Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Mayo Clinic Pediatrics Update Physician e-Edition
Follow us:   Facebook icon Twitter icon Youtube icon  
anchor arrowResearch | anchor arrowEducation | anchor arrowIn the Video Center | anchor arrowConsults & Referrals | anchor arrowResources
Patient Care

Innovative techniques for congenital heart disease

State-of-the-art echocardiography and expertise in complex cardiac conditions help Mayo specialists diagnose and treat 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.

Virtual surgical planning for craniosynostosis surgery

Early diagnosis and surgery are key to managing craniosynostosis. Mayo Clinic is one of the few centers in the world to offer virtual surgical planning for this common congenital condition, allowing pediatric and plastic surgeons to customize each procedure.

Reducing radiation risks for scoliosis patients

A low-dose, 3-D imaging technology known as EOS is now available at Mayo Clinic. EOS delivers one-third the radiation of traditional X-rays. Pediatric spine patients benefit from the new technology due to their well-documented cancer risk from radiation.

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.

IPad game tests, teaches kids with IBD

A new iPad app aims to help pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease learn about their disease and how to manage their own care.


Neuroimaging can help predict epilepsy outcome

A major challenge in treating children with epilepsy is determining whether and when to intervene surgically. Mayo Clinic research indicates that neuroimaging abnormalities can play a key role in guiding these decisions.

Lower cisplatin dosage may not affect medulloblastoma survival

Although credited with boosting survival rates for children with medulloblastoma, cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy carries significant risks. Research at Mayo Clinic shows no significant differences in event-free survival and overall survival among patients who receive varying cumulative cisplatin doses.

See all Children's Center Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

Back To Top

Pediatric Days 2014
Sept. 29-30, 2014, in Chicago
Course learning objectives include incorporating medical information from reviews of commonly encountered clinical scenarios into daily practice, describing implications for evaluation and management of patients, and implementing effective clinical strategies for diagnosing and managing a variety of challenging problems.

30th Annual Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Oct. 15-19, 2014, in Phoenix
Topics include anatomy and physiology of common congenital cardiac conditions and surgical procedures used to correct them, 2-D echo/Doppler hemodynamics in the setting of congenital heart disease, and the limitations of echocardiography and other imaging techniques.

Approaches to Pediatric Depression and Related Disorders
Oct. 17, 2014, in Minneapolis
This interactive course focuses on developments in the diagnosis, assessment and multimodal treatment planning for pediatric depression and related conditions such as medical comorbidities, ADHD, eating disorders and anxiety.

See all Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Continuous Professional Development Courses at Mayo Clinic

Back To Top
In the Video Center

Mayo Clinic First in US Testing Stem Cell Use in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

A new study aims to determine how stem cells from autologous umbilical cord blood can help children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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

Back To Top
Consults & Referrals

Back To Top

Back To Top

Comments Comments?
We're interested in your feedback about this newsletter
Mayo Clinic

13400 East Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Share Pass It On!
Invite a friend to subscribe by forwarding this newsletter

Mayo Clinic shield logo | Contact | Medical Professionals

© 2014 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use