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March 2019

Patient Care

Endoscopic anti-reflux therapy a good option for select patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, M.D., M.P.H., answers key questions about transoral incisionless fundoplication and provides an overview of recent research findings evaluating the efficacy of this approach.

Nonpharmacological approaches offer effective options for managing functional gastrointestinal disorders

Mayo gastroenterologists discuss the clinical experience and recent research related to the use of dietary interventions and other nonpharmacological measures to manage irritable bowel syndrome and other functional gastrointestinal disorders.


Researchers explore sarcopenia in end-stage liver disease and liver transplant candidates, and patient and caregiver attitudes about exercise
Results from two multicenter studies help address the problem of progressive loss of muscle mass and associated outcomes in liver transplant patients.

Gut bacteria may be an important determinant of weight loss in response to diet and lifestyle changes

Mayo Clinic researchers compared clinical characteristics and gut microbial composition and function in 26 adult study participants.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2019
Sept. 5-8, 2019, in Chicago
This course is designed for candidates preparing for certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology and includes relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

5th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update 2019
Oct. 5, 2019, in Phoenix
This course features diagnosis and management of multiple disorders, including esophageal cancer, eosinophilic esophagitis, anticoagulation, obesity, acute pancreatitis, gastrointestinal cancer, cirrhosis and portal hypertension, cholestatic and autoimmune liver disorders, hepatitis, and liver transplantation.

Real World IBD: Dilemmas and Discussion 2019
Oct. 5, 2019, 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 (IBD) with emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

7th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2019
Dec. 6-7, 2019, in Phoenix
This course explores advances in diagnosis, therapy and identification of new diseases; endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett's esophagus; motility studies; endoscopic imaging techniques; endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation; and transnasal endoscopy.

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