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The ACG Annual Scientific Meeting offers the latest clinical information on key topics for the GI physician; plenary sessions and poster sessions that showcase research and provide a wealth of patient-related clinical data and experiences; a Trainees' Forum that allows young physicians to explore career opportunities; industry exhibitions featuring the latest advances in gastrointestinal technology and therapeutics; and so much more.
ACG 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course

ACG 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course | ACG 2013

Conference Coverages

The Relationship between Diabetes Mellitus, Cirrhosis, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Fatty Liver Disease
The Relationship between Diabetes Mellitus, Cirrhosis, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Fatty Liver Disease
Study results indicate that diabetes mellitus is independently associated with the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma among patients who have fatty liver disease.
Does a Specialist-led Educational Program Improve Disease Management and Outcomes among Patients with Hepatitis C Treated in the Community Setting?
Results from a clinical trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a hepatitis C educational program delivered by the Hepatology Centers of Educational Expertise, a hepatologist-led working group dedicated to educating healthcare professionals on the latest developments in the management of chronic liver disease.
Boceprevir-Based Triple Therapy as Initial Treatment for Acute Hepatitis C
Case study results indicate boceprevir-based triple therapy could be a viable treatment option for patients with acute hepatitis C virus who fail to respond to standard treatment.
Esophageal Dysfunction among Two Groups of Opioid Users
Study results show that patients currently taking opioids and those who were previously on chronic opioid therapy experienced induced esophageal dysfunction, with outflow obstruction and spastic esophageal dysmotility patterns more prevalent among current users.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent C. Difficile Infection Studied in Community Hospital
Researchers report a cure rate of greater than 90 percent among patients with recurrent C. difficile infection treated with fecal microbiota transplantation at a community hospital.
Mortality Improvement with Corticosteroids Treatment in Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis
Study results show that improvement in short-term mortality was seen in patients who receive corticosteroids for treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis without an increased risk of infection occurrence.
IBD Increases Risk of Certain Arterial Thromboembolic Events
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with significantly increased risks of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and ischemic heart disease (IHD).

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