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

Stereotactic radiosurgery provides an alternative for patients with metastatic brain tumors
Mayo's updated stereotactic radiosurgery system can treat many brain metastases, including widely situated tumors, often in a single 90-minute session. A national study explores whether stereotactic radiosurgery can provide sufficient tumor control to avoid use of whole-brain radiotherapy.

Computer tablets are acceptable alternatives for remote EEG interpretation
Studies show that the tablet costs significantly less and weighs less than the laptop and has comparable screen resolution. The greatest disadvantage to the tablet is screen size. Boot-up time is longer for the laptop and desktop.


REM sleep behavior disorder marks dementia in males
A strong predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping. REM sleep behavior disorder may appear three decades or more before a diagnosis of dementia is made.

Research confirms predictive factors and outcomes for children with epilepsy
A population-based study of epilepsy indicates that children whose epilepsy is not medically intractable and who are otherwise neurologically normal have an exceedingly low risk of seizure-related death. The overall mortality rate in the study was just 3.4 percent.

Suspicion for cardioembolism is warranted when a patient with OSA suffers a stroke
A retrospective study found that cardioembolic stroke is far more common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea than in patients without, and that the frequency of cardioembolic stroke rises with the severity of OSA.

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2013 Brain Injury Conference

June 21, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference provides 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.

Neurology in Clinical Practice

July 11-14, 2013, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Arizona, Florida and Minnesota faculty present a comprehensive review and advances in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological disorders. Topics include therapies in seizure treatment, plan formulation for spinal cord or brain metastases, and treatment options for spine and neurologic infectious diseases.

5th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review

Sept. 26-29, 2013, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Topics include management of asymptomatic vascular lesions, including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis. The course also covers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to brain attack and a review of the major single-gene disorders that cause stroke.

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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