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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
February 2014
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Patient Care

Apply current osteoporosis prevention and treatment guidelines to obese and nonobese patients

There are as yet no uniform guidelines for including obesity as a unique risk factor for fracture or for applying osteoporosis guidelines differently to obese or post-bariatric surgery patients.

Movement disorder lab identifies problems of the peripheral and central nervous systems

Movement Disorder Laboratory specialists use tremor frequency analysis, quantitative brain wave analysis, dystonia mapping studies and movement pattern analysis to classify common, uncommon and complex movement disorders.

Oral bisphosphonate use for longer than 3 years may be associated with increased risk of ONJ

Patients treated with bisphosphonate to prevent skeletal-related events secondary to cancer or chemotherapy are most at risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw. Specific comorbidities have also been identified with dentoalveolar surgery.


Obstetric trauma is not the main risk factor for fecal incontinence

Studies show that rectal urgency and diarrhea are the main risk factors for fecal incontinence among women. Mayo's Gastrointestinal Motility Clinic offers sophisticated diagnostic tools to assess rectal stiffness, sphincter strength and urgency.

Surgical blepharoptosis repair associated with significant improvement in patients' quality of life

Pre- and post-surgery EQ-5D survey analysis of adults who underwent blepharoptosis surgery showed statistically significant change in individual scores for usual activities with a reduction in deficits reported across all dimensions.

Most patients with prostate cancer choose treatment over surveillance

Specialists are working on a gene-based prognostic test to distinguish indolent tumors from aggressive ones. A database of clinical data, tissue and serum samples and treatment follow-up will help develop markers, diagnostic tests and treatments for patients with prostate cancer.

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Clinical Reviews 2014: 25th Annual Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Update
March 26-29, 2104, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course features medical updates and management strategies for various diseases. Programming includes lectures, panel discussions, breakout sessions and a unique interactive format that allows immediate audience participation. Meet the Preceptor luncheons provide interaction between faculty and learners.

Tackling Problematic Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Conclave of Global Expert-LIVE
March 27-29, 2014, in Phoenix
Leaders in otolaryngology-rhinology, allergy-immunology and basic sciences will brainstorm innovative strategies and tips on medical and surgical management of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis. The course is also available as a webcast.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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