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

Hybrid POEM combines full-thickness myotomy, fundoplication

Peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia is an evolving procedure. In a new hybrid approach, endoscopists and thoracic surgeons working in tandem perform a full-thickness myotomy with fundoplication that significantly reduces post-procedure reflux.

Mayo initiates multifaceted microbiome program

A new program that examines the role of the microbiome across specialties devotes the majority of its resources to gastrointestinal disease. The aim is to understand how shifts in microbial populations cause illness and whether restoring homeostasis can improve health.


Study to evaluate stem cell fistula plugs in perianal Crohn's
Current therapies for fistulizing Crohn's disease are limited and often fail to achieve complete or sustained fistula closure. Now, a new study aims to evaluate the safety of autologous stem cells for healing perianal fistulas.

EQUIP significantly increases adenoma, polyp detection
Low adenoma detection rates (ADRs) in colonoscopy are linked to higher colorectal cancer risk. Most attempts to improve them have failed, but a new study shows a significant increase in ADRs after a brief educational intervention.

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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.

Professionalism Today and Tomorrow: Sustaining Trust in a Technology-Driven Health Care World

Aug. 18-19, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This course prepares health care professionals to respond to current technological challenges, including electronic medical records, patient portals, social media communication and patient interaction with medical technology.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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New Staff

Todd A. Kellogg, M.D.
Gastroenterologic and General Surgery in Minnesota

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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Consults & Referrals

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