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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
September 2013
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Patient Care

Endoscopic surgery eliminates potentially disfiguring facial approaches for extradural central skull base tumors
At Mayo Clinic, all pituitary adenomas plus meningiomas, clival chordomas, nasal tumors, chondrosarcomas, craniopharyngiomas, lymphomas and melanomas are now treated using endoscopic techniques that allow access via the nose and sinuses.

Innovative neuro-ICU monitoring improves outcomes
Neuro-ICU specialists use noninvasive cerebral oxygenation monitoring to evaluate patients after subaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and continuous, real-time EEG monitoring to react quickly to patients with seizure activity.


Mayo Clinic recognized as pediatric MS center of excellence
Diagnosis, treatment and management of pediatric MS is challenging, in part because its repeated attacks on the CNS occur during childhood development. Six designated centers are enrolling patients in a database to support studies of MS in children.

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Impairment Without Disability 6th Annual Conference

Oct. 10-11, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn.
Topics include the physician's impact on preventing work disability, improved communication for handling injured or ill employees, the negative impact that poor handling of the return-to-work process has on patients and the economy, and the physician's role in defining appropriate disability management criteria.

8th International Mayo Spine Course — Huashan/Mayo Spine Course

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, in Shanghai
This national workshop for spine practical anatomy and surgical techniques is designed for surgeons and nonoperative clinicians with a special interest in the treatment of spinal disorders. Lectures, discussions, debates, presentations and a hands-on cadaver skills lab are offered.

Neuroradiology: Practice to Innovation

Nov. 11-15, 2013, in Cayman Islands
Review common diseases involving the brain, neck and spine plus imaging techniques to help distinguish tumefactive multiple sclerosis from other disease, salient features of cognitive decline imaging, common pitfalls in neuroimaging of children, primary features of temporal bone anatomy and updated elements of MRI safety.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

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Consults & Referrals

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