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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
December 2012
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Patient Care

RUSI helps new mothers resolve lower back pain

Radiation-free rehabilitative ultrasound imaging allows a postpartum patient to see her abdominal muscles during a workout. Her physical therapist can see which muscles are having trouble contracting and modify exercises to target specific muscle groups.

Simple methods reduce patients' radiation exposure by nearly half

Researchers have dramatically cut the amount of radiation that patients and medical personnel are exposed to during invasive cardiovascular procedures through targeted modifications in the use of standard X-ray equipment, coupled with intensive radiation safety training.

Movement Disorders Laboratory classifies problems of the central nervous system

An assessment tool that comprises simultaneous EEG, EMG and video recordings taken while a patient exhibits abnormal movements plus tremor frequency analysis, quantitative brain wave analysis, dystonia mapping studies and movement pattern analysis helps to classify movement disorders precisely.

Research

Not all fat cells are alike
Endocrinologists study why some tissues in some people convert fatty acids into abnormal amounts of signaling molecules while other tissues are protected, either by not taking up fatty acids or by storing the fatty acids in a more benign form.

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Education

25th Annual Selected Topics in Internal Medicine
Jan. 28-Feb.1, 2013, in Big Island, Hawaii
This course summarizes recent updates, clinical studies and new guidelines that impact practice. Topics include indications and adverse effects of newly approved medications, management options for rhinosinusitis and valvular heart disease, and indications, complications and technique for intra-articular steroid injections.

Individualized Breast, GYN, and Colon Cancer Management: New Data and Updates Relevant to Patient Care
Feb. 15-16, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Topics include breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies and colon cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment with emphasis on management guidelines, molecular diagnosis and individualization of cancer therapy based on molecular profiles, and optimal surveillance after treatment.

See all Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Joseph M. Accurso, M.D.
Radiology in Florida

Irina Bancos, M.D.
Endocrinology in Minnesota

Kristi S. Borowski, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Minnesota

Larry C. Daugherty, M.D.
Radiation Oncology in Florida

James M. Lance, D.O.
Family Medicine in Florida

Isabel Mira-Avendano, M.D.
Pulmonary Medicine in Florida

Cherie B. Nau, O.D.
Ophthalmology in Minnesota

Jason S. O'Grady, M.D.
Family Medicine in Minnesota

Vinaya Simha, MBBS, M.D.
Endocrinology in Minnesota

Arveen K. Thethi, M.D.
Allergy in Florida

Paul H. Tran, M.D.
Plastic Surgery in Minnesota

Rashmi Unwala, M.D.
Dermatology in Arizona

Katherine S. Tzou, M.D.
Radiation Oncology in Florida

Darko Vucicevic, M.D.
Hospital Internal Medicine in Arizona

Gisella S. Wong Nano, M.D.
Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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