July 2019

Patient Care

Consider autoinflammatory disease testing for pediatric epileptic encephalopathies
Mayo specialists answer questions about pediatric epileptic encephalopathies caused by neuroinflammation in the absence of antibodies, which can present with signs and symptoms similar to those of autoimmune epilepsy.

ESD gains acceptance as treatment for select gastrointestinal lesions
Although its adoption in Western countries has been slow, experienced endoscopists are now using endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) to treat premalignant and early-stage malignant lesions within the stomach, esophagus and colorectum.

New approach can repair extensor mechanism following knee arthroplasty
Mayo Clinic's technique for extensor mechanism reconstruction after total knee arthroplasty relies on a stepwise approach that helps ensure the mesh is properly incorporated into the host soft tissues.


Yes-associated protein (YAP) prompts glioblastoma to invade surrounding tissue
Researchers found that a drug known to inhibit YAP can reduce the growth of highly aggressive glioblastoma cells in animal and cell models and make glioblastoma cells more susceptible to radiation.

Artificial intelligence helps predict the presence of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction
Mayo researchers use convolutional neural networks to analyze electrocardiograms for silent subclinical, metabolic or structural abnormalities that may predict the presence of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction.

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93rd Annual Clinical Reviews 2019 ― October
Oct. 28-30, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
Course highlights include lectures on common and emerging clinical concerns, content focused on the needs of primary care providers in clinical practice, dedicated question and answer sessions, and pre-course ABFM knowledge self-assessment sessions.

Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast
Mayo Clinic specialists discuss a variety of topics, including colon cancer screening; preventive therapies for breast cancer; and electronic cigarettes, vaping and IQOS.

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In the Video Center

How the body responds to blood loss
Anesthesiologist Michael J. Joyner, M.D., discusses research intended to better determine who needs a blood transfusion in trauma situations and at what point the body starts to decompensate.

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

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