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January 2017

Patient Care

Managing acute pancreatitis in children
The incidence of pediatric acute pancreatitis (AP) has increased over the last two decades due to better recognition in children. Most kids recover quickly with supportive care. But those with recurrent AP experience frequent hospitalizations and the potential for chronic opioid use.

Physician counseling can reduce firearm injuries and death
A new study shows that half of U.S. children live in homes with guns. The American Academy of Pediatrics and most other medical organizations say it's time for health care providers to talk to patients about gun safety.


Ovarian and testicular cryopreservation preserves fertility in prepubertal children
Recent advances in reproductive endocrinology allow cryopreservation of testicular and ovarian tissue in prepubertal boys and girls before they begin cancer therapy known to impact fertility adversely.

Research shows role of TCF7L2 variants in bipolar disorder with high BMI
New research suggests a genetic link between body mass index (BMI) and the onset of bipolar disorder.

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2nd Annual SKIN: Practical Dermatology for the Generalist 2017
April 7-8, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.
This course covers multiple aspects of dermatology, including management of moles, skin infections, cancers, rashes, lumps and bumps, and simple dermatologic procedures. It also includes six hours of pharmacology content.

3rd Annual Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Review for Primary Care 2017
May 11-13, 2017, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Topics include clinical and therapeutic aspects of rheumatologic conditions, interpretation of rheumatology laboratory testing, identification of patients who can be managed in primary care or need to be referred to rheumatology, and the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatologic disorders.

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


In the Video Center

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Stroke: A Multidisciplinary Team Discussion
Several recent studies have addressed the benefits of endovascular therapy for patients with acute ischemic stroke. The therapy is effective in improving functional outcomes in those patients.

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

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