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Dr. Anita Afzali

Pediatric-to-Adult Transition of Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A common and necessary process

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a heterogeneous group of diseases that includes both ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). Approximately 30% of CD and 20% of UC patients have disease onset prior to the age of 20 and the incidence of pediatric IBD is rising.

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Dr. Rahul Kuver

Our GI Fellowship match results are in!

We are excited to announce a fantastic group of incoming GI Fellows! GI Fellowship Class of 2017: Drs. Daniel Bushyhead from University Of Pennsylvania; Jeffrey Jacobs from University of Chicago; Rebecca Kosowicz from Yale University; Alina Kutsenko from Stanford University; Yana Thaker from University of Washington; Philip Vutien from Rush University

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Dr. John M. Inadomi

Screening for Colorectal Neoplasia

A 79-year-old woman visits your office for routine health maintenance. She has normal daily bowel movements without rectal bleeding. Her medical history is notable for osteoarthritis but no other medical conditions. She takes nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication and multivitamins. Her maternal uncle received a diagnosis of colorectal cancer at 65 years of age, but she has never undergone screening for colorectal cancer. Would you advise this patient to undergo screening for colorectal cancer, and if so, which screening strategy would you recommend?

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Dr. George Ioannou

Study Suggests Newer Medications can Cure HCV Infections

A new analysis reveals a dramatic transformation in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) as more effective and tolerable medications have become available.

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Dr. Lisa Strate

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the authors’ clinical recommendations.

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