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SGNA 47th Annual Course in Lousiville, Nov. 1-3 Cancelled

To be replaced by SGNA 47th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience In light of the continued risk to our community posed by COVID-19, SGNA’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel the in-person 47th Annual Course, rescheduled for November 1-3, 2020 (with pre-meeting events October 30-31) in Louisville, KY. In its place, we are excited to introduce SGNA 47th Annual Course: A Virtual Experience, ...

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PURE PROCESSING HIRES NEW CFO

Carrie Pasinski will lead finance strategy through evolving global economic conditions Pure Processing LLC, developer and provider of pre-cleaning stations, technologies and accessories for healthcare reprocessing departments, announces the appointment of Carrie Pasinski, an experienced finance and operations leader, as chief financial officer for the company. “The challenges of this historic COVID-19 era have reinforced the need for strong financial ...

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GI Issues in Kids With COVID-19 MIS-C May Muddy Diagnosis

— Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome symptoms could mimic less toxic GI infections, IBD Children and adolescents with COVID-19 who developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) often exhibited marked gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations, sometimes confounding diagnosis by mimicking GI infections or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a recent case series. In a chart review of 44 pediatric patients (ages 7 months to 20 years, ...

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New study sheds light on IBD patients with COVID-19

In an upcoming study to be published in Gastroenterology, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine report on the clinical course of COVID-19 and risk factors for adverse outcomes in a large cohort of patients with IBD collected through an international registry. When the COVID-19 epidemic started to unfold ...

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Yes, inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease are linked

A systematic review and meta-analysis at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease has determined there is a nine-fold increased risk of having IBD for patients with a previous diagnosis of celiac disease. Similarly, the risk for celiac disease is increased in IBD patients, though to a ...

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