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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
December 2012
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Physiatrists, leaders and researchers talk with Mayo Clinic staff at AAPM&R

View one-on-one interviews with leaders and researchers from throughout the country who articulate their visions for the future of physical medicine and rehabilitation at November's American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation annual assembly.

Patient Care

Treating chronic pain in children

Sherilyn W. Driscoll, M.D., discusses the changes in how physicians approach persistent pain in pediatric patients. Instead of looking at pain as simply a warning sign for an underlying disorder, many physicians are now choosing to focus on and treat the pain itself.

Mayo physicians develop minimally invasive treatment for tennis elbow

Highly invasive surgery requiring a 2-inch incision used to be the only treatment for chronic elbow pain. Using a focused aspiration of scar tissue procedure called FAST, Mayo physicians can now treat the diseased tendon without disturbing the healthy tendon tissue.


Despite proven benefits, few oncologists suggest exercise for cancer patients
Exercise can provide multiple benefits for cancer patients, including improved mobility, decreased cancer-related fatigue and improved sleep. In a recent study, Mayo researchers examine how frequently cancer patients receive guidance about exercise to help maintain functionality and improve outcomes.

Can using electronic media improve traumatic brain injury care in underserved locations?
Mayo Clinic and collaborators in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota will test new ways to provide specialized traumatic brain injury care to patients in underserved rural and urban areas.

Population-based studies reveal new data about traumatic brain injuries
Allen W. Brown, M.D., discusses how population-based research aided by the Rochester Epidemiology Project yields interesting data about traumatic brain injury incidence, related costs and long-term survival.

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Update in EMG, EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology

Feb. 24-March 2, 2013, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Review clinical neurophysiology techniques and topics including basic physiology, pathophysiology, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus on neurophysiological tests for epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis 2013: Update and Practical Management

March 1-2, 2013, in Phoenix
This course provides a research update and instruction in management strategies for physicians and health care providers who treat multiple sclerosis.

Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussions

Oct. 8-9, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
The prevalence and consequences of concussion at all levels of ice hockey are concerning. Reducing concussion risk and improving diagnosis and management require collaboration from multiple professional partners. This program generates an evidence-based action plan designed to make a difference.

See all Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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Consults & Referrals

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