GI Societies Discuss Patient Safety in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Patient safety is a primary concern for gastrointestinal endoscopists. You may have recently heard or read about the spread of infection of difficult bacteria, called CRE, through a procedure called ERCP. The following information provides background information and explains important concepts.
Steroid Therapy Increases Risk of Blood Clots 5-Fold in IBD Patients
Compared with biologic therapy, corticosteroid (steroid) use is associated with a nearly five-fold increase of venous thromboembolism in IBD patients, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Transoral Fundoplication Is an Effective Treatment for Patients with GERD
Transoral fundoplication is an effective treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), especially for patients with persistent regurgitation despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, according to a new study published in Gastroenterology.
AGA Institute Journal Embargo Policy
When a manuscript is accepted for publication in either Gastroenterology or Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, it is under embargo and not for public release until publication. Articles are typically embargoed until 3 p.m. ET the day of online publication.
Authors are permitted to present their research prior to publication before peers at scientific meetings, but should refrain from distributing copies of their paper, including data tables and figures.
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To help you understand and manage your digestive health condition or to prepare for your procedure, the AGA Institute provides patients with educational information, designed to give you some basic facts and to serve as a starting point for discussions with your doctor.
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