Why Patients Visit Their Doctors: Most Prevalent Conditions in Olmsted County, MN.

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Dr. Jennifer St. Sauver, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the January 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealing surprising outcomes on the prevailing medical concerns of patients in Olmsted County, MN.
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Effect of Physical Activity on Serum Prostate-Specific Antigen Concentrations

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Dr. Paul Loprinzi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and at the Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, shares the results of a study coauthored with Dr. Manish Kohli and appearing in the January 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings describing the effect of Dr. Paul Loprinzi describes the effect of physical activity and sedentary behavior on PSA levels. and sedentary behavior on PSA levels. Available at:...

Incidence of MGUS and Estimation of Duration Before Recognition

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Dr. Terry Therneau, a Professor of Biostatistics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing online first and in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, placing the surprising outcome among the statistics discovered in the study into perspective. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/ S0025-6196(12)00634-9/fulltext

Clinical Pearls in Palliative Medicine 2012

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Dr. Keith Swetz, a Palliative Medicine Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, highlighting the key current points of palliative medicine including ethics, symptom management, and pain.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00815-4/fulltext

Incidence of MGUS & Estimation of Duration Before First Clinical Recognition

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Dr. Robert Kyle, professor of medicine, laboratory medicine and pathology, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing online first and in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he defines MGUS and explains its role in the development of multiple myeloma and other blood disorders.
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Serious Neurologic Causes of Dizziness in the Emergency Department

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Dr. Anthony Kim, Vascular Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology from the University of California in San Francisco discusses his article appearing in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the development of an evidence-based way to identify the difference between common and serious causes of dizziness in the emergency room setting. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/ S0025-6196(12)00817-8/fulltext

Clostridium difficile Infection: New Insights into Management

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Dr. Sahil Khanna, Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Clinician Investigator Fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he provides a state-of-the-art update on the treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/ S0025-6196(12)00814-2/fulltext

Pericardiectomy Vs Medical Management With Relapsing Pericarditis

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Dr. Masud Khandaker, a Fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, (now at Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) discusses his article appearing in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he retrospectively compares and contrasts the medical and surgical outcomes for refractory relapsing pericarditis. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/ S0025-6196(12)00846-4/fulltext

Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

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Dr. Mira Keddis, Instructor of Medicine and third year fellow in Nephrology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which demonstrates that patients with Chronic Kidney disease are at a higher risk of Clostridium Difficile Infection.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00848-8/fulltext

Melanoma Brain Metastases and Vemurafenib: Need for Further Investigation

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Dr. Roxana Dronca, a Medical Oncologist, Senior Associate Consultant, and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where she confirms the need for continued vigilance for brain metastases in patients with BRAF mutated metastatic melanoma, despite simultaneous successful response of extracranial metastases to BRAF-targeted therapy with vemurafenib. Available at:...