Newswise — BETHESDA, MD (March 9, 2020) – March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders.

Options for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for functional gastrointestinal disorders are discussed in this month’s issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology in a review article by Jill K. Deutsch, MD; Joshua Levitt, ND; and David J. Hass, MD, FACG. The authors present a wide range of therapies intended to address symptoms of some of the most common GI disorders, including nausea and vomiting, functional dyspepsia, and irritable bowel syndrome. The authors note that the review does not issue recommendations for specific therapies but instead presents available CAM approaches, adding that as CAM therapies grow in popularity, “a thorough understanding and knowledge base of these modalities is important for the practicing gastroenterologist to form better therapeutic rapport with patients and expand one’s armamentarium of treatment options.”

What to Look Out for in the March AJG?
Also included in this issue is a new ACG Clinical Guideline for Chronic Pancreatitis, which provides an evidence-based practical approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis for the general gastroenterologist. In an accompanying podcast, the guideline’s primary author, Timothy B. Gardner, MD, FACG, provides clinical take-aways. Listen to the podcast here.

Access the March 2020 AJG Table of Contents

Featured Articles
These featured articles are available as open access and the ACG Media Team will provide reporters access to other articles in this issue upon request. Interviews with authors, as well as Co-Editors-in-Chief Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, and Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG, can be arranged.

About The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Published monthly since 1934, The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) is the official peer- reviewed journal of the American College of Gastroenterology. The goal of the Journal is to publish scientific papers relevant to the practice of clinical gastroenterology. It features original research, review articles, and consensus papers related to new drugs and therapeutic modalities. The AJG Editorial Board encourages submission of original manuscripts, review articles, and letters to the editor from members and non-members. AJG is published by Wolters Kluwer.

About the American College of Gastroenterology
Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 14,000 individuals from 85 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based, and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation, and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention, and treatment. Follow ACG on Twitter @AmCollegeGastro.



Journal Link: The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Mar-2020