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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
July 2013
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Patient Care

Innovations in managing articular cartilage defects of the knee

An aging and active population puts articular cartilage of the knee increasingly at risk of injury. To manage cartilage defects, Mayo Clinic orthopedic specialists deploy multiple treatments, innovative research and clinical trials.

Minimally invasive HoLEP offers advantages for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Studies indicate that holmium laser enucleation of the prostate may be a viable treatment option for men with BPH and hypocontractile or acontractile bladder detrusor muscle. Urinary surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Minnesota and Arizona perform HoLEP.

Collaboration streamlines the surgical evaluation process for children with intractable seizures

At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary epilepsy team that includes pediatric epileptologists, pediatric neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and pediatric neuropsychologists provides a thorough surgical work-up that can be completed in one to two weeks.


Optimizing knee performance through research
At Mayo Clinic, management approaches to knee pain are expanding rapidly due to a committed, creative orthopedic research program that ranges from investigations into the gender effects of osteoarthritis to novel means of controlling pain after knee surgery.

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Cardiology Update 2013: The Heart of the Matter
Aug. 2-4, 2013, in Sedona, Ariz.
Topics include congestive heart failure, heart transplant, coronary artery diseases, cardiac arrhythmias and preventive cardiology. The course is intended for general internists, family medicine specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses with a cardiovascular interest, as well as cardiovascular specialists.

Internal Medicine Review for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Primary Care Physicians
Sept. 18-20, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This case-study approach to the management of common acute and chronic problems helps participants enhance decision-making skills consistent with available evidence-based guidelines, identify evidence-based practice recommendations in various specialties, and describe indications for diagnosis, management and patient referral.

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.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Aman Anand, Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology in Arizona

Misbah Baqir, MBBS
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Minnesota

Estrella M. Carballido, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology in Arizona

Ronald S. Go, M.D.
Hematology in Minnesota

Christopher (Chris) L. Hallemeier, M.D.
Radiation Oncology in Minnesota

Michael R. Holbert, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Minnesota

Sameer R. Keole, M.D.
Radiation Oncology in Arizona

Aaron S. Mansfield, M.D.
Oncology in Minnesota

Michelle A. Neben Wittich, M.D.
Radiation Oncology in Minnesota

Nancy L. Ott, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Mary C. Tolcher, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Minnesota

Saravut J. Weroha, M.D., Ph.D.
Oncology in Minnesota

Darin White, M.D.
Radiology in Minnesota

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