American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ACG, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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AI system meets ‘resect and discard’ polyp identification standards

October 27, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — An artificial intelligence program helped achieve real-time pathology of diminutive polyps during colonoscopy screening…
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Home biofeedback therapy improves fecal incontinence severity

October 26, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — According to research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, biofeedback therapy administered…
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Vibrating capsule effective for chronic idiopathic constipation

October 22, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — An orally administered, intraluminal capsule appeared effective for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation, according…
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Short hospital length of stay linked to cirrhosis-related readmission

October 22, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — The 30-day readmission rate among patients with cirrhosis was 55% in a recent study and was tied to short hospital length of…
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Rectal indomethacin dose escalation ineffective for post-ERCP pancreatitis prevention

October 19, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Rectal indomethacin dose escalation in high-risk patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography did not…
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One-third of ‘gluten-free’ restaurant food contains gluten

October 19, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — As much as one-third of food labeled as gluten-free in restaurants are contaminated with gluten, according to research presented…
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Elderly-onset ulcerative colitis increases mortality risk

October 18, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients who were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at a later age had an increased risk for mortality compared with patients…
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NSAID, aspirin use increases microscopic colitis risk

October 18, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin — but not acetaminophen — correlated with an increased risk…
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Entyvio safely treats immunotherapy-induced enterocolitis

October 18, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Treatment with Entyvio for immunotherapy-induced enterocolitis demonstrated favorable outcomes and a good safety profile…
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Multiple Crohn’s strictures lead to poor balloon dilation response

October 18, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with multiple Crohn’s disease-associated strictures experience less success with endoscopic balloon dilation…