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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
October 2013
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Patient Care

Restorative interventions help maximize functional outcomes for patients with SCI

In Mayo's spinal cord injury program, patients with traumatic SCI and nontraumatic spinal cord dysfunction access coordinated, specialized care designed to help them achieve optimal levels of wellness, quality of life and re-entry into the community.

Managing shoulder arthritis in young adults

Managing shoulder arthritis in adults under age 65 can be challenging because of their reluctance to consider total shoulder arthroplasty. However, when performed by an experienced team in an advanced practice, replacement can be the best option for recovering function and reducing pain.


NPH study open for enrollment
Researchers aim to determine whether the presence of amyloid in the brain influences cognitive outcomes from shunt surgery in normal-pressure hydrocephalus. Findings will help physicians counsel patients about which symptoms may improve with a shunt and whether shunting is a good option.

Study to evaluate stem cell fistula plugs in perianal Crohn's
Current therapies for fistulizing Crohn's disease are limited and often fail to achieve complete or sustained fistula closure. Now, a new study aims to evaluate the safety of autologous stem cells for healing perianal fistulas.

Researchers explore carbohydrate physiology
A research team studying the effects of day-to-day factors that influence glucose control and variability in people with type 1 diabetes applies innovative isotope dilution techniques and methods to determine the kinetics of glucose transport and modulating effects of meals, activity and obesity.

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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.

Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine: Managing Complex Patients
Nov. 6-9, 2013, in Tucson, 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.

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

Nicholas O. Boe, M.D.
Hospital Internal Medicine in Arizona

Ala S. Dababneh, M.D.
Infectious Diseases in Minnesota

Chad R. Nelson, M.D.
Hospital Internal Medicine in Arizona

Ana M. Oviedo Baena, M.D.
Anesthesiology in Minnesota

Carrie A. Schinstock, M.D.
Nephrology and Hypertension in Minnesota

Ayan Sen, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine in Arizona

Vanessa E. Torbenson, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Minnesota

Jorge Torres-Mora, M.D.
Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Minnesota

Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D.
Otolaryngology in Florida

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