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March 2018

Patient Care

Lab tests help evaluate for underrecognized bile acid diarrhea
Bile acid malabsorption occurs in about one-third of patients diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. The serum 7αC4 test and the fecal bile acid excretion test help identify these patients so that they can receive appropriate treatment.

Targeted treatments for HCV facilitate high rates of response

Hugo E. Vargas, M.D., a gastroenterologist and hepatologist specializing in viral hepatitis and liver transplantation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, answers several key questions about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and recent advances in treatment approaches.


Clinical studies examine safety and efficacy of treatments for NAFLD and NASH
Mayo Clinic researchers are exploring several new treatment options for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Molecular tumor genotyping with the aid of endoscopic ultrasound reveals genetic variants in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

A recent Mayo Clinic study demonstrated that endoscopic ultrasound acquired cytology-based tumor genotyping can reveal a spectrum of genetic variants, which may help guide biomarker-driven, individualized, targeted treatment.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2018
Sept. 6-9, 2018, 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.

The "Cutting Edge" in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Dilemmas and Debate 2018
Sept. 8, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This course discusses controversial topics in the multidisciplinary management of inflammatory bowel disease. Faculty highlights recent clinical trials in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, medical and surgical approaches, and the need for improvement in surgical management and postoperative outcomes.

4th Annual Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Sept. 29, 2018, in Phoenix
This course includes current information on the diagnosis and management of esophageal strictures, complications of bariatric surgery, functional gastrointestinal disorders, colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, fatty liver, hepatitis B and C, and lectures on dermatologic and infectious disease aspects of clinical practice.

6th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2018
Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2018, 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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