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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
November 2013
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Patient Care

Combat-tested tourniquets save lives and limbs

From the battlefield to Boston, mechanical tourniquets have saved lives with few complications. Is it time to teach the public how and when to use them?

Older patients benefit from macular hole surgery without face-down positioning

Surgery with broad ILM peeling, 20 percent sulfur hexafluoride gas and no face-down positioning may be effective in the treatment of idiopathic macular holes. The method eliminates the morbidity associated with postoperative face-down positioning.

Video training modules enhance surgical residencies

Mayo offers surgery residents more than 1,100 video clips compiled into 18 modules on how to perform general surgery operations. Audiovisual and operative clips with voice-over allow surgeons in training to grasp issues and problems and then watch the procedure unfold.


Changing blood lipids may stop progression of Parkinson's disease
Glucocerebrosidase, a genetic mutation that leads to early onset of Parkinson's disease, alters how specific lipids are metabolized. Patients with Parkinson's who don't carry the genetic mutation have higher levels of these lipids and are more likely to develop dementia.

EQUIP significantly increases adenoma, polyp detection
Low adenoma detection rates (ADRs) in colonoscopy are linked to higher colorectal cancer risk. Most attempts to improve them have failed, but a new study shows a significant increase in ADRs after a brief educational intervention.

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26th Annual Selected Topics in Internal Medicine
Jan. 27-31, 2014, in Kauai, Hawaii
This course updates general internists, internist-subspecialists, family medicine physicians and other primary health care providers on selected internal medicine topics, including some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice. Presenters include experts from various disciplines in internal medicine.

10th Annual Mayo Clinic Women's Health Update
March 6-8, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course addresses the unique needs of female patients and their health care providers. Participants gain a comprehensive insight into relevant medical problems uniquely found in women, as well as a basic approach to addressing and improving common health concerns.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Karen S. Anderson, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology in Arizona

Dorin T. Colibaseanu, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgery in Florida

Elena Anna (Eleanna) De Filippis, M.D., Ph.D.
Endocrinology in Arizona

Rohit D. Divekar, MBBS, Ph.D.
Allergic Diseases in Minnesota

Kathleen M. Hintenlang, Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology in Florida

Mira T. Keddis, M.D.
Nephrology and Hypertension in Arizona

Bo E. Madsen, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in Minnesota

Amit Merchea, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery in Florida

Christopher T. Pullins, M.D.
Family Medicine in Arizona

Mabel Ryder, M.D.
Endocrinology in Minnesota

Bharath Raj (Raj) Varatharaj Palraj, MBBS
Infectious Diseases in Minnesota

Kerry Wright, MBBS
Rheumatology in Minnesota

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