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July 2018

Patient Care

Mayo offers laparoscopic gastrectomy for patients with advanced gastric cancer
The minimally invasive procedure offers faster recovery, less blood loss and pain, and a return to eating and normal bowel function more quickly. The hospital stay is shorter and the patient is less likely to need a feeding tube.

Dog bites in children
Any animal has the potential to bite a child, especially if its space is invaded. Denise B. Klinkner, M.D., M.Ed., Mayo Clinic pediatric surgeon, discusses a dog bite case study, what may be gleaned from it and when to transfer these patients.


Test identifies the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody
Mayo Clinic has developed the first test available in the United States to identify the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody in patients' blood. The MOG antibody can distinguish a spectrum of autoimmune demyelinating diseases from multiple sclerosis.

Novel device may provide an alternative to liver transplantation
Mayo Clinic is developing a bioartificial liver to support patients with acute liver failure. The Mayo Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver has been shown to reduce the severity of liver disease and improve survival in laboratory testing on pigs.

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

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Individualizing Medicine Conference
Sept. 12-13, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference provides opportunities for the multidisciplinary care team to discover and discuss emerging topics in applied genomics through plenary and focused sessions. Key themes include recent discoveries in pharmacogenomics, cancer diagnosis and treatment, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and functional genomics.

Minimally Disruptive Medicine 2018
Oct. 2-3, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
Minimally disruptive medicine provides a kind and careful frame for considering the provision of health care for patients with chronic conditions. Learn to differentiate between noncompliance and workload-capacity imbalance from patient stories and use practical tools and techniques to apply minimally disruptive medicine in practice.

Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2018
Oct. 25-26, 2018, in Kohler, Wis.
Topics include the shift in guidelines and public concern regarding the use of opioids in medical practice, evidence-based guidelines, medication monitoring, tapering and legal considerations, plus difficult patient conversations and guidelines to standardize the practice of opioid prescribing.

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


In the Video Center

Modern Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Mayo specialists use a minimally invasive surgical technique that combines living-donor transplant and bilateral nephrectomy into one operation to treat patients with polycystic kidney disease. The approach helps patients avoid dialysis and recover more quickly.

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

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