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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
January 2013
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Patient Care

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.

Telemedicine delivers stroke care cost-effectively
Research conducted at Mayo Clinic in Arizona confirms that telestroke technology improves patient outcomes and saves hospitals money. Telestroke robots allow patients to be examined in real time by a specialist elsewhere who consults via computer with a physician on-site.

Live evaluation demonstrates the use of telemedicine to assess concussed patients
Specialists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona conducted a live audio-video evaluation of a 15-year-old who received a concussion while playing soccer. Teleconcussion technology helps rural physicians triage patients and identify those in need of additional work-up or management.

Research

Test may help identify patients at risk of rapid progression of ALS
Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida report that a test that measures proteins from nerve damage deposited in blood and spinal fluid reveals the rate of progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in patients.

New diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer's disease identify multiple phases as therapeutic targets for treatment
Guidelines include biomarkers specifically for the MCI and preclinical phases of AD. Mayo researchers are working to define the features of preclinical AD, a critical step in the development of primary preventive therapies.

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Education

Electromyography (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG), and Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice

Feb. 24-March 2, 2013, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Review techniques and topics pertaining to basic physiology, pathophysiology, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus includes clinical correlation of neurophysiological tests used for the evaluation of patients with epilepsy and sleep, movement and neuromuscular disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis 2013: Update and Practical Management

March 1-2, 2013, in Phoenix
This course provides a research update and instruction in management strategies for physicians and health care providers who treat multiple sclerosis.

Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery

April 3-6, 2013, in Phoenix
Inflammatory sinus disease curriculum highlights advanced, salvage and novel treatment strategies. Endoscopic skull base surgery curriculum both introduces the novice surgeon to basic techniques and provides advanced training for the more experienced surgeon. Hands-on dissection sessions will be conducted.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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