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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
August 2015
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Improving Muscle Health, Nathan K. LeBrasseur, M.S., Ph.D.
Patient Care

Arm ergometry stress testing offers alternative to treadmill or leg cycle testing

Arm ergometry can facilitate stress testing for patients who complain of symptoms only or primarily during arm work and for patients with paraplegia or other severe lower extremity disability.

Success rates for difficult polypectomies improve with use of multidisciplinary care teams

Advanced multidisciplinary teams improve outcomes for patients with difficult-to-resect lesions and reduce risk of post-procedural or post-surgical complications.

MRI-guided laser ablation helps patients with focal epilepsy

A minimally invasive laser surgery option is now available for patients with focal seizures from a defined seizure focus.


Pharmacogenomic testing helps individualize treatment for depression or bipolar disorder

Recognizing genetic variation in the pharmacokinetics of how different drugs are metabolized is changing how physicians prescribe psychotropic drugs.

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

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Heart Disease in Women: A New Era of Understanding, Recognition, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment 2015
Oct. 10-11, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
This course provides an overview of cardiovascular disease in women, identifying risk categories, diagnostic testing tools and treatment options, and offers new understanding of the mechanisms of sex differences in cardiovascular disease.

Updates in Internal Medicine 2015
Oct. 15-17, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.
Sessions cover new guidelines, recent studies and practice changes in general internal medicine and selected subspecialties. Expert Mayo Clinic faculty present emerging practical and evidence-based clinical approaches to commonly encountered conditions.

International Dementia with Lewy Bodies Conference 2015
Dec. 1-4, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
This conference involves international experts in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) who will provide updates on the key aspects of the disorder, including cognitive, neuropsychiatric, neuroimaging, motor, sleep, autonomic and sensory manifestations.

See all Family Medicine and Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation — FMT
Robert Orenstein, D.O., and John K. DiBaise, M.D., explain who can benefit from FMT and how this treatment is administered.

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

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