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April 2018

Patient Care

Targeted treatments for HCV facilitate high rates of response
Hugo E. Vargas, M.D., a gastroenterologist and hepatologist specializing in viral hepatitis and liver transplantation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, answers several key questions about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and recent advances in treatment approaches.

Broaden evaluation and initiate timely interventions for pediatric cardiogenic shock
Pediatric cardiogenic shock is a nonspecific and challenging clinical scenario of decompensated heart failure and impending cardiovascular collapse. Prompt identification, evaluation and treatment of cardiogenic shock can improve outcomes and decrease mortality in critically ill pediatric patients.

Single-incision IPAA reduces postoperative stay for children with chronic ulcerative colitis
For children whose chronic ulcerative colitis can't be managed with medication, single-incision laparoscopic ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is a safe alternative to standard laparoscopic-assisted IPAA and can reduce postoperative length of stay without affecting short-term postoperative morbidity.
 

Research

Oral anticoagulant types linked to increased risks of kidney function decline or failure
Research indicates renal function decline is common among patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulant agents. Dabigatran and rivaroxaban, in particular, may be associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes than warfarin.

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Education

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.


Healthy Living Program for Physicians 2018
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.


Clinical Updates in Allergy and Immunology 2018
July 27-29, 2018, in Coronado, Calif.
This course focuses on food-related allergic disorders, including guidelines for food allergy testing, cross-specialty clinical practice strategies for eosinophilic esophagitis and celiac disease management, recommendations with respect to early introduction of peanut in allergy prone children, and recent FDA-approved medications for allergy.


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

 

In the Video Center

Pericardial Disease and Treatment
Heart specialists discuss their multidisciplinary approach to optimal management of pericarditis, including their pioneering approach to noninvasive diagnostic imaging.

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

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