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Loren Laine MD, FACG joins Co-Editor-in-Chief Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG to discuss the ACG Clinical Guideline "Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding." Dr. Laine discusses risk assessment in the emergency department in order to identify very-low-risk patients who may be discharged, as well as the recommendation for high-dose PPI therapy af…
 
K. Rajender Reddy MD, FACG speaks with Co-Editor-in-Chief Brian Lacy, MD on the new ACG Guideline Diagnosis and Management of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury. Dr. Reddy offers clinical pearls of wisdom for diagnosing drug-induced liver injury in patients and reviews the new recommendations. (24:17)…
 
Join author Christopher Ma, MD, MPH and Co-Editor-in-Chief Dr. Brennan Spiegel as they discuss the newly published article on gender and food insecurities. Food insecurity represents a substantial public health challenge in the United States that differentially affects women compared with men. Alternative strategies may be required to meet the nutr…
 
Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG talks with Co-Editor in Chief Dr. Brian Lacy about the new ACG Guideline Colorectal Cancer Screening 2021. She discusses the new screening recommendations for average-risk individuals as young as 45 to reduce indicdence of advanced adenoma, CRC, and mortality from CRC. (22:22)…
 
Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, discusses the relationship between primary sclerosing cholangitis and inflammatory bowel disease, the biologic plausibility of fecal microbiota transplant for this condition, and the design of this pilot clinical trial. (18:57)By AJG Co-Editor Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. Jessica Allegretti
 
Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, discusses results from a study analyzing presence of gluten in “gluten-free” restaurant food, based on data from users of the Nima gluten detection device. (19:30)By AJG Co-Editor Dr. Brennan Spiegel and Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl
 
Grace Elta, MD, FACG, discusses why pancreatic cysts are identified more and more frequently, the best imaging modalities for diagnosis and following pancreatic cysts, and common biomarkers used to diagnose malignancy. Dr. Elta also walks through her algorithm for cyst classification. (17:00)By AJG Co-Editor Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. Grace Elta
 
Sameer Saini, MD, MS, discusses the five rules of thumb for stopping screening colonoscopy in older adults: know the data, get a full history, individualize benefits and harms, engage the patient, and work with primary care colleagues. (21:42)By AJG Co-Editor Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. Sameer Saini
 
Albert Pares, MD, PhD, discusses the symptoms, causes, and diagnostic approaches to primary biliary cholangitis. Dr. Pares also describes the results of his study, which combines bezafibrate with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) to treat severe pruritus, the cardinal symptom of primary biliary cholangitis. (17:33)…
 
Allison Schulman, MD, MPH, discusses the growing popularity and evolution of bariatric surgery as a weight-loss solution for morbidly obese patients and describes the most commonly performed bariatric procedures. She provides a thorough review of the most frequent complications for each procedure, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrect…
 
Kelly Issokson, a GI dietitian, discusses how she underwent an exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) trial for 30 days in order to better understand her patients’ experience. She describes the physical and psychological effects of living exclusively on liquid formula for an extended period of time, and provides tips for physicians prescribing EEN for p…
 
Jordan Karlitz, MD, reviews the dedicated contributions of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and various ACG committees to the 80% by 2018 initiative, which aims to screen 80% of eligible U.S. adults for colorectal cancer by 2018. (17:59)By AJG Co-Editor in Chief Dr. Brennan Spiegel and Dr. Jordan Karlitz
 
Juan R. Malagelada, MD, explains the definitions and mechanisms of bloating and distension, how visceral hypersensitivity heightens patient sensation of bloating, and what treatments work best for persistent gas and bloating. (17:58)By AJG Co-Editor Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. Juan R. Malagelada
 
Paul Moayyedi, MB, ChB, PhD, MPH, FACG, co-author of new guidelines on management of dyspepsia, discusses the evolving definition and diagnosis of dyspepsia, when and when not to use endoscopy, and how H. pylori factors into dyspepsia treatment. (30:14)By AJG Co-Editor in Chief Dr. Brennan Spiegel and Dr. Paul Moayyedi
 
James L. Buxbaum, MD, discusses the controversies surrounding aggressive fluid hydration in acute pancreatitis, why lactated ringer’s solution may be superior to normal saline, and how a weight-based fluid infusion approach can help prevent fluid overload during hydration. (14:08)By AJG Co-Editor Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. James Buxbaum
 
Nancy N. Baxter MD, PhD, author of research on primary care provider (PCP) strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening participation, discusses the various strategies reported by PCPs in this study, and why combining multiple strategies led to highest participation. (19:34)By AJG Co-Editor Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. Nancy Baxter
 
Patrick Okolo, MD, author of an editorial commenting on recently published research into the AspireAssist device, speaks with AJG co-Editor in Chief Dr. Brian Lacy about the difficulty faced by some obese patients losing weight through diet and exercise, the rise in bariatric surgery as a promising treatment for these patients, and the mechanisms o…
 
Francis Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG, co-author of a recent ACG Clinical Guideline on preventive care in IBD, discusses the importance of collaboration between the gastroenterologist and the primary care team for IBD patients, the safety and timing of vaccinations, and recommendations for preventive screening for patients on immunosuppresants. (18:27)…
 
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