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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
August 2013
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Patient Care

EVAR provides excellent results in selected patients with suitable anatomy

Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair using a stent graft provides a less invasive alternative to open repair, especially for patients older than 65 or those considered to be at high risk because of other medical conditions.

New test gauges severity of concussions

Autonomic reflex testing, which measures involuntary changes in heart rate and blood pressure, consistently appears to demonstrate significant changes in patients with concussion.

Successful disaster response takes resources, training

The medical response to the Boston Marathon bombing is a textbook example of how cities can rapidly and effectively respond to mass casualty incidents. But what happens in communities and facilities that lack Boston's resources?


Paravalvular regurgitation associated with TAVR
Researchers say it is unclear whether paravalvular aortic valve regurgitation causes late mortality or is simply associated with other causative factors, such as asymmetric or excessive calcification of the aortic valve annulus, improper assessment of the aortic valve annulus size, or valve design.

Telehealth serves patients with traumatic brain injuries in their home communities
Thomas Bergquist, Ph.D., L.P., discusses Mayo's TBI Model System grant, used to research the use of telehealth practices to provide care for patients with TBI in their home communities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice
Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Topics include integration of drug-gene pair alerts into the EMR, understanding which patients may benefit from whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing interpretation and relevance to prognosis and diagnosis, sharing complicated genomic information with patients, and discussion of regulatory, legal and bioethical issues.

16th Annual Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Update: Sedona 2013
Oct. 10-13, 2013, and Oct. 24-27, 2013, in Sedona, Ariz.
This course focuses on subspecialty topics including allergy, cardiovascular diseases, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, integrative medicine, neurology, psychiatry, pulmonary, renal disease, women's health and rheumatology.

Impairment Without Disability 6th Annual Conference
Oct. 10-11, 2013, in Minneapolis
Topics include the physician's impact on preventing work disability, improved communication for handling injured or ill employees, the negative impact that poor handling of the return-to-work process has on patients and the economy, and the physician's role in defining appropriate disability management criteria.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Carrie M. Carr, M.D.
Radiology in Minnesota

Ashima Makol, MBBS
Rheumatology in Minnesota

John E. Monnier, M.D.
Family Medicine in Florida

John J. Schmitz, M.D.
Radiology in Minnesota

Leslie V. Simon, D.O.
Emergency Medicine in Florida

Consults & Referrals

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