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2014-08-08 11:12:02

AGA Immunosuppressive drugs called thiopurines have been found to increase the risk of myeloid disorders, such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. These data were reported in a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Thiopurines are an established treatment for...

2014-07-30 23:08:37

La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles, California is proud to welcome two new doctors to its team of medical experts. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 As a leading outpatient surgery clinic in Southern California, La Peer Health Systems boasts over 50 of the best physicians across fourteen medical departments. The new doctors joining the La Peer Health Systems’ team are Dr. Benjamin Basseri and Dr. Marc D. Makhani, both gastroenterologists. About Dr. Basseri Benjamin Basseri, MD,...

2014-05-02 23:08:56

Young Researcher Invited to Present Findings at the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Digestive Disease Week in Chicago; Teen Investigating How Fucose Affects the Permeability of Gut Mucosa Cells Against Bacteria Hunting Valley, OH (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 University School junior William Xin has learned a lot about the value of patience when it comes to working in a medical research lab. “Lab work requires quite a bit of repetitive work to get enough data for...

2014-04-30 23:17:18

Miraca's presence will include the presentation of nine research posters, two platforms, and the introduction of consultative services for GI practices Irving, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Miraca Life Sciences, (MLS) the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology lab, will have a significant presence at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2014, including the presentation of nine research posters, two platforms, and the introduction of consultative services for practices as they face new...

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...

2014-03-03 16:25:33

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) applaud President Barack Obama's Proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In the proclamation, the President noted, "The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer claims more than 50,000...

2014-02-18 00:21:52

#GutCheckAGA PSA Video Addresses How to Safely Use Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the cold and flu season peaks, adults may take multiple over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines to treat their pain and fever symptoms. Yet many are unaware of the serious liver or gastrointestinal damage that can result from the overdose or overuse of common OTC pain medicine ingredients. To help adults safely take these medicines, the American Gastroenterological...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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