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Mayo Clinic Neurosciences Physician Update e-Edition
May 2015
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Easy, inexpensive scale identifies patients at risk of developing MCI
A new scoring system helps determine which patients may develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) that can lead to dementia. Variables including age, diabetes, heart-health risk factors, slow gait, depression and anxiety disorders contribute to the risk score.


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.

Research suggests that halting toxic tau should be a focus for Alzheimer's treatment
Researchers examining the evolution of amyloid and tau in dissected brain tissue found that the severity of tau, but not amyloid, predicted age onset of cognitive decline, disease duration and mental deterioration in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

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Neurology in Clinical Practice 2015

July 16, 2015, in Chicago
Topics include diagnosis and management of common neurological disorders, acute stroke plus secondary prevention options, various types of seizures with approaches to seizure management, neurological infections, dizziness, various headaches, disorders of the peripheral nervous system, and various forms of dementia and Parkinson's disease.

Mayo Clinic Headache Symposium 2015

Aug. 7-9, 2015, in San Francisco
This course provides an update in the diagnosis and management of both primary and secondary headache and facial pain disorders. The format includes lectures, expert panel discussions, interactive question-and-answer sessions, hands-on injection training sessions, and small-group discussions.

Mayo Clinic 7th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review 2015

Sept. 17-19, 2015, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Lectures cover management of asymptomatic vascular lesions, including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis. Topics include diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to brain attack and a review of the major single-gene disorders that cause stroke.

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