|New endoscope cleaning procedures aim to curb CRE infections
Infections — some of them fatal — associated with endoscope-caused CRE have led hospitals, the CDC, and, to a lesser extent, FDA and industry to implement improved methods for cleaning duodenoscopes. So far, the new measures seem to be working.
Fecal bile acid test available from Mayo Medical Labs
Bile acid malabsorption (BAM)) occurs in about 1 in 3 patients with IBS-D and up to 50 percent of those with functional diarrhea, yet it remains underdiagnosed. A simple, relatively inexpensive diagnostic test is likely to change that.
Studies tackle Cologuard questions
Cologuard, a noninvasive multitarget stool screening test for CRC, has been found to have a sensitivity for cancer equal to colonoscopy. But questions remain about the test's role in the CRC screening algorithm.
New anti-fibrotics in phase II trials
Most efforts to develop anti-fibrotic agents have been largely unsuccessful. But new drugs targeting different aspects of the signaling cascade that follows liver injury, now in clinical trials, may prove more effective.
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Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review 2015
Sept. 17-20, 2015, in Chicago
Mayo Clinic 2015 Update in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
This board review is designed for candidates preparing for certification and maintenance of certification exams in gastroenterology and hepatology. Taught by Mayo Clinic staff, it covers topics such as pathology, radiology, endoscopy and nutrition and features interactive case presentations and a board exam-type question review.
Oct. 3, 2015, in Phoenix
Mayo Clinic Pancreatic Cancer Conference 2015
This course provides the latest information on the diagnosis and management of common disorders such as achalasia, pelvic floor dysfunction, C. difficile colitis, colon cancer, IBD, hepatitis C and fatty liver disease.
Oct. 23-24, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Offered in conjunction with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN), this conference provides a multidisciplinary overview of the molecular biology of pancreatic cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development