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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
October 2014
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Cancer caregiver quality of life and burnout
 
 
Patient Care

Low blood level of alkaline phosphatase activity may indicate HPP

Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an inborn error of metabolism that manifests with a broad range of symptoms and severity. In general, the younger the patient's age at diagnosis, the more severe the disease.

Innovative techniques for congenital heart disease

State-of-the-art echocardiography and expertise in complex cardiac conditions help Mayo specialists diagnose and treat pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease. For patients who need heart transplantation, a Mayo protocol for immune suppression helps boost transplant survival rates above the national average.

Research

Novel chromosomal rearrangements found in ALK-negative ALCLs
A new study finds genetic heterogeneity among ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCLs) and strikingly different clinical outcomes among patients with different genetic subtypes.

Opioid receptor antagonists show promise for OIC
More than 40 percent of patients taking opioids for chronic noncancer pain experience severe constipation. Most fail to respond fully to conventional laxative therapy, but an emerging class of peripherally restricted opioid receptor antagonists may provide better response rates.

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

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Education

The 88th Annual Clinical Reviews
Nov. 10-12, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Clinical Reviews updates physicians on the latest recommendations involving the medical subspecialties important for the primary care physician, emphasizing problems of general interest in various areas of medicine, surgery and pediatrics relevant to clinical practice.

Psychiatry in Medical Settings
Jan. 22-24, 2015, in New Orleans
Mayo faculty, board certified in psychosomatic medicine or medical disciplines, review principles of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of patients in medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient settings whose conditions carry significant behavioral or psychiatric contributions.

2015 Selected Topics in Internal Medicine
Jan. 26-30, 2015, in Maui, Hawaii
This course updates general internists, internist-subspecialists, family medicine specialists and other primary health care providers on selected internal medicine topics and common problems encountered in clinical practice. Experts from various internal medicine specialties present clinical pearls and practice updates.

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

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In the Video Center

Grand Rounds: Mythbusters in Preventive Cardiology
Randal J. Thomas, M.D., reviews the history of innocent and potentially dangerous myths in health care and current myths in preventive cardiology, including exercise — does walking equal running? — and nutrition. Do low-fat diets lower cardiovascular risk best?

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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