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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
March 2013
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Patient Care

In pregnancy, IBD drugs are often better than active disease

Many women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can have successful pregnancies if their disease remains inactive. Understanding the risks and benefits of various medications — including category D drugs — is essential for optimal outcomes.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques benefit patients with lung cancer

Mayo surgeons use video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), robot-assisted thoracic surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) to provide optimal outcomes with minimal trauma for patients with lung cancer.


Study of pediatric off-road vehicle injuries shows ATVs are most dangerous
The increasing popularity of off-road vehicle sports brings increased risk of injury. A study shows that children younger than 16 years are most prone to injury from motocross and ATV use and that ATV injury affects children disproportionately.

Molecular maps help tailor specific drug therapy for patients with lung cancer
Genomic analysis through profiling can help inform clinical decision-making for patients with various lung cancer subtypes in whom mutation status may warrant different treatment approaches.

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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.

Essentials of HIV Medicine — Ethiopia — Physicians
The first course in this eCurriculum series offers consecutive learning modules accessible online, including tests in epidemiology, virology, immunology, transmission and diagnosis, pediatric HIV, HIV in women, TB HIV coinfection, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and palliative care. There is no fee.

Aeschi West: Basic Principles in Working with Suicidal Patients
May 30-June 1, 2013 in Vail, Colo.
Learn about an innovative approach for working with suicidal patients that emphasizes the importance of therapist-client collaboration in eliciting narratives of mental anguish that culminate in suicidal behavior. Presentations include interactive lectures, videotaped interviews, seminars and workshops.

See all Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Maria Fernanda (Fernanda) Bellolio Avaria, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Minnesota

Patricia T. Greipp, D.O.
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Laboratory Genetics in Minnesota

Thomas R. Hellmich, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Minnesota

Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani, M.D.
Dermatology in Florida

Marcelo J. Pando Rigal, Ph.D.
Laboratory Medicine-Pathology in Arizona

William R. Sukov, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D.
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Susannah J. Tye, Ph.D.
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Laura E. Walker, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Minnesota

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