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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
October 2012
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Patient Care

Psychosocial evaluation tools ensure consistent, collaborative care for patients awaiting a transplant

Multisite, multidisciplinary teams use standardized evaluation tools to facilitate moving patients among Mayo sites seamlessly, repeat evaluative tests consistently to monitor change over time and track outcomes using research-based approaches.

Complementary medicine helps improve health outcomes for patients with COPD

Patients with severe lung disease who underwent training in self-efficacy and mindfulness meditation before lung surgery reduced their hospital stay by three days. The intervention may reduce hospital readmissions by 20 percent.


Ultrasound-guided needle tenotomy and PRP injections may be used to treat patients with tendinopathy
When nonoperative interventions fail to relieve symptoms of tendinopathy, research shows that a combination of emerging therapies that attempt to stimulate tissue regeneration may produce improvement.

Mutation in the KRAS oncogene alone cannot initiate pancreatic cancer
Research shows the mutated cancer gene must recruit an epidermal growth factor receptor for pancreatic cancer to form. A third genetic participant, Trp53, makes pancreatic tumors difficult to treat. The findings indicate why few patients benefit from current therapies.

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Movers and Shakers in Neurology: Epilepsy and Movement Disorders
Nov. 3, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla.
This course addresses significant advances in the understanding and management of disorders such as epilepsy, movement disorders, sleep disorders and multiple sclerosis, plus the gap between these advances and their application in the treatment of patients with these disorders.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Thoracic Oncology for the Oncologist
Nov. 16-17, 2012, in Phoenix
State-of-the-art evaluation and management of thoracic cancers includes recent developments in medical, surgical, radiation and medical oncologic care for patients with malignancies of the chest. A scientific minisymposium focuses on novel developments in molecular pathways of carcinogenesis and immunobiology.

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.

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New Staff

Onur Demirci, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Minnesota

Mirek Fatyga, Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology in Arizona

Candace F. Granberg, M.D.
Urology in Minnesota

Thai H. Ho, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematology/Oncology in Arizona

Justin M. Horner, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Ruchi Kaushik, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Carrie L. Langstraat, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Minnesota

Vance T. Lehman, M.D.
Radiology in Minnesota

Yvette N. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Anesthesiology in Minnesota

James R. Phillips, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Angela C. Mattke, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Michel Saint-Cyr, M.D.
Plastic Surgery in Minnesota

Nathan J. Smischney, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Minnesota

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