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Professional organizations have traditionally recommended that gastroenterology fellows perform 140 colonoscopies before assessing competency.
Affecting nearly 30 million Americans, constipation increases health care costs and diminishes quality of life. Banny S. Wong, M.D., of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, discusses a phase II study of A3309.
In a retrospective five-year study, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that common causes of hospitalization for patients with malignant brain tumors, such as seizures, are potentially preventable.
Cardiologist Stephen Kopecky, M.D., discusses genetic testing that may allow physicians to predict the drugs and dosages most effective for patients with high cholesterol.
Body size, gender and the complexity of heart disease significantly influence how much cumulative radiation skin dose that patients receive during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) therapy, also known as angioplasty.
Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain.