Items Tagged ‘pharmacogenomics’

November 28, 2017

From pharmacogenomics to pharmaco-omics – individualized care for every patient

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When prescribing a medication for you, your physician considers many factors, including your age, sex, weight and current health conditions. Now, add to that list your unique genetic characteristics. Your genes affect the way you respond to medications. Pharmacogenomics is a term used to describe the use of genomic information to help select the right […]

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Tags: #drug-gene interactions, #pharmacogenomics testing, #RIGHT 10K study, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, pharmacogenomics


November 14, 2017

An individualized approach to preventing nausea after surgery

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

After surgery, most patients are eager to recover and get back to their normal routine. But, for nearly one-third of patients, anesthesia drugs make them sick to their stomach and they start vomiting. This is what physicians call post-operative nausea and vomiting. It can be an uncomfortable side effect from anesthesia or pain medications. Some […]

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Tags: #bariatric surgery, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Yvette Martin, #individualized therapy, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #ondansetron, #post-operative nausea and vomiting, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


October 5, 2017

#CIMCon17: learn from experts moving genomic discoveries into patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving important advancements in precision medicine from the laboratory into patient care, offering hope and healing. The Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics gives medical providers and scientists the opportunity to learn firsthand the newest ways genomic medicine is improving care for patients. The Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Consumer genomics, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Stephanie Devaney, #Dr. William Gahl, #genomic testing, #Home DNA tests


August 22, 2017

Experts discuss hot topics in precision medicine – home DNA tests, pain management, undiagnosed diseases and more

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

New genomic technologies and discoveries are transforming medical care in ways that we have yet to fully understand. It’s no longer business as usual. Physicians are seeing new approaches to many aspects of daily medical care, such as ordering genetic tests, choosing pain management therapies or prescribing medications. For example, both physicians and patients may […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Amy Lemke, #Dr. David Bick, #Dr. Donald Basel, #Dr. James Liu, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Susanne Haga, #Dr. Wendy van Zelst-Stams, #Dr. William Mauck, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #pain management, #rare genetic diseases


August 15, 2017

A lifesaving discovery – what one physician learned from his genetic test results

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When Michael Stephens, M.D. joined other researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in having their genomes sequenced, he expected to learn a few minor facts. But, what he found was a major health issue that had been hidden in his genes. Test results revealed Dr. Stephens had a genetic variant that increases his risk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #genetic disorders, #malignant hyperthermia, #pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


July 13, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be in your genes. His […]

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Tags: #bariatric surgery, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Andres Acosta, #fitness, #healthy lifestyle, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, #Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #obesity, #Obesity Clinic, #personalized nutrition, #weight loss


July 3, 2017

Trying to quit smoking? Genetics may help find the right plan for success

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

After trying different methods, why do many people have difficulty quitting smoking? That’s a question Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., is asking as part of her research into smoking cessation therapy. As senior scientist and head of the Pharmacogenetics Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at University of Toronto, Dr. Tyndale is using molecular […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. J. Steven Leeder, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #drug-gene reactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #smoking cessation, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang


June 30, 2017

Pharmacogenomics – striving for safer, more effective drugs for you

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

At Mayo Clinic, pharmacogenomics – how your genes impact the way you process medications – is helping doctors to take the guess work out of selecting safer, more effective treatment for patients. Mayo researchers have been leaders in developing DNA tests and identifying drug-gene interactions that affect a patient’s response to many medications, such as […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #drug safety, #drug-gene reactions, #Karen Daggett, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Heart Disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Pharmacogenomics Program, medical research


April 19, 2017

Exploring the DNA of a strawberry: lessons we can learn about our own health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Every living thing has DNA — or deoxyribonucleic acid – which is a blueprint of what makes you a human, your dog an animal or your roses a type of flower. You may be surprised to learn that 60 percent of the DNA present in strawberries is also present in humans. So, what is this […]

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Tags: #DNA analysis, #DNA extraction, center for individualized medicine, DNA Day, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, pharmacogenomics


April 14, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never knew they had. Many forms of heart disease can […]

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Tags: #atrial fibrillation, #cardiology, #Dr. Iftkhar Kullo, #Dr. John Giudicessi, #Dr. Michael Ackerman, #drug-gene reactions, #familial cardiovascular diseases, #sudden cardiac death, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, coronary heart disease, Genetic Testing


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