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Mayo Clinic Physician Update e-Edition
April 2014
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Patient Care

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center to open facility in downtown Minneapolis

Mayo Clinic recently announced plans to open a sports medicine facility in downtown Minneapolis and a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx.

Holistic approach to brain injury rehabilitation improves patient outcomes

Addressing psychological issues, such as mood swings or ability to communicate with family members, helps improve outcomes in patients with brain injuries, according to Thomas Bergquist, Ph.D., L.P., of Mayo Clinic's departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Psychology.


Research helps identify effective spasticity management strategies for children with cerebral palsy
Physiatrist Joline E. Brandenburg, M.D, and colleagues are studying the use of an ultrasound elastography technique called shear wave ultrasound elastography to quantify passive muscle stiffness in children with CP before and after BoNT injections.

Myostatin shows promise as a drug target for sarcopenia
Researcher Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., discusses the discovery that the growth and differentiation factor-8 functions as a potent negative regulator of muscle growth, and whether it can serve as a mediator of sarcopenia or cachexia and as a therapeutic target.

Telemedicine visits facilitate remote rehabilitation consultation
Catherine Schmidt, D.O., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., recently began began working with Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Barron and Rice Lake, Wis., to offer telemedicine appointments.

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Geriatrics and orthopedics residencies for physical therapists

These yearlong post-professional clinical and didactic education training programs are designed to advance a physical therapist's preparation as a provider of patient care services.

Neurorehabilitation Summit

May 19-20, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This summit provides practitioners with updates that address three common areas of neurological care: brain disorders, spinal cord dysfunction and neurodegenerative diseases. Renowned speakers will discuss advancements in clinical practice, research and innovation throughout the continuum of care.

Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

July 10-12, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Offered in collaboration with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, this course includes lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on experiences. The course is appropriate for clinicians at the beginner and intermediate-advanced levels who evaluate and treat patients with musculoskeletal and neurological diseases.

24th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine

Nov. 7-8, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This program provides an integrated approach to the injured athlete and includes case presentations, lectures and video demonstrations. Health care professionals with an interest in sports medicine and athletic trainers will find this program appropriate.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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