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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
  October 2015
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Patient Care

Mayo addresses health, well-being of patients with gender dysphoria

Transgender people experience significant health care discrimination. Mayo Clinic offers integrated medical and psychosocial interventions to help optimize quality of life for this marginalized and vulnerable population.

New techniques, devices push boundaries of endoscopic resection

Evolving technologies have led to more-aggressive endoscopic approaches to gastrointestinal polyp and early cancer resection


Warfarin may be the safer option for older patients with atrial fibrillation

Research shows that for patients age 75 or older who take anticoagulant medication, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding is three to five times higher when they take the newer anticoagulant medications dabigatran or rivaroxaban than when they take warfarin.

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

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Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine: Managing Complex Patients 2015
Nov. 4-7, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz.
This program addresses initial steps to manage patients on novel oral anticoagulants with bleeding complications, tests for evaluating syncope that occurs in the hospital, indications for blood cell transfusion in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

4th Annual ECG and Heart Rhythm: A Case-Based Approach 2015
Dec. 3-6, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Focus includes general ECG understanding and guidelines on congestive heart failure management. Review identification of common ECG patterns, benefits of and barriers to appropriate use of new oral anticoagulant therapies, and new strategies for treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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

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In the Video Center

Visual Memory & Recall in Sports-Related Concussion
Using a tachistoscope created with an iPad app, Mayo researchers identify concussed players by testing memory and recall of plays. Jeffrey R. Bennett, O.D., discusses the varying incidences of concussions experienced by football players in high school, college and the NFL.

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

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