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
- P013 IBD 101: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR FIRST YEAR GASTROENTEROLOGY FELLOWSInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management is changing at a rapid rate, with the emergence of multiple new therapies and evolving care goals. In addition, the quality and quantity of IBD fellowship education is highly variable, based on patient populations and institutional expertise. Therefore, it is crucial to develop improved ways to educate our trainees. Here, we describe an educational initiative designed to familiarize first year gastroenterology (GI) fellows to key ... read more
- P163 DYSREGULATED MICROBIAL METABOLISM IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS INCREASES THE RISK OF CLOSTRIDIODES DIFFICILE INFECTIONClostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is recognized as a major clinical complication in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). However, the mechanism associated with increased susceptibility to C. difficile in UC patients remains poorly understood. Given the evidence that the gut microbiota plays a critical role in the prevention of CDI and that gut microbiota is perturbed in UC patients, we hypothesized that UC-associated gut dysbiosis contributes to the increased susceptibility of patients ... read more
- Information for Authors and ReadersClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology is the go-to resource on a broad spectrum of themes in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology. The official clinical practice journal of the AGA Institute brings you the best original research in the field with a unique combination of reviews, editorials, podcasts, video abstracts, and outcomes research—all supporting clinical practice. Articles on education, policy, and practice management highlight issues pertinent to clinicians. ... read more
- A New Blood Biomarker of Endoscopic Disease Activity: A Step Forward in the Treat-to-Target Paradigm for Crohn’s Disease?In this issue of Gastroenterology, D’Haens et al1 report on the performance of a new blood-based biomarker panel in assessing endoscopic disease activity in Crohn’s disease (CD). This discovery could be a step forward in the treat-to-target paradigm,2 which has shifted the goal of CD therapy from resolution of clinical symptoms only to a composite of clinical and endoscopic remission. Subsequently, the CALM study demonstrated the positive impact of a tight ... read more
- Cumulative Burden of Colorectal Cancer-Associated Genetic Variants is More Strongly Associated With Early-onset vs Late-onset CancerEarly-onset colorectal cancer (CRC, in persons younger than 50 years old) is increasing in incidence; yet, in the absence of a family history of CRC, this population lacks harmonized recommendations for prevention. We aimed to determine whether a polygenic risk score (PRS) developed from 95 CRC-associated common genetic risk variants was associated with risk for early-onset CRC. ... read more
- Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Proton Pump Inhibitor-Refractory SymptomsThere are few data on the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the United States. We performed a population-based study to determine the prevalence of GERD symptoms and persistent GERD symptoms despite use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). ... read more
- Identification and Characterization of Unique Neutralizing Antibodies to Mouse EGF Receptor
- Most Patients With Celiac Disease on Gluten-free Diets Consume Measurable Amounts of Gluten
- Exposing the Achilles Heel of Antibiotic Therapy for Pouchitis Using Microbial Function and CompositionPouchitis after J-pouch surgery for colitis is almost universal.1–4 Antibiotics, usually ciprofloxacin, metronidazole, or both, are the mainstays of therapy.5–7 In general, antibiotics are given in repeated courses or continuously and effectively reduce symptoms and inflammation.7 Previous work by this group has shown that patients with pouchitis had a less diverse microbiota with an increase in certain inflammatory bacteria that were correlated with pouch disease.8 In the current issue of ... read more
- Oncogenic Mutations in Armadillo Repeats 5 and 6 of β-catenin Reduce Binding to APC, Increasing Signaling and Transcription of Target GenesThe β-catenin signaling pathway is one of the most commonly deregulated pathways in cancer cells. Amino-acid substitutions within armadillo repeats 5 and 6 (K335, W383, and N387) of β-catenin are found in several tumor types, including liver tumors. We investigated the mechanisms by which these substitutions increase signaling and the effects on liver carcinogenesis in mice. ... read more