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Mayo Clinic Physician Update e-Edition
November 2014
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Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems
Patient Care

Mayo Clinic team develops pressure-mapping system for patients in wheelchairs to use at home

A Mayo-developed prototype wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone via a Web-based application, allowing patients to view data in real time or send it to a seating clinic specialist for analysis.

New care model and staff education significantly reduce incidence of pressure ulcers

Mayo Clinic physiatrist Mark W. Christopherson, M.D., outlines new processes to prevent and manage pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients with spinal cord injury.


Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers generate valuable longitudinal data
Mayo Clinic brain rehabilitation specialist Allen W. Brown, M.D., project director of Mayo's TBI Model Systems (TBIMS) Center, discusses the research focus of the TBIMS Centers and their contributions to patient care.

See all Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Geriatrics and orthopedics residencies for physical therapists

These yearlong post-professional clinical and didactic education training programs are designed to advance a physical therapist's preparation as a provider of patient care services.

9th Annual Mayo Clinic Spine Center: Medical and Surgical Spine Course

Jan. 15-17, 2015, in Phoenix
This course covers current and emerging spine topics and includes didactics, case presentations, a hands-on examination skills lab, a US-guided injection skill lab and surgical skill labs.

Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Update at San Juan

Feb. 6-8, 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico
This course is designed as an update of techniques and topics pertaining to physical medicine and rehabilitation and includes osteoporosis, amputee, ultrasound injection, cancer rehabilitation, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pain, EMG, hand, and more.

Mayo Wound Symposium: Basics to Regenerative Medicine

Feb. 19-21, 2015, Rochester, Minn.
The conference is designed for wound care providers, from novice to expert. Educational sessions and interactive workshops offer comprehensive strategies to prevent and manage wounds.

Mayo Clinic, Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG) and Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice

Feb. 22-28, 2015, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Course topics include basic physiology, pathophysiology, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Neurophysiological tests and evaluation of patients with epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disorders also will be addressed.

See all Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

Rehabilitation Following Amputation
Karen L. Andrews, M.D., director of Amputee Rehabilitation Services at Mayo Clinic, outlines the scope of rehabilitation care provided after upper extremity amputation, including acute and subacute care, prosthetics fitting and management, and advances in prosthetics rehabilitation.

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

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