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August 2018

Patient Care

Center for Sleep Medicine offers options for patients with obstructive sleep apnea
At the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine, a multidisciplinary team of medical, surgical and dental experts specialize in the care of patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.

Innovative oral appliances improve outcomes for patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Oral appliances can improve important outcomes in selected patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea. Innovations include compliance recorders to help in long-term follow-up and emerging technologies to remotely adjust the appliance to optimize upper airway patency.

Maxillomandibular advancement surgery treats obstructive sleep apnea effectively
Maxillomandibular advancement surgery should be considered for any patient with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, if surgical management is desired. At Mayo Clinic, more than half of patients with obstructive sleep apnea achieve elimination (apnea-hypopnea index less than 5).

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy helps patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Activation of the genioglossus muscle via stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve is a new approach for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In a 2014 study, stimulation was associated with a 68 percent reduction in the apnea-hypopnea index.

New neurovascular techniques expand treatment options for patients with intracranial aneurysms
Mayo Clinic neurovascular specialists manage complex intracranial aneurysms successfully — with low morbidity and low mortality — through the use of treatment modalities such as extracranial to intracranial bypass, coiling, stenting and microvascular procedures.
 

Research

Direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty improves patient recovery time
Researchers found that patients who underwent direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip arthroplasty had objectively faster recovery than patients who had mini-posterior approach. Functional milestones occurred about five days earlier for patients with DAA.

Lung cancer tumor board meetings broadcast live
The multidisciplinary assembly provides up-to-date treatment options for patients with lung cancer, explores enrollment in clinical trials, and enhances cross-discipline education from the exchange of information and expert opinion. Meetings are broadcast live to Mayo Clinic Care Network members.

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Education

92nd Annual Clinical Reviews 2018 — November
Nov. 5-7, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This comprehensive program offers lectures, panel and roundtable discussions on problems of general interest in various areas of medicine, surgery and pediatrics relevant to clinical practice. A pre-course American Board of Family Medicine
Health Behavior KSA — November 4 session also is available.

Mayo Clinic 4th Annual Update on Infectious Diseases for Primary Care 2019
Jan. 19-20, 2019, in Phoenix
Concise, evidence-based presentations explore emerging infections, multiple resistant pathogens, new diagnostics, guidelines, regulations and antimicrobials to enhance providers' ability to diagnose, treat and prevent infections commonly seen in practice.


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In the Video Center

Improving access with living-donor liver transplantation
Transplant surgeon Adyr A. Moss, M.D., discusses the benefits of living-donor liver transplantation, which can improve quality of life and decrease mortality for the recipient. Dr. Moss highlights therapies available for specialized cases, including unresectable cholangiocarcinomas.

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

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