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April 2017

Patient Care

Emerging evidence supports use of lifestyle modifications for IBS treatment
Therapeutic options for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) focus on alleviating symptoms. This article addresses the role of diet, exercise and sleep modifications in the treatment of IBS.

Flexible endoscopic approach yields promising results for the treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
Mayo Clinic experience and recently published data suggest that one or two treatments using a flexible endoscopic approach can provide a high rate of symptom relief and a low rate of diverticular recurrence or persistence.


New wave of biosimilar agents offers promising treatment alternative for patients with IBD
Edward V. Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist specializing in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, addresses several key questions about biosimilars and their potential role in treating IBD.

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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.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2017
Sept. 14-17, 2017, in Chicago
Designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification (MOC) examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology, the board review includes relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

3rd Annual Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Sept. 23, 2017, in Phoenix
This course addresses diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional gastrointestinal diseases, CRE infection and dermatologic manifestation of hepatitis C and cholestatic liver diseases. Additional topics include bariatric surgery, colon cancer screening, advances in liver transplantation and endoscopic innovations.

Real World Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Dilemmas and Discussion 2017
Oct. 7, 2017, in Minneapolis
This course provides clinicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with state-of-the-art information on diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, with emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Mayo Clinic Pancreatic and Hepato-Biliary Cancer Symposium – 2017
Nov. 10-11, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course reviews the latest techniques in the management of hepatic, pancreatic and biliary forms of cancer.

5th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2017
Dec. 1-2, 2017, in Phoenix
This course showcases exciting advancements including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and insights into new diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis.

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In the Video Center

FDA Approves Biosimilar to Humira
The FDA recently approved a biosimilar (Amjevita) to Humira, which is indicated for multiple inflammatory diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Edward V. Loftus Jr., M.D., discusses some of the issues surrounding this drug.

FDA Approves of Biosimilar to Infliximab
The FDA recently approved a biosimilar (CT-P13) to infliximab, which is used for treating irritable bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis. Edward V. Loftus Jr., M.D., discusses this medication's potential benefits and drawbacks.

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