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Released: 26-Sep-2022 11:30 AM EDT
ACG and ASGE Issue New Comprehensive Quality Indicators for Capsule Endoscopy and Deep Enteroscopy
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

ACG and ASGE are the first to issue comprehensive quality indicators for capsule endoscopy and deep enteroscopy, endoscopic procedures that have an important positive impact on the diagnosis and management of suspected small-bowel diseases.

Newswise: Transcutaneous Electrical Acustimulation for IBS-C, Infliximab Retreatment for Crohn’s Disease Featured in September Issue of AJG
Released: 7-Sep-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Transcutaneous Electrical Acustimulation for IBS-C, Infliximab Retreatment for Crohn’s Disease Featured in September Issue of AJG
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The September issue of AJG highlights new clinical science, including a potential therapy to improve IBS-C symptoms, reintroduction of infliximab for Crohn’s disease, and population-based data to examine incidence and mortality of certain GI and hepatology diseases.

Newswise: New Gastroparesis Clinical Guideline Featured in August Issue of AJG
Released: 8-Aug-2022 9:00 AM EDT
New Gastroparesis Clinical Guideline Featured in August Issue of AJG
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The August issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology highlights new clinical science, including a brand new ACG clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with gastroparesis.

Newswise: Smartphone App to Assess Stool Form, Rural-Urban Disparities in Cirrhosis Mortality, Lung Infection Risk in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis in July Issue of AJG
Released: 5-Jul-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Smartphone App to Assess Stool Form, Rural-Urban Disparities in Cirrhosis Mortality, Lung Infection Risk in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis in July Issue of AJG
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The July issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology highlights new clinical science including using a smartphone app to assess stool form, rural-urban disparities in cirrhosis mortality, and lung infection risk in severe alcohol-related hepatitis. This issue also includes articles on pediatric IBD, therapy options for Crohn’s disease, a novel endoscopic suturing device, proton pump inhibitors, and more.

Newswise: AJG Special Food as Medicine Issue Includes Pickle Juice Study, Guide to Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy, Digestive Health in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations and More
Released: 9-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
AJG Special Food as Medicine Issue Includes Pickle Juice Study, Guide to Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy, Digestive Health in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations and More
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

In a special Food as Medicine issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Co-Editors-in-Chief Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, MS, FACG, and Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG, have selected clinical studies, analyses, and reviews that aim to acknowledge the role of diet in disease management and prevention.

Newswise: Abdominal Bloating, Endoscopic Brushing, and Non-EoE Eosinophilic Conditions Addressed in the May Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Released: 4-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Abdominal Bloating, Endoscopic Brushing, and Non-EoE Eosinophilic Conditions Addressed in the May Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

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.

Newswise: New Guidelines on Barrett’s Esophagus and Antithrombotics During GI Bleeding Featured in the April Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Released: 4-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
New Guidelines on Barrett’s Esophagus and Antithrombotics During GI Bleeding Featured in the April Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The April issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes two new guidelines—an update to the 2016 guidelines on Barrett’s Esophagus and a joint society guideline on the management of antithrombotics during GI bleeding and the periendoscopic period.

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Released: 24-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Rock Musicians Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Tim Reynolds and More Lend Their Voices to Free Virtual Concert for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology offers an open invitation to all to enjoy a free virtual event, “Tune It Up: A Concert To Raise Colorectal Cancer Awareness,” on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 8 pm EDT featuring dynamic performances by a talented collective of musicians.

   
Released: 21-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
New Joint ACG-CAG Guidelines on Management of Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets during Acute GI Bleeding and Periendoscopic Period
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Evidence-based clinical guidelines on the management of patients on common anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapies during gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding or undergoing elective endoscopy have been published jointly by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG).

Newswise: New Technologies in Cirrhosis and IBS Featured in the March Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Released: 7-Mar-2022 8:55 AM EST
New Technologies in Cirrhosis and IBS Featured in the March Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The March issue of AJG includes several articles on new technologies and AI assists to address cirrhosis and IBS. This issue also includes articles on the role of the hospitalist, gastric cancer, colonoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux, liver transplantation, esophageal cancer, climate change considerations in GI, and more.

Newswise: Sleep Position and Reflux, New Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure Guidelines Highlighted in February Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Released: 4-Feb-2022 9:00 AM EST
Sleep Position and Reflux, New Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure Guidelines Highlighted in February Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The February issue of AJG includes new ACG Clinical Guidelines on acute-on-chronic liver failure, the College’s first set of guidelines on a condition that is emerging as a major cause of mortality among patients with cirrhosis and CLD.

Released: 11-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST
New Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure Guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology has just released new clinical guidelines on Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure, an emerging major cause of mortality. The ACG Media Team can connect you with the authors or outside experts who can comment on the guidelines upon request.

Newswise: January Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Features Updated ACG Clinical Guidelines on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Released: 5-Jan-2022 9:00 AM EST
January Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Features Updated ACG Clinical Guidelines on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The January issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes updated ACG Clinical Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of GERD, as well as updated guidelines on the age to start and stop colorectal cancer screening from the U.S. MSTF on Colorectal Cancer.

Newswise: December Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Publishes Last Articles Under Current Co-Editors-in-Chief
Released: 3-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
December Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Publishes Last Articles Under Current Co-Editors-in-Chief
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The December issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is the final issue published under the leadership of Co-Editors-in-Chief Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, and Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG.

Newswise: November Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Discusses Association Between BMI and Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Risk, PPIs and All-Cause Mortality
Released: 10-Nov-2021 11:35 AM EST
November Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Discusses Association Between BMI and Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Risk, PPIs and All-Cause Mortality
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The November issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features several articles examining the association between common conditions or treatments and the risk for disease development, including a study on the association between higher body mass index and increased risk for early-onset colorectal cancer, and a population study on proton pump inhibitors and all-cause mortality.

20-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Dr. Samir A. Shah Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG, was elected by the membership as the 2021-2022 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a national medical organization representing more than 16,000 clinical gastroenterologists and other specialists in digestive diseases.

20-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 86th Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Featured science includes increased incidence of pancreatic cancer among young women, quality of life improvements in IBD, colorectal cancer risk from weight loss surgery and medications, and more

20-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
MEDIA ADVISORY: Featured Lectures at the 2021 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The featured lectures at the 2021 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course showcase innovative and challenging issues in clinical gastroenterology. This year’s lectures include a special Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Thomas Frieden, CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Newswise: October Special Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Highlights the Changing GI Landscape and a New ACG Clinical Guideline
Released: 8-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
October Special Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Highlights the Changing GI Landscape and a New ACG Clinical Guideline
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

This special issue of AJG focuses on emerging concepts in gastroenterology and hepatology and includes updated ACG Clinical Guidelines on the Management of Benign Anorectal Disorders.

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Released: 8-Sep-2021 8:05 AM EDT
September Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Addresses Gender Disparities in Mentoring and Meeting the Needs of LGBTQI+ Patients
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The September issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology discusses the critical issues of addressing disparities among LGBTQI+ patients and a higher interest for women mentors among female GI fellows and faculty, despite a lower number of available women mentors.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 9:25 AM EDT
August Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Diet-Associated NAFLD Risk and Increased Risk of Mortality from COVID-19 Among PPI Users
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The August issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes clinical discussions of diet-associated NAFLD risk and increased risk of mortality from COVID-19 among PPI users. In addition, this issue features clinical research and reviews on IBS, gender barriers for CRC screening, hepatitis C, eosinophilic esophagitis, and more.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
American College of Gastroenterology Announces New Co-Editors-in-Chief of Red Journal
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology today announced the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Dr. Jasmohan Bajaj and Dr. Millie Long, who will assume their new roles with the January 2022 issue.

Released: 1-Jul-2021 3:40 PM EDT
July Issue of Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Analysis of Psychological Comorbidities and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Prognosis
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The July issue of AJG includes an examination of psychological comorbidities and the prognosis of individuals with IBS, as well as clinical research and reviews on cirrhosis, GERD, pediatrics, celiac disease, probiotics, GI quality improvement, NASH, and more.

Released: 3-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Study on Green Kiwifruit to Treat Chronic Constipation and New ACG Clinical Guidelines on C. difficile Infection Featured in the June Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The June issue of AJG includes articles on the effectiveness of OTC therapies and green kiwifruit as a dietary therapy for chronic constipation, as well as new ACG Guidelines on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of C. difficile infections, and more.

Released: 19-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
American College of Gastroenterology Issues Updated Clinical Guidelines for C. difficile Infection
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Key guidance includes the diagnosis, management, and prevention of CDI, with a focus on diagnostic issues around diarrhea, distinguishing C. difficile colonization from active infection, and evaluation and management of CDI in IBD

Released: 4-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
May Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Contains Two Updated ACG Clinical Guidelines: Upper GI Bleeding and Drug-Induced Liver Injury
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

newly issued updates to ACG Clinical Guidelines on Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding and Diagnosis and Management of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury. In addition to the guidelines, this issue features clinical research on esophageal cancer, obesity, telemedicine, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and more.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
April Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Highlights Dietary Interventions to Address Common Upper GI Complaints
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Also: Opioid prescription rates for GI conditions, evolving changes in fecal microbiota transplantation risk, endoscopy challenges in patients with surgically altered anatomy, insulin resistance and pancreatic cancer risk, comparing clinician and insurer perspectives to managing IBS, and more.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Rock Musicians Rufus Wainwright, Lisa Loeb, Tim Reynolds and More to Perform Free Virtual Concert for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology Invites All to “Tune It Up: A Concert To Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer” Free Webstream Event Open to All on March 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm EDT

   
Released: 17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
GI OnDEMAND Announces Partnership with Ambry Genetics for Genetic Testing and Counseling Services
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

GI OnDEMAND®, gastroenterology’s leading multidisciplinary virtual integrated care platform today announced a partnership with Ambry Genetics®, a leading clinical genetic testing company, to integrate online genetic counseling and testing services into gastroenterology practices nationwide. This partnership addresses a critical clinical need for identifying hereditary GI cancer syndromes to help guide potentially life-altering health care decisions. GI OnDEMAND, a joint venture between the American College of Gastroenterology and Gastro Girl, Inc., will now offer the CARE (Comprehensive, Assessment, Risk, and Education) Program™ from Ambry Genetics.

Released: 9-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EST
March Special Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Focuses on Women’s Health in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The March issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features new clinical research involving sex and gender, including effects of GI and liver conditions on pregnancy, gender disparities in diet and nutrition, Barrett’s esophagus incidence in women with scleroderma, factors influencing whether women pursue advanced endoscopy careers, endoscopy-related musculoskeletal injuries, sex hormone association with increased prevalence of certain types of cancer, and more.

Released: 5-Mar-2021 12:20 PM EST
American College of Gastroenterology Issues Updated Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology has issued updated evidence-based screening guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC), including a new recommendation to begin CRC screening at age 45 for average risk adults. Key updates include recommendations for screening individuals with family history of CRC or polyps, guidance on the use of aspirin to reduce the risk of CRC, quality indicators for adenoma detection rate and colonoscopy withdrawal time, as well as suggestions about evidence-based interventions to boost screening rates, especially among African Americans. The authors distinguish between one-step screening tests, such as colonoscopy, and two-step screening tests that require colonoscopy, if positive, in order to complete the screening process.

Released: 8-Feb-2021 2:35 PM EST
February Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Study on the Effect of Residential Greenspace in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Risk
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The February issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of gastroenterology and hepatology topics, including inflammatory bowel disease, chronic viral hepatitis, biologics during pregnancy, colorectal cancer screening, GI symptoms in COVID-19, health inequities in patients with obesity, and more.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 11:00 AM EST
January Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes New Clinical Guideline on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The January issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of GI and hepatology topics, including NAFLD, colorectal cancer screening, GERD, post-COVID-19-associated functional GI disorder surges, celiac disease, and more.

Released: 15-Dec-2020 3:35 PM EST
The American College of Gastroenterology Issues Its First Clinical Guideline on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The new guideline recommends is a positive diagnostic strategy involving a careful history, physical examination, and limited diagnostic testing, which can substantially shorten time to appropriate therapy and be more cost-effective for patients.

Released: 7-Dec-2020 5:00 PM EST
December Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Highlights Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The December issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of gastroenterology and hepatology topics, including health disparities, colorectal cancer, cirrhosis, pediatric gastroenterology, the environmental impact of endoscopy, and more.

Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Sixth Annual SCOPYs: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the 2020 SCOPY Awards (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention.

Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Dr. David A. Greenwald Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, a gastroenterologist and the Director of Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was elected by the membership as the 2020–2021 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a national medical organization representing more than 15,000 clinical gastroenterologists and other specialists in digestive diseases.

Released: 26-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 85th Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

More than 7,000 gastroenterologists and other health care professionals so far will convene virtually for the premier clinical gastroenterology event—the American College of Gastroenterology’s 85th Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course (Virtual ACG 2020)—to review the latest scientific advances in gastrointestinal research, treatment of digestive diseases, and clinical practice management.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Increased Risk of COVID-19 Among Users of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Findings from an online survey of more than 53,000 American adults suggest that using heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) once or twice daily significantly increases the odds of a positive test for COVID-19 compared to those who do not take PPIs. This research appeared online July 7, 2020 in pre-print format in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Released: 4-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The American Journal of Gastroenterology Presents “The Negative Issue”
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Clinical studies with negative findings are the focus of a new “Negative Issue” of The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) dedicated to studies with negative findings in the belief that significant information can be learned from studies that do not produce positive results but which may guide what physicians should not do in clinical practice.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The March issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features evidence-based articles related to complementary and alternative medicine therapies for functional GI disorders, a new ACG Clinical Guideline for the diagnosis and management of Chronic Pancreatitis, opioid-related constipation, and more.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
New Guideline on Disorders of Hepatic and Mesenteric Circulation Published by American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

A new clinical guideline addresses common disorders of the mesenteric, portal, and hepatic veins and mesenteric and hepatic arteries.

23-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT
American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Fifth Annual SCOPY Awards
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

American College of Gastroenterology announces 2019 SCOPY Award winners (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention

23-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Gastro Girl, Inc. and American College of Gastroenterology Introduce GI OnDEMAND: Gastroenterology’s Virtual Care and Support Platform
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Gastro Girl, Inc. in partnership with the American College of Gastroenterology announces a joint venture to bring GI OnDEMAND to market as gastroenterology’s virtual care and support platform. Telehealth capabilities will enable providers to get reimbursed for out-of-office patient support.

23-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT
New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 84th Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting features innovative clinical gastroenterology research with implications for patients with digestive and liver diseases. ACG's Public Relations Committee has picked Noteworthy Abstracts and invited investigators to offer Author Insights.

23-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Dr. Mark B. Pochapin Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Dr. Mark B. Pochapin, a gastroenterologist at NYU School of Medicine/NYU Langone Health, was elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Pochapin's clinical and research interests include prevention, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and quality in endoscopy.

Released: 23-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD, FACG, Available to Discuss Celiac Disease: Myths and Mysteries
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Ciarán P. Kelly, MD, FACG, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is available to discuss Celiac Disease: Myths and Mysteries, topic of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture

Released: 27-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST
Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Guideline Now Available
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

BETHESDA, MD (February 27, 2019) – The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is pleased to announce the publication of the ACG Clinical Guideline on Ulcerative Colitis (UC) in Adults, which was published online today in The American Journal of Gastroenterology and which serves as an update to the College’s 2010 UC guideline.


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