2016-02-03 16:01:04 UTC

Managing Celiac Disease: An Overview for Young GIs

Feb. 3, 2016

The New Gastroenterologist explores the ins and outs of celiac treatment in the Winter 2016 issue.

Laura Pace, MD, PhD, David Kunkel, MD, and Sheila Crowe, MD, AGAF, provide an overview of the diagnosis and treatment plan for celiac disease in the Winter 2016 edition of The New Gastroenterologist. 

The authors point out that while celiac-like symptoms have been described for hundreds of years in literature and beyond, there has been nearly a five-fold increase in prevalence of the autoimmune disorder in the past 50 years. In addition to background, they provide clinical decision support tools, testing information and a list of helpful takeaway points. 

The issue also addresses tips for delivering effective medical lectures in an article by Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP, who is an associate clinical professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Some topics include keeping your audience in mind, keeping the message simple and focused, and being receptive to feedback.

Another highlighted topic is GI advocacy, and the importance of such events as AGA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, by Erin Forster Perlini, MD, MPH, and Peter Margolis, MD, AGAF. 

To read more about these or other topics, view the full issue online.


More on Celiac Disease

Course for APPs benefits all experience levels

April 16, 2018

AGA's popular course for advanced practice providers will take place Aug. 10 through 12 in Chicago, Illinois.

APPs: Enhance your delivery of patient care

March 28, 2018

AGA's popular course for advanced practice providers will be held this summer in Chicago.

HLA-DQ–Gluten Tetramer Blood Test Accurately Identifies Patients With and Without Celiac Disease in Absence of Gluten Consumption

March 1, 2018

An HLA-DQ–gluten tetramer based assay that detects gluten-specific T cells accurately identifies patients with and without celiac disease, regardless of whether the individuals are on a gluten-free diet.