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Notable science from DDW 2018

In a DDW Daily News video exclusive, DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, discusses four notable abstracts from DDW 2018 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elta highlights one abstract from each of the four DDW-sponsoring societies.


Is an HCV cure rate of 100 percent realistic?

Although antiviral therapy has led to a cure rate of more than 90 percent of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases, David E. Bernstein, MD, FAASLD, thinks more can be done to increase the cure rate. In this DDW Daily News video exclusive, Dr. Bernstein discusses several obstacles preventing patients’ access to curative therapies. He also addresses the benefits of HCV therapy and whether it’s possible to eradicate HCV and achieve 100 percent cure rate.


Experts review challenges in chronic pancreatitis pain management

Suresh Chari, MD, examined the medical and nutritional therapies for pain management in an ASGE Clinical Symposium on Sunday morning. “Pain is processed in some of the same areas of the brain as thoughts and emotions — structural damage or inflammation are not essential to experience pain,” Dr. Chari said.