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Summer 2021 Edition of AGA Clinician’s Companion Now Available!

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The Summer 2021 edition of the AGA Clinician’s Companion—the go-to resource for busy clinicians who can’t afford to spend hours sifting through research to find clinical value—is available!

The AGA Clinician’s Companion summarizes high-impact findings recently published in the AGA journals Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH). An annual subscription provides access to the current edition as well as past issues.

Articles in the Summer 2021 edition summarize articles showing that endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in Asia is superior to endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and surgery in management of patients with select early
gastrointestinal cancers, the effects of screening on all-cause mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC), short-term outcomes of anti-reflux surgery, effects of budesonide oral suspension (BOS) on dysphagia and pain in a phase 2 tral of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Another AGA Clinician’s Companion article summarizes the prognostic accuracy of the Paddington International virtual ChromoendoScopy Score (PICaSSO) system in patients with ulcerative colitis (compared to the Mayo endoscopy score ad endoscopic index of severity. There is also a summary of the risk of Crohn’s disease recurrence despite initial endoscopic remission after a median follow-up time of 3.5 years.

Summaries of important hepatology articles include the association between results of noninvasive tests for fibrosis  and clinical and patient-reported outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and the finding that increasing physical activity has is associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular disease-related mortality in individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Other AGA Clinician’s Companion articles cover the most recent guidelines for pancreatic cystic neoplasms and the risks, benefits, and effects of biopsy analsysis of the papilla for management of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

The Summer 2021 AGA Clinician’s Companion also summarizes an AGA Clinical Practice Update on management of refractory Helicobacter pylori infection on long-term outcomes of gastric peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy
(GPOEM) in patients with refractory gastroparesis.

Features of the AGA Clinician’s Companion include:

  • Curated articles from Gastroenterology and CGH.
  • Clinical practice take-home points identify the clinical utility of cutting-edge research.
  • Easily accessible whether you’re in the clinic, at home or on the go.
  • Articles organized by topic.
  • PDF format requires no internet connection.

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Dr. Kristine Novak

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Dr. Kristine Novak is a science writer and editor based in San Francisco. She has extensive experience covering gastroenterology, hepatology, immunology, oncology, clinical, and biotechnology research discoveries.

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