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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
February 2013
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Patient Care

Advanced arthroscopic techniques for hip disorders benefit a range of pathologies

More patients with a wider range of hip disorders are now able to undergo the arthroscopic approach. Advanced techniques are used for gluteus medius, internal snapping hip syndrome, capsule, and femoroacetabular impingement repairs.

New stroke preventive care model improves patient outcomes

After one year, 61 percent of patients in a physician-directed, nurse-based program of focused preventive care improved at least one major risk factor. Patients in the program were also likelier to follow a prescribed diet and maintain an exercise regimen.

Specialists perform first Mayo pediatric combined heart-kidney transplant

The number of pediatric patients who outlive their transplant is increasing as more people 18 or younger undergo cardiac transplant. Pediatric patients considered for organ transplant have increased complexities, including comorbid conditions that contribute to additional system failure.


Split-dose bowel prep improves colonoscopy quality and outcomes
A new study shows that split-dose bowel preparations do more than clean the colon. They also improve all quality markers of colonoscopy, including completion rates and adenoma and polyp detection rates.

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9th Annual Women's Health Update
March 7-9, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course addresses the unique needs of women patients related to obesity, cardiovascular health, rheumatology, orthopedics, lung cancer, breast health, gynecology, osteoporosis, hormone management and work-life balance. A hormones and migraines course is optional.

Heart Failure Management for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Primary Care Providers
March 17-19, 2013, in San Antonio
Topics include recognition of heart failure and who is at risk, typical diagnostic testing, appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment, when referral for advanced heart failure therapies is indicated, and treatment strategies when conventional therapies are exhausted.

Clinical Reviews 2013: 24th Annual Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Update
March 20-23, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course emphasis will include danger areas for commonly missed fractures, diagnosis of commonly missed entities on musculoskeletal imaging studies, how to combine physical exam with imaging findings to increase diagnostic accuracy, new science about concussions and memory disorders.

34th Annual Practice of Internal Medicine
April 29-May 3, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This course focuses on the management of a variety of medical issues seen in gastroenterology, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology and women's health.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Silvia Abreu-Read, M.D.
Consultative and Diagnostic Medicine in Florida

Michael Albus, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Florida

Jamie M. Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D.
Audiology in Arizona

Michael Grinney, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Florida

Carol S. Kuhle, D.O.
General Internal Medicine and Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine in Minnesota

Ghada Mitri, M.D.
Breast Clinic, Consultative and Diagnostic Medicine in Florida

Darlene R. Nelson, M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Minnesota

Mark W. Steffen, M.D.
Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine in Minnesota

Timucin Taner, M.D., Ph.D.
Transplant Center in Minnesota

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