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January 2018

Patient Care

Awake craniotomy offers better outcomes for patients with tumors in eloquent motor and sensory tissue
Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have successfully expanded their use of awake craniotomy from the removal of tumors in the cortical speech area of the brain to areas of eloquent motor and sensory tissue.

A New Future for Cystic Fibrosis
Alberto Pochettino, M.D., a thoracic and cardiac surgeon, explains a progressive, simultaneous approach to double-lung transplant that can reduce the risk of infection and pneumonia, while allowing patients to recover more quickly.


Researchers recommend active screening for obesity in postmenopausal women
Weight gain and increased visceral fat contribute to issues unique to women at midlife, including vasomotor symptoms, mood disorders and sleep disturbances. Research indicates that appropriate education, treatment and support help postmenopausal women maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Older patients face increased risk after dacryocystorhinostomy
Research indicates that in patients age 80 and older, the rate of symptom resolution after dacryocystorhinostomy was significantly lower and the risk of serious complications was higher than that of younger patients.

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Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician 2018
March 5-9, 2018, in Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
This course targets the integration of pain and palliative services across disciplines and includes topics related to the management of complex chronic pain, cancer pain, mood comorbidities, addiction and other end-of-life symptomatology.

Updates in Family Medicine 2018
March 8-10, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.
Topics include early symptoms of mental illness, the benefits of early intervention, and best treatments; appropriate immunizations for children and adults for protection against infectious diseases; and how to improve the lipid profile in patients with hyperlipidemia using lifestyle changes and pharmacologic agents.

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


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Transforming the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies
Mayo specialists discuss new clinical trials, medications, therapies and individualized treatment plans for patients with hematologic malignancies.

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

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