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November 2016

Patient Care

Multidisciplinary care provides excellent functional outcome for many patients with aSAH
Nearly 64 percent of patients treated for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus from 2001 to 2013 had excellent functional outcome at their last follow-up visit within one year of aSAH.

Prompt identification and timely treatment mitigate risk of tissue valve thrombosis
Anticoagulant therapy with warfarin with a goal INR of 2 to 3 is effective in treating tissue valve thrombosis in most patients. Cardiac valve replacement is common in aging populations; some valves are at risk of clotting.
 

Research

Oral microbial therapeutic promising for recurrent CDI
A new, orally delivered microbial therapy has proved nearly 100 percent effective at preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in preliminary clinical trials.

Radiation therapy plus PCV prolongs progression-free survival for patients with glioma
Study participants with glioma who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen that included procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV) experienced a longer progression-free survival and overall survival than did participants who received radiation therapy alone.


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Education

11th Mayo Clinic Medical and Surgical Spine Course: Comprehensive Cervical Spine Update
Jan. 13-14, 2017, in Phoenix
Explore current and emerging topics driving national change in the quality and delivery of care. A split curriculum delivers updates via didactics, case presentations, hands-on examination skills lab, ultrasound-guided injection skills lab and surgical skills lab.


Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist 2017
Feb. 16-18, 2017, in Palm Desert, Calif.
This course targets the integration of pain services across disciplines. Topics include a spine care review, pharmacologic management with opioid and nonopioid strategies, and updates on common chronic pain conditions.


Updates in Family Medicine 2017
March 2-4, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif.
Gain knowledge of recommendations involving medical specialties important to the primary care setting that can be applied immediately into practice. Interact with faculty from Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente through lectures, panels and roundtable discussions.


See all Family Medicine and Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Continuous Professional Development courses

 

In the Video Center

Researchers Identify Best Drug Therapy for Rare, Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer
Discovery of a BRCA2 mutation in a patient with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma and a durable response to treatment with oxaliplatin helped develop preclinical models and new therapy treatment options for patients with rare cancers.


Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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