says Serpil Erzurum, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute. “How we do it, the tools we use to make it happen, are very different now than they were five or certainly 10 years ago.”


Taking Back Control: Margot Damaser, PhD, Makes Urinary Monitoring Smarter

03/14/2017

Taking Back Control: Margot Damaser, PhD, Makes Urinary Monitoring Smarter

Pick a problem in the body – any problem – and solve it. This is exactly what Margot Damaser, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute did when searching for a dissertation topic while pursuing her doctorate in biomedical engineering.


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