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May 14th, 2019 - Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the world's largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Registration and housing are now open.

Step Therapy National Day of Advocacy
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/214913/society-news/step-therapy-national-day-advocacy?channel=28399

Jan 2nd, 2020 - AGA and 17 other specialty physician and patient advocacy organizations partnered with the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) on an advocacy day focused on the need for step therapy reform. We met with congressional offices to seek support for patient protection guardrails in step therapy and to encourage co-sponsorship of the Safe Step Act.

AGA promotes workforce diversity in academic gastroenterology: The FORWARD program
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/209419/mixed-topics/aga-promotes-workforce-diversity-academic-gastroenterology/page/0/1?channel=46646

Oct 3rd, 2019 - To further prepare the FORWARD scholars to assume future leadership positions within the society, they’ve begun “internships” that included shadowing AGA committee meetings during Digestive Disease Week (DDW®) 2019 in San Diego and participating in networking events with AGA leaders at receptions and various events. Mentoring and coaching In addition to leadership development training at the co.

17 fellows advancing GI and patient care
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/207183/society-news/17-fellows-advancing-gi-and-patient-care?channel=28399

Aug 27th, 2019 - These fellows showcased their commitment to advancing our field through their quality improvement projects presented at DDW® 2019. Each year during Digestive Disease Week®, AGA hosts a session titled “Advancing Clinical Practice: GI Fellow-Directed Quality-Improvement Projects.

The Microbiome: 5 Questions Answered
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915818

Jul 29th, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Alok S. Patel, MD: Hello. I'm Dr Alok Patel with Medscape. We're here at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019. I'm honored to be with Dr Colleen Kelly, an associate professor and gastroenterologist at Brown University School of Medicine. We asked our followers on Instagram to send us questions about the gut microbiome for Dr Kelly to answer. One questio...

Pharmacotherapy Boosts Weight Loss Effects of Intragastric Balloons
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915664

Jul 25th, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Alok S. Patel, MD: This is Dr Alok Patel with Medscape, here at Digestive Disease Week 2019 covering all kinds of fascinating gastrointestinal (GI) topics. I'm honored to be talking to Dr Reem Sharaiha, director of interventional gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr Sharaiha, we're going to talk about your amazing...

Fecal Transplants May Hold Promise in Treating Obesity
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915387

Jul 22nd, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Alok S. Patel, MD: This is Dr Alok Patel with Medscape. I'm here at Digestive Disease Week 2019 with Dr Jessica Allegretti, the director of the fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. We're going to talk about her study of FMT in the treatment of obesity, the results of which were prese...

AI in GI: The Future of Diagnosing Disease in Gastroenterology
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915383

Jul 17th, 2019 - Alok S. Patel, MD: Hi, everyone. This is Dr Alok Patel with Medscape. We're here at Digestive Disease Week 2019 in San Diego, talking about all types of fascinating gastrointestinal (GI) topics. Today I'm joined by Dr Sushovan Guha, a gastroenterologist and physician executive director at Banner Digestive Diseases Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. We are going to talk about artificial intelligence...

With Button Battery Ingestion, Watch for Gastric Injury
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915379

Jul 14th, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Alok S. Patel, MD: Hi, everyone. This is Dr Alok Patel with Medscape at Digestive Disease Week 2019. I'm joined by Dr Racha Khalaf, who is going to talk to me about gastric injury from button battery ingestions. We all know about esophageal injuries, but Dr Khalaf's study[1] looks at gastric injury, which is incredible. Thank you so much for talking ...

Postholiday colonoscopies have lower rates of good bowel prep
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/203556/gastroenterology/postholiday-colonoscopies-have-lower-rates-good?channel=213
Kari Oakes

Jun 25th, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – Inadequate bowel preparation was significantly more likely for colonoscopies performed after holidays, according to a single-center retrospective study presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week. Of patients whose colonoscopies were performed the day after a holiday, 55.

New Treatments Where We Desperately Need Them, and Other Noteworthy Data: DDW 2019
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914363

Jun 24th, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hello. I'm Dr David Johnson, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. At the recently concluded 50th annual Digestive Disease Week, several studies were presented that caught my eye, which I'd like to share with you now. Fecal Transfer Capsules Prove Their Worth First was a study of ...

Upcoming Guidelines Carve Path for Probiotic Treatments
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914589

Jun 18th, 2019 - SAN DIEGO — The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is, for the first time, recommending probiotics for specific indications. However, "it's difficult to make strong recommendations at this stage," acknowledged Purna Kashyap, MBBS, a member of the scientific advisory board for the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education. The evidence is not overwhelming for probiotics to...

Study finds differences for HCC in women
https://www.mdedge.com/hematology-oncology/article/203131/gastroenterology/study-finds-differences-hcc-women?channel=39313
Lora T. McGlade

Jun 18th, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – Hepatocellular carcinoma is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and its incidence is increasing worldwide. While it affects men much more frequently than women, approximately 4 to 1, the differences in risk factors between men and women have never been studied.

Rivaroxaban tied to higher GI bleeding than other NOACs
https://www.mdedge.com/emergencymedicine/article/203045/gastroenterology/rivaroxaban-tied-higher-gi-bleeding-other-noacs?channel=213
Doug Brunk

Jun 17th, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – Patients on rivaroxaban had significantly higher rates of GI bleeding, compared with those taking apixaban or dabigatran, results from a large population-based study showed. Doug Brunk/MDedge News Arnar B.

Venetoclax Combination Better Than Chlorambucil in CLL Patients With Coexisting Conditions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913898

Jun 5th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and coexisting conditions such as heart, lung or digestive disease, adding venetoclax to obinutuzumab therapy produces longer progression-free survival than adding chlorambucil, newly-published results of the CLL14 trial have concluded. The open-label phase 3 trial of 432 volunteers found that after a median of 28.1 month...

Novel molecular panel found to aid in eosinophilic gastritis diagnosis
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/202329/gastroenterology/novel-molecular-panel-found-aid-eosinophilic?channel=39313
Doug Brunk

Jun 5th, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – A new scoring system based on a set of 18 informative genes was sufficient to diagnose cases of eosinophilic gastritis, results from a molecular analysis showed. Doug Brunk/MDedge News Dr.

Persistent fatigue plagues many IBD patients
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/202281/gastroenterology/persistent-fatigue-plagues-many-ibd-patients?channel=345
Doug Brunk, MDedge News

Jun 4th, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – Nearly two-thirds of patients with inflammatory bowel disease who initiate biologic therapy continue to experience persistent fatigue up to 1 year later, results from a prospective cohort study showed. Doug Brunk/MDedge News Dr.

Asymptomatic gallstones seldom require surgical intervention
https://www.mdedge.com/jcomjournal/article/202133/gastroenterology/asymptomatic-gallstones-seldom-require-surgical?channel=213
Doug Brunk

Jun 3rd, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – Among patients with asymptomatic gallstones, the need for surgical intervention increases over time to 25%, results from a large, long-term analysis showed. Doug Brunk/MDedge News Dr.