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Dr. Renuka Bhattacharya

Region's 1st HCV Heart-Transplant Recipient is Cured

UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the donor organ and then have the disease eradicated by antiviral medication.

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Dr. Lisa Strate

Diverticulitis of the Colon, Latest Data and Concepts

Diverticular disease, once a rarely diagnosed medical curiosity, is now one of the most common GI disorders. In the past 2 decades, there has been a resurgent interest in it, resulting in new data and concepts regarding epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment.

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May 18-21, San Diego

UWGI at DDW 2019

Are you attending DDW 2019 in San Diego? From state-of-the-art lectures to research forums, UWGI faculty and fellows will be involved in more than 55 sessions this year. View our schedule for more details. And be sure to join us for our annual friends and alumni reception on May 19th.

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Dr. Daniel Bushyhead

Sporadic Colorectal Cancer: Is Surveillance Wasted on the Young?

Recent data suggests that the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing in younger people – i.e. less than 50 years old. Although diagnostic colonoscopy is detecting more sporadic adenomas in young adults, there are no guidelines for post-polypectomy surveillance.

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Dr. George Ioannou

For Whom is HCC Surveillance After SVR Cost Effective?

Risk of heptocellular carcinoma persists after successful antiviral treatment of HCV among patients who develop advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis. Is ongoing screening cost-effective despite the uncertainty of actual HCC risk in these patients?

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