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February 2017

Patient Care

Multidisciplinary teams are crucial in rectal cancer care
Despite improvements in preoperative tumor staging and outcomes, evaluation and management of locally advanced rectal cancer presents ongoing challenges for physicians and patients, highlighting the need for multidisciplinary teams.

Heart Brain Clinic addresses complex clinical issues
The Heart Brain Clinic provides multidisciplinary evaluations to patients with neurological symptoms that may be attributable to a cardiac etiology, such as patent foramen ovale or atrial fibrillation.

Emergency providers in best position to prevent falls
EMS and emergency department providers are often the first to see children and older adults with fall-related injuries, so they're in a prime position to work on fall prevention.

Comprehensive lifestyle program may improve functional gastrointestinal disorders
Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program offers wellness plans for people wanting to maximize fitness, lose weight and manage stress. The same approach may help patients with functional bowel disorders.

Multidisciplinary approach essential for effective weight management
A broad spectrum of nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological, endoscopic and surgical therapies is essential for managing obesity and its complications and comorbidities.
 

Research

Reversing NOACs: What are the options?
Unlike warfarin, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have no universal antidote. Options for reversing NOACs other than dabigatran range from holding the drug to administering four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate.

See all Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Education

Internal Medicine Board Review Course
Stay current with clinical guidelines between boards with Mayo Clinic's online course, designed to fit physicians' busy schedules. A one-on-one 20-minute live demonstration with a learning expert is available.

Internal Medicine Recertification Course 2017
March 20-22, 2017, in San Francisco
Focus includes the application of clinical reasoning and implementation of strategies to address uncommon manifestations of common problems — and common symptoms of uncommon medical problems.


Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) — 2017
April 27-28, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
This course prepares maternity care providers to manage potential emergencies during pregnancy, including first trimester complications, late pregnancy bleeding, intrapartum fetal surveillance, assisted vaginal delivery, preterm labor, PPH/maternal resuscitation, labor dystocia and shoulder dystocia.


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

 

In the Video Center

Use of Exoskeletons in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries
Researchers explore a lightweight exoskeleton system — a robotic tool that allows people with complete paralysis to rise, stand and walk — to evaluate its impact on the lives of people with spinal cord injuries.

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

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