Hepatitis B

Principles of Gastroenterology for the NP and PA

Aug. 11, 2017

Hear from the experts as they provide you with critical updates on treating and managing patients with a variety of GI disorders.

New WHO Report: More Work Needed to Diagnose, Treat Viral Hepatitis Worldwide

June 22, 2017

Just 20 percent of people with hepatitis C have been diagnosed, and only 7 percent have been treated.

Member Benefit Spotlight: GastroSlides

June 15, 2017

Free access to AGA's GastroSlides is now a member benefit.

Course for NPs and PAs Benefits All Experience Levels

June 14, 2017

Find out how AGA's popular course, Principles of GI for the NP and PA, benefits all those who attend, regardless of experience level or practice setting.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

Liver & Biliary Sessions Scheduled at DDW® 2017

April 17, 2017

Council leadership hand-picked a preview of sessions for you to add to your DDW® itinerary.

A New Pathway for Transmitting HBV DNA?

March 7, 2017

Extracellular vesicles carry HBV DNA as cargo that can be transmitted to other hepatocytes, researchers report in CMGH. Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.
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Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in All 50 United States, From 2000 Through 2012

March 1, 2017

In an analysis of the incidence of HCC in all 50 US states, we found the rate of increase in HCC to have slowed from 2010 through 2012.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course Online Sessions

Jan. 4, 2017

Order the on-demand online sessions from the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full Scope of GI Advances to learn key treatment advances that you can immediately implement in your practice.

HBV-Associated Acute Liver Failure After Immunosuppression and Risk of Death

Jan. 2, 2017

Patients undergoing chemotherapy should be screened for HBV infection and given appropriate antiviral therapies to reduce preventable mortality.

HBV DNA Integration and Clonal Hepatocyte Expansion in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Considered Immune Tolerant

Oct. 28, 2016

We measured HBV-specific T cells, HBV-DNA integration, and clonal hepatocyte expansion in different disease phases of young patients with chronic hepatitis B.

Association Between Level of Fibrosis, Rather Than Antiviral Regimen, and Outcomes of Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B

Oct. 25, 2016

We performed an analysis to investigate whether entecavir can reduce risk of HCC in patients with chronic HBV.

Access AGA Guidelines and Clinical Decision Support Tools on Your Mobile Device

Oct. 25, 2016

The AGA Guidelines App allows you to take notes and bookmark information for future reference.

Unusual Cause of an Umbilical Nodule

Sept. 27, 2016

A 48-year-old man with chronic hepatitis B (but was not regularly followed up) was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Repeated Measurements of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Identify Carriers of Inactive HBV During Long-term Follow-up

Sept. 27, 2016

We assessed the performance of repeated measurements of HBsAg over a median time period of 8 years.

AGA Speakers to Lead Best of DDW® 2016 Session at Columbia Conference

Aug. 29, 2016

Five AGA speakers will present at Pan American Digestive Disease Week, which takes place Sept. 10 to 13.

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.

DDSEP 8® Features Latest HCV Updates

Aug. 11, 2016

Contributor Dr. Carl Berg offers his take on why the latest DDSEP offering is among the best.

AGA Clinical Guidelines App Now Available

Aug. 1, 2016

Download the new app through AGA App Central.

Take Action for World Hepatitis Day

July 27, 2016

World Hepatitis Day is July 28 and there is plenty for you to do to help spread awareness, increase testing and improve future treatment options.

AGA Clinical Guidelines App

July 22, 2016

Improve patient outcomes and quality with easy to access point-of-care guidelines at your fingertips. Download the AGA Clinical Guidelines App for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play. It's also part of AGA App Central.

New, One-Time Test Identifies Active Chronic HBV Cases

June 1, 2016

GI & Hepatology News explains that the test had a reported sensitivity of 71 percent and a specificity of 85 percent.

Dr. Lok Awarded 2016 Beaumont Prize

May 22, 2016

Anna S. Lok, MD, AGAF, received the William Beaumont Prize during DDW® 2016.

Neeral Shah Receives UVA Teaching Award

May 17, 2016

Dr. Shah was nominated by medical students at the University of Virginia.