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October 2017

Patient Care

List of approved and emerging treatments for PBC expands
Researchers exploring new treatments for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) are hopeful that the 2016 FDA approval of obeticholic acid and novel therapeutic agents currently under investigation will yield new options for the treatment of this disease.


Novel approach to treatment of perianal fistulas yields promising results
Results of a small study recently published by Mayo Clinic researchers show that using a synthetic, biodegradable matrix impregnated with stem cells may be an effective treatment for fistulizing perianal Crohn's disease.

Study examines increasing rate of diagnosed celiac disease and gluten avoidance in the United States
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Joseph A. Murray, M.D., explains a published study on celiac disease done in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

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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.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2018
Feb. 26-March 2, in Kapalua, Hawaii
This course presents new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Faculty present data on multiple topics, including general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia, esophageal diseases, motility, nutrition, pancreaticobiliary disorders, endoscopy and hepatology.

Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Cancers 2018 - Current and Emerging Strategies in Multidisciplinary Care: Translating Evidence into Best Practices
March 1-3, 2018, in San Diego
This course focuses on the treatment of the whole spectrum of gastrointestinal cancers, including esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, pancreatic, small intestinal, bile duct, gallbladder, and anal and colorectal cancers.

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