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Mark Your Calendar: 2018 AGA Grants Cycle Announced

June 27, 2017

Learn more about how you can apply for the 14 grants that will award over $2 million in research funding.

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AGA Statement: Senate Bill Puts Patient Access to Health Care in Peril

June 27, 2017

Millions of Americans could lose health coverage if Congress passes the health-care reform bill introduced last week in the Senate.

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Deadline Extended to Submit to CMGH Organoids and Engineered Organ Systems Special Issue

June 27, 2017

Submit your original research by Aug. 15.

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Watch IBD Program Highlights from DDW® 2017

June 26, 2017

The Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section highlights its favorite sessions from Chicago.

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2018 is a MACRA Transition Year with New Flexibilities

June 26, 2017

CMS proposed rule provides recommended updates and changes for MACRA in 2018.

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2017 AGA Measures Proposed to Continue in 2018 MIPS

June 26, 2017

Two AGA measures in other specialty measure sets have also been proposed for inclusion by CMS.

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Do More People Have Celiac Disease in the North vs the South?

June 26, 2017

Researchers report that a higher proportion of persons living at latitudes of 35° North or greater have celiac disease or avoid gluten. Read more on AGA Journals Blog.
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EMR Integration Using gMed’s gGastro

Version four of gMed’s electronic medical record (EMR) system is fully integrated with the AGA Digestive Health Outcomes RegistryTM, allowing users to submit data directly from the EMR system with no modifications.

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IBD: Research Showing Yoga as Effective Complementary Tx

June 22, 2017

Yoga intervention could be an effective complementary treatment for inflammatory bowel disease.

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New WHO Report: More Work Needed to Diagnose, Treat Viral Hepatitis Worldwide

June 22, 2017

Just 20 percent of people with hepatitis C have been diagnosed, and only 7 percent have been treated.

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Mood and Anxiety Disorders Precede Development of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Patients but Not in the Population

June 22, 2017

We found 2-fold more patients to receive a diagnosis of a mood or anxiety disorder before an FGID.

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Gastrostomies Preserve But Do Not Increase Quality of Life for Patients and Caregivers

June 22, 2017

We performed a mixed-methods prospective study of the effects of gastrostomy feeding on HRQoL.

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Prophylaxis for Stress Ulcers With Proton Pump Inhibitors Is Not Associated With Increased Risk of Bloodstream Infections in the Intensive Care Unit

June 22, 2017

In a retrospective study of patients in the ICU, administration of PPIs to prevent bleeding was not associated with increased risk of BSI.

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Urine Interleukin 18 and Lipocalin 2 Are Biomarkers of Acute Tubular Necrosis in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

June 22, 2017

We found that urine levels of IL18 and NGAL from patients with cirrhosis discriminate between those with ATN and other types of kidney impairments.

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White Paper AGA: The Impact of Mental and Psychosocial Factors on the Care of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

June 22, 2017

This white paper details psychosocial care that is integrated into IBD practices as well as innovative methods that provide remote patient management.

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Risk of Rectal Cancer After Colectomy for Patients With Ulcerative Colitis: A National Cohort Study

June 22, 2017

We found that the risk for rectal cancer after colectomy in patients with UC is low, in relative and absolute terms, after reconstruction with an IPAA.

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Tetrahydrocannabinol Does Not Reduce Pain in Patients With Chronic Abdominal Pain in a Phase 2 Placebo-controlled Study

June 22, 2017

We found no difference between THC and placebo tablets in reducing pain measures in patients with chronic abdominal pain.

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Clinical Manifestations of Helicobacter pylori–Negative Gastritis

June 22, 2017

We found that H pylori–negative gastritis was present in approximately 18% of patients with gastritis.

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Task Force Releases Updated Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

June 22, 2017

Colonoscopy and FIT tests are recommended as first line screening tests for average risk patients beginning at age 50.

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Your Guide to Innovation in GI

June 22, 2017

Keep up to date with the latest advances in GI by reading the 2017 AGA Tech Summit Report.

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Cryptosporidium Pouchitis

June 22, 2017

A 43-year-old man was admitted after 8 days of diarrhea 10–15 times per day, left lower quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever.

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Temporal Trends in Initiation of Therapy With Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Population-based Analysis

June 22, 2017

Use of anti-TNF agents increased from 2001 through 2014, with a concomitant significant decrease in cumulative use of corticosteroids before anti-TNF therapy for patients with UC.

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Increasing Number of Passes Beyond 4 Does Not Increase Sensitivity of Detection of Pancreatic Malignancy by Endoscopic Ultrasound–Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration

June 22, 2017

We found 4 passes of EUS-FNA to be sufficient to detect malignant pancreatic masses; increasing the number of passes did not increase the sensitivity of detection.

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Dysphagia Caused by Extrinsic Esophageal Compression From Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in Patients With Sarcoidosis

June 22, 2017

This article highlights extrinsic esophageal compression as a possible mechanism behind dysphagia in sarcoidosis.

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Hepatic Hydatid Cysts Causing Biliary Obstruction

June 22, 2017

In this case, the CT observed hepatic hydatid cysts and intrahepatic and extrahepatic dilatation with multiple intraductal calcified filling defects.