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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...

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...

2013-11-05 16:24:15

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorectal cancer screening (CRC) rates remain too low, with about one in three adults (ages 50 to 75 years) not being tested for colorectal cancer, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC's Vital Signs report also found that 23 million adults in the United States have not had the recommended screenings despite research showing colorectal cancer tests save lives....

2013-10-18 12:24:12

Russian gastroenterologist brings expertise in nutrition to esteemed group of scientists BUENA PARK, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nutrilite Health Institute of Amway has appointed Dr. Vasily Isakov of the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences as a member of its Scientific Advisory Board. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131018/DE99601-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/DE64745LOGO-a )(Logo:...

2013-10-11 08:43:23

The addition of danoprevir to the current treatment regimen for patients with hepatitis C leads to high rates of remission, according to a new article in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. The current standard of care for hepatitis C patients includes a combination of peginterferon and ribavirin. "Despite recent advances, the current hepatitis C treatment regimen is burdensome on the patient and prone to adverse events," said Patrick...

2013-10-07 08:25:46

Foundation Continues to Grow Support and Funding to Fight Stomach Cancer - One of the Deadliest Types of Cancers SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gastric Cancer Foundation (GCF) [Facebook], a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with stomach cancer and finding a cure, is pleased to announce recent major milestones. These include a research partnership with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA); the appointment of three new GCF board...

2013-10-02 13:09:58

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) leads to remission for 91 percent of patients with dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, according to new figures published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dysplastic Barrett's esophagus is the most serious grade of the condition in which precancerous cells are detected in the esophagus. "In order to make appropriate informed decisions about the use of radiofrequency...

2013-06-26 20:40:43

More people are being affected by drug-induced liver injury (DILI) than ever before, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. This type of liver injury results from the use of certain prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as dietary supplements, and is among the more challenging forms of liver disease due to its difficulty to predict, diagnose and manage. Investigators conducted a population-based...