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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
April 2013
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Patient Care

Questions remain about celiac triggers, diagnosis

Despite increased research and media attention, much about celiac disease (CD) remains unknown, including exactly what triggers it and why four out of five people who have it escape diagnosis.

Single-incision pediatric surgery is safe and effective

A retrospective review of the first 11 children to undergo single-incision laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery at Mayo Clinic shows the procedure resulted in shorter hospital stays, reduced pain and faster recovery with excellent overall outcomes.


TREAT consortium reinvigorates AH research
Mayo Clinic has joined two other leading research centers to form a consortium focused on translational research in alcoholic hepatitis (AH). The aim is to understand the underlying mechanisms of the disease and to test and develop novel treatments.

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.

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Mayo Clinic General Thoracic Surgery Symposium

May 3, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This one-day course provides updates on management of complex thoracic surgical problems, with interactive sessions allowing students to discuss issues of interest with experts in the field. Pulmonary topics will be covered as well as benign and malignant esophageal disease.

10th Annual Course: 2013 Mayo Clinic EUS Summit and Principles and Pearls in Pancreatology

July 31-Aug. 3, 2013
This course gives health care providers at all experience levels a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of endoscopic ultrasound. Experts from gastroenterology, hepatology, radiology and endosonography will discuss the impact and role of EUS in their practice.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review

Sept. 5-8, 2013, in Chicago
Designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification examinations in gastroenterology, this course will include topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Neena S. Abraham, M.D.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Arizona

Consults & Referrals

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