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How to Perform High-Quality Endoscopic Mucosal Resection During Colonoscopy

Feb. 22, 2017

Colonoscopy with polypectomy reduces mortality from colorectal cancer.1, 2 A small fraction of polyps are >2 cm and termed lateral spreading lesions (LSLs) of the colon.3 These polyps require advanced resection techniques such as endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for safe and effective removal. However, colonic EMR is not routinely part of the general endoscopic curriculum […]

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March Health News: It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Feb. 22, 2017

CRC is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but it can be prevented through timely screening.

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New AGA Guidelines Released

Feb. 22, 2017

Guidelines on Crohn’s disease after surgical resection and acute liver failure will help GIs efficiently manage patient care.

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AGA Offers Free Patient Education Tools on IBD

Feb. 22, 2017

As an AGA member, you have access to AGA's informative multimedia tools to help your patients suffering from IBD.

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What are the Most Accurate Non-invasive Techniques for Measuring Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis?

Feb. 21, 2017

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is more accurate than transient elastography (TE) in identifying liver fibrosis of stage 1 or more, researchers report in the February issue of Gastroenterology, using biopsy

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New Opportunity: Gastroenterology Editorial Fellowship

Feb. 21, 2017

AGA will be selecting one second- or third-year trainee to participate in an editorial fellowship with our flagship journal, Gastroenterology.

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Comparing Non-invasive Techniques for Measuring Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis

Feb. 21, 2017

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is more accurate than transient elastography (TE) in identifying liver fibrosis, researchers report in Gastro, using biopsy analysis as the standard.
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Beyond the Gut in IBD

Feb. 21, 2017

Extraintestinal manifestations of IBD range from arthritis to primary sclerosing cholangitis. Find out more in the AGA MedPage Today Reading Room.

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Vote Now for the Next AGA Institute Council

Feb. 20, 2017

The election site for the AGA Institute Council is now open and collecting votes until March 27.

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Submit 2016 PQRS Data by Feb. 28

Feb. 17, 2017

Clinicians who treat Medicare Part B patients and submit data may earn a bonus on 2016 Medicare Part B allowable charges.

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HCV Genotype 1 No Longer a Treatment Bugbear

Feb. 17, 2017

While treatment failure is rare, there are therapy nuances. Article discusses in the AGA MedPage Today Reading Room.

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Opportunity for Editorial Fellowship with Gastroenterology

Feb. 17, 2017

A 1-year editorial fellowship with AGA’s flagship journal, Gastroenterology, is now accepting applications.

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2017 AGA Postgraduate Course Features 29 Breakout Sessions

Feb. 16, 2017

Step beyond basic learning in six general sessions, plus your choice of one luncheon breakout and one case-based session.

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GI & Hep News Flashes Back to a Seminal Article from 2008

Feb. 16, 2017

GI & Hepatology News editor Dr. John Allen revisits a 2008 article on nonpolypoid (flat) colonic lesions, as part of the newspaper's special 10-year anniversary flashback series.

Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association Institute Technical Review on Initial Testing and Management of Acute Liver Disease

Feb. 16, 2017

Acute liver failure is an uncommon but dramatic clinical syndrome characterized by rapid loss of hepatocyte function in an individual without pre-existing liver disease.

Gastroenterology

A Rare Endoscopic Clue to a Common Clinical Condition

Feb. 16, 2017

A 64-year-old woman presented to a local emergency department after noting large-volume passage of bright red blood from her colostomy site over several days.

Gastroenterology

Repression of MicroRNA Function Mediates Inflammation-associated Colon Tumorigenesis

Feb. 16, 2017

We studied whether alterations in miRNA function contribute to inflammation-associated colon carcinogenesis.

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Get an Insider's Perspective on Medical Innovation in the GI Space

Feb. 15, 2017

Register for the 2017 AGA Tech Summit to gain insight on how GI technologies evolve from concept to reality.

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A Subhepatic Calcified Cyst

Feb. 15, 2017

Gastro image challenge features a patient with a cystic mass with tissue and calcified rim components.

AGA Journals Blog

Can Your Diet Affect Your Risk for Gallstone-related Pancreatitis?

Feb. 14, 2017

Consumption of red meat, saturated fat, and cholesterol increase risk for gallstone-related acute pancreatitis, researchers report in the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dietary fiber protects against acute

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Can Diet Affect Risk for Gallstone-Related Pancreatitis?

Feb. 14, 2017

Consumption of red meat, saturated fat and cholesterol increases risk for gallstone-related acute pancreatitis, according to CGH research. Learn more on the AGA Journals Blog.

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Sessions at DDW® 2017 Designed for Trainees and Early Career GIs

Feb. 14, 2017

These AGA sessions will provide career advice, board prep and expert clinical guidance to help you develop your career as a GI physician.

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FDA Alert: Adverse Events Associated with Fluid-Filled Intragastric Balloons

Feb. 14, 2017

Physicians are encouraged to closely monitor patients treated with these FDA-approved obesity treatment devices.

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On-Demand Learning at Reduced Prices

Feb. 13, 2017

The 2016 AGA Postgraduate Course resources are still available at a reduced cost.