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October 2017

Patient Care

Wide-awake hand surgery improves quality of care and patient satisfaction
Wide-awake local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT) allows specialists to perform hand surgery procedures such as carpal tunnel release, tendon repair and removal of masses while patients are under local anesthesia.

The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, heart attack and increased risk of sudden death. For patients with heart failure, however, central sleep apnea may complement but probably doesn't worsen the disease.

Overview of the Kidney Transplant Process at Mayo Clinic
Patrick G. Dean, M.D., discusses the advantages of living-donor kidney transplantation, provides an overview of the kidney transplant operation, and explains what patients can do to be in the best condition possible for surgery.

Wrist replacement preserves range of motion for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Wrist replacement, rather than fusion, can provide relief from pain and instability while preserving the range of motion needed for daily activities.


Mayo researchers evaluate gastrointestinal safety profile of 3 commonly prescribed direct oral anticoagulants
This retrospective, propensity-matched study provides head-to-head comparisons of dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban taken for atrial fibrillation, to help evaluate their risk of causing gastrointestinal bleeding.

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91st Annual Clinical Reviews 2017 — November
Nov. 6-8, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
Focus includes appropriate immunizations for children and adults for protection against preventable infectious diseases, medications helpful in reducing perioperative risk in patients having a surgical procedure, and identification of patients who are good candidates for new medical and surgical approaches to obesity.

30th Annual Selected Topics in Internal Medicine 2018
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018, in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
This course features recent updates, clinical studies, clinical practice strategies and new guidelines that impact practice in general medicine plus indications and major adverse effects of newly FDA-approved medications that are applicable to a general medicine practice.

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In the Video Center

Antidepressant-Induced Female Sexual Dysfunction
Depression can be both a symptom and a cause of sexual dysfunction. Jordan Rullo, Ph.D., L.P., discusses a variety of treatment options to improve sexual function impacted by antidepressants.

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

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