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NEW YORK, April 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield today announced an initiative to inform and educate physicians and consumers about important findings from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) related to a little known but common infection that is a precursor to serious stomach ailments.
New guidelines issued by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) support the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to remove precancerous cells in patients with Barrettâ€™s esophagus, a condition most commonly caused by chronic acid reflux, or GERD. Barrettâ€™s esophagus is the leading cause of esophageal cancer and affects an estimated two million Americans.
The simple practice of letters and a telephone call to patients who are due for a colonoscopy significantly improves adherence to endoscopic follow-up recommendations.
BETHESDA, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to findings from the new nationwide DISCUSS (Defining and Identifying GapS in CommUnication between GERD and/or Heartburn Sufferers and PhysicianS) Survey, many people surveyed report that their gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and/or persistent heartburn symptoms significantly disrupt their lives.
BOWIE, Md., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant, Inc., today announced its support of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in the successful submission of 2010 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measure data through the AGA Digestive Health Outcomes Registry(TM).
The relative rate of alcohol-related chronic pancreatitis (CP) is lower when compared to other causes.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc., a leader in developing minimally invasive medical devices to remove precancerous tissue from the gastrointestinal tract, reported today that the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has issued the AGA Medical Position Statement on the Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus.
Endoscopic removal of pre-cancerous cells in patients with confirmed, high-risk Barrett's esophagus is recommended rather than surveillance.
Baked goods made from hydrolyzed wheat flour are not toxic to celiac disease patients.
The use of combined treatments for severe acute pancreatitis is safe and effective in managing the disease, resulting in shorter hospitalizations and fewer radiological procedures than standard therapy.
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