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2014-03-20 12:33:35

BETHESDA, Md., March, 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology today announced a partnership with EndoGastric Solutions® to develop a registry comparing surgery to an incisionless procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The "STAR Registry" (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) Surgery Versus Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF®): Anti- Reflux Treatment Registry) will...

2014-03-14 08:27:26

BETHESDA, Md., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology announced today the launch of an initiative to develop observational research registries to help bring new medical devices to gastroenterologists and their patients. The first registry will be announced in March 2014. The AGA recognizes the potential of new technologies, procedures, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics to improve care for...

2010-05-04 09:23:00

BETHESDA and BOWIE, Md., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the leading association representing clinicians and researchers who specialize in the digestive tract, and MedAssurant Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, announced today that gMed, the market leader in electronic health records (EHRs) for gastroenterologists, has agreed to configure its EHR solutions to enable seamless data transmission to the AGA Digestive Health...

2009-09-23 10:20:00

JENA, Germany, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech GmbH, the leading European developer of products for septal closure, today announced that the district court of Frankfurt, Germany reversed an earlier court injunction obtained by AGA Medical against Occlutech's sales and marketing activities relating to the newly launched Figulla Flex ranges of ASD and PFO occluders. The district court of Frankfurt reversed its earlier decision that was based on a request by AGA Medical, relying...

2009-05-15 15:26:00

DALLAS, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- C. Richard Boland, M.D., chief of gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, has been named vice president of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, a position that will evolve into the presidency in 2011. The oldest medical specialty society in the United States, the AGA is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology. AGA membership includes 16,500 physicians and scientists. Dr....

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'