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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
May 2013
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Patient Care

Bone health monitoring is essential to cancer treatment

The skeletal effects of cancer-associated bone loss have become more important due to improved patient survival rates and longevity. Pharmacological interventions, counseling about high-risk activities, physical therapy, and calcium and vitamin D intake help optimize skeletal health.

More accurate, less invasive diagnostic tools aid early detection of lung cancer

Mayo specialists have developed endobronchial ultrasound, electromagnetic navigation with volumetric high-resolution computerized tomography, and CANARY, a novel imaging technique for staging subsolid lesions, for use in the management of lung cancer.


Low-dose CT scanning results in fewer deaths from lung cancer than does CXR
The application and refinement of novel tests of blood, urine, sputum, mucosa or breath analysis may provide greater precision in clarifying indications for screening and for determining who among those with CT abnormalities have lung cancer.

PAPP-A may be a therapeutic target for age-related disease
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A may be a drug target for promoting extended, healthy life spans. In studies, PAPP-A knockout mice lived 30 percent longer than did wild-type littermates. PAPP-A loss helped to impede plaque development in a mouse model of atherosclerosis.

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Hot Topics in Neurology and Neurologic Surgery for the Primary Clinician
June 6-7, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Learn to evaluate and triage patients cost-effectively in regards to tertiary care neurological therapeutics and manage common, uncomplicated conditions in primary care settings. Topics include evolving therapies such as deep brain stimulation and endovascular interventions for cerebrovascular disease.

20th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update
June 17-21, 2013, in Amelia Island, Fla.
This comprehensive program prepares participants to evaluate patients with neuropathy, recognize skin cancer, and identify patients at risk of diabetes mellitus, causes of muscle pain, modalities to treat obesity, management options for diverticulitis and anticoagulants to use in atrial fibrillation.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine
July 11-13, 2013, in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Develop a general working knowledge of complementary and integrative medicine, including historical and current use, knowledge of underlying principles, familiarity with some of the most common therapies, and practical application of these therapies to patients with relevant diseases and conditions.

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 Thereza P. Barbosa, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Florida

Denise M. Millstine, M.D.
Women's Health Internal Medicine in Arizona

Consults & Referrals

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