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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
February 2014
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Patient Care

New markers promising for early pancreatic cancer detection

Markers found using optical spectroscopy and pancreatic fluids show promise for improving early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Vedolizumab close to approval for UC and Crohn's disease

The FDA is poised to approve the second humanized monoclonal antibody for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease who have failed at least one other therapy.

Pediatric Care

IPad game tests, teaches kids with IBD

A new iPad app aims to help pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) learn about their disease and manage their own care.

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Lipotoxicity causes pancreatitis complications in obese patients

Severe complications and high mortality among obese patients with pancreatitis are the result of unsaturated fatty acids released by lipolysis of excess adipose tissue. Efforts to find methods for preventing lipotoxicity are ongoing.

Mayo expands islet cell autotransplant program
Increased understanding of the neurobiological basis of pancreatitis, a state-of-the-art islet cell isolation lab and a highly experienced multidisciplinary team have led to the expansion of Mayo Clinic's islet cell autotransplantation program.

See all Digestive Disease Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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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.

11th Annual Course: 2014 Mayo Clinic EUS Summit and Principles and Pearls in Pancreatology

July 30-Aug. 2, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This course provides a multidisciplinary review of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), including a hands-on animal lab that emphasizes technical aspects of EUS and use of new and standard devices.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review

Sept. 4-7, 2014, in Chicago
This review is designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification examinations in gastroenterology. The program will include relevant 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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Consults & Referrals

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