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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...

2012-07-26 00:54:06

Follow-up exams for patients with celiac disease are often inadequate and highly variable, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). "In the group of celiac disease patients that we observed, we found that very few of them had medical follow-up that would be in keeping with even the most lax interpretation of current guidelines," said Joseph A. Murray, MD, AGAF, of Mayo...

2012-06-22 11:32:41

An Indiana University School of Medicine gastroenterologist led a team of distinguished physicians who developed the first guidelines for diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The guidelines were published simultaneously in the June issues of the journals Hepatology, Gastroenterology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Naga P. Chalasani, M.B.B.S., professor of medicine and director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the IU School of...

2011-11-30 14:19:50

Across U.S. outpatient clinics between 1997 and 2008, opioid prescriptions for chronic abdominal pain more than doubled, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Chronic abdominal pain is a common symptom and a frequent reason for health-care visits. Because it is often incurable, clinicians often find it challenging to help their patients manage their abdominal pain over time. "Opioid use...

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...

2010-03-03 13:50:30

Propofol is safe for advanced endoscopic procedures with a low rate of sedation-related adverse events when administered by a trained professional, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. "This is the first paper to report the frequency of airway modifications (AMs) associated with propofol use in endoscopy. We believe that the need to perform AMs highlights the importance of a...

2009-08-01 08:45:20

Patient satisfaction with their medications and the quality of interactions with their doctor reflect the success of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) therapy, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. "Although patient satisfaction is a complex issue, improvements in recognition of GERD can improve management of the disease as well as patient satisfaction with their care and...

2009-07-22 11:46:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SedationFacts.org, a web site for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows, announces enhanced site content addressing policies and conditions related to Non-anesthesiologist Administered Propofol (NAAP). NAAP describes the administration of propofol by a registered nurse under the direction of a physician, or by a physician or nurse other than an anesthesia professional. Propofol represents an...

2009-06-01 08:00:00

- Webinar on June 9 to discuss the prevalence and prevention of NSAID-induced ulcers available at www.connecttoprotect.com - BETHESDA, Md. and CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute and Horizon Therapeutics, Inc. today launched Connect to Protect, a program to increase awareness about the gastrointestinal (GI) risks associated with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Connect to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.