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February 2018

Patient Care

Tumor treatment tailored to the needs of the developing pediatric nervous system
Brain and central nervous system tumors now represent the most common cause of cancer-related death in children. New information about the molecular diversity of these tumors points the way toward targeted therapies tailored to tumor subtypes.

New guidelines change the definition of high blood pressure
New American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association comprehensive guidelines lower the blood pressure range considered normal, so people whose blood pressure used to be considered prehypertension will now be considered elevated blood pressure (stage 1 hypertension).

Missed parathyroid adenoma causes persistent hyperparathyroidism after parathyroid surgery
A case from the endocrine teaching clinics affirms that ectopic parathyroid tissue should be considered in patients with persistent primary hyperparathyroidism.


Pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic prescribing guidelines proposed
Genetic variations in patients may contribute to the variability in effectiveness and adverse-effect toxicity profile of antidepressants. More-precise pharmacotherapeutic recommendations may improve treatment.

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Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast: Opioid Edition
In eight 15-minute interviews, physicians discuss the new opioid prescribing guidelines, resources available to guide the assessment of a patients' candidacy for opioid therapy, and, when appropriate, recommendations for which drug, what dosage and how long a therapy should be considered.

27th Annual Internal Medicine Board Review 2018
June 4-8, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This program assists with American Board of Internal Medicine initial and recertification examinations and provides a review for daily practice, including choosing next best steps in diagnosis and management of common conditions and application of evidence-based medicine principles to answer clinical questions.

18th Annual Nutrition and Wellness in Health and Disease 2018
Sept. 27-28, 2018, in San Antonio
Nutrition, physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors are vital components in the promotion of health and in the treatment of disease. This program highlights ambulatory nutrition and wellness topics with multidisciplinary faculty.

An Overview of Perioperative Medicine 2018
Oct. 10-13, 2018, in Seattle
This course updates general internists, internist-subspecialists, family medicine specialists and other health care providers on the practical, clinical side of preoperative assessment and postoperative management.

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Advances in Epilepsy Diagnostics and Treatment
When used to detect or focus on the abnormalities causing epilepsy, advanced diagnostics and sophisticated imaging techniques can help guide treatment options and ultimately transform patient care.

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