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FUSE Outperforms Forward-viewing Colonoscopy in Detecting Dysplasia in Patients With IBD

May 23, 2017

The panoramic views obtained with full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) increase the number of dysplastic lesions detected in the colon, compared with conventional forward-viewing colonoscopy, researchers report in the May issue of Gastroenterology.

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2017 AGA Women in GI Luncheon

May 23, 2017

The annual luncheon attracted over 180 attendees at DDW® 2017 and recognized accomplishments of women in GI.

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AGA Research Highlighted by The Atlantic

May 23, 2017

Gluten research from Dr. Lebwohl, an AGA Research Scholar Award recipient, featured in The Atlantic.

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FUSE Outperforms Forward-viewing Colonoscopy in Detecting Dysplasia in Patients With IBD

May 23, 2017

Researchers report on the advantages of full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) in detecting dysplastic lesions. Read more about this study in the AGA Journals Blog.

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Two New Strategies Emerging to Treat GI Cancers

May 22, 2017

Engineered T cells and immune checkpoint inhibitors show promise for treating GI cancers, according to a well-attended AGA talk at DDW® 2017.

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Deep Beneath the Skin: An Unusual Causa of Melena

May 19, 2017

This Gastroenterology image challenge shares the case of a 76-year-old man who visited the hospital complaining of recent exertional dyspnea and an episode of presyncope that day.

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More Research is Needed to Improve the State of Gastric Cancer

May 18, 2017

AGA hosted a summit to discuss the state of the science in gastroesophageal cancers.
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New Guideline Covers Elastography in Liver Fibrosis

May 18, 2017

View the latest clinical practice guideline and then test your knowledge on the role of elastography in the evaluation of liver fibrosis.

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AGA Campaign to Raise Awareness of IBD in Patients of Childbearing Years

May 18, 2017

UCB provides support, research and education of health-care professionals and patients surrounding the issue.

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What Factors Associate With Symptom Recurrence After Anti-reflux Surgery for GERD?

May 17, 2017

Factors associated with symptom recurrence after anti-reflux surgery for patients with GERD are a primary complaint of extraesophageal reflux symptoms, researchers report. Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

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House Approves the American Health Care Act to Repeal Obamacare

May 17, 2017

Patient access to quality health care, preventive screenings and specialty care are AGA priorities.

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What Factors Associate With Symptom Recurrence After Anti-reflux Surgery for GERD?

May 16, 2017

The most reliable factors associated with symptom recurrence after anti-reflux surgery for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are a primary complaint of extraesophageal reflux symptoms and lack preoperative response to

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Five Innovations to Keep an Eye On

May 16, 2017

Five technologies were presented to our panel of "Sharks" at the 2017 AGA Tech Summit. Which innovations will make it to market?

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A Unique Cause of Persistent Diarrhea

May 16, 2017

This Gastroenterology image challenge highlights the case of a 60-year-old man with a history of intermittent diarrhea now experiencing approximately five episodes a day.

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MACRA Law Brings Dramatic Changes to Physician Payment

May 16, 2017

With MACRA, Medicare payment systems are undergoing perhaps the greatest change since Medicare was enacted in 1965. Summary of recent MACRA talk available on the DDW Blog.

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New Research Grant will Support Pediatric Genomics Research

May 15, 2017

AGA is pleased to partner with the Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine to establish a new Research Scholar Award.

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Gastroduodenal Metastases from Melanoma

May 12, 2017

Researchers describe a case of gastroduodenal metastases from cutaneous melanoma, in Gastroenterology. Read more about this case on the AGA Journals Blog.

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HCV Rare in Kids; Treatment Isn't Straightforward

May 11, 2017

DAAs may be around the corner for children, but many considerations remain. More insights in this AGA-MedPage Today Reading Room article.

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Enteritis a Common Trigger of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 11, 2017

Incidence of post-infective IBS could increase, thanks to spread of Clostridium difficile. Learn more in this AGA-MedPage Today Reading Room article.

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New CMS Tool Helps You Determine MIPS Status

May 11, 2017

Does the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) apply to you?

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Fight for Fair Reimbursement Will Continue, AGA President Says

May 11, 2017

In his presidential address at DDW®, Dr. Timothy Wang reviewed AGA’s accomplishments and priorities under his leadership over the past year.

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DDW® at a Glance

May 11, 2017

Thanks to all of our attendees for a great Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017! Here are some of our favorite moments, as seen on Twitter.

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Introducing the New 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course Resources

May 11, 2017

Experience the live AGA Postgraduate Course from the comfort of your home or office.

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A Clinician’s Guide to FMT

May 10, 2017

Watch this video recap of AGA's DDW® session focused on the practical advances and challenges with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).