September 19th to 25th is Peer Review Week! Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review has in maintaining scientific quality. The goal is to bring together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form itRead more
Thomson Reuters has released its Impact Factor rankings for 2015 this week, and Gastroenterology remains the highest-ranked journal in GI and hepatology, with an impact factor of 18.187. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) follows closely behind, with an impact factor of 7.680. For the second consecutive year, Gastroenterology reached an all-time high impactRead more
Can Blood Levels of Ammonia Predict Risk and Frequency of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients With Cirrhosis?
Fasting levels of ammonia (NH3) in blood identify patients at risk for complications of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE), researchers report in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Patients with HE might benefit from NH3-lowering therapy. Humans have no repository for excess dietary nitrogen, so we convert excess dietaryRead more
The US House of Representatives Appropriations committee has aimed to get rid of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), long disliked by some members of Congress. Last month, the House committee approved a spending bill that would give the NIH a $1.1 billion raise next year. However, someRead more
The digestion of food and absorption of nutrients is the principal role of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract—everyone wants to know what we should eat and how it affects our body. Interactions between food and the immune system affect our microbiome, development of food allergies, nutrition, risk for inflammatory disorders or cancer, and evenRead more
Welcome to the new and improved AGA Journals Blog! We have redesigned our blog to make it easier to navigate, and will provide more frequent updates on GI and hepatology research findings. As always, the AGA Journals Blog will be your place to learn about the latest research discoveries, advancesRead more