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March 2017

Patient Care

MHT improves menopausal symptoms but not weight gain
Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is the most effective treatment for menopausal vasomotor symptoms, but it cannot be recommended as a therapy to help women at midlife lose weight.

MUSE eliminates need for PPIs in most patients
Many patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have a suboptimal response to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Long-term use is associated with a growing list of adverse events. Endoscopic fundoplication has emerged as an effective alternative to medical and surgical GERD management.
 

Research

Stem cells may prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy in patients with cancer
Mesenchymal stem cells act as therapy for nervous system diseases by carrying extracellular products across the blood-brain barrier in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The stem cells may also be used to deliver nerve protection to patients before chemotherapy.

In mice studies, lipocalin-2 protein helps protect against sepsis
Researchers now seek an agent that pumps up the protective response against sepsis in humans and downstream pathways that can be augmented to prevent further central nervous system damage.

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Education

Internal Medicine Master Class and Board Review
Stay up-to-date and earn credits painlessly. Prepare for the board exam more effectively. Mayo Clinic's online courses are designed to fit physicians' busy schedules.

38th Annual Practice of Internal Medicine 2017
May 1-5, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
Explore some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice, including management of medical issues seen in gastroenterology, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, pulmonary, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology and women's health.


Hot Topics in Primary Care 2017
May 5, 2017, in Eau Claire, Wis.
Topics include the health impact of pediatric obesity and lifestyle choices to help treat it, new guidelines to diagnose and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and how adaption of safe social media practices can enhance patient care.


Mayo Clinic Summer Pediatric Review 2017
June 15-17, 2017, in Minneapolis
Focus includes the incorporation of information from reviews of commonly encountered clinical scenarios into practice, evaluation and management of patients from information provided during in-depth reviews of the topics of subjects, and effective clinical strategies for diagnosing and managing challenging problems.

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

 

In the Video Center

Researchers Locate Master Cutoff Switch for Cancer-Causing HER2 Protein
A small site in the HER2 protein enables it to pair up, forming a molecular switch that sets off a cascade of events that turn normal cells cancerous. Disrupting this site can stem the growth of breast cancer cells.

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

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