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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
November 2013
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Patient Care

Sleep center research advances treatment for neurological sleep disorders
At Mayo's comprehensive, multidisciplinary Center for Sleep Medicine, experienced consultants research, diagnose and treat a full range of neurological sleep disorders, including Willis-Ekbom disease (restless legs syndrome), rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder and narcolepsy.

Standardized instrumentation provides cost savings and improves proficiency
Care pathways for spinal implants are consistent with a best-practices model across all Mayo sites. Benefits include increased staff proficiency with the systems, cost savings and shelf space in the operating room.


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.

See all Brain and Nerve Disease Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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

March 2-8, 2014, in Phoenix
Review basic physiology, pathophysiology, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, electromyography, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus on clinical correlation of various neurophysiological tests used for the evaluation of patients with epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, and peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disorders.

Tackling Problematic Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Conclave of Global Experts

March 27-29, 2014, in Phoenix
This symposium brings global leaders in otolaryngology-rhinology, allergy-immunology and basic sciences together to brainstorm difficult sinusitis cases, resulting in innovative strategies and tips on medical and surgical management for the patient with recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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