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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
December 2014
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CREST-2 Trial: Determining the Best Treatment for Carotid Atherosclerotic Stenosis
Patient Care

Smartphone app assists patients before and after bariatric surgery

Smartphone apps developed at Mayo Clinic educate patients via video-based education modules paired with short assessments to confirm mastery of topics and identify deficiencies. The apps collect data and allow for intervention in real time.


Collaborative CREST-2 clinical trial compares the effectiveness of medical and surgical interventions to prevent stroke
CREST-2 parallel studies will compare medical treatment vs. medical treatment and endarterectomy, and medical treatment vs. medical treatment and stenting in asymptomatic patients.

New treatment provides significant pain relief and halts progression of AVN
The combination of hip decompression and injection of mesenchymal stem cells into the necrotic lesion provides satisfactory results in patients with early-stage avascular necrosis (AVN).

Increases in antidepressant use may contribute to growth of incident cataract surgery
A retrospective, population-based study indicates that cataract surgery in people age 50 years or older was significantly associated with an increased use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the U.S.

Central nervous system microenvironment research may lead to therapeutic interventions promoting repair and regeneration
Recent discoveries about environmental damage that occurs within the central nervous system have the potential to spawn new therapies for spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

See all Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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3rd Annual Acute Care of the Complex Hospitalized Patient for NPPAs
Feb. 25-28, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course addresses nurse practitioners and physician assistants (NPPAs) and their vital role in critical care, hospital general medicine, surgery, neurology, cardiology, oncology, pain management and other medical subspecialties

See all Family Medicine and Internal Medicine and Subspecialties Continuous Professional Development courses

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