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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
January 2015
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Patient Care

American Thyroid Association revises thyroid cancer management guidelines

Thyroid cancer management is revolving rapidly, to a more minimalistic, individualized approach for low-risk patients, and to more-targeted and evidence-based therapeutic approaches for advanced-stage disease.

Chronic cough clinic addresses non-acid reflux, neuronal hypersensitivity

A unique chronic cough clinic at Mayo's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with refractory cough symptoms, including those who fail to respond to acid suppression therapy.

Mayo Clinic Valvular Heart Disease Clinic offers MitraClip

Patient experience with the MitraClip device, which fixes the anterior and posterior mitral leaflets together under transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) guidance to treat mitral regurgitation, has been favorable, with minimal access site discomfort and rapid recovery.

FDA and CMS approve Cologuard for CRC screening

Recently approved by the FDA and simultaneously covered by Medicare, Cologuard is a noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer with demonstrated 92 percent sensitivity in detecting cancer stages I-IV and 94 percent sensitivity for detecting early-stage CRC.

Research

Study explores SSRI action at the molecular level in patients with MDD
Mayo researchers have performed the first genome-wide association study for plasma concentrations of escitalopram and its metabolites in patients with major depressive disorder who were treated with the medication.

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

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Education

11th Annual Update on Women's Health
March 5-7, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course addresses the unique needs of female patients and their health care providers related to cardiovascular health, breast health, obstetrics, gynecology, menopause, infectious diseases, endocrinology, dermatology, ophthalmology, musculoskeletal health and psychosocial health.

Diabetes Intensive Training Theory and Practicum
Apr. 6-June 19, 2015, online
Offered through Blackboard Learn, this graduate-credit-level professional, self-paced, 12-week curriculum includes a pretest, 16 modules for study and a post-test requiring an 80 percent passing score for continuing education credit. The modules each take an average of two hours to complete.

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

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In the Video Center

Stepping Down Asthma Medication: A Health Care Delivery Solution for Overtreatment?
In a Grand Rounds presentation, Matthew A. Rank, M.D., discusses research about the overtreatment of asthma. Topics include population-level trends, the risks associated with reduction and methods of reducing patients' use on medication.

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

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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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