Newswise — The September issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology addresses 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. In addition, this issue features clinical research and reviews on NAFLD, hepatitis B, colorectal cancer screening and prevention, pediatric fecal microbiota transplantation, esophageal and gastric cancer, and more.

The articles highlighted below discuss the role GI clinicians can play in ensuring that the needs of LGBTQI+ patients are met, gaps in the availability of women mentors requested by women in GI, an update on population-attributable behavioral risks of certain subtypes of gastric and esophageal cancer, and a new patient-led scoring tool for monitoring abdominal pain in IBS. 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.

Overcoming the Challenges and Mitigating the Disparities in Our LGBTQI+ Patients
Sonali Paul, MD, MS.

Survey Finds Gender Disparities Impact Both Women Mentors and Mentees in Gastroenterology
Rabinowitz, et al.

Population Attributable Risks of Subtypes of Esophageal and Gastric Cancers in the United States
Wang, et al.

Efficacy of Linaclotide in Reducing Abdominal Symptoms of Bloating, Discomfort, and Pain: A Phase 3B Trial Using a Novel Abdominal Scoring System
Chang, et al.


About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of over 16,000 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.