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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
September 2015
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Surgical treatment options for patients with prostate cancer
Patient Care

Asleep DBS eliminates the need for microelectrode testing during surgery

In asleep deep brain stimulation (DBS), intraoperative MRI guides electrode placement for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor and other conditions. Patients do not need to remain awake during DBS to help guide electrode placement.

Oral microbial therapeutic promising for recurrent CDI

A new, orally delivered microbial therapy has proved nearly 100 percent effective at preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in preliminary clinical trials.


DGAC report suggests a greater focus on prevention and cultures of health

The February 2015 initial Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report stresses two key points: Half of all American adults have one or more preventable, chronic disease, and approximately two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese.

New ADHD age-of-onset criterion leads to 3.5 percent increase in prevalence

A new study finds that the expanded age-of-onset criterion for ADHD increases prevalence by nearly 3.5 percent. The increase is greatest among children with inattentive symptoms and those from low-income and minority families.

Leptin-replacement therapy shows promise for patients with lipodystrophy

Advances of understanding of the molecular mechanisms of fat loss and lipodystrophy treatment also provide valuable insight into adipose tissue biology and the pathophysiology of other common obesity-related metabolic disorders.

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

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The 89th Annual Clinical Reviews 2015

Topics include recommendations involving the medical subspecialties important for primary care physicians. The comprehensive program includes lectures, panel and roundtable discussions on problems of general interest in various areas of medicine, surgery, and pediatrics relevant to clinical practice.

Mayo Clinic First Annual Update on Infectious Diseases for Primary Care 2016
Jan. 9-10, 2016 in Phoenix
The field of infectious diseases is evolving with new diseases (such as coccidioidomycosis), diagnostic modalities, antimicrobial resistance and paradigms for treatment. This course offers updates how to diagnose, treat and prevent infections encountered in the outpatient setting.

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

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In the Video Center

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Low Back Pain
Ralph E. Gay, M.D., M.S., discusses the goals and limitations of clinical practice guidelines and the process of guideline development and implementation for the treatment of patients with low back pain.

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

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