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Latest Issue of AGA Perspectives is Now Available

July 19, 2017

The new issue of AGA Perspectives examines the use of anti-TNF therapy, the promising outlook of stool DNA testing and revisits the gut microbiome of AGA members.

The June/July issue of AGA Perspectives is now available and features a debate from Brian Bressler, MD, MS, FRCPC, and Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, on whether or not anti-TNF therapy should be used after surgery in Crohn’s disease patients.

Also in this issue, Thomas F. Imperiale MD, AGAF, explores the potential stool DNA tests have in colorectal cancer screening and beyond. K. Rajender Reddy, MD, provides a good summary of concerns that arise when using certain drugs during direct acting antiviral therapy in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection. The gut microbiome of AGA members is revisited by Embriette R. Hyde, PhD, and Rob Knight, PhD, and compared to that of participants in the American Gut Project, this time with both 16s and shotgun sequencing methods, revealing some consistencies and differences between both approaches.

This issue also features an introduction, by Brian Hanson, MD And Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSC, to AGA’s new rapid review system for clinical guideline development, and a look back on the impact of 25 years of gastric cancer research through the AGA-R. Robert and Sally D. Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer.

Have thoughts on this issue that you'd like to share? Reach out to our editor Gary Falk on Twitter or let your voice be heard in AGA Community.

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