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

Indications broaden for colorectal liver mets resection

About 15 percent of patients with colorectal liver metastases are candidates for potentially curative surgical resection, but many don't receive it. Experienced centers with multidisciplinary teams can now successfully treat some patients whose tumors were once considered unresectable.

FDA and CMS approve Cologuard for CRC screening

Recently approved by the FDA and simultaneously covered by Medicare, Cologuard is a noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer with demonstrated 92 percent sensitivity in detecting cancer stages I-IV and 94 percent sensitivity for detecting early-stage CRC.

Chronic cough clinic addresses non-acid reflux, neuronal hypersensitivity

A unique chronic cough clinic at Mayo's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with refractory cough symptoms, including those who fail to respond to acid suppression therapy.

Endoscopic teams specialize in difficult GI lesions

Endoscopic management of difficult gastrointestinal lesions and post-procedural complications requires special expertise. All three Mayo Clinic campuses have specialty endoscopic teams that provide interventions and consultations for challenging cases.


Multi-site IBD biobank well underway

A year after its inception, a serum biobank that unites research across Mayo Clinic is helping identify new serologic biomarkers in patients with Crohn's disease and advancing other IBD research.

See all Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Advances in Technology and Understanding of Esophageal Diseases

Dec. 5-6, 2014, in Phoenix
This course offers a comprehensive approach to advances in esophageal disease, including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and insights into eosinophilic esophagitis.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2015

Feb. 23-27, 2015, in Maui, Hawaii
This course covers a wide range of topics in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy, including inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia and pancreaticobiliary disorders.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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