Ethical Decision Making With End-of-Life Care: Palliative Sedation and Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatments

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Dr. Keith Swetz, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester discusses his article Ethical Decision Making With End-of-Life Care: Palliative Sedation and Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatments, which appeared in the October 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: (http://tinyurl.com/29kmb7u).

Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life

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Dr. Samuel Asirvatham, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo School of Medicine and a consultant in cardiac electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life: Results of a Survey of Medical and Legal Professionals and Patients," available online ( http://tinyurl.com/23kr8o5 ) and appearing in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes—Many New Drugs, Little Therapeutic Progress

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Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, professor of Hematology and Medicine at Mayo Clinic, discusses his article entitled "Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Many New Drugs, Little Therapeutic Progress, which appears in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/32fzgtm).

Advances in the Diagnosis, Classification, Risk Stratification, and Management of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Signific

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Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, from the Division of Hematology at Mayo Clinic, discusses advances in the diagnosis, classification, risk stratification, and management of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and implications for recategorizing disease entities, which will be published in the October 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/39g8n6x).

Autoimmune Dementia:Clinical Course and Predictors of Immunotherapy Response.

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Autoimmune dementia and encephalopathy represents an exciting and rapidly evolving field of “treatable” and “potentially reversible” neurological disorders. Dr Sean Pittock, MD, a consultant in the Division of MS and Autoimmune Neurology at the Mayo Clinic discusses the findings of a recent study investigating the clinical predictors of immunotherapy responsiveness in patients with presumed Autoimmune Dementia.

A Population-Based Study of Trends in the Use of Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty, 1969-2008

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In this video, Daniel Berry, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery discusses the findings of a paper in which he and his coauthors evaluated the utilization rates of total hip and total knee arthroplasty from 1969-2008 in one county in MN.

Eight Years of the Mayo International Health Program: What an International Elective Adds to Resident Education

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Adam Sawatsky, MD, Chief Medical Resident, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses his article entitled “Eight Years of the Mayo International Health Program: What an International Elective Adds to Resident Education” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/24ewwd9 ), published in the August 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Dr. Sawatsky describes the professional and personal benefits that participation in the MIHP program afforded to the 162 Mayo residents who have thus far elected for an...

Idiopathic Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome (Clarkson's Disease): The Mayo Clinic Experience

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Dr. Philip R. Greipp, MD, Mayo Clinic, discusses his article entitled “Idiopathic Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome (Clarkson’s Disease): the Mayo Clinic Experience” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/24gyvd7 ), published Online First at Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This retrospective study describes clinical features, natural history, and outcome in a cohort of 25 consecutive patients with systemic capillary leak syndrome.

Ethical Analysis of Withdrawing Ventricular Assist Device Support

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Paul S. Mueller, MD, Chair of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, discusses his article entitled “Ethical Analysis of Withdrawing Ventricular Assist Device Support” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/27rlvku ), which was published Online First by Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He argues that the cause of death after withdrawal of ventricular assist device support is not euthanasia because the patient dies of the underlying disease.

Hospitalized Patients With 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection: The Mayo Clinic Experience

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Chakradhar Venkata, MBBS, an intensivist at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital-Mayo Health System, discusses his Online First article entitled “Hospitalized Patients With 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection: The Mayo Clinic Experience” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/2al2a2r ). This retrospective study of 66 adults hospitalized at Mayo Clinic with 2009 H1N1 influenza infection describes the most common comorbidities, symptoms, and complications seen in these patients as well their rates of ICU...