Gastroenterology News

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  • Adrenal Masses and Surgically Correctable Hypertension

    Monday, December 1, 2014  Mass General

    A surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital outlines causes of high blood pressure resulting from hormonally active adrenal masses, and the screening protocols to differentiate between them.

  • Studying celiac's infancy

    Friday, July 25, 2014  Mass General

    Maureen Leonard, MD, is looking for 500 newborns at risk for celiac disease. The third-year Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Pediatric Gastroenterology fellow is working with Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the Center for Celiac Research and division chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MGHfC.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Threat grows from liver illness tied to obesity

    Friday, June 13, 2014  Mass General

    Kathleen Corey, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fatty Liver Clinic and co-director of the Mass General Weight Center, discusses the link between obesity and the rise in liver diseases such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • Xavier appointed to Isselbacher professorship

    Friday, May 23, 2014  Mass General

    Ramnik Xavier, MD, chief of the MGH Gastrointestinal Unit and director of the MGH Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, was honored with the first Kurt J. Isselbacher Professorship in Medicine in the Field of Gastroenterology, an endowed professorship at Harvard Medical School.

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  • Frequently asked questions: LINX® system

    Monday, September 24, 2012  Mass General

    David Rattner, MD, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at the Mass General Digestive Healthcare Center, answers frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the LINX® Reflux Management System, a new treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • New Radiology and Endoscopy Techniques Are Improving Treatment of Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    Patients seeking care for pancreatic and biliary system disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Digestive Healthcare Center receive the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic treatments from a collaborative team of experts, including gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, pathologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and radiation therapists.

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  • Sweet Relief

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011  Mass General

    Dr. Ronald Kleinman, physician-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and expert in pediatric nutrition, weighs in on whether chocolate milk should be offered as a recovery drink for student athletes.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

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  • Incision-free gallbladder surgery

    Monday, June 29, 2009  Mass General

    On May 20 David Rattner, MD, chief of General Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center, performed New England’s first natural orifice surgery - completely incision free.

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  • Study reveals aspirin's colorectal cancer prevention mechanism

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007  Research

    Aspirin therapy's ability to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, an association seen in a large number of studies, appears to depend on the drug's inhibition of the COX-2 enzyme, the action that also underlies aspirin's usefulness for treating pain and inflammation.

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  • RNA interference is activated in human response to influenza, other important viruses - 12/5/2016, Research

    Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California, Riverside, have shown for the first time that RNA interference – an antiviral mechanism known to be used by plants and lower organisms – is active in the response of human cells to some important viruses.

  • Study links intestinal microbial population to production of inflammatory proteins - 11/3/2016, Research

    A study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and other institutions has begun to elucidate how differences in the gut microbiome – the microbial population of the gastrointestinal tract – affect the immune response in healthy individuals.

  • High animal protein intake associated with higher, plant protein with lower mortality rate - 8/1/2016, Research

    The largest study to examine the effects of different sources of dietary protein found that a high intake of proteins from animal sources – particularly processed and unprocessed red meats – was associated with a higher mortality rate, while a high intake of protein from plant sources was associated with a lower risk of death

  • Study reveals impact of antibiotic treatment, other factors on the infant gut microbiome - 6/15/2016, Research

    A comprehensive analysis of changes in the intestinal microbial population during the first three years of life has revealed some of the impacts of factors such as mode of birth – vaginal versus cesarean section – and antibiotic exposure, including the effects of multiple antibiotic treatments.

  • What our gut tells us about the 'hygiene hypothesis' - 4/27/2016, Research

    A study led by MGH investigator Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD, has found evidence that supports the hypothesis that early-life exposure to pathogens is beneficial to the development of the immune system and identifies interactions between bacterial species that may explain the increase in autoimmune and related disorders seen in western societies.

  • Regular aspirin use found to protect against overall cancer risk - 3/3/2016, Research

    An analysis of data from two major, long-term epidemiologic studies finds that the regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, a reduction that primarily reflects a lower risk of colorectal cancer and other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.

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  • Studies provide new insights into the genetics of obesity and fat distribution - 10/10/2010, Research

    An international consortium has made significant inroads into uncovering the genetic basis of obesity by identifying 18 new gene sites associated with overall obesity and 13 that affect fat distribution. The studies include data from nearly a quarter of a million participants, the largest genetic investigation of human traits to date.

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