Outbreaks of hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral infection involving the liver, have been on the rise since 2016. What initially began as outbreaks in a handful of states has since led to ongoing or recent hepatitis A outbreaks in 33 states across the country. Patients under the care of the Veterans Health Administration have … Continued
If you’ve ever felt your insides twist in knots before a big speech, you know the stomach listens carefully to the brain. In fact, the entire digestive system is closely tuned to a person’s emotions and state of mind, says William E. Whitehead, PhD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology … Continued
Spencer D. Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and vice chair for care innovation in the Department of Medicine, wrote this article in Harvard Business Review. Summary: The current structure of specialty care in the United States makes it less accessible, increases costs, tarnishes patients’ experiences, … Continued
Today’s clinicians are challenged to remain fully attentive to and engaged with the patients they serve, whether seeing them in person or from a distance. Dr. Spencer Dorn, professor and vice chair for innovation in the department of medicine, recently published a perspective on achieving ‘distant presence’ during virtual visits. Read the article, published by STAT.
Evon S. Dellon, MD, MPH, professor in the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology and hepatology, discussed the Phase 3 LIBERTY-EoE-TREET study for Dupixent (Dupilumab). The results were presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s Annual Meeting. Read more.
Among patients with large serrated polyps, the risk for bleeding after endoscopic mucosal resection was low, with no significant benefit seen with resection clipping, according to a study. “[This] study suggests that endoscopic clipping is not necessary to prevent post-polypectomy bleeding after [endoscopic mucosal resection] of large serrated polyps,” Seth D. Crockett, MD, MPH, associate … Continued
MD Edge, Internal Medicine reports GI, liver, and pancreatic diseases cost the U.S. health care system about $120B per year and account for approximately 250,000 annual deaths, according to a “conservative” estimate from a recent analysis. These figures emphasize the need for more research funding in the area, along with additional clinical and public health … Continued
Anne Peery, MD, MSCR, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is the corresponding author of a new article, “Burden and Cost of Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreatic Diseases in the United States: Update 2021,” published October 19 in Gastroenterology. The study concluded, “Gastrointestinal diseases are responsible for millions of health care encounters and … Continued
Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, recently received the 2021 Sherman Prizes and Sherman Emerging Leader Prize recognizing excellence in the field of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Watch the following video that celebrates his achievements. More information about the award can be found here.
The effectiveness of endoscopy procedures often depends as much on what happens before the patient comes in for the exam as it does on the skill of the provider. Inadequate preparation can lead to the canceling of procedures, rescheduling and repeating of tests. This not only costs money, it inconveniences the patient. Earlier this year, Shifali Arora, … Continued
Shifali Arora, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology was recently named vice-chief of clinical operations for the division. “We are fortunate Dr. Arora is willing to serve in this important role,” said Nick Shaheen, MD, chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. “She ran our quality improvement program for … Continued