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February 2019

Patient Care

Elbow replacement technique can provide long-term treatment option
A prosthetic elbow developed at Mayo Clinic has minimal rates of revision, offering a stable and durable joint replacement for people with debilitating elbow injuries.

Stealth approach lowers the risk of tissue damage for patients with deep-seated brain lesions
Minimally invasive surgery using a tubular retractor system can be an option for selected patients with subcortical high-grade glioma, metastatic brain tumors or vascular lesions.

Specialties converge to treat patients with Graves' orbitopathy
At Mayo Clinic, patients with Graves' orbitopathy are seen by an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist and ENT surgeon, who work together to minimize or eliminate postoperative eye misalignment and double vision for those patients.


Statistical registry assesses transplant centers
A critical resource — the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients — helps physicians refer patients for possible organ transplantation.

Meta-analysis supports left atrial occlusion device for some patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
Left atrial occlusion devices provide a treatment option for patients at significant risk of thromboembolic stroke for whom long-term anticoagulation is contraindicated or felt to be suboptimal.

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


Trending Topics in Internal Medicine 2019
May 16-18, 2019, in Aspen, Colo.
Topics include data on current medical fads, battling misinformation in the era of social media, managing patients with pain during the opioid epidemic and up-to-date health care policy reviews.

5th Annual Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Review for Primary Care 2019
May 23-25, 2019, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Gain a better perspective of how to recognize and diagnose common rheumatologic disorders and determine which patients can be managed in your practice and which need referral to a specialist.

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


In the Video Center

Brain aneurysm treatment
Leonardo Rangel Castilla, M.D., discusses various treatment options for cerebral aneurysms, including microsurgery clip ligation and endovascular embolization.

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

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