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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
November 2012
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Patient Care

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.

New mobile apps inform diagnostic test selection and interpretation
Lab Catalog allows searches for tests by disease, test name or test ID and provides direct access to educational resources. Lab Reference provides quick access to reference values, uses, method names, cautions, testing algorithms, and clinical and interpretive information.

Study confirms smartphone delivers quality medical images for telestroke services
Research conducted in Arizona supports the use of smartphone medical images to evaluate stroke patients in remote locations through telemedicine. The study is the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone teleradiology applications in a real-world telestroke network.


BACE2 enzyme lowers beta-amyloid levels 2 ways to combat Alzheimers' disease
Researchers in Florida identified the enzyme BACE2 as an attractive candidate for gene therapy to treat AD. BACE2 both prevents the production of and destroys beta-amyloid, a toxic protein fragment that litters the brains of patients with AD.

New research to identify early biomarkers for Parkinson's disease
Up to 80 percent of a patient's dopamine-producing neurons have degenerated by the time PD is diagnosed. An NIH-funded study will explore subclinical changes in movement, cognition, sleep and sense of smell to determine when signs of PD begin.

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Electromyography (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG), and Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice

Feb. 24-March 2, 2013, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Review techniques and topics pertaining to basic physiology, pathophysiology, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus includes clinical correlation of neurophysiological tests used for the evaluation of patients with epilepsy and sleep, movement 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.

Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery

April 3-6, 2013, in Phoenix
Inflammatory sinus disease curriculum highlights advanced, salvage and novel treatment strategies. Endoscopic skull base surgery curriculum both introduces the novice surgeon to basic techniques and provides advanced training for the more experienced surgeon. Hands-on dissection sessions will be conducted.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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