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June 2017

Patient Care

Endoscopic excision of large or complex polyps associated with technical challenges
Polyp size, location and morphology determine the complexity of endoscopic excision and its risk of complications. In this article, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists provide some answers to frequently asked questions about these more complex polypectomies.

Novel interdisciplinary approaches necessary to manage leaks and fistulas
Careful assessment and avoiding an urge to use one approach for all or a "shotgun approach" are critical when planning the management of gastrointestinal defects and leaks.


Concomitant use of gastric acid suppressants may increase the risk of recurrent CDIs
In a meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 7,703 patients, Mayo researchers found evidence linking recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) with use of these medications.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2017
Sept. 14-17, 2017, in Chicago
Designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification 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 common disorders such as esophageal strictures, complications of bariatric surgery, functional gastrointestinal disorders, colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, fatty liver, and hepatitis B and C.

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

Individualized Medicine Approaches for the Diagnosis and Therapy of Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease in Clinical Practice
Oct. 11, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
This Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017 post-conference course explores inflammatory bowel disease in children, metabolic and cholestatic liver disease, early-onset colon cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and clinical genomics-based testing. See the post-conference schedule.
See the post-conference schedule.

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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