*EMBARGOED All research presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 16, 2017, at 8:00 am EDT.
Noteworthy Abstracts Highlight Cutting-Edge Clinical GI Science
This page is a gateway to explore the clinical GI science featured at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017. Here you will find award-winning abstracts, commentary and perspective from select authors of noteworthy findings, as well as tips to navigate the array of clinical research being presented at the WCOG at ACG2017 by investigators working to advance digestive health and improve patient care.
Do smokers face increased risk of certain GI conditions and diseases? Is IBD incidence rising worldwide? What impact can opioids have on C. difficile patients? Does it matter what time of day you schedule your colonoscopy? Is it conceivable to detect Barrett’s esophagus via a non-invasive, “electronic nose” device which obtains breath samples? Can probiotics help children with functional abdominal pain or chronic constipation? The authors of ACG’s Noteworthy Abstracts, selected by the ACG Public Relations Committee, provide additional perspective on their findings and explain what the clinical science means for patients. Following the links below, reporters can explore these Noteworthy Abstracts and author insights and connect with these researchers for media stories.
Tips and Tools for Navigating the WCOG at ACG2017 Abstracts
- Final Program Book for WCOG at ACG2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
- Review the Final Program Book. Look at pages 65-82 of the Final Program Book for the Plenary Session oral papers, some of the major science being presented at the meeting.
- WCOG at ACG2017 Itinerary Planner
- Tip: the online itinerary planner will help you access the full text of the abstracts. Visit this page to learn more about signing up for and using the itinerary planner.
- Award-Winning Abstracts (PDF): ACG’s Presidential Posters are highly meritorious projects selected by the Educational Affairs Committee, and the College recognizes excellent clinical research by organ-system category as well as research by fellows-in-training.
- Noteworthy Abstracts (Excel): Explore some of the papers and presentations selected by reviewers from ACG’s Educational Affairs and Public Relations Committees, a distinguished group of experts who suggested papers and posters with innovative, noteworthy and/or significant findings.
Author Insights from Noteworthy Abstracts
Nominated by the ACG Public Relations Committee, this group of abstracts features scientific findings that are innovative, noteworthy for the lay reader, relevant to those who suffer from common GI problems, and which represent a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of GI diseases. The Committee aims to identify novel and thought-provoking abstracts which reinforce key public health messages, such as the importance of colorectal screening, particularly for minority and at-risk populations, or which feature common GI problems in a new way.
- Oral 8 A National Survey of Burnout in Gastroenterologists, Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, ACG President (2016-2017)
- Oral 9 Evolving Trends in the Epidemiology of IBD in the 21st Century: A Systematic Review of Population-Based Studies, Gilaad Kaplan, MD, MPH, and Siew C NG, MBBS (Lond), PhD (Lond)
- Oral 17 Use of Diphenhydramine as an Adjunctive Sedative for Colonoscopy in Patients on Chronic Opioids: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Salman Nusrat, MD
- Oral 50 Probiotics for the Management of Functional Abdominal Pain in Children: A Cochrane Systematic Review, Morris Gordon, MBChB, MMed, PhD, University of Central Lancashire
- Oral 53 Toxin And Drug-Induced Hepatitis: A Nationwide Analysis of Temporal Trends, Cost of Care and Outcomes, Khwaja F. Haq, MD
- Poster 83 Implementation of a Defecation Posture Modification Device: Impact on Bowel Movement Patterns in Healthy Subjects, Rohan M. Modi, MD
- Poster 96 Smoking and Risk of Colonic Diverticulosis: A Meta-Analysis, Karn Wijarnpreecha, MD
- Poster 103 A Follow-up Study About Opioids in Clostridium difficile Infections: Lengthening the Road to Recovery and Hospital Stays, Elizabeth S. John, MD
- Poster 193 Is Colon Cancer Incidence Increasing in Women Younger Than 50? Results of Population-Based Study, Anas Raed, MD
- Poster 329 Gender Disparity in Academic Gastroenterology: The Under-Representation of Women Continues, Elizabeth S. John, MD
- Poster 613 Pressure to Breastfeed: More Harm Than Good? A Case of a Popular Supplement Promoted to Enhance Milk Supply Resulting in Elevated Liver Associated Tests, Anita Kumar, MD
- Poster 650 The Case of the XPloding Liver: Cholestatic Drug-Induced Liver Injury Secondary to N.O.Xplode®, Boskey Patel, DO
- Poster 695 Probiotics to Treat Chronic Constipation in Children: A Cochrane Systematic Review, Morris Gordon, MBChB, MMed, PhD
- Poster 701 Screening for Eating Disorder in High School Students Using the SCOFF Questionnaire, Reem Ghalib, MD
- Poster 1044 Comparing Risk Factors in Individuals with Conventional High-Risk Adenomas and Clinically Significant Serrated Polyps, Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS
- Poster 1078 Developing a Screening Test for Barrett’s Esophagus Using Electronic Nose Device Analysis of Exhaled Volatile Organic Compounds, Kavel Visrodia, MD
- Poster 1262 Correlation of Menstrual Distress to the Severity of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients, Anusha Shirwaikar Thomas, MD
- Poster 1408 Impact of Psychiatric Disorders on Clinical Outcomes After Liver Transplantation, Neil Bhogal, MD
- Poster 1411 The Best of Both Worlds: Impact of Remission of Hepatitis C on Glycemic Control in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes, Shradha Gupta, MD
- Poster 1425 Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Improves Microbiome Diversity and Liver Enzyme Profile in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH
- Poster 1482 Aloe Vera-Induced Hepatotoxicity, Maher Homsi, MD
- Poster 1569 Colorectal Cancer Screening Utilization in U.S. Colorectal Cancer Hotspots, Jannel Lee-Allen, MD, MUP, and Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH
- Poster 1805 Statins Reduce the Risk of Clostridium difficile Diarrhea: A Meta-Analysis, Sakolwan Suchartlikitwong, MD
- Poster 1884 Lynch Syndrome Screening: A Nationwide Physician Survey Focusing on Factors Influencing Microsatellite Instability Testing Decisions and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer, Jordan J. Karlitz, MD, FACG
- Poster 1931 Peppermint Oil Relieves Dysphagia and Non-cardiac Chest Pain Secondary to Esophageal Motility Disorders (EMDs), Mohamed Khalaf, MD
Author Insights from Endoscopy Showcase
Among those abstracts identified by the ACG Public Relations Committee were some of the significant and interesting science relating to endoscopy being presented at the WCOG at ACG2017. The Endoscopy Showcase features author insights on these abstracts.
- Oral 67 Incremental Yield of Dysplasia Detection in Barrett’s Esophagus Using Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy With and Without Laser Marking Compared to a Standardized Random Biopsy Protocol, Mohammad Alshelleh, MD
- Poster 351 Use of a Through-The-Scope (TTS) Doppler Ultrasound Probe to Guide Therapy of Suspected and Unsuspected Esophageal Varices, Morgan A. Sendzischew Shane, MD
- Poster 1066 Identifying a Mucinous Neoplasm Utilizing Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy: Branch-Duct Gastric Type Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm, Amrit K. Kamboj
- Poster 1926 Use of a Novel, Submucosal Tunneling Endoscopic Resection (STER) Technique for the Removal of Esophageal Leiomyoma, Madhusudhan R. Sanaka, MD
- Poster 2037 Full Spectrum Endoscopy versus Forward Viewing Colonoscopy for Adenoma/Dysplasia Detection: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials, Mohsin Salih, MD
- Poster 2038 Risk Factors for Delayed Colonic Post-Polypectomy Bleeding: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, MD
- Poster 2047 Association Between Colonoscopy Preparation Type and Simethicone Use in a Large Academic Center, Diana Plata, MD
- Poster 2049 No Difference in Adenoma Detection Rate Between Morning and Afternoon Screening Colonoscopies: A Single Center Study, Vimal M. Bodiwala, MD
- Video 5 Double Tunnel Endoscopic Submucosal Tunnel Dissection for Rectal Circumferential Laterally Spreading Tumor, Wei Gong, MD, PhD