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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
August 2014
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Patient Care

Mayo specialists improve the odds of successful outcomes for pregnant patients with congenital defects

Declining cases of rheumatic heart disease and improved survival of patients with congenital heart disease have resulted in congenital defects being the most common cause of maternal heart disease affecting pregnancy in the U.S.

Pectus excavatum: The importance of early correction

Like scoliosis, pectus excavatum is best treated through bracing during the adolescent growth years. At Mayo Clinic, pediatric surgeons perform a 45-minute, minimally invasive procedure to treat children with pectus excavatum.

Research

NIH-funded clinical trials enroll patients with speech and language disorders

Research studies involving patients with SLDs focus on primary progressive aphasia and primary progressive apraxia of speech in the context of neurodegenerative cognitive and motor disorders.

Pancreatic juice biomarkers promising for pancreatic cancer

Methylated DNA biomarkers in archived pancreatic juice show promise for detecting pancreatic cancer and distinguishing it from pancreatitis. A yearlong pilot study aims to validate the findings and assess reproducibility of the juice collection methods.

HER2 amplification predicts survival in micropapillary bladder cancer

A new study shows amplification of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer death in patients with micropapillary urothelial carcinoma but not those with typical bladder cancer.

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

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Education

Pediatric Days 2014
Sept. 29-30, 2014 in Chicago
This course provides current information on a variety of medical and surgical conditions affecting infants, children and adolescents. Topics from pediatric and adolescent medicine include allergy, cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, genetics, immunization practice, infectious disease, neonatology, perinatology, psychiatry, pulmonology, sports medicine and urology.

Effective Communication in Healthcare: Advancing Patient Care Through Communication
Oct. 30, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Practical information includes setting an agenda with patients who have numerous health concerns, obtaining a medical history efficiently, dealing with angry patients, recognizing subtle symptoms of depression or domestic abuse, and giving patients bad news.

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

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In the Video Center

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

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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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