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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.

Effect of Endocuff-assisted colonoscopy on adenoma detection rate: meta-analysis of ran...
https://doi.org/10.1055/a-0577-3500
Endoscopy Williet N, Tournier Q et. al.

Apr 26th, 2018 - Yield of Endocuff-assisted colonoscopy (EAC) compared with standard colonoscopy is conflicting in terms of adenoma detection rate (ADR). A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) appears necessary. PubMed and Google Scholar were searched in December 2017. Abstracts from Digestive Disease Week and United European Gastroenterology Week meetings were also searched to 2017. All RCTs co...

Efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic gastro-jejunostomy (PEG-J) decompression therapy fo...
https://doi.org/10.1111/nmo.13127
Neurogastroenterology and Motility : the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society; Ohkubo H, Fuyuki A et. al.

Jun 20th, 2017 - Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is an intractable rare digestive disease manifesting persistent small bowel distension without any mechanical cause. Intestinal decompression is a key treatment, but conventional method including a trans-nasal small intestinal tube is invasive and painful. Therefore, a less invasive and tolerable new decompression method is urgently desired. We condu...

Long-term outcomes of patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease followin...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4287567
BMC Gastroenterology; Liang WT, Wang ZG et. al.

Oct 11th, 2014 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common digestive disease, affecting one third of the world's population. The minimally invasive endoscopic Stretta procedure is being increasingly used as an alternative strategy to manage refractory GERD. However, long-term benefits of this procedure have to be further evaluated in clinical settings. This prospective observational study was th...

Guide wire-assisted cannulation for the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis: a systema...
https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1326640
Endoscopy Tse F, Yuan Y et. al.

Jun 28th, 2013 - Cannulation techniques are recognized to be important in causing post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP). However, considerable controversy exists about the usefulness of the guide wire-assisted cannulation technique for the prevention of PEP. This systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to compare the guide wire-assisted cannulation ...

Patients do not recall important details about polyps, required for colorectal cancer p...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2012.12.010
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association; Kumaravel V, Heald B et. al.

Dec 28th, 2012 - Guidelines recommend that the age of initiation and frequency of colorectal cancer screening or surveillance be based on patients' personal and family histories of colorectal neoplasia. However, it is not clear whether patients accurately recall results from their colonoscopy examinations or features of specific polyps. Between 2008 and 2011, a 35-question survey was given to outpatients at the...

Loss of response and need for adalimumab dose intensification in Crohn's disease: a sys...
https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2011.60
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Billioud V, Sandborn WJ et. al.

Mar 16th, 2011 - The objective of this study was to review loss of response and need for adalimumab dose intensification in adult and pediatric patients with Crohn's disease. Studies were identified through the electronic databases of MEDLINE and the annual meetings of Digestive Disease Week, of the United European Gastroenterology Week, and of the American College of Gastroenterology and the European Crohn's a...

The clinical utility of single-balloon enteroscopy: a single-center experience of 172 p...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2010.01.012
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Upchurch BR, Sanaka MR et. al.

Apr 22nd, 2010 - Single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) is a novel endoscopic technique designed to evaluate and treat small-bowel disease. Although there is substantial literature addressing double-balloon enteroscopy and its impact on the diagnosis and management of small-bowel disease, there are limited data available on the clinical utility of SBE. To evaluate the clinical utility and diagnostic impact of SBE in ...

Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia: four case reports and a review of the literature.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-010-1161-1
Digestive Diseases and Sciences; Wen J, Tang Q et. al.

Mar 3rd, 2010 - Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare digestive disease and most articles on this condition are isolated case reports. Our purpose is to investigate the clinical characteristics, therapeutic management, and outcome of PIL through case studies. We conducted a retrospective analysis and obtained detailed clinical information for four PIL patients treated at our institution. A MEDLIN...

Interventions for prevention of post-operative recurrence of Crohn's disease.
https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD006873.pub2
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Doherty G, Bennett G et. al.

Oct 12th, 2009 - Recurrence of Crohn's disease is common after intestinal resection. A number of agents have been studied in controlled trials with the goal of reducing the risk of endoscopic or clinical recurrence of Crohn's disease following surgery. To undertake a systematic review of the use of medical therapies for the prevention of post-operative recurrence of Crohn's disease MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochr...

Diagnosis of colorectal lesions with the magnifying narrow-band imaging system.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2009.01.040
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Wada Y, Kudo SE et. al.

Jul 6th, 2009 - Narrow-band imaging (NBI) emphasizes the surface microvasculature of the GI tract and may help in detecting small neoplasms. The aim of this study was to clarify the value of the NBI system in tissue characterization and differential diagnosis. A prospective study. Digestive Disease Center of Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital. The subjects were 495 patients who, from January 2006 to J...

Help honor today’s luminaries in GI
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/219846/society-news/help-honor-todays-luminaries-gi?channel=28399

Mar 31st, 2020 - The AGA Research Foundation is dedicated to supporting future leaders in GI while highlighting today’s luminaries. Our new program, AGA Honors: Celebrating Difference Makers in Our Field, recognizes individuals who have played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology and raises funds for the next generation of investigators working to advance digestive disease res.

Digestive Disease Week® 2020 is canceled because of coronavirus concerns
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/219282/gastroenterology/digestive-disease-weekr-2020-canceled-because?channel=53
Kari Oakes

Mar 19th, 2020 - Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2020, originally scheduled for May 2-5, 2020, in Chicago, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers are exploring options for virtual presentation of some of the content material.

Now open: registration for DDW® 2020 and the AGA Postgraduate Course
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/217690/society-news/now-open-registration-ddwr-2020-and-aga-postgraduate-course?channel=28399

Feb 22nd, 2020 - Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is taking place May 2-5, 2020, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Featuring clinical care updates – presented nowhere else during DDW – the AGA Postgraduate Course will be held in conjunction with DDW on May 2 and 3.

Medicinal plants for gastrointestinal diseases among the Kuki-Chin ethnolinguistic grou...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2019.112415
Journal of Ethnopharmacology; Ong HG, Kim YD

Jan 9th, 2020 - The Kuki-Chin is a composite ethnolinguistic group made up of many distinct groups and subgroups that are linked by a common history, culture, and population distribution in the Kuki-Chin region, shared geopolitically by Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar. This region is shown to be in a hotspot of digestive disease activity based on official reports and in concordance with data from related ethnop...

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.

Consensus on eradication of Helicobacter pylori and prevention and control of gastric c...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jgh.14947
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology References; Du Y, Zhu H et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2019 - China is a country with high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, which in turn is closely related to the occurrence of gastric cancer. Therefore, the risks of H. pylori infection and gastric cancer are highly overlapping, and the prevention and treatment of H. pylori infection are necessary to prevent gastric cancer. Based on evidence-based medicine and the Delphi method, t...

Genetic variants in DGAT1 cause diverse clinical presentations of malnutrition through ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmg.2019.103817
European Journal of Medical Genetics; Gupta A, Dsouza NR et. al.

Nov 29th, 2019 - DGAT1, a gene encoding a protein involved in lipid metabolism, has been recently implicated in causing a rare nutritional and digestive disease presenting as Congenital Diarrheal Disorder (CDD). Genetic causes of malnutrition can be classified as metabolic disorders, caused by loss of a specific enzyme's function. However, disease driven by genetic variants in lipid metabolism genes is not well...

Human Gut Microbiome Transplantation in Ileitis Prone Mice: A Tool for the Functional C...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012301
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Basson AR, Gomez-Nguyen A et. al.

Nov 21st, 2019 - Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong digestive disease characterized by periods of severe inflammation and remission. To our knowledge, this is the first study showing a variable effect on ileitis severity from human gut microbiota isolated from IBD donors in remission and that of healthy controls in a mouse model of IBD. We conducted a series of single-donor intensive and nonintensiv...

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.