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

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.

Research

Study discovers distinct gender differences in skeletal muscle mass and bone health occurring during aging
A study involving women and men ages 20 to 97 produced findings that could help determine who is at increased risk of falls and associated fractures. View video discussing study details on YouTube.

Research examines enzyme drivers of inflammation and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis
In a study published in Brain Pathology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that an antibody that neutralizes an enzyme called kallikrein 6 is capable of staving off MS in mice.

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Education

Impairment Without Disability — 5th Annual Conference
Oct. 18-19, 2012, in Rochester, Minn.
Course topics include medical management of behavioral health issues in the workplace, review of stay-at-work and return-to-work guidelines, evidence-based decision making in return to work, noncompliant patients, chronic pain models, musculoskeletal injury management, and more.

Neurorehabilitation Summit

Oct. 25-26, 2012, in Rochester, Minn.
This summit provides practitioners with updates that address three common areas of neurological care: brain disorders, spinal cord dysfunction and neurodegenerative diseases. Renowned speakers will discuss advancements in clinical practice, research and innovation throughout the continuum of care.

22nd Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine
Nov. 9-10, 2012, in Rochester, Minn.
This case-oriented program provides an integrated approach to the injured athlete and includes case presentations, lectures and video demonstrations. Health care professionals with an interest in sports medicine and athletic trainers will find this program appropriate.

EEG, EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice
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, and peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disorders.

See all Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Continuous Professional Development courses

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