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January 2019

Patient Care

Thyroid cancer survivorship program provides support, resources
A program designed for patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer who have completed curative-intent treatment provides an individualized survivorship care plan that documents treatment, cancer staging, thyroid hormone replacement goals, potential side effects from treatment and expected future follow-up.

Statin Choice Decision-Aid tool helps estimate patients' risk of cardiovascular disease
The Mayo Clinic Statin Choice Decision-Aid tool helps clinicians have meaningful conversations with their patients about whether they should use statins to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cortical-based trajectory screws enable less invasive lumbar fusion
The new, less invasive technique for lumbar fusion allows surgeons to avoid the extensive soft tissue and muscle dissection associated with open surgery.


Anticholinergic agent oxybutynin may reduce the frequency of hot flashes
Researchers found that oxybutynin reduced the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in study participants unable to take hormone replacement therapy, including women who have survived breast cancer. Oxybutynin does not interfere with the metabolism of tamoxifen.

BAN2401 antibody may be capable of removing protein that causes Alzheimer's disease from the brain
Researchers are cautiously optimistic that a new antibody known as BAN2401 will continue to show an ability to delay the progression of amyloid accumulation in the brain, as it has during early-phase clinical trials.

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

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Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician 2019
March 18-22, 2019, in Palm Desert, Calif.
This course features the integration of pain and palliative services across disciplines and includes topics related to the management of complex chronic pain, cancer pain, mood comorbidities, addiction and other end-of-life symptomatology.

4th Annual SKIN: Practical Dermatology for the Generalist 2019
April 25-27, 2019, in Chicago
This course covers multiple aspects of dermatology including management of moles, skin infections, cancers, rashes and lumps and bumps, plus simple dermatologic procedures. Presentations are relevant to nondermatologists and primary care providers who care for patients with skin conditions.

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


In the Video Center

Fibromuscular dysplasia: A mystery of vascular medicine
Mayo Clinic vascular specialists discuss fibromuscular dysplasia, which causes stenosis and aneurysm of the medium-sized arteries in the body. The rare, likely congenital disorder primarily affects women.

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

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