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June 2016

Patient Care

Advanced technologies redefine achalasia care
In the last decade, high-resolution manometry, esophageal bolus transit assessment by intraluminal impedance and distensibility assessment with the EndoFlip probe have significantly improved treatment and management of the rare esophageal motility disorder, achalasia.

Most internal hemorrhoids easily treated by lifestyle changes, RBL
Rubber band ligation (RBL) has been shown to be a safe, effective and painless therapy for grade I and grade II hemorrhoids. Although less durable than surgical excision, it is also less costly, has fewer complications and zero recovery time.

Pediatric Care

Studies challenge current beliefs about pediatric celiac disease
Children with celiac disease may not have the same fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies observed in adults but may take longer for complete mucosal healing than once thought, according to two recent studies.

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IBS, non-celiac gluten sensitivity research spurs debate
The role of gluten and FODMAPs in patients presenting with IBS-symptoms remains unclear. Persuasive studies exist on all sides of the debate.

Novel methodology leads to development of IBD genetic profiles
Clinicians generally have no way of knowing which patients with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease will experience rapid disease progression and early surgery. Three new genetic risk profiles may change that.

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Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2016
Sept. 15-18, 2016, 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.

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update 2016
Oct. 1, 2016, in Phoenix
This course provides the latest information on the diagnosis and management of disorders such as achalasia, pelvic floor dysfunction, C. difficile colitis, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and hepatitis C.


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In the Video Center

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity remains a controversial diagnosis; it has no biomarkers and its symptoms overlap with those of celiac disease, wheat allergy and FODMAP sensitivity. Gastroenterologist Maria I.Vazquez Roque, M.D., untangles the debate.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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