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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
April 2014
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Patient Care

Individualized Medicine Clinic to offer preventive services

Mayo's Individualized Medicine (IM) Clinic will soon offer three new services: genomic testing for polymorphisms in drug-metabolizing enzymes, testing for genetic variants associated with increased cancer risk and DNA sequencing for inherited disease.

New tests target BAM

Bile acid malabsorption (BAM) is an underdiagnosed cause of chronic diarrhea, due mainly to limited availability of the gold standard SeHCAT retention test. That situation will likely change as new, simpler tests for the disorder are developed and validated.

Pediatric Care

Mayo initiates pediatric fecal transplant program

To better treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infections in children, Mayo has established a pediatric fecal microbiota transplantation program. More than 20 children have been treated to date with a 100 percent cure rate.

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DBE shows mixed results in altered anatomy patients

A new retrospective review confirms that double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) has a high success rate and reasonably high diagnostic yield in patients with surgically altered bowel anatomy. Results for DBE-assisted ERCP are more modest.

Studies highlight less invasive, more effective tools for Barrett's screening
A less invasive method of outpatient screening for Barrett's esophagus (BE) and biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity for detecting Barrett's tissue are feasible alternatives to standard endoscopic BE screening.

See all Digestive Disease Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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11th Annual Course: 2014 Mayo Clinic EUS Summit and Principles and Pearls in Pancreatology

July 30-Aug. 2, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This course provides a multidisciplinary review of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), including a hands-on animal lab that emphasizes technical aspects of EUS and use of new and standard devices.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review

Sept. 4-7, 2014, in Chicago
This review is designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification examinations in gastroenterology. The program will include relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

Advances in Technology and Understanding of Esophageal Diseases

Dec. 5-6, 2014, in Phoenix
This course offers a comprehensive approach to advances in esophageal disease, including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and insights into eosinophilic esophagitis.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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Consults & Referrals

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