Gatroenterology & GI Surgery

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AMITABH CHAK MD

Can a Swallowable Capsule Revolutionize Screening for Esophageal Cancer

 UH Clinical Update - October 2018 Although the rate of many common cancers has declined, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased greater than six-fold over the past three decades. Furthermore, the outcome of this cancer remains...

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A Message from John Dumot, DO, Director, UH Digestive Health Institute

UH Innovations in Digestive Health - Fall 2018 Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers, but it's now the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Its prevalence has risen by about 0.5 percent annually for...

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New Barrett's Esophagus Screening Method in Development

EsoCheck offers a simple, affordable solution to support early diagnosis UH Innovations in Digestive Health - Fall 2018  Amitabh Chak, MD A little over a year ago, Amitabh Chak, MD, Gastroenterologist, UH Digestive Health Institute, UH Cleveland...

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Investigating Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

UH Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center advances clinical research and therapies to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis UH Digestive Health Institute - Winter 2018  Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD  Maneesh Dave, MD, MPH  Jeffrey Katz, MD A...

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New Trial at UH Rainbow Evaluating Treatment to Prevent Recurrent C difficile Infection in Children

UH Clinical Update - August 2018 The incidence of C. difficile infection is increasing in children. “We don’t have a good sense of why it’s on the rise in kids,” says Thomas Sferra, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at UH Rainbow...

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New UH Gastroenterologist Helps Patients Navigate Insurance Coverage for New Breakthrough Treatments for Hepatitis C, IBD

UH Clinical Update - August 2018 Treatments for hepatitis C have evolved rapidly in the past few years, with two new medications achieving prominence in the last year – Mavyret and Epclusa. “In patients without severe liver disease, these...

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