December 2019
Patient Care

Clinical use of 7-Tesla MRI enhances Mayo Clinic's ability to manage epilepsy, certain brain and peripheral nerve tumors, and other neurological disorders.

Specialists at all three Mayo Clinic campuses offer bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, a less invasive alternative to lung volume reduction surgery for patients with emphysema and hyperinflation.

Focal therapy treats only the area with the most aggressive tumor, while leaving the rest of the prostate alone. Options include cryoablation, focal laser ablation and high-frequency ultrasound ablation.

A study supports that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect signs of an irregular heart rhythm in an electrocardiogram, even if the heart is in normal rhythm at the time of a test.

Mayo Clinic's home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program provides patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a health coach and a computer-guided activity and monitoring program.

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Each month, Mayo Clinic specialists discuss a variety of topics helpful to primary care practice.

March 6-8, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.
Gain the confidence to accurately diagnose and treat sports-related conditions and the knowledge to determine appropriate testing and referral criteria, plus improve specific skills in physical exam and imaging interpretation.

April 2-4, 2020, in Phoenix
This course addresses challenging laryngeal-related disorders and corresponding rehabilitation techniques. Focus includes voice and swallowing topics, surgical procedures and techniques for post-surgical swallow rehabilitation, and post-laryngectomy voice restoration.

April 16-18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.
The course emphasizes general dermatology skills for the primary care physician and non-dermatologists. Topics include management of moles, skin infections, cancers, rashes, and lumps and bumps, plus simple dermatologic procedures.

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According to Mayo Clinic physiatrist Jonathan T. Finnoff, D.O., this Mayo Clinic-developed technique may result in fewer complications and faster return to activity for patients.

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