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November 2018

Patient Care

POEM emerges as endoscopic alternative to surgical myotomy for treating achalasia
Available study data suggest that in the hands of a well-trained endoscopist, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) can combine the performance of surgical myotomy with the safety profile of an endoscopic procedure.

New guideline recommends updated strategies for CDI treatment

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists discuss new Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) treatment recommendations developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, addressing first line antibiotic therapy and treatment of recurrent CDI.


Research

Use of endoscopic mucosal resection for large colorectal polyps expands, thanks to advances in technique
In the hands of skilled endoscopists, nearly all noninvasive polyps (of any size) can be safely and effectively removed with endoscopic resection and thus do not require surgical referral.

Early detection of esophageal cancers poses unique challenges

Because early diagnosis is associated with improved survival rates for both esophageal adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the search for accurate, cost-effective and widely accepted screening tools remains a priority.

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Education

6th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2018
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018, in Phoenix
This course showcases exciting advancements in high-resolution manometry, FLIP topography, impedance monitoring, endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, approaches to eosinophilic esophagitis and management strategies for rumination.


Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2019
Feb. 21-24, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course updates providers practicing in gastroenterology and hepatology on new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Topics include gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia, esophageal disease, motility, nutrition, pancreaticobiliary disorders, endoscopy and hepatology.


Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Cancers 2019: Current and Emerging Strategies in Multidisciplinary Care
March 14-16, 2019, in San Diego
This course includes presentations from Mayo Clinic staff and other international experts in the treatment of the whole spectrum of gastrointestinal cancers, including esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, pancreatic, small bowel, bile duct, anal and colorectal, and gallbladder.


5th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update 2019
Oct. 5, 2019, in Phoenix
This course includes information on the diagnosis and management of multiple disorders, including esophageal cancer, eosinophilic esophagitis, anti-coagulation, obesity, acute pancreatitis, gastrointestinal cancer, cirrhosis and portal hypertension, cholestatic and autoimmune liver disorders, hepatitis B and C, and controversies in liver transplantation.


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