Gastroenterology

Many patients may have flare-ups of their disease, or they may stop responding to treatment. In these situations, the clinician may choose to increase the dose administered or recommend more frequent injections. One cause of decreased response to treatment is the appearance of anti-drug antibodies or “immunogenicity.”

By mayocliniclabs • September 7, 2018

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

By Kelley Luedke • August 20, 2018

This week’s Research Roundup highlights gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal manifestations of immunoglobulin G4-related disease.

By Kelley Luedke • July 23, 2018

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