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Engage Your Patients with the AGA PatientINFO Center

Aug. 26, 2016

As an AGA member, you have free, quick and easy access to visually appealing and easy-to-read patient education materials written in English and Spanish.

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Available for Download: 2016 AGA Postgraduate Course eSyllabus

Aug. 26, 2016

Abstracts, slides and reference lists are just a few of the all-inclusive components that you will receive after downloading the eSyllabus.

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Sept. 9: Deadline for 4 Research Scholar Awards

Aug. 26, 2016

ICYMI: There are only a few days left to complete your online application.

Gastroenterology

Opportunities and Challenges for Pancreatic Circulating Tumor Cells

Aug. 25, 2016

Standardization of methodologies and prospective studies are needed for this emerging technology to have a significant effect on clinical care for pancreatic cancer.

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AGA Answers Call for Quality Colorectal Cancer Patient Info

Aug. 25, 2016

CGH research finds a notable variation in accuracy, quality and readability of patient-oriented web information on colorectal cancer.

Gastroenterology

Effectiveness of Sofosbuvir, Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir, or Paritaprevir/Ritonavir/Ombitasvir and Dasabuvir Regimens for Treatment of Patients With Hepatitis C in the Veterans Affairs National Health Care System

Aug. 25, 2016

We investigated the real-world effectiveness of sofosbuvir, ledipasvir/sofosbuvir, and paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir and dasabuvir in the treatment of hepatitis C.

Gastroenterology

Comparative Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of a Multitarget Stool DNA Test to Screen for Colorectal Neoplasia

Aug. 25, 2016

We developed a model to determine whether a MT-sDNA test that detects CRC with higher sensitivity and lower specificity than the (FIT) can be used in screening.
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Gastroenterology

Long-term Effects of Hepatitis B Immunization of Infants in Preventing Liver Cancer

Aug. 25, 2016

We investigated whether immunization of infants against HBV prevents their developing HCC as adults. We also searched for strategies to maximize the cancer-preventive effects.

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Now Live: Latest Issue of The New Gastroenterologist

Aug. 25, 2016

Read about recent updates in GI on topics such as NAFLD, the gut microbiome and more.

Gastroenterology

Commensal-Specific CD4+ Cells From Patients With Crohn’s Disease Have a T-Helper 17 Inflammatory Profile

Aug. 25, 2016

We investigated the antigen-specificity of T cells isolated from patients with CD.

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The Correct Answer Is …

Aug. 25, 2016

On Monday, we asked members in AGA Community a question from DDSEP® 8 for board exam practice. Did you get it right?

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Upcoming AGA Webinar: Review of Pancreatic Cyst Guidelines

Aug. 25, 2016

Join authors of the guideline and technical review to discuss the evidence behind the guideline.

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Moving Targets: Latest AGA Practice Management Updates

Aug. 24, 2016

Dr. Sarah Streett introduces a new set of articles to help your practice of GI and patient care.

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IBD Stem Cell Research Funded by AGA Research Foundation

Aug. 24, 2016

The 2016 AGA-Medtronic Research and Development Pilot Award will support Dr. Wa Xian.

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CMS ICD-10 'Grace Period' Coming to an End

Aug. 24, 2016

Beginning Oct. 1, physician coding needs to include more specificity.

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The FMT National Registry: What It Means for Researchers

Aug. 24, 2016

The registry aims to promote scientific investigation into the gut microbiome and fecal microbiota transplantation.

CGH

Building Effective Quality Improvement Programs for Liver Disease: A Systematic Review of Quality Improvement Initiatives

Aug. 23, 2016

Past experience with QI provides generalizable rules for successful future interventions aimed at improved quality indicator adherence and patient outcomes.

CGH

Colonoscopy Enables the Diagnosis of Opiate Abuse

Aug. 23, 2016

A 64-year-old man with a history of chronic opioid dependence was referred for endoscopic mucosal resection of a large flat cecal polyp.

CGH

Appropriateness of Testing for Anti–Tumor Necrosis Factor Agent and Antibody Concentrations, and Interpretation of Results

Aug. 23, 2016

We used the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method to determine when these tests are appropriate and how to clinically interpret their results.

CGH

Preconception Care Reduces Relapse of Inflammatory Bowel Disease During Pregnancy

Aug. 23, 2016

We studied the effects of preconception care on patients’ behavior during pregnancy, disease relapse during pregnancy, and birth outcomes.

CGH

Association of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease With Visceral Adiposity but Not Coronary Artery Calcification in the Elderly

Aug. 23, 2016

We investigated the association between NAFLD and coronary artery calcium scores, determined based on noncontrast cardiac computed tomography data, in an elderly cohort.

CGH

Increased Postoperative Mortality and Complications Among Elderly Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: An Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Cohort

Aug. 23, 2016

We investigated postoperative mortality and the incidence of complications in elderly patients with IBD.

CGH

New Endoscopic Technologies and Procedural Advances for Endoscopic Hemostasis

Aug. 23, 2016

We discuss current literature on new advances in endoscopic technologies and procedural techniques that have emerged to improve patient outcomes.

CGH

Effects of Arsenic in Drinking Water on Risk of Hepatitis or Cirrhosis in Persons With and Without Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Aug. 23, 2016

Concentrations of arsenic concentration in drinking water significantly increase risk of hepatitis or cirrhosis in people without chronic viral hepatitis.