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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
June 2015
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Patient Care

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.

Pediatric Care

Patient age key factor in pediatric IBD imaging

No consensus exists regarding the optimal imaging modality for pediatric IBD, so providers must consider several factors, including patient age, when choosing the appropriate test.

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Research

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.

See all Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Education

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review 2015

Sept. 17-20, 2015, in Chicago
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.

Mayo Clinic 2015 Update in Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Oct. 3, 2015, in Phoenix
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.

Mayo Clinic Pancreatic Cancer Conference 2015

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.

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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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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