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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
November 2012
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Standardized assessment tool may provide insight into youth at risk of suicide

Researchers who identified differences between how boys and girls look at suicide and suicide attempts and clinically endorsed those differences found that boys and girls look at factors such as hopelessness, anxiety and self-hate very differently.

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.

Helping women with SCI navigate pregnancy and childbirth

Physicians who treat young women with spinal cord injury (SCI) are becoming accustomed to addressing the topic of pregnancy. Using a team approach, these physicians work with obstetricians to help women with SCI through safe and successful pregnancies.

Conflicting guidelines can impede colon cancer screening

More colon cancer screening options and conflicting recommendations may deter some physicians from screening patients. A Mayo Clinic specialist says any test is better than no test and suggests a simple way to choose the right one.


Study links surgical removal of prostate cancer to anxiety, sexual dissatisfaction and depression
Researchers in Florida found that men who experience high levels of cancer-specific anxiety following surgery for prostate cancer may benefit from counseling designed to address their worries and improve their quality of life.

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Psychiatry in Medical Settings
Jan. 17-19, 2013, in Phoenix
Review principles of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of patients in medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient settings. Topics include identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, management strategies for depression in patients with comorbid medical illnesses, and evidence-based pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for health anxiety.

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.

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New Staff

Mariam (Priya) P. Alexander, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Candice W. Bolan, M.D.
Radiology in Florida

Jennifer M. Boland Froemming, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Andrew W. Bowman, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiology in Florida

Justin M. Burns, M.D.
Transplantation, Transplant Center in Florida

Kristina F. DeMatas, D.O.
Family Medicine in Florida

Richard M. Elias, MBBS
Internal Medicine in Minnesota

Katherine G. Gold, M.D.
Ophthalmology in Florida

Jason J. Jameson, M.D.
Urology in Arizona

Sarah E. Kerr, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Leigh E. Lewis, M.D.
Consultative and Diagnostic Medicine in Florida

Archer K. Martin, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Florida

Pablo Moreno Franco, M.D.
Critical Care Services, Transplantation in Florida

John E. Moss, M.D.
Critical Care Services in Florida

Shehzad K. Niazi, M.D.
Psychiatry and Psychology in Florida

Joshua H. Olson, M.D.
Ophthalmology in Minnesota

Steven Porter, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Florida

Wendy M. Smith, M.D.
Ophthalmology in Minnesota

Nathaniel W. Taggart, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Staci L. Tanouye, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Minnesota

Roger C. Yu, M.D.
Hospital Internal Medicine in Minnesota

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