Gastroenterology

This week’s Research Roundup features highly discriminant methylated DNA markers for the non-endoscopic detection of Barrett’s esophagus.

By Kelley Luedke • June 18, 2018

There are many probable causes of chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, infectious GI pathogens, and malignancy. After excluding other causes of chronic diarrhea, a physician is left with the diagnosis IBS-diarrhea (IBS-D). One main cause of IBS-D is bile acid malabsorption.

By Alyssa Frank • June 1, 2018

PACE / State of CA / State of FL
In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Elli Theel, Ph.D., will discuss the IMPACTS initiative in Belize that involves multiple departments at Mayo Clinic and the University of Notre Dame.

By MCL Education • May 17, 2018

This week’s Research Roundup highlights how fasting blood-glucose levels provide estimate of duration and progression of pancreatic cancer before diagnosis.

By Kelley Luedke • May 7, 2018

This week’s Research Roundup highlights the development of a microscopic colitis disease activity index.

By Kelley Luedke • March 26, 2018

PACE / State of CA / State of FL
This month’s “Virtual Lecture” describes the discovery of a new bacterium, Candidatus Borrelia mayonii, which causes Lyme disease in the upper Midwestern United States.

By MCL Education • March 15, 2018

In a recent issue of Mayo Clinic’s Digestive Diseases, Michael Camilleri, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, and Leslie Donato, Ph.D., Co-Director for Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine, Hospital Clinical Laboratory, and Point of Care Testing at Mayo Clinic, discuss bile acid malabsorption testing in clinical practice.

By Kelley Luedke • March 9, 2018

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., will review the diagnostic testing algorithms for celiac disease, and highlight the advantages and limitations of certain tests, including serology and genetic assays.

By Melissa Snyder, Ph.D. • March 5, 2018

PACE / State of CA / State of FL
In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Darrell Pardi, M.D., and Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S. will discuss how Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the most common hospital-acquired infection and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

By MCL Education • January 10, 2018

Leslie Donato, Ph.D., Consultant in Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Core Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, recently authored an article in “Medical Lab Management” on new laboratory testing options to evaluate irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) patients. 

By Kelley Luedke • December 29, 2017

This week’s Research Roundup highlights prehospital transfusion for gastrointestinal bleeding.

By Kelley Luedke • November 20, 2017

This “Specialty Testing” webinar will outline the different tests to detect patients who are at risk for thiopurine-related toxicity and the advantages of each test.

By MCL Education • November 6, 2017

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Bobbi Pritt, M.D., will discuss a powerful new technology called “multiplex molecular testing” that can assist in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal infections.

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 6, 2017