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

Treatment for relapsing AIP still uncertain

A leading expert discusses current treatments for autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), including rituximab. The drug has proved effective for induction and maintenance of remission in AIP patients but is not without drawbacks.

Better agents needed for IBS-D

Pharmacological treatments for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) are limited and often fail to relieve pain or the full spectrum of associated symptoms. An expert discusses current and future treatments for the disorder and the need for individualized therapies.

Research

Chromoendoscopy recommended for UC surveillance
Chromoendoscopy for chronic ulcerative colitis surveillance is easy to learn, verifiable, improves dysplasia detection rates and adds little to procedure times. Mayo Clinic investigators argue for its widespread adoption.

Clinical trial tests efficacy of hemin for gastroparesis
Mouse studies show that hemin can reverse damage to the ICC network and restore normal gastric function in diabetic gastroparesis. Now, investigators are hoping to prove the same benefit in humans.

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Education

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.

Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference helps physicians and other health care providers understand the latest developments in genomics and applications for integrating them into clinical practice. It features expert speakers, focused breakout sessions, a poster session, case studies and opportunities for discussion.

26th Annual Selected Topics in Internal Medicine

Jan. 27-31, 2014, in Kauai, Hawaii
This postgraduate course updates internists, internist-subspecialists and other primary health care providers on selected internal medicine topics, including some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2014

March 13-16, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
Designed for physicians and other health care providers in gastroenterology and hepatology, this course discusses new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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New Staff

Robert C. Huebert, M.D.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Minnesota

Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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