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December 2015

Patient Care

Adolescents with POTS progress toward recovery with multidisciplinary care
Mayo's Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center offers a program for teens with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) that helps participants focus on increasing function, tapering off pain medications, and building pain management and coping skills.

Intragastric balloon has role in comprehensive weight-loss program
Midterm research results indicate that repair with fenestrated and branched endografts is safe, and that this approach can significantly reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality when compared with open repair.

TBS assesses bone quality and fracture risk at the lumbar spine
Bone mass and quality decline with age, leading to compromised strength and increased fracture risk. Trabecular bone score (TBS) uses standard dual energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure how well-structured the trabecular bone appears when assessed as individual voxels.


Animal studies suggest stem cells halt the degeneration processes in IVD and promote IVD regeneration
More than 90 percent of people older than 50 experience intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration. In animal studies, stem cell transplantation to the disk has shown promise in decelerating or arresting the degenerative process.

Anti-PCSK9 antibodies show a lipid-lowering effect comparable to that of lipoprotein apheresis
PCSK9 inhibitors fill a therapeutic niche for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia or patients with statin intolerance who are not able to achieve the desired LDL-C level with conventional treatments.

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12th Annual Mayo Clinic Women's Health Update 2016
March 3-5, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Mayo faculty members address the unique needs of female patients and their health care providers. Participants gain comprehensive insight into relevant medical problems uniquely found in women, and a basic approach to addressing and improving common health concerns.

Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist 2016
March 16-19, 2016, in Marco Island, Fla.
This multidisciplinary course targets the integration of pain services across disciplines to address the national and international movement toward improved pain control in acute, chronic and cancer pain populations.

Internal Medicine Recertification Course 2016
March 30-April 2, 2016, in San Diego, Calif.
Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, offers an intensive recertification course (Kaiser2016) that includes faculty from both organizations and provides a comprehensive overview of all areas in internal medicine for practicing physicians.


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


In the Video Center

Systemic Approach Helps Prevent ACL Injury in Athletes
Timothy E. Hewett, Ph.D., and colleagues use biomechanical principles to calculate the loads and forces on the body under various scenarios, to help prevent sports-related ACL injuries.

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