The Doctor’s have compiled the following articles and diets addressing several important gastroenterological topics. Please select the topic you are interested in learning more about from the list below.
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Please follow the links below to the most frequented professional societies and organizations. By clicking on these sites you will find available a wealth of information regarding Gastroenterology.
Online Professional Organizations in Digestive Diseases
Celiac Disease Foundation
Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.https://celiac.org
The American Dietetic Association (ADA)
Online journal The Journal of The American Dietetic Association with abstracts; extensive list of nutrition related web sites for professionals and the public; searches for registered dietitians in any regions of US; very useful nutrition fact sheets for the public.http://www.eatright.org
American Gastroenterological Association
A well organized and sophisticated site; online journal Gastroenterology; practice guidelines for clinicians; public policy issues for the physician; practice management tools; gastroenterological locator service for all states in the United States; public discussion forum on digestive diseases.http://www.gastro.org
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Online journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; clinical practice guidelines; patient educational materials on endoscopic procedures.http://www.asge.org
Hepatitis B Foundation
Patient education materials about all aspects of hepatitis B with advice for patients and carriers; a “drug watch” for drug therapies in carious testing stages and information for those interested in participating in clinical trials; directory of hepatologists; glossary of useful phone numbers.http://www.hepb.org
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Practice parameters on common colorectal problems; informational directory of residency programs; ListServ for colorectal surgery community; well prepared patient brochures on common problems such as hemorrhoids.http://www.fascrs.org
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Online Journal Surgical Endoscopy; online bulletin “SCOPE”; clinical practice guidelines; position statements and standards e.g., on granting privileges for GI endoscopy by surgeons; information of fellowship programs.http://www.sages.org
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associations Inc.
Position statements on the role of endoscopy nurses in all aspects of endoscopy; discussion forum.http://www.sgna.org
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Up-to-date news on the subject; weekly data on national waiting lists on different organs; center specific data on graft and patient survival by state; help to patients on choosing a center.http://www.unos.org
Extensive materials for patients and professionals on Helicobacter pylori including its history, epidemiology, and current treatments updated by Barry Marshall, the discoverer of H. pylori; National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus statements.http://www.helico.com
United Ostomy Association Inc. (UOA)
“Ask the Doctor”–an online advice forum; patient education and self-care handbooks; FAQs on ostomy.http://www.uoa.org
American Liver Foundation(ALF)
Comprehensive and detailed patient education materials about liver diseases and prevention; liver transplantation and organ donation.http://www.liverfoundation.org
Wilson’s Disease Association (WDA)
Patient education and other literature; listserv for individuals afflicted by Wilson’s disease.http://www.wilsonsdisease.org
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Inc.
Instructional materials about all aspects of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; including concerns specific to women and children; weekly news updates; an online forum where questions can be directed to the specialists.http://www.ccfa.org
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
Educational pamphlets and fact sheets; a quarterly newsletter–“Participate.”http://www.iffgd.org