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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Vibrating capsule relieves chronic idiopathic constipation

October 19, 2017
ORLANDO — An intraluminal vibrating capsule called Vibrant safely relieved moderate-to-severe chronic idiopathic constipation in a…
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Toxin, drug-induced hepatitis increasing in south, western US

October 19, 2017
Hospital discharges for toxin and drug-induced hepatitis increased significantly between 2001 and 2011 in the U.S., particularly in the south and the…
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Long-term cannabis use increases risk for IBS

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Cannabis use increased the risk for irritable bowel syndrome in the general population, according to a poster presented at the World…
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VIDEO: Telemedicine enters new age in gastroenterology

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, ACG Public Relations Committee Chair Jordan J
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Esophageal cancer in first-degree relative increases Barrett’s risk

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who have a first-degree relative with esophageal adenocarcinoma are at 5.5-fold increased…
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VIDEO: IBS-D tied to food poisoning, treated without relapse for 6 months

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea found further definition this year with pinpointing causes and improved treatments, according…
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Novel blood test accurately assesses mucosal healing across Crohn’s subtypes

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — A novel multi-biomarker serum test accurately evaluated mucosal healing across different subtypes of Crohn’s disease based on…
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CHARM: Ethanol-free EUS-guided chemoablation safe, effective

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — An ethanol-free protocol for pancreatic cyst ablation followed by a combined paclitaxel and gemcitabine regimen for pancreatic…
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IBD increasing in developing nations, stabilizing in the West

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Inflammatory bowel disease has become a global disease since the turn of the century, with incidence plateauing in the West, but…
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‘Diffusion of responsibility’ leads to missed testing in colon cancer

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Though up to 17% of early-onset colon cancers carry genetic markers for Lynch syndrome, only 30% of patients diagnosed with colon…