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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
September 2013
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Patient Care

Percutaneous approaches repair paravalvular prosthetic regurgitation successfully

Paravalvular prosthetic regurgitation occurs in up to 6 percent of patients with cardiac prosthetic valves. Percutaneous approaches to treatment use a variety of complex catheter techniques to deliver occluder devices to the site with a low risk of complications.

Bariatric operations increase 500 percent between 2000 and 2011

Mayo offers several bariatric surgery procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and duodenal switch. Patients meet with specialists, develop weight management plans and complete behavior modification programs before meeting with a surgeon, and participate in follow-up appointments.

Better agents needed for IBS-D

Pharmacological treatments for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) are limited and often fail to relieve pain or the full spectrum of associated symptoms. An expert discusses current and future treatments for the disorder and the need for individualized therapies.


Research explores mechanisms that regulate bone resorption and formation
Osteoclasts are responsible for bone degradation in all vertebrate animals. Data support that Wnts directly inhibit osteoclast formation. Researchers are investigating how Wnts suppress osteoclast differentiation to develop better targeted therapies to build bone while preventing bone loss.

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16th Annual Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Update: Sedona 2013
Oct. 10-13, 2013, and Oct. 24-27, 2013, in Sedona, Ariz.
This course focuses on subspecialty topics including allergy, cardiovascular diseases, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, integrative medicine, neurology, psychiatry, pulmonary, renal disease, women's health and rheumatology.

Acute Care Psychiatry Clinical Review
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Topics in this fast-paced review of acute psychiatric problems in all age groups across all care settings include strategies and evidence-based options for the treatment of unipolar depression and bipolar depression and intervention in those at risk of suicide.

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Grand Rounds

Center for Individualized Medicine improves patient care through genomic-based methodologies
Konstantinos N. Lazaridis, M.D., provides an overview of the individualized medicine clinic at Mayo Clinic. Its mission: to discover and integrate the latest in genomic and clinical sciences into personalized care for each Mayo Clinic patient and beyond.

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Devon O. Aganga, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Minnesota

Tina Ardon, M.D.
Family Medicine in Florida

Ronald R. Butendieck Jr., M.D.
Rheumatology in Florida

Krzysztof R. Gorny, Ph.D.
Radiology in Minnesota

Yajue Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Robert J. Kahoud, M.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Minnesota

Tobias Kummer, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Minnesota

Peter T. Lin, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Catherine Madaffari, M.D.
Community Internal Medicine in Florida

Christine O. Menias, M.D.
Radiology in Arizona

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