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February 2016

Patient Care

Obese liver transplant recipients have higher morbidity, not mortality
Although early studies linking obesity with worse survival among liver transplant recipients are flawed, obesity in general and post-transplant weight gain in particular increase the risk of perioperative and postoperative complications.

HRM improves data acquisition, analysis in pediatric esophageal disorders
High-resolution manometry (HRM) with esophageal pressure topography overcomes many of the limitations of conventional esophageal manometry. In Mayo Clinic's experience, it is well-tolerated by even very young children.


FISH, tumor genotyping show promise for biliary tract cancer
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and tumor genotyping may improve evaluation and management of challenging cholangiocarcinomas.

Creative alternatives needed for IBD comparative effectiveness research
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) effectiveness trials are needed to foster evidence-based changes in clinical practice, but remain challenging to fund and recruit. An IBD specialist says investigators must become more creative in their approach to comparative effectiveness research.  

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Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016
Feb. 25-28, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Designed for physicians and other health care providers, this course discusses new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Controversies are analyzed and complex endoscopy cases and cutting-edge technology presented by expert endoscopists.

Gastrointestinal Advances in Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Where Are We in 2016?
April 8-10, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla.
This course covers recent advances in minimally invasive and therapeutic endoscopy approaches to gastrointestinal diseases. It includes expert lectures, live case demonstrations from the OR and endoscopy suite, as well as video cases.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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