The leaky gut: Reality, folklore, or the new frontier?


Virtual Lecture

Overview

In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Michael Camilleri, M.D., discusses the leaky gut, including components of the intestinal barrier and how to measure its permeability. He also reviews literature about the effects that stress and diet have on permeability, and takes a futuristic look at barrier dysfunction in the context of inflammatory bowel disease.  

Presentation

Video length: 43 minutes

Presenter

Michael Camilleri, M.D. 

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Physiology
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recall the components of the intestinal barrier
  • Review measurements of intestinal permeability
  • Recognize the effects of stress and diet on intestinal permeability
  • List examples of effects of pre-, syn- and pro-biotics on permeability
  • Identify diseases or disorders with increased intestinal permeability and altered microbiota
  • Differentiate between “folklore” and future Rx in inflammatory bowel disease

Intended audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for this program:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of California. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

To obtain credit


1. Watch the video.

2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.

3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.

Faculty disclosure


Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

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