December 19, 2012
Men with Fibromyalgia Often Go Undiagnosed
Researchers from Mayo Clinic’s Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic published a new study that analyzed medical records and random surveys to find patients over age 21 that may have gone undiagnosed for fibromyalgia. The authors of the study found that there was a bigger difference in men reporting symptoms of fibromyalgia without a diagnosis than in women. Although this disease has numerous symptoms (like pain and insomnia) that often go untreated or are simply mistaken for symptoms other conditions, effective treatment is available for those who are diagnosed.
More Information: Arthritis Care & Research – Prevalence of fibromyalgia: A population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota, utilizing the Rochester Epidemiology Project
December 11, 2012
KAAL TV Features the REP
Earlier this week, the Rochester Epidemiology Project was featured on ABC 6 News.
More Information: Rochester Epidemiology Project – KAAL TV
December 10, 2012
The Greatest Medical Resource You’ve Never Heard Of: Rochester Epidemiology Project
This article discusses the history of the Rochester Epidemiology Project and new directions for supporting future research in the community.
More Information: MayoClinic.org – History and Future of the Rochester Epidemiology Project
December 6, 2012
Incidence of Cutaneous Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection from 1980 to 2009
Cutaneous nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections may be found in patients after surgery, cosmetic procedures (getting a tattoo), or traumatic surgery and can result in ulcers and other skin conditions. Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, researchers have found that the occurrence of this type of bacterial infection increased three-fold between 1980 and 2009. Based on these numbers, researchers recommend that other studies should look at assessing what is the most effective and appropriate treatment for patients with NTM infections.
More Information: Mayo Clinic Proceedings – Increased Incidence of Cutaneous Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection, 1980 to 2009: A Population-Based Study
November 30, 2012
History of the Rochester Epidemiology Project: Half a Century of Medical Records Linkage in a US Population
A recently published study provides a detailed narrative on the rich history of the Rochester Epidemiology Project, its role in population health research, and its vibrant relationship with the community.
More Information: Mayo Clinic Proceedings – History of the REP
January 12, 2012
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Relatively Low in Olmsted County Population
A new research study presents population-based estimates of chronic fatigue syndrome rates among patients in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
More Information: MayoClinicPreceedings.com – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Relatively Low in Olmsted County Population
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