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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
April 2015
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Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy: Report from a high-volume center
 
 
Patient Care

Total Laparoscopic PD shows oncologic, quality-of-life benefits

Surgeons have been slow to adopt laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Yet studies show no difference in extent of resection or short-term survival compared with open PD, with the added benefits of better pain control and faster recovery.

GERD nonresponders challenging to diagnose and treat

Thirty to 40 percent of people treated for GERD fail to respond to PPI therapy. The evaluation and management of these patients can be challenging.

Research

SNS cuts fecal incontinence symptoms for most patients

A majority of patients with fecal incontinence experience at least a 50 percent reduction in symptoms with sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) a success rate unmatched by any other treatment option.

Chromoendoscopy proves superior for surveillance colonoscopy

Despite proven benefits, chromoendoscopy for surveillance colonoscopy has been challenging to adopt into clinical practice. New research suggests that perceived barriers to implementation, such as inexperience, high costs and long procedure times, may not exist or are easily overcome.

Efforts to improve ADRs increasing across U.S.

High adenoma detection rates (ADRs) are increasingly associated with decreased interval cancer risks, and efforts to improve ADRs remain a top priority at Mayo Clinic and institutions nationwide.

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Education

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review 2015

Sept. 17-20, 2015, in Chicago
This course, designed to simulate board examinations in gastroenterology, will include topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Hepatology Southwest Regional Course 2015

Oct. 3, 2015, in Phoenix
Designed for local and regional gastroenterologists, family and internal medicine providers, and advanced practice professionals, this course will combine the best of Digestive Disease Week 2015 and the Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2015 CME course held in February.

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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