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August 2017

Patient Care

Proton beam therapy provides better outcomes for treatment of some neurological tumors
Proton beam therapy targets tumors more precisely than photon radiation, limiting damage to surrounding healthy organs and tissue and offering the possibility of using higher doses of radiation for more-beneficial outcomes.

Endoscopic submucosal dissection cure rates comparable to surgery for select lesions
Endoscopic submucosal dissection allows en bloc resection of premalignant and early-stage malignant lesions of the stomach, colorectum and esophagus with curative rates comparable to surgery. It's technically challenging, however, with few formal learning opportunities in the U.S.

Collaboration improves hepatocellular carcinoma and liver transplant outcomes
Mayo Clinic's efficient, coordinated care leads to superior outcomes for patients with liver cancer and liver transplantation.

Interbody fusion corrects spinal deformity without bone removal
Minimally invasive procedures for interbody fusion, including lateral interbody fusion and percutaneous interbody fusion, can offer patients minimal blood loss, less pain, shorter hospitalization and quicker recovery.


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91st Annual Clinical Reviews 2017 — November
Nov. 6-8, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
Topics include stroke and cerebrovascular disease, eating disorders, childhood abdominal pain, hyperlipidemia, medical cannabis, sexually transmitted infections, anxiety, testosterone supplementation, plagiocephaly, proton pump inhibitor side effects, febrile seizures in children and foot pain.

Geriatric Update for the Primary Care Provider 2017
Nov. 9, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
This course features treatment for Parkinson's disease, total joint replacement, polypharmacy for older adult patients, diabetic foot wound management, activity for the aging, heart failure management and chronic noncancer pain.

Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease 2017
Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Atlantic Beach, Fla.
This course focuses on the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. Topics include high-risk and survivorship issues.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Mayo heart specialists discuss the importance of continuous monitoring of adults living with congenital heart disease and the timing of surgical intervention to provide the best-possible quality of life for patients who need recurrent treatment.

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