DDW News


May 9, 2017

Hear the ‘Best of DDW’ in one session

Representatives from each of the four participating DDW® societies will highlight the top research abstracts presented over the course of this year’s meeting during Tuesday’s Best of DDW session. DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, and DDW Council Treasurer Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, will moderate the two-hour session, a perennial favorite for meeting attendees.


Society presidents gather at Women in GI Luncheon

The gastroenterology community welcomes female presidents of four GI societies (left to right): Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE, ASGE president-elect; Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, AGA president-elect; Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, ACG president; and Anna S. Lok, MD, FAASLD, AASLD president.


Hospitalized cirrhotic patients present multiple treatment challenges

Patients who are hospitalized with cirrhosis are in trouble. They may have hepatic encephalopathy leading to impaired mentation and possible coma. They may have acute kidney injury that requires a liver transplant. They may have portal hypertension leading to ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. And they may have potentially fatal variceal bleeding.