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March 2019

Patient Care

Bypassing ICU lowers risk of related morbidities following liver transplant
More than half the patients who have liver transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are fast-tracked after the procedure to the surgical ward, bypassing the intensive care unit (ICU).

Technique modification enhances treatment of irreparable rotator cuff injuries
Orthopedic surgeons using an acellular human dermal allograft to perform superior capsule reconstruction employ leftover allograft to resurface the acromion undersurface, providing more-durable outcomes for patients with rotator cuff injuries.

Mayo specialists integrate complementary, alternative therapies to treat patients with FGIDs
Gastroenterologists discuss the Mayo Clinic experience and research in the use of dietary interventions and other nonpharmacological measures to manage irritable bowel syndrome and other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).

Research

Mayo urologists implement standardized guideline for pain management, opioids prescription
A task force focused on patients undergoing urologic surgery recommends nonnarcotic pain regimens as first line treatment and maximum recommended quantities of opioids based on similar levels of perceived pain.

High-sensitivity troponin assays allow quicker diagnosis of patients with acute ischemic heart disease
FDA-approved assays T Gen 5 and hsTnI detect even the smallest rise in troponin levels, allowing for faster recognition of acute myocardial infarction and heart attack.

Apixaban associated with fewer blood clots than dalteparin in patients with cancer
In a six-month trial that showed the direct oral anticoagulant apixaban to be safe and effective, patients receiving the blood thinner therapy preferred oral apixaban over injectable dalteparin.

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

Education

26th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update 2019
June 17-21, 2019, in Amelia Island, Fla.
This course focuses on current diagnostic and therapeutic options for common illnesses seen in primary care, including diabetes mellitus, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer's dementia, chronic pain and obesity.


ABIM MOC Module: 2018-2019 Update in Hospital Medicine (June 3 ― Questions 1-15 and June 4 ― Questions 16-30)
June 3-4, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
This program helps participants identify content areas of personal strength and weakness; recall clinical presentation, diagnosis and management; and apply evidence-based medicine principles.


ABIM MOC Module: 2018-2019 Update in Internal Medicine (June 5 ― Questions 1-15 and June 6 ― Questions 16-30)
June 5-6, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
This program helps participants identify content areas of personal strength and weakness; recall clinical presentation, diagnosis and management; and apply evidence-based medicine principles.


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

 

In the Video Center

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

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