NOTES hybrids and spinoffs show promise
Pure natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedures have proved challenging, so many NOTES techniques under investigation are hybrids or spinoffs. Some have shown encouraging preliminary results in clinical trials.
Split-dose bowel prep improves colonoscopy quality and outcomes
A new study shows that split-dose bowel preparations do more than clean the colon. They also improve all quality markers of colonoscopy, including completion rates and adenoma and polyp detection rates.
Advancements in Technology and Understanding of Esophageal Diseases
Jan. 11-12, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz.Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2013
This course explores the latest advances in esophageal disease, including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and insights into new diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis.
Feb. 21-24, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course covers new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Topics include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, motility and nutrition, pancreatobiliary disorders, endoscopy, and hepatology. New endoscopic techniques will be available at a hands-on endoscopy workshop.
Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development