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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
April 2015
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Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescents
Patient Care

FBT helps children recover from anorexia nervosa successfully

Mayo's family-based therapy (FBT) program seeks to avoid hospitalization and instead actively engages parents in the process of restoring their child to a healthy weight at home. More than 80 percent of treated patients make a full recovery.

Alpha-1 Foundation recognizes Mayo Clinic as a Clinical Resource Center

Alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAt) deficiency is an inherited disorder that results in liver disease, lung disease or both. Patients with liver dysfunction and early-stage chronic obstructive lung disease or asthma that does not respond to treatment may benefit from referral.

Mayo sites provide FMT treatment for patients with recurrent CDI

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), although not yet a first line therapy, is increasingly recognized as a safe and effective intervention for patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). FMT restores microbial homeostasis and has proved far superior to vancomycin.

Some patients with primary aldosteronism require AVS

For patients with primary aldosteronism who want to pursue surgical treatment rather than pharmacological therapy, adrenal venous sampling (AVS) is the key diagnostic step. At experienced centers, the complication rate for AVS is 2.5 percent or less.


Rheumatoid arthritis associated with an increased risk of heart and vascular disease

Evidence increasingly points to inflammation as a major contributor to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Mayo's Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic provides specialized care focused on early detection, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatic conditions.

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

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22nd Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update-2015
June 22-26, 2015, in Amelia Island, Fla.
The program updates general internists, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses on the latest recommendations regarding the medical subspecialties important to primary care.

Internal Medicine Review for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Primary Care Physicians 2015
Sept. 26-27, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
Guideline-based medicine typically initiated in hospital settings continues to be important as patients are managed outside the hospital setting. Topics include MI core measures and acute presentation, pneumonia guidelines, hypertension management and stable ischemic heart disease.

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

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In the Video Center

Bedside to Bench to Bedside: Individualizing Diagnosis and Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
In this Grand Rounds presentation, Arthur Beyder, M.D., Ph.D., and Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., discuss the effects of SCN5A mutations and polymorphisms on Nav1.5 ion channels in IBS and restoration of loss of function with mexiletine.

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

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