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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
January 2013
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Patient Care

Treating chronic pain in children

Sherilyn W. Driscoll, M.D., discusses the changes in how physicians approach persistent pain in pediatric patients. Instead of looking at pain as simply a warning sign for an underlying disorder, many physicians are now choosing to focus on and treat the pain itself.

Enterography improves diagnosis and management of IBD

Cross-sectional imaging is the new standard of care for diagnosing and managing inflammatory bowel disease. Studies also support its use in therapeutic decision making and determining response to therapy.

Arthroscopic elbow contracture release restores extension in elite athletes

Orthopedic researchers studied the results of arthroscopic capsulectomy or osteocapsular arthroplasty on 24 elite athletes whose primary complaint was lack of terminal elbow extension. Results showed surgery improved all elbows.


Estrogen may be the major regulator of the skeleton in men
In recent studies, estrogen accounted for 70 percent or more of the total effect of sex steroids on bone resorption in men. Testosterone could account for no more than 30 percent of the effect.

Regulatory interactions may collectively maintain physiological glucocorticoid availability
Homeostasis may be achieved by repeated incremental signaling among key network components in some multipathway biological systems. Recent concepts highlight the need for time of day, sex and sex steroid plus age-controlled studies of stress-adaptive endocrine systems.

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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.

Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist
March 14-16, 2013, in Marco Island, Fla.
This multidisciplinary course addresses improved pain control in acute, chronic and cancer pain populations. Learn to evaluate patients with chronic pain, recommend appropriate interventional and noninterventional therapies, and apply working knowledge of the appropriate and safe use of prescription opioids.

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.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

R. (Richard) Paul Boesch, D.O.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Minnesota

Michael B. Colgan, M.D.
Dermatology in Minnesota

David R. Deyle, M.D.
Medical Genetics in Minnesota

Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, M.D.
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Services in Florida

Andrew W. Gorlin, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Arizona

Vanood Khalid, M.D.
Hospital Internal Medicine in Arizona

Tehseen S. Ladha, M.D.
Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Timothy B. Niewold, M.D.
Rheumatology in Minnesota

Pavel N. Pichurin, M.D.
Medical Genetics in Minnesota

Cheryl L. Tran, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Sandeep Tripathi, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Richard O. White, M.D.
Community Internal Medicine in Florida

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