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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
July 2015
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Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy Study
Patient Care

Physicians prescribing even low-dose TCAs should monitor fall risk in patients

In a quantitative assessment of 12 studies involving human participants, researchers found that the relative risk of fracture was increased by 45 percent in tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) users compared with non-TCA users.

Drowning common in young children and teens

Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental injury in children ages 1 to 14. Many kids who survive near drowning have permanent physical and neurological disabilities.

Rehabilitation medicine offers pain management strategies without unwanted side effects

Heat and cold, desensitization, and gait aids and assistive devices that reduce the load on joints and limbs may be particularly beneficial to patients with cancer who have movement-associated pain.


MIMO study recruits adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis

Minimize Implants Maximize Outcomes (MIMO) compares outcomes in cohorts with low- or high-implant density. Improvements in spinal implants and biologics that promote bone fusion have led to better outcomes and easier recovery for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and adults with degenerative scoliosis.

Genetic-based discoveries offer new paths to treatments for ALS

Identification of a repeat expansion in the C9ORF72 gene found in a large percentage of patients with ALS and a stem cell therapy safety trial hold promise for the development of new treatments.

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An Overview of Perioperative Medicine 2015
Oct. 7-10, 2015, in Chicago
Focus on practical, clinical preoperative assessment and postoperative management, including a systematic approach to preoperative assessment, appropriate continuation and discontinuation of medications and nutraceuticals, and the assessment, optimization and management of a variety of medical comorbidities in the perioperative setting.

Inpatient Medicine for NPPAs: Hospital Medicine from Admission to Discharge 2015
Oct. 21-24, 2015, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
This conference emphasizes clinical management of hospitalized patients. Topics include current evidence-based practice recommendations, optimal management of decompensated heart failure, appropriate and timely consultation with specialty services, and common electrolyte abnormalities found in hospitalized patients and appropriate treatment.

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In the Video Center

Changes in Bone Quality with Growth, Aging, and Diabetes
In this Grand Rounds presentation, Joshua N. Farr, Ph.D., discusses bone structure changes during periods of growth and aging, and bone structure material changes in people with diabetes.

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