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May 2016

Patient Care

Adolescents may be candidates for bariatric surgery
Adolescents with a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 and a severe comorbidity, or a BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 with more minor comorbidities, may be candidates for bariatric surgery.

Responsive neurostimulation reduces seizures in patients with focal epilepsy
A clinical trial of the treatment shows a median 53 percent reduction in seizure occurrence in patients with medically intractable focal epilepsy two years after implantation of the device.

Diabetes technology-focused providers support evolving patient needs

Mayo Clinic's Diabetes Technology Clinic provides enhanced, individualized care plans for patients who use or wish to use sophisticated technologies to manage their diabetes.


Research

Chromoendoscopy proves superior for surveillance colonoscopy
Despite proven benefits, chromoendoscopy for surveillance colonoscopy has been challenging to adopt into clinical practice. New research suggests that perceived barriers to implementation, such as inexperience, high costs and long procedure times, may not exist or are easily overcome.


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Education

Healthy Living Program for Physicians August 2016
Aug. 11-13, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
Invigorate your knowledge of physical activity, nutrition, resiliency and the mind-body connection through this immersive experience. Based on Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program principles, this course explores how lifestyle medicine can prevent and treat chronic disease and improve quality of life.


Fibromyalgia: Clinical Review & Strategies for Managing Your Patients 2016
Sept. 9, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
Course focus includes recent updates, clinical studies and guidelines that impact understanding and treatment, indications and major adverse effects of the commonly used medications, common clinical pearls, underlying pathology and medication, and nonmedication treatment options.



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

 

In the Video Center

Radiation Therapy Associated With a Lower Risk of Recurrence in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
Whether radiation benefits patients after pancreatic cancer surgery has been a long-standing question, and findings from a recent study offer definitive evidence that it does, says Christopher (Chris) L. Hallemeier, M.D.


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

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