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Mayo Clinic Physician Update e-Edition
March 2013
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Patient Care

Managing long-term health for people with multiple sclerosis

Even though managing MS symptoms may overshadow a person's medical concerns, regular preventive health care remains important.

RUSI helps identify the source of postpartum, pregnancy-related low back pain

Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging can help identify the source of low back pain and help women return safely to physical exercise after pregnancy.

'Heads Up, Don't Duck' teaches hockey players to automaticaly choose the safest posture for impact

Hockey can be safer if players follow some simple advice presented in this animated training video.


Exercising at home can help cancer patients
A brief, at-home exercise program was sufficient to increase cancer patients' mobility and reduce fatigue in a study of 66 adults with stage IV lung and colorectal cancer.

New data confirm association between the enzyme kallikrein 6 and glioblastoma multiforme
Higher levels of the enzyme kallikrein 6, also known as KLK6, are negatively associated with survival in patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme.

Research examines increase in carpal tunnel syndrome incidence rates
Mayo Clinic physiatrist Russell Gelfman, M.D., discusses the changing incidence and risk factors associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Fibromyalgia in male patients often goes undiagnosed
In a random survey of adults in Olmsted County, Minn., the discrepancy between the number of people reporting fibromyalgia symptoms and the number actually diagnosed with the condition was greatest among men.

Telestroke care is cost-effective for hospitals
Using telemedicine to deliver stroke care appears to be a cost-effective option for rural hospitals that do not have a neurologist on staff round-the-clock.

Teleconcussion validated in Mayo Clinic case study
A case study published in Telemedicine and e-Health validates using telemedicine technology as a means to assess concussed patients in rural areas.

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2013 Brain Injury Conference

June 21, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference is designed to provide meaningful information that you can translate into your clinical practice and day-to-day life to better assist individuals living with the effects of acquired brain injury.

Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

June 27-29, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Offered in collaboration with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), this course includes lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on experiences. The course is appropriate for clinicians at the beginner and intermediate-advanced levels who evaluate and treat patients with musculoskeletal and neurological diseases.

Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussions

Oct. 8-9, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
The prevalence and consequences of concussion at all levels of ice hockey are concerning. Reducing concussion risk and improving diagnosis and management require collaboration from multiple professional partners. This program generates an evidence-based action plan designed to make a difference.

23nd Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine

Nov. 8-9, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This program provides an integrated approach to the injured athlete and includes case presentations, lectures and video demonstrations. Health care professionals with an interest in sports medicine and athletic trainers will find this program appropriate.

See all Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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