Newswise — Bethesda, MD (May 4, 2022) – The May issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features articles on abdominal bloating treatment, endoscopic brushing frequency to improve malignant biliary structure detection, and eosinophilic conditions not including eosinophilic esophagitis. This issue also includes articles on the microbiome, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colorectal cancer screening, prior authorization, liver cancer, and more.

Several articles are highlighted below and access to any articles from this issue, or past issues, is available upon request. The College is also able to connect members of the press with study authors or outside experts who can comment on the articles.

More Endoscopy-Based Brushing Passes Improve the Detection of Malignant Biliary Strictures: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Wang, et al.
In this RCT, authors found that brushing 30 passing times in one specimen could significantly improve the sensitivity of brush cytology than 10 times, and that this could be achieved without increasing procedure-related complications.
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How I Approach It: Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Beyond Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
In this review article, Dr. Dellon discusses his approach to the diagnosis and management of non-EoE EGIDs, highlighting a number of principles that can be applied in most settings.

A Pragmatic Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Abdominal Bloating and Distension
Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG & David J. Cangemi, MD

About the American College of Gastroenterology
Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of over 17,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College’s vision is to be the preeminent professional organization that champions the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive disorders, serving as a beacon to guide the delivery of the highest quality, compassionate, and evidence-based patient care. The mission of the College is to enhance the ability of our members to provide world class care to patients with digestive disorders and advance the profession through excellence and innovation based upon the pillars of Patient Care, Education, Scientific Investigation, Advocacy and Practice Management.


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