Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG, was elected by the membership as the 2022-2023 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a national medical organization representing more than 17,000 clinical gastroenterologists and other specialists in digestive diseases.
The May issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features articles on abdominal bloating treatment, endoscopic brushing frequency to improve malignant biliary structure detection, and eosinophilic conditions not including eosinophilic esophagitis.
The August issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes clinical discussions of diet-associated NAFLD risk and increased risk of mortality from COVID-19 among PPI users. In addition, this issue features clinical research and reviews on IBS, gender barriers for CRC screening, hepatitis C, eosinophilic esophagitis, and more.
The American College of Gastroenterology has issued updated evidence-based screening guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC), including a new recommendation to begin CRC screening at age 45 for average risk adults. Key updates include recommendations for screening individuals with family history of CRC or polyps, guidance on the use of aspirin to reduce the risk of CRC, quality indicators for adenoma detection rate and colonoscopy withdrawal time, as well as suggestions about evidence-based interventions to boost screening rates, especially among African Americans. The authors distinguish between one-step screening tests, such as colonoscopy, and two-step screening tests that require colonoscopy, if positive, in order to complete the screening process.