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Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments
In this study, the proportion of children with Crohn’s disease in remission increased from 55 percent to 68 percent, with a similar improvement in ulcerative colitis patients.
Located in News / 2012 / March
New partnership launches Carolina Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program
The state-wide program to help patients across North Carolina grew out of the successful doctor mentorship initiative led by Michael Fried, MD, Director of the UNC Liver Center.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the UNC School of Medicine. He is an expert on Barrett's esophagus, reflux disease and esophageal cancer.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
November 2012 Endeavors
The latest issue features the research of Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Nov. 8
Patient survival not impacted by liver transplants performed at night or on weekends
A new study led by Dr. A. Sidney Barritt IV of UNC shows that liver transplants performed at night or on weekends do not adversely affect patient or graft survival.
Located in News / 2012 / April
Recession and high co-pays tied to fewer colonoscopy screenings among people with commercial health insurance
UNC researchers found that during the recent U.S. recession, continuously insured Americans underwent fewer screening colonoscopies.
Located in News / 2012 / February
Rifaximin provides significant relief of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
Two studies, conducted in part at the UNC School of Medicine, found that the benefits of treatment with rifaximin persisted for 10 weeks after patients stopped taking the broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Located in News / 2011 / January
RN: Real Nurses - Gina Althoff
Gina Althoff, a nurse at UNC Hospitals, describes herself as "not very outgoing" at work. But if you happen to be one of the many participants sweating it out in her Les Mills Body Combat class in Chapel Hill, that's probably the last thing you would think about her.
Located in News / 2012 / March
Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH
Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH is Nina and John Sessions Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Division Chief Emeritus in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is an expert in colon cancer, polyps and cancer epidemiology.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Rutala and Weber publish editorial in JAMA
William A. Rutala, PhD, Director of Hospital Epidemiology, and David J. Weber, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care, discuss disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes in the Oct. 8, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assocation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 9