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November 2017

Patient Care

Flexible endoscopic approach yields promising results for the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
Mayo Clinic experience and recently published data suggest that one or two treatments using a flexible endoscopic approach can provide a high rate of symptom relief and a low rate of diverticular recurrence or persistence.

Early referral and evaluation benefit patients with pectus deformities
Untreated pectus excavatum has cosmetic as well as progressive cardiopulmonary consequences. Both open and minimally invasive operative correction by experienced surgeons in high-volume centers yield excellent results.

Telemedicine delivers neonatal resuscitation expertise to community hospitals
Mayo neonatologists use emergency video telemedicine to support community providers during high-risk deliveries at 10 Mayo Clinic Health System sites. The program ensures that 100 percent of newborns have access to advanced resuscitation expertise.


Research explores therapeutic mechanism for DBS
Recent findings suggest that subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (DBS) provokes dopamine release and that its concentration varies depending on the site being stimulated. DBS of the subthalamic nucleus has been shown to be an effective treatment for movement disorders.

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Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program for Physicians
Jan. 11-13, March 8-10, June 7-9, Aug. 9-11 and Oct. 25-27, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
Lifestyle medicine can prevent and treat chronic disease and improve quality of life. Invigorate your knowledge of and commitment to physical activity, nutrition, and resiliency and the mind-body connection.

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.

Internal Medicine Recertification Course 2018
March 19-21, 2018, in Marina del Rey, Calif.
Focus on the application of clinical reasoning to the manifestation of common problems and to common symptoms of uncommon medical problems. Review key images and points to enhance understanding of new knowledge. Implement strategies regarding the evaluation and management of internal medicine diseases.

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


In the Video Center

Advances in Colorectal Cancer Screening
Mayo specialists discuss advancements in colorectal cancer screening, including the multitarget stool DNA test. Safe, noninvasive, easy-to-use tests may improve compliance with colorectal cancer screening guidelines.

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

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