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

In pregnancy, IBD drugs often better than active disease

Many women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can have successful pregnancies if their disease remains inactive. Understanding the risks and benefits of various medications — including category D drugs — is essential for optimal outcomes.

Mayo liver transplant patients do better than most

Post-transplant survival is one measure of transplant outcomes. Wait list survival is another. Data show Mayo patients do better on both measures than do patients at comparable centers nationwide.


New tests improve evaluation of esophageal motility, reflux
Technologically advanced tests are significantly better at evaluating esophageal motility and reflux than earlier studies. But skill and experience are essential for reliable readings and interpretations.

Stool DNA highly accurate for CRC and large adenomas
A new stool DNA test overcomes many of the limitations of current colorectal cancer screening tests. It is noninvasive, affordable, and requires no stool prep or office visit. In several large studies, detection rates have been remarkably high.

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Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2013

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.

Live Webcast — Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Heptaology 2013

Feb. 21-24, 2013
Those unable to attend the Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2013 course in person can access the general didactic courses each day via live webcast. Visit the course webcast website for system requirements and registration information.

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 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.

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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