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Free texting service keeps patients’ families updated during cancer surgeries

October 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A simple, no-cost text message service at a cancer center in Detroit has helped keep families of surgical patients informed and reduce their anxiety, according to a presenter at the Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology Conference.

Van Elslander Cancer Center is on the campus of Ascension St. John Hospital, a 772-licensed bed facility with a 1,300-member medical staff that represents 50 medical and surgical specialties.

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VIDEO: Half of gastroenterologists report burnout

October 20, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, outgoing ACG president Carol Burke, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic…

Celgene halts mongersen trials in Crohn’s disease

October 20, 2017
Celgene announced it has discontinued two trials of drug candidate GED-0301 (mongersen) in Crohn’s disease due to disappointing results. The company said it…

Evidence supports link between hepatitis E, nerve disorder

October 20, 2017
Certain European patients who presented with nontraumatic neurologic injury had evidence of hepatitis E. These patients showed similarities to other HEV-associated cases…
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New colonoscopy dye product receives PDUFA date

October 20, 2017
The manufacturer of a novel blue dye application for improved adenoma detection and visualization during colonoscopy announced the FDA accepted its new drug application…
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What You Need to Know About Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, and the Patient Perspective

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Endorsed by: The National Lipid Association.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare genetic disease that leads to severe hypertriglyceridemia and…
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Chapter 26: Functional Brain Imaging in GI Neurophysiology

From GI Motility Testing: A Laboratory and Office Handbook
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American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: IBS-D tied to food poisoning, treated without relapse for 6 months

October 18, 2017
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