Dr. James S. Barthel, M.D. North Florida Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology

Largo, Florida – October 2015 – Dr. James S. Barthel, M.D. has been elected Northern Florida Board of Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology. He will officially take office on October 19, 2015 at the 2015 annual ACG meeting.... Read more

Treating Barrett’s Esophagus: Time To End the Double Standard

The way we have approached most cancers in the practice of evidencebased medicine has been to remove the precursor lesion before the onset of cancer, thus preventing or minimizing the risk that cancer will develop. We do that for actinic... Read more

World Hepatitis Day – July 28th, 2015

Every year on July 28th, World Hepatitis Day aims to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis as a major global health threat. All types of viral hepatitis can cause inflammation of the liver; however, hepatitis B and C... Read more

Sticking to Gluten-free Diet Aids Celiac Recovery, Study Says

Sixty-eight percent of celiac disease patients who strictly adhered to a gluten-free diet for one year showed normal morphology of the small-bowel mucosa, researchers from Finland reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The 32% of patients who had incomplete... Read more

Physicians advocate treat-to-target approach for IBD

A treat-to-target approach for inflammatory bowel disease may lead to better doctor-patient relationships, Drs. David Rubin and Noa Krugliak Cleveland of the University of Chicago Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center wrote in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. They noted this approach... Read more

Crohn’s Disease – Harvard Medical School

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes damage in the digestive tract, most often in the small and large intestines. People with Crohn’s disease experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and fatigue. Crohn’s disease may cause only occasional... Read more

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