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January 2016

Patient Care

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.

ROPE and SPEED programs prevent bone fractures, improve balance
Mayo physiatrists employ a variety of exercise programs, including Rehabilitation of Osteoporosis Program-Exercise (ROPE) and spinal proprioceptive extension exercise dynamic (SPEED), to address osteoporosis-related challenges, including back pain, kyphotic posture, vertebral fracture, age-related gait unsteadiness and fall prevention.

Gastric bypass may increase risk of AUD
According to a new study, as many as 10 to 15 percent of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass develop alcohol use disorder (AUD) by three years post-surgery. Mayo Clinic clinicians now recommend abstinence or severe reduction in alcohol consumption for these patients.


Rituximab offers no additional benefit over placebo to patients with GO
Results from a double-masked, randomized controlled trial indicate that rituximab offers no additional benefit over placebo to patients with active and moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) and carries non-negligible adverse effects.

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

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Hot Topics in Primary Care 2016
April 1, 2016, in Eau Claire, Wis.
This annual seminar provides primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners with practice updates on the management of various patient health concerns in primary care. Family practice providers plan the presentations, which aim to increase providers' knowledge and competence.

37th Annual Practice of Internal Medicine 2016
May 9-13, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
Topics represent some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice, including the management of a variety of medical issues seen in gastroenterology, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, pulmonary, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology and women's health.


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


In the Video Center

New Model To Assess Breast Cancer Risk More Accurate Than Current Option
Amy C. Degnim, M.D., discusses a study of the specific findings of 10,000 women with benign breast biopsies. Researchers identified factors that help to refine the prediction of each woman's risk of future breast cancer.

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

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