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An over-the-scope clipping device for endoscopic management of gastrointestinal defects is safe and effective
An international multicenter study reports that over-the-scope clip (OTSC) placement is a safe and effective therapy for the closure of gastrointestinal (GI) defects, which includes anastomotic leaks, fistulae and perforations.  View News Article (2014-10-24)


Temple study suggests a novel approach for treating non-cardiac chest pain
Chest pain doesn't necessarily come from the heart. An estimated 200,000 Americans each year experience non-cardiac chest pain, which in addition to pain can involve painful swallowing, discomfort and anxiety.  View News Article (2014-10-22)


Expert highlights research innovation and is optimistic about the future of IBS treatment
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may at last be able to hope for a brighter future as innovative new treatments emerge and researchers clarify the role of current therapies. View News Article (2014-10-21)


LSU Health tumor registry data find Acadiana colon cancer rates among nation's highest
A special study using data from LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health's Louisiana Tumor Registry has found that colorectal cancer incidence rates in the Louisiana Acadian parishes are among the highest in the United States. View News Article (2014-10-13)


Intestinal failure-associated liver disease -- new position paper in Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Children who require long-term parenteral nutrition are at risk of a potentially devastating complication called intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IAFLD). View News Article (2014-10-06)


Good bowel cleansing is key for high-quality colonoscopy
The success of a colonoscopy is closely linked to good bowel preparation, with poor bowel prep often resulting in missed precancerous lesions, according to new consensus guidelines released by the U.S. Multi-Society Task force on Colorectal Cancer. View News Article (2014-09-23)


AGA releases new tool to help GIs evaluate and treat Crohn's disease
The treatment of Crohn's disease is evolving. To help gastroenterologists better identify and manage their Crohn's disease patients, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has created a clinical decision tool to guide GIs in their decision-making process. View News Article (2014-09-15)


Statin use decreases the risk of Barrett's esophagus
Statins, a class of drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, significantly reduce a patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. View News Article (2014-07-24)


Adults with eosinophilic esophagitis should consider a diet change
Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.  View News Article (2014-07-21)


New statement on 'PEG' feeding tubes in children published by Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has become an "essential" technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition. View News Article (2014-07-16)

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