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March 2018

Patient Care

Research focusing on pathophysiological mechanisms associated with IBS guides development of emerging interventions
A growing number of available and emerging pharmacological options for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) seek to alter the disease-modifying mechanisms leading to gut dysfunction or the long-term natural history of the disorder.

Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulant Do's and Don'ts
Mayo specialists discuss the new Food and Drug Administration drug watch list and, specifically, direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs). DOACs offer many benefits, including a reduction in major bleeding and full therapeutic benefit within one to three hours.
 

Research

Biomarkers lead to targeted therapies for patients with migraine
Mayo researchers are using brain MRI to develop objective biomarkers for the classification of migraine. Their goal is to identify objective differences among people with migraine and other headache types that predict treatment responses, resulting in more-targeted therapies.

Psychiatrists urged to consider electroconvulsive therapy as an option for difficult adolescent cases
This review study finds electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) safe and effective for refractory adolescent psychiatric illness. For patients to benefit from ECT, however, psychiatrists must keep this therapy on the list of potential interventions.

See all Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Education

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.

4th Annual Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Review for Primary Care 2018
May 17-19, 2018, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Topics include basic clinical and therapeutic aspects of rheumatologic conditions, interpretation skills for rheumatology laboratory testing, and identification of patients who can be managed in primary care practices and patients who need to be referred to rheumatology specialists.


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.


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

 

In the Video Center

Brain & Central Nervous System Cancers: Personalized Care for Each Patient
Mayo experts discuss advancements in diagnostic tools, surgical techniques and radiation therapies and a tumor classification system that help them to provide personalized care plans for patients with brain and central nervous system cancers.

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

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