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December 2016

Patient Care

ESD has cure rates comparable to surgery for select lesions
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) allows en bloc resection of premalignant and early-stage malignant lesions of the stomach, colorectum and esophagus with curative rates comparable to surgery. It's technically challenging, however, with few formal learning opportunities in the U.S.


Managing acute pancreatitis in children
The incidence of pediatric acute pancreatitis (AP) has increased over the last two decades due to better recognition in children. Most kids recover quickly with supportive care. But those with recurrent AP experience frequent hospitalizations and the potential for chronic opioid use.
 

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Research

Diagnostic odyssey yields novel tyrosinemia type 1 mutation
Three siblings with classic symptoms of tyrosinemia type 1 but without elevated levels of succinylacetone were seen at Mayo Clinic in 2013. Their case led to the discovery of a novel FAH genetic variation.

Research on gut barrier function still challenging
Despite growing evidence implicating dietary factors in dysregulated gut barrier function, much about these interactions isn't clear, especially in the absence of food sensitivity biomarkers and validated assays for intestinal permeability.

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Education

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2017
March 16-19, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.
Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers, this course focuses on new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Topics include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia, esophageal diseases, pancreaticobiliary disorders and endoscopy.


2nd Annual Gastrointestinal Advances in Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Where Are We in 2017?

June 16-18, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla.
This course covers recent advances in minimally invasive and therapeutic endoscopy approaches to gastrointestinal diseases. It includes lectures from international experts, live case demonstrations and video cases.


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