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Save the Date: 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

Dec. 6, 2016

Learn the full scope of GI advances on May 6 and 7, 2017, in Chicago, IL.

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2017 Research Grants Open for Applications

Dec. 6, 2016

Apply for one of eight available grants from the AGA Research Foundation in January 2017.

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Here's How Cigarette Smoking Leads to Chronic Pancreatitis

Dec. 6, 2016

Aryl hydrocarbons in cigarette smoke activate an immune response that promotes pancreatic fibrosis and contributes to pancreatitis, researchers report in Gastro.

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Congress Agrees to 21st Century Cures Agreement Package

Dec. 5, 2016

The legislation authorizes budget to increase research and innovation investments at NIH and FDA.

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Deadline to Renew Your Membership is Here

Dec. 1, 2016

Submit your AGA membership renewal today and avoid a lapse in your benefits.

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Junior Investigators are Top Priority for New Gastro Editors

Nov. 30, 2016

Drs. Richard Peek and Douglas Corley discuss plans for an editorial fellowship, among other benefits for trainees and young investigators, in this video.

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New AGA Perspectives Issue Features Celiac Disease Debate

Nov. 30, 2016

Along with follow up biopsies in celiac treatment, authors address topics including NAFLD, SIBO and gastritis in the latest issue of AGA's opinion magazine.
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What to Know About Cosigning a Student Loan

Nov. 30, 2016

Some lenders, including AGA partner CommonBond, offer cosigner release options.

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New GERD Patient Education Video Available for Sharing

Nov. 30, 2016

AGA has created a new video discussing symptoms and causes of GERD, as well as when to see a GI.

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The New Gastroenterologist Examines FMT

Nov. 30, 2016

Read about the gut microbiome, pursuing a career in academic medicine and the basics of coding in the fall issue.

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Fragmented Readmission After Liver Transplant Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Nov. 29, 2016

GI & Hepatology News reports on new data that finds that post-discharge surgical care fragmentation significantly increases the risk of 30-day mortality following liver transplantation.

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Relatives of Patients With IBD Also Have Intestinal Dysbiosis

Nov. 29, 2016

The intestinal microbiota of many first-degree relatives of patients with IBD is dysbiotic, signifying a pre-disease state, low-level inflammation and susceptibility to IBD.

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AGA Patient INFO Center Now Offers gMed Instructions

Nov. 29, 2016

Instructions to load AGA patient education material into gMed are now available for members.

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Five Tips to Prepare for MACRA

Nov. 29, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, there are several steps you can take to ensure your practice is ready for 2017.

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DDW® 2017 Abstract Submission Closes This Week

Nov. 29, 2016

Don’t forget that the extended deadline to submit an abstract for the next DDW is Dec. 2 at noon ET.

Gastroenterology

An Unusual Cause of Gastric Linitis Plastica

Nov. 28, 2016

A 52-year-old woman was admitted to our gastroenterology department with epigastric pain, nausea, and occasional vomiting for a year.

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AGA's MACRA Webinar Series Begins Next Week

Nov. 28, 2016

Prepare your practice for MACRA implementation by attending our series of free webinars in December. The first webinar, an overview of the new policy, takes place next Thursday, Dec. 8.

Gastroenterology

In Children With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Cysteamine Bitartrate Delayed Release Improves Liver Enzymes but Does Not Reduce Disease Activity Scores

Nov. 28, 2016

One year of CBDR did not reduce overall histologic markers of NAFLD compared with placebo in children.

Gastroenterology

An Unusual Case of an Extremely Large a-Fetoprotein–Producing Tumor

Nov. 25, 2016

A 67-year-old man was referred to our hospital with abdominal distention, pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and weight loss of 14 kg during the previous 4 months.

Gastroenterology

Submucosal Tunneling Endoscopic Septum Division: A Novel Technique for Treating Zenker's Diverticulum

Nov. 25, 2016

Flexible endoscopic septum division is one option when performed by experts in referral centers, which consists of division of the septum between the esophageal lumen and the diverticulum.

Gastroenterology

Comparison of Targeted vs Random Biopsies for Surveillance of Ulcerative Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer

Nov. 25, 2016

In a randomized controlled trial, we found that targeted and random biopsies detect similar proportions of neoplasias.

Gastroenterology

Loss of Trefoil Factor 2 From Pancreatic Duct Glands Promotes Formation of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms in Mice

Nov. 25, 2016

In histologic analyses of human IPMNs, we found PDGs to form the basal segment and possibly serve as a progenitor compartment.

Gastroenterology

Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Ligands in Cigarette Smoke Induce Production of Interleukin-22 to Promote Pancreatic Fibrosis in Models of Chronic Pancreatitis

Nov. 25, 2016

AhR ligands found in cigarette smoke increase the severity of pancreatic fibrosis in mouse models of pancreatitis via up-regulation of IL22.

Gastroenterology

Combination of Mass Cytometry and Imaging Analysis Reveals Origin, Location, and Functional Repopulation of Liver Myeloid Cells in Mice

Nov. 25, 2016

We found that myeloid precursors can differentiate into liver macrophages and dendritic cells, which each localize to distinct tissue compartments.