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The 2014 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will provide "practical and immediately applicable solutions on how to improve patient outcomes and strengthen professional competence in a rapidly changing GI field. Attendees will explore recent developments in the detection, management and treatment of GI and liver disorders."
2014 AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Conference Coverages

Evaluating Risk Factors for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Evaluating Risk Factors for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
There are several known risk factors and “red flags” that should prompt clinicians to suspect nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and conduct appropriate testing.
Simeprevir and Sofosbuvir Now Part of Hepatitis C Treatment Armamentarium
The recently approved antivirals boast improved rates of sustained virologic response and fewer, less-severe side effects compared with older treatments.
Effective Management of Fecal Incontinence Requires Thorough Physical Exam, History
Clinicians should be familiar with all current testing options and assessment tools and be prepared to offer support and guidance to patients who may be embarrassed or unwilling to discuss this aspect of their health.
Endoscopy Training Is More Important Than Technology in Reducing Interval Colorectal Cancer
Despite many technological advances, better training and education are the most important factors to boost the detection of adenomas in the colon and reduce interval colorectal cancer.
Immunomodulators As Part of Early Therapy in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
Without proper assessment and treatment, a patient with mild colitis or Crohn’s disease can easily transition into more severe disease.
In the Future, IBD Treatment Will Focus on More Cost-Effective, Quality Care
With renewed attention on maximizing return on every dollar spent on health care, gastroenterologists need to take a thoughtful approach that takes cost and the overall patient experience into account when they make testing and treatment decisions with patients who have inflammatory bowel disease.
Assessment and Treatment of Constipation in Patients with IBS
Polyethylene glycol in conjunction with fiber supplementation is an effective treatment for occasional constipation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

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