Electronic Inhaler Monitoring Reduces Hospitalizations, ER Visits in Patients with COPD

In one of the first-of-its-kind studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that the use of electronic inhaler monitoring, in combination with a disease management program, is associated with reduced healthcare utilization in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a term applied to a family of diseases that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Names Samir Kapadia, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Cleveland Clinic has appointed Samir Kapadia, M.D., as department chair of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. In this capacity, Dr. Kapadia will lead the team of cardiologists for the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. Cleveland Clinic has retained its position as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Nephrologist to Lead National Kidney Care Innovation Accelerator

John Sedor, M.D., has been appointed chair of the Steering Committee for The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases. Established in April 2018, KidneyX was … Read More

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic Dedicate Health Education Campus Dental Clinic and Community Park

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic today celebrated completion of two projects designed to enhance the health and well-being of area residents—as well as dental education. The first project is a 132,000-square-foot dental clinic located directly across from the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion on Chester Avenue. The two buildings are part of the Health … Read More

Karen Murray, M.D., named Chair of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief at Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Karen F. Murray, M.D., a national leader in pediatric gastroenterology, has been named chair of the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute, Physician-in-Chief of Cleveland Clinic Children’s and President of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, effective in early July. Dr. Murray will succeed Rita Pappas, M.D., who served as interim chair since 2017. Dr. Murray … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Study Compares Colonoscopy Polyp Detection Rates and Endoscopist Characteristics

Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy – for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male – were associated with different rates of detection of precancerous polyps. However, a Cleveland Clinic-led research team found that those previously described differences among endoscopists are not true. Adjusting for a myriad … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism Awarded Department of Defense Research Grants

The United States Department of Defense has awarded a Cleveland Clinic Children’s researcher two, four-year grants to support innovative clinical trials for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Cynthia Johnson, Ph.D., director of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism, is principal investigator of both studies. The first study, a four-year, $1 million grant directed by … Read More