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Mayo Clinic Physician Update e-Edition
December 2013
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Patient Care

Caring for patients with spinal cord injury during and after pregnancy

Special care needs to be taken during pregnancy to keep women with spinal cord injury from experiencing complications such as autonomic dysreflexia, urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers, deep vein thrombosis or respiratory difficulty.

Modern sports medicine center expansion includes top clinical and performance enhancement services

Serving athletes of all levels in a multidisciplinary environment that can manage the entirety of patients' needs, Mayo Clinic's expanded Sports Medicine Center will open in 2014.


Managing refractory edema in patients receiving palliative care
The goal of complex decongestive therapy is to normalize tissue volume and texture. Mayo Clinic researchers recently examined the benefits associated with prescribing complex decongestive therapy for patients seen in the chronic disease and palliative care settings.

Translational research is focus of new Rehabilitation Medicine Center
Identifying better solutions and care models to help patients with disabilities maintain optimal function and quality of life is one of the primary goals of Mayo Clinic's new Rehabilitation Medicine Center.

Engineered stem cells help resynchronize cardiac motion after a heart attack
Scientists implanted induced pluripotent stem cells into damaged regions of mouse hearts after a heart attack. This regenerative approach successfully targeted the origin of abnormal cardiac motion, preventing heart failure.

$3 million grant helps Mayo researchers explore role of senescent cells in aging and age-related diseases and disorders
The Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Senescence Research will investigate the identity and the properties of senescent cells that accumulate with aging and at sites of age-related pathologies, as well as the potential therapeutic effects of their clearance.

Telemedicine robot helps researchers assess suspected concussions during football games
Using sophisticated robotic technology and a specialized remote controlled camera system, Mayo Clinic researchers are working with Northern Arizona University to assess athletes with suspected concussions during football games.

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Geriatrics and orthopedics residencies for physical therapists

These yearlong post-professional clinical and didactic education training programs are designed to advance a physical therapist's preparation as a provider of patient care services.

Mayo Clinic Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG) and Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice

March 2-7, 2014, Mayo Clinic, in Phoenix
Review clinical neurophysiology techniques and topics including basic physiology, pathophysiology, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus on neurophysiological tests for epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, and peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disorders.

Neurorehabilitation Summit

May 19-20, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This summit provides practitioners with updates that address three common areas of neurological care: brain disorders, spinal cord dysfunction and neurodegenerative diseases. Renowned speakers will discuss advancements in clinical practice, research and innovation throughout the continuum of care.

Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

July 10-12, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Offered in collaboration with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, this course includes lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on experiences. The course is appropriate for clinicians at the beginner and intermediate-advanced levels who evaluate and treat patients with musculoskeletal and neurological diseases.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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