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

Small bowel imaging redefines CD care

CT and MR enterography and capsule endoscopy have transformed the way Crohn's disease is diagnosed and managed. Transabdominal ultrasound may also prove to be a simple and inexpensive diagnostic option.

Mayo establishes Weight Regain Clinic

Many patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery regain 30 percent of their lost weight within a few years. Mayo's new multidisciplinary Weight Regain Clinic provides integrated therapies aimed at maintaining postoperative weight loss.

Pediatric Care

Diet and exercise best prescription for pediatric NAFLD

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease among children in the developed world. About 25 percent of young patients have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis that will progress to cirrhosis without weight reduction and other lifestyle interventions.

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Tuft cells implicated in pancreatic neoplasia

Research has shown that tuft cells act as tumor-initiating cells for pancreas neoplasia. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that SOX17 expression, both alone and combined with the KRAS oncogene, greatly increases this tumor-initiating ability.

HBOT may prove safe and effective for IBD
A new multicenter study aims to determine the feasibility, safety and efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for patients hospitalized with acute ulcerative colitis flares.

See all Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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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.

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.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation — FMT
Fecal microbiota transplantation — at Mayo Clinic performed via colonoscopy — resolves even severe C. difficile infection in 90 percent of patients within a matter of days. Mayo physicians now consider it a standard therapy for C. difficile.

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

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