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New Advances and Insights in Gastroenterology Presented at College's 74th Annual Meeting
Date:10/21/2009

ty of those receiving either solution. The study also showed a significant improvement in the quality of bowel preparation when using split dosing with either preparation.

Researchers also evaluated a new oral sulfate solution (SUPREP(R)) compared to a large volume polyethylene glycol (PEG) and electrolytes solution (NuLYTELY(R)) in the ability to cleanse the proximal, or right colon, which has received increased attention as an important site of missed adenomas. In each case, the oral sulfate solution outperformed the PEG and electrolytes solution.

Largest Cohort Study to-Date Examines Barrett's Esophagus Prevalence Among Latinos

In the largest cohort study to-date, researchers studying the prevalence of Barrett's Esophagus (BE) in the Latino population found that the prevalence of BE among Latino males was on par with non-Latino White males, the segment of the population in which BE has historically been most prevalent.

Racial and Gender Disparities in Colon Cancer

Two new retrospective and cohort studies explore disparities in race and gender in the incidence and epidemiology of colorectal cancer. Female patients, in particular female Hispanic patients, are being diagnosed with more right-side, or proximal, colon cancers compared to the population in general. In addition, African-American patients, in particular African-American males, are reported to have the greatest proportion of advanced colon cancers compared to all groups. A related study shows that African-American patients are more likely than other ethnic groups to have multiple polyps, as well as polyps located on the proximal side of the colon.

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Monday, October 26, 2009, 12:30 p.m. PDT

New Technologies Advance GI Practice: From Diagnosis to Online Collaboration

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