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Does Mucosal Healing Mean Transmural Healing in Children With Crohn’s Disease?

June 26, 2018

 One-third of children with Crohn’s disease have healing in only the mucosa or the bowel wall (not both), researchers report in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Levels of

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Are Eating Competitions Dangerous?

June 19, 2018

The stomachs of competitive eaters accommodate large quantities of food by repeated rapid distension of the gastric wall during eating episodes. A Clinical Challenges and Images in GI article in the June

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Unmasking the Origins of IBD

June 14, 2018

Call for studies on biological and environmental factors driving differences between ethnicities and between immigrants versus non-immigrants

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Does Mucosal Inflammation Cause Diverticulosis?

June 12, 2018

Despite limited evidence that a chronic state of low-grade mucosal inflammation contributes to development of diverticulosis, a prospective study published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology found no

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U.S. Cities Consider Supervised Injection Sites

May 31, 2018

Safe injection facilities can reduce overdoses, disease transmission, and public drug use

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Gastroenterology Special Issue on Endoscopy

May 30, 2018

A special issue of Gastroenterology, Advances in Endoscopic Therapy, presents the latest advances in gastrointestinal endoscopy, including endoscopic images and videos. In their introductory article, Jacques J. Bergman and Patrick S. Yachimski explain

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What Changes Occur in the Esophageal Epithelial Barrier During Disease Development?

May 22, 2018

A review article in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology discusses esophageal epithelial barrier structure and function, new and old techniques for studying this barrier, and changes that occur
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Attracting MD/PhD Students into Gastroenterology Workshop

Encourage interested MD/PhD students to apply for this specialized workshop. Selected students will receive an in-depth look at how GIs are able to shape their areas of research and interests.

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IBD: Exercise May Reduce Risk and Improve Symptoms

May 17, 2018

Data needed to clarify specific activity regimens for individual patients

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Does Acute Pancreatitis Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?

May 15, 2018

Patients hospitalized with acute pancreatitis have a 2-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer compared with the general population, researchers report in the May issue of Gastroenterology. Acute pancreatitis is a sudden-onset inflammatory

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What Are the Best Endpoints for Trials of Agents for Ulcerative Colitis?

May 8, 2018

Despite advances in methods of clinical trials for ulcerative colitis (UC), there is still a large amount of variation in endpoints, even in definitions of response and remission, reseachers found in

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HCV Infection in Teens on the Rise

May 3, 2018

Second-wave epidemic

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A Parasitic Infection From Sashimi

May 1, 2018

Researchers report a case of anisakiasis, caused by nematodes of the genus Anisakis—a parasite transmitted to humans through raw seafood such as sushi and sashimi. In the May issue of Gastroenterology, Kaori

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Thoughts on our new website?

April 26, 2018

We’re excited to give everyone a sneak peek to our new website. We'll be switching over to the new site in the coming days, so we thank you for your patience as we transition. Click on over to check it out and let us know what you think.

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What is the Best Way to Assess Treatment Response in Patients With Achalasia?

April 24, 2018

A more accurate method to evaluate outcomes of treatment for achalasia is described in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The method identifies patients with good outcomes with higher

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Open for public comment: management of mild-moderate UC guideline

April 24, 2018

Review and submit your feedback by Monday, May 21.

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Blog: What is the best way to assess treatment response in patients with achalasia?

April 24, 2018

Researchers provide a more accurate method to evaluate treatment outcomes after performing a prospective study of 70 patients with achalasia. Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

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Have you seen our new website?

April 23, 2018

We’re excited to give everyone a sneak peek to our new website. Click on over to check it out and let us know what you think.

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Image challenge: An unusual cause of a solid-cystic pancreatic lesion

April 23, 2018

What caused bloating and dyspepsia in a 50-year-old Chinese woman that presented with no other symptoms and unremarkable physical examination?

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Vitamin D supplements show promise for easing IBS

April 19, 2018

Many irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients deficient in this pivotal vitamin, which may affect GI immune system, gut motility and serotonin metabolism.

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AGA early career networking hour at DDW 2018

April 19, 2018

Meet your peers from around the world, network with AGA committee members and snack on light refreshments during this one-hour event.

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Supervised injection sites gain ground in US

April 19, 2018

Evidence shows they can reduce overdose deaths and HIV and viral hepatitis transmission.

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AGA hosted productive Hill meeting advocating for GIs

April 19, 2018

A recent policy roundtable focused on regulatory issues that impact physician practices and their ability to provide timely care to patients.

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New FDA alert on endoscope connectors

April 19, 2018

FDA issues new warning about the risk of cross-contamination with certain connectors used in GI endoscopy.

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Vote for the next AGA Institute Council: Deadline April 30

April 18, 2018

The deadline to submit your vote for the AGA Institute Council section elections is fast approaching on Monday, April 30.