If you are a member of the SGNA and have selected Chesapeake SGNA as your region, you should received a ballot. The ballot is on the Chesapeake SGNA and Delaware SGNA merging into a new SGNA Region. Only those from the Chesapeake Region membership list on the SGNA website will be allowed to vote. Please do not forget to write your SGNA number on your ballot. Check your junk email. Contact: [email protected] if you did not received a ballot.
The Chesapeake Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
The Chesapeake Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is affiliated with the National Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA). CSGNA is a group of professional nurses and associates of various backgrounds whose goal is to provide optimal care to patients seeking treatment for gastrointestinal disorders. Gastrointestinal (GI) Nurses and Associates practice in hospitals, ambulatory endoscopy centers, and physician offices. We strive to enhance our own clinical knowledge through educational programs incorporating new concepts in an ever-changing technology.
The CSGNA is looking for enthusiastic members in making our Society the best that it can be.
Latest GI News
- Letter to the Editor- Treatment of Active Crohn’s Disease With an Ordinary Food-based Diet That Replicates Exclusive Enteral Nutrition
- Population Difference and Disease Status Affect the Association Between Genetic Variants and Gene ExpressionColorectal cancer (CRC) is complex human disease.1,2 Lu et al3 performed a genome-wide association study by analyzing 22,775 CRC cases and 47,731 controls without cancer in the Asia Colorectal Cancer Consortium. They identified 14 novel CRC risk variants at the genome-wide significance level of P < 5.00-08 in Asian populations.3 Lu et al further evaluated the association of these variants with CRC risk in European populations.3 They found that 6 of 14 ... read more
- Future Possibility of Mizagliflozin on Functional Constipation and/or Irritable Bowel Syndrome With ConstipationWe read the recent Selected Summary by Black and Ford1 on our article of the efficacy of mizagliflozin on functional constipation.2 We appreciate their interest on our article and would like to respond to their comments. Black and Ford described physicians’ difficulty in selecting new pharmacologic agents for chronic idiopathic constipation, including lubiprostone, linaclotide, plecanatide, elobixibat, and prucalopride.1 They concluded that the effects of these agents are comparative and that ... read more
- Factors Associated with Survival of Patients With Severe Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure Before and After Liver Transplantation: unanswered questions
- Accurate and Dynamic Monitoring of Pancreatic Endocrine Function Is Required in Discharged Patients With Necrotizing PancreatitisWe read with great interest the recently published study on the long-term follow-up of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis reported by Hollemans et al.1 It is an elegantly conducted study comparing the clinical outcomes between surgical step-up approach and open necrosectomy for an average of 7 years of follow-up. However, some potential biases need to be addressed. ... read more
- Fecal Microbial Transplantation for Diseases Beyond Recurrent Clostridium Difficile InfectionAs microbiome research has moved from associative to mechanistic studies, the activities of specific microbes and their products have been investigated in the development of inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Findings from microbiome research have already been applied to the clinic, such as in fecal microbiota transplantation for treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. We review the evidence for associations between alterations in the intestinal microbiome ... read more
- A Baby Girl with Failure to Thrive: Ultrasound as an Important Clue for Diagnosis
- New Ascites and Omental Thickening in Ulcerative Colitis
- A Case of Unremitting Diarrhea
- Opportunities for Innovation and Improved Care Using Telehealth for Nutritional InterventionsPhysicians and medical professionals are notoriously criticized for being reluctant to adopt new technologies into their practice. This generalization seems to be a stark contrast with the quick implementation of robotic-assisted surgeries or the constant development of new catheters and stents designed to replace surgeries of the past. The reality is that the medical community is reluctant to adopt certain types of technology. A more accurate summation might be that ... read more