Focuses and Supplements

The American Journal of Gastroenterology provides a forum where the hottest topics in gastroenterology are illuminated with commentaries, original articles and reviews in the form of Web Focuses and Supplements.

2016

October Supplement Features ACG 2016 Abstracts

The October 2016 supplement to AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Las Vegas, NV. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.


2015

Focus on Genetics and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Genetics in Medicine, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology have published seminal articles exploring new genomic findings in clinical practice and in research. This joint web focus will keep readers up to date in this fast-moving field with reports that matter to researchers, practicing gastroenterologists, and their patients.

October Supplement Features ACG 2015 Abstracts

The October 2015 supplement to AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for the 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Honolulu, HI. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.

2014

October Supplement Features ACG 2014 Abstracts

The October 2014 supplement to AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for the 79th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.

American College of Gastroenterology Monograph on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

IBS and CIC (also referred to as functional constipation) are two of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders worldwide, impacting anywhere from 5 to 15 percent of the global population. ACG's new monograph on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) updates earlier reviews from 2009 and 2005, and will allow physicians to better care for patients with IBS and CIC. It features new information for clinicians to consider when making recommendations about diet, probiotics, antibiotics and antidepressants for IBS, as well as the use of fiber, laxatives, and recently developed drugs for managing constipation and IBS.

2013

October Supplement Features ACG 2013 Abstracts

The October 2013 supplement to AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for the 78th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in San Diego, CA. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world. Please note all research presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting is strictly embargoed until 8:00 am on the first day of the Annual Meeting, Monday, October 14, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

2012

October Supplement Features ACG 2012 Abstracts

The October 2012 supplement to AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for the 77th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Las Vegas, NV. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.

2011

October Supplement Features ACG 2011 Abstracts

The October 2011 supplement to AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for ACG 2011 in Washington, DC. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.

An Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Medical Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

One and a half million Americans suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Together these conditions are called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as they both cause inflammation of the bowel. The cause of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is unclear and there is no known cure. IBD is responsible for nearly 200,000 hospital admissions and costs $6.3 billion each year. This monograph, published as a supplement in April 2011, is devoted to the medical therapy of IBD. The monograph summarizes a series of systematic reviews supported by IBD experts. This is the first time all data in IBD have been assessed using the same methodology by one group of researchers. The monograph provides a unique overview of the evidence on how to treat IBD.

2010

October Supplement Features ACG 2010 Abstracts

The October 2010 supplement to AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for ACG 2010 in San Antonio. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.

2009

October Supplement Features ACG 2009 Abstracts

The October 2009 supplement of the AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for ACG 2009 in San Diego. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

These selected articles represent the top publications on GERD in the American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) over the last two years. They cover a wide range of clinical issues from the contributions of the obesity epidemic to GERD to the ACG guidelines for esophageal reflux testing.

Clinical Implications of Chronic Therapy for GERD

Over the last few years, data has started to accumulate about the potential risks of long-term PPI use in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Initially, the reports were sporadic, but recently we have noticed a stream of publications claiming a variety of adverse effects that may afflict patients who are chronically treated with PPIs. This supplement provides a critical review of the growing number of publications claiming a variety of adverse effects afflicting patients on long-term proton pump inhibitor treatment. The authors attempt to put into perspective all these publications and propose proper management of these patients.

AJG Supplement: An Evidence-Based Position Statement on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome from the ACG

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal discomfort associated with altered bowel function; structural and biochemical abnormalities are absent. The pathophysiology of IBS is multifactorial and of intense recent interest, largely because of the possibility of developing targeted therapies. Because IBS is one of the most common disorders managed by gastroenterologists and primary care physicians, this monograph, originally written in 2002, was updated to educate physicians about the burden of illness of IBS and current recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.

2008

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September Supplement Features ACG 2008 Abstracts

The September 2008 supplement of the AJG contains all paper and poster abstracts submitted for ACG 2008 in Orlando. Read up on research being conducted by your colleagues from around the country and the world.

2007

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Supplement Features Lectures and Panel Discussions by IBD Experts

The 2nd Annual Snowbird Conference on Clinical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Intestinal Failure brought together experts from around the U.S. to discuss contemporary issues in the management of these related problems. The June 2007 supplement of the AJG contains their lectures and panel discussions on everything from probiotics to intestinal transplantation to psychosocial issues in IBD and intestinal failure.

2006

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Supplement Highlights Roundtable Discussion on Chronic Hepatitis B

A cross-disciplinary roundtable meeting of experts was convened to discuss the practical issues facing clinicians in the care of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. The February 2006 supplement of AJG contains a review of these discussions on the topics of epidemiology, natural history, screening and management, and the application of this current data to clinical situations.

Women's Issues in GI and Hepatology Highlighted in Supplemental Issue of AJG

The December 2006 supplement features expert viewpoints on the diverse challenges faced by women, both patients and their health-care providers. These outstanding lectures, from the 2nd National Forum on Women's Issues in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, include topics such as fecal incontinence, proctocolectomy issues, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis, colorectal cancer screening, nonulcer dyspepsia, and fertility and urogenital disorders specific to inflammatory bowel disease.

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