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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
April 2013
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Patient Care

Somatoform disorders undergo major overhaul in DSM-5

In a controversial decision, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders replaces hypochondriasis with two new concepts: somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder. A Mayo Clinic physician argues that both patients and care providers benefit from the change.

Research

Patients with implanted cardiac devices drive electric cars safely
Researchers in Arizona found that patients can drive or ride in electric cars without risk that their implanted cardiac devices may sense signals from electrical or magnetic objects and misinterpret them as potential distress coming from the heart.

Improving wrist mobility through biomechanics research
Applying engineering design principles to the biomechanical research of body motion advances the understanding of wrist injury, chronic wrist pain and other joint problems. By extending their findings, Mayo Clinic orthopedic researchers are making discoveries about arthritis, scoliosis and myofascial pain.

Research compares sublobar resection with SBRT in higher risk surgical patients
Stereotactic body radiation therapy is a relatively new treatment that expands options for select patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung carcinoma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

TSH receptor antagonists impact orbital fibroblast functions relevant to GO development
No uniformly effective therapy exists for Graves' ophthalmology. Insights into the important role of TSH receptor and TRAb in the development of the tissue remodeling characteristic of the disease suggest new approaches to therapy.

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Education

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training: Improving Transportation Safety Through Education and Certification
May 17, 2013, in Bettendorf, Iowa
Effective May 21, 2014, all health care professionals who perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for CMV drivers must complete accredited certification training. This interactive course provides administrative and clinical knowledge necessary to complete the examination.

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course
May 22-23, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This course addresses initial assessment, management and stabilization of critically ill patients. Topics include airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring and shock, plus management of specific disease states in the realm of neurological emergencies, trauma and myocardial ischemia.

Aeschi West: Basic Principles in Working with Suicidal Patients
May 30-June 1, 2013 in Vail, Colo.
Learn about an innovative approach for working with suicidal patients that emphasizes the importance of therapist-client collaboration in eliciting narratives of mental anguish that culminate in suicidal behavior. Presentations include interactive lectures, videotaped interviews, seminars and workshops.

See all Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Marc Dragon, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Florida

Ann Kaminski, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Florida

Lisa Nguyen Kransdorf, M.D.
Women's Health Internal Medicine in Arizona

Anshuman Panda, Ph.D.
Radiology in Arizona

Michael Rivera, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Jason R. Vance, M.D.
Hospital Internal Medicine in Arizona

Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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