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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
February 2015
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Dementia Behavioral Assessment and Response Team
Patient Care

Patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach yields positive results in patients with dementia

Care models for managing behavioral disturbances in patients with dementia now focus on addressing organic, psychosocial and environmental factors and emphasize the use of nonpharmacological interventions.

New endoscopic techniques advance the management of pituitary tumors

Use of an expanded endoscopic approach allows surgeons to visualize difficult-to-see regions in the sella and enhances the opportunity for a complete pituitary tumor resection.

Protocol-based approach to treating pancreatic cancer improves long-term outcomes

Effective chemotherapy, improved radiation and advanced surgical techniques form the basis of a multimodal team approach that has yielded promising results.

Musculoskeletal complaints related to statin use require careful consideration

Although the cardiovascular benefits of statins are well-documented, associated side effects can cause patients to discontinue their use. Preserving the cardiovascular benefits of statins in patients experiencing musculoskeletal symptoms is a key challenge for clinicians.


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Clinical Reviews 2015: 26th Annual Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Update
March 25-28, 2015, Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course features medical updates and management strategies on various diseases in a comprehensive program of lectures, Q&A panel sessions, Meet the Preceptor luncheons and in-depth afternoon workshops, plus a skills workshop.

22nd Annual Nicotine Dependence Conference 2015
April 13-14, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
This course focuses on patient connections, communications strategies and opportunities provided by social media, electronic health records, cell phones and mobile technology. Updates are provided on behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy.

36th Annual Practice of Internal Medicine 2015
May 4-8, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
This course will focus on the management of a variety of medical issues seen in areas of gastroenterology, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, pulmonary, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology and women's health.

22nd Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update — 2015
June 22-26, 2015, in Amelia Island, Fla.
CME program for continuing education of general internists, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses in area of Primary Care Medicine.

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In the Video Center

Cardiovascular Risks and Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Earlier Memory Loss
Neurologist Richard J. Caselli, M.D., discusses research examining age-related cognitive changes and the association between cardiovascular risk factors and accelerated memory decline.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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