Gastrointestinal

The latest gastroenterology news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

New partnership launches Carolina Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program

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.

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UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

UNC School of Medicine faculty members took on critical roles in amending diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide.

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UNC Liver Center partners with Halifax County physicians to improve hepatitis C care

UNC Liver Center partners with Halifax County physicians to improve hepatitis C care

Led by Michael Fried, MD, web-based physician mentoring yields an impressive rate of cure for patients of the Rural Health Group.

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UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s Disease

UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s Disease

A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept.

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Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.

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UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease

UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease

Their article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, explores the pros and cons of five different interventional approaches to treating gallbladder disease – a condition that affects more than 25 million Americans.

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Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012

Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012

A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.

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UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.

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Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Established by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals each year for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.

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Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

This award was established in 1941 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the American Gastronterological Association and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member.

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A Single-Cell Breakthrough

A Single-Cell Breakthrough

UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.

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Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food

Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food

A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes

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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.

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Baron named director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy

Baron named director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy

The UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology welcomes Todd Baron, MD, a nationally known advanced endoscopist. Dr. Baron comes to UNC from the Mayo Clinic.

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Sandler receives Distinguished Mentor Award from AGA

Sandler receives Distinguished Mentor Award from AGA

The Distinguished Mentor Awards, given by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), recognizes individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.

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Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

The large-scale, cross-sectional study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. David Ransohoff of UNC is one of the study's co-authors.

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Breaking Down Bacteria

Breaking Down Bacteria

Rita Tamayo, PhD, a UNC School of Medicine Simmons Scholar, takes on two dangerous microbes that infiltrate water supplies and hospitals.

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Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady

Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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