Chesapeake SGNA + Delaware SGNA = Chesapeake Tristate SGNA
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
- Reply to Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in patients with liver injury
- High-Throughput Screen Identifies Host and Microbiota Regulators of Intestinal Barrier FunctionThe intestinal barrier protects intestinal cells from microbes and antigens in the lumen—breaches can alter the composition of the intestinal microbiota, the enteric immune system, and metabolism. We performed a screen to identify molecules that disrupt and support the intestinal epithelial barrier and tested their effects in mice. ... read more
- Lithophagia : Ingestion of stones
- Surveillance and Monitoring of Hepatocellular Carcinoma During the COVID-19 PandemicThe Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is expected to have a long-lasting impact on the approach to care for patients at risk for and with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) due to the risks from potential exposure and resource reallocation. The goal of this document is to provide recommendations on HCC surveillance and monitoring, including strategies to limit unnecessary exposure while continuing to provide high-quality care for patients. Publications and guidelines pertaining ... read more
- PTPN2 Regulates Interactions Between Macrophages and Intestinal Epithelial Cells to Promote Intestinal Barrier Function.The mechanisms by which macrophages regulate intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) barrier properties are poorly understood. Protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 2 (PTPN2) protects the IEC barrier from inflammation-induced disruption and regulates macrophage functions. We investigated whether PTPN2 controls interactions between IECs and macrophages to maintain intestinal barrier function. ... read more
- Calculating the Starting Age for Screening in Relatives of Patients With Colorectal Cancer Based on Data From Large Nationwide Data SetsAlthough colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines acknowledge the need for earlier screening for high-risk individuals, such as those with family history of CRC, there is limited information on how many years earlier these high-risk individuals should be screened; current practice is based on weak evidence. We aimed to provide risk-adapted recommendations on the starting age of CRC screening for individuals with different family histories. ... read more
- Faecal-oral transmission of SARS-COV-2: practical implications
- Global Burden of 5 Major Types Of Gastrointestinal CancerThere were an estimated 4.8 million new cases of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and 3.4 million related deaths, worldwide, in 2018. GI cancers account for 26% of the global cancer incidence and 35% of all cancer-related deaths. We investigated the global burden from the 5 major GI cancers as well as geographic and temporal trends in cancer-specific incidence and mortality. ... read more
- Fighting the battle against SARS-CoV-2 as gastroenterologists in Italy
- Inside the Mind of a Cereal Killer: New Insights Into the Effect of Celiac Disease on Central Nervous Systems FunctionAn impact of celiac disease on the central nervous system (CNS) and cognitive ability has been reported since at least the 1980s, although probable reports go back decades earlier.1,2 Despite this, the importance and even existence of neurologic manifestations of celiac disease has been questioned. This may be related to the fact that celiac neurologic manifestations may be mild and under-reported, and that a detailed neurologic evaluation is not part ... read more