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November 2018

Patient Care

Inherited syndromes associated with colorectal cancer development
Using family history and appropriate genetic testing to identify patients with these inherited syndromes can help clinicians estimate a patient's cancer risk and determine appropriate cancer screening, surveillance or preventive interventions.

Fractures around joint replacement arthroplasties can be treated in a single procedure
Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience treating patients with periprosthetic fractures. The surgeons' expertise extends to young patients who have severe trauma as well as older patients who experience low-energy trauma after joint replacement.

Robotic-assisted urologic surgery for children decreases pain and scarring
Mayo Clinic Children's Center is one of a few specialized U.S. centers that offer robotic-assisted urologic surgery for children. The minimally invasive technology is routinely used to treat the many children with complex conditions who are seen at Mayo Clinic.


Study explores intrathecal injections for patients with spinal cord injury
Mayo Clinic is enrolling patients in a clinical trial of adipose stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury caused by trauma. Participants will receive intrathecal injections of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. No surgery or implantable medical device is required.

Data supports causal associations between atherosclerosis pathways and plasma ceramides
The pathophysiology of atherosclerosis is a complex intersection of dyslipidemia, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and platelet activation. Recent data supports causal associations between each of these pathways and plasma ceramides.

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

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Communication for Clinicians: What You Really Need to Know
Jan. 27, 2019, in Waikoloa, Hawaii
This four-hour workshop explains the fundamental skills that underlie various communication techniques and provides clinicians with a set of communication fundamentals applicable to nearly all communication scenarios. Focus includes motivational interviewing, SPIKES protocol, relationship-centered communication, and conflict and negotiation.

31st Annual Selected Topics in Internal Medicine 2019
Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019, in Waikoloa, Hawaii
This postgraduate course updates general internists, internist-subspecialists, family medicine specialists and other primary health care professionals on some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice. Topics include new guidelines, clinical trials and medications.

Optimizing Provider Potential: Beating Burnout 2019
Feb. 3, 2019, in Waimea, Hawaii
Learn to recognize burnout in yourself, colleagues and patients, and leave this session with a personal plan for beating burnout and guidelines for immediate implementation.

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


In the Video Center

Palpating the brain with MR elastography to detect raised intracranial pressure
MR elastography may be a way to noninvasively detect increased intracranial pressure, which would improve both diagnosis and treatment.

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