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The Rochester Epidemiology Project has laid the foundation for hundreds of research studies to try and answer questions about health care issues that affect our community. Listed below are a few of the recent studies (within the last six months) that have published results using the REP.

March 2017


Heart failure and skilled nursing facilities: The importance of getting the facts
For many people diagnosed with heart failure—which almost invariably results in a hospital stay—the next stop is a skilled nursing facility.
Article: MEDICALXPRESS.COM


Ep. 33 #Improving Health Globally By Studying #Health Locally
The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a collaboration of clinics, hospitals, and other medical facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin and involves community members who have agreed to share their medical records for research.
Podcast: SOUNDCLOUD.COM

Meet the Researcher: “Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP)”
Walter A. Rocca, M.D., professor of epidemiology and neurology, shares how the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP), through collaboration between health care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin, allows researchers to study health and illness on people living in this community.
Video: YOUTUBE.COM

Shedding More Light on Sarcoidosis
Our immune system is designed to repel disease, but occasionally it malfunctions. One potential result of an immune system overreaction is sarcoidosis — the growth of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in different parts of the body.
Article: DISCOVERYSEDGE.MAYO.EDU

Choosing Wisely—At odds with Diagnostic Accuracy?
Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, Mayo Clinic researchers performed the first population based study in the United States of primary Sjögren’s syndrome to look at the prevalence of Sjögren’s syndrome in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
Article: ADVANCINGTHESCIENCE.MAYO.EDU

February 2017


Inflammatory bowel disease diagnoses rising
Mayo Clinic researchers report that cases of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – the main conditions that comprise inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – are on the rise.
Article: DISCOVERYSEDGE.MAYO.EDU