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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
July 2012
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Research

New risk factor may lead to new therapies for Alzheimer's disease
In a study of 800 brain samples of patients, several hundred genes had altered expression levels that did not result from neurodegeneration, indicating that neurodegenerative diseases are caused by genes that are too active or not active enough.

Researchers identify commonalities between MS and other neurodegenerative diseases
A greater understanding of MS mimickers, neurological conditions that may share characteristics of multiple sclerosis but are identified as discrete diseases, provides insights into central nervous system disease mechanisms shared across disease types.

Study explores influence of amyloid in the brain on cognitive outcomes from shunt surgery

A prospective study will address whether head size, vascular disease and underlying Alzheimer's disease pathological factors are important to predicting outcomes from surgical shunting for patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Publication highlights collaborative achievements in neurology and neurological surgery

"Innovations in Neurology & Neurosurgery 2012" provides in-depth information about advances in translational research and its integration into clinical practice in the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic (right column tile).

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Education

Neuro-Ophthalmology Review
Sept. 14-16, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
Review recent concepts in neuro-ophthalmology, especially directed at ophthalmologists, optometrists and neurologists. Topics include giant cell arteritis, nystagmus, optic nerve sheath meningioma, pseudotumor cerebri, third nerve palsy and the treatment of diplopia.

4th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review

Sept. 27-30, 2012 in Amelia Island, Fla.
This course updates major areas of clinical interest in vascular neurology, such as management of asymptomatic vascular lesions including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis; diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to brain attack; and single-gene disorders that cause stroke.

Mayo Clinic Symposium on Concussion in Sport

Sept. 28-29, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This on-site and webcast symposium highlights the epidemiology of concussion in sport; pathophysiology of concussion; sideline and outpatient clinical evaluation; standard and novel diagnostic strategies; and implementation of return-to-activity guidelines. Intended audience includes athletic trainers and directors, allied health professionals, and physicians.

Neurorehabilitation Summit

Oct. 25-26, 2012, in Rochester, Minn.
Learn about the latest developments related to common diagnoses, including brain disorders, spinal cord injury and disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. The summit addresses research initiatives, advances in medicine, innovative technology and clinical applications.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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