Diagnostic testing before cancer treatment

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Before starting cancer treatment, breast cancer patient Doris Thomas went through a series of tests at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all in one day. Since MD Anderson is a multidisciplinary hospital, it is typical for tests to be scheduled and completed under one roof in one day. Tests performed include an echocardiogram, lung CT scan, lab work and brain MRI.

Medical hypnosis assists with surgery and medical procedures

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Hypnosis is an artificially produced state of consciousness which allows for greater responsiveness to suggestion. Ian Lipski M.D., associate professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, uses medical hypnosis to help patients manage cancer treatment side effects like anxiety, fear and pain. Medical hypnosis shifts the focus of power away from the medical staff and gives the patient control over his/her cognizance. Learn how Dr. Lipski helps patients...

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:...

Wireless Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry to Monitor Adenosine in Patients With Essential Tremor During Deep Brain Stimulation

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Dr. Kendall Lee, a Neurosurgeon and the Director of the Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing online ahead of print and in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which discloses a new discovery in the reaction of the brain during deep-brain-stimulation which may lead to novel treatments for neurological and psychological disorders. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00552-6/fulltext

Potential Adverse Cardiovascular Effects from Excessive Endurance Exercise

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Dr. James O’Keefe, Clinical Cardiologist from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, describes the risks and benefits of extreme endurance exercise, emphasizing the importance of moderation. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00473-9/fulltext

Clinical and Radiologic Correlations of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome

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Dr. Jonathan Graff-Radford from the Neurology Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the print issue of the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on radiologic findings of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome and their correlation to clinical outcomes. Available at: http://mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/early/recent

Clinical & Radiologic Correlations of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome.

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Dr. Jonathan Graff Radford from the Neurology Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the print issue of the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on radiologic findings of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome and their correlation to clinical outcomes. Available at: http://mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/early/recent

Exercise as a Preventive or Disease-Modifying Treatment of Dementia

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Dr. Eric J. Ahlskog, from the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effect of exercise in dementia and the aging brain. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3cb65dy

New Guidelines For Low Back Pain Treatment

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has found strong evidence that routine imaging for low back pain with X-ray or advanced imaging methods such as CT scan or MRI does not improve the health of patients.

Clinical Psychophysiology with Paul Rapp Ph.D. Week 4 Part 2/2

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This is part 2 of 2 of the fourth class of Clinical Psychophysiology taught by Professor Paul Rapp at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences taught through the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology. Discussion focuses on the following article: