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
- Effects of Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists in Patients With Primary Sclerosing CholangitisFew patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are exposed to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists, because of the often mild symptoms of IBD. We assessed the effects of anti-TNF agents on liver function in patients with PSC and IBD and their efficacy in treatment of IBD. ... read more
- Predicting response to rifaximin in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea: Is the answer blowing in the wind?Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional bowel disorder worldwide (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012;10:712-721). The diagnosis is based on a patient reporting a specific combination of symptoms, as defined by the Rome criteria: abdominal pain, which is related to defecation, associated with a change in stool frequency or form (Gastroenterology 2016;150:1393-1407). IBS is further sub-grouped dependent on predominant stool form, be that diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C), ... read more
- Development and Validation of Clinical Scoring Tool to Predict Outcomes of Treatment With Vedolizumab in Patients With Ulcerative ColitisWe created and validated a clinical decision support tool (CDST) to predict outcomes of vedolizumab therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC). ... read more
- Clip or Not to Clip After Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; Matter of Operator Preference Versus Polyp Characteristics
- How to Optimize Effects of Infliximab in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Incorporation of Plant-based Diet
- Just diverticulitis? A very rare complication of a very common disease!
- Mechanisms, Evaluation, and Management of Chronic ConstipationWith a worldwide prevalence of 15%, chronic constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal diagnoses made in ambulatory medicine clinics and is a common source cause for referrals to gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons in the United States. Symptoms vary among patients; straining, incomplete evacuation, and a sense of anorectal blockage are just as important as decreased stool frequency. Chronic constipation is either a primary disorder (such as normal transit, ... read more
- Progressive small bowel obstruction in a patient with the autoimmune syndrome APECED
- An Unusual Finding During EUS-Guided Gallbladder Drainage
- An unusual esophageal finding