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Dr. James McGee provides an update in gastroenterology. In his presentation, he highlights the most cited articles in gastro for the last 12 months, oral presentations at DDW, hot topics in UpToDate GI section from the last 6 months, hot topics from the last 12 months of Am J Gastro, a clinical focused scientific GI journal.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Diagnose and manage patients with different diseases related to gluten intake.
  • Describe the relationship between the gut microbiome and some common gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Outline emerging approaches to screening for colon cancer with and without colonoscopy.

Reading Resources:

  1. Afdhal N, Zeuzem S, Kwo P, et al; ION-1 Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2014;370:1889-1898
  2. Di Sabatino, Antonio et al. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2015; 13(9):1604 – 1612.
  3. Vazquez-Roque MI, et al. Gastro. 2013;144(5):903-911.
  4. Biesiekierski JR, et al. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011;106(3):508-514.
  5. Lebwohl, Benjamin, Leffler, Daniel. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2015;13(9):1613 – 1615.
  6. Halmos EP, Power VA, Shepherd SJ, Gibson PR, Muir JG. Gastroenterology. 2014;146(1):67-75.e5.
  7. Lacy BE, Chey WD, Lembo AJ. Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2015. Apr;11(4 suppl 2)1-19.
  8. Song M, Garrett WS, Chan AT. Gastro. 2015 May;148(6):1244-60.
  9. Brenner H, Altenhofen L, Stock C, Hoffmeister M. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Apr;13(4):717-23.
  10. Imperiale TF, Ransohoff DF, Itzkowitz SH, et al. N Engl J Med. 2014;370:1287-1297
  11. Chen JH, Ouyang C, Ding Q, Song J, Cao W, Mao L. Nutrients. 2015 Jun 11;7(6):4724-38.
  12. Chassaing B, Koren O, Goodrich JK, Poole AC, Srinivasan S, Ley RE, Gewirtz AT. Nature. 2015 Mar 5;519(7541):92-6.
  13. Lustig RH, Mulligan K, Noworolski SM, et al. 
  14. Obesity. 2015 Oct 26.
  15. Zhang C, Yin A, Li H, et al. EBioMedicine. 2015 
  16. Jul 10;2(8):966-82.
  17. Tilg H, Moschen AR. Gastroenterology. 2015 May:148(6):1107-19.


Dr. McGee has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant & Stockholder: Decision Sim, Inc.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 3/9/2016 | Last Modified On: 3/9/2016 | Expires: 3/9/2017

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