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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
January 2014
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Patient Care

Endoscopic therapy offers long-term survival rates similar to those for esophagectomy

Researchers in Florida examined national outcomes from endoscopic treatment compared with esophagectomy for 1,619 patients with early-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma. After findings were adjusted for patient and tumor-related factors, overall survival rates were similar.

MR enterography well-tolerated in older pediatric IBD patients

Magnetic resonance (MR) enterography is a radiation-sparing alternative to CT with a high sensitivity for active disease. A recent study shows it is well-tolerated in pediatric IBD patients age 9 and older.

Managing refractory edema in patients receiving palliative care

The goal of complex decongestive therapy is to normalize tissue volume and texture. Mayo Clinic researchers recently examined the benefits associated with prescribing complex decongestive therapy for patients seen in the chronic disease and palliative care settings.

Research

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk of heart disease
Research indicates that patients with chronic inflammatory conditions plus contributing factors such as early menopause, severe rheumatoid arthritis and immunity to cytomegalovirus may be in greater jeopardy for developing heart disease.

Patients with IBD are at higher risk of stroke and heart attack
Analysis of nine studies of more than 150,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease points to a 10 to 25 percent increased risk of stroke and heart attacks in those patients. The increased risk was more prominent in women.

Translational research is focus of new Rehabilitation Medicine Center
Analysis of nine studies of more than 150,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease points to a 10 to 25 percent increased risk of stroke and heart attacks in those patients. The increased risk was more prominent in women.

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Education

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training: Improving Transportation Safety Through Education and Certification
Effective May 21, 2014, all health care professionals who perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for CMV drivers must complete accredited certification training. This interactive course provides administrative and clinical knowledge necessary to complete the examination.

Clinical Reviews 2014: 25th Annual Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Update
March 26-29, 2104, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course features medical updates and management strategies for various diseases. Programming includes lectures, panel discussions, breakout sessions and a unique interactive format that allows immediate audience participation. Meet the Preceptor luncheons provide interaction between faculty and learners.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

David D. Lee, M.D.
Transplantation in Florida

Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D.
Oncology in Minnesota

Sujata Singh, MBBS
Hospital Internal Medicine in Arizona

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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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