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					The American College of Gastroenterology
  Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course




          ACG 2006
          Preliminary Program


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Table of Contents

Message from the ACG President . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1

Schedule at a Glance. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2

Fellows in Training Events . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
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Featured Lectures . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4

Educational Programs
Needs.Assessment,.Faculty.Disclosures . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
Practice.Management.Course. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
ASGE-Sponsored.Endoscopy.Course. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
Recertification.and.Preparation.Update.Course. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9

3-Day.Board.Review. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
Pathology.and.Imaging.in.the.Evaluation.of.GI.Disease.Course. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
What’s.New.in.GI.Pharmacology.Course . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
Annual.Postgraduate.Course. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12
Postgraduate.Course.Faculty.Listing . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15

Annual.Scientific.Meeting. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
Annual.Scientific.Meeting.Faculty.Listing. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 26

Special Events.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 27
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Poster Presentations
Sunday,.October.22,.Posters.1–393 . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 28
Monday,.October.23,.Posters.394–791. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 48
Tuesday,.October.24,.Posters.792–1183. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 69

Exhibit Hall. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 89
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General Information. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 90

Registration Information. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 92

Registration Form.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 93
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Hotel Information. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 94

Hotel Map. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 95

About Las Vegas . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 96
Join Your Colleagues in Vegas for ACG 2006
The Premier GI Clinical Event of the Year!
Dear Colleague,


The countdown to the ACG 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course has
begun and in just a few short months, colleagues from across the U.S. and the world will be
in Las Vegas for ACG’s 71st Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course. Long
considered the premier GI clinical event of the year, ACG 2006 guarantees to bring you the
latest GI clinical information on cutting edge topics.


The educational program is varied and includes Friday courses, the two-day Postgraduate
Course, and the three-day Annual Scientific Meeting. ACG members may attend the three-day
Annual Meeting free of charge and receive discounted registration rates for the Friday courses
and the Postgraduate Course. Attendees can also choose from numerous learning luncheons
and breakfast sessions for a nominal fee. Information regarding the educational program
begins on page 5.


The educational programming isn’t the only reason to attend. Networking with colleagues and
sharing experiences from your practice are additional highlights of the meeting. You’ll find
numerous events where you can network with your peers and catch up with colleagues you
haven’t seen in a while.


In addition, the exhibitors will showcase the latest advances in GI technology, therapeutics,
publications and services. We have some exciting opportunities happening in the Exhibit Hall
this year that you won’t want to miss.


Because we recognize your schedule is likely jam-packed while you are at home, we’ve de-
veloped the meeting schedule to allow for some downtime so you can enjoy your time in Las
Vegas and not feel rushed from one session to the next. You’ll find many exciting things to
do and see in Las Vegas and you can find more information about Las Vegas on page 96. In
addition, we’ve added many more hotels to the list of ACG 2006 hotels. See the complete list
along with a map on pages 94–95.


I hope you join me in Las Vegas for ACG 2006, ACG’s 71st Annual Scientific Meeting and
Postgraduate Course. I am certain, like me, that you’ll leave Las Vegas feeling refreshed
and re-energized about your profession. Registration and housing for ACG 2006 is now open.
You can find information about each beginning on page 90.


Sincerely,




Jack A. DiPalma, M.D., FACG




                               1          For more information on ACG 2006 and to register, visit www.acgmeetings.org
    Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, October 19 and                    Saturday, October 21                   Sunday, October 22             Monday, October 23
Friday, October 20
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19                        Continental Breakfast                  Continental Breakfast          Registration
                                            Venetian Foyer                         Venetian Foyer                 Level 1 Registration Area
Registration                                7:00 am-7:45 am                        7:00 am-7:45 am                7:00 am-5:15 pm
Level 1 Registration Area
6:00 pm-8:00 pm                             Registration                           Registration                   Auxiliary Registration/
                                            Level 1 Registration Area              Level 1 Registration Area      Hospitality Suite
                                            7:00 am-4:30 pm                        7:00 am-6:30 pm                See Physician Registration
                                                                                                                  Desk for location.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20                          Postgraduate Course                    Auxiliary Registration         8:00 am-4:00 pm
                                            Venetian E, F, K, L                    See Physician Registration
Continental Breakfast                       7:50 am-4:30 pm                        Desk for location.             ACG Store
Venetian Foyer West                                                                8:00 am-4:00 pm                Venetian Foyer
6:30 am-8:00 am                             ACG Store                                                             8:00 am-4:30 pm
                                            Venetian Foyer                         Postgraduate Course
Registration                                8:00 am-4:30 pm                        Venetian E, F, K, L            Job Forum
Level 1 Registration Area                                                          7:50 am-4:30 pm                Room 702-703
6:30 am-8:00 pm                             David Sun Lecture                                                     8:00 am-5:00 pm
                                            Venetian E, F, K, L                    ACG Store
Pathology and Imaging                       10:00 am-10:30 am                      Venetian Foyer                 Annual Meeting
in the Evalution of                                                                8:00 am-4:30 pm                Venetian E, F, K, L
GI Disease Course                           Optional Learning                                                     8:00 am-5:15 pm
Bellini Ballroom                            Luncheons                              Job Forum
7:00 am-12:30 pm                            (Ticket required. See ticket           Room 702-703                   Presidential Address
                                            for room assignment.)                  8:00 am-5:00 pm                Venetian E, F, K, L
Practice Management                         12:00 noon-1:30 pm                                                    9:00 am-9:30 am
Seminar                                                                            Optional Learning              Exhibit Hall Open
Venetian C-D                                Career Opportunities                   Luncheons                      Exhibit Hall C
7:45 am-4:15 pm                             for Women in GI                        (Ticket required. See ticket
                                                                                                                  9:30 am-4:00 pm
                                            Room 904                               for room assignment.)
ASGE-Sponsored                              12:00 noon-1:30 pm                     12:00 noon-1:30 pm             Poster Sessions
Endoscopy Course                                                                                                  Exhibit Hall C
Venetian A-B                                GI Jeopardy                            Poster Sessions                10:30 am-4:00 pm
8:00 am-5:00 pm                             Room 804-806                           Exhibit Hall C
                                            4:45 pm-6:15 pm                        3:30 pm-7:00 pm                Lunch Break
ACG Store                                                                                                         Food available for
Venetian Foyer                                                                     Exhibit Hall Open              purchase in Exhibit Hall C.
12:00 noon-6:00 pm                                                                 Exhibit Hall C                 12:15 pm-2:00 pm
                                                                                   3:30 pm-7:00 pm
GI Pharmacology Course                                                                                            FAQ Session – IBD
Bellini Ballroom                                                                   Trainees’ Forum                Exhibit Hall C
1:15 pm-4:15 pm                                                                    Room 1001-1003                 12:30 pm-1:00 pm
                                                                                   4:45 pm-6:15 pm
Recertification Preparation                                                                                        FAQ Session – Liver
and Update Course                                                                  Alumni Receptions              Exhibit Hall C
Venetian F                                                                         Consult ACG Registration       1:15 pm-1:45 pm
5:00 pm-9:00 pm                                                                    Area for room locations.
                                                                                   5:00 pm-6:00 pm                American Journal of
                                                                                                                  Gastroenterology Lecture
                                                                                   Women and Minorities           Venetian E, F, K, L
                                                                                   in GI Reception                2:40 pm-3:20 pm
                                                                                   Room 501-502
                                                                                   5:30 pm-6:30 pm                ACG Business Meeting
                                                                                                                  Venetian E, L
                                                                                                                  5:30 pm-6:00 pm
                                                                                                                  International Reception
                                                                                                                  Room 2101
                                                                                                                  6:00 pm-7:00 pm
                                                                                                                  Presidential Reception
                                                                                                                  Veronese Ballroom
                                                                                                                  7:00 pm-9:00 pm
For more information on ACG 2006 and to register, visit www.acgmeetings.org.
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                                                                                                   Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, October 24            Wednesday, October 25
                                                                  Fellows-in-Training Events
                                                                  GI Jeopardy: Buzz In for Your Training Program
Optional Breakfast             Optional Breakfast                 Saturday, October 21
Sessions                       Sessions                           4:45 pm–6:15 pm • Room 804
(Ticket required. See ticket   (Ticket required. See ticket
                                                                  ACG’s favorite quiz show, GI Jeopardy, will be back again in 2006.
for room assignment.)          for room assignment.)
6:45 am-8:30 am                6:45 am-8:30 am                    To become a contestant, you must be a fellow-in-training, but all
                                                                  are welcome to attend the competitive final round, a spirited GI
Registration                   Registration                       version of the television classic. The competition begins in July with
Level 1 Registration Area      Level 1 Registration Area          a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of
6:45 am-6:00 pm                6:45 am-12:30 pm                   fellows will take a 45-question online test on a variety of GI organs
                                                                  and diseases. The top five scoring programs will then be invited to
Auxiliary Registration/        Auxiliary Registration/            send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at the
Hospitality Suite              Hospitality Suite                  2006 ACG Postgraduate Course. Travel expenses for the teams will
See Physician Registration     See Physician Registration         be covered by ACG. Last year’s GI Jeopardy finalists were supported
Desk for location.             Desk for location.                 by more than 300 lively audience members giving the event a real
8:00 am-4:00 pm                8:00 am-12:30 pm                   game show atmosphere. Visit the Trainees’ section of the ACG web-
                                                                  site for further details on how to participate.
ACG Store                      ACG Store
Venetian Foyer                 Venetian Foyer
8:00 am-4:30 pm                8:00 am-12:00 noon                 Trainees’ Forum:
                                                                  Tools for Finding Your Ideal Job & Practice Environment
Job Forum                      Job Forum                          Sunday, October 22
Room 702-703                   Room 702-703                       4:45 pm–6:15 pm • Room 1001
8:00 am-5:00 pm                8:00 am-12:30 pm
                                                                  Don’t miss this year’s Trainees’ Forum, “Scoping Out Your Future:
Annual Meeting                 Annual Meeting                     Finding a Job and Transitioning to Practice.” All trainees should
Venetian E, F, K, L            Venetian E, F, K, L                attend this event, scheduled for Sunday, October 22, from 4:45-
8:30 am-6:00 pm                8:30 am-12:30 pm                   6:15 pm, immediately following the Sunday session of the ACG
                                                                  Postgraduate Course. The program will include information on find-
Exhibit Hall                   Exhibit Hall                       ing the right job, the pros and cons of recruiters, and transitioning
Exhibit Hall C                 Exhibit Hall C                     into the first year of practice. The panel will include experts in the
9:30 am-4:00 pm                9:30 am-12:00 noon                 field as well as recent graduates. Short presentations will be accom-
                                                                  panied by ample time for questions. The program, available without
J. Edward Berk                 David Y. Graham Lecture            charge to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, will offer
Distinguished Lecture          Venetian E, L                      an opportunity for social interchange. Don’t miss out on this impor-
Venetian E, F, K, L            10:15 am-10:45 am                  tant information; it can help you take control of your career. Light
10:00 am-10:30 am
                                                                  hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Poster Sessions
Exhibit Hall C                                                    Job Forum: Where Candidates and Employers Meet
10:30 am-4:00 pm                                                  Sunday – Tuesday, October 22–24, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
                                                                  and
Lunch Break                                                       Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 am–12:30 pm • Room 702/703
Food available for
purchase in Exhibit Hall C.                                       Looking for a job? ACG’s Job Forum offers valuable networking op-
12:15 pm-2:00 pm                                                  portunities. With so many GI professionals convening in Las Vegas,
                                                                  the ACG Job Forum provides an ideal setting for applicants to share
FAQ Session –                                                     their credentials with employers and to review position openings
Functional Bowel                                                  across the U.S. and Canada. The Job Forum includes a mechanism
Exhibit Hall C                                                    for the exchange of CVs and a message service to connect employ-
12:30 pm-1:00 pm                                                  ers and job candidates. Visit www.acgmeetings.org to take advan-
                                                                  tage of this opportunity and fill out the necessary online forms.
FAQ Session –
Esophageal Disorders
Exhibit Hall C                                                                        Attention ACG Members
1:15 pm-1:45 pm
                                                                     Looking to hire qualified candidates? Post your job openings for
New Lecture – Emily Couric                                             free at the ACG 2006 Job Forum. You can schedule on-site
Annual Lecture                                                         interviews or follow up with prospective employees after the
Venetian E, F, K, L                                                    meeting. For more information on how you can participate in
2:00 pm-2:30 pm
                                                                     the ACG 2006 Job Forum, visit www.acgmeetings.org/jobforum.


                                                              3         For more information on ACG 2006 and to register, visit www.acgmeetings.org.
    Featured Lectures
David Sun Lecture                                                                  Emily Couric Annual Lecture
Natural Orifice Transgastric Endoscopy Surgery: Dawn of a New Era                   What is Needed to Transform Colonoscopy into a Truly Protective
Saturday, October 21                                                               Strategy Against Colorectal Cancer?
10:00 am – 10:30 am • Venetian Ballroom                                            Tuesday, October 24
                                                                                   2:00 pm – 2:30 pm • Venetian Ballroom
This year’s David Sun Lecture has been awarded to Anthony N.
Kalloo, MD, FACG, who will present “Natural Orifice Transgastric                    New lecture for 2006! Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG, has been desig-
Endoscopic Surgery: Dawn of a New Era.” Held during the Annual                     nated to deliver the inaugural presentation of the Emily Couric
Postgraduate Course, The David Sun Lectureship in Postgraduate                     Annual Lecture. The title of his presentation will be, “What is
Education was established by Mrs. Sun in memory of her husband,                    Needed to Transform Colonoscopy into a Truly Protective Strategy
Dr. David Sun, an outstanding gastroenterologist and investigator.                 Against Colorectal Cancer?” This new lecture was developed by the
The Lecturer, with a distinguished background in gastroenterology                  ACG, the Virginia Gastroenterological Society and the Old Dominion
or an allied field, is chosen by the Course Directors of the Post-                  Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates to honor Virginia
graduate Program subject to the approval of the Educational Affairs                State Senator Emily Couric (sister of Katie) who died of pancreatic
Committee and the Board of Trustees. All who are registered for the                cancer in October of 2001. Senator Couric was a strong advocate
Postgraduate Course are invited to attend.                                         for health care issues, particularly in her instrumental work to pass
                                                                                   the nation’s first legislation mandating health insurance coverage
                                                                                   for colorectal cancer screening. All who are registered for the
The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture                                   Annual Meeting are encouraged to attend.
Colon Cancer Screening: When to Start and Stop
Monday, October 23
2:40 pm – 3:20 pm • Venetian Ballroom                                              David Y. Graham Lecture
                                                                                   The ‘Incredibly Simple’ Solution to the Cohort Phenomenon of
Join colleagues for a lively debate, “Colon Cancer Screening:                      Peptic Ulcer
When to Start and Stop.” David A. Johnson, MD, FACG, and ACG                       Wednesday, October 25
President-Elect will review the current guideline statements and                   10:15 am – 10:45 am • Venetian Ballroom
evidence based support for CRC screening and set the stage for
a controversial discussion on the age factor as a variance for appli-              This year’s David Y. Graham Lecture has been awarded to Amnon
cation of these issues. Providing the point/counter-point views are                Sonnenberg, MD, MSc, FACG, who will present, “The ‘Incredibly
Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH, who will deliver his view, “Screening                   Simple’ Solution to the Cohort Phenomenon of Peptic Ulcer.” The
Colonoscopy in the Extreme Elderly is a Reasonable Alternative,”                   presenter is chosen by the President and is subject to approval by
while Gregory S. Cooper, MD, FACG, will deliver his view, “Screen-                 the Board of Trustees. This named lectureship was established in
ing Colonoscopy in the Extreme Elderly Is Not a Wise Choice.”                      2004 in recognition of the many contributions to clinical gastroen-
This event is sponsored by ACG and Blackwell Publishing,                           terology made by David Y. Graham, MD, MACG. The lectureship
co-publishers of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.                         was made possible through a donation by Otsuka America, Inc.,
You can view previous AJG lectures and learn more about the                        and Meretek Diagnostics, Inc. Dr. Graham gave the inaugural
upcoming lecture by visiting www.amjgastro.com.                                    presentation. All who are registered for the Annual Meeting are
                                                                                   encouraged to attend.

J. Edward Berk Distiguished Lecture
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: New Disease or Old Friend in Disguise?
Tuesday, October 24
10:00 am – 10:30 am • Venetian Ballroom

This year’s J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture has been
awarded to Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG, who will explore the topic,
“Eosinophilic Esophagitis: New Disease or Old Friend in Disguise?”
Awarded to individuals prominent in gastroenterology or a related
area, the J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecturer is nominated by
the President and the appointment is subject to approval by the
Board of Trustees. The lectureship was established in recognition of
the significant contributions made by J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG,
to clinical gastroenterology during his long and distinguished clini-
cal and academic career. A nationally and internationally renowned
physician and teacher, Dr. Berk also served as ACG President from
1975-1976. All who are registered for the Annual Meeting are
encouraged to attend.




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                                                                                  ACG’s 2006 Educational Programs
NEEDS ASSESSMENT                                                        genetic markers or abnormalities as well as the unique chal-
                                                                        lenges posed by treatment of the pregnant patient, and those
Clinical gastroenterologists face ever increasing challenges            transitioning from pediatrics to adult GI.
in the delivery of care driven by advances in technology for
treatment and diagnostics, pharmacological development and              Scientific advancements and publication of new guidelines will
enhancements, increasing demands put in place by payors                 impact the medical treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s
and policymakers and GI patients armed with more informa-               disease. New approaches to the treatment of obesity are also
tion. These practical and very real challenges demand a strong          advancing rapidly. Constant refinement of disease management
working knowledge of state-of-the art scientific/medical diag-           objectives, as well as use of new pharmacologic therapies, will
nostic issues. The longstanding traditional and sound therapeu-         have an enormous impact on delivery of patient care to these
tic approaches and options need to be supplemented with new             populations as well as improvement in patient outcomes.
tools and evidence based care to produce optimal care and
the best possible results.                                              The need for rigorous, evidence-based evaluation of imaging
                                                                        advances poses new challenges in the treatment of a variety of
While GI practice must remain dynamic and change the way                conditions of the small bowel and the colon, which may impact
care is delivered based on reimbursement limitations, work              practice and create renewed demand for patient education.
force and therapeutic knowledge, changes must be instituted
in ways that don’t compromise quality of care. Indeed, emerg-           The links between the prevalence data on obesity, diabetes
ing systematic, sometimes indiscriminate, demands by payors             and numerous other GI disorders coupled with the advances
that procedures be done in one particular setting or another,           in treatment of gastric cancer, new technologies in endoscopy,
or otherwise substituting judgment for that of the treating phy-        procedure preparation and application of the updated guide-
sician are accelerating and are frequently inconsistent with            lines on the treatment of GERD in relation to the new pharma-
quality outcomes. Clinical practitioners find themselves dealing         cologic therapies available require practitioner update.
with the outcome of the widespread availability and transfer of
knowledge/information via the Internet, increased obligations           The growing problem of C. difficile disease, meeting the needs
regarding patient privacy under HIPAA, attempts to limit use            of the pre- and post-liver transplant patient and the screening
of specific pharmacologic sedation agents based on evolving              strategies for colon cancer, Barrett’s Esophagus, and irritable
state laws and financially driven payor policies as to who may           bowel syndrome require practitioner update to meet patient
administer each agent are requiring all clinical practitioners          needs, as well as treatment options.
to refine practice patterns and decisions. Furthermore, new
endoscopic treatment options continue to develop and these,             The challenges of risk reduction, increased practice efficiency,
together with constantly evolving science and introduction of           opportunities for improved reimbursement are perennially
new medications, demand constant evaluation and revision to             important issues in GI. Among the emerging issues are
the matrix on treatment options for individual patients.                establishing into the GI practice an appropriate paradigm to
                                                                        treat hepatitis and liver disease patients, as well as those with
ACG continues to emphasize education designed to improve                chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
timely diagnosis, through early screening, surveillance and
treatment of colon cancer, hepatitis, GERD and NSAID users
in an effort to improve prognosis for patients; clinical GI prac-       FACULTY DISCLOSURES
titioners operate to renew focus on proper training as privileg-
ing prerequisites are re-evaluated for institutions and payors          It is the policy of the American College of Gastroenterology
regarding endoscopic practice to assure the best possible               to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency,
screening for patients.                                                 and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities.
                                                                        Individuals participating in the planning or implementation of a
GI bleeding continues to be a significant challenge for pa-              sponsored activity are required to disclose to ACG any relevant
tients with GI diseases, including GERD and hepatitis, as well          financial relationship held within the past 12 months that may
as those patients who rely on regular pain medications. The             pose a potential commercial bias. Conflicts of interest will be
public and the health care system in general will continue to           identified and resolved prior to the beginning of the activity.
rely on GI clinicians to provide familiarity and awareness of the       ACG also requires presenters to disclose to participants any
associated risks and to develop the appropriate balance of risk         uses of drugs or devices mentioned in their presentations that
and benefit in pain relief.                                              are off-label or investigational.

Clinical experience combined with advances in genetics con-
tinues to mandate a renewed focus on GI disease in special
populations, minority populations, populations with specific



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    ACG’s 2006 Educational Programs
Practice Management Course
Friday, October 20, 2006 • 7:45 am – 4:15 pm • Room: Venetian C-D
Course Co-Directors: Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG and Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, FACG

Course Description                                                                 The Practice Management Course’s fundamental objective is
Learn ways to improve efficiency and increase profitability in your                  to improve the efficiency and sound business practices upon
practice by attending the 19th annual Practice Management                          which the clinical GI practitioner’s practice is based, in ways
Course. Course Directors Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, and Klaus                       that will enhance the prospects for quality patient experience
Mergener, MD, PhD, FACG, have organized a course that focuses                      and most favorable outcomes. The Course uses a proven
on efficient practices and updates in areas of interest to the clinical             model of didactic sessions and smaller break-out sessions to
gastroenterologist.                                                                deliver this information to attendees. The course will include
                                                                                   sessions on successful contracting, key coding issues to assure
The Practice Management Course is an ideal educational program                     accuracy, improving the administration of your practice, and
designed for the physician responsible for managing a practice, as                 physician management issues. The afternoon will consist of
well as office administrators. In addition to presentations by several              breakout sessions selected by attendees to provide an op-
physicians who are running successful practices, the faculty also                  portunity to discuss specific issues and concepts in a smaller
includes business leaders who are well-known in their field.                        group setting so attendees can leave the course with practical
                                                                                   suggestions to improve delivery of care.
• Michael A. Sachs, Chairman, sg2, is a noted healthcare industry
  strategist and visionary. Under his leadership, sg2 analyzes the                 Program Objectives
  impact of changes in the business and technology of health-                      Upon completion of this program attendees will:
  care.                                                                               •   Improve their knowledge of mechanisms to create a
                                                                                          financially sound administrative structure for delivery
• Rodney F. Hochman, MD, Executive Vice President, Sentara                                of patient care.
  Healthcare, is responsible for the operations of four hospitals.                    •   Gain a fresh perspective on critical components and
  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow                          administrative processes to facilitate effective opera-
  of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of                                tion of the GI practice, including physician retention,
  the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Norfolk                           employee incentives and practice report cards.
  Academy of Medicine.                                                                •   Evaluate the practical aspects and financial impact of
                                                                                          joint ventures between hospitals and physician groups
• Daniel Zismer, PhD, is Executive Vice President of Essentia                             to determine if these relationships are of benefit to
  Health, an integrated health system with assets in nine states.                         their practice.
                                                                                      •   Achieve an understanding of financial benchmarking
Additional faculty for the course include:                                                as a tool to conducting an efficient practice that is
R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG                                                                compatible with excellence in patient outcomes.
Ingram M. Roberts, MD, FACG                                                           •   Be equipped to evaluate cutting edge technological
James B. Wagonfeld, MD, FACG                                                              solutions to medical office management including the
Edward L. Cattau, Jr., MD, FACG                                                           introduction and use of electronic medical record-
Chalmers M. Nunn, Jr., MD                                                                 keeping.
John W. Popp, Jr., MD, FACG                                                           •   Attain an updated status report on recent and poten-
James S. Leavitt, MD                                                                      tial changes relating to billing and coding issues.

In addition, Frank Chapman, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of                         Accreditation
Ashville GI Associates, will lead the Administrators Networking                    The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by
Session and Workshop.                                                              the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to
                                                                                   provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Program Description
Delivery of high quality patient care can be enhanced though                       The American College of Gastroenterology designates this
use of efficient practice management. Improving practice ef-                        educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1
ficiency through the judicious use of sound, patient-friendly                       Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
business practices is made more critical with the increasing                       with the extent of their participation in the activity.
financial pressures placed on medical practices in all settings.




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                                                                      ACG’s 2006 Educational Programs
Practice Management Course
Friday, October 20, 2006 • 7:45 am – 4:15 pm • Room: Venetian C-D
Course Co-Directors: Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG and Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, FACG

  Members/Fellows:     $225                                 1:20 pm–2:15 pm          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
          Trainees:    $0*/$150
                                                                          The Road Ahead
  All Non-Members:     $275
                                                                          Michael A. Sachs, Chairman, sg2
                                                                          Administrators Networking Session & Workshop
                                                                          Frank Chapman, MBA, Chief Operating Officer,
7:45 am     Welcome Announcements
                                                                          Asheville GI Associates, Arlene Davies
8:00 am     Keynote: Health Care…The Road Ahead:
                                                                          Physician Health System Relationships
            Technology and the Consumer
                                                                          Daniel K. Zismer, PhD, Executive Vice President,
            Michael A. Sachs, Chairman, sg2
                                                                          Essentia Health
9:00 am     Q&A
                                                                          Rodney F. Hochman, MD, Executive Vice
9:10 am     Developing a Practice Report Card:                            President, Sentara Healthcare
            Benchmarking to Excellence
                                                                          Chalmers M. Nunn, Jr., MD
            Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG
                                                            2:20 pm–3:15 pm          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
9:30 am     Coding and Reimbursement Update
            R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG                                    The Road Ahead
                                                                          Michael A. Sachs, Chairman, sg2
9:50 am     Q&A
                                                                          GI Clinical Quality Report Card
10:05 am    Break
                                                                          Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG
10:20 am    Can Hospitals and Physician Groups Work                       John W. Popp, Jr., MD, FACG
            Together? Creating Win-Win Joint Ventures
                                                                          Coding and Reimbursement Update
            Rodney F. Hochman, MD, Executive Vice
                                                                          R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG
            President, Sentara Healthcare
                                                                          Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, FACG
10:50 am    Building Successful Contracts
                                                            3:20 pm       EMR: Information Technology and the
            Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D, Executive Vice
                                                                          GI Practice
            President, Essentia Health
                                                                          James S. Leavitt, MD
11:10 am    Developing an Effective Office Incentive
                                                            4:15 pm       Adjourn
            Bonus Program
            Ingram M. Roberts, MD, FACG
11:30 am    Physician Retention: Change Your Model/
            Be Flexible
            James B. Wagonfeld, MD, FACG                    *ACG Trainee and Candidate Members only. ACG will waive the
                                                            usual $150 Trainee/Candidate registration fee for the Practice
11:50 am    Q&A
                                                            Management Course if your registration is received and pro-
12:05 pm    Lunch: Legislative Update                       cessed by September 29, 2006. Registrations received and/or
            Edward L. Cattau, Jr., MD, FACG                 processed after September 29 will be charged the $150 fee.




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    ACG’s 2006 Educational Programs
ASGE-Sponsored Endoscopy Course – Practicing Quality Endoscopy
Friday, October 20, 2006 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm • Room: Venetian A-B
Course Co-Directors: Amitabh Chak, MD, FACG, FASGE, and Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE

Course Description                                                                 ERCP
Endoscopic practice must be based on the tenet of ensuring                            • Techniques for biliary cannulation
the highest quality patient care possible. This full day course                       • Assessing indeterminate strictures
will emphasize principles that should be incorporated into all                        • Plastic vs. metal, covered vs. uncovered: when and
endoscopic practices. Experts will also describe novel endo-                            which stent
scopic techniques that are applicable to basic everyday issues                        • Appropriate application of endoscopic techniques for bili-
in upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and ERCP. A strong em-                                 ary disease
phasis is placed on case-based discussions that will bring out                        • Therapy of chronic pancreatitis pain
areas of controversy and allow the audience to interact with                          • Drainage of pseudocysts and more
panelists via an electronic audience response system. Quality                         • Evaluation of acute recurrent pancreatitis
indicators for the performance of gastrointestinal endoscopic                         • Appropriate application of endoscopic techniques in
procedures developed by ASGE and ACG will be introduced.                                pancreatitis

Intended Audience                                                                  Colonoscopy
This course has been specifically designed for those practitio-                        • Techniques and accessories for resecting large sessile
ners in gastrointestinal endoscopy, especially gastroenterologists                       polyps
and gastrointestinal surgeons, as well as fellows in training.                        • Urgent colonoscopy for acute colonic bleeding
The program will educate on state-of-the-art endoscopic tech-                         • Applications for colonic stents
niques and devices as well as quality indicators in endoscopic                        • Appropriate application of colonoscopy
procedures. This course is equally relevant to those in private
practice and academic practice.                                                    Course Co-Directors
                                                                                   Amitabh Chak, MD, FACG, FASGE, Case University Hospital of Cleveland,
                                                                                      Cleveland, OH
Course Objectives                                                                  Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
                                                                                   Faculty
    1. Define indicators for the performance of gastrointestinal                    Marcia I. Canto, MD, FASGE, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
       endoscopic procedures that can be incorporated into                         Grace H. Elta, MD, FACG, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
       their practice to assure quality patient care.                              Doug O. Faigel, MD, FACG, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
    2. Interpret principles that improve the quality and effi-                      Gary W. Falk, MD, FACG, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
       ciency of pre-procedural and post-procedural care.                          Lauren B. Gerson, MD, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
                                                                                   Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FACG, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
    3. Identify issues and incorporate new techniques that
                                                                                      Philadelphia, PA
       improve the management of Barrett’s esophagus.                              Robert H. Hawes, MD, FACG, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    4. Comprehend endoscopic techniques in the management                          Michael J. Levy, MD, FACG, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
       of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.                                         John L. Petrini, MD, FACG, Sansum Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Santa
    5. Understand the use of ERCP in managing pancreatico-                            Barbara, CA
       biliary diseases.                                                           Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
    6. Identify improvements in colonoscopy for the diagnosis                      Richard C. K. Wong, MD, FACG, University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
       and therapy of colonic neoplasia.
                                                                                   Continuing Medical Education
Experts in gastrointestinal endoscopy will address the following                   The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is
topics during this course:                                                         accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
                                                                                   Education to provide continuing medical education for physi-
Upper Tract Endoscopy                                                              cians. ASGE designates this educational activity for a maximum
   • Identifying BE: risks, costs, benefits, and rationale for                      of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only
      therapy                                                                      claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
   • Novel imaging approaches to high grade dysplasia                              in the activity.
   • Choosing endoscopic therapy for high grade dysplasia
   • Appropriate application of endoscopy in BE                                    For more information contact:
   • Choosing injection, thermal, or mechanical therapy                            ASGE, 1520 Kensington Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
   • Unsolved issues in non-variceal bleeding                                      Tel: 630-573-0600
   • Identifying small bowel bleeding source: push, capsule,                       Fax: 630-573-0691
      or double-balloon                                                            E-mail: education@asge.org
   • Appropriate applications of endoscopy in GI bleeding                          Web: www.asge.org/education
                                                                                               Supported, in part, by an educational grant from
                                                                                                        Boston Scientific Corporation.


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                                                                                  ACG’s 2006 Educational Programs
Recertification Preparation and Update Course
Friday, October 20, 2006 • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm • Room: Venetian F
Course Director: Brooks D. Cash, MD

Registration fee:      $100                                             Program Objectives
                                                                        Upon completion of this program attendees will:
Course Description
The challenges of quality patient care and optimal patient                  • Learn the scope of the substantive areas in organ sys-
outcomes seem to increase exponentially from year to year                     tems and disease management that they will need to be
through a combination of increased demand and burgeoning                      fully conversant in to successfully complete the exam.
information/treatment options relating to disease guidelines,               • Obtain a clear understanding of the most effective test
disease management recommendations, introduction of new                       taking approaches.
pharmacotherapeutic agents and devices. The clinical gastro-
enterologist needs to build on his/her educational foundation
regarding GI anatomy and disease states that lead to their              Accreditation
board certification and re-certification while distilling the es-         The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by
sence of new information and integrating it into their day-to-          the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to
day practice. The requirement for recertification has posed an           provide continuing medical education for physicians.
educational challenge for board certified gastroenterologists
who are trying to manage their practice with their educational          The American College of Gastroenterology designates this
needs. This program is designed for physicians studying for             educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1
their recertification exam who seek to increase their comfort            Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
level with the nature of the information they will be required to       with the extent of their participation in the activity.
know as they take the exam.
                                                                        Attendee Requirements
Using a new module developed by ACG under the leadership                Registrants are required to purchase the ACG’s Self-Assess-
of Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG, and approved for self-evaluation           ment Program for Maintenance of Certification credit ($60
credit toward ABIM Maintenance of Certification, faculty com-            ACG members; $80 non-members). Once registered, partici-
prised of gastroenterologists with expertise in selected areas          pants will be contacted regarding how to purchase the re-
will review some of the types of question topics and scientific          quired module. Attendees enrolled in the ABIM’s MOC program
rationale you will need to achieve awareness of/command over            who successfully complete this ACG module will be awarded
and be prepared to answer to be successful in specific recerti-          20 self-evaluation of medical knowledge points by ABIM.
fication component areas.
                                                                        Faculty
                                                                        Course Director – Brooks D. Cash, MD
                                                                        Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG

 NEW!
                                                                        Randall E. Brand, MD
                    Self-Evaluation Module:                             William D. Chey, MD, FACG
           ACG’s Self-Assessment Program for                            Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG
                                                                        Paul Y. Kwo, MD
              Maintenance of Certification                               Darrell S. Pardi, MD, FACG

            Available in Conjunction with the
       2006 ACG Recertification Preparation Course

       •   60 question module developed by ACG

       •   Ability to earn 20 self-evaluation of medical
           knowledge points toward ABIM Maintenance
           of Certification and a maximum of 4 Category
           1 CME credits

  Module cost: $60 ACG members; $80 non-members



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    ACG’s 2006 Three-Day Board Review
Annual Postgraduate Course • What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course • Pathology and Imaging Course
Friday through Sunday, October 20–22, 2006



THREE-DAY BOARD REVIEW                                                              This program is designed primarily for gastroenterologists and
                                                                                    others with significant involvement in diagnosis and treatment
Designed as a board review for the young specialist prepar-                         of GI and liver conditions and disorders who are interested in
ing for the exam, the Three-Day Board Review includes the GI                        an aggressive but scientifically sound approach to management
Pathology and Imaging Course, What’s New in GI Pharmacology                         of the treatment needs of GI patients with these conditions.
Course, and the Postgraduate Course. This collection of courses
is designed to provide a comprehensive update in basic science                      A comprehensive review will be conducted in didactic presen-
and help prepare attendees for specific topics covered in the                        tations from expert faculty, which collectively will provide broad
exam. Additionally, through the Postgraduate Course, you will                       coverage of organ systems. Optional, smaller group, “Meet the
learn better ways to integrate the newest tools in diagnosis with                   Professor” Learning Luncheons, together with question periods
the latest therapeutic/treatment alternatives to achieve optimal                    interspersed in the didactic sessions, and the choice among
outcomes, improve your awareness and ability to incorporate                         a series of breakout sessions in GI and liver clinical care will
patient care decision-making issues relating to common and                          provide ample opportunities for exploration of specific issues
not-so-common GI patient conditions, and enhance your overall                       and greater depth in focused areas and GI procedures and
                                                                                    treatments.
capacity to frame effective disease management strategies in
your practice. When you sign up for the Three-Day Board Re-
view, you will automatically be enrolled in the three designated                    Program Objectives
courses. See the Registration Form on page 93 for complete                          Upon completion of this program, attendees will:
pricing information.                                                                • Describe current screening strategies for Barrett’s esophagus
                                                                                      and colorectal cancer.
Program Description                                                                 • Weigh potential medical endoscopic and surgical interventions
The challenges of quality patient care and optimal patient                            as long-term strategies in the treatment of GERD, achalasia and
outcomes seem to increase exponentially from year to year                             dysphagia.
through a combination of increased demand and burgeoning                            • Advance their familiarity with the full range of treatment options
information/treatment options relating to disease pharmaceuti-                        in IBD including immunomodulators and surgical options.
cals and devices. The clinical gastroenterologist needs to distill                  • Implement up to date treatment guidelines for ulcerative colitis
the essence of new information, maximize practical endoscopic/                         and screening approaches for dysplasia in IBD.
procedural knowledge, and integrate this with his/her baseline
                                                                                    • Update their knowledge regarding the treatment of common
knowledge/experience regarding gastrointestinal (GI) and liver                        liver diseases including hepatitis B and C, autoimmune hepa-
anatomy and disease states. Matching the latest information on                        titis, cholestatic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,
new procedural and technological advances with the foundation                         and alcoholic liver disease, as well as improve awareness and
of solid cognitive knowledge about GI and liver organ systems                         management of complications of liver disease, including esopha-
and pathologies will permit the needs of the patient be ad-                           geal varices, refractory ascites, hepatorenal syndrome, and liver
vanced in today’s complicated health system. Starting with the                        masses.
objective of capturing the essential points of both scientific and                   • Incorporate into patient care decision-making issues relating
procedural advances, to effective patient treatments, this year’s                     to less common GI patient conditions such as assuring earlier
Course applies these principles with a focused look at major                          diagnosis of celiac disease, difficulties in treating gastroparesis,
GI and liver organ systems and diseases. The Course’s funda-                          and management of short bowel syndrome.
mental objective is to improve the gastroenterologist’s overall                     • Attain a more comprehensive working knowledge of diagnostic
capacity to frame effective disease management strategies.                            and treatment usages of endoscopy in areas such as capsule
Workshops, symposia and lunches provide updated perspectives                          endoscopy, GI bleeding, difficult colonoscopies, and challenging
on key GI and liver conditions/disorders and the procedural/                          ERCP.
technological baseline for sound diagnosis and treatment.                           • Develop a systematic approach to common pancreatico-biliary
                                                                                      problems including initial management of acute pancreatitis,
                                                                                      approach to cystic lesions of the pancreas and evaluation of
    New for ACG 2006                                                                  idiopathic pancreatitis.
                                                                                    • Identify evaluation and treatment options for functional abdomi-
    The 2006 Self-Assessment Test ONLINE.                                             nal pain in children and adults, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction,
    Advance purchase available for Annual Post-                                       and irritable bowel syndrome.
    graduate Course registrants only. See page 14                                   • Integrate the newest tools in diagnosis with the latest therapeu-
                                                                                      tic/treatment alternatives to achieve optimal outcomes in disease
    for details.                                                                      management of both common and unique GI disorders.



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                                                                               ACG’s 2006 Three-Day Board Review
Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation of                               What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course
Gastrointestinal Disease Course                                          Friday, October 20, 2006 • 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Friday, October 20, 2006 • 7:00 am – 12:30 pm                            Room: Bellini Ballroom
Room: Bellini Ballroom                                                   Course Director: Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG
Course Co-Directors: David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG                          Members/Fellows:            $150
and John F. Reinus, MD, FACG                                                       Trainees:           $110
                                                                           All Non-Members:            $175
  Members/Fellows:       $150
          Trainees:      $110                                            As more conditions are treated pharmacologically, there is an
  All Non-Members:       $175                                            ever-increasing demand on a physician’s time to keep up with
                                                                         the expanding list of pharmacologic treatments for GI and liver
Developed as an essential course for Board review, GI Pathol-            disorders. What’s New in GI Pharmacology provides an inten-
ogy and Imaging includes four mini-sessions, each devoted                sive review of key GI pharmacology issues. Attendees will learn
to pathology and imaging in a specific portion of the GI tract.           new options for treating acid-related diseases, the use and
The course faculty are recognized experts in their fields and             misuse of medications in patients with chronic liver disease,
pioneers in the development of new technologies and clinical             an update on pharmacologic therapies for IBD, the role of
paradigms. This course will address topics of special interest           antibiotics and probiotics in treating gastrointestinal diseases,
to the clinical gastroenterologist and their future impact on the        plus chemoprevention of GI cancer. This course is an essential
practice of medicine.                                                    component of the three-day Board Review.

Pathology and Imaging of the Liver and Gallbladder                       1:20 pm        Options for Medical Therapy for Acid
                                                                                        Related Disease: New and Old
7:00 am      Pathology
             John T. Woosley, MD, FACG                                                  Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG

7:35 am      Imaging                                                     1:50 pm        Manipulation of the Bacterial Flora in
             Alvin C. Silva, MD                                                         Gastrointestinal Disease: Antibiotics,
                                                                                        Probiotics; Indications, Outcomes and Risks
8:05 am      Q&A                                                                        Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG
                                                                         2:20 pm        Use and Misuse of Medications in Patients with
Pathology and Imaging of the Colon and Rectum                                           Chronic Liver Disease
                                                                                        Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
8:20 am      Pathology
             Heidi Rotterdam, MD                                         2:50 pm        Chemoprevention of GI Cancer
8:55 am      Imaging                                                                    Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
             Ellen L. Wolf, MD, FACG                                     3:20 pm        An Update on IBD Therapies
9:25 am      Q&A                                                                        Sunanda Kane, MD, FACG
9:40 am      Break                                                       3:50 pm        Q&A
                                                                         4:15 pm        Adjourn
Pathology and Imaging of the Esophagus and Stomach
                                                                           Accreditation — What’s New in GI Pharmacology
10:00 am     Pathology                                                     The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the
             Robert Petras, MD, FACG                                       Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide
10:35 am     Imaging                                                       continuing medical education for physicians.
             Christine Menias, MD                                          The American College of Gastroenterology designates this educa-
11:05 am     Q&A                                                           tional activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
                                                                           Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
                                                                           of their participation in the activity.
Pathology and Imaging of the Small Bowel and Pancreas
11:15 am     Pathology                                                     Accreditation — Pathology and Imaging
             Wendy L. Frankel, MD                                          The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the
                                                                           Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide
11:50 am     Imaging                                                       continuing medical education for physicians.
             Alec Megibow, MD
                                                                           The American College of Gastroenterology designates this educa-
12:20 pm     Q&A                                                           tional activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
                                                                           Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
12:30 pm     Adjourn                                                       of their participation in the activity.


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    ACG’s 2006 Postgraduate Course
Annual Postgraduate Course
Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, 2006 • Room: Venetian E, F, K, L
Course Co-Directors: Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG, and Jorge L. Herrera, MD, FACG

                                                                                    Saturday Learning Luncheons
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2006                                                          12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
7:50 am – 4:30 pm
                                                                                    Cost is $35.00 per person/per luncheon. Separate registration
                                                                                    is required. See Registration on page 92 for more information.
Session 1A: Colon
Moderator:       Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG                                             • Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents
7:50 am          Introduction                                                           David A. Gremse, MD, FACG
                 Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG                                           • Approach to the Liver Mass
                 Jorge L. Herrera, MD, FACG                                             Paul Y. Kwo, MD
8:00 am          Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal                            • Hepatitis B
                 Cancer – Who, How, and When?                                           Luis A. Balart, MD, MACG
                 Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
                                                                                      • Drug Induced Hepatotoxicity
8:20 am          HNPCC                                                                  Adrian Reuben, MD, FACG
                 Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
                                                                                      • New Imaging Techniques and Serology for Diagnosis of IBD
8:40 am          Fecal Incontinence                                                     Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG
                 Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
                                                                                      • Managing Patients with Refractory Functional GI Disorders
9:00 am          Evaluation of Chronic Diarrhea                                         Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG
                 Christina M. Surawicz, MD, FACG
                                                                                      • New Trends in Endoscopic Sedation
9:20 am          Microscopic Colitis                                                    John J. Vargo, MD, MPH, FACG
                 Darrell S. Pardi, MD, FACG
                                                                                      • Endoscopic Treatment of GERD
9:40 am          BREAK                                                                  Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG
10:00 am         David Sun Lecture – Natural Orifice                                   • Managing Refractory Constipation
                 Transgastric Endoscopic Surgery:                                       Arnold Wald, MD, MACG
                 Dawn of a New Era
                 Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, FACG                                          • Surgery for Obesity
                 See page 4 for more information.                                       Walter J. Pories, MD, FACG
                                                                                      • Maximizing Use of 6-mercaptopurine/azathioprine in IBD
                                                                                        Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG

Session 1B: Pancreaticobiliary                                                        • Practical Approach to Acute Diarrhea
Moderator:       Rayburn Rego, MD                                                       Richard W. Goodgame, MD

10:30 am         Idiopathic Pancreatitis
                 David C. Whitcomb, MD, FACG
10:50 am         Acute Pancreatitis – The First 72 Hours
                 Scott Tenner, MD, FACG
11:10 am         Approach to Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas
                 Rayburn F. Rego, MD
11:30 am         Pathophysiology of Gallbladder Disease
                                                                                    Accreditation
                 Cynthia Ko, MD
                                                                                    The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by
12:00 noon BREAK FOR LEARNING LUNCHEONS                                             the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
           (See listing on this page.)                                              to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

                                                                                    The American College of Gastroenterology designates this edu-
                                                                                    cational activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1
                                                                                    Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
                                                                                    with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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                                                                                  ACG’s 2006 Postgraduate Course
Session 1C: Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2006
Moderator:   Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG                              7:50 am – 4:30 pm
1:30 pm      Treatment Guidelines for Mild to Moderate Ulcer-
             ative Colitis
             Asher Kornbluth, MD                                     Session 2A: Liver
                                                                     Moderator:    Jorge L. Herrera, MD, FACG
1:50 pm      TNF Inhibition in Ulcerative Colitis
             Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG                              7:50 am       Introduction
                                                                                   Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG
2:10 pm      Treatment of Steroid Dependent Crohn’s Disease
                                                                                   Jorge L. Herrera, MD, FACG
             Maria T. Abreu, MD
                                                                     8:00 am       Hepatitis B – Who and How to Treat
2:30 pm      Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
                                                                                   Jorge L. Herrera, MD, FACG
             Victor W. Fazio, MD
                                                                     8:20 am       New Insights into Hepatitis C Therapy
                                                                                   Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
3:00 pm–4:30 pm     SIMULTANEOUS SYMPOSIA
                                                                     8:40 am       Autoimmune Hepatitis
                                                                                   Albert J. Czaja, MD, FACG
Symposium A – Barrett’s Esophagus                                    9:00 am       Cholestatic Liver Disease
Moderator:   Roy K.H. Wong, MD, FACG                                               Keith D. Lindor, MD, FACG
3:00 pm      The Short and Long of It: Epidemiology and              9:20 am       Refractory Ascites and Hepatorenal Syndrome
             Screening                                                             Arun J. Sanyal, MD
             Roy K.H. Wong, MD, FACG
                                                                     9:40 am       Break
3:20 pm      Surveillance
             Gary W. Falk, MD, FACG
3:40 pm      Cancer: Endoscopic Treatment Options
             Richard E. Sampliner, MD, MACG                          Session 2B: Upper GI Tract
                                                                     Moderator:    Jamie S. Barkin, MD, MACG
4:00 pm      Questions
                                                                     10:00 am      Dysphagia: Structural or Functional?
                                                                                   Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG
                                                                     10:20 am      The Refractory GERD Patient
Symposium B – Issues in Liver Disease                                              Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
Moderator:   Zobair M. Younossi, MD, FACG
                                                                     10:40 am      Helicobacter pylori: When to Test
3:00 pm      NAFLD – Detection and Treatment
                                                                                   and When to Treat
             Zobair M. Younossi, MD, FACG
                                                                                   Nicholas A. Talley, MD, FACG
3:20 pm      Alcoholic Liver Disease
                                                                     11:00 am      Capsule Endoscopy
             Arthur J. McCullough, MD, FACG
                                                                                   Jamie S. Barkin, MD, MACG
3:40 pm      Prophylaxis and Management of Variceal Bleeding
                                                                     11:20 am      Celiac Sprue
             Arun J. Sanyal, MD
                                                                                   Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG
4:00 pm      Questions
                                                                     12:00 noon BREAK FOR LEARNING LUNCHEONS
                                                                                (See listing on next page.)


Symposium C – Clinical Cases in IBD
Moderator:   Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
Panel:       William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG
             Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG
             Victor W. Fazio, MD
3:00 pm-4:30 pm     Cases and discussion
4:30 pm      Adjourn




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    ACG’s 2006 Postgraduate Course
Sunday Learning Luncheons                                                           3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    SIMULTANEOUS ENDOSCOPY WORKSHOPS
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Cost is $35.00 per person/per luncheon. Separate registration
is required. See Registration on page 92 for more information.                      Workshop A: Endoscopic Management of GI Bleeding
                                                                                    Moderator:   Loren A. Laine, MD, FACG
   • Hepatitis C: Management of Non-responders
     Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG                                                 3:00 pm      Peptic Ulcer Bleeding
   • Chemoprevention of Colon Cancer                                                             Loren A. Laine, MD, FACG
     Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG                                                       3:20 pm      Occult GI Bleeding: Evaluation and Management
   • Management of Short Bowel Syndrome                                                          John J. Vargo, MD, MPH, FACG
     Jon A. Vanderhoof, MD, FACG
                                                                                    3:40 pm      Diverticular Bleeding
   • pH Testing in Typical and Atypical GERD                                                     Dennis M. Jensen, MD, FACG
     Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
                                                                                    4:00 pm      Questions
   • Endoscopic Ultrasound in Clinical Practice –
     Utility and Indications
     Brenna C. Bounds, MD
   • GI Bleeding – Therapeutic Options                                              Workshop B: Challenges in ERCP
     Loren A. Laine, MD, FACG
                                                                                    Moderator:   Michael J. Levy, MD
   • Capsule Endoscopy in Clinical Practice
     Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG                                                      3:00 pm      Difficult Cannulation
                                                                                                 John Baillie, MB, ChB, FACG
   • Caring for the Pregnant IBD Patient
     Sunanda Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG                                                   3:20 pm      Large Biliary Stones
                                                                                                 Stuart Sherman, MD, FACG
   • Treatment of Achalasia
     Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG                                                         3:40 pm      Benign and Malignant Strictures
                                                                                                 Michael J. Levy, MD
   • Difficult Esophageal Cases
     Roy K.H. Wong, MD, FACG                                                        4:00 pm      Questions
   • NSAIDs and GI Toxicity
     James M. Scheiman, MD, FACG
   • Dysplasia Screening in IBD                                                     Workshop C: Challenges in Colonoscopy
     Bret A. Lashner, MD, FACG
                                                                                    Moderator:   Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
                                                                                    3:00 pm      Difficult Colonoscopy – How to Get to the Cecum
Session 2C: Functional GI Disorders                                                              Jerome D. Waye, MD, MACG
Moderator:       Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG
                                                                                    3:20 pm      The Large Colon Polyp – How to Remove It
1:30 pm          Gastroparesis – Is There Effective Therapy?
                                                                                                 Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
                 Robert S. Fisher, MD, FACG
                                                                                    3:40 pm      Future Directions in Colonoscopy
1:50 pm          Functional Abdominal Pain –
                                                                                                 Michael Wallace, MD, MPH
                 Management Strategies
                 Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG                                      4:00 pm      Questions
2:10 pm          Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction – Is It Real?
                 John Baillie, MB, ChB, FACG
                                                                                    4:30 pm      POSTGRADUATE COURSE ADJOURNS
2:30 pm          Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Update in Management
                 Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG


    New for ACG 2006! The 2006 Self-Assessment Test ONLINE
    Advance Purchase for Postgraduate Course Registrants Only – the 2006 Annual Postgraduate Course Self-Assessment Test ON-
    LINE. PG Course registrants may purchase in advance for only $50. The online test will track user responses, indicate the correct
    answer and provide overall/category scores. At the conclusion of the course, detailed explanations and bibliography (with links
    to PubMed) will be posted for user access. Any attendee who cancels their registration for the PG Course and has accessed the
    online test will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee in addition to the test price. After the course, the Self-Assessment Test ON-
    LINE will be available for general purchase. The price will be $75 for members, $100 for non-members. All PG Course registrants
    will receive a hard copy version of the 2006 Self-Assessment Test on-site with their course materials. PG Course registrants who
    purchase the 2006 Self-Assessment Test ONLINE will receive their unique log-in credentials for access to the test on or about
    September 1, 2006. Place your order when you register for the Postgraduate Course.


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                                                                ACG’s 2006 Postgraduate Course – Faculty Listing
Maria T. Abreu, MD                        Richard W. Goodgame, MD                        Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG
Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Mount       Professor of Medicine, Baylor Col-             Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Mayo          Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG
Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY        lege of Medicine, Houston, TX                  Clinic College of Medicine, Roches-         Assoc. Professor of Medicine,
                                                                                         ter, MN                                     University of Kansas School of Medi-
Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG                    David A. Gremse, MD, FACG                                                                  cine, Kansas City, MO
Vice Chairman, Dept. of Gastroen-         Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pediat-          Arthur J. McCullough, MD, FACG
terology and Hepatology, Cleveland        rics, University of Nevada School of           Chairman & Professor of Medicine,           Stuart Sherman, MD, FACG
Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH          Medicine, Las Vegas, NV                        Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepa-         Professor of Medicine and Radiology,
                                                                                         tology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation,        Indiana University Medical Center,
Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG                Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG                   Cleveland, OH                               Indianapolis, IN
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship     Professor of Medicine, University of
Program, Cleveland Clinic Founda-         Chicago, Chicago, IL                           Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG                    Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
tion, Cleveland, OH                                                                      Director of Gastroenterology and            Chief, Hepatology Section / Medical
                                          Jorge L. Herrera, MD, FACG                     Hepatology, Universty of Arkansas           Director, Liver Transplant Program,
John Baillie, MB, ChB, FACG               Professor of Medicine, University of           for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR       Virginia Commonwealth University
Professor of Internal Medicine,           South Alabama, Mobile, AL                                                                  Medical Center, Richmond, VA
Wake Forest University Health Sci-                                                       Darrell S. Pardi, MD, FACG
ences, Winston-Salem, NC                  Dennis M. Jensen, MD, FACG                     Asst. Professor of Medicine, Mayo           Christina M. Surawicz, MD, FACG
                                          Professor of Medicine, CURE Diges-             Clinic College of Medicine, Roches-         Professor of Medicine, University
Luis A. Balart, MD, MACG                  tive Diseases Research Center,                 ter, MN                                     of Washington School of Medicine,
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology,       Los Angeles, CA                                                                            Seattle, WA
LSU Section of Gastroenterology,                                                         Walter J. Pories, MD, FACG
Baton Rouge, LA                           Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, FACG                    Chief, Metabolic Institute, Brody           Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, FACG
                                          Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatol-          School of Medicine, Greenville, NC          Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Jamie S. Barkin, MD, MACG                 ogy, Johns Hopkins Hospital,                                                               College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Professor of Medicine, School of          Baltimore, MD                                  Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
Medicine, University of Miami,                                                           Professor of Medicine, University           Scott M. Tenner, MD, MPH, FACG
Miami Beach, FL                           Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG                of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa           Asst. Professor of Medicine, Mt.
                                          Asst. Professor of Medicine, Univer-           City, IA                                    Sinai School of Medicine, New York,
Brenna C. Bounds, MD                      sity of Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                               NY
Director, Endoscopic Training                                                            Rayburn F. Rego, MD
Program, Massachusetts General            Cynthia Ko, MD                                 Asst. Professor of Medicine, Univer-        Jon A. Vanderhoof, MD, FACG
Hospital/GI Unit, Boston, MA              Asst. Professor, Div. of Gastroenterol-        sity of South Alabama, Mobile, AL           Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterol-
                                          ogy, Seattle, WA                                                                           ogy, University of Nebraska Medical
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG                                                                 Adrian Reuben, MD, FACG                     Center, Omaha, NE
Director, Center for Colon Polyps &       Asher Kornbluth, MD                            Professor of Medicine, Medical
Cancer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation,      Assoc. Clinical Professor of                   University of South Carolina,               John J. Vargo, MD, MPH, FACG
Cleveland, OH                             Medicine, Mount Sinai School of                Charleston, SC                              Staff Gastroenterologist, Cleveland
                                          Medicine, New York, NY                                                                     Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Albert J. Czaja, MD, FACG                                                                Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic        Paul Y. Kwo, MD                                Professor of Medicine, Indiana Uni-         Arnold Wald, MD, MACG
College of Medicine, Rochester, MN        Assoc. Professor of Clinical                   versity Hospital, Indianapolis, IN          Professor of Medicine, University of
                                          Medicine, Indiana University Dept. of                                                      Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG                 Medicine, Indianapolis, IN                     Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
Professor of Medicine and Director,                                                      Chairman, Dept. of Medicine,                Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH
Div. of Gastroenterology, University of   Loren A. Laine, MD, FACG                       Temple University School of Medi-           Assoc. Professor of Gastroenterology
South Alabama, Mobile, AL                 Professor of Medicine, USC School              cine, Philadelphia, PA                      Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
                                          of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG                                                            Richard E. Sampliner, MD, MACG              Jerome D. Waye, MD, MACG
Professor of Medicine and Psychia-        Bret A. Lashner, MD, FACG                      Professor of Medicine, University of        Clinical Professor, Mt. Sinai School of
try, University of North Carolina at      Director, Center for Inflammatory               Arizona Health Sciences Center,             Medicine, New York, NY
Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC              Bowel Disease, Cleveland Clinic                Tucson, AZ
                                          Foundation, Cleveland, OH                                                                  David C. Whitcomb, MD, FACG
Gary W. Falk, MD, FACG                                                                   William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG               Chief, Div. of Gastroenterology,
Director, Center for Swallowing &         Michael J. Levy, MD                            Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic          Hepatology and Nutrition, University
Esophageal Disorders, Cleveland           Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Mayo             College of Medicine, Rochester, MN          of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH          Clinic, Rochester, MN
                                                                                         Arun J. Sanyal, MD                          Roy K.H. Wong, MD, FACG
Victor Fazio, MD                          Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG                 Chair, Div. of Gastroenterology,            Chief of Gastroenterology, Walter
Chairman, Dept. of Colorectal Sur-        Professor of Medicine, Hospital of             Virginia Commonwealth University            Reed Army Medical Center,
gery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH     the University of Pennsylvania,                Medical Center, Richmond, VA                Bethesda, MD
                                          Philadelphia, PA
Robert S. Fisher, MD, FACG                                                               James M. Scheiman, MD, FACG                 Zobair M. Younossi, MD, FACG
Chief, Gastroenterology Section,          Keith D. Lindor, MD, FACG                      Professor of Medicine, University of        Director, Center for Liver Diseases
Temple University Hospital,               Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic,            Michigan Medical Center,                    Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA
Philadelphia, PA                          Rochester, MN                                  Ann Arbor, MI




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    ACG’s 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting
Annual Scientific Meeeting
Monday – Wednesday, October 23 through 25, 2006 • Room: Venetian E, F, K, L
Join GI physicians from around the U.S. and the world for the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting promises to deliver the latest
clinical information on timely topics in gastroenterology. As an ACG member, you can attend the three-day Annual Meeting for free – there
is no registration fee. Choose from 12 symposia, networking events, and see the latest advances in technology and therapeutics from
exhibitors from around the globe. Additional breakfast sessions, 14 in total, will be offered for a nominal fee. Register today!


Program Description:                                                                Program Objectives:
Clinical GI medicine: remaining abreast of the refinements in treat-                 Upon completion of this program attendees will:
ments of long-standing GI disorders, integrating paradigm shifts about
new technologies and pharmacologic treatments of both major as well                    • Attain a broad understanding of new evidence changing tradi-
as less prevalent digestive diseases, and endoscopic treatment could                     tional approaches to GI patient care in specific diseases, as well
pose a never-ending challenge and quandary for the general gastro-                       as improving practice efficiency, coding proficiency, and risk
intestinal practitioner. Diagnostic and therapeutic options in GI patient                reduction/management more generally.
care proliferate unabated. Staying updated in GI and disease man-
agement skills is a central objective, attainable only with a focus on                 • Secure new information including a more comprehensive picture
grasping the essence of new advances, both the scientific and tech-                       of patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis includ-
nological, persistently evaluating pros and cons of new technologies                     ing weighing the evidence supporting the safety and effective-
such as narrow band imaging, high resolution esophageal manometry,                       ness of current and novel therapeutics as well as standard and
CT enterography, and endoscopic treatments for GERD and Barrett’s                        emerging serologic, endoscopic, and radiographic methods of
esophagus, are essential to being able to apply these new modalities                     diagnosis and disease assessment.
to achieve most desirable patient diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes.
Changes and refinements in science continue to challenge the capacity
                                                                                       • Attain a solid basis for understanding and placing new technolo-
of clinical practitioners to absorb new information and integrate it into
                                                                                         gies and endoscopic options—high resolution manometry, narrow
the framework of their patient care and decision-making skills.
                                                                                         band imaging, CT enterography, endocytoscopy, newer options in
                                                                                         small bowel imaging, and stenting in the proper clinical perspec-
A strong clinical GI meeting will offer an update of GI practice and                     tive.
disease management skills such as the following: recent or prospective
new pharmacologic advances in conditions such as inflammatory bowel
                                                                                       • Learn the best information on some emerging GI disease chal-
disease (e.g., introduction of several new or refined treatment agents),
                                                                                         lenges such as non GERD related esophageal disease, small
hepatitis—both B and C, functional bowel disorders, formulating
                                                                                         intestinal bacterial overgrowth, management of the post liver
management strategies to identify patients most likely to benefit from
                                                                                         transplant patient, colorectal cancer risk and screening and
treatment as well as the role for screening, practical applications of
                                                                                         prevention strategies.
new endoscopic technologies including questions and options relating
to enhancing safety and quality endpoints for endoscopic procedures,
options for optimal bowel preparation, thoughtful contemplation of the                 • Understand the changing patterns of C. difficile disease includ-
causes and prevention of colorectal cancer, new approaches on peren-                     ing new treatment strategies for recurrent and refractory disease
nial issues—the pregnant GI patient, treatment of special populations                    as well as prevention of C. difficile infection.
(e.g., cholestatic liver disease in children, and families with an inher-
ited tendency to serious gastrointestinal diseases such as colorectal                  • Be prepared to integrate the latest developments and expert
neoplasia, celiac and liver diseases).                                                   recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of acute pancre-
                                                                                         atitis, chronic liver disease, including practical issues in liver
State-of-the-art symposia will explore unresolved or changing issues                     disease integration into GI clinical practice and reimbursement,
on tools for diagnosing and treating acute gastrointestinal issues in the                and the mounting challenges of obesity, i.e., prevalent pediatric
hospitalized patient, Clostridia difficile infection, and acute and chronic               onset and pharmacologic and surgical treatment advances, viral
pancreatitis. Additional approaches are needed in special populations                    hepatitis, the broad array of issues in IBD with special attention
with GI disease such as treating the adolescent IBD patient and recog-                   to new treatment agents, and strategies toward preventing post-
nizing its role before the patient becomes an adult as well as pediat-                   operative recurrence.
ric functional abdominal pain. Practical patient-related, and in some
cases, practice efficiency options including coding updates and risk                    • Be familiar with the latest in treatment of discrete special
management strategies will be reviewed. Detailed coverage of refine-                      populations that may require specific knowledge and modified
ments and new advances across the spectrum of GI diseases/condi-                         awareness and approaches including the unique needs of the
tions will be explicated in the 12 plenary state-of-the-art symposia, and                pregnant patient, a range of issues for screening, timing, meth-
14 optional breakfast sessions which form the core curriculum of this                    ods for individuals at risk of inherited gastrointestinal or liver
year’s program. The program is designed primarily for gastroenterolo-                    diseases and the pediatric IBD patient.
gists and others with significant involvement in diagnosis and treatment
of GI conditions and disorders who are interested in an aggressive but                 • Be familiar with issues and new treatments in endoscopy in
scientifically sound approach to management of the treatment needs of                     practice management as well as coding controversies and
GI patients with these conditions.                                                       mistakes.




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                                                                                 Annual Scientific Meeting Agenda

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2006                                                9:00 am-9:25 am            Presidential Address
                                                                                                   Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG
8:00 am – 5:15 pm                                                                                  Introduced by:
                                                                                                   David A. Johnson, MD, FACG
                                                                                                   ACG President-Elect
7:00 am-4:00 pm        Registration
                                                                        9:25 am-9:30 am            Awards Program
8:00 am                Opening Remarks
                                                                        9:30 am-10:30 am           President’s Plenary Session
                       Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG
                                                                                                   Moderators:
                       ACG President
                                                                                                   Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
8:00 am-9:00 am        President’s Plenary Session                                                 David A. Johnson, MD, FACG
                       Moderators:
                                                                        7. Outcomes of Provider Ahderence to NSAID Prescription
                       Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG
                                                                        Guidelines
                       Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
                                                                          2006 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (ACG Member or Fellow)
1. Prior Endoscopy Does Not Improve Long-Term Survival from             Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSCE, Christine Hartman, PhD,
Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Among Unites States Veterans                  Hashem El-Serag, MD, MPH, Peter Richardson, PhD, Walter
Joel H. Rubenstein, MD, MSc, Amnon Sonnenberg, MD, Jen-                 Smalley, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX;
nifer Davis, MHSA, Laurence McMahon, MD, MPH, John M.                   Houston Center of Quality of Care and Utilization Studies,
Inadomi, MD, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI;            Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, Baylor College of Medicine, Hous-
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR; University of          ton, TX; Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System;
California, San Francisco, CA                                           Departments of Preventice Medicine and Medicine, Vanderbilt
                                                                        University, Nashville, TN
2. Cyclic Symptoms in Patients with Gastroparesis – Differences
from Non-Cyclic Patients Undergoing Gastric Electric Stimulation        8. Adalimumab Rapidly Induces Clinical Remission and
Jane Claire B. Williams, MD, Thomas Abell, MD, Stephen                  Response in Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn’s Disease
Weeks, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS        Who had Secondary Failure to Infliximab Therapy: Results of the
                                                                        GAIN Study
3. Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic               2006 ACG Governors Award Recipient for Excellence in Clinical
Retrograde Pancreatography (ERP) for the Prediction of Pancre-          Research
atic Exocrine Insuffiency (PEI)                                          William J. Sandborn, MD, P. Rutgeerts, MD, R.A. Enns, MD,
Tyler Stevens, MD, Darwin Conwell, MD, Gregory Zuccaro, MD,             S.B. Hanauer, MD, J.F. Colombel, MD, R. Panaccione, MD,
John Vargo, MD, MPH, John A. Dumot, DO, Cleveland Clinic                J.D. Kent, MD, P.F. Pollack, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;
Foundation, Cleveland, OH                                               University Hospital of Gathuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; Pacific
4. Intestinal Transplantation: Current Status and Future                Gastroenterology Consultants, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver,
Considerations                                                          British Columbia, Canada; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL;
  2006 ACG Governors Award Recipient for Excellence in Clinical         CHU Lille, Lille, France; University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta,
Research                                                                Canada; Immunology Development, Abbott Labs, Abbott Park,
Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, George Mazariegos, MD, Geoffrey                  IL; Immunology Development, Abbott Labs, Parsippany, NJ
Bond, MD, Guilherme Costa, MD, Rakesh Sindhi, MD, Kyle
Soltys, MD, Hossam Kandil, MD, Robert Squires, MD,                      9. The High False Positive Rate of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Stephen O’Keefe, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,           Serologic Markers in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pittsburgh, PA                                                          Allan H. Andrews, MD, Brooks D. Cash, MD, Dong H. Lee,
                                                                        MD, Richard Saad, MD, Jennifer Rai, BS, Corinne Maydono-
5. Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (EVL) Plus Propranolol (P)              vitch, BS, Cecilia H. Kim, MPH, William D. Chey, MD, Walter
and Isosorbide Mononitrate (ISMN) Versus Endoscopic Variceal            Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; National Naval
Ligation Alone in Secondary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding:           Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; The University of Michigan
A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial                               Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  2006 ACG Governors Award Recipient for Excellence in Clinical
Research
Anil Jain, MBBS, Ashish Kumar, MBBS, MD, DM, Pankaj
Tyagi, MBBS, MD, DM, Barjesh C. Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM,
Shiv K. Sarin, MBBS, MD, DM, GB Pant Hospital, New Dehli,
India                                                                    Accreditation
6. Objective Quality Control for Colonoscopy: Automated                  The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by
Extraction of Endoscopic Metrics from Video Files                        the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  2006 ACG Governors Award Recipient for Excellence in Clinical          to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Research
Piet C. de Groen, MD, JungHwan Oh, PhD, Wallapak Tavana-                 The American College of Gastroenterology designates this
pong, PhD, Johnny Wong, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;                 educational activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Catego-
                                                                         ry 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commen-
Iowa State University, Ames, IA; University of North Texas,
                                                                         surate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Denton, TX


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10. A Safety and Feasibility Study of Trans Oral Gastroplasty                       2:00 pm-2:40 pm       SIMULTANEOUS PLENARY SESSIONS
(TOGa™) for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity: Initial Human
Experience with Endoscopic Gastric Stapling
Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, Gerardo de Jesus Ojeda Val-                              SESSION I: Functional Bowel Disease
des, MD, Luis Favian Cuevas Herrea, MD, J. Stephen Scott,                           Moderators: Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG
MD, Roger de la Torre, MD; Washington University School of                                      Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, FACG
Medicine, St. Louis, MO; Hospital Regional de Octubre ISSSTE,
Mexico City, Mexico; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO                           13. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of
                                                                                    Imipramine in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
11. Are Pathologists Accurately Diagnosing Eosinophilic Esophagi-                   Heitham Abdul-Baki, MD, Lara M.N. El Zahabi, MD, Ihab I.
tis in Children? A 9 Year Single Academic Institutional Experience                  ElHajj, MD, Cecilio R. Azar, MD, Assaad Skoury, MD, Hani F.
   2006 Lawlor Resident Award Recipient
                                                                                    Chaar, PharmD, Elie Anoun, MD, Ala I. Sharara, MD, American
Nilseh P. Patel, MD, Kim R. Geisinger, MD, Ivor D. Hill, MD,
                                                                                    University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
                                                                                    14. Topographical Mapping of Esophageal Motor Function Dur-
12. Five Year Risk of Colorectal Neoplasia Among Persons with
                                                                                    ing Liquid and Solid Swallos Using High Resolution, Solid-State
No Neoplasia on Baseline Screening Colonoscopy: Final Results
                                                                                    Manometry in Patients with Non-Obstructive Dysphagia (NOD)
   2006 ACG/Olympus Award Recipient
                                                                                    Michael D. Crowell, PhD, Hack J. Kim, MD, Isaac B. Malagon,
Thomas F. Imperiale, MD, James D. Rogge, MD, Elizabeth A.
                                                                                    BS, Michele Moirano, PA-C, John DiBaise, MD, Virender K.
Glowinski, RN, Ching L. Cooper, Gregory N. Larkin, MD, David
                                                                                    Sharma, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ
F. Ransohoff, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana
Gastroenterology Research Foundation, Eli Lilly and Co., Inc.,                      15. Lactulose Hydrogen Breath Testing (LHBT) in Patients
Indianapolis, IN; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC                     with IBS and Controls: Differences in Methane (CH4) But Not
                                                                                    Hydrogen (H2)
10:30 am-11:00 am            Coffee Break – Visit Exhibits
                                                                                    Jason Bratten, BS, Jennifer Spanier, DO, Michael P. Jones,
11:00 am-12:15 pm            SIMULTANEOUS SYMPOSIA 1                                MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
                                                                                    15A. Hold for Late Breaking Abstract

Simultaneous Symposia 1A: Advances in Treatment
of Crohn’s Disease                                                                  SESSION II: Endoscopy
Moderator: Kim L. Isaacs, MD                                                        Moderators: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG
                                                                                                Ronald J. Vender, MD, FACG
     1.    Can We Prevent the First Surgery?
           Kim L. Isaacs, MD                                                        16. Multicenter Evaluation of a Shape-Locking (SL) Endoscopic
                                                                                    Guide for Small Bowel Enteroscopy
     2.    TNF Antagonists: Is One Better Than the Rest?                            Richard Kozarek, MD, Drew Schembre, MD, William Spaulding,
           William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG                                            BA, Lee Swanstrom, MD, Douglas Rex, MD, Virginia Mason
     3.    Safety of Current Therapy: Are We Doing More                             Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Legacy Health System, Portland,
           Harm Than Good?                                                          OR; Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
           James H. Lewis, MD                                                       17. Feasibility Assessment of Computer-Assisted Personalized
                                                                                    Sedation: A Sedation Delivery System to Administer Propofol for
                                                                                    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Simultaneous Symposia 1B: Update on Hepatitis B                                     Daniel Pambianco, MD, FACG, Christopher Whitten, MD, An-
Moderator: Luis A. Balart, MD, MACG                                                 nelies Moerman, MD, Michel Struys, MD, PhD, James Martin,
                                                                                    PhD, Johnson McRorie, PhD, Charlottesville Medical Research,
     1.    New Insights into the Natural History of HBV                             Charlottesville, VA; Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium;
           John J. Poterucha, MD                                                    Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
     2.    Understanding Current Therapies for HBV                                  18. Utility of a New Oblique Viewing Endoscope
           Luis A. Balart, MD, MACG                                                 James A. DiSario, MD, University of Utah Health Sciences
     3.    Who to Treat: Debate and Panel Discussion                                Center, Salt Lake City, UT
           F. Fred Poordad, MD                                                      19. A Randomized, Controlled, Double Blind Trial Patient
                                                                                    Controlled Sedation for Colonoscopy with Propofol/Remifentanil
12:15 pm-2:00 pm             Lunch Break                                            vs. Midazolam/Fentanyl
                                                                                    Jeff E. Mandel, MD, Jonathan Tanner, MD, Gary R. Lichten-
12:15 pm-2:00 pm             Poster Session                                         stein, MD, David C. Metz, MD, David A. Katzka, MD, Gregory
                                                                                    Ginsberg, MD, Michael L. Kochman, MD, University of
12:30 pm-1:00 pm             FAQ Session: IBD
                                                                                    Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
                             Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
1:15 pm-1:45 pm              FAQ Session: Liver
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2:40 pm-3:20 pm       The American Journal of Gastroenterology        TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006
                      Lecture
                      “Colon Cancer Screening:                        6:45 am – 6:00 pm
                      When to Start and When to Stop”
                      David A. Johnson, MD, FACG
                      Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH                       BREAKFAST SESSIONS
                      Gregory S. Cooper, MD, FACG                     6:45 am-8:30 am
3:20 pm-3:50 pm       Break/Visit Exhibits                            Cost is $35.00 per person/per breakfast session. Separate registration
                                                                      is required. See Registration on page 92 for more information.
3:50 pm-5:15 pm       SIMULTANEOUS SYMPOSIA 2

                                                                      Breakfast Session A: Challenges in IBD
Simultaneous Symposia 2A: New Toys for Enhancing                      Moderator: Sunanda Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
the Diagnosis and Treatment of Esophageal Disease:                       1. She’s Pregnant: How do I Manage Her IBD Now?
Good for the Gullet or Wild Goose Chase?                                    Sunanda Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Moderator: Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD
                                                                         2. Polypoid Dysplasia in IBD: Cut Out the Colon or the Polyp?
    1.   New in the Manometry Lab: Bravo, Impedance and                     Thomas A. Ullman, MD, FACG
         High Resolution Manometry
                                                                         3. When Does a Perianal Fistula Need a Surgeon?
         Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, FACG
                                                                            David A. Schwartz, MD
    2.   New Endoscopic Imaging: Capsule, Ultrathin Endoscopy,
         Chromo, NBI, OCT and Endocytoscopy
         Amitabh Chak, MD, FACG
                                                                      Breakfast Session B: Enhancing Performance
                                                                      in Your Practice
    3.   New Therapeutics in the Esophagus:                           Moderator: David A. Johnson, MD, FACG
         GERD, Barrett’s and Stenting
         Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD                                       1. Quality Indicators and How to Get Paid for Your Performance
                                                                            David A. Johnson, MD, FACG
                                                                         2. CPT Coding: Avoiding Fraud and Abuse
Simultaneous Symposia 2B:                                                   R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG
Bacterial Overgrowth: Hype or Hope?                                      3. Informed Consent and What to Say When Something
Moderator: Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG                                        Goes Wrong
    1.   Diagnosis and Treatment of Bacterial Overgrowth                    Andrew D. Feld, MD, JD, FACG
         Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG
    2.   Prebiotics and Probiotics                                    Breakfast Session C: The Gastroenterologist as a
         Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG                               Liver Consultant
                                                                      Moderator: Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, FACG
    3.   IBS: Is SBO Really a Factor?
         Mark Pimentel, MD                                               1. Pre-operative Assessment in Liver Disease
                                                                            Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, FACG
                                                                         2. Rational Use of Medications in Patients with Liver Disease
5:30 pm-6:00 pm       Annual Business Meeting
                                                                            Mark W. Russo, MD
                      College Members and Fellows invited
                                                                         3. Is a Liver Biopsy Really Necessary?
6:00 pm-7:00 pm       International Reception
                                                                            Paul Martin, MD, FACG
                      All International attendees invited
7:00 pm-9:00 pm       President’s Reception
                      All attendees invited
                                                                      Breakfast Session D: Nausea ad Nauseam:
                                                                      Update on Nausea and Vomiting
                                                                      Moderator: Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG
                                                                         1. What’s in a Name?: Functional, Psychogenic and Organic
                                                                            Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG
                                                                         2. Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and Rumination Syndrome
                                                                            David R. Fleisher, MD
                                                                         3. Shocking Development 2006: Use of Electronic
                                                                            Stimulation in the GI Tract
                                                                            Edy Soffer, MD, FACG

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                                                                                    22. Trans-Esophageal Endoscopic Ultrasound for Non-Small
Breakfast Session E:                                                                Cell Lung Cancer Staging
Esophageal Strictures: Stretch, Steroids or Stent?                                  Yan G. Bakman, MD, Mandeep S. Sawhney, MD, Amy M. Hol-
Moderator: Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG                                                   strom, RoseMary F. Kelly, MD, University of Minnesota, Minne-
                                                                                    apolis, MN; Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
    1. Are all Strictures Peptic?
       Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG                                                       23. Reduced Looping with a Computer-Assisted Colonoscope:
                                                                                    Initial Experience
    2. Steroid Injection
                                                                                    Ahmad Kamal, MD, Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD, Stanford
       Yvonne Romero, MD, FACG
                                                                                    University, Stanford, CA
    3. New Stents
                                                                                    24. Factors Affecting the Success Rate of Retrograde
       Todd H. Baron, MD
                                                                                    Double-Balloon Enteroscopy (rDBE): A Multicenter U.S. Study
                                                                                      2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient
                                                                                    Shahab Mehdizadeh, MD, Carol E. Semrad, MD, Lauren B.
Breakfast Session F: Family Matters: What the                                       Gerson, MD, Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, Ann Chen, MD, Drew
Gastroenterologist Should Know About Screening                                      B. Schembre, MD, Andrew Ross, MD, Derek Cheng, MD,
Relatives                                                                           Nancy Han, MD, A. Kamal, MD, Edwyn M. Harrison, MD,
Moderator: Hemant K. Roy, MD                                                        Kenneth F. Binmoeller, MD, Irving Waxman, MD, Richard A.
                                                                                    Kozarek, MD, Simon K. Lo, MD, GI, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles,
    1. Colorectal Neoplasia                                                         CA; GI, Univ of Chicago, Chicago, IL; GI, Stanford Univ, Palo
       Hemant K. Roy, MD                                                            Alto, CA; GI, Mayo Clinic, Scottasdale, AZ; GI, California Pacific,
    2. Liver Diseases                                                               San Francisco, CA and GI, Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA.
       Atif Zaman, MD, FACG                                                         25. A Non-Selective Cannabinoid Agonist Relaxes the Colon
    3. Celiac Disease                                                               and Reduces Post-Prandial Colonic Contractions in Humans
       Shelia E. Crowe, MD, FACG                                                    Tuba Esfandyari, MD, MSc, Irene Ferber, BS, Duane Burton,
                                                                                    Alan Zinsmeister, PhD, Michael Camilleri, MD, Mayo Clinic,
                                                                                    Rochester, MN
Breakfast Session G: Transplant Hepatology 101                                      26. Serrated Adenoma is a Risk Factor for Subsequent
Moderator: William D. Carey, MD, MACG                                               Adenomatous Polyps
                                                                                      2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient
    1. Appropriate Patient Referral: MELD and Beyond
       Kirti Shetty, MD                                                             Emily Glazer, MD, Vidushi Golla, MD, Robin Forman, DO,
                                                                                    Henry C. Bodenheimer, Jr., MD, Beth Israel Medical Center,
    2. Long Term Management of the Post-Transplant Patient                          New York, NY
       William D. Carey, MD, MACG
                                                                                    27. Smoking and Colorectal Neoplasia: Is the Risk for Women
    3. Disease Recurrence: Déjà vu All Over Again                                   Similar to that for Men?
       Thomas D. Schiano, MD                                                          2006 ACG/Olympus Award Recipient
                                                                                    Joseph C. Anderson, MD, Zvi A. Alpern, MD, Brendan J.
                                                                                    Wiggins, MD, Patricia M. Hubbard-Ells, ANP, Carol M. Martin,
6:45 am-6:00 pm              Registration                                           ANP, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
                                                                                    28. Decreased Miss Rates of Colorectal Neoplasms with
8:30 am-10:00 am             Plenary Session:
                                                                                    Use of Wide Angle View and High Resolution Colonoscope:
                             Endoscopy/Small Intestine/Colon                        A Prospective, Randomized Trial
                             Moderators:                                              2006 ACG/Olympus Award Recipient
                             Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG                        Tonya Kaltenbach, MD, Shai Friedland, MD, Ron Yeh, MD,
                             Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG                               Tohru Sato, MD, Roy Soetikno, MD, VA Palo Alto Health
20. Hydrotherapy Compared with PEG-ES Lavage and Aqueous                            Care System, Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA
Sodium Phosphate as Bowel Preparation for Elective Colonos-                         10:00 am-10:30 am      J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture
copy: A Prospective Randomized, Single Blinded Trial                                                       “Eosinophilic Esophagitis: New Disease
Joseph J. Fiorito, MD, Joan A. Culpepper-Morgan, MD, Scott                                                 or Old Friend in Disguise?”
G. Estabrook, MD, Patricia Scofield, LPN, Victor Usatii, MD,                                                Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
Jodi Cuomo, RPH, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT; Hydro                                                      Introduced by: Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG,
Health, Inc., Las Vegas, NV                                                                                ACG President
21. Initial Experience with Double-Balloon Enteroscopy at a                         10:30 am-11:00 am      Coffee Break – Visit Exhibits
U.S. Center: Technical Aspects, Indications, Findings, and
Impact on Care
Seth A. Gross, MD, Mark E. Stark, MD, Mayo Clinic,
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11:00 am-12:15 pm     SIMULTANEOUS SYMPOSIA 3                              2:45 pm-4:15 pm           SIMULTANEOUS PLENARY SESSIONS


Simultaneous Symposia 3A: Colon Cancer Prevention                          SESSION I: Liver/IBD
Moderator: David A. Lieberman, MD, FACG                                    Moderators: William D. Carey, MD, MACG
                                                                                       Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
    1.   Update on Screening and Surveillance Guidelines
         David A. Lieberman, MD, FACG                                      29. A Retrospective Analysis of Prognostic Demographic
                                                                           Features of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    2.   What’s the Hype? Hyperplastic and Serrated Adenomas               Veerpal Singh, MD, Hongyan Du, MS, Smita Patil, MD, Addi
         Robert E. Petras, MD, FACG                                        M. Gorchow, Randall E. Brand, MD, Hemant K. Roy, MD,
    3.   Strategies to Prevent Colorectal Neoplasia in High Risk           Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL
         Patients: HNPCC and IBD                                           30. Hepatitis B Virus DNA Levels, Genotypes and Histology
         Steven H. Itzkowitz, MD, FACG                                     in HBeAG Negative Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (CHVB) Infected
                                                                           Patients with Persistently Normal ALT, the “Inactive Carrier”
                                                                           Manoj Kumar, Chandana Pande, Syed Hisar, Shiv K. Sarin,
Simultaneous Symposia 3B: Refining Therapy for                              G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
Hepatitis C                                                                31. Hepatitis C, Metabolic Syndrome, and Inflammatory Markers:
Moderator: Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACG                                         Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination
                                                                           Survey (NHANES III)
    1.   Individualizing Treatment Strategies: Make the Shoe Fit
                                                                           Magda A. Shaheen, MD, Diana Echeverry, MD, Senait
         Richard K. Sterling, MD, FACG
                                                                           Teklehaimanot, MPH, Abbasi J. Akhtar, MD, FACG, Charles R.
    2.   Management of Relapses and Non-Responders:                        Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA
         If At First You Don’t Succeed
                                                                           32. Lamivudine Treatment for Severe Acute Hepatitis B –
         Kimberly A. Brown, MD
                                                                           A Controlled Trial
    3.   Novel Treatments for HCV: What is in the Pipeline                 Manoj Kumar, Sanjay Sathpathy, Rajneesh Monga, Kunal Das,
         Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACG                                           Syed Hissar, Chandana Pande, Barjesh C. Sharma, Shiv K.
                                                                           Sarin, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
                                                                           33. The Long Term Results on the Use of Cyclosporine in the
Simultaneous Symposia 3C: Pediatric Pearls                                 Treatment of Severe Ulcerative Colitis: A 20 Year Experience
Moderator: Steven J. Czinn, MD, FACG                                       Simon Lichtiger, MD, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
    1.   Evaluation and Management of Cholestatic Liver                    34. The Risk of Developing Crohn’s Disease After an Appendec-
         Disease: When the Light Doesn’t Work                              tomy: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies
         Wallace F. Berman, MD, FACG                                         2006 ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award Recipient
                                                                           Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, Brian L. Bressler, MD, Timothy Jack-
    2.   Chronic Abdominal Pain: Prelude to IBS?                           son, MD, Bruce E. Sands, MD, Morten Frisch, MD, Joshua
         Samuel A. Kocoshis, MD, FACG                                      Korzenik, MD, Harvard University, Boston, MA; Statens Serum
    3.   Pediatric IBD: Important Issues for the Adult GI                  Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Steven J. Czinn, MD, FACG                                         35. IBD Disproportionately Impacts Womens’ Personal and
                                                                           Professional Lives
                                                                             2006 ACG/Naomi Nakao Gender Based Research Award Recipient
12:15 pm-2:00 pm      Lunch Break                                          Roopa Vemulapalli, MD, Lauren K. Whiteside, MD, Dezheng
                                                                           Heo, PhD, Russell D. Cohen, MD, The University of Chicago,
12:15 pm-2:00 pm      Poster Sessions
                                                                           Chicago, IL
12:30 pm-1:00 pm      FAQ Session – Functional Bowel
                                                                           36. JOINT PRESENTATION
                      Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, FACG
                                                                           Higher Remission and Maintenance of Response Rates
1:15 pm-1:45 pm       FAQ Session – Esophageal Disorders                   with Subcutaneous Monthly Certolizumab Pegol in Patients
                      Joel E. Richter, MD, FACG                            with Recent Onset Crohn’s Disease; Data from Precise 2
2:00 pm-2:30 pm       Emily Couric Annual Lecture                          William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG, Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD,
                      “What is Needed to Transform                         Julian Panes, MD, Jurgen Scholmerich, MD, Juliet A. McColm,
                      Colonoscopy into a Truly Protective                  MB, CHh, Stefan Schreiber, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,
                      Strategy Against Colorectal Cancer?”                 Los Angeles, CA; Hospital Claude Huriez, Lille, France;
                      Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG                             Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; University of
                      Sponsored by the Virginia Gastroenterological        Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; UCB, United Kingdom;
                      Society and the Old Dominion Society of              Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
                      Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.


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Subcutaneous Certolizumab Pegol is Effective in Anti-TNF Naive                      44. Mucosal Amplitude Ratio of Temporary EGG (MART)
Patients and Patients with Prior Infliximab Use                                      Predicts Outcome of Response to Gastric Electrical Stimulation
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG, Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD,                           Stephen Weeks, MD, William Johnson, PhD, Amar Al-Juburi,
William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG, Julian Panes, MD, Juliet A.                          MD, Thomas Abell, MD, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS;
McColm, MB, BCh, Stefan Schreiber, MD, Gastroenterology                             University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR
and Nutrition, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago,
                                                                                    45. The Risk of Bleeding for Percutaneous Endoscopic
Illinois; Hepato-Gastroenterologie, Hopital Claude Huriez, Lille,
                                                                                    Gastrostomy Procedure in Patients with Aspirin
France; Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los
                                                                                      2006 ACG Governors Award Recipient for Excellence in Clinical
Angeles, CA; Gastroenterology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona,
                                                                                    Research
Barcelona, Spain; Development, UCB, Slough, United Kingdom;
                                                                                    Mark Coronel, MD, Kenneth Banner, MD, Samuel Davidoff,
Medicine, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
                                                                                    MD, Prasun K. Jalal, MD, Simmy Bank, MD, Long Island
37. Hold for Late Breaking Abstract                                                 Jewish Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
                                                                                    New Hyde Park, NY
                                                                                    46. What is the Best Time Point for Detection of Delayed
SESSION II: Esophagus/Stomach                                                       Gastric Emptying by Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy?
Moderators: Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG                                                Zhiyue Lin, MD, Irene Sarosiek, MD, Qingjiang Hou, MS,
            Roy K.H. Wong, MD, FACG                                                 Richard W. McCallum, MD, University of Kansas Medical
38. Low Plasma Adiponectin is Associated with Barrett’s                             Center, Kansas City, KS
Esophagus, Controlling for Reflux Symptoms                                           4:15 pm-4:45 pm       Break/Visit Exhibits
Joel H. Rubenstein, MD, MSc, Anne Dahlkemper, BA, John
Y. Kao, MD, Min Zhang, Hal Morgenstern, PhD, Laurence                               4:45 pm-6:00 pm       SIMULTANEOUS SYMPOSIA 4
McMahon, MD, MPH, John M. Inadomi, MD, Veterans Affairs
Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI; University of Michigan School                        Simultaneous Symposia 4A: Pursuing the Pancreas:
of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI; University of Michigan School of
Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI; University of California Medical
                                                                                    Managing Pancreatitis
                                                                                    Moderator: Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG
School, San Francisco, CA
                                                                                        1.   The Evidence for Diagnostic and Therapeutic
39. Comparison of Acid Reflux Characteristics Throughout the
                                                                                             Approaches in Acute Pancreatitis
Sleep Period Among the Different Gastroesophageal Reflux
                                                                                             Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG
Disease (GERD) Groups
Ram Dickman, MD, Isaac Malagon, Bing Han, Jeannette                                     2.   Reducing the Risk of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis
Powers, Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG, Neuro-Enteric Clinical                                        John Baillie, MB, ChB, FACG
Research Group, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System,                                 3.   Endoscopic Approaches to Chronic Pancreatitis
Tucson, AZ                                                                                   Glen A. Lehman, MD, FACG
40. Demographic, Clinical, and Pathologic Characteristics of
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Utilizing a National Pathology Database                    Simultaneous Symposia 4B: Feeding, Bleeding,
Robert Kapel, MD, Carlos Torres, MD, Saime Aksoy, MD,
                                                                                    Bloating: GI Problems in the ICU Patient
Richard Lash, MD, David Katzka, MD, Hospital of the
                                                                                    Moderator: Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
                                                                                        1.   The Gastroenterologist’s Role in the Nutritional Care
41. Prospective Analysis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in                                      of the ICU Patient
Patients Presenting with Dysphagia                                                           Donald Kirby, MD, FACG
Scott H. Mackenzie, MD, Mae Go, MD, Barbara Chadwick,
MD, Sue Lamphier, RN, Kristen Thomas, John Fang, MD,                                    2.   GI Bleeding in the ICU Patient: What is Important,
Kathryn Peterson, MD, Department of Veterans Affairs;                                        Can it be Prevented and How Should it be Managed?
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT                                                       Robert R. Schade, MD, FACG

42. The Natural History of Dysplasia in a Large Cohort of                               3.   Ileus and Related Motility Disorders:
                                                                                             Recognition and Management
Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus
                                                                                             Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG
   2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient
Anu Mathew, MD, Artur Miernik, DO, Richard Gerkin, MD,
Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical                           Simultaneous Symposia 4C: C. difficile: Changing
Center, Phoenix, AZ; Banner Health Good Samaritan Hospital,                         Patterns or an Old Bug with New Tricks?
Phoenix, AZ                                                                         Moderator: Christina M. Surawicz, MD, FACG
43. String Capsule Endoscopy (SCE) Versus EGD in the                                    1.   Epidemiology: Changing Patterns of Disease
Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus. A Prospective, Blinded Study                               Dale N. Gerding, MD
Using Histology as the Gold Standard
Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG, Rodney Akins, LPN, Masud                                2.   Treatment Strategies: Recurrent and Refractory Disease
                                                                                             Christina M. Surawicz, MD, FACG
Shaukat, MD, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
                                                                                        3.   Prevention of C. difficile
                                                                                             Frank K. Friedenberg, MD

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006                                                   Breakfast Session K: Obesity: The New Epidemic?
6:45 am – 12:30 pm                                                            Moderator: Robin Blackstone, MD
                                                                                 1. Weighing Through the Diets: What’s the Evidence?
                                                                                    Douglas L. Seidner, MD, FACG
BREAKFAST SESSIONS
                                                                                 2. Surgical Options: Tailoring the Operation for a Perfect Fit
6:45 am-8:30 am
                                                                                    Robin Blackstone, MD
Cost is $35.00 per person/per breakfast session. Separate registration
is required. See Registration on page 92 for more information.                   3. Endoscopic and Medical Management of the Bariatric
                                                                                    Surgery Patient: When Things Go Wrong
                                                                                    G. Anton Decker, MD

Breakfast Session H: Management of Ulcerative
Colitis                                                                       Breakfast Session L: Improving Safety in Endoscopy
Moderator: Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG
                                                                              Moderator: Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG
   1. What Do I Do When 5-ASAs Aren’t Enough?
                                                                                 1. Infection Control: Stuff You’ve Got to Know
      Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG
                                                                                    David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
   2. Infliximab or Cyclosporine for Severe UC:
                                                                                 2. Sedation: Keeping it Safe and Effective
      Do We Know the Answer?
                                                                                    John L. Petrini, MD, FACG
      Uma Mahadevan, MD
                                                                                 3. Small Bowel and Colon Bowel Preps:
   3. What’s the Real Poop on Ileal Pouch Outcomes?
                                                                                    What’s Hot and What’s Not
      Bo Shen, MD, FACG
                                                                                    Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG


Breakfast Session I: Managing End Stage Liver                                 Breakfast Session M: All Roads Lead to Rome:
Disease                                                                       Update on ROME III Criteria and New Treatment Options
Moderator: Paul Y. Kwo, MD
                                                                              Moderator: Nicholas J. Talley, MD, FACG
   1. Complications of Cirrhosis:
                                                                                 1. Dyspepsia
      New Insights into Optimizing Therapy
                                                                                    Nicholas J. Talley, MD, FACG
      Paul Y. Kwo, MD
                                                                                 2. IBS
   2. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: What You Need to Know
                                                                                    Charlene Prather, MD
      Vijay Shah, MD, FACG
                                                                                 3. Constipation and Pelvic Floor Disorders
   3. Acute Liver Failure: Early Recognition
                                                                                    Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
      Eileen Hay, MD, FACG


                                                                              Breakfast Session N: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Breakfast Session J: GERD and More GERD                                       Moderator: Gulshan Parasher, MD, FACG
Moderator: Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG
                                                                                 1. Evaluation and Treatment of Pancreatic Mass
   1. Sleep and GERD
                                                                                    Kevin M. McGrath, MD
      Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG
                                                                                 2. Role in Esophageal and Gastric Lesions
   2. Management of Barrett’s Esophagus
                                                                                    Gulshan Parasher, MD, FACG
      Gary W. Falk, MD, FACG
                                                                                 3. Mediastinal Sampling: Supplanting the Surgeon
   3. Management of the Refractory Patient
                                                                                    Brenda J. Hoffman, MD, FACG
      Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG




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    Annual Scientific Meeting Agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006                                                         54.       Sustained Clinical Remission in Patients with Moderate
                                                                                    to Severe Crohn’s Disease with Adalimumab, Regardless of
6:45 am – 12:30 pm                                                                  Anti-TNF History or Concomitant Immunosuppressant Therapy
                                                                                    Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, G.R. D’Haens, MD, J.F. Colombel,
                                                                                    MD, W.J. Sandborn, MD, P. Rutgeerts, MD, J.D. Kent, MD,
6:45 am-12:30 pm             Registration
                                                                                    P.F. Pollack, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Imelda
8:30 am-10:15 am             SIMULTANEOUS PLENARY SESSION                           Research Center, Bonheiden, Belgium; CHU Lille, Lille,
                                                                                    France; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, University Hospital of
                                                                                    Gathuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; Immunology Development,
SESSION I: Outcomes/CRC Prevention/IBD                                              Abbott Labs, Abbott Park, IL; Immunology Development,
Moderators        Francis A. Farraye, MD, FACG                                      Abbott Labs, Parsippany, NJ
                  Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, FACG
                                                                                    55. Natalizumab Maintains Remission for Two Years in
47. An Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of                             Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease
Surveillance Colonoscopy in Patients with a Personal History                        and in Those with Prior Infliximab Exposure: Results from an
of Adenomas                                                                         Open-Label Extension Study
   2006 ACG/Olympus Award Recipient                                                 R. Panaccione, JF Colombel, R. Enns, B. Feagan, S. Hanauer,
Sameer D. Saini, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, Sandeep Vijan,                       I. Lawrance, P. Rutgeerts, W.J. Sandborn, M. Sanders, S.
MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                                           Schreiber, S. Targan, S. VanDeventer, University of Calgary,
                                                                                    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
48. Utilization and Therapeutic Intent of PPI Prescription
Among Elderly NSAID Users                                                           56. Exposure to Diagnostic Ionizing Radiation in a Population-
   2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient                      Based Cohort of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Andrew M. Dries, MD, Peter Richardson, PhD, Neena S.                                Joanna Peloquin, BA, Darrell S. Pardi, MD, FACG, William
Abraham, MD, MSCE, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX                          J. Sandborn, MD, FACG, Joel G. Fletcher, MD, Cynthia H.
49. Cost-Effectiveness of Omeprazole for the Primary                                McCollough, PhD, Beth A. Schueler, PhD, James A. Kofler,
Prevention of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients on Long Term,                   PhD, Felicity T.B. Enders, PhD, Sara J. Achenbach, MS,
Low Dose Aspirin                                                                    Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
   2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient
Sameer D. Saini, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                                                             SESSION II: Pancreatic-Biliary
50. Novel Spectroscopically-Guided Forceps for Polyp Identification                  Moderators:   John Baillie, MB, ChB, FACG
   2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient
                                                                                                  Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Mark S. Amorosino, MD, Ousama M. Aamar, PhD, Eladio Rodri-                          57. Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN) Prospective
guez-Diaz, MS-EE, David A. Castonon, PhD, Michael J. O’Brien,                       Study: Initial Results
MD, Qin Huang, MD, Irving J. Bigio, PhD, Satish K. Singh, MD,                       N. Chalasani, MD, R. Fontana, MD, P.B. Watkins, MD, H.L.
Boston University School of Medicine; Boston VA Healthcare                          Bonkovsky, MD, T. Davern, MD, J. Serrano, MD, J. Rochon
System, Boston, MA                                                                  and Drug Induced Liver Injury Network, DILIN, Indiana
51. Evaluation of Extra-Colonic Findings from Virtual                               University School of Medicine; University of Connecticut;
Colonoscopy Will Add Considerable Cost: An Important                                University of Michigan; University of North Carolina at Chapel
Consideration in Asymptomatic Colorectal Cancer Screening                           Hill; University of California at San Francisco; Duke Clinical
   2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient                      Research Institute; NIDDK, NIH
James Kimberly, MD, Richard Bloomfield, MD, Ben Pineau,
                                                                                    58. A Randomized Control Trial of Lactulose Versus Probiotics
MD, Kim Phillips, PhD, Bob Bechtold, MD, Dave Vining, MD,
                                                                                    Versus Lactulose Plus Probiotics in the Treatment of Minimal
Pete Santago, PhD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine,
                                                                                    Hepatic Encephalopathy of Cirrhosis
Winston-Salem, NC; St. Augustine, FL; University of Maryland,
                                                                                      2006 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Trainee)
Baltimore, MD
                                                                                    Praveen Sharma, DM, B.C. Sharma, DM, Vinod Puri, DM, and
52. Pillcam Colon in Comparison with Standard Colonoscopy                           S.K. Sarin, DM, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
in the Detection of Polyps – Results from the First Prospective
Multi-Center Study                                                                  59. Is the Lipid Reduction Seen with High-Dose Prevastatin
Rami Eliakim, MD, Zvi Fireman, MD, Shmuel Adler, Rambam                             (PRAVA) Associated with a Fall in ALT Values in
Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; Hillel Yaffe Hospital, Hadera,                       Hypercholesterolemic Patients with NAFLD? Results from a
Israel; Bikur Holim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel                                     Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
                                                                                    James H. Lewis, MD, Steven F. Zweig, BA, MS, Rene Belder,
53. Incidence and Risk Factors for Herpes Zoster Among                              MD, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC;
Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                             Clinical Solutions Group, Inc., Yardville, NJ; Bristol-Myers
Gauree Gupta, BS, Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE,                                 Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ
James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, Center for Clinical Epidemiology
and Biostatistics, Centers for Education and Research on
Therapeutics, and Department of Internal Medicine, University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.


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60. Free Leptin Index in a State of High Insulin Resistance             11:15 am-12:30 pm         SIMULTANEOUS SYMPOSIA 5
and Advanced Fibrosis in NAFLD/NASH
  2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient
Suk Seo, MD, Mohamed Ali, MD, William Fuller, MD, Tomas
Vidovszky, MD, Kalyani Maganti, MD, Rajendra Ramsamooj,
                                                                        Simultaneous Symposia 5A: Novel Methods of
MD, Joy Jiang, MD, Ken-ichiro Mikami, PhD, Peter Havel,                 Diagnosis and Disease Assessment in IBD
PhD, Natalie Torok, MD, University of California Davis                  Moderator: Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG
Medical Center, Sacramento, CA                                             1. Serologies in IBD: Alphabet Soup or Crystal Ball?
61. Sensitivity and Specificity of Serum IgG4 Levels for the                   Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
Diagnosis of Autoimmune Pancreatitis: A Study of 500 Patients              2. Capsule Endoscopy: Are All Ulcers IBD?
  2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award Recipient
                                                                              Robynne K. Chutkan, MD
Amaar H. Ghazale, MD, Suresh T. Chari, MD, Thomas C.
Smyrk, MD, Michael J. Levy, MD, Mark D. Topazian, MD,                      3. CT and MR Enterography: Seeing the Bowel Outside In
Naoki Takahashi, MD, Jonathon E. Clain, MD, Randall K.                        Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG
Pearson, MD, Bret T. Petersen, MD, Santhi S. Vege, MD,
Michael B. Farnell, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
62. Treatment of Biliary Strictures Secondary to Chronic                Simultaneous Symposia 5B:
Pancreatitis: Comparison of Temporarily Placed Covered Self             Technical Advances in Endoscopy
Expandable Metal Stents (CSEMS) vs. Plastic Stents                      Moderator: Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
Michel Kahaleh, MD, Bridger W. Clarke, Brian Behm, MD,
Reid B. Adams, MD, Paul Yeaton, MD, Digestive Health Center                1. New Imaging Techniques in the Colon:
of Excellence, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia              Technology the Clinician Can Look Forward To!
                                                                              Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
63. Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasia: What is the Optimal Imaging
Surveillance Interval?                                                     2. Capsule Endoscopy: Its Emerging Role in the GI Tract
Christopher D. Wells, MD, Ananya Das, MD, Cuong C. Nguyen,                    Waqar A. Qureshi, MD, FACG
MD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ                                            3. New Endoscopic Accessories: Do They Make Life Easier?
64. Pancreatic Duct (PD) Stent Placement Prevents Post-ERCP                   Christopher J. Gostout, MD, FACG
Pancreatitis in Patients with Suspected Sphincter of Oddi
Dysfunction (SOD) But Normal Manometry (SOM)
Abdo M. Saad, MD, Evan L. Fogel, MD, Lee McHenry, MD,                   12:30 pm         ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING ADJOURNS
James L. Watkins, MD, Stuart Sherman, MD, FACG, Laura
Lazzell-Pannell, RN, Glen A. Lehman, MD, FACG, Indiana
University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
65. A Shortened Endoscopic Pancreatic Function Test (EPFT)
with the Newly Developed Synthetic Human Secretin for the
Evaluation of Chronic Abdominal Pain
Darwin Conwell, MD, Gregory Zuccaro, MD, Edward Purich,
PhD, Seymour Fein, MD, John J. Vargo, MD, John Dumot,
DO, Frederick VanLente, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
Cleveland, OH; ChiRhoClin, Inc., Burtonsville, MD
65A. Hold for Late Breaking Abstract


10:15 am-10:45 am     David Y. Graham Lecture
                      “The ‘Incredibly Simple’ Solution to the
                      Cohort Phenomenon of Peptic Ulcer”
                      Amnon Sonnenberg, MD
10:45 am-11:15 am     Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits




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    Annual Scientific Meeting Agenda – Faculty Listing
Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG               Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG           Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH,
Vice Chairman, Dept. of Gas-         Professor of Medicine and Di-       FACG                                 John L. Petrini, MD, FACG           Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH
troenterology and Hepatology,        rector, Div. of Gastroenterology,   Asst. Professor of Medicine,         Clinical Assoc. Professor of        Director, Colorectal and GI Can-
Cleveland Clinic Foundation,         University of South Alabama,        University of Chicago, Chicago, IL   Medicine, University of South-      cer Prevention and Control Re-
Cleveland, OH                        Mobile, AL                                                               ern California, Sansum Clinic,      search, University of Pittsburgh
                                                                         Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG             Santa Barbara, CA                   Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACG              Marla C. Dubinsky, MD               Chairman, Div. of Gastroenter-
Professor of Medicine, Uni-          Asst. Professor of Pediatrics,      ology, Albert Einstein Medical       Mark Pimentel, MD                   David A. Schwartz, MD
versity of New Mexico Health         David Geffen School of Medi-        Center, Philadelphia, PA             Co-Director, GI Motility Pro-       Asst. Professor of Medicine,
Sciences Center, Albuquerque,        cine, Cedars-Sinai Medical                                               gram, Cedars–Sinai Medical          Vanderbilt University Medical
NM                                   Center, Los Angeles, CA             Donald Kirby, MD, FACG               Center, Los Angeles, CA             Center, Nashville, TN
                                                                         Chief, Dept. of Nutrition, Vir-
John Baillie, MB, ChB, FACG          Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD           ginia Commonwealth University        F. Fred Poordad, MD                 Douglas L. Seidner, MD, FACG
Professor of Internal Medicine,      Professor of Medicine, Wash-        Medical Center, Richmond, VA         Asst. Professor of Medicine,        Director, Clinical Nutrition,
Wake Forest University Health        ington University School of                                              Cedars–Sinai Medical Center,        Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC          Medicine, St. Louis, MO             Samuel A. Kocoshis, MD, FACG         Los Angeles, CA                     Cleveland, OH
                                                                         Director, Pediatric Nutrition and
Luis A. Balart, MD, MACG             Gary W. Falk, MD, FACG              Intestinal Care Center, Cincin-      John J. Poterucha, MD               Vijay H. Shah, MD, FACG
Chief, Section of Gastroenterol-     Director, Center for Swallow-       nati Children’s Hospital Medical     Assoc. Professor of Medicine,       Assoc. Professor of Medicine,
ogy, LSU Section of Gastroen-        ing & Esophageal Disorders,         Center, Cincinnati, OH               Mayo Clinic College of Medi-        Mayo Clinic, GI Research Unit,
terology, Baton Rouge, LA            Cleveland Clinic Foundation,                                             cine, Rochester, MN                 Rochester, MN
                                     Cleveland, OH                       Paul Y. Kwo, MD
Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG                                                 Assoc. Professor of Clinical         Charlene Prather, MD                Bo Shen, MD, FACG
Director, Center for Pancreatic      Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG               Medicine, Indiana University         Assoc. Professor of Internal        Staff Gastroenterologist,
Disease, Brigham & Women’s           Professor of Medicine, South-       Dept. of Medicine, Indianapo-        Medicine, St. Louis University,     Cleveland Clinic/Dept of GI,
Hospital, Boston, MA                 ern Arizona VA Health Care          lis, IN                              St. Louis, MO                       Cleveland, OH
                                     System, Tucson, AZ
Todd H. Baron, MD                                                        Glen A. Lehman, MD, FACG             Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD,            Kirti Shetty, MD
Professor of Medicine, Mayo          Andrew D. Feld, MD, JD, FACG        Professor of Medicine and            FACG                                Medical Director, Liver
Clinic College of Medicine,          Clinical Assoc. Professor,          Radiology, Indiana University        Professor of Medicine, National     Transplantation,Georgetown
Rochester, MN                        University of Washington,           Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN     University of Ireland at Cork,      University, Washington, DC
                                     Seattle, WA                                                              Cork, Ireland
Wallace F. Berman, MD, FACG                                              James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE                                                 Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Professor, Div. of Pediatric         David R. Fleisher, MD               Asst. Professor of Medicine          Waqar A. Qureshi, MD, FACG          Chief, Hepatology Section /
Gastroenterology and Nutri-          Assoc. Professor of Child           and Epidemiology, University of      Assoc. Professor of Medicine,       Medical Director, Liver Trans-
tion, Duke University Medical        Health, University of Missouri      Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA       Baylor College of Medicine,         plant Program, Virginia Com-
Center, Durham, NC                   Health Care, Columbia, MO                                                Houston, TX                         monwealth University Medical
                                                                         Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG                                           Center, Richmond, VA
Robin Blackstone, MD                 Frank K. Friedenberg, MD            Professor of Medicine, Hospital      Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
Director, Scottsdale Bariatric       Assoc. Professor of Medicine,       of the University of Pennsylva-      Professor of Medicine, Univer-      Edy Soffer, MD, FACG
Center, Scottsdale, AZ               Temple University Hospital,         nia, Philadelphia, PA                sity of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics,   Co-Director, GI Motility Labora-
                                     Philadelphia, PA                                                         Iowa City, IA                       tory, Cedars-Sinai Medical
Kimberly A. Brown, MD                                                    David A. Lieberman, MD, FACG                                             Center, Los Angeles, CA
Head, Div. of Gastroenterology,      Dale N. Gerding, MD                 Professor of Medicine, Oregon        Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI     Professor of Medicine, Loyola       Health Science University,           Professor of Medicine, Indiana      Amnon Sonnenberg, MD, MSc,
                                     University, Stritch School of       Portland, OR                         University Hospital, Indianapo-     FACG
R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG           Medicine, Chicago, IL                                                    lis, IN                             Professor of Medicine, Oregon
Assoc. Clinical Professor, Case                                          Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG                                          Health Science University,
Western Reserve University,          Christopher J. Gostout, MD,         Assoc. Professor of Medicine,        Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG           Portland, OR
South Euclid, OH                     FACG                                Mayo Clinic College of Medi-         Chairman, Dept. of Medicine,
                                     Assoc. Professor of Medicine,       cine, Rochester, MN                  Temple University School of         Richard K. Sterling, MD, FACG
William D. Carey, MD, MACG           Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN                                               Medicine, Philadelphia, PA          Assoc. Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Medicine, Cleve-                                            Uma Mahadevan, MD                                                        Virginia Commonwealth Uni-
land Clinic, Cleveland, OH           David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG        Asst. Professor of Medicine,         Yvonne Romero, MD, FACG             versity, Richmond, VA
                                     Assoc. Div. Director, Montefiore     University of California at San      Asst. Professor of Medicine,
Amitabh Chak, MD, FACG               Medical Center, Bronx, NY           Francisco, San Francisco, CA         Mayo Clinic College of Medi-        Christina M. Surawicz, MD,
Assoc. Professor, Case Western                                                                                cine, Rochester, MN                 FACG
Reserve University, Cleveland, OH    Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG        Paul Martin, MD, FACG                                                    Professor of Medicine, Univer-
                                     Professor of Medicine, Univer-      Professor of Medicine, Mount         Hemant K. Roy, MD                   sity of Washington School of
Robynne K. Chutkan, MD               sity of Chicago, Chicago, IL        Sinai School of Medicine, New        Assoc. Professor, Northwestern      Medicine, Seattle, WA
Asst. Professor of Medicine,                                             York, NY                             University, Chicago, IL
Georgetown University Medical        Eileen Hay, MD, FACG                                                                                         Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, FACG
Center, Washington, DC               Professor of Medicine, Mayo         Kevin M. McGrath, MD                 Mark W. Russo, MD                   Professor of Medicine, Mayo
                                     Clinic, Rochester, MN               Asst. Professor of Medicine,         Asst. Professor of Medicine,        Clinic College of Medicine,
Gregory S. Cooper, MD, FACG                                              UPMC Presbyterian, Pitts-            University of North Carolina,       Rochester, MN
Professor of Medicine, Case          Brenda J. Hoffman, MD, FACG         burgh, PA                            Chapel Hill, NC
School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH    Professor of Medicine, Medical                                                                               Thomas A. Ullman, MD, FACG
                                     University of South Carolina,       Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG             William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG       Asst. Professor, Mount Sinai
Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FACG            Charleston, SC                      Director of Gastroenterology         Professor of Medicine, Mayo         School of Medicine, New York, NY
Assoc. Professor of Internal                                             and Hepatology, Universty            Clinic College of Medicine,
Medicine, University of Virginia     Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD              of Arkansas for Medical Sci-         Rochester, MN                       Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, FACG
Health System, Charlottesville, VA   Professor of Medicine, Univer-      ences, Little Rock, AR                                                   Professor of Medicine, Vander-
                                     sity of North Carolina at Chapel                                         Robert R. Schade, MD, FACG          bilt University Medical Center,
Steven J. Czinn, MD, FACG            Hill, Chapel Hill, NC               Gulshan Parasher, MD, FACG           Professor of Medicine, Medical      Nashville, TN
Professor and Chairman,                                                  Asst. Professor of Medicine,         College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Dept. of Pediatrics, University      Steven H. Itzkowitz, MD, FACG       University of New Mexico,                                                Atif Zaman, MD, FACG
of Maryland Medical Center,          Assoc. Director, Mt. Sinai          Albuquerque, NM                      Thomas D. Schiano, MD               Assoc. Professor of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD                        School of Medicine, New York,                                            Assoc. Professor of Medicine,       Oregon Health and Science
                                     NY                                  Robert E. Petras, MD, FACG           Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New       University, Portland, OR
G. Anton Decker, MD                                                      Director of Gastrointestinal         York, NY
Instructor of Medicine, Mayo         David A. Johnson, MD, FACG          Pathology, AmeriPath, Inc.,                                              Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, FACG
Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ               Professor of Medicine & Chief       Oakwood Village, OH                  Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG      Professor, Dept. of Internal
                                     of Gastroenterology, Eastern                                             Program Director, GI Fellow-        Medicine, University of Nebras-
                                     Virginia School of Medicine,                                             ship, Baylor University Medical     ka Medical Center, Omaha, NE
                                     Norfolk, VA                                                              Center, Dallas, TX


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                                                                                                                             Special Events
There are numerous opportunities at ACG 2006 to
network with your peers. Here are a few of the events taking                 Additional Events
place this year at ACG 2006.
                                                                             ACG Annual Business Meeting
                                                                             Monday, October 23
ACG Presidential Address                                                     5:30 pm-6:00 pm • Venetian E

                                                                             All ACG Members and Fellows (FACG) are encouraged to attend
ACG Presidential Address                                                     the College’s Annual Business Meeting, where College business will
Monday, October 23                                                           be discussed and voted on. The meeting will be held on Monday,
9:00 am – 9:40 am • Venetian Ballroom                                        October 23 from 5:30–6:00 pm, directly following that day’s
                                                                             Annual Scientific Session.
Jack A. DiPalma, MD, FACG, ACG President, will address attend-
ees during the Presidential Address to mark the beginning of the             ACG Auxiliary
Annual Meeting. The president uses this opportunity to welcome
members, highlight ACG’s accomplishments over the past year,                 The ACG Auxiliary will provide a Hospitality Suite for spouses during
and bid farewell as he passes leadership of the ACG on to the                the ACG Annual Meeting, offering a place to relax and unwind, re-
President Elect.                                                             view tour and visitor information, or just chat with friends. Registra-
                                                                             tion for Auxiliary members will also be available in the suite.
                                                                             See the Schedule at a Glance on pages 2–3 for Auxiliary Registra-
                                                                             tion and Hospitality Suite hours. All Auxiliary members are invited
                                                                             to attend the Auxiliary Board Meeting on Monday, October 23 from
Receptions                                                                   10:00 am–11:00 am. The Auxiliary will also offer special tours for
                                                                             adults and children. Please visit the ACG Physician Registration
                                                                             Desk at the Venetian for more information about the Auxiliary and
Women and Minorities in Gastroenterology Reception                           the tours.
Sunday, October 22
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Room 501                                                 Career Opportunities for Women in GI
All those interested in the issues facing women and minorities in            Saturday, October 21
the GI field are invited to attend and enjoy cocktails and hors               12:00 noon-1:30 pm • Room 904
d’oeuvres while meeting colleagues.
                                                                             The Women in Gastroenterology Committee is hosting a program on
International Reception                                                      Sunday, October 22, from 12:00 noon–1:30 pm geared to medi-
Monday, October 23                                                           cal students and residents who are facing difficult decisions in the
                                                                             future of their medical careers. Female gastroenterologists from a
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm • Room 2101
                                                                             variety of medical backgrounds will address the issues of being a
                                                                             female subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities
All International attendees are invited to attend and enjoy                  for women in medicine and more specifically, gastroenterology.
cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while meeting colleagues.

President’s Reception
Monday, October 23
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • Veronese Ballroom

The President’s Reception is a light-hearted and social gather-
ing open to all meeting attendees. Join us for refreshments and a
chance to network and mingle with your fellow professionals.

Alumni Receptions
Every year, several Alumni Receptions are planned for alumni of
various medical schools. Invited attendees will receive an invitation
by mail from their alumni group.




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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22, 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
                                  ESOPHAGUS                                         P10. Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance and 24 Hour pH
                                                                                    Testing in the Community Setting: Should Patients Undergo
P1. Reduction in Gastroesophageal Reflux in Patients Treated                         Evaluation of Symptomatic “Suspected” GERD Refractory to Treat-
with CPAP for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Prospective Trial                          ment While on High Dose Acid Suppression or Off Medications?
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                     Michael F. Lyons, MD, Clare M. Lyons, RN, William M. Priebe,
Daniel J. Gassert, MD, Jinhong Xing, MD, David W. Appel,                            MD, William K. Hirota, MD, Clinical Research, Tacoma Digestive
MD, Carlton Donovan, Aaron Z. Tokayer, MD, Gastroenterology/                        Disease Center, Tacoma, WA.
Pulmonology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
                                                                                    P11. There Is Minimal Intra-Reader Variability in Analyzing
P2. Acid and Non-Acid Reflux Is Common in Patients with                              Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance and pH (MII-pH) Tracings
Severe Pulmonary Disease                                                            Amine Hila, MD, Wojciech Blonski, MD, Amit Agrawal,
Dawn D. Ferguson, MD, MPH, James L. Wise, MD, Joseph A.                             MD, Janice Freeman, RN, Donald O. Castell, MD, MACG,
Murray, MD, Mark E. Stark, MD, Ernest P. Bouras, MD, Sami                           Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical
R. Achem, MD, Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, Medicine, Mayo                                University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN and Medicine, Mayo
Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL.                                       P12. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Gastroesophageal Reflux
                                                                                    Disease (GERD) in Italy
P3. Utilization and Acceptance of Wireless Esophageal                               Maria P. Dore, MD, PhD, Emmanouil Maragkoudakis, MD,
Capsule Endoscopy for Evaluation of Self-Referred Subjects with                     Kennard J. Fraley, MS, Giuseppe Realdi, MD, PhD, David Y.
Chronic Heartburn                                                                   Graham, MD, Hoda M. Malaty, MD, Istituto di Clinica Medica,
Martin I. Golding, MD, FACG, David B. Doman, MD, FACG,                              University of Sassar, Sassari, Italy; Medicine and Pediatrics,
Howard J. Goldberg, MD, FACG, Stephanie Raskulinecz, RN,                            Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine,
Montgomery Gastroenterology, George Washington Univ. School                         Houston, TX and Clinica Medica Prima, University of Padova,
of Medicine, Silver Spring, MD.                                                     University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

P4. Accuracy of Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy (ECE) for                              P13. Symptom Severity Does Not Correlate with Esophageal
Diagnosis of Barrett Esophagus (BE) – A Pooled Analysis                             Acid Exposure or Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure (LESP)
Virender K. Sharma, MD, H. Jae Kim, MD, Michele M.                                  C.N. Cabansag, MD, L.B. Nguyen, MD, S. Parker, W.J. Snape,
Moirano, PA, David E. Fleischer, MD, Michael D. Crowell, PhD,                       Jr., MD, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.
Gastroenterology/Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ.
                                                                                    P14. Symptomatic Patients with Erosive Esophagitis Demonstrate
P5. 24 Hr Esophageal Manometry and pH Recording                                     Reduced Delta Electroencephalographic Activity During Sleep
Results with Symptom (Sx) Correlation in Patients (Pts) with                        Compared to Those without Erosive Esophagitis or Abnormal
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) Resistant to Proton Pump                              Esophageal Acid Exposure
Inhibitor (PPI) Therapy                                                             Rohit Budhiraja, MD, Ram Dickman, MD, Stuart F. Quan,
Susan Ramdhaney, MD, Manojkumar Singh, MD, Vijaya                                   MD, Naresh Punjabi, MD, Shira Fass, PhD, Ronnie Fass, MD,
Boyella, MD, Venkat Pavan Kancharla, MD, Yatin Zhang, PhD,                          Medicine, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care Syst,
Hulya Levendoglu, MD, Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate                              Tucson, AZ; Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine,
Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and Gastroenterology, Brookdale                        Tucson, AZ and Asthma and Allergy Center, Johns Hopkins
University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.                                                  University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

P6. pH Monitoring in Asymptomatic Individuals and Its                               P15. Does Increasing Obesity Play a Role in Acid-Related
Endoscopic Correlates                                                               Conditions? Initial Findings in a Morbidly Obese Population
Craig M. Womeldorph, DO, Marjorie R. Piorkowski, NP, Patrick                        Milan E. Folkers, MD, Mae Go, MD, Andrew Wilson, Ted
E. Young, MD, Cecilia H. Kim, MPH, Brooks D. Cash, MD,                              Adams, Steve Hunt, John Fang, MD, Kathryn Peterson, MD,
Gastroenterology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.                      Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake
                                                                                    City, UT; Medicine/Gastroenterology, VA Salt Lake City Health
P7. Increased Esophageal Wall Thickness in Patients with                            Care System, Salt Lake City, UT and University of Utah, Salt
Non-Cardiac Chest Pain                                                              Lake City, UT.
Mohammad Al-Haddad, MD, Massimo Raimondo, MD,
Michael B. Wallace, MD, Timothy A. Woodward, MD, Surakit                            P16. Molecular Changes at the Esophagogastric Junction (EGJ)
Pungpapong, MD, Kenneth R. Devault, MD, Eric M. Ward, MD,                           in Patients with Symptomatic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Sami R. Achem, MD, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic College of                         (GERD) in the Absence of Histological Columnar Metaplasia (CM)
Medicine, Jacksonville, FL.                                                         Bhavik M. Bhandari, MD, Octavia E. Pickett, MD, Peter S.
                                                                                    Amenta, MD, Kiron M. Das, MD, Medicine/GI and Pathology,
P8. Halitosis and GERD: Fact or Coincidence                                         UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick,
Luciana Camacho-Lobato, MD, PhD, Thiago R. Pellegrine, MD,                          NJ.
Silvia R. Pinheiro, MD, Internal Medicine, UNIFESP, São Paulo,
Brazil.                                                                             P17. An In-Vitro Model of Barrett’s Epithelium (BE): Studies
                                                                                    To Examine the Role of Environmental Factors on Columnar
P9. Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Prevalence and Predictive                             Metaplasia
Factors                                                                             Manisha Bajpai, PhD, Jianying Liu, MD, Kiron M. Das, MD,
Ganapathy A. Prasad, MD, FACP, Jeffery A. Alexander,                                Medicine/GI, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,
MD, Amindra S. Arora, MD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, FACG,                             New Brunswick, NJ.
Yvonne Romero, MD, FACG, Alexander L. Glenn, MD, Kryzer
Lori, Smyrk C. Thomas, Enders T.B. Felicity, PhD, HSR,                              P18. Does Positron Emission Tomography Add Information to
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of                             Endoscopic Ultrasound Sonography and CT in the Management
Medicine, Rochester, MN.                                                            of Esophageal Cancer? A Prospective Single Center Study
                                                                                    Patrick B. McDonough, MD, David R. Jones, MD, Robert K.
                                                                                    Shen, MD, Patrick G. Northup, MD, Alfredo J. Hernandez,
                                                                                    MD, Michel Kahaleh, MD, Grace E. White, RN, Vanessa M.
                                                                                    Shami, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Virginia,
                                                                                    Charlottesville, VA.


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                                                               Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P19. Is PET Really Necessary for Locoregional Staging of              P27. Enhanced Levels of Insulin Resistance in Patients with
Esophageal Cancer? Preliminary Results of a Regional, Multi-          Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Evaluated by Flat-Panel Detector
Disciplinary Initiative Comparing EUS, CT and PET                     Assisted Videoesophagography
Dina Kao, MD, Diane Severin, MD, Sandy McEwan, MD, Ken                Eisuke Iwasaki, MD, Hidekazu Suzuki, MD, PhD, Yoshinori
Stewart, MD, Gurpal Sandha, MBBS, Medicine, University of             Sugino, MD, PhD, Toshihiro Nishizawa, MD, Tatsuhiro Masaoka,
Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Radiation Oncology, Cross              MD, PhD, Toshifum Hibi, MD, PhD, FACG, Dept of Internal
Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Radiology, Cross              Medicine, Dept of Emergency Medicine, and Dept of Diagnostic
Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB, Canada and Surgery, Royal             Radiology Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo,
Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada.                             Japan.

P20. A 10 Year, Single Center Experience with PDT in                  P28. XP19986 Decreases Reflux and Is Well Tolerated in
Esophageal Lesions                                                    GERD Patients
Sharon S. Everette, BSN, CGRN, Amrita Sethi, MD, Gail B.              Donald O. Castell, MD, MACG, William K. Hirota, MD, Lauren
DeCosta, RN, CGRN, Alvin M. Zfass, MD, MACG, FACP,                    B. Gerson, MD, Sandra F. Reilley, MD, Amine Hila, MD, Amit
Gastroenterology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,         Agrawal, MD, Ritu Lal, PhD, Jacob Huff, MD, Gastroenterology
VA.                                                                   and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston,
                                                                      SC; Northwest Kinetics, Tacoma, WA; GI Division, Stanford
P21. Photodynamic Therapy in Barrett’s Esophagus with High            University, Stanford, CA and XenoPort, Santa Clara, CA.
Grade Dysplasia and Intra-Mucosal Carcinoma
Jorge T. Go, MD, John A. Dumot, DO, Rocio Lopez, MS,                                                   STOMACH
John Vargo, MD, Greg Zuccaro, MD, Gary Falk, MD, Thomas
Rice, MD, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH;         P29. Clinical, Psychiatric, and Manometric Profile of Cyclic
Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Quantitative Health Sciences         Vomiting Syndrome in Adults and Response to Tricyclic Therapy
and Cardiothoracic Surgery.                                           Farid Namin, MD, Jiten Patel, MD, Zhiyue Lin, MS, Irene
                                                                      Sarosiek, MD, Pernilla Foran, Richard W. McCallum, MD, Dept
P22. Ecological Association of Rising Incidence of Esophageal         of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas
Adenocarcinoma with Dietary Carbohydrate Intake                       City, KS and Dept of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical
Vijay S. Khiani, MD, Cheryl Thompson, Amitabh Chak, MD, Li            Center, Kansas City, KS.
Li, MD, Medicine, Case Western Reserve University/Univ Hosp
of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH; Family Medicine, Epidemiology,           P30. High-Frequency Gastric Electrical Stimulation (GES)
Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University/Univ Hosp of           Is Effective in Treatment of Patients with Chronic Functional
Cleveland, Cleveland, OH and Gastroenterology, Case Western           Nausea and Vomiting and a Normal Gastric Emptying
Reserve University/Univ Hosp of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH.             Richard W. McCallum, MD, Zhiyue Lin, MS, Jameson Forster,
                                                                      MD, Irene Sarosiek, MD, Dept of Medicine, University of
P23. Females Consulting with GERD Symptoms Have More                  Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and Dept of Surgery,
Often Non-Erosive Reflux Disease and Mild Erosive Esophagitis:         University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
Results from the ReQuest™ Database
Hubert Mönnikes, MD, Peter Berghöfer, PhD, Martina                    P31. Are There Any Factors That Can Predict Gastric Ulcer
Bohuschke, PhD, Karna Dev Bardhan, MD, Dept. Medicine,                Healing?
Charité, Berlin, Germany; Clinical Research, ALTANA Pharma            Jorge Go, MD, Carol Burke, MD, Rocio Lopez, MS, Internal
AG, Konstanz, Germany and District General Hospital,                  Medicine, Gastro., Biostats, Cleveland Clinic, OH.
Rotherham, United Kingdom.
                                                                      P32. Motility Patterns Associated with Symptoms of Delayed
P24. Effect of Erosive Esophagitis (EE) at Baseline on                Gastric Emptying
Symptom Resolution in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)           Charles Randall, MD, Anson Liu, Carlo Taboada, MD, Russell
after 4 Weeks of Esomeprazole Treatment                               Havranek, MD, Franz Zurita, MD, Jamesha Craig, CORT,
Roy C. Orlando, MD, John T. Monyak, PhD, Debra G. Silberg,            Research, Gastroenterology Clinic of San Antonio, San Antonio,
MD, FACG, Department of Medicine, Tulane University Health            TX; Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at
Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA and AstraZeneca LP,                  San Antonio, San Antonio, TX and GERSA, Gastroenterology
Wilmington, DE.                                                       Research of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

P25. Evaluation of the Efficacy and Tolerability of Sequential         P33. Once-Daily Levofloxacin for Eradication of Helicobacter
Intravenous/Oral Esomeprazole 40 Mg Once Daily in Adult Indian        pylori
Patients with Erosive Esophagitis                                     Alvaro Reymunde, MD, Victor Torres, MD, Nilda Santiago, MD,
Vidyagauri P. Baliga, PhD, Sanjay Chaudhari, MS, N.                   Gastroenterology, Ponce Gastroenterology Research, Ponce, PR.
Dinakaran, MD, J.S. Rajkumar, MS, V.H. Kumaraswamy, MD,
Mohnish Chabra, MD, Akhilesh Sharma, MD, Anish Desai, MD,             P34. Trends in Gastric Cancer: Is There a Rising Incidence of
Medical Services, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai,              Distal Gastric Cancers in Inner City Patients?
India; Department of Surgery, Mumbai Medical Center, Thane,           Gita Koshy, MD, Indira Donepudi, MD, Nejat Kiyici, MD,
India; Gastroenterology, Government Medical Hospital and K            Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology, New York Medical
.S. Hospital, Chennai, India; Surgical Gastroenterology, Rigid        College, Bronx, NY and Medical Research, New York Medical
Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India; Medicine, M R Medical            College, Bronx, NY.
College, Gulbarga, India and Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and
Hepatology, Gastroenterology & Liver Clinic and Fortis Multi-         P35. Rapid Early Phase Gastric Emptying May Be a Unique
Speciality Hospital, Mohali, India.                                   Characteristic of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: A Comparison with
                                                                      Functional Vomiting
P26. Views and Practice of Gastroenterologists Regarding Life         Noel R. Fajardo, MD, Giles R. Locke, III, MD, Nicholas J.
Style Changes for Patients with Reflux Esophagitis                     Talley, MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Nirmal S. Mann, MD, FACG, Suk Seo, MD, Gastroenterology,              Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
Univ. of Calif, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA.




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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P36. Comparison of Pentagastrin-Stimulated Maximum Acid                             P44. GERD, H. pylori and Obesity in Southeastern Kentucky
Output in Patients with a History of Erosive Esophagitis Treated                    Indraneel Gowdar, Mark B. Dignan, Uday Shankar, MD,
with 40 mg of Oral Pantoprazole Granules or Tablets                                 University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania,
Vijay Pratha, MD, Daniel Hogan, PhD, Dennis Riff, MD, Steven                        Philadelphia, PA; Markey Cancer Center, University of
Ducker, MD, Howard Schwarts, MD, Elaine Soffer, MS, Wenjin                          Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Gastroenterology Associates of
Wang, PhD, Natalie Rath, MS, Gail Comer, MD, Clinical                               Hazard, Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, KY.
Research, Clinical Applications Laboratories, Inc., San Diego,
CA; AGMG Clinical Research, Anaheim, CA; Advanced Clinical                          P45. Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasound To Diagnose Nodal
Research Institute, Orange, CA; Miami Research Associates,                          Staging in Gastric Cancers: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic
Miami, FL and Internal Medicine Clinical Research, Wyeth                            Review
Research, Collegeville, PA.                                                         Srinivas R. Puli, MD, Jyotsna Reddy, MBBS, Mainor R.
                                                                                    Antillon, MD, John Marshall, MD, Jamal A. Ibdal, MD,
P37. Ca2+-Activated K+ Current in Freshly Isolated Pacemaker                        Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of
Cell (Interstitial Cells of Cajal, ICC) in Stomach of Adult Animal                  Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO and Columbia, MO.
Young Chul Kim, Seung Ryul Kim, Sei Jin Youn Youn, Seon
Mee Park, Sang-Jeon Lee, Sang Jin Lee, Dept of Physiology,                          P46. Generation of Dyspeptic Symptoms by Direct Acid
Dept of Biochemistry, Dept of Internal Medicine, and Dept of                        Infusion to the Stomach in Healthy Subjects
Surgery, Chungbuk National University, College of Medicine,                             2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Cheongju, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea.                                              Hiroto Miwa, MD, Kazuhiko Nakajima, MD, Yoshikazu
                                                                                    Kinoshita, MD, Keiichi Adachi, MD, Kazuma Fujimoto, Kanako
P38. Interphase FISH as a Biomarker of Gastric Cancer Risk in                       Yamaguchi, MD, Hiroaki Kusunoki, Ken Haruma, Internal
Helicobacter pylori Gastritis and Intestinal Metaplasia                             Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo,
Byung-Wook Kim, MD, PhD, Mary P. Bronner, MD, Mee-Yon                               Japan; 2nd Internal, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine,
Cho, MD, PhD, Bo-In Lee, MD, PhD, Anatomic Pathology, The                           Izumo, Shimane, Japan; Internal Medicine, Saga Medical
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Internal Medicine, College                         Scholl, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Nabeshima, Saga,
of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea                         Japan and Internal Medicine, Kawasaki Medicine School,
and Anatomic Pathology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei                           Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan.
University, Wonju, Kangwon-do, Korea.
                                                                                                         PANCREATIC / BILIARY
P39. Changes in Clinical Outcome of Patients with Bleeding
Peptic Ulcers During the Past 10 Years                                              P47. Predictors of Malignancy in Ampullary Neoplasms
Kyung Ho Kim, MD, Hak Yang Kim, MD, Myoung Kuk                                      Prabhleen Chahal, MD, Todd H. Baron, MD, Christopher J.
Jang, MD, Joon Young Park, MD, Jin Heon Lee, MD, Dept                               Gostout, MD, Bret T. Petersen, MD, Michael J. Levy, MD,
of Internal Medicine, Div of Gastroenterology & Heaptology,                         Mark D. Topazian, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo
Hallym University School of Medicine, Seoul, Kangdong-Gu,                           Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Kil-dong, Korea.
                                                                                    P48. Clinicopathologic Variability of Pancreatic Cancer:
P40. Retrospective Comparison of Percutaneous Radiologic                            Analysis by Histological Types
Gastrostomy (PRG) and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy                           Nischita K. Reddy, MD, Yong-fong Kuo, PhD, Manoop S.
(PEG) Utilization and Complications in a Community Hospital-                        Bhutani, MD, Internal Medicine, UTMB, Galveston, TX.
Clinic System
Meghana Raghavendra, MBBS, Jennifer A. Lee, BS, Michelle                            P49. Racial Disparity in Pancreatic Cancer Survival: Analysis
A. Mathiason, MS, Scott W. Rathgaber, MD, Gastroenterology,                         of Seer Data
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.                                      2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                                    Nischita K. Reddy, MD, Yong-fang Kuo, PhD, Taylor S. Riall,
P41. Compliance with Dyspepsia Guidelines: Experience in a                          MD, William H. Nealon, MD, Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, FACG,
Primary Care General Medicine Setting                                               Department of Internal Medicine, Univesity of Texas Medical
Leon P. McLean, MD, David G. Fairchild, MD, Department of                           Branch, Galveston, TX.
Public Health & Family Medicine, Tufts University School of
Medicine, Boston, MA and Division of General Medicine, Tufts-                       P50. What Happens to Serum Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA.                                             After Biliary Stent Placement in Pancreaticobiliary Malignancy?
                                                                                    Brian R. Weston, MD, William A. Ross, MD, E. Lin, Xuemei
P42. Saliva Plays a Dual Role in the Oxidation Process in                           Wang, Jeffrey H. Lee, MD, Gastroenterology, MD Anderson
Gastric Milieu                                                                      Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Biostatistics and Applied
Shlomit Gorelik, MSc, Ron Kohen, PhD, Moshe Ligumsky, MD,                           Mathematics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
Joseph Kanner, PhD, Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy,
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; Gastroenterology,                         P51. Role of EUS in Evaluation of Patients with Obstructive
Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel and Food Science,                        Jaundice: Single Center Experience
Volcani Center, Beit Dagan, Israel.                                                 Jyotsna Talapaneni, MD, Shailender Singh, MD, Srinivas
                                                                                    Puli, MD, Melissa Oropeza, RN, Scott Stanley, Faisal Jafri,
P43. Clinical Role of gyrA Mutations in Levofloxacin-Based                           MD, Mojtaba Olyaee, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Rescue Therapy for Helicobacter pylori Infection in Japan                           University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and
Ikuya Miki, Nobuo Aoyama, Daisuke Shirasaka, Hideyuki                               Baptist Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
Miyachi, Yuko Matsumoto, Takeshi Azuma, Dept of
Gastroenterology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine,                      P52. Role of EUS in Evaluating Patients with Abnormal
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; Dept of Endoscopy, Kobe University                              Pancreas on CT Scan
Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan and Dept of                         Shailender Singh, MD, Jyotsna Talapaneni, MD, Melissa
Frontier Medical Science in Gastoroenterology, Kobe University                      Oropeza, RN, Scott Stanley, Faisal Jafri, MD, Mojtaba Olayee,
Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.                                    MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Kansas
                                                                                    Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and Baptist Hospital, Kansas
                                                                                    City, MO.




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                                                              Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P53. Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasound for Diagnosing                  P64. Pancreatic Duct (PD) Stenting with the Johlin Wedge
Vascular Involvement in Pancreatic Cancer: A Single Center             Stent (JPWS) in Pancreatic Disease
Experience                                                             Adam Lowe, MD, Brian Applebaum, MD, Romeo Esquivel, MD,
Jyotsna Talapaneni, MD, Shailender Singh, MD, Srinivas                 John Cunningham, MD, Medicine, University of Arizona Health
Puli, MD, Melissa Oropeza, RN, Scott Stanley, Faisal Jafri,            Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ and Medicine, Southern Arizona
MD, Mojtaba Olyaee, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,               Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ.
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and
Baptist Hospital, Kansas City, KS.                                     P65. Endoscopic Management of Intra- and Extra-Hepatic
                                                                       Biliary Leak Following Hepato-Biliary Surgery. Does Location
P54. Endoscopic Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts: A                  Make a Difference?
Single-Center Retrospective Review                                     Christopher Miller, MD, Joel Bessoff, MD, Claudio Tombazzi,
Jeffrey L. St. John, MD, Ali Nawras, MD, Gastroenterology,             MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.                                    Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.

P55. Transmural Entry into Pancreatic Fluid Collections Using          P66. Biliary Complications Following Hepatic Trauma: The
a Dedicated Aspiration Needle without Endoscopic Ultrasound            Importance of ERCP
Guidance: Success and Complication Rates                               David R. Lichtenstein, MD, Elliot Servais, MD, Suresh Agarwal,
Prabhleen Chahal, MD, Georgios I. Papachistou, MD, Todd H.             MD, Peter Burke, MD, Erwin Hirsch, MD, Department of
Baron, MD, Bret T. Petersen, MD, Christopher J. Gostout, MD,           Gastroenterology and Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.
Mark D. Topazian, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo
Clinic, Rochester, MN.                                                 P67. Hemobilia, Cholangitis, Pancreatitis, and Cholecystitis
                                                                       After CT-Guided Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
P56. Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage – Transpapillary or                S. Mubashir A. Shah, Daniel Wolfson, Charles M. Rosen,
Transmural?                                                            Department of Gastroenterology, University of Miami Leonard
Gaurav Mehta, MD, Rabi Kundu, MD, George Ahtaridis,                    M. Miller School of Medicine/Mount Sinai Medical Center,
MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate Hospital,                 Miami, FL.
Philadelphia, PA.
                                                                       P68. Near-Fatal Hepatic Artery Hemorrhage: A Rare
P57. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Plexus Block (EUS-            Complication Following Covered Self-Expanding Metal Stent
CPB) and Neurolysis (EUS-CPN): Evaluation of Complications: A          Migration
Prospective Single Center Experience                                   Burr J. Loew, MD, Kirk P. Bernadino, MD, Talia Hoffstein,
Vanessa M. Shami, MD, Alfredo J. Hernandez, MD, Paul                   MD, Steve Amberson, MD, Andreas Stefan, MD, Division of
Yeaton, MD, Michel Kahaleh, MD, Digestive Health Center of             Gastroenterology, Pancreaticobiliary Center, Maine Medical
Excellence, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.               Center, Portland, ME.

P58. Post-Procedural Interpretation of ERCP Films by                   P69. Primary Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Masquerading as a Klatskin
Radiologists: Is It Really Necessary?                                  Tumor
Brian S. Levitt, MD, Igal Khorshidi, MD, Sammy Ho, MD, Div             David N. Socoloff, DO, Sandra Jara, MD, Prasad M. Kulkarni,
of Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.              MD, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of South
                                                                       Florida/James A Haley VA, Tampa, FL.
P59. Jejunal Feeding in Chronic Pancreatitis
Jill Moore, MD, John Fang, MD, Kathryn Peterson, MD,                                    SMALL INTESTINE / UNCLASSIFIED
Maydeen Ogara, James Disario, MD, Gastroenterolgoy,
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
                                                                       P70. Does Gender, Age or Body Mass Index Have any Correla-
P60. Alcoholic Pancreatitis Is on the Rise While Tropical              tion with Transit Times within Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal
Pancreatitis Is on the Decline in South India                          Tract in Healthy Subjects?
Balakrishnan Vallath, DM, V.A. Narayanan, DM, R. Lakshmi,              Irene Sarosiek, MD, Marek Majewski, MD, The SmallPill Trial
BSc, Prem Nair, Dip. AB, Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of         Group, Richard W. McCallum, MD, The University of Kansas,
Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala, India.                               Kansas City, KS; Buffalo, NY

P61. ERCP with Selective Biliary Stenting at T-Tube Removal            P71. Celiac Sprue – An Acquired Disease?
in Orthotropic Liver Transplant Recipients – A Novel Approach          Eliahu Shemesh, MD, Gastroenterology Department, Rabin
Visvanathan Murali-Dharan, MD, Sanjay Kulkarni, MD, David              Medical Center, Golda Campus, Petah Tiqwa, Sackler Medical
Cronin, MD, Harry Aslanian, MD, Mario Strazzabosco, MD,                School, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tiqva, Israel.
Uzma Siddiqui, MD, Priya Jamidar, MD, Section of Digestive
Diseases, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT and                   P72. Amyand’s Hernia: A Report of 15 Years of Experience
Section of Transplant Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New            Hemant Sharma, MRCS, Ashwini Gupta, MS, Narayan S.
Haven, CT.                                                             Shekhawat, MS, Mohammed A. Memon, FRCS, Department
                                                                       of Surgery, Whiston Hospital, Rainhill, Merseyside, United
P62. The Relationship between Periampullary Duodenal                   Kingdom and Department of Surgery, Sawai Mansingh Medical
Diverticula and Common Bile Duct Stones                                College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Vinay Sood, DO, Ali Masood, MD, Robert Stanley, MD, Nikhil
Karanth, MD, Ali Nawras, MD, Gastroenterology, Albany
Medical Center, Albany, NY.

P63. Role of ERCP in Acute Calculus Cholecystitis
Rizwan Safdar, MD, Wesam Bolkhir, MD, Giuseppe Aliperti,
MD, Internal Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, MO and St. Louis, MO.




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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P73. Hemoglobin and Red Cell Indices as Predictors of                               P82. Celiac Disease in Older Adults: Evaluation by Wireless
Gastrointestinal Malignancy                                                         Capsule Endoscopy (WCE)
Anastasios Koulaouzidis, MRCP(UK), Elmuhtady Said, MBBS,                            Adnan Muhammad, MD, C.S. Pitchumoni, MD,
Asad Shah, MBBS, Demetris Nicolaides, MD, Athar A. Saeed,                           Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition, Saint
FRCP, Gastroenterology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead,                        Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
                                                                                    P83. Mcl-1 Depletion Enhances Anti-Cancer Drug-Induced
P74. Antibiotic Therapy Reverses Thiamine Deficiency in                              Apoptosis in Gastroenteric Cancer Cells
Patients Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery                                 Hajime Higuchi, MD, PhD, Hideko Iizuka, MD, Motoko Izumiya,
Shilen V. Lakhani, MD, Hiral N. Shah, MD, Kenneth Alexander,                        MD, Hiromasa Takaishi, MD, PhD, Toshifumi Hibi, MD, PhD,
RN, Frederick C. Finelli, MD, John R. Kirkpatrick, MD, Timothy                      Gastroenterology, Dept. Internal Medicine, Keio University
R. Koch, MD, Gastroenterology, Washington Hospital Center,                          School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Washington, DC and Surgery, Washington Hospital Center,
Washington, DC.                                                                                                  LIVER

P75. Familial Prevalence Among First Degree Relatives of                            P84. Post-Infantile Giant Cell Hepatitis: Is It a Specific
Celiac Disease in North India                                                       Disease?
Rajiv Grover, DM, Amrinder Singh Puri, DM, Naresh Aggarwal,                         Alain M. Schoepfer, MD, Alain Siegwart, MD, Leonardo
DM, Puja Sakhuja, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, G                             Bianchi, MD, Urs A. Marbet, MD, Gastroenterology, University
B Pant Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India and Department of                          Hospital, Bern, Switzerland; Medicine, Kantonsspital Uri,
Pathology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India.                              Altdorf, Switzerland and Pathology, University Hospital, Basel,
                                                                                    Switzerland.
P76. Malabsorption Following a Brief Fast
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Kaoru Domon, Taketo                               P85. Hepatic Sarcoidosis in U.S. Veterans
Yanagisawa, Hiroki Ota, Motohide Iwata, Takamasa Ishii,                             Kerry N. Whitt, MD, Bradford Waters, MD, Mohammad K.
Kazunari Miyamoto, Sakura Asahina, Tatsuo Akimoto, Hirohito                         Ismail, MD, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee,
Kato, Noriko Hara, Yoshiko Honda, Yoko Nagai, Kazushige                             Memphis Medical Center, Memphis, TN and Department of
Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada, Motonobu Sugimoto, Kazumasa                              Medicine, Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN.
Miki, Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care,
Toho University, Tokyo, Ota-ku, Japan and Department of                             P86. Changes in Growth Factor and Cytokine Expression in
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Toho University, Tokyo, Ota-                       Biliary Obstructed Rat Liver and Their Relationship with Delayed
ku, Japan.                                                                          Liver Regeneration After Partial Hepatectomy
                                                                                    Hiroaki Shimizu, MD, PhD, Hironobu Makino, MD, PhD, Fumio
P77. Role of Standard Small Bowel Follow-Through in                                 Kimura, MD, PhD, Hiroyuki Yoshidome, MD, PhD, Masayuki
the Evaluation of Anemia After a Negative Upper and Lower                           Ohtsuka, MD, PhD, Masaru Miyazaki, MD, PhD, Department of
Gastrointestinal Tract Endoscopy                                                    General Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine,
Monica Agarwal, MD, Gaurav Agarwal, MD, Brian J.                                    Chiba, Japan.
Blumenstein, MD, Department of Medicine, University of
Illinois/Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.                              P87. The Comorbid Conditions and Hemodynamics of Patients
                                                                                    with Ischemic Hepatitis: A Clinical Evaluation
P78. Diffuse White Spots of the Duodenum May Suggest                                Mayur R. Trivedi, MD, Vijaya Boyella, MD, Cherif El Younis,
Glucose Malabsorption                                                               MD, Nora V. Bergasa, MD, Hepatology, SUNY Downstate
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Kaoru Domon, Tetsuya                              Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Okazaki, Tadashi Maeda, Kazunari Miyamoto, Hiroki Ota,
Motohide Iwata, Takamasa Ishii, Sakura Asahina, Tatsuo                              P88. Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality Rates of Patients
Akimoto, Hirohito Kato, Noriko Hara, Yoshiko Honda, Yoko                            with Fulminant Hepatic Failure Being Evaluated for Orthotopic
Nagai, Kazushige Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada, Motonobu                                Liver Transplantation
Sugimoto, Kazumasa Miki, Department of General Medicine                             John Youssef, MD, Kimberly Brown, MD, Dilip Moonka, MD,
and Emergency Care, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan and                               Mary Ann H. Sherbondy, MD, Gastroenterology, Henry Ford
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Toho                                 Hospital, Detroit, MI.
University, Tokyo, Japan.
                                                                                    P89. Retransplantation for Recurrent Hepatitis C Virus Infection
P79. Is Rifaximin Effective Treatment for Small Intestinal                          Ronald M. Levy, MD, Elizabeth K. Gross, MD, Stanley M.
Bacterial Overgrowth?                                                               Cohen, MD, Forrest Dodson, MD, Dept of Hepatology and
Marek Majewski, MD, Sandra Sostarich, RN, Pernilla Foran,                           Transplantation, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
LPN, Richard W. McCallum, MD, Internal Medicine, The
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and                            P90. Outcomes After Liver Transplant in Patients with
Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.                                       Autoimmune Liver Disease: A Single Center Experience
                                                                                    Kaveh Sharzehi, Mary Ann H. Sherbondy, Gastroenterology,
P80. Enteroscopic Characteristics of Gastrointestinal Stromal                       Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.
Tumors Using Double-Balloon Endoscopy
Keigo Mitsui, MD, Shu Tanaka, MD, Akihito Ehara, MD,                                P91. Impact of BMI on Post Liver Transplant Quality of Life
Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, MD, Yoshihisa Sekita, MD, Tsuguhiko                             (QOL)
Seo, MD, Masaoki Yonezawa, MD, Kazuhiro Nagata, MD,                                 Vijay Laxmi Misra, MD, Linda Munsch, LCSW, Richard Mangus,
Yoshiaki Shibata, MD, Atsushi Tatsuguchi, MD, Shunji Fujimori,                      MD, Joseph Tector, MD, Jonathan Fridell, MD, Rodrigo Vianna,
MD, Teruyuki Kishida, MD, Choitsu Sakamoto, MD, Div. of                             MD, Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, Mazen Alsatie, MD, Sidharth
Gastroenterology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.                              Bhardwaj, MD, Beverly Musick, MS, Paul Kwo, MD, Medicine,
                                                                                    Indiana University / Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis,
P81. Lumen Finding Steerable Guide Wire: A Novel Concept                            IN; Transplant Surgery, Indiana University / Clarian Health
Facilitating Deep Entral Access                                                     Partners, Indianapolis, IN and Biostatistics, Indiana University,
Vinod K. Parasher, MD, Gastrointestinal, Gastrointestinal                           Indianapolis, IN.
Associates, Washington, DC.



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                                                               Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P92. Liver Transplantation as a Treatment Modality for                 P102. Can N-Acetylcysteine Prevent Acute Renal Failure in
Glycogen Storage Disease IA                                            Chronic Liver Disease Patients Undergoing Triple Phase CT
Dev M. Desai, MD, PhD, Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD, Bradley               Scan?
Collins, MD, Carlos Marroquin, MD, Alastair Smith, MD,                 Andrew Albert, MD, MPH, Thomas Birris, MD, Sonu Dhillon,
Transplant Surgery and Medicine, Duke University School of             MD, Stephen Sontag, MD, David VanThiel, MD, Jason
Medicine, Durham, NC.                                                  Gonzaga, MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
                                                                       Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.
P93. The Severity of Hepatitis C Recurrence Post Liver
Transplantation Correlates with Poorly Controlled Diabetes             P103. Nutritional Effects of Transjugular Intrahepatic
Mellitus                                                               Portosystemic Shunt – An Often Neglected Benefit?
Gordon Liss, MD, Muhannad Hafi, MD, Kirti Shetty, MD,                   James E. Rose, MD, Ahmet O. Gurakar, MD, Sajid Jalil, MD,
Division of Transplantation, Georgetown University Hospital,           Cemalettin Camci, MD, Trish Parmalee, PA-C, Bakr Nour, MD,
Washington, DC.                                                        Anthony X. Sebastian, MD, Marilynn Kanoski, RDLD, Harlan I.
                                                                       Wright, MD, Syed Rizvi, MD, Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute,
P94. Choice of Calcineurin Inhibitor and Development of New            Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK; Division
Malignancies in Liver Transplant Recipients                            of Gastroenterology, University of Texas Medical Branch,
Eric B. Blum, MD, Anthony B. Post, MD, Gastroenterology,               Galveston, TX; Department of Surgery, Euphrates University
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH.                      School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey and Internal Medicine
                                                                       Section of Gastroenterology, Oklahoma University, Oklahoma
P95. Endoscopic Treatment of Biliary Strictures After Liver            City, OK.
Transplantation. Location Makes a Difference
Jose Barriga, MD, Roy Thompson, MD, Hosein Shokouh-Amiri,              P104. Maternal HBV DNA Levels Correlate with Frequency of
MD, Rene Davila, MD, FACG, Bradford Waters, MD, Claudio R.             Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis B in Newborns
Tombazzi, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology–Hepatology and Surgery            Chandana Pande, MBBS, Sharda Patra, MBBS, MS, Namita
–Transplant, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Memphis, TN.            Mishra, MBBS, A.K. Dutta, MBBS, MD, Shubha S. Trivedi,
                                                                       MBBS, MS, Shiv K. Sarin, MBBS, MD, DM, Gastroenterology,
P96. Time Course of Intragraft Chemokine Expression and                GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India; Obstetrics and
Immune Cell Infiltration in Acutely Rejecting Rat Livers                Gynecology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, Delhi,
Hiroaki Shimizu, MD, PhD, Masayuki Ohtsuka, MD, PhD,                   India and Pediatrics, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New
Fumio Kimura, MD, PhD, Hiroyuki Yoshidome, MD, PhD,                    Delhi, Delhi, India.
Masaru Miyazaki, MD, PhD, Department of General Surgery,
Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan.            P105. Does Treating Physician Specialty of Hepatitis C
                                                                       Infected Patients Affect Physicians’ Serological Testing and
P97. Prospective Study Comparing Esophageal Capsule                    Immunization Rate of Hepatitis A and B
Endoscopy (ECE) vs. Upper Endoscopy (EGD) in the Detection             David Ramsay, MD, Sashi Putchakayala, MD, Emily Yuan, MD,
and Grading of Esophageal Varices                                      Marie Borum, MD, FACG, Division of Gastroenterology and
Thadis Cox, MD, Alvaro Gonzalez Koch, MD, Antonio Bosch,               Liver Diseases, George Washington University Medical Center,
MD, Razvan Arsenescu, MD, Trevor Winter, MD, Chung-                    Washington, DC.
Jyi Tsai, MD, Nicholas Nickl, MD, Willem de Villiers, MD,
Luis Pena, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition,           P106. Hepatitis B and C Screening: Is Single vs. Multisystem
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.                                 Screening the Most Effective?
                                                                       Sarah Hemeida, BA, Jessica A. Vaiana, BA, Imtiaz Alam, MD,
P98. Applicability of Capsule Endoscopy in Screening for               Hepatitis, Austin Hepatitis Center, Austin, TX.
Portal Hypertension
Rekha Cheruvattath, MD, Manjushree Gautam, MD, Kapil                   P107. Trends of HBV, HCV Prevalence and Vaccination Status
Chopra, MD, Elizabeth Carey, MD, Virender K. Sharma, MD,               in Healthcare Workers in India
Joseph Kears, RN, Carolyn Corrado, RN, Susan Webster, RN,              Sukriti, Kamal Agarwal, Nirupma Pati, G.T. Kumar, A.T.
Luann Hughes, RN, Jorge Rakela, MD, FACG, Hugo E. Vargas,              Kannan, Shiv K. Sarin, Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital,
MD, FACG, Division of Transplantation Medicine and Division of         New Delhi, Delhi, India and Preventive and Social Medicine,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix,         GTB Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India.
AZ.
                                                                       P108. Evaluation of Public Health Recommendations for
P99. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Cirrhosis                  Hepatitis B in a University-Affiliated VA Hospital
Patients: A Comparative Cohort Study                                   Mohammad Madhoun, MD, Syed M. Rizvi, MD, Teddy F.
Steven L. Condron, MD, Matthew M. McMahon, MD, Abdullah                Bader, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of
M. Al-Osaimi, MD, Curtis K. Argo, MD, Patrick G. Northup,              Gastroenterology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
MD, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University          Center, Oklahoma City, OK.
of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
                                                                       P109. Development of a New Method for Hepatitis B Virus
P100. Doppler Ultrasound Using Standardized Software Is Not            Genotype G and Its Prevalence Among Japanese Acute Hepatitis
Useful for Portal Pressure Measurement                                 B Patients
Sajid Jalil, MBBS, Ned Snyder, MD, Roger Soloway, MD,                  Yasushi Takeda, MD, Yoshiaki Katano, MD, Kazuhiko
Orhan S. Ozkan, MD, Randy Ernst, MD, Aytekin Oto, MD,                  Hayashi, MD, Masatoshi Ishigami, MD, Hidemi Goto, MD,
Gastroenterology–Hepatology and Radiology, University of               Gastroenterology, Nagoya University School of Medicine,
Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.                                   Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

P101. Adding a PPI to Propanolol May Reduce Recurrent                  P110. Hepatitis B Virus Genotypes in Saudi Arabia
Bleeding in Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy (PHG) Patients with        Hamad Ibrahim Al Ashgar, MD, Hala Imambaccus, BSc,
Obliterated Esophageal Varices                                         Musthafa C. Peedikayil, MD, MRCP, UK, Section of
Hussam Kujok, MD, Muhammad Y. Sheikh, MD, Kandarp                      Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine and Molecular
Shah, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,                 Biology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco-Fresno, Fresno, CA.            King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh,
                                                                       Saudi Arabia.

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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P111. The Frequency of IL-2, IL-6 and Interferon γ- Genes                           P120. Relation of Serum Resistin Concentration to Steatosis
Polymorphisms in Hepatitis B Patients in Iran                                       and Insulin Sensitivity in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C
Leila Najafi, MSc, Zahra Hajebrahimi, PhD, Leila Alidoust,                           Genotype 4
MSc, Mohammad Hossein Somi, MD, Maryam Firoozi, BSc,                                Naglaa A.A. Allam, MD, Gasser I. Azab, MD, Nermeen Ehsan,
Mohammad Reza Zali, FACG, Liver, Research Center for                                MD, Nermeen Hossam, MD, Tary A. Salman, MD, Hepatology
Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases - Shaheed Beheshti                              Department, National Liver Institute, Shebeen Al-koam,
University of Medical Scienses, Tehran, Islamic Republic of                         Menofeya, Egypt; Pathology, National Liver Institute, Shebeen
Iran and Genetics, Faculty of Science - Tarbiat Modarres                            Al-koam, Menofeya, Egypt and Clinical Pathology, Alexandria
University, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.                                       Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt.

P112. Mannose-Binding Lectin Gene Polymorphisms in Patients                         P121. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in Different Stages of
with Chronic Hepatitis B and Spontaneously Recovered Among                          Hepatitis C Virus Disease: A Pooled Data Analysis
Iranian Population                                                                  Harshit S. Khara, MD, C.S. Pitchumoni, MD, Dept. of
Leila Alidoust Masouleh, MS, Leila Najafi, MS, Zahra                                 Gastroenterology & Hepatology, St Peter’s University Hospital,
Hajebrahimi, PhD, Mohammad Hossein Somi, MD, Maryam                                 New Brunswick, NJ.
Firoozi, BS, Mohammad Reza Zali, MD, Liver, Research Center
for Gastroentrology and Liver Disease (RCGLD) Shaheed                                                             COLON
Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic
Republic of Iran and Genetics, Tarbiat Modares University,                          P122. Correlation of Colonic Interstitial Stellate Cells with
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.                                                   Subepithelial Collagen Layer Thickness
                                                                                        2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
P113. Prevalence and Influence of Occult Hepatitis B Infection                       Sameer Talwalkar, MD, Purva Gopal, MD, Lauren Briley, MD,
in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C in Okinawa                                     Kristine Krueger, MD, Mukunda Ray, MD, PhD, Pathology,
Kaoru Kikuchi, MD, Yutaka Yamaguchi, MD, Yoshiki                                    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY and Medicine, University
Shimabukuro, MD, Susumu Shinoura, MD, Yoshihide Keida,                              of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
MD, Gastroenterology, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Uruma,
Okinawa, Japan.                                                                     P123. Clostridium difficile Infection: Antibiotic Risk and
                                                                                    Financial Impact
P114. The Role of Religiosity in the Outcome of Treatment for                       Ethan Weinberg, Eric Quianzon, MD, Kamalkumar Bangoria,
Chronic HCV Infection                                                               MD, Robert P. Ferguson, MD, Department of Medicine, Union
Rajeev Raghavan, MD, Laura Ferlic-Stark, MS, Cinda Clarke,                          Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
DSN, Mannish Rungta, MD, Richard Goodgame, MD,
Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and                       P124. Ischemic Colitis: Female Bias and More Common Than
Gastroenterology, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX.                           You Think
                                                                                    Morry Moskovitz, MD, Dong Suh, PhD, Marsha Zaleski,
P115. Are U.S. Undergraduates in Danger of Acquiring                                RN, Gastroentrology, Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver,
Hepatitis C? Assessment of Students’ Risk Behaviors and                             PA; Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and
Knowledge of the Disease                                                            Pharmacy, Rutgers University, NJ.
Julie R. Hollberg, MD, Christine M. Karshin, PhD, Anna M.
Jankowski, BBA, Thomas M. Shehab, MD, Huron Gastro.,                                P125. Human Colon Cancer Cells Lack Mutations in RACK1, a
Center for Digestive Care, Ypsilanti, MI; Internal Medicine, St.                    Suppressor of Oncogenic Src Tyrosine Kinases
Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI and Health & Human                             Barrett G. Levesque, MD, Kelly C. Lee, MS, Christine A.
Performance, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.                            Cartwright, MD, Deptartment of Medicine, Stanford University,
                                                                                    Stanford, CA.
P116. Molecular Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Infection in Liver
Diseases in North India                                                             P126. Stage III Colon Cancer Prognosis Prediction by Tumor
Krishdeep S. Chadha, MD, Rajiv Singhal, MD, Premashish Kar,                         Gene Expression Profiling
Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New                           Alain J. Barrier, MD, Antoinette Lemoine, PhD, Sandrine
Delhi, Delhi, India.                                                                Dudoit, PhD, Digestive Surgery, Hopital Tenon, Paris, France;
                                                                                    Biochemistry, Hopital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France and
P117. Viral and Host Factors Associated with Steatosis in                           Biostatistics, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
Iranian Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C
Mohammad Minakari, MD, Mohammadreza Zali, MD, Farzaneh                              P127. Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea: Biochemical
Khademsameni, MD, Hamid Mohagheghshalmani, MD,                                      Markers of Prolonged Hospitalization and Mortality
Research Centre of Gastroenterology and Liver Dis., Shaheed                         Shahzad Iqbal, MD, Kiran Tiriveedhi, MD, Binoj Iqbal, MD,
Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic                            Veron M. Browne, MD, Aparna Batlapenumarthy, MD, Gerald
Republic of Iran.                                                                   Posner, MD, Maurice A. Cerulli, MD, Gastroenterology, Interfaith
                                                                                    Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
P118. The Diagnostic Yield of a Comprehensive Metabolic
Evaluation in Patients Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Infection                         P128. New Paradigms/Patterns in the Presentation, Clinical
Travis J. Rutland, MD, John-Paul Voelkel, MD, Jorge Herrera,                        Features, and Outcomes Associated with Ischemic Colitis
MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University of South Alabama,                      Muhammad M. Amin, MD, Donald R. Campbell, MD, Medicine,
Mobile, AL.                                                                         Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO and Medicine,
                                                                                    University of Missouri/Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
P119. The Distribution of Hepatitis C Virus Genotype in
Southwest Native Americans and the Natural Progression of                           P129. Where To Look and How To Treat Diverticular
Infection                                                                           Hemorrhage
Charles H. Beymer, MD, Masood Kisana, MD, Erin Tharalson,                           Dennis M. Jensen, MD, Gustavo A. Machicado, MD, CURE
RN, Richard Gerkin, MD, Rakesh Nanda, MD, Medicine, PIMC,                           Hemostasis Research Group, CURE, Digestive Diseases
Phoenix, AZ; GI- 111G, Phoenix VAMC, Phx, AZ and Medicine,                          Research Center, Los Angeles, CA; Division of Digestive
Banner Good Sam RMC, Phoenix, AZ.                                                   Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los
                                                                                    Angeles, CA and Dept Gastroenterology, VA GLAHC, Los
                                                                                    Angeles, CA.


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                                                               Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P130. Symptom Response to Standard Antibiotic Therapy in                                         CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Patients with High Breath Methane
Sheila Rodriguez-Stanley, PhD, Susan Riley, RN, Sattar Zubaidi,        P141. Antegrade and Retrograde Endoscopic Approach in the
MD, Philip B. Miner, Jr., MD, Clinical Research, The Oklahoma          Establishment of a Neo-Esophagus: A Novel Technique
Foundation for Digestive Research, Oklahoma City, OK.                      2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                       Mohammad Al-Haddad, MD, Surakit Pungpapong, MD,
P131. The Significance of Correlating Incidental Bowel Wall             Michael B. Wallace, MD, Massimo Raimondo, MD, Timothy A.
Thickening on CT with Endoscopic Evaluation                            Woodward, MD, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
G. Patricia Ayala, Cindy Huang, MD, David M. Jones, MD, Seth
Richter, MD, Gastroenterology, Albany Medical College, Albany,         P142. Hemobilia Due to Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm.
NY and Pathology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.                  An Unusual Complication After Cholecystectomy and T-Tube
                                                                       Placement
P132. Compliance with Clostridium difficile Associated                  Muhammad K. Hasan, MD, Waqar Ahmad, MD, Sikandar
Diarrhea (CDAD) Treatment Guidelines in a Large Community-             Mesiya, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of
Based Health System                                                    Gastroenterology, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center,
Jason M. Yax, DO, Eileen A. Robinson, MPH, Thomas M.                   Oklahoma City, OK; Department of Internal Medicine, Oklahoma
Shehab, Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Health System,             University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK and
and Huron Gastro., Center for Digestive Care, Ypsilanti, MI.           Digestive Diseases Specialists, Midwest Regional Medical
                                                                       Center, Midwest City, OK.
P133. Incidental CT Findings of Colonic Luminal Thickening,
Luminal Mass or Stricture – How Much Should We Worry?                  P143. A Case of a Vesical Diverticula Causing Constipation
Sheela Channabasappa, MD, Melchor Demetria, MD, Bashar                 Rachel Koppelman, MD, Ricardo Marrero, MD, Howard
M. Attar, MD, FACG, L. Sooraj, MD, Gastroenterology, John H.           Manten, MD, Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miami, FL.
Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County – Rush Medical College,
Chicago, IL.                                                           P144. Tubular Sigmoid Bowel Duplication; an Unusual
                                                                       Endoscopic Finding in Adults
P134. Mycophenolate Mofetil Induced Colitis                            Waqar Ahmad, MD, Muhammad K. Hasan, MD, William
Raymond B. Bedgood, DO, Ayaz J. Chaudhary, MD, FACG,                   Tierney, MD, Department of Medicine, Oklahoma University
Jeffrey R. Lee, MD, V. Goei, MD, Gastroenterology/Hepatology,          Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK and Department
Medical College of Georgia/VAMC-Augusta, Augusta, GA.                  of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Oklahoma University
                                                                       Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK.
P135. Are Smokers a High Risk Group? Analysis of the
Risk and Prevalence of Colorectal Neoplasia in a Screening             P145. Erlotinib Induced Acute Ischemic Colitis
Population Aged 40 to 50 Years                                         Waqar Ahmad, MD, Muhammad K. Hasan, MD, Sikandar
Joseph C. Anderson, MD, Zvi A. Alpern, MD, Brandon J.                  Mesiya, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Oklahoma
Wiggins, MD, Patricia M. Hubbard-Ells, ANP, Carole M. Martin,          University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK;
ANP, Gastroenterology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY         Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology,
and Gastroenterology, St Catherine’s Siena, Smithtown, NY.             Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City,
                                                                       OK and Digestive Diseases Specialists, Midwest Regional
P136. Clinical Laboratory Evaluation of a New Sodium                   Medical Center, Miidwest City, OK.
Phosphate (NaP) Tablet Bowel Purgative vs a 2L Polyethylene
Glycol Electrolyte Lavage Solution (PEG) Plus Bisacodyl                P146. Myocarditis Associated with Campylobacter jejuni
David T. Rubin, MD, Charles Barish, MD, Sandra Lottes,                 Infection: A Case Report
PharmD, William P. Forbes, PharmD, University of Chicago,              Veronika Dubrovskaya, MD, Il J. Paik, MD, Irina Kaplounov,
Chicago, IL; Wake Research Associates, LLC, Raleigh, NC and            MD, Leah Lieber, MD, Donald P. Kotler, MD, Richard McCray,
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.                          MD, Gastroenterology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center,
                                                                       New York, NY and Medicine, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
P137. Clostridium difficile Associated Disease. Acid                    Center, New York, NY.
Suppression: Is It Responsible for Rising Incidence?
Kapil Gupta, MD, MPH, Ayse Aytaman, MD, Gastroenterology,              P147. Intestinal Ganglioneuromatosis Polyposis: A Rare Cause
NY Health Harbor System, Brooklyn, NY and SUNY Downstate               of Abdominal Pain
Medical Center.                                                        Patricia Reyes, MD, Swati Pawa, MD, Murray N. Ehrinpreis,
                                                                       MD, Gastroenterology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
P138. Clostridium difficile: A Prospective Study of Infection
Risk Factors                                                           P148. Anal Carcinoma with Rectal Mucosal Involvement: The
Rudolfo Guevara, MD, Ann Silverman, MD, Internal Medicine,             Value of Symptom Initiated Rectal Examination
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI and Gastroenterology,            J. Royce Groce, MD, Sajid Jalil, MD, Samir Nath, MD, Larry
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.                                 Scott, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
                                                                       The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
P139. High-Resolution Manometry Anorectal Manometry:
A Comparison with Standard Manometry                                   P149. Non-Microscopic Microscopic Colitis: A Call for Change
Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD, Mark Pimentel, Edy Soffer, Division of         in Nomenclature
Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.        Ali Mansour, MD, Mohamad Elkurdi, MD, Boutros N. El-
                                                                       Haddad, MD, Benny Kusuma, MD, Estephan N. Zayat, MD,
P140. A Study of the Efficacy of Same Day, Same Colonic                 Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Kansas University
Preparation, CT Colonography in 100 Consecutive Patients with          School of Medicine - Wichita, Wichita, KS.
Incomplete Colonoscopy
Challa Ajit, MD, Mitchell S. Cappell, MD, PhD, Susan                   P150. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Small Lymphocytic
Summerton, MD, Mindy Horrow, MD, Brett Inglis, DO, Charles             Lymphoma) Involving the Colon
Bongiorno, MD, Philip O. Katz, MD, Gastroenterology/Radiology,         Paul R. Dambowy, MD, Nadeem A. Chaudhary, MD, Dept of
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.                      Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN and Dept of
                                                                       Gastroenterology, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.


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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P151. Plasmacytoma of the Colon as Cause of Rectal Bleeding                         P163. Intestinal Spirochetosis: Treatment with Single Dose
in Patient with Refractory Multiple Myeloma                                         Penicillin
Nadim I. Salfiti, MD, Nadeem A. Chaudhary, MD, Dept of                               Benny Kusuma, MD, Ali Mansour, MD, Mohamad Elkurdi, MD,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Minnesota, MN                        Boutros N. El-Haddad, MD, Estephan N. Zayat, MD, Internal
and Dept of Gastroenterology, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.                       Medicine and Gastroenterology, Kansas University School of
                                                                                    Medicine - Wichita, Wichita, KS.
P152. Anaphylaxis to Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Solution
During Bowel Preparation for Screening Colonoscopy                                  P164. Asymptomatic Colonic Sarcoid Polyps
Ajay Pabby, MD, MPH, Rizwan Ahmed, MD, Gastroenterology,                            Deepthi Deconda, MD, Savitha R. Tudi, MD, Vinisha Patel,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.                            MD, Ruliang Xu, MD, PhD, Sita Chokhavatia, MD, FACP,
                                                                                    Department of Medicine/Gastroenterology and Department of
P153. Appendicitis Presenting as Acute Lower Gastrointestinal                       Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Bleeding
Sandra M. Jara, MD, Joffre Rivera, MD, Francene R. Martin,                          P165. Schwannoma of the Descending Colon: A Rare Tumor
MD, Patrick Brady, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases and                           Mimicking Carcinoma
Nutrition, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.                                  Natalya Belova, MD, Nicholas Triantafillou, MD, Gastro-
                                                                                    enterology, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY.
P154. A Rapidly Developing Adenocarcinoma in Cronkite-
Canada Syndrome                                                                     P166. Multi-Focal Colonic Follicular Lymphoma: A Rare Case
Francene Martin, MD, Sandra Jara, MD, Patrick Brady, MD,                            Discovered on Screening Colonoscopy
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of South                   Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, Aarti Y. Oza, Nicholas M. Szary,
Florida, Tampa, FL.                                                                 MD, John B. Marshall, MD, Department of Internal Medicine -
                                                                                    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Missouri Hospital and
P155. Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Due to                                  Clinics, Columbia, MO.
Scleroderma
Arun C. Swaminath, MD, Gordon Hunt, MD, Gastroenterology,                           P167. Vancomycin Enemas and Nitazoxanide Treatment of
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA and                               Recurrent C. difficile Colitis
Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Zion, San Diego, CA.                            S. Korenfeld, MD, K. Desai, MD, A. Gotian, MD, L.J. Brandt,
                                                                                    MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical
P156. An Adjunctive Role for Intravenous Steroids in                                Center, Bronx, NY.
Refractory C. Difficile Colitis
David Chapman, MD, C. Gregory Albers, MD, FACG,                                     P168. A Patient with Colonic Neurofibroma Causing Iron
Gastroenterology, Private Practice, Yorba Linda, CA and                             Deficiency Anemia
Gastroenterology, UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA.                             Kaleem M. Rizvon, MD, Theodore M. Perlman, MD, Omer
                                                                                    K. Masood, MD, Paul J. Mustacchia, MD, Gastroenterology,
P157. Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma as the Initial Clue to                              Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY.
Occult Colon Carcinoma (Muir-Torre Syndrome)
Elizabeth S. Won, BA, Joseph Feller, MD, Edward R. Feller,                          P169. Rifaximin in the Treatment of Refractory Solitary Rectal
MD, Medicine and Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI.                     Ulcer: A Case Report
                                                                                    Ellen J. Scherl, MD, Brian Bosworth, MD, Jill Roberts
P158. A Giant Ischemic Ulcer in the Transverse Colon:                               Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Weill Medical College of
A Unique Complication of a Benign Post-Radiation Sigmoid                            Cornell University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.
Stricture
Raffat Jaber, MD, Natasha Muckova, MD, Waleed Ibrahim,                              P170. Treatment of Severe Clostridium difficile Colitis with
MD, Ronald Griffin, MD, Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology,                      Intravenous gamma Globulin
Loma Linda VA Medical Center and Loma Linda University                              Robert T. Elliott, MD, Drew K. Siegel, MD, Lawrence W.
Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.                                                     Comerford, MD, Gastroenterology, Kernodle Clinic, Burlington, NC.

P159. A Report of an Endoscopic Resection for Localized                             P171. Ischemic Colitis Associated with Epsilon-Aminocaproic
Rectal MALT Lymphoma                                                                Acid Therapy
Burt C. Humburg, MD, Abraham Mathew, MD, Department of                              Swati Pawa, MD, Meredith Greene, BA, Murray N. Ehrinpreis,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Pennsylvania State University                      MD, Gastroenterology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
- Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.
                                                                                    P172. Report of Two Cases: Giant Colon Diverticulum with
P160. Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome: A Rare Cause of                              Perforation – Different Types and Treatment Outcome
Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding                                                   Peiying Xiao, MD, Hueldine Webb, MD, Catherine Mason, MD,
Ajay Pabby, MD, MPH, Rizwan Ahmed, MD, Asif Khalid, MD,                             Yusong Yang, MD, Fidelina Desoto, MD, Rosemary Wieczorek,
Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,                          MD, Andrew B. Seymour, MD, Vlado Simko, MD, FACG,
Pittsburgh, PA.                                                                     Gastroenterology Division, SUNY Downstate Medical Center,
                                                                                    Brooklyn, NY and Brooklyn VA NY Harbor HCS (Teaching
P161. Histoplasmosis Presenting as a Colonic Mass in an                             Hospital of SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Brooklyn, NY.
Immunocompromised Patient
Purna C. Kashyap, MD, Ashutosh S. Naniwadekar, MD, Rami                             P173. Sigmoid Colon Cancer or Urinary Bladder Cancer?
Hawari, MD, Samir Nath, MD, Internal Medicine, University of                        Peiying Xiao, MD, Wilbur Bowne, MD, William Blank, MD,
Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.                                                Catherine Mason, MD, Yusong Yang, MD, Fidelina Desoto, MD,
                                                                                    Rosemary Wieczorek, MD, Vlado Simko, MD, FACG, Division of
P162. Gastrojejunocolic Fistula, a Rare Complication of Prior                       Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn,
Gastroenterostomy                                                                   NY and Brooklyn VA NY Harbor HCS (Teaching Hospital of
James L. Lin, MD, Bashar Attar, MD, Benjamin Go, MD,                                SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Brooklyn, NY.
William Riles, MD, Rajalakshmi Iyer, MD, Philip E. Donahue,
MD, Gastroenterology, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL;
Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL and Rush
Medical College, Chicago, IL.


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                                                              Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P174. Massive Hematochezia From Rectoprostatic Fistula: A                P186. Novel Use of Doppler and High Frequency Ultrasound
Case Report                                                              Probe for Non-Ulcer Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Bogdan Cristescu, MD, Joanne Matthews, MD, Safak Reka,                   Bhavani Moparty, MD, Gurinder Luthra, MD, G.S. Raju, MD,
MD, Digestive Diseases, SUNY Downstate Medical Center,                   Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, Internal Medicine, University of Texas
Brooklyn, NY.                                                            Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

P175. A Rare Cause of Lower GI Bleeding                                  P187. Role of EUS with FNA in Subepithelial and Peri-Rectal
Mary Alizadeh, MD, Ravi Kottoor, MD, Zhijie Yan, MD,                     Masses
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Florida Health              Bhavani Moparty, MD, Charles T. Chaya, MD, Manoop S.
Sciences Center, Jacksonville, FL.                                       Bhutani, MD, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical
                                                                         Branch, Galveston, TX.
P176. Kayexalate Induced Colonic Necrosis: An Important
Clinical Entity                                                          P188. Self-Expanding Silicone Stents for Treatment of Post-
Eugene J. Yoon, MD, Mark L. Wu, MD, John G. Lee,                         Operative Colorectal Stricture in Hirschsprung’s Disease
MD, Gregory C. Albers, MD, Division of Gastroenterology,                 Niraj K. Ajmere, MD, Lisa Bocceli, DO, Ramon Rullan, MD,
University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA and          Paul Danielson, MD, Michael Hirsch, MD, Ducksoo Kim, MD,
Department of Pathology, University of California, Irvine Medical        Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Surgery
Center, Orange, CA.                                                      and Radiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA.

P177. Burkitt’s Lymphoma Masquerading as Crohn’s Disease in              P189. Conservative Treatment of Non-Resolving
a Patient with HIV: A Unique Presentation                                Pneumoperitoneum After EUS-FNA and EMR by CT-Guided Needle
Charles G. Nesmith, MD, Jae W. Nam, MD, Matthew M.                       Decompression
Mcmahon, MD, Kamil M. Obideen, MD, Mohammad A. Wehbi,                    Gene L. Chang, MD, Shephali Patel, DO, Richard Messersmith,
MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Emory University School              MD, Kenneth D. Chi, MD, Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital,
of Medicine, Atlanta, GA and Dept of Internal Medicine, Emory            Park Ridge, IL.
University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
                                                                         P190. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Induced
P178. Endoscopic Retrieval of a Proximally Migrated, Deeply              Gastrointestinal Strictures: Two Case Reports
Embedded Pancreatic Duct Stent Using a Rat Tooth Forceps                 Dan Ramasamy, MD, Joe E. Khoury, MD, Mahfuzul Haque,
Christopher J. DiMaio, MD, Peter D. Stevens, MD, Division of             MD, Internal Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at ECU,
Digestive & Liver Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center,          Greenville, NC.
New York, NY.
                                                                         P191. Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Patient
P179. Parachute Sign: A Novel Endoscopic Sign That Heralds               Newly Diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
the Development of a Tracheoesophageal Fistula                           Tommy Y. Yen, MD, Denise Kalmaz, MD, Kazuaki Takabe, MD,
Bon Chang A. Koo, MD, Saul J. Agus, MD, Gastroenterology,                Jose A. Acosta, MD, Gordon C. Hunt, MD, Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.                                      and Surgery, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA and
                                                                         Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA.
P180. Diagnosis of Lymphoma in Overt Obscure GI Bleeding
Aided by WCE                                                             P192. Pre-Sacral Synovial Sarcoma Discovered on Routine
Amar R. Deshpande, MD, Ian Storch, DO, Jamie S. Barkin,                  Screening Colonoscopy
MD, MACG, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami              Jonathan A. White, MD, Frank Sammarco, MD, William B.
Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.                                    Hale, MD, Section of Gastroenterology, Norwalk Hospital,
                                                                         Norwalk, CT.
P181. Management of Colonic Stent-Induced Luminal
Obstruction Using Argon Plasma Coagulation                               P193. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia of the Stomach
Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, MD, Gastroenterology and                     Jonathan A. Erber, MD, Rosemary L. Wieczorek, MD, Andrew
Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.                                  Seymour, MD, Gerald Fruchter, MD, Vlado Simko, MD,
                                                                         Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn,
P182. Double-Balloon Enteroscopy to Complete Gastroscopy                 NY; Gastroenterology, VA and Pathology, VA, New York Harbor
Through a Redundant Ileo-Colonic Interposition                           Health Care System, Brooklyn, NY.
Seth A. Gross, MD, Mark E. Stark, MD, Kenneth R.
DeVault, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic,               P194. Successful Endoscopic Treatment of Bouveret’s
Jacksonville, FL.                                                        Syndrome with Intracorporeal Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy
                                                                         Elizabeth S. Huebner, MD, Suja DuBois, MD, Michael D.
P183. Metastatic Prostate Cancer Presenting as Mediastinal               Saunders, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University of
Lymphadenopathy Identified by Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine             Washington, Seattle, WA.
Needle Aspiration
Nolan E. Perez, MD, Satish Maryala, MD, Soley Seren, MD,                 P195. Acute Symptomatic Small Bowel Obstruction Due to
Jining Feng, MD, Vaishali Pansare, MD, Ravi Dhar, MD,                    Capsule Impaction: A Case Series
Gastroenterology, Wayne State University School of Medicine,             Otto S. Lin, MD, MSc, John J. Brandabur, MD, Richard A.
Detroit, MI.                                                             Kozarek, MD, Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason Medical Center,
                                                                         Seattle, WA.
P184. The Risk of Developing Cervical Neck Radiculopathy in
Endoscopists as a Consquence of GI Procedures                            P196. A Novel Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the
Richard A. Pellegrini, MD, Internal Medicine, Mercy Medical              Evaluation of a Fever of Unknown Origin: Three Tests for the
Center, Rockville Centre, NY.                                            Price of One
                                                                         Scott Oosterveen, MD, Rajeev Tummuru, MD, Steven Feinstein,
P185. Endoscopic Treatment of a Hypopharyngeal Perforation               MD, Omar Lateef, DO, Sri Komanduri, MD, Gastroenterolgy,
Using a Polyflex Self-Expanding Plastic Stent                             Cardiology, and Pulmonology and Critical Care, Rush University
Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, Sanjay B. Jagannath, MD,                      Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Deptartment of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P197. Endoscopic Revision of an Esophageal Polyflex® Stent                           P209. Esophagogastric Fistula: A Case of Esophagogastric
Shilen V. Lakhani, MD, Roshan M. Bashir, MD, Division of                            Fistula in an HIV Patient with Previous Esophageal Ulceration
Gastroenterology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.                       Andrew N. Pearson, MD, Subbaramiah Sridhar,
                                                                                    Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Georgia,
P198. Oral Sodium Phosphate Laxative Induced Acute Renal                            Augusta, GA.
Failure in Patient Undergoing Colonoscopy
Siddhartha Agrawal, MD, Greg Polidori, MD, Francis Dumler,                          P210. Bleeding from an Ulcer within a Multi-Septated
MD, Internal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak,                        Periampullary Duodenal Diverticulum Successfully Treated with
MI.                                                                                 Endoscopic Therapy
                                                                                    Daniel A. Sussman, MD, Ryan D. Madanick, MD, Division of
P199. EUS Guided FNA for Mediastinal Mass and/or                                    Gastroenterology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/
Lymphadenopathy Due to Infection                                                    Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, FL.
Charles Chaya, MD, Parantap Gupta, MD, Vicki Schnadig, MD,
Roberto Logrono, MD, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, MD, Manoop                           P211. Definitive Diagnosis by EUS FNA of Multiple Intra-
S. Bhutani, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology, UTMB, Galveston, TX;                        Abdominal Lymphoid Lesions
Medicine, UTMB, Galveston, TX; Pathology, UTMB, Galveston,                          Kaumudi Somnay, MD, Natalya Belova, MD, Gastroenterology,
TX and Cardiothoracic Surgery, UTMB, Galveston, TX.                                 New York Hospital Queeens, Flushing, NY.
P200. Recurrent Aortoenteric Fistula                                                P212. Splenic Rupture: A Rare Complication of Colonoscopy
Michael J. Pollack, MD, Richard C.K. Wong, MB, BS,                                  Samir L. Habashi, MD, Juan C. Munoz, MD, Gastroenterology,
Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH.                 University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL.
P201. Rendezvous Procedure for Post-Operative Biliary                               P213. Successful Treatment of a Benign Anastomotic Colon
Disconnect: An Alternative Intervention                                             Stricture with Colocutaneous and Coloenteric Fistulae Using
Bushra G. Fazili, MD, Razi M. Arifuddin, MD, Asad Ullah,                            Overlapping Self-Expandable Metal Stents (SEMS)
MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, University of                         Emelie F. Helou, MD, Aaron J. Small, Mark D. Sawyer, MD,
Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.                                            Todd H. Baron, MD, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic College of
                                                                                    Medicine, Rochester, MN.
P202. Endoscopic Band Ligation of Gastric Arteriovenous
Malformations in a Patient with Hereditary Hemorrhagic                              P214. Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Telangiectasia                                                                      Diagnosis of Primary Peritoneal Mesothelioma
J. Carter Balart, MD, Subbaramiah Sridhar, MD,                                      Mohamed O. Othman, MD, Praveen K. Roy, MD,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Georgia,                        Gulshan Parasher, MD, Department of Internal Medicine,
Augusta, GA.                                                                        Gastroenterology Divison, University of New Mexico,
                                                                                    Albuquerque, NM and Department of Internal Medicine,
P203. Protein-Losing Enteropathy from Eosinophilic Enteritis                        Gastroenterology Division, University of Missouri-Columbia,
Solely Diagnosed by Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE) and                            Columbia, MO.
Double-Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE)
Surakit Pungpapong, MD, Mark Stark, MD, John Cangemi, MD,                           P215. Retrograde Esophageal Stent Placement Via a
Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.                                    Gastrostomy Site as a Treatment for Boerhaave’s Syndrome
                                                                                    Calvin W. Parker, III, MD, John D. Liveringhouse, MD, Roger
P204. An Unusual Presentation of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura                           K. Fincher, MD, Gastroenterology, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army
Muhammed G. Nathani, MD, Patricia Laurel, MD, Internal                              Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA and Internal Medicine, Dwight
Medicine, UTHSCSA-Regional Academic Health Center,                                  D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA.
Harlingen, TX.
                                                                                    P216. EUS Guided Core Biopsy: A Feasible Option for Liver
P205. Successful Placement of Percutaneous Endoscopic                               Biopsy
Gastrojejunostomy Tube (PEG/J) Systems in 2 Pregnant Patients                       Abraham Mathew, MBBS, Division of Gastroenterology, Penn
Stacie A.F. Vela, MD, Mark H. Delegge, MD, Gastroenterology                         State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA.
and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina,
Charleston, SC.                                                                     P217. Myxedema Coma from Administration of Replacement
                                                                                    Thyroid Therapy Directly to the Colon Via a Malpositioned
P206. Endoscopic Management of Duodenal Obstruction Due to                          Replacement Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube
Migrated Biliary Stents                                                             Challa Ajit, MD, Mitchell S. Cappell, MD, PhD, Matthew
Sajid Jalil, MBBS, Jeffery R. Groce, MD, Ramesh Srinivasan,                         Behme, MD, Daksesh Patel, DO, Jorge Uribe, MD, Philip O.
MD, Amanjit S. Gill, MD, Manoj Kathuria, MD, Gottumukkula S.                        Katz, MD, Gastroenterology/Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical
Raju, MD, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Texas                        Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Medical Branch, Galveston, TX and Interventional Radiology,
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.                                  P218. Novel Use of Hemoclips in Control of Profuse Rectal
                                                                                    Bleeding after Transrectal Prostate Biopsy
P207. Spontaneous Perforation of the Duodenum by a Migrated                         Noel R. Fajardo, MD, Travis J. Smith, MD, Louis M.
Ureteral Stent                                                                      Wongkeesong, MD, Div. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Ian Wall, MD, Matthew Tangorra, DO, Tejal Shah, MD,                                 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN and Mayo
Kadirawel Iswara, MD, Jian Jun Li, MD, Scott Tenner, MD,                            Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester,
MPH, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine,                          MN.
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
                                                                                    P219. Chronic Abdominal Pain and Bleeding in a Post
P208. Avoid Excessive Elevator Angulation When Placing a                            Hysterectomy Female
Biliary Wallstent® with the New Olympus V-Scope®                                    Andrew Albert, MD, MPH, Sohrab Mobarhan, MD, Khondker
Christopher J. Khor, MD, Khay-Guan Yeoh, MD, Khek-Yu Ho,                            Islam, MD, Jack Leya, MD, Sherri Yong, MD, MaryJo Liszek,
MD, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, National                           MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition, Loylola University
University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.                                          Medical Center, Maywood, IL.



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                                                                Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P220. Unique Case of Klatskin Tumor Treated with Whipple               P232. Transient Watery Diarrhea in a Patient with Large
Procedure                                                              Pancreatic Pseduocyst Indicates Spontaneous Resolution!
Nikhil Karanth, MD, Ali K. Masood, MD, Ankesh Nigam, MD,               Andrew N. Pearson, MD, Vinayasekhara Reddy, MD,
Ali T. Nawras, MD, FACG, Department of Gastroenterology,               Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Georgia,
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.                                     Augusta, GA.

P221. A Dual Forceps-Snare Technique for Removal of a                  P233. Biliary Drainage through the Minor Papilla – Not a Typo
Covered Metal Stent                                                    Samuel A. Giday, MD, Kerry B. Dunbar, MD, Anthony N.
Charles Chaya, MD, Khanh Le, MD, Virendra Joshi, MD,                   Kalloo, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, The Johns Hopkins
Gastroenterology, UTMB, Galveston, TX and Gastroenterology,            University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Tulane, New Orleans, LA.
                                                                       P234. Laparoscopic Assisted Transgastric ERCP: The Yale
P222. Diffuse Intestinal Multiple Lymphomatous Polyposis: A            Experience
Rare Presentation                                                      Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, Kurt E. Roberts, MD, Andrew J. Duffy,
Kavitha Kumbum, MD, Prospere Remy, MD, Simeon Carvajal,                MD, Robert L. Bell, MD, Aslanian A. Harry, MD, Priya A.
MD, Gastroenterology, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY.        Jamidar, MD, Digestive Diseases and Surgery, Yale University
                                                                       School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
P223. EUS Guided Foreign Body Extraction
Gopal Narasimhan, MD, Amir Awad, MD, Karl T. Bednarek,                 P235. ERCP in Thoracoomphalopagus Conjoined Twins
MD, Seth A. Cohen, MD, Jerome H. Siegel, MD, David H.                  Diahann L. Seaman, MD, Christopher J. Gostout, MD, Mounif
Robbins, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases, Beth Israel               El-Youssef, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
Medical Center, New York, NY.                                          College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

P224. Capsule Endoscopy and Zenker’s Diverticulum: Beware              P236. VIPoma – A Rare Neuroendocrine Tumor
Aldo A. Garza, MD, Aline Ghaleb, MD, Department of                     Suresh G. Jayatilaka, MD, Gilbert Simoni, MD, Dany
Medicine, Gastroenterology Service, School of Medicine /               Haddad, MD, Hossam O. Elfarra, MD, Walid Baddoura, MD,
University Hospital. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León,               Gastroenterology, Seton Hall University School of GME, South
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.                                         Orange, NJ.

P225. Common Bile Duct Stricture Secondary to Repetitive               P237. Endoscopic Clips as Markers To Target Angiographic
Abdominal Trauma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature           Therapy of Massive GI Bleeding
Ketul Patel, MD, Ryan Fauble, MD, Jonathan Pezanoski,                  Ramesh Srinivasan, MD, MBA, Amanjit S. Gill, MD, Manoop
MD, David Manuel, MD, Mark DeVore, MD, Gastroenterology,               S. Bhutani, MD, Riall S. Taylor, MD, Gottumukkala S. Raju,
Providence Hospital Medical Center, Southfield, MI.                     MD, FRCP, FACP, Div of Gastroenterology, University of Texas
                                                                       Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; Dept of Radiology, University
P226. Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Resulting in Lower                 of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX and Dept of General
Gastrointestinal Bleed: A Case Report                                  Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
S. Mubashir A. Shah, MD, Charles M. Rosen, MD, Dept of
Gastroenerology, University of Miami/Mt Sinai Medical Center,          P238. Severe Necrotizing Pancreatitis and Pseudocyst
Miami, FL.                                                             Development in a Patient on Peritoneal Dialysis
                                                                       Ryan D. Madanick, MD, Dollie Green, MD, Division of
P227. Unusual Case of Obstructive Jaundice in Elderly Patient          Gastroenterology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine,
Snehal Desai, MD, Sanjay Nayyar, MD, Manmeet Padda, MD,                Miami, FL and Division of Nephrology and Hypertension,
Gastroenterology, Gastro Center of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV and           University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Charles R. Drew University,
Los Angeles, CA.                                                       P239. Autoimmune Pancreatitis (AIP) Mimicking Pancreatic
                                                                       Cancer
P228. High-Grade Neuroendocrine Tumor in a 21 Year Old                 Asim A. Mohammed, MD, Nirali Parikh, MD, Hareth M.
Man with X-Linked Hyper IgM Syndrome                                   Raddawi, MD, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology, UIC Advocate
Nandini Nagaraj, MD, Chukwuma Egwim, MD, Douglas G.                    Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.
Adler, MD, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health
Science Center, Houston, TX.                                           P240. Hemobilia After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:
                                                                       A Case Report
P229. Hepatic Fascioliasis Complicated by Hepatic Cyst in              Claudio R. Tombazzi, MD, Ami K. Naik, MD, Jose Barriga, MD,
Communication with the Biliary Tree and Secondary Sclerosing           Christopher Mathews, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and
Cholangitis                                                            Hepatology, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, Memphis,
Amy L. Morse, MD, Karen McClean, MD, Anil Bedi, MD,                    TN.
Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
                                                                       P241. Hemorrhage from Cystgastrostomy – Atypical
P230. Gastroduodenal Artery Aneurysm Presenting as Jaundice            Presentation of Hemosuccus Pancreaticus
and Abdominal Pain                                                     Gaurav Agarwal, MD, Monica Agarwal, MD, Ajay Bajaj, MD,
Sandhya Salguti, MD, Jan Franco, MD, Vamshi Mallavarapu,               FACG, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois/Advocate
MD, Eric Mueller, MD, Theodore R. Sullivan, MD, Joseph                 Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.
Rigotti, MD, Internal Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital,
Abington, PA and Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital,                  P242. Snare Papillectomy Utilizing a Wire Guided Technique
Abington, PA.                                                          Yogesh J. Patel, DO, Mani Mahdavian, MD, Gastroenterology,
                                                                       Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL.
P231. An Unusual Neoplasm of Pancreas
Sujatha Krishnan, MD, Sohail Chaudhry, MD, Claudia Nugent,             P243. Bezoar Mimics Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor of
MD, Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of               Pancreas
Medicine, Urbana Champaign, IL.                                        David J. Cozzi, DO, John F. Altomare, MD, Smith E. Robert,
                                                                       MD, Gastroenterology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.


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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P244. A Case of Pancreatic Tuberculosis Mimicking                                   P255. Giant Cell Tumor of the Common Bile Duct: A Rare
Malignancy                                                                          Benign Neoplasm
Salma Akram, MD, Mark D. Topazian, MD, Division of                                  Steven Keilin, MD, Frida Abrahamian, MD, Bashar M. Attar,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of                             MD, Harry M. Richter, III, MD, Amila Orucevic, MD, John H.
Medicine, Rochester, MN.                                                            Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Rush Medical College,
                                                                                    Chicago, IL.
P245. Retrieval of an Impacted Biliary Basket with a Trapped
Stone. A Novel Technique                                                            P256. Spontaneous Internal Pancreatic Fistula Presenting with
Amir Awad, MD, Jerome Siegel, MD, MACG, Franklin Kasmin,                            Persistent Pleural Effusion
MD, Seth Cohen, MD, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel                             Mohammad Al-Haddad, MD, Michele D. Bishop, MD, Mellena
Medical Center, New York, NY.                                                       D. Bridges, MD, J. Kirk Martin, MD, Massimo Raimondo,
                                                                                    MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of
P246. Metastatic B-Cell Lymphoma Resulting in Biliary                               Medicine, Jacksonville, FL.
Strictures
Gopal Narasimhan, MD, Amir Awad, MD, Franklin E. Kasmin,                            P257. Iatrogenic Jejunal Perforation during Duodenal Stricture
MD, Seth A. Cohen, MD, Jerome H. Siegel, MD, Division of                            Dilatation Secondary to Groove Pancreatitis
Digestive Diseases, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.                       Sharlene L. D’Souza, MD, Timothy B. Gardner, MD, Arief A.
                                                                                    Suriawinata, MD, John E. Sutton, MD, Stuart R. Gordon, MD,
P247. Hemobilia with Gallbladder Necrosis: Report of Two                            Gastroenterology, Pathology and Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Cases                                                                               Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.
Shani Belgrave, BA, Joseph Feller, MD, Edward R. Feller, MD,
Surgery, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI; Surgery and                          P258. Echinococcal Cyst Rupture Resulting in Obstructive
Gastroenterology.                                                                   Jaundice and Pancreatitis
                                                                                    Thalia Mayes, MD, Razi Arifuddin, MD, Benedict Maliakkal,
P248. Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Migrated Gastrostomy                          MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, University of
Tube                                                                                Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Hatef Massoumi, MD, Harish Muniswamy, MD, Nejat Kiyici,
MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG, Department of Gastroenterology                         P259. Giant Heterotopic Pancreas Presenting with Massive
and Clinical Nutrition, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center,                           Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Bronx, NY.                                                                          Matthew Tangorra, DO, Ian Wall, DO, Tejal Shah, MD, Jian Jun
                                                                                    Li, MD, Scott Tenner, MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology,
P249. An Unusual Case of Biliary Colic…It’s Not Always a                            Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, State
Stone!                                                                              University of New York, Brooklyn, NY.
Sheela Channabasappa, MD, Gijo Vettiankal, MD, William
Riles, MD, Bashar M. Attar, MD, FACG, Departments of                                P260. Aeromonas hydrophilia and Citrobacter braakii
Gastroenterology, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and                       Septicemia from Cholecystitis/Cholangitis in a 90 Year Old
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL.                                                  Immigrant
                                                                                    Sarat Kuppachi, MD, Joseph Promod, MD, Yisfalem Alamdew,
P250. Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas Presenting as                            MD, Marilou Corpuz, MD, Medicine and Gastroenterology, Our
Acute Pancreatitis                                                                  Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
Lavanya Kodali, MD, Syed T. Bin-Sagheer, MD, Chhanda
Bewtra, MD, Soujanya Chava, MD, Division of Gastroenterology                        P261. A Novel Technique: Direct Choledochoscopy with a
and Hepatology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha,                         Duodenoscope Leading to a Rare Diagnosis of Mucin-Producing
NE.                                                                                 Cholangiocarcinoma (MPCC)
                                                                                    Jian Zhang, MD, Natasha Muckova, MD, Wichit Srikureja, MD,
P251. PEG Tube Migration Causing Acute Pancreatitis                                 David Condon, MD, Terence D. Lewis, MD, Michael H. Walter,
Sonali Sakaria, MD, Mohamad Wehbi, MD, Mahmoud Obideen,                             MD, Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.
MD, Kamil Obideen, MD, Department of Medicine, Division
of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine,                         P262. Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Extracorporeal Shock
Atlanta, GA.                                                                        Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
                                                                                    Shivani Sood, MD, Eric Rosen, Bethany Devito, MD, Tai-
P252. Acute Pancreatitis Resulting from Delayed Hemolytic                           Ping Lee, MD, David Bernstein, MD, FACG, Division of
Transfusion Reaction with Hyperhemolysis (DHTR/H): A Rare                           Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, North Shore
Complication in a Sickle Cell Patient                                               University Hospital–NYU School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY.
Amir Mohammad, MD, Atif Shahzad, MD, Cherif M.
ElYounis, MD, Gastroenterology, SUNY Health Science Center                          P263. A Rare Case of Autoimmune Pancreatitis
at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY and Medicine, University of                               Sumit Sharma, MD, Preeti Agrawal, MD, Sarabjeet Singh, MD,
Connecticut, Farmington, CT.                                                        Jack Garron, MD, Arun Verma, MD, Dept of Internal Medicine,
                                                                                    Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System, Chicago, IL.
P253. Six Episodes of Recurrent Choledocholithiasis in a
Patient with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ulcerative                          P264. Plasma Exchange (PE) as Treatment of
Colitis                                                                             Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Acute Pancreatitis (HTGAP)
William F. Shaheen, MD, Ashok N. Shah, MD, Gastroenterology                         Susan Ramdhaney, MD, Chuong Le, MD, Aishat Odidi,
and Hepatology Division, University of Rochester Medical                            MD, Hulya Levendoglu, MD, Gastroenterology, Brookdale
Center, Rochester, NY.                                                              University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and
                                                                                    Gastroenterology, SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY.
P254. Assessing the Response to Drainage for Biliary Leak:
Falsely Positive HIDA Scan                                                          P265. Biliary Sarcoidosis: A Case and Review
Shahzad Iqbal, MD, Ayesha Khalid, MD, Lijun Weng, MD,                               Robert E. Kraichely, MD, Amindra S. Arora, MBBCh, Division of
Mohamad Mansour, MD, Gastroenterology, NY Methodist                                 Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.




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                                                               Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P266. Autoimmune Pancreatitis (AIP): A Case Series                       P278. Impact of Age on Healthcare Costs and Resource
Illustrating Outcomes and Importance of Early Recognition                Utilization in Patients with Crohn’s Disease from a Payer
Roberto Gamarra, MD, Fernando Gamarra, MD, Edward Yousif,                Perspective
MD, Luis C. Maas, MD, Department of Gastroenterology,                    O. Dabbous, MD, H. Thompson, MS, R. Arjunji, PhD, B.
Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.                                      Tang, MD, J. Gdovin, PhD, M.I. Rahman, MD, Centocor, Inc.,
                                                                         Horsham, PA and AHO, Palm Harbor, FL.
P267. A Sister Mary Joseph Node: Suspicious for Gallbladder
Cancer?                                                                  P279. Impact of Age on Annual Costs of Care and Resource
Dilka I. Gonzalez-Ortiz, MD, Doris H. Toro, MD, Dilany M.                Utilization in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis from a Payer
Cancel, MD, Jaime Martinez, MD, Johanna Bigio, MD,                       Perspective
Gastroenterology, VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, PR.          O. Dabbous, MD, S. Yan, MS, M. Bala, PhD, H. Thompson,
                                                                         MS, R. Arjunji, PhD, J. Gdovin, PhD, B. Tang, MD, M.I.
P268. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Presenting as a                          Rahman, MD, Centocor, Inc., Horsham, PA and Applied Health
Duodenocolic Fistula                                                     Outcomes, Palm Harbor, FL.
Mark I. Brunner, MD, Nicholas A. Inverso, MD, David J.
Bertsch, MD, Bertrand Behm, MD, Gastroenterology, Geisinger              P280. Assessing Direct and Indirect Costs in Ulcerative
Medical Center, Danville, PA.                                            Colitis: The Perspective of a Self-Insured Telecommunications
                                                                         Company
P269. The Double Edged Stone                                             E. Hillson, MD, O. Dabbous, MD, H. Thompson, MS, S.
Joseph M. McKinley, MD, Neil Sharma, MD, Juan Young,                     Dybicz, PharmD, W.G. Erwin, PharmD, B. Stuart, PhD, J.
MD, Tawfik N. Chami, MD, Digestive Disease and Nutrition,                 Schaneman, PhD, J.N. Astuto, PhD, A. Kersh, PhD, D.
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL and Gastroenterology,             Broussard, MD, Centocor, Horsham, PA; Omnicare, KOP, PA; U
The Florida Medical Clinic, Zephyrhills, FL.                             of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; OCI, Cheyenne, WY and Verizon,
                                                                         Marietta, GA.
P270. Endoscopic Treatment of Recurrent Cholangitis with
Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor of the Pancreas                     P281. UC: Annual Costs of Care and Resource Utilization in
Joseph C. Yarze, MD, FACP, FACG, Gastroenterology Associates             Adult Pts 18 to 64 Years from a Payer Perspective
of Northern New York, GI Division, Glens Falls, NY.                      O. Dabbous, MD, S. Yan, MS, M. Bala, PhD, R. Arjunji,
                                                                         PhD, H. Thompson, MS, B. Tang, MD, J. Gdovin, PhD, M.I.
P271. Duodenal Diverticulitis Presenting as Cholangitis                  Rahman, MD, Centocor, Inc., Horsham, PA and AHO, Palm
Lisa Oliva, DO, Paul Kim, DO, Sean Connelly, DO, Peter Molloy,           Harbor, FL.
MD, Gastroenterology, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA.                                                          P282. Ulcerative Colitis: Annual Costs of Care and Resource
                                                                         Utilization in Patients >65 Years of Age from a Payer Perspective
                     OUTCOMES RESEARCH                                   O. Dabbous, MD, H. Thompson, MS, S. Yan, MS, M. Bala,
                                                                         PhD, R. Arjunji, PhD, J. Gdovin, PhD, B. Tang, MD, M.I.
P272. A Diet High in Fruits and Low in Meats Reduces the                 Rahman, MD, Centocor, Inc., Horsham, PA and Applied Health
Risk of Colorectal Adenomas                                              Outcomes, Palm Harbor, FL.
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Gregory L. Austin, MD, MPH, Linda S. Adair, PhD, Joseph A.               P283. Infliximab Improves Quality of Life in UC Regardless of
Galanko, PhD, Christopher F. Martin, MS, Robert S. Sandler,              Baseline Disease Activity
MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,                    B. Feagan, MD, W. Reinisch, MD, S. Yan, MS, W.J. Sandborn,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.                           MD, P. Rutgeerts, MD, D. Eisenberg, MS, M. Bala, PhD, J.
                                                                         Johanns, PhD, A. Olson, MD, S. Hanauer, MD, B.E. Sands,
P273. Impact of Non-Gastroenterologists Performing                       MD, RRI, London, ON, Canada; U Hosp Vienna, Vienna,
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy on the Practice of Gastroenterologists        Austria; Centocor R&D, Malvern, PA; Mayo Clinic, Rochester,
and Variations in Practice of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy by              MN; Hosp Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; U Chicago, Chicago, IL
Non-Gastroenterologist Endoscopists and Gastroenterologists in           and MGH, Boston, MA.
Georgia, United States: A Market Research Survey
Wilson Pais, MD, Wayne Manishen, MD, Section of Gastro-                  P284. Steroid Sparing Results in Further Improvement in
enterology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.                Quality of Life in UC Patients in Remission
                                                                         W.J. Sandborn, MD, W. Reinisch, MD, G. Radford-Smith, MD,
P274. Improving Patient Compliance with Appointments and                 M. Bala, PhD, P. Rutgeerts, MD, D. Present, MD, B.E. Sands,
Preparation for Outpatient Endoscopic Procedures                         MD, D. Rachmilewitz, MD, S. Yan, MS, D. Eisenberg, PhD, A.
Robin Forman, DO, Vidushi Golla, MD, Emily Glazer, MD, Brett             Olson, MD, W.J.S. de Villiers, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;
Bernstein, MD, David Clain, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases,          U Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria; Royal Brisbane Hospital,
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.                                Herston, Australia; Centocor R&D, Inc., Malvern, PA; Hospital
                                                                         Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Mt Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY;
P275. Patient Concerns Towards Endoscopy; a Larger Problem               MGH, Boston, MA; Shaare Zadek Medical Center, Jerusalem,
Than Suspected in an Inner City Population                               Israel and U of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Alison R. Schneider, MD, Nandhakumar Kanagarajan, MD,
Donald McMahon, MD, Asyia Ahmad, MD, Division of                         P285. Infliximab Reduces UC-Related Hospitalizations
Gastroenterology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.                   Requiring High-Dose Corticosteroids
                                                                         W.J. Sandborn, MD, W. Reinisch, MD, S. Yan, MS, J.F.
P276. Fospropofol Disodium for Moderate Sedation during                  Colombel, MD, G.R. Lichtenstein, MD, B.E. Sands, MD, D.
Colonoscopy Produces Clear-Headed Recovery                               Eisenberg, PhD, S. Xu, PhD, A. Olson, MD, P. Rutgeerts, MD,
James Jones, MD, Chao Wang, PhD, Clinical Research, MGI                  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; U Hosp Vienna, Vienna, Austria;
PHARMA, Baltimore, MD.                                                   Centocor, Malvern, PA; Hopital Claude Huriez, Lille, France; U
                                                                         Penn, Philadelphia, PA; MGI, Boston, MA and Hosp Leuven,
P277. Does the Timing of Laxatives Make a Difference in                  Leuven, Belgium.
Colonoscopy Prep Outcomes?
Douglas J. Sprung, MD, GI, The Gastroenterology Group,
Maitland, FL.

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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P286. Cost of Illness for Constipation: Medical, Pharmacy, and                      P295. Thromboembolic Complications and Disturbed Coagulation
Work Absence Costs in Employees With or Without Constipation                        Parameters in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Richard A. Brook, MS, Nathan L. Kleinman, PhD, Arthur K.                            Helder Cardoso, MD, Amadeu C.R. Nunes, MD, Armanda Cruz,
Melkonian, MD, Robert W. Baran, PharmD, Retrospective                               MD, Carlos C. Santos, MD, Fernando Tavarela Veloso, PhD,
Analysis, The JeSTARx Group, Newfoundland, NJ; Analysis                             Servico de Gastrenterologia, Hospital S. Joao, Porto, Portugal.
& Research Services, HCMS, Cheyenne, WY and Medical
Outcomes Research, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America,                            P296. The Incidence of Symptomatic, PICC-Related Venous
Lincolnshire, IL.                                                                   Thrombosis in Hospitalized Patients with Inflammatory Bowel
                                                                                    Disease
P287. The University of Chicago IBD Indirect Costs Scale                            Conor D. Shea, MD, Gene L. Chang, MD, Robert Rahimi, MD,
– Validation of a Novel Disease Impact Scale                                        Mani Mahdavian, MD, Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital,
Lauren K. Whiteside, MD, Roopa Vemulapalli, MD, Dezheng                             Park Ridge, IL.
Huo, PhD, Russell D. Cohen, MD, Medicine and Health
Studies, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.                                    P297. Adalimumab Maintains Clinical Remission and Response
                                                                                    in Patients with Active Crohn’s Disease: Results of the CHARM
                     INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE                                     Trial
                                                                                    William J. Sandborn, MD, J.F. Colombel, MD, P. Rutgeerts,
P288. Escalation of Infliximab Maintenance Therapy in Crohn’s                        MD, R. Enns, MD, S.B. Hanauer, MD, R. Panaccione,
Disease                                                                             MD, S. Schreiber, MD, K.G. Lomax, MD, P.F. Pollack, MD,
   2006 ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award Recipient                                   Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Gastroenterology,
Scott Corman, DO, Mazen Issa, MD, Dawn B. Beaulieu, MD,                             CHU Lille, Lille, France; Gastroenterology, University Hospital
Lydia R. Weber, Heather Brandenburg, Jeanne Emmons, RN,                             of Gathuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; Pacific Gastroenterology
Josh F. Knox, PA-C, Sue Skaros, PA-C, Danish Thameem,                               Assoc, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Medicine,
David G. Binion, MD, Gastroenterology, Botsford Hospital,                           University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Farmington Hill, MI and Medicine, Medical College of                                Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; Medicine,
Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.                                                           Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany and Immunology
                                                                                    Development, Abbott, Parsippany, NJ.
P289. Once-Daily, Oral Tetomilast (OPC-6535) in a Rat Model
of Colitis: Comparative Study on Prevention and Treatment                           P298. Perianal Fistula Closure with 4 Weeks of Adalimumab
Versus 5-ASA                                                                        Therapy in Patients with Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease and a History
Hisashi Nagamoto, PhD, Goro Miyakoda, PhD, Takashi Maeda,                           of Intolerance or Loss of Response to Infliximab
MS, Shinobu Sueyoshi, PhD, Masashi Aoyama, PhD, Res. Inst.                          Joaquín Hinojosa, MD, G. Bastida, MD, N. Vázquez, MD, P.
Pharm. Ther. Development, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd.,                           Guerrero, MD, B. Castro, MD, F. Fernández, MD, M.A. Gassull,
Tokushima, Japan.                                                                   MD, Digestive, Hosp. de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain; Digestive,
                                                                                    Hosp. La Fe, Valencia, Spain; Digestive, Hosp. General Univ.
P290. There Is a Shift of Luminal Flora to the Mucosal                              Elche, Alicante, Spain; Digestive, Hosp. Nuestra Señora de
Surface in Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                                Valme, Sevilla, Spain; Digestive, Hosp. Marqués de Valdecilla,
Ece A. Mutlu, MD, Patrick Gillevet, PhD, Masoumeh Sikaroodi,                        Santander, Spain; Digestive, Hosp. Costa del Sol, Málaga, Spain
MSc, Srinadh Komanduri, MD, Ali Keshavarzian, MD, Section                           and Digestive, Hosp. Germans Trias I Pujol, Barcelona, Spain.
of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Rush University,
Chicago, IL and George Mason University, Mannassas, VA.                             P299. Seizures and Neuropathy from Inflammatory Bowel
                                                                                    Disease
P291. Baseline Thiopurine Methyltransferase (TPMT) Activity                         Aaron P. Fieker, DO, Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee,
Combined with 6-Thioguanine (6-TGN) Metabolite Levels Predicts                      Memphis, TN.
Clinical Response to Thiopurines in Patients with Inflammatory
Bowel Disease                                                                       P300. Endoscopic Features of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in
Lola Y. Kwan, MD, Shane M. Devlin, MD, James M. Mirocha,                            Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
PhD, Konstantinos A. Papadakis, MD, PhD, Medicine, and                              Timothy Smith, MD, Prabhakar Swaroop, MD, Div of Gastro-
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and Biostatistics Research                         enterology and Hepatology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
Core Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
                                                                                    P301. Adalimumab Safety in Crohn’s Disease and Rheumatoid
P292. Mesenteric Vascular Thromboembolism in Inflammatory                            Arthritis Clinical Trials, Reduced Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bowel Disease                                                                       G.R. Burmester, MD, R. Panaccione, MD, J.D. Kent, MD, A.L.
Christian S. Jackson, MD, Jonathan Fryer, MD, Aryvadas                              Pangan, MD, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité-
Vanagunas, MD, Sharon Polensky, RN, Alan L. Buchman, MD,                            University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Inflammatory Bowel
MSPH, Gastroenterology and Transplantation Surgery, Feinberg                        Disease Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada and
School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.                           Immunology Development, Abbott, Abbott Park, IL.

P293. Lipid Redistribution in Crohn’s Disease                                       P302. Do Sequential CT Enterography Exams for Assessing
Lan Chi T. Luu, PhD, Bradley Newcomer, PhD, Willem J.S.                             Crohn’s Disease Activity Correlate with Physician Global
de Villiers, MD, Michael B. Reid, PhD, Trevor A. Winter,                            Assessment and Endoscopic Findings?
MD, Nutritional Sciences / Digestive Diseases, University of                        Shayan Alam, MD, Amy K. Hara, MD, Suryakanath R. Gurudu,
Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Critical and Diagnostic Care                            MD, Russell I. Heigh, MD, Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, Internal
and Human Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham,                             Medicine, Radiology, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Birmingham, AL.                                                                     Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ.

P294. Multidimensional Affect and Pain Survey in Inflammatory                        P303. Efficacy and Safety of Open Label Rifaximin in the
Bowel Disease Patients                                                              Treatment of Mild-Moderate Crohn’s Disease (CD) Refractory to
Deepthi Deconda, MD, Savitha R. Tudi, MD, Sita Chokhavatia,                         Multiple Medical Therapies
MD, FACP, Susanne B. Clark, PhD, Crawford W. Clark, PhD,                            Asher Kornbluth, MD, Michele Hunt, RPA, James George, MD,
Medicine/Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine,                          Peter Legnani, MD, Jon Young, BA, The Henry D. Janowitz
New York, NY and Psychiatry, College of Physicians and                              Division of Gastroenterology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center,
Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY.                                        New York, NY.


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                                                                Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P304. Immunogenicity of Natalizumab in Crohn’s Disease                 P313. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Korean
Following Continuous or Interrupted Dosing                             Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
S. Plevy, J.F. Colombel, R. Enns, B.G. Feagan, S. Hanauer,             Sang Jun Hwang, MD, Dong Il Park, MD, Kyu Chan Huh, MD,
I. Lawrance, R. Panaccione, P. Rutgeerts, W.J. Sandborn, M.            Hyo Sun Choi, MD, Jung Ho Park, MD, Hong Joo Kim, MD,
Sanders, S. Targan, S. VanDeventer, S. Schreiber, Division of          Yong Kyun Cho, MD, Chong Il Sohn, MD, Woo Kyu Jeon, MD,
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of North Carolina at         Byung Ik Kim, MD, Departments of Internal Medicine and
Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.                                          Gastroenterology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan
                                                                       University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea and Department
P305. Targetting CCL25/CCR9: A Succesful Therapeutic                   of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine,
Strategy during Early Chronic Murine Ileitis                           Daejeon, Korea.
Jesus Rivera-Nieves, MD, Martin Oppermann, MD, Fabio
Cominelli, MD, PhD, Digestive Health Center of Excellence,             P314. Use of Allopurinol with 6-Mercaptopurine in
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and Department of          Inflammatory Bowel Disease To Achieve Optimal Metabolite
Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Georg-August University,            Levels: A Review of Four Cases
Gottingen, Germany.                                                    Todd N. Witte, MD, Showkat Bashir, MD, Allen L. Ginsberg,
                                                                       MD, Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases, The George
P306. A Patient’s Gender May Influence Bone Mineral Density             Washington University, Washington, DC.
Testing in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Marie L. Borum, MD, FACG, Chin Hee Kim, MD, Division                   P315. MMX Mesalamine for the Treatment of Active Mild-
of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George Washington              to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis: An Evidence-Based Medicine
University, Washington, DC.                                            Analysis
                                                                       William J. Sandborn, MD, Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, Michael
P307. The Effect of Infliximab Treatment on Serum Levels of             A. Kamm, MD, Karen Barrett, Raymond E. Joseph, MD, IBD
Proinflammatory Molecules in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis           Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Gastroenterology, University
C.W. Marano, PhD, J. Johanns, PhD, K. Hayden, BA,                      of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Gastroenterology, St Mark’s
H. Walton, BA, A. Olson, MD, Clinical Pharmacology &                   Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
Experimental Medicine, Centocor R&D, Inc., Malvern, PA and             Basingstoke, United Kingdom and Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
Immunology, Centocor R&D, Inc., Malvern, PA.                           Wayne, PA.

P308. Efficacy and Safety of Tacrolimus in Refractory                   P316. Perianal Skin Tags in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease                                 Jennifer L. Bonheur, MD, Burton I. Korelitz, MD, Jared
Aaron I. Benson, MD, Terrence A. Barrett, MD, Marshall S.              Braunstein, MD, Georgia Panagopoulos, PhD, Division of
Sparberg, MD, Alan L. Buchman, MD, MSPH, Gastroenterology,             Gastroenterology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY and New
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago,         York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.
IL.
                                                                       P317. Education and Employment Issues in Patients with IBD
P309. Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis in a Large Private              Sheetal R. Marrie, MD, Chul Ahn, PhD, Alan L. Buchman,
Insurance Claims Database: Types of Surgical and Medical               MD, MSPH, Psychiatry, University of Illinois, Chicago Medical
Complications Occurring within 180 Days                                School, Chicago, IL; Medicine, University of Texas at Houston
Edward V. Loftus, MD, David J. Delgado, PhD, Howard S.                 Medical School, Houston, TX and Gastroenterology, Feinberg
Friedman, PhD, William J. Sandborn, MD, Gastroenterology &             School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN;
DJD Health Consulting, Inc., Wayne, PA and Analytic Solutions,         P318. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Comparison of Clinical
LLC, New York, NY.                                                     Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes between Caucasians and
                                                                       Ethnic Minorities in Lower Manhattan
P310. In Patients Suffering from Crohn’s Disease, No Cross             David A. Labowitz, DO, MPH, Robin Forman, DO, Vidushi
Reaction Between Antibodies to Infliximab and Certolizumab              Golla, MD, Emily Glazer, MD, Henry C. Bodenheimer, Jr., MD,
Pegol Was Detected                                                     Albert D. Min, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases, Beth Israel
Andrew M. Nesbitt, PhD, Olivia M. Vetterlein, MSc, Tim M.T.            Medical Center, New York, NY.
Kopotsha, MSc, Derek T. Brown, PhD, Sue Stephens, PhD,
Antibody Biology, Celltech Antibody Centre of Excellence,              P319. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Vitamin B12
Slough, United Kingdom and Non-Clinical Development                    Deficiency in Patients with Crohn’s Disease
Sciences, UCB, Slough, United Kingdom.                                 Peggy D. Headstrom, MD, Stephen J. Rulyak, MD, Scott D.
                                                                       Lee, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington,
P311. Compliance with 5-ASA Products Is Associated with                Seattle, WA.
Decreased Medical Costs
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, Fadia Shaya, PhD, Winston Wong,                   P320. Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients with Ileal
PharmD, Raymond E. Joseph, Department of Medicine,                     Pouch-Anal Anastomosis (IPAA)
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Epidemiology and                   B. Shen, MD, Z.-D. Jiang, PhD, V. Fazio, MD, K. Sherman,
Biostatistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; BlueCross        RN, BSN, L. Rodriguez, F. Remzi, MD, A. Bennett, MD, H.L.
BlueShield, Baltimore, MD and Shire Pharmaceuticals, Wayne,            DuPont, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic,
PA.                                                                    Cleveland, OH; Infectious Disease, University of Texas School of
                                                                       Public Health, Houston, TX and Internal Medicine, St. Luke’s
P312. An Epidemiologic Survey of Patients with Inflammatory             Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX.
Bowel Disease of Asian Indian Origin
Adam L. Palance, MD, Claris Hidalgo, MD, Kiron M. Das,                 P321. Tetomilast (OPC-6535) Protects Against Reactive Oxygen
MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Robert Wood Johnson             Species-Induced Cell Injury Independent of Phoshodiesterase
Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.                                     Type 4 Inhibition
                                                                       Yongge Liu, PhD, Miranda Fong, MS, Junichi Kambayashi, MD,
                                                                       PhD, Cardiology, Otsuka Maryland Medicinal Laboratories, LLC,
                                                                       Rockville, MD.



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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P322. Adalimumab and Pregnancy Outcome: The OTIS                                    P330. Development and Validation of an Instrument To
Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project                                            Measure Patient Attitudes towards Antidepressant (ATAD) Therapy
Christina D. Chambers, PhD, Diana L. Johnson, MS, Kenneth                           in Non-Psychiatric Settings
L. Jones, MD, OTIS Collaborative Research Group, Pediatrics,                        Meredith Corlew, MD, Kevin Olden, MD, Andrew Brown, MD,
University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA.                                Michael D. Crowell, PhD, GI, Univ of South Alabama, Mobile,
                                                                                    AL; GI, Mayo Clinic College of Med, Scottsdale, AZ and GI,
P323. Effects of Nanocrystalline Silver (NPI 32101) on a Rat                        Univ of Arkansas School of Med, Little Rock, AR.
Model of Ulcerative Colitis
Kailash C. Bhol, PhD, Paul J. Schechter, MD, Research and                           P331. Morphological Assessment of the Anal Sphincters and
Development, NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Inc., Wakefield, MA.                            Puborectalis Muscle Using the 3-D Ultrasound Image Technique
                                                                                    Sung-Ae Jung, MD, Dolores H. Pretorius, MD, Milena M.
P324. Remission and Clinical Response to Adalimumab at 4                            Weinstein, MD, Bikram S. Padda, BS, Charles W. Nager, MD,
Weeks in Patients with Active Luminal Crohn’s Disease Who Had                       Debbie den Boer, RN, Ravinder K. Mittal, MD, The Pelvic Floor
Lost Response to or Were Intolerant of Infliximab Therapy                            Function and Disorder Group, Department of Internal Medicine,
    2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                    Department of Reproductive Medicine, and Department
Joaquín Hinojosa, MD, S. Garcia, MD, M. Esteve, MD, V.                              of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, CA and
García, MD, P. Martínez, MD, A. Obrador, MD, M.A. Gassull,                          Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Womans University
MD, Digestive, Hospital de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain; Digestive,                     College of Medine, Seoul, Korea.
Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain; Digestive, Hospital
Mutua Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain; Digestive, Hospital Reina                         P332. Effects of Family Size, Child Gender, and Maternal IBS
Sofía, Córdoba, Spain; Digestive, Hospital 12 de Octubre,                           on Child Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Madrid, Spain; Digestive, Hospital Son Dureta, Palma de                             Shelby L. Langer, PhD, William E. Whitehead, PhD, Lynn S.
Mallorca, Spain and Digestive, Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol,                      Walker, PhD, Sarah J. McDonald, BA, Rona L. Levy, MSW,
Barcelona, Spain.                                                                   PhD, MPH, School of Social Work, University of Washington,
                                                                                    Seattle, WA; Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders,
                     FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS                                     University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
                                                                                    and Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Vanderbilt
P325. Altered Intestinal Serotonin Signaling in Opiate-Induced                      University, Nashville, TN.
Constipation
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                     P333. Gastrointestinal Infection with Campylobacter jejuni 81-
Matthew D. Coates, PhD, Meagan M. Costedio, MD, Eric K.                             176 Produces Altered Bowel Function and Bacterial Overgrowth
Ganguly, MD, Michael J. Callahan, PhD, Gary M. Mawe, PhD,                           in Rats
Peter L. Moses, MD, Medicine, Anatomy and Neurobiology, and                         Mark Pimentel, MD, Soumya Chatterjee, MD, Christopher
Surgery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT and Novartis                         Chang, MD, Kimberly Low, BA, Yuli Song, PhD, Chengxu
Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.                                                  Liu, PhD, Sheila Lezcano, BS, Jeffery Conklin, MD, Sydney
                                                                                    Finegold, MD, GI Motility Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical
P326. Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy in a Twelve-Month                            Center, Los Angeles, CA; Division of Gastroenterology, UCLA
Study of Lubiprostone for the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic                       Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA and Department
Constipation                                                                        of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, West Los
Ryuji Ueno, MD, PhD, PhD, Aimee Wahle, MS, Raymond                                  Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Panas, MPH, Taryn R. Joswick, BS, Edwin Rivera, MD,
Medical and Scientific Affairs, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,                       P334. Tegaserod Improves GI Symptoms Throughout the
Bethesda, MD.                                                                       Menstrual Cycle
                                                                                    L. Chang, MD, J. Kralstein, MD, C. Dunger-Baldauf, PhD, F.
P327. Are Anti-Endomysial or Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase                           Cataldi, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los
Antibodies Alone Sufficient To Screen for Celiac Sprue in                            Angeles; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover and
Patients with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome?                                         Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland.
William D. Chey, MD, Allan H. Andrews, MD, Dong H. Lee,
MD, John H. Smith, MD, Cecilia H. Kim, RN, Richard J. Saad,                         P335. To Clot or Not To Clot: Are There Predictors of
MD, Jennifer K. Rai, Brooks D. Cash, MD, Gastroenterology,                          Thrombosis in Patients with Gastroparesis and Prolonged IV
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Walter Reed Army                         Access?
Medical Center, Washington, DC; Gastroenterology, National                          Bradley Creel, MD, Anil Minocha, MD, Amy Lobrano, MD,
Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and Naval Medical Center                         Thomas Abell, MD, William Johnson, PhD, Digestive Health
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA.                                                         and Nutrition, University of Mississippi Medical Center,
                                                                                    Jackson, MS and Preventive Medicine, University of Mississippi
P328. Chronic Constipation Is Associated with Poorer Survival                       Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
in a U.S. Population
Joseph Y. Chang, MD, G.R. Locke, III, MD, Cathy D. Schleck,                         P336. Binge Eating Predicts Epigastric Pain in the General
BS, Alan R. Zinsmeister, PhD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD,                          Population Independent of Body Mass Index
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic                            Filippo Cremonini, MD, MSc, G. Richard Locke, MD, Alan R.
College of Medicine, Rochester, MN and Department of Health                         Zinsmeister, Michael Camilleri, MD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD,
Sciences Research.                                                                  PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic College of
                                                                                    Medicine, Rochester, MN and Division of Biostatistics, Mayo
P329. Escalated Dosing of Tegasarod for the Treatment of                            Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
Gastroparesis
Anhtung T. Chau, MD, Stephen J. Rudolph, MD, Ronald                                 P337. A Mouthwash Rinse Is Unnecessary Prior to the
D. Soltis, MD, Department of Medicine - Division of                                 Performance of Breath Hydrogen Testing for Small Intestinal
Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.                         Bacterial Overgrowth
                                                                                    John K. DiBaise, MD, FACG, Isaac Malagon, BS, Marie
                                                                                    Haywood, RN, Jeannie Stoa, RN, Michael D. Crowell, PhD,
                                                                                    FACG, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,
                                                                                    Scottsdale, AZ.



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                                                                Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P338. Prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Students of a          P348. An Effective 2L Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Electrolyte
University in Lima – Peru                                              Lavage Solution for Bowel Cleansing
Ricardo Prochazka, MD, Geraldine Salazar-Vargas, BSc, Manuel           David Kastenberg, MD, Sandra R. Lottes, PharmD, William P.
Ojeda, MD, Sandro Vila, MD, Jose Pinto, MD, Alejandro                  Forbes, PharmD, Thomas Jefferson Universtiy, Philadelphia, PA
Bussalleu, MD, Jorge Huerta-Mercado, MD, Raul De los Rios,             and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.
MD, Alejandro Piscoya, MD, Gastroenterology, Hospital Nacional
Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru and Psicology, Universidad                P349. Incidence and Outcomes of Capsule Endoscopy
Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.                                  Retention: An International Study
                                                                       Andres Sanchez Yague, MD, Andrew K. Roorda, MD, Margaret
P339. Delayed Increase in Urinary Bladder Permeability                 Allen, LVN, Cecilia M. Sison, MD, Angel Caunedo Alvarez, MD,
Parallels Mast Cell Migration in TNBS Colitis                          Kanwar R.S. Gill, MD, Christine Pizzute, MD, Javier Romero
Rizwan Ahmed, MD, Elena E. Ustinova, PhD, Matthew O.                   Vazquez, MD, Juan M. Herrerias Gutierrez, MD, Kenneth F.
Fraser, PhD, Dmitriy W. Gutkin, MD, Michael A. Pezzone,                Binmoeller, MD, Interventional Endoscopy Services, California
MD, PhD, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;           Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; Endoscopy Unit,
Urology, Duke University, Durham, NC and Pathology, Oakland            Virgen Macarena University Hospital, Sevilla, Spain and St.
VAMC, Pittsburgh, PA.                                                  Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

P340. Cortical Evoked Potentials (CEP) and Transcranial Motor          P350. Double Balloon Enteroscopy in the Management of
Evoked Potentials (MEP) – A Novel Test of Brain-Gut Axis in            Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
Humans                                                                 Ramon M. Rullan, MD, Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, David
Jose M. Remes-Troche, MD, Jessica Paulson, Megan J. Miller,            R. Cave, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University of
Thoru Yamada, MD, Shaheen Hamdy, MD, Satish S.C. Rao,                  Massachusetts Medical School/ UMass Memorial Medical
MD, FACG, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Department          Center, Worcester, MA.
of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of
Medicine, Iowa City, IA; Neurology, University of Iowa Carver          P351. A Retrospective Look at Patients Who Underwent
College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA and Gastrointestinal                Surgery after EUS Evaluation of a Submucosal Lesion at a
Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.                    Tertiary Care Center
                                                                       Honey Cheruiyot, MD, Thomas J. McGarrity, MD, Abraham
P341. Can Pain Intensity Reporting during Sigmoidoscopy                Mathew, MBBS, Division of Gastroenterology, Penn State
Identify IBS Patients with Visceral Hypersensitivity?                  College of Medicine, Hershey, PA.
Syed I.M. Thiwan, MD, Palsson S. Olafur, PsyD, Turner J.
Marsha, MS, Whitehead E. William, PhD, FACG, Center for                P352. EUS-FNA of Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy: A
Functional GI Disorders, University of North Carolina, Chapel          Retrospective Study from an Upstate New York Tertiary Center
Hill, NC.                                                              Nikhil Karanth, MD, Ali Nawras, MD, Gastroenterology, Albany
                                                                       Medical College, Albany, NY.
P342. Linaclotide Significantly Improves Post-Operative Ileus
and Opiate-Induced Constipation in Rats                                P353. Receipt of an Endoscopy Report After an Outpatient
Alexander P. Bryant, PhD, Etchell A. Cordero, PhD, Jenny V.            Procedure: Affect on Anxiety & Satisfaction
Tobin, Samuel Rivers, Caroline B. Kurtz, PhD, Mark G. Currie,          Maya Spodik, MD, Barbara Alpini, CGRN, Cathy Walker,
PhD, Pharmacology, Microbia, Inc., Cambridge, MA.                      CGRN, David Kastenberg, MD, GI, Thomas Jefferson University,
                                                                       Philadelphia, PA.
                          ENDOSCOPY
                                                                       P354. EUS for Evaluation of Submucosal Lesions:
P343. Is Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography a              A Retrospective Study
Safe Procedure in Patients 80 Years of Age and Older                   Honey Cheruiyot, MD, Thomas J. McGarrity, MD, Abraham
Ali K. Masood, MD, Nikhil Karanth, MD, Vinay Sood, MD, Ali             Mathew, MBBS, Gastroenterology, Penn State College of
T. Nawras, MD, FACG, Dept of Internal Medicine and Dept of             Medicine, Hershey, PA.
Gastroenterology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.
                                                                       P355. The Evaluation of Premenopausal Women with Iron
P344. ERCP with the Double-Balloon Enteroscope in Persons              Deficiency Anemia: What Is the Yield of Endoscopy?
with Surgically Altered Anatomy: Preliminary Experience                Amy Barto, MD, Rebecca Liberman, MPH, Kristen Robson,
James Disario, MD, Gastroenterology, University of Utah, Salt          MD, Gastroenterology, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA.
Lake City, UT.
                                                                       P356. An Animal Training Model for Endoscopic Treatment of
P345. Four-Point Scaling as a Predictor of Pharyngeal Reflex            Zenker’s Diverticulum
during Esophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy (EGD)                              Diahann L. Seaman, MD, Jose de la Mora Levy, MD,
Tetsuya Yamagishi, MD, Takashi Kawai, MD, Endoscopy Center,            Christopher J. Gostout, MD, Elizabeth Rajan, MD, Mary
Tokyo Medical University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.                       Knipschield, Developmental Endoscopy Unit, Mayo Clinic
                                                                       College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
P346. Nasal Bridling of Endoscopically Placed Nasojejunal
Feeding Tubes: A Safe and Effective Approach To Maintain Post-         P357. The Yield of Capsule Enterosocopy Varies in a
Pyloric Feeding Tube Position                                          Community vs University Hospital Setting
R. Martin Bashir, MD, Harminder Sandhu, MD, Daniel Herr,               V. Alin Botoman, MD, Ramona Lim, MD, Jason Zakko,
MD, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology, Washington Hospital            Patricia Hellrung, RN, Ira Litzenblatt, MD, Wisam Zakko, MD,
Center, Washington, DC and Pediatric Gastroenterology,                 John Bloom, MD, Gregory Bonner, MD, John Watson, MD,
Childrens Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC.            Jack Peicher, MD, Daniel Kosches, MD, Arturo Lopez, MD,
                                                                       Gastroenterology, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL and
P347. Shorter Waiting Times May Improve Satisfaction of                Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miami, FL.
Veterans Undergoing Endoscopy
Melissa M. Garrett, MD, Shahnaz Sultan, MD, Division of
Gastroenterology, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.


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    Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
P358. Management of Variceal Bleeding – Is Multiple Band                            P367. EUS-Guided Antegrade Approach for Visualization and
Shooter Really Effective?                                                           Therapeutics within the Pancreatico-Biliary System
Susumu Shinoura, MD, Yutaka Yamaguchi, MD, Yoshiki                                  Aparna K. Mukherjee, MD, Muhammad S. Khan, MD, Abraham
Shimabukuro, MD, Kaoru Kikuchi, MD, Yoshihide Keida, MD,                            Mathew, MD, Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine,
Internal Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Uruma, Okinawa,                          Hershey, PA and Medicine, American University of the
Japan.                                                                              Caribbean, Cupecoy, St. Maarten, British Virgin Islands.

P359. Utility of JAVA Based Software for Computer-Aided EUS                         P368. A Randomized, Single Blind Evaluation of Oral Sodium
Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Lymph Nodes in Lung                         Phosphate Solution (OSPS) as Bowel Preparation with Different
Cancer                                                                              Hydration and Dosing Regimens
Parantap Gupta, MD, Orhan Tarcin, MD, Joseph B.                                     Douglas Rex, MD, Pramod Malik, MD, Richard Chasen,
Zwischenberger, MD, Charles T. Chaya, MD, Maurice Willis,                           MD, William O. Thompson, PhD, Deborah J.B. Galt, LVT, GI/
MD, Avi B. Markowitz, MD, Ivan L. Kessel, MD, Gulshan                               Hepatology, IU Hospital, Indianapolis, IN; Chesapeake, VA;
Sharma, MD, Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, FACG, Division of                                Laurel, MD; Biostatistics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta,
Gastroenterology; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Division                      GA and Lynchburg, VA.
of Hematology/Oncology; Division of Radiation Oncology and
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of                     P369. Open-Access Colonoscopy: Do Patients Know What
Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.                                                They’re Getting Into?
                                                                                    Kevin Schaefer, MD, Garth Swanson, MD, MS, Sameer
P360. Glutaraldehyde Induced Chemical Colitis: Does                                 Barkatullah, MD, Michael Brown, MD, FACG, Div of Digestive
Disinfected Mean Safe?                                                              Diseases, RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Nikhil Karanth, MD, Lori Sciortino, RN, Seth Richter, MD,
Gastroenterology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.                               P370. Endoscopic 2-Layer Closure for Gastrointestinal Wall
                                                                                    Defects
P361. AQUAVAN® for Moderate Sedation during Colonoscopy:                            Michael L. Kochman, MD, Sandy Mosse, PhD, Paul Swain,
Results of a Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Dose-Response                        MD, Gastroenterology Division, University of Pennsylvania,
Study                                                                               Philadelphia, PA; University College Hospital, London, United
Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, Jackie Kline, PhD, Chao Wang,                                Kingdom and Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology,
PhD, James B. Jones, MD, Gastroenterology, The Mount Sinai                          Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.
Hospital, New York, NY and Clinical Research, MGI PHARMA,
Baltimore, MD.                                                                      P371. Use of Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) in Photodynamic
                                                                                    Therapy (PDT) for Barrett’s High Grade Dysplasia (BE+HGD) and
P362. Determining Scope Position during Colonoscopy without                         Mucosal Carcinoma (IMC)
the Use of Ionizing Radiation or Magnetic Field: The Enhanced                       Herbert C. Wolfsen, MD, Lois L. Hemminger, NP-C, Michael
Mapping Ability of the NeoGuide Endoscopy System                                    B. Wallace, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Axel Eickhoff, MD, Ahmad Kamal, MD, Juergen F. Riemann,                             Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Klinikum
Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany and Division of                                 P372. The Downstream Economics of Double Balloon
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University Medical                        Enteroscopy
Center, Stanford, CA.                                                               Andrew Ross, MD, Joel Roth, Charles Dye, MD, Carol
                                                                                    Semrad, MD, Irving Waxman, MD, Section of Endoscopy &
P363. Role of EUS-FNA in Evaluating Mediastinal                                     Therapeutics, The University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL.
Lymphadenopathy: Single Center Experience
Shailender Singh, MD, Jyotsna Talapaneni, MD, Srinivas                              P373. A Randomized, Double-Blind Study Using
Puli, MD, Melissa Oropeza, RN, Scott Stanley, Faisal Jafri,                         Diphenhydramine as an Adjunctive Medication for Conscious
MD, Mojtaba Olyaee, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,                            Sedation during ERCP and EUS
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and                            Matthew M. Baichi, MD, Razi M. Arifuddin, MD, Asad Ullah,
Baptist Hospital, Kansas City, MO.                                                  MD, Parvez S. Mantry, MD, Benedict J. Maliakkal, MD, Division
                                                                                    of Digestive and Liver Diseases, University of Rochester,
P364. A Randomized Single-Blind Trial of Standard Diet Versus                       Rochester, NY.
Fiber-Free Diet with Polyethylene Glycol-Electrolyte Solution for
Colonoscopy Preparation                                                             P374. Gastroenterologist-Directed Administration of Propofol
Assaad M. Skoury, MD, Lara M. El-Zahabi, MD, Mohsen S.                              Combined with Benzodiazepine and an Opioid: A Prospective
El-Tarchichi, MD, Heitham A. Abdul-Baki, MD, Assaad M.                              Study
Soweid, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of                            Brian W. Sipe, MD, Mark D. Scheidler, MD, Arthur R. Baluyut,
Gastroenterology, American University of Beirut Medical Center,                     MD, PhD, Gastroenterology, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis,
Beirut, Lebanon.                                                                    IN.

P365. Agreement between Blinded and Non-Blinded Reviewers                           P375. Video Capsule Endoscopy Can Determine Solid Phase
of Capsule Endoscopy (CE) Rapid Videos                                              Gastrointestinal Motility in Normal Healthy Subjects and in
Jamie S. Barkin, MD, Shoshana Friedman, RAC, MBA, Eran                              Those with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Control Study
Choman, Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miller Sch                           Darwin L. Conwell, MD, Gregory Zuccaro, MD, John J. Vargo,
of Med/Mt. Sinai Med. Ctr, Miami, FL and Given Imaging,                             MD, Jan Santisi, RN, Rocio Lopez, MS, Section of Endoscopy,
Yoqneam, Israel.                                                                    Capsule Endoscopy Program, Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
                                                                                    Cleveland, OH.
P366. Capsule Endoscopy: Bowel Preparation and Diagnostic
Yield, Transit Time and Completeness of the Examination                             P376. The Performance of Colonoscopy in a Group
Michael H. Frist, MD, Christopher R. Entwisle, MD, David                            Gastroenterology Practice: What Does It Take To Get to the
Jager, MD, Steven Zeddun, MD, David Ramsay, MD, Showkat                             Cecum?
Bashir, MD, Aamir M. Ali, MD, Marie L. Borum, MD, FACG,                                 2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George Washington                              S.L. Hansel, MD, J. Prechel, GTS, B. Horn, GTS, M.D. Crowell,
University, Washington, DC.                                                         PhD, FACG, J.K. DiBaise, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology, Mayo
                                                                                    Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ.


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                                                                Poster Presentations – Sunday, October 22
                           PEDIATRICS                                   P385. Physicians’ Compliance with Guidelines for Screening
                                                                        of First Degree Relatives of Patients Age 50 with Adenomatous
P377. Abdominal Pain of Unknown Origin: Does Early                      Polyps
Childhood Pain or Female Gender Influence Adult Presentation?            Saad F. Jazrawi, MD, Joseph Quagliata, MD, Safaa R. Amer,
    2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                        PhD, Sury Anand, MD, Nicholas M. Gualtieri, MD, James G.
Denesh K. Chitkara, MD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, Amy Weaver,             Robilotti, MD, Dept of Medicine - Gastroenterology, NY Medical
Miranda van Tilburg, PhD, Slauvica Katusic, MD, G. Richard              College – St. Vincent Catholic Medical Ctr, New York, NY;
Locke, MD, Mary Jo Rucker, William E. Whitehead, PhD,                   Dept of Medicine - Gastroenterology, Brooklyn Hospital Center,
Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of North Carolina, Chapel        Brooklyn, NY and NORC, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Hill, NC; Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and
Gastroenterology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.        P386. Colorectal Cancer Trends in the Era of Screening
                                                                        Eugene J. Yoon, MD, Mazen M. Jamal, MD, MPH,
P378. Safety and Utility of the Bravo Capsule in Pediatric              Gastroenterology, Long Beach VA Medical Center, Long Beach,
Patients                                                                CA and Gastroenterology, University of California, Irvine Medical
Lisa M. Paquette, RN, Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, Susan                     Center, Orange, CA.
Edwards, MD, Maurice L. Kelley, Jr., MD, Julia Weiss, MA,
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Pediatrics, and Biostatistics,           P387. Comparison of Colon Polyp Incidence in Males vs.
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH.                                  Females under Age Fifty
                                                                        James Conti, MD, Matthew Florczyk, PhD, Seth Richter, MD,
P379. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placement in                  Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology, Albany Medical Center,
Children: Patient Selection and Outcome                                 Albany, NY.
Anup J. Patel, MD, Howard I. Baron, MD, Pediatrics, University
of Nevada SOM and Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition                P388. Assessment of Patient Compliance and Satisfaction with
Associates, Las Vegas, NV.                                              a Novel Fecal Occult Blood Test
                                                                        David T. Rubin, MD, Mina Sedrak, BA, Noura Sharabash, MD,
P380. Endoscopic Ultrasound in Pediatric Gastroenterology               John Schumann, MD, Bonnie L. Surma, RN, Department of
Aldo A. Garza, MD, Wendy K. Ayala, MD, Department of                    Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, School of Medicine /
University Hospital, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León,                P389. Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients Noncompliant with
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.                                          Recommendations for Surveillance Colonoscopy
                                                                        John R. Scherer, BS, Arthur J. DeCross, MD, Gastroenterology
               COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION                             and Hepatology Division of Medicine, University of Rochester
                                                                        Medical Center, Rochester, NY.
P381. Enrollment and Education Initiative Dramatically
Increases Colorectal Cancer Screening by Colonoscopy in a               P390. Dehydration with Bowel Purgatives: A Risk for
Predominantly Latino Inner City Population                              Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and Sodium Phosphate (NaP)
    2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                        Formulations
Lawrence S. Rosenthal, MD, Jai Mirchandani, MD, Manuel                  Charles F. Barish, MD, Kelli Walker, PharmD, Wake Research
Martinez, MD, Oleg Katcher, MD, Susan Williams, MD, Division            Associates, LLC, Raleigh, NC and Salix Pharmaceuticals,
of Gastroenterology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY             Morrisville, NC.
and Division of Gastroenterology, Metropolitan Hospital Center,
New York, NY.                                                           P391. Determinants of Compliance with Colonoscopy in
                                                                        Patients with Adenomatous Colon Polyps
P382. Can Colon Cancer Screening Consultations at a                     Abhitabh Patel, MD, Ali Siddiqui, MD, Sergio Huerta,
University Practice Aid in Decreasing Hypertension Risks in             MD, Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern
African-Americans?                                                      Medical Center, Dallas, TX and Surgery, University of Texas
Marie L. Borum, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver              Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
Diseases, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
                                                                        P392. Factors Affecting Physician Compliance with Practice
P383. Racial Disparity, Location and Stage at Diagnosis of              Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Large, Urban
Colorectal Cancer in Patients Above and Below 50 Years of Age           Community Hospital
G. Singh, MD, K.R.S. Gill, MD, S.S. Riar, MD, P. Aronowitz,             Sean M. Karp, MD, Timothy R. Koch, MD, Section of
MD, W. Baddoura, MD, R.S. Spira, MD, V. DeBari, PhD,                    Gastroenterology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
St Jospeh’s Regional Medical Center, Seton Hall University,
South Orange, NJ and California Pacific Medical Center, San              P393. Feasibility and Value of CRC Screening in an Indigent
Francisco, CA.                                                          Population – A Case Controlled Study
                                                                        Andrew K. Johnson, Irving Pike, MD, David A. Johnson,
P384. Gender But Not Race or BMI Is Predictor for Finding               MD, Ginny Jacobs, RN, Gastrointestinal Liver Specialists
Colorectal Adenomas on First Time Colonoscopy                           of Tidewater, Gastroenterology, Eastern VA Medical School,
Jason T. McNeese, MD, William D. Johnson, PhD, Anil                     Norfolk, VA; Sentara Health Care System, Norfolk, VA and
Minocha, MD, Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical                University of VA, Charlottesville, VA.
Center, Jackson, MS and Preventive Medicine, University of
Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.




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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23, 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
                                  ESOPHAGUS                                         P402. Impedance-Manometry with Viscous Test Solution
                                                                                    Increases Detection of Esophageal Function Defects
P394. Cost-Utility of Screening for Barrett’s Esophagus with                        Wojciech Blonski, MD, Amine Hila, MD, Inder Mainie, MD,
Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy Versus Conventional Upper                              Amit Agrawal, MD, Vishal Jain, MD, Janice Freeman, RN,
Endoscopy                                                                           Donald O. Castell, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                     Univeristy of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Department of
Joel H. Rubenstein, MD, MSc, John M. Inadomi, MD,                                   Gastroenterology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.
Joel V. Brill, MD, Glenn M. Eisen, MD, MPH, Division of
Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Medical School,                            P403. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Ventilation for
Ann Arbor, MI; Division of Gastroenterology, Ann Arbor                              Obstructive Sleep Apnea Reduces Gastroesophageal Reflux
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI; Division of                         Geoffrey Spencer, MD, Sharon Schutte-Rodin, MD, Steve
Gastroenterology, University of California San Francisco Medical                    Stache, BS, Colleen Brensinger, MS, David Metz, MD, Div. of
School, San Francisco, CA; Division of Gastroenterology, San                        Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA; Predictive                           Philadelphia, PA; Div. of Sleep Medicine, Hospital of the
Health, LLC, Phoenix, AZ and Division of Gastroenterology,                          University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and Biostatistics
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR.                                    and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

P395. Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Are Gastroenterologists and                         P404. Bravo (Wireless) Ambulatory Esophageal pH Monitoring:
Pathologists Missing It?                                                            How Do Day 1 and Day 2 Results Compare?
Rekha Attigere, MD, Tony Lee, MD, Alison Schneider, MD,                             Jason-Scott Holly, MD, Matthew Bechtold, MD, Klaus Thaler,
Marian Haber, MD, Asyia Ahmad, MD, Gastroenterology, Drexel                         MD, John Marshall, MD, Divisions of Gastroenterology and
University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.                                   General Surgery, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics,
                                                                                    Columbia, MO.
P396. Qualitative Impairment in Salivary Protective Potential
in Patients with Reflux Esophagitis: Its Potential Clinical                          P405. Effect of PPI Therapy on Symptom Association Using
Implications                                                                        Four-Day Bravo pH Recordings Combining 48 Hour Periods Off
Tomasz Skoczylas, MD, Zbigniew Namiot, MD, Cezary                                   and on PPI
Poplawski, MD, Marek Marcinkiewicz, MD, Tomasz Zbroch,                              Paiwain C. Garrean, MD, Nirmala Gonsalves, MD, Ikuo Hirano,
MD, Richard W. McCallum, MD, Jerzy Sarosiek, MD, Medicine,                          MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University
Motility Center, GI Research Laboratory, KUMC, Kansas City, KS.                     School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

P397. Diagnosis of Ineffective Esophageal Motility Based on                         P406. Validity of the DeMeester’s Score for the Evaluation
Increased Number of Ineffective Swallows Is Associated with                         of GERD with 24 hr Conventional pH Monitor and the Wireless
More Frequent Bolus Transit Abnormalities                                           Bravo Capsule
Wojciech Blonski, MD, Akber Safder, Amine Hila, MD,                                 Isam Daboul, Vikas Ghai, Department of Gastroenterology,
Donald O. Castell, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical                        Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, OH.
University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Department of
Gastroenterology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.                      P407. Clinical Utility of the Bravo Capsule
                                                                                    Andrew C. Dukowicz, MD, Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, Lisa
P398. A Novel Test of Esophageal Function During Meal                               Paquette, RN, Douglas Robertson, MD, Julia Weiss, MA,
Consumption                                                                         Maurice L. Kelley, MD, Gastroenterology & Hepatology,
Jason Wilson, MD, I. Mainie, MRCP, A. Hila, MD, R. Tutuian,                         Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; Medicine,
MD, A. Agrawal, MD, D. Castell, MD, Digestive Disease Center,                       White River VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT and
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.                               Biostatistics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH.

P399. Positional Pressure Changes of the Gastroesophageal                           P408. Reflux During Sleep in Asymptomatic Normals: Another
Junction Antireflux Barrier Detected with High Resolution                            Potential Danger in the Night
Esophageal Manometry                                                                William C. Orr, PhD, Suanne Goodrich, PhD, Goran Hasselgren,
Annapurna Korimilli, MD, Rae Hardnett, Marti Harrison, Sara                         MD, Paula Fernstrom, Sleep Lab, Lynn Health Science
Hatton, Frank Friedenberg, MD, Robert S. Fisher, MD, Joel                           Institute, Oklahoma City, OK and Research & Development,
E. Richter, MD, Henry P. Parkman, MD, Medicine, Temple                              AstraZeneca, Molndal, Sweden.
University, Philadelphia, PA.
                                                                                    P409. The Effect of Gastroesophageal Reflux on Upper Airway
P400. Symptomatic Acid Reflux Occurs Earlier and Associated                          Functioning in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
with Faster Velocity Reflux Than Symptomatic Non-Acid Reflux                          William C. Orr, PhD, Robert J.T. Jennifer, PhD, Giddens L.
Amit Agrawal, MD, Amine Hila, MD, Wojciech Blonski, MD,                             Cheryl, PhD, Houck R. John, MD, Sleep Laboratory, Lynn
Radu Tutuian, MD, Donald O. Castell, MD, Gastroenterology                           Health Science Institute, Oklahoma City, OK; Otolaryngology,
and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina,                               University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK and Communication
Charleston, SC.                                                                     Sciences and Disorders, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

P401. Swallow Evaluation During Multichannel Intraluminal                           P410. Double Dose or Higher PPI Therapy Does Not Always
Impedance and pH (MII-pH): A Valid Method To Assess                                 Result in Normalization of Distal Esophageal Acid Exposure
Esophageal Transit                                                                  Ari L. Bunim, MD, David A. Katzka, MD, Yu-Xiao Yang, MD,
Amine Hila, MD, Amit Agrawal, MD, Wojciech Blonski, MD,                             David C. Metz, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Department
Donald O. Castell, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,                             of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.                               Philadelphia, PA.




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                                                             Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P411. Effects of Rabeprazole (RAB) 20 mg Versus                       P419. Poorer Prognosis for Early Stage Esophageal
Pantoprazole (PAN) 40 mg on Intragastric Acidity and                  Adenocarcinoma in African Americans: Potential Implications for
Esophageal Acid Exposure (EAE): A Randomized, Crossover,              Surveillance
Single-Dose Study in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)            Smita V. Patil, MD, Hongyan Du, MS, Veerpal Singh, MD,
Patients with Nocturnal Heartburn                                     Addie Gorchow, MBA, Randall E. Brand, MD, Hemant K.
P. Miner, MD, J. Ieni, PhD, J. Xiang, PhD, J. LoCoco, MBA,            Roy, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Evanston Northwestern
S. Oosman, B. DeLemos, MD, President and Medical Director,            Healthcare, Evanston, IL.
Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research, Oklahoma City,
OK; Medical Department, Eisai Inc., Teaneck, NJ and Medical           P420. Which Symptoms Thought To Be Associated with
Department, PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc., Raritan, NJ.         Supraesophageal Reflux Correlate Best with Gastroesophageal
                                                                      Reflux Symptoms in Patients Not on a Proton Pump Inhibitor?
P412. The Threshold Blood Omeprazole Concentration Is 50              Laura M. Iuga, MD, Leal G. Segura, MD, Laura J. Orvidas,
ng/mL for the Maintenance of Intragastric pH of at Least 4.0          MD, Melissa M. Westergren, Ross A. Dierkhising, MS, Yvonne
after Oral Dosing with CMA-Omeprazole, AGN 201904-Z                   Romero, MD, the PEGG Group, Otolaryngology Head &
Edward Lee, PhD, Dale Yu, PhD, John Sefton, PhD, Dari                 Neck Surgery; Biostatistics; Division of Gastroenterology &
Parizadeh, PharmD, George Sachs, MD, Diane Tang-Liu, PhD,             Hepatology; Department of Family Medicine, Department of
Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Allergan, Irvine, CA; Clinical R&D,        Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Division of
Allergan, Irvine, CA and David Geffen School of Medicine,             Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
                                                                      P421. Use of Polyflex Stents in Therapy of Esophageal
P413. Prevalence of Clinically Relevant Esophageal Mucosal            Strictures and Tracheoesophageal Fistulas: A Single Center
Pathology in Subjects Who Self-Initiate Use of Prilosec OTC®          Experience
(Omeprazole 20 Mg)                                                    Chandrashekhar Thukral, MD, Ram Chuttani, MD,
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, FACG, John T. Monyak, PhD, Kurt              Thomas Kelleher, MD, Douglas Pleskow, MD, Division of
A. Brown, MD, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC and AstraZeneca LP,                Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and
Wilmington, DE.                                                       Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

P414. Does Treatment Satisfaction Correlate with Absence of                                            STOMACH
Esophageal Mucosal Pathology (EMP) in Users of Prilosec OTC®
(Omeprazole 20 Mg) (POTC)?                                            P422. Simplified Method in Administration of Esomeprazole
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, FACG, John T. Monyak, PhD, Kurt              through Various Feeding Tubes
A. Brown, MD, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC and AstraZeneca LP,                Mojgan S. Savabi, MD, Sanjeev K. Bhanot, PharmD, Angie
Wilmington, DE.                                                       Plummer, RN, Emad Rahmani, MD, Gastroenterology and
                                                                      Hepatology, Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN and
P415. The Information Content of Esophageal pH Values in              Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University, West
Vulcan Syndrome Differs from That in Normal and GERD Subjects         Lafayette, IN.
Jerry D. Gardner, MD, Winston Young, PhD, Sheldon Sloan,
MD, Malcolm Robinson, MD, Philip B. Miner, Jr., MD,                   P423. The Extent of Abuse of Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy
None, Science for Organizations, Inc., Mill Valley, CA; None,         and Its Potential Consequences for the Patient and Impact on
Blossomtech, Inc., Apex, NC; None, Janssen Pharmaceutica,             Health Care Costs
Titusville, NJ and None, Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive            Harshit S. Khara, MD, Humaira Siddiqui, MD, Adnan
Research, Oklahoma City, OK.                                          Muhammad, MD, C.S. Pitchumoni, MD, Dept. of
                                                                      Gastroenterology & Hepatology, St. Peter’s University Hospital,
P416. The Effect of Additional Acupuncture Versus Doubling            New Brunswick, NJ.
the Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Dose on Symptoms Report of
Patients Who Continued To Be Symptomatic on Standard Dose             P424. SmartPill Capsule for Assessment of Gastric Emptying
PPI – A Randomized Trial                                              – Comparison with Simultaneous Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy
Ram Dickman, MD, Elad Schiff, MD, Alex Holland, Cheryl                Henry P. Parkman, MD, Alan Hutson, PhD, Irene Sarosiek,
Wright, Shahruq R. Sarela, Mark Borgstrom, PhD, Ronnie                MD, Braden Kuo, MD, William D. Chey, MD, Leonard Katz,
Fass, MD, FACP, FACG, Neuro-Enteric Clinical Research                 MD, Jack Semler, PhD, Richard W. McCallum, MD, Medicine,
Group, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and University          Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Biostatistics and Medicine,
of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ; Integrative            University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; Medicine, University of
Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Computer Center,         Kansas, Kansas City, KS; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and Acupuncture Team,               and Medicine, SmartPill Corporation, Buffalo, NY.
Asian Institute of Medical Studies, Tucson, AZ.
                                                                      P425. Is Intragastric pH Control Maintained over Time on
P417. Accuracy of EUS Prediction of Disease Extent in                 Constant High Dose Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)? A Retrospective
Esophageal Cancer (EC) Is Strongly Confounded by Clinical,            Pilot Study
Endoscopic and Pathologic Factors                                     Olufunmilayo Olugbesan, MD, Sherry Pomerantz, PhD, Philip
Gregory Zuccaro, MD, Thomas W. Rice, MD, John J. Vargo,               O. Katz, MD, Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center,
MD, John A. Dumot, DO, Lisa A. Rybicki, MS, Darwin L.                 Philadelphia, PA and Medicine, UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, NJ.
Conwell, MD, Tyler Stevens, MD, John R. Goldblum, MD,
Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.                    P426. Hypergastrinemia and ECL Cell Proliferation Are
                                                                      Independent Factors Associated with Elevated Ghrelin Production
P418. Accuracy of EUS Prediction of Pathologic Lymph Node             in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors
Status in Esophageal Cancer (EC) Is Strongly Confounded by            Hank S. Wang, MD, David S. Oh, MD, Gordon V. Ohning, MD,
Clinical, Endoscopic and Pathologic Factors                           Joseph R. Pisegna, MD, Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Gregory Zuccaro, MD, Thomas W. Rice, MD, John J. Vargo,               and Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Veterans Administration
MD, John A. Dumot, DO, Rocio Lopez, MS, Darwin L.                     GLAHS, Los Angeles, CA.
Conwell, MD, Tyler Stevens, MD, John R. Goldblum, MD,
Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.



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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P427. Dysmotility Related Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia Is More                               P436. Intravenous Esomeprazole 40 mg Versus Intravenous
Common Than Functional Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia                                          Lansoprazole 30 mg in Controlling Intragastric Acidity in Healthy
Charles Randall, MD, Anson Liu, Carlo Taboada, MD, Russell                          Adults
Havranek, MD, Franz Zurita, MD, Jamesha Craig, CORT,                                Joseph Pisegna, MD, FACG, Mark B. Sostek, MD, FACG, John
Research, Gastroenterology Clinic of San Antonio, San Antonio,                      T. Monyak, PhD, Philip B. Miner, Jr., MD, FACG, David Geffen
TX; Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at                          School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; AstraZeneca
San Antonio, San Antonio, TX and GERSA, Gastroenterology                            LP, Wilmington, DE and Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive
Research of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.                                           Research, Oklahoma City, OK.

P428. Helicobacter pylori Infection (HP) Is Not Associated                          P437. Ibuprofen-PC Induces Less Gastroduodenal Damage Than
with Iron Deficiency in the Adult Population                                         Ibuprofen in at Risk Osteoarthritic (OA) Patients Compared to
Roopa Shankar, MD, Nilesh Mehta, MD, Savio John, MD,                                Ibuprofen at Full Therapeutic Doses
Juan Diego Baltodano, MD, Vivek Kaul, MD, Uma Murthy, MD,                           Lenard Lichtenberger, PhD, Upendra Marathi, PhD, Bhupinder
Medicine/GI, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.                         Anand, MD, Howard Schwartz, MD, Michael Schwartz, DO,
                                                                                    Garth Denyer, MD, Frank Lanza, MD, Integrative Biology &
P429. Technical Challenges of PEG Placement in Morbid                               Pharmacology, Univ. of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX;
Obesity                                                                             PLx Pharma Inc., Houston, TX; Baylor College of Medicine,
Pranitha Naini, MD, Sudhir K. Dutta, MD, Arati S. Karhadkar,                        Houston, TX; Miami Research Assoc, Miami, FL; Jupiter
MD, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital                      Research Assoc, Jupiter, FL; Oaks Medical Center, Spring, TX
Program in Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Gastroenterology,                      and Houston Institute of Clinical Research, Houston, TX.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD and
Gastroenterology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.                       P438. Oral Rabeprazole 20 Mg Provides More Effective Acid
                                                                                    Control Than IV Pantoprazole 40 Mg
P430. Rifaximin, Omeprazole and Levofloxacin for the                                 David Armstrong, MD, FACG, Cindy James, Fernando
Treatment of Helicobacter pylori in the Treatment-Naive                             Camacho, G.L.A. Horbay, Bruno Teixeira, Farah A. Husein-
Population                                                                          Bhabha, Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University &
Prithwijit P. Basu, MD, Frank M. Palumbo, MD, Melissa                               Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Damos Inc.,
Maltby, PA, Syed Hussain, MD, Kaumudi Somnay, MD, Roger                             Toronto, ON, Canada and Clinical Affairs, Janssen-Ortho Inc.,
E. Mendis, MD, Gastroenterology, New York Hospital Queens,                          Toronto, ON, Canada.
Flushing, NY.
                                                                                    P439. High Density Microarray Analyses Reveal Specific Gene
P431. The Pharmacokinetics of Pantoprazole Delayed Release                          Expression Signatures for Gastroprotection by Proton Pump
Granules Administered by Three Different Methods in Healthy                         Inhibitors Independent of Acid Inhibition
Subjects                                                                            Jan C. Becker, MD, Nina Grosser, PhD, Christian Waltke, Kati
Brinda Tammara, PhD, Kathy Weisel, MS, Arie Katz, MD,                               Erdmann, Stephanie Schulz, Henning Schroder, PhD, Wolfram
Xu Meng, PhD, Clinical Pharmacology, Wyeth Research,                                Domschke, MD, FACG, Thorsten Pohle, MD, Department
Collegeville, PA.                                                                   of Medicine B, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
                                                                                    and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of
P432. Quality of Life Measures Do Not Correlate with Gastric                        Pharmacy, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle,
Emptying Scintigraphy                                                               Germany.
Karen Yeter, MD, Linda Nguyen, MD, Shelly Parker, William
Snape, Jr., MD, Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical                        P440. Investigation of Sensory Properties and Accommodation
Center, San Francisco, CA and Gastroenterology, California                          Responses in Symptomatic Diabetic Gastroparesis
Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.                                               2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                                    Ashok Attaluri, MD, Anjana Kumar, MD, Syed Hashmi, Konrad
P433. Gatifloxacin Based Triple Therapy in Third-Line H. pylori                      Schulze, MD, Satish S.C. Rao, MD, Internal Medicine/GI
Eradication Regimen: A Randomized Controlled Trial                                  Division, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa
Toshihiro Nishizawa, MD, Hidekazu Suzuki, MD, PhD, Ayako                            City, IA.
Takahashi, Tatsuhiro Masaoka, MD, PhD, Hiroe Muraoka,
Tetsufumi Takahashi, PhD, Eisuke Iwasaki, MD, Intetsu                                                     PANCREATIC/BILIARY
Kobayashi, PhD, Toshifumi Hibi, MD, PhD, FACG, Department
of Gastroenterology, Keio University School of Medicine,                            P441. Gemcitabin in Elderly Patients with Unresectable
Tokyo; Center for Integrated Medical Research, Keio University                      Pancreatic Carcinoma
School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Emergency                           Motoko Izumiya, MD, Yoshiyuki Yamagishi, MD, PhD, Hajime
Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan                          Higuchi, MD, PhD, Hiromasa Takaishi, MD, PhD, Toshifumi
and Bio-Clinical Laboratories, Mitsubishi Kagaku, Tokyo, Japan.                     Hibi, MD, PhD, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Keio
                                                                                    University School of Medicine, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.
P434. Rellationship between P53/VEGF Expression and Gastric
Carcinoma                                                                           P442. The Association between Genetic Polymorphism of
Cheng Zhen, Luwang Wei, Yunhai Fang, Jiafu Wang,                                    5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase and Thymidylate
Department of Anatomy, Shandong Univesity School of                                 Synthase Enhancer Region and Risk of Cholangiocarcinoma
Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, China and Department of                                  Kwang Hyun Ko, MD, Chang Il Kwon, MD, Kyu Sung Rim,
Pathology, Taishan Medical College, Taian, Shandong, China.                         Internal Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Sungnam, Gyeonggi,
                                                                                    Korea.
P435. Does the Treatment of Tachygastria-Associated Non-
Ulcer Dyspepsia Improve Quality of Life?                                            P443. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Placement of Fiducials
Charles Randall, MD, Anson Liu, Carlo Taboada, MD, Russell                          for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Havranek, MD, Franz Zurita, MD, Jemisha Craig, Research                             Sandeep N. Patel, DO, Joaquin G. Mira, MD, Ardow Ameduri,
Division, Gastroenterology Clinic of San Antonio, San Antonio,                      MD, Micheal Berg, MD, Medicine/Gastroenterology and
TX; Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at                          Nutrition, University of Texas Health Science Center, San
San Antonio, San Antonio, TX and GERSA, Gastroenterology                            Antonio, TX and Radiation Oncology, Cancer Therapy and
Research of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.                                           Research Center, San Antonio, TX.



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                                                              Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P444. Pancreatic Cancer and Radon Levels: A Correlation                  P454. Intraductal Optical Coherence Tomography: A New
Study of Racial Disparities                                              Method To Diagnose Chronic Pancreatitis?
Nischita K. Reddy, MD, Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, FACG,                         2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch,                   Timothy P. Kinney, MD, Martin L. Freeman, MD, Oliver Cass,
Galveston, TX.                                                           MD, Shawn Mallery, MD, Gastroenterology, Hennepin County
                                                                         Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.
P445. Intestinal Trefoil Factor [TFF-3] and Extracellular Signal
Regulated Kinase [Erk] Expression in Pancreatic Cancer                   P455. Abnormal Pancreatic Structural Changes on MRI/MRCP
Vishal K. Bhagat, MD, Thaer Khoury, MD, Jihnhe Yu, PhD,                  Consistent with Chronic Pancreatitis Can Occur with Normal
Milind Javle, MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo,              Endoscopic Secretin Stimulated Pancreatic Function Testing
NY; Pathology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY;               (ePFT)
Biostatistics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and Medicine,          Samer Alkaade, MD, Frank R. Burton, MD, Numan C. Balci,
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.                              MD, Saad Alkaade, MD, Internal Medicine, Saint Louis
                                                                         University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO and Radiology,
P446. Characteristics of KINDREDS at High Risk for Pancreatic            Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Cancer
James Disario, MD, Nicole Omer, MBA, Richard Kerber, PhD,                P456. A Prospective Cohort Study of Pancreatic Duct Changes
Kenneth Boucher, PhD, Randall Burt, MD, High Risk Cancer                 in Chronic Pancreatitis and Its Clinical Implications
Clinics, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT.                  Bimaljit S. Sandhu, MD, Ann S. Fulcher, MD, Jaspreet K.
                                                                         Grewal, MD, Stacie S. Stevens, PhD, Doumit S. Bouhaidar,
P447. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Management for Patients             MD, Alvin M. Zfass, MD, Arun J. Sanyal, MD, Gastroenterology,
at Risk for Familial Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma                           Hepatology and Nutrition, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA
Joel H. Rubenstein, MD, MSc, James M. Scheiman, MD,                      and Radiology, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA.
Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc, University of Michigan
Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI and Veterans Affairs Medical               P457. Preoperative Indication of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Center, Ann Arbor, MI.                                                   for Mirizzi Syndrome
                                                                         A-Hon Kwon, MD, Yoichi Matsui, MD, Sohei Satoi, MD,
P448. Selective, Wire Guided Cannulation of the Common Bile              Department of Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi,
Duct Reduces the Risk of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis by Initially             Osaka, Japan.
Accessing the Bile Duct with a Soft-Tipped Guidewire, without
Contrast Injection                                                       P458. The Risks of Delaying Cholecystectomy until after
R. Martin Bashir, MD, Gastroenterology, Washington Hospital              Discharge in Acute Biliary Pancreatitis
Center, Washington, DC.                                                  Sharlene L. D’Souza, MD, Timothy B. Gardner, MD, Todd
                                                                         Mackenzie, PhD, Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH, Stuart R.
P449. Significant Increase in Trainee Credibility Score after             Gordon, MD, Gastroenterology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Mechanical ERCP Simulator Training                                       Center, Lebanon, NH and Gastroenterology, White River
Joseph Leung, MD, FACG, Felix Leung, MD, Wen Lee, MD,                    Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT.
Micha Rojany, MD, Robert Wilson, GI, VANCHCS, Mather, CA;
GI, VAGLAHCS, Sepulveda, CA; Endoscopy, Union Hospital,                  P459. Weight Cycling and Risk of Gallstone Disease in Men
Tianjian, China and GI, UCDMC, Sacramento, CA.                           Chung-Jyi Tsai, MD, FACG, Michael Leitzmann, MD, Walter
                                                                         Willett, MD, Edward Giovannucci, MD, Div. of Digestive
P450. Interventional Radiology in Pancreatic Diseases                    Diseases and Nutrition, University of Kentucky Medical Center;
Kazuhiro Ashikawa, MD, Toshimasa Ishii, MD, Shinya                       Div. of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Institute of
Mikami, MD, Hiroyuki Komoriyama, MD, Eigorou Yamanouchi,                 Health and Channing Lab, Department of Medicine, Harvard
MD, Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine,                 Medical School.
Yokohama City Hospital, Yokohama City, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
and Radiology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine,               P460. Gallstone Disease in Hispanic Females: A Clinically
Yokohama City Hospital, Yokohama City, Kanagawa-ken, Japan.              Significant Difference in Clinical Behavior and Complications
                                                                         Compared to Other Ethnic Groups
P451. Linear Array Endosonography in Billroth II Gastrectomy             Hareth M. Raddawi, MD, Antonio Sanchez, MD,
Pankaj Singh, MD, Richard A. Erickson, MD, Internal Medicine,            InternalMedicine/ Gastroenterology, University of Illinois/
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, TX and                Advocate Christ, Chicago/Oak Lawn, IL.
Internal Medicine, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX.
                                                                         P461. Cholecystocholedocal Fistula
P452. The Utility of Screening for Autoimmune Pancreatitis               Jeffrey Lin, Edward M. Reece, MD, Sergio Huerta, MD,
Using Elevated Levels of IgG4 in Consecutive Patients Diagnosed          Department of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, UT
with Pancreatitis or Pancreatic Cancer                                   Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care
Amit Raina, MD, Janette Lamb, PhD, Erin N. Fink, MS,                     System, Dallas, TX.
Susan J. Urda, BS, Arthur James Moser, MD, Herbert J. Zeh,
MD, Adam Slivka, MD, David C. Whitcomb, MD, Department                   P462. Pancreaticopleural Fistula: A Rare Complication of
of Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and                Chronic Pancreatitis
Nutrition; Division of Surgical Oncology; UPMC Cancer                    Serag Dredar, MD, Sergio Huerta, MD, Ali A. Siddiqui, MD,
Registery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.                     Division of Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern
                                                                         Medical School, Dallas, TX and Surgery, University of Texas
P453. “Belly Bag” Studies in the ER: The Use and Abuse of                Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX.
Routine Estimations of Serum Amylase and Lipase Levels
Adnan Muhammad, MD, Depali Prasad, MD, Srinavas Cheruvu,                 P463. Influence of Baseline Hematocrit on Traditional
MD, MSPH, Lilian Deeb, MD, C.S. Pitchumoni, MD, MACG,                    Calculations of Hemoconcentration To Predict Severity in Acute
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition, Saint               Pancreatitis
Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.                          Timothy B. Gardner, Todd Mackenzie, Douglas J. Robertson,
                                                                         Gastroenterology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,
                                                                         Lebanon, NH and General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-
                                                                         Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.

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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
                     SMALL INTESTINE/UNCLASSIFIED                                   P474. Predictors of Intestinal Villous Atrophy in Patients with
                                                                                    Chronic Diarrhea: A Clinicopathological Study of 92 Patients
P464. Etiologies and Predictors of Diagnosis in Non-                                Alberto Rubio Tapia, MD, Sagrario Trinidad, MD, Luis Uscanga,
Responsive Celiac Disease                                                           MD, Gastroenterology, Pathology and Teaching Division,
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                     Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador
   2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Abstract Award                                Zubiran, Mexico City, Mexico.
Recipient
Daniel A. Leffler, MD, Melinda Dennis, RD, Brian Hyett, MD,                          P475. A New Paradigm in Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy-
Detlef Schuppan, MD, Ciaran P. Kelly, MD, Gastroenterology,                         Associated Gastrointestinal Toxicity: Emerging Evidence for
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.                                   Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth as a Contributing Entity
                                                                                    Christopher D. Jahraus, MD, Doug Bettenhausen, PharmD,
P465. The Clinical and Radiological Manifestations That Are                         Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at
Potentially Associated with Duodenal Diverticula                                    Birmingham, Birmingham, AL and Department of Medical
Faisal A. Bukeirat, MD, Stephany S. Swart, MD, Medicine,                            Affairs, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.
WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV and Radiology,
WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.                                             P476. Dental Enamel Defects in Celiac Disease: A Case
                                                                                    Control Study
P466. Evidence That a Novel Non-Chemical, Non-Electrical                            Pardeep S. Brar, MD, Ted Malahias, DDS, Peter H.R. Green,
Intercellular Signaling System Causes Oxidant-Induced                               MD, Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York,
Cytoskeletal Damage in Distant Epithelial Cells: Application to                     NY and CT.
Modulation of Intestinal Barrier Integrity
Ashkan Farhadi, MD, MS, Christopher Forsyth, PhD, Phillip                           P477. BMI in the Celiac Disease Patients of United States
Engan, BS, Ali Banan, PhD, Ali Keshavarzian, MD, Section of                         Pardeep S. Brar, MD, Ikenna Egbuna, MD, Sekhar
Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Rush University Medical Center,                     Ramakrishnan, ScD, Steve Holleran, BA, Peter H.R. Green,
Chicago, IL.                                                                        MD, Medicine and Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical
                                                                                    Center, New York, NY.
P467. An Open Label, High Dose Prospective Trial of the
Safety of the Probiotic E. coli Strain M-17 in Healthy Volunteers                                                 LIVER
Samuel N. Adler, MD, Harold Jacob, MD, Levy Levine,
Gastroenterology, Bikur Holim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.                          P478. Sivelestat, a Neutrophil Elastase Inhibitor Prevents
                                                                                    Endotoxin-Induced Liver Injury in Rats Following Partial
P468. Evaluation of Patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic                            Hepatectomy
Telangiectasia with Video Capsule Endoscopy: A Single Center                        A-Hon Kwon, MD, Zeyu Qiu, MD, Department of Surgery,
Prospective Study                                                                   Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan.
Sherman M. Chamberlain, MD, James C. Balart, MD, Jignish
Patel, MD, James Gossage, MD, Subbaramiah Sridhar, Section                          P479. Clinical Utility of Des-γ-Carboxy Prothrombin (DCP)
of Gastroenterology, Medicine and Section of Pulmonary                              as a Biomarker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.                                      2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                                    Richard Sterling, MD, Margaret Wise, Futoshi Kanke, Lennox
P469. Yield of Wireless Capsule in the Evaluation of Patients                       Jeffers, MD, Fredric Gordon, MD, Morris Sherman, MD, Alan
with Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding                                              Venook, MD, Rajender Reddy, MD, Shinji Satomura, PhD,
Javier A. Pou, MD, Maria I. Dueno, MD, FACG, Jaime I.                               Myron Schwartz, MD, Hepatology, VCUHS, Richmond, VA;
Martinez-Souss, MD, Fransisco Alvarado, MD, Doris Toro, MD,                         Wako Chemicals Ltd., Richmond, VA; Wako Pure Chemicals,
Gastroenterology Section, Veteran Affairs Caribbean Health                          Osaka, Japan; Hepatology, UM/Miami VAMC, Miami, FL;
System, San Juan, PR.                                                               Hepatology, Lahey Clinic, Boston, MA; Hepatology, Toronto
                                                                                    General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Hepatology, UCSF,
P470. Characterization Genetic Diversity of 16S-23SrRNA                             San Francisco, CA; Hepatology, UPHS, Philadelphia, PA and
Gene in Salmonella Isolates from Food and Animal Samples by                         Transplant Surgery, Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
PCR-Ribotyping
Narjes Mehrvar, MSC, Abbas Akhavan Sepahi, PhD,                                     P480. Racial Differences in Alpha-Fetoprotein Levels in
Mahnaz Taremi, MD, MPH, Masoumeh Azimi Rad, BS,                                     Cirrhotic Patients with and without Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Mohammad Reza Zali, MD, Foob Borne, Research Center                                 Niraj Gor, MD, Grace Guzman, PhD, Scott Cotler, MD, Section
for Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Shaheed Beheshti                            of Hepatology, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of
Iran and North Branch of Tehran University, Islamic Republic                        P481. Recent Characteristics of Patients with Hepatocellular
of Azad University, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.                               Carcinoma in Lower Manhattan
                                                                                    Trinh Meyer, MD, Kavitha Gopal, MD, David J. Clain, MD,
P471. Celiac Disease, Liver Cirrhosis and the Small Bowel:                          Henry C. Bodenheimer, Jr., MD, Albert D. Min, MD, Division of
What Is the Link? A Prospective Study                                               Digestive Diseases, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.
J. Wakim-Fleming, MD, W.D. Carey, MD, A. Bennett, MD, R.
Lopez, MS, Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH;                       P482. Usefulness of Radiofrequency Ablation with a Micro-
Pathology and Quantitative Health Sciences.                                         Convex Ultrasound Probe for the Treatment of Hepatocellular
                                                                                    Carcinoma
P472. Metabolic Bone Disease: A Common Extra-Intestinal                             Naoki Hotta, Minoru Ayada, Akihiko Okumura, Tetsuya
Manifestation in Indian Patients with Celiac Disease                                Ishikawa, Shinichi Kakumu, Internal Medicine, Division of
Naresh Agarwal, DM, A.S. Puri, DM, Rajiv Grover, DM,                                Gastroenterology, Aichi-gunn, Aichi-kenn, Japan.
Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

P473. Celiac Disease in Brazilian Patients: Associated
Diseases, Complications and Causes of Death
Lorete M.S. Kotze, PhD, Gastroenterology, Ponficial Catholic
University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.



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                                                                Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P483. Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma as a                 P490. Liver Ultrasound Is Not a Good Predictor of Hepatic
Bridge to Liver Transplantation – A Transplant Center Experience          Steatosis and Fibrosis
Mian K. Khalid, MD, Alfred Rademaker, PhD, Michael                        Sajid Jalil, MBBS, Adam Wood, MD, Steven Frachtman,
Abecassis, MD, Patrice Al Saden, RN, James Shanks, MD,                    MD, Ned Snyder, MD, Roger Soloway, MD, Randy Ernst,
Mary F. Mulcahy, MD, Geriatric Medicine, Northwestern                     MD, Fernando Cesani, MD, Gastroenterology–Hepatology and
University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; Preventive          Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of
Medicine, Chicago, IL; Organ Transplantation, Northwestern                P491. A Risk Score for Predicting Non Alcoholic
University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL;                     Steatohepatitis in Patients with NonAlcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School               Jagdish S. Nachnani, MD, Esmat Sadeddin, MD, Christian
of Medicine, Chicago, IL and Hematology and Oncology,                     Dang, MD, Deepti Bulchandani, MD, Sandra Laya, MD, Owen
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.        Smith, MD, Stuart Chen, MD, Wendell Clarkston, MD, Laura
                                                                          Alba, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, University of
P484. Preliminary Results of Hepatocellular Carcinoma                     Missouri Kansas City(UMKC), Kansas City, MO and Department
Patients Treated by Talaporfin Sodium and Interstitial Light               of Gastroenterology, University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC),
Emitting Diodes – A Phase I Clinical Trial                                Kansas City, MO.
Wei-Chen Lee, MD, Sheng-Nan Lu, MD, Yi-Hong Chou, MD,
Jeng-Hwei Tseng, MD, Jing-Houng Wang, MD, Fa-Yauh Lee,                    P492. The Epidemiological Survey of Prevalence of
MD, Chien-Fu Hung, MD, Deng-Yn Lin, MD, Ming-Chin Yu,                     Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Iranian Metabolic Syndrome
MD, General Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou,                Adults
Taiwan; Hepato-Gastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial                      Ziba Khorram, MD, Leila Pasharavesh, MD, Arash Etemadi,
Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Radiology - Section of Ultrasound,           MD, Roshanak Roshanfekr, MD, Arash Ghanbarian, MD, Amir
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Diagnostic              Hooshang Mohammad Alizadeh, MD, Navid Saadat, MD,
Radiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan;                  Farhnaz Fallahian, MD, Mehdi Hedayati, PhD, Seyed Mohsen
Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei,              Mousavi, PhD, Elaheh Einy, MSc, Farzaneh Kadem Sameni,
Taiwan and Gastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital,                MD, Reza Mashayekhi, MD, Maryam Firoozi, BSc, Bahman
Linkou, Taiwan.                                                           Talebipoor, MD, Behnaz Mohabattian, MD, Farzad Hadaaegh,
                                                                          MD, Fereidoun Azizi, MD, Mohammad Reza Zali, FACG, Liver,
P485. The Most Current Trends in Hepatocellular Carcinoma;                Research Center of Gastroentrology and Liver Disease, Shahid
a Retrospective Study of Associated Risk Factors in an Urban              Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic
University Setting                                                        Republic of Iran and Research Center of Endocrinology and
Daniald M. Rodrigues, MD, Milton Mutchnick, MD,                           Metabolism, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,
Firdous Siddiqui, MD, Internal Medicine and Division of                   Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Gastroenterology, Wayne State University and Detroit Medical
Center, Detroit, MI.                                                      P493. A Novel Therapy for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis:
                                                                          Essential Fatty Acids and Ursodiol
P486. Comparison of Telomere Length in Chronic Hepatitis                  Jonathan J. Lyons, MSIV, Michael F. Lyons, MD, Kenneth A.
and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cases with Cirrhosis and without             Meckler, MD, Clinical Research, Keck School of Medicine of
Cirrhosis                                                                 USC, Los Angeles, CA; Clinical Research, Tacoma Digestive
Nitin Saini, MSc, Yogesh Chawla, DM, Sanjeev Sharma,                      Disease Center, Tacoma, WA and Clinical Research, Puget
MSc, Ajay Duseja, DM, Radhika Das, PhD, Arvind Rajvanshi,                 Sound Institute of Pathology, Tacoma, WA.
MD, Departments of Hepatology, PGIMER and Cytology,
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,                  P494. Does the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Chandigarh, India.                                                        Activity Score Correlate with Clinical and Laboratory Data in
                                                                          Morbidly Obese Patients?
P487. Proteomics and Pathologic Analyses of Fatty Liver in                Kiran Tiriveedhi, MD, Piotr Gorecki, MD, Jonathan Simon, MD,
Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty Rat Treated with Gymnemic               Joshua Fogel, PhD, Rana Khan, MD, Renjy Vattasseril, MD,
Acid                                                                      Maurice A. Cerulli, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, New York
Hong Luo, MD, PhD, Hisao Takayama, MD, PhD, Akiko                         Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
Kashiwagi, Toshiyuki Shibahara, PhD, Hiroshi Yamamoto, PhD,
Yongchun Li, MD, Faculty of Medicine and Research Center                  P495. Effect of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) on Clinical
for Bioscience Technology, Tottori University, Yonago, Tottori,           and Laboratory Data in Morbidly Obese Patients
Japan; Toyama University, Toyama, Japan; Chinese Academy of               Kiran Tiriveedhi, MD, Piotr Gorecki, MD, Jonathan Simon,
Medical Science (CAMS), Beijing, China and Xianwu Hospital,               MD, Joshua Fogel, PhD, Rana Khan, MD, Renjy Vattasseril,
Capital University, Beijing, China.                                       MD, Maurice A. Cerulli, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and
                                                                          Hepatology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
P488. Metabolome Analysis of Fatty Liver Treated with
Cinnamon                                                                  P496. Biomarkers (HCV FibroSURE®) Can Predict Significant
Hong Luo, MD, PhD, Akiko Kashiwagi, Toshiyuki Shibahara,                  Fibrosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) – The First
PhD, Yongchun Li, MD, Hisao Takayama, MD, PhD, Faculty                    Prospective Validation in a United States (US) Cohort
of Medicine and Research Center for Bioscience Technology,                Puneet Puri, MD, Sakhdisapol Katanyutanon, MD, Jessica
Tottori University, Tottori, Japan and Xianhwu Hospital, Capital          Dodge, MD, Arun J. Sanyal, MD, George Abraham, MD,
University, Beijing, China.                                               Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical
                                                                          Center, Worcester, MA and Gastroenterology, Hepatology and
P489. Association of Metabolic Syndrome with Hepatic                      Nutrition, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center,
Inflammation and Fibrosis Stage in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease        Richmond, VA.
Joon Ho Moon, MD, Sang Hoon Park, MD, Byoung Kwan Yoo,
MD, Kwang Hyuk Park, MD, Yong Woo Chung, MD, Kyoung                       P497. Percuatenous Liver Biopsy Performed during Inspiration:
Oh Kim, MD, Cheol Hee Park, MD, Taeho Hahn, MD, Kyo-                      Is It Safe?
Sang Yoo, MD, Jong Hyeok Kim, MD, Choong Kee Park, MD,                    Carlos R. Ponce, MD, Urias Cuartas, MD, Sherman M.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym              Chamberlain, MD, Subbaramiah Sridhar, MD, Internal Medicine/
University, Anyang, Kyung-gi, Korea.                                      Gastroenterology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.


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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P498. Cost Effectiveness of Ultrasound Guided Liver Biopsy in                       P507. Psychiatric and Substance use Disorders Are Associated
the Management of Chronic Hepatitis C                                               with Increased Mortality among US Veterans with Hepatitis C
Oswald L. Haye, MD, Omar G. Haye, BS, Roberto Hernandez-                            Infection
Incles, BS, Gastroenterolgy/Hepatology, Orlando VA Medical                          Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, Douha Sabouni, MD, James K. Moles,
Center, Orlando, FL.                                                                MD, Peter Hauser, MD, Northwest Hepatitis C Resource Center,
                                                                                    Oregon Health and Science University, VA Medical Center,
P499. The Effect of Processing on Liver Biopsy Core Size                            Portland, OR and Roanoke Salem Program / VA Medical
Thomas R. Riley, III, MD, Frances Ruggerio, MD, Medicine,                           Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Roanoke-
Penn State University - The Hershey Medical Center, Hershey,                        Salem, VA.
PA and Pathology, Penn State University - The Hershey
Medical Center, Hershey, PA.                                                        P508. Management of Psychiatric Disorders in a Resident-Run
                                                                                    Multi-Disciplinary Clinic Improves Adherence to Interferon Alpha
P500. Liver Histology in Patients That Pursue Expectant                             Therapy in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C
Management of Chronic Hepatitis C: Correlating Genotype and                         Nicole Agostino, DO, Vishal Patel, MD, Jody Yozviak, DO,
Histology with Patients’ Decisions                                                  Suzanne Templer, DO, Charles Brooks, MD, Edward Norris,
Omar S. Khokhar, MD, James H. Lewis, MD, Department of                              MD, Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA.
Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria,
Peoria, IL and Department of Medicine, Georgetown University                        P509. A Double Blind Placebo Controlled Crossover Trial of
Medical Center, Washington, DC.                                                     Sertraline To Prevent Depression during Combination Therapy
                                                                                    for Hepatitis C Infection
P501. The “A-2518G” Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 Gene                             Esmat Z. Sadeddin, Christian Dang, Stuart Chen, Laura Alba,
Polymorphism Is Not Associated with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis                       Wendell K. Clarkston, Gastroenterology, UMKC, Kansas City,
David A. Sass, MD, Georgios I. Papachristou, MD, Tony Cuneo,                        MO and Internal Medicine, Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
Janette Lamb, PhD, Brian S. Berk, MD, David C. Whitcomb,
MD, PhD, Div of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,                         P510. Assessment of Adrenal Function in Patients with
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.                                           Chronic Hepatitis C and Severe Fatigue
                                                                                    Irphan Gaslightwala, MD, Ann Danoff, MD, Jen Leong,
P502. Prevalence of Coinfection with HBV and HCV among                              MD, Edmund J. Bini, MD, MPH, Gastroenterology and
HIV Patients in a General Hospital in Lima, Peru                                    Endocrinology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Alejandro Bussalleu, MD, Diego Lopez de Castilla, MD,
Julio Vidal, MD, Doris Agapito, BSc, Jose Pinto, MD, Hugo                           P511. Prevalence of TT Virus Infection in Voluntary Blood
Cedron, MD, Zoila Del Castillo, MD, Eduardo Gotuzzo, MD,                            Donors and Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis in Tabriz,
Gastroenterology, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima,                         Iran
Peru; Tropical Medicine, Instituto de Medicina Tropical                             Mohsen Ahmadi Amoli, MD, Maryam Kheradpezhouh,
“Alexander Von Humbolt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano                               MD, Mahnaz Taremi, MD, MPH, Latif Gachkar, MD, MPH,
Heredia, Lima, Peru and Hematology, Hospital Nacional                               MohammadReza Zali, MD, FACG, Infectious Dis. Research
Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.                                                       Center, IDTMRC, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran and
                                                                                    Department of Foodborne Dis., RCGLD, Tehran, Islamic
P503. Jaundice in African American and Hispanic Patients                            Republic of Iran.
with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Abbasi J. Akhtar, MD, FACG, Magda A. Shaheen, MD, Internal                          P512. Hepatic Infarct after Placement of a Transjugular
Medicine, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science,                        Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)
Los Angeles, CA.                                                                    S. Mubashir A. Shah, MD, Arie Regev, MD, Center for Liver
                                                                                    Diseases, Division of Hepatology, University of Miami Miller
P504. Neuropsychiatric Disease in US Veterans with Chronic                          School of Medicine, Miami, FL.
Hepatitis C
Anastasios A. Mihas, MD, Jay P. Talreja, MD, Lisa D. Pisney,                        P513. Fas and TNF-α Mediated Apoptosis and TNF-α Gene
ANP, Douglas M. Heuman, MD, Gastroenterology, Virginia                              Polymorphism in Fulminant Hepatic Failure and Its Clinical
Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond,                               Relevance
VA and Gastroenterology, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veteransw                            Shashideep Singhal, MBBS, Indu Kohaar, MSc, Mosami
Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, VA.                                               Bharadwaj, PhD, Anita Chakravarty, MD, Ranjana Gondal,
                                                                                    MD, Bhudev C. Das, PhD, Premashis Kar, MD, DM, FACG,
P505. Escitalopram for Prophylaxis of Major Depression during                       Gastroenterology, Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College,
Peginterferon Alpha-2A and Ribavirin Therapy for Hepatitis C                        Delhi, India; Molecular Genetics, Institute for Cytology and
Ondria C. Gleason, MD, John C. Fucci, MD, FACG, Michelle A.                         Preventive Oncology, Noida, UP, India and Pathology, GB Pant
Philipsen, MHR, William R. Yates, MD, Psychiatry, University                        Hosp, Delhi, India.
of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK and Internal
Medicine, University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Tulsa,                                                    COLON
OK.
                                                                                    P514. Risk Factors for Colorectal Neoplasia in Women:
P506. Sertaline for the Prevention of Depression with HCV                           Two Populations with Similar Results
Therapy                                                                                2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Andrew J. Muir, MD, John G. McHutchison, MD, Keyur Patel,                              2006 ACG/Wyeth Gender Based Research Award Recipient
MD, Greg Clary, MD, Jane P. Gagliardi, MD, Department of                            Joseph C. Anderson, MD, Zvi A. Alpern, MD, Brenden J.
Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Duke                          Wiggins, MD, Patricia M. Hubbard-Ells, ANP, Carol M. Martin,
Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center,                        ANP, Gastroenterology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Durham, NC and Department of Psychiatry, Duke University                            and Gastroenterology, St Catherine’s Siena, Smithtown, NY.
Medical Center, Durham, NC.




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                                                                Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P515. Significance of Incidental Finding of Colorectal Wall                P524. Rifaximin Is Effective and Safe for the Treatment of
Thickening on Computed Tomography Scan in African-American                Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea
and Hispanic Patients                                                     David T. Rubin, MD, Sunana Sohi, MD, Mathew Glathar, MD,
Manmeet Padda, MD, Anil Dev, MD, Cyril Anyadike, MD,                      Tojo Thomas, MD, Nicole Yadron, BA, Bonnie L. Surma, RN,
Jaydutt Vadgama, PhD, Ioannis Giannikopoulos, MD, Int.                    Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago,
Medicine, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles, CA.                    IL.

P516. Prevention of Travelers’ Diarrhea with Rifaximin – A                P525. Correlation between Polyps Detected on Virtual
Phase 3 Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial in               Colonoscopy (VC) vs. Optical Colonoscopy (OC) for Colorectal
U.S. Students in Mexico                                                   Cancer Screening (CRC) in Newly Trained Radiologists
Herbert L. DuPont, MD, Charles D. Ericsson, MD, Francisco                 William E. Norris, MD, Richard Choi, MD, Franklin
J. de la Cabada, MD, Margaret W. DuPont, MA, Francisco                    Goldwire, MD, Inku Hwang, MD, Jennifer Pak, BSN, Corrine
Martinez-Sandoval, MD, Pablo C. Okhuysen, MD, Paula Beitler,              Maydonovitch, BS, Michael P. Brazaitis, MD, Roy K.H. Wong,
Ed Corsi, Bill Forbes, Michael Getter, David Taylor, MD, Chris            MD, Gastroenterology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Warner, Internal Medicine Service, St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital,          Washington, DC.
Houston, TX; School of Public Health, University of Texas,
Houston, TX; School of Medicine, University of Texas, Houston,            P526. Racial Differences in Colorectal Cancer
TX; Hospital General de Occidente, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico;              Kaleem M. Rizvon, MD, Omer K. Masood, MD, Theodore M.
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco,                Perlman, MD, Krishnaiyer Subramani, MD, Paul J. Mustacchia,
Mexico and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.                  MD, Gastroenterology, Nassau University Medical Center, East
                                                                          Meadow, NY.
P517. The Utility of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy after CT
Colonography Revealing Only Rectosigmoid Findings                         P527. Delayed Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer in U.S. Veterans
Patrick E. Young, MD, Andrew B. Gentry, MD, Brooks D.                     Undergoing Colonoscopic Surveillance
Cash, MD, Gastroenterology, National Naval Medical Center,                Kerry N. Whitt, MD, Jamal Yasser, MD, Mohammad K.
Bethesda, MD.                                                             Ismail, MD, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee,
                                                                          Memphis Medical Center, Memphis, TN and Department of
P518. Oral Rifaximin in Treatment of Clostridium difficile-                Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN.
Associated Diarrhea
Paul L. Berenbaum, MD, FACP, FACG, Hahnemann University                   P528. Mortality Associated with Clostridium difficile
Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.        Associated Diarrhea (CDAD) in a Community Hospital Setting
                                                                          Sandhya Salguti, MD, Mary Naglak, PhD, Vamshi Mallavarapu,
P519. Anorectal Manometric Assessment of Stapled                          MD, Cesar de la Torre, MD, Internal Medicine, Abington
Haemorroidectomy                                                          Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA.
Subodh Varshney, MS, FRCS, Sandesh Sharma, MS, Rashmi
Jaiswal, MBBS, Saleem Naik, MS, Ajit Sewkani, MS, Saurabh                 P529. Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Colorectal
Kapoor, MS, MCh, Roy Patankar, MS, PhD, GI Surgery, Bhopal                Cancer. A Population Based Case Control Study
Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal, MP, India and              Douglas J. Robertson, MD, Heidi Larsson, MSc, Soren Friis,
Surgery, Joy Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.               MD, John A. Baron, MD, Henrik T. Sorensen, MD, Section
                                                                          of Gastroenterology, VA Medical Center, White River Junction,
P520. Endoscopic Mucosal Resection – Is It for Every One?                 VT; Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University
Shridhar S. Dronamraju, MS, Mumtaz Hayat, MD, General                     Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; Institute of Cancer Epidemiology,
Surgery, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, North Shields,                 The Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark and
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom and Gastroenterology,                       Departments of Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, North Shields, Tyne and                 Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.
Wear, United Kingdom.
                                                                          P530. Bowel Prep for Colonoscopy: Is Senna the Answer?
P521. Fatal Cytomegaloviral Colitis after Infliximab in a                  A Prospective, Randomized, Investigator-Blinded Comparison
Patient with Suspected Crohn’s Disease Exacerbation                       of High-Dose Senna to a Conventional Oral Sodium Phosphate
David Elijah, MD, Michael Breglia, MD, Juergen Nord, MD,                  (NaP) Bowel Preparation for Elective Colonoscopy
Gastroenterology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.                 Kambiz R. Butt, MD, Michael D. D’Astice, MD, Talal Sunbulli,
                                                                          MD, Christopher L. Blair, Hareth M. Raddawi, MD, Internal
P522. Occurrence of Re-Procedure Following                                Medicine/Gastroenterology, University of Illinois/Advocate Christ,
Hemorrhoidectomy: A Reflection of Learning Curve?                          Chicago/Oak Lawn, IL.
Rajesh K. Choudhary, FRCS, Raghu K. Sridhar, MBBS,
Debasish Debnath, FRCS, Samuel Debrah, FRCS, General                      P531. Clinical Value of CT Colonography in Patients with
Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington, County                 Strong Relative Medical Contraindications for Colonoscopy
Durham, United Kingdom and General Surgery, North                         Challa Ajit, MD, Mitchell S. Cappell, MD, PhD, Susan
Middlesex University Hospital, London, United Kingdom.                    Summerton, MD, Mindy Horrow, MD, Charles Bongiorno, MD,
                                                                          Brett Inglis, DO, Philip O. Katz, MD, Gastroenterology/Radiology,
P523. The Impact of Intravenous Ketorolac (Toradol®) on                   Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
the Early Recurrence of Crohn’s Disease
Anne-Marie Boller, MD, Teerasan Tantitemit, MD, Robert R.                 P532. Rifaximin Chaser Following Standard Therapeutic
Cima, MD, David W. Larson, MD, Eric J. Dozois, MD, Dirk                   Cocktail for Breaking the Cycle of Multiple C. difficile Diarrhea
Larson, MD, Bruce G. Wolff, MD, William J. Sandborn, MD,                  Recurrences
Edward V. Loftus, MD, John H. Pemberton, MD, Division of                  Stuart Johnson, MD, Minerva Galang, MD, Christopher
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Division of Gastroenterology and                Schriever, PharmD, Ciaran Kelly, MD, Dale Gerding, MD,
Hepatology, and Department of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic,                 Infectious Disease, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood,
Rochester, MN.                                                            IL; Infectious Disease, Edward Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL
                                                                          and Celiac Disease Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
                                                                          Center, Boston, MA.



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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P533. Isolated Right Colon Ischemia (IRCI) May Be the                               P545. Methylnaltrexone Reverses Opioid-Induced Bowel
Heralding Presentation of Acute Superior Mesenteric Artery                          Dysfunction (OBD) in a Critically Ill Burn Patient; a Case Report
(SMA) Occlusion                                                                         2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
John Sotiriadis, MD, PhD, Sang Lee, MD, Lawrence J. Brandt,                         Michael C. Woo, MD, Michael F. O’Connor, MD, Chun-su
MD, MACG, Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,                            Yuan, MD, Robert J. Israel, MD, Jonathan Moss, MD, PhD,
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.                                                Anesthesia & Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago,
                                                                                    IL and Medical Affairs, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
                            CLINICAL VIGNETTES                                      Tarrytown, NY.

P534. A Man with Recurrent Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI)                             P546. Isolated Angioedema of the Bowel Due to C1 Esterase
Bleeding Due to an Uncommon Parasitic Infection                                     Inhibitor Deficiency
Wael Z. El Darawy, MD, Notar Francesco, MD, Maurice Cerulli,                        Shivangi S. Khara, MD, Manish K. Saha, MD, Robert
MD, Gastroenterology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.                    Greenblatt, MD, Internal Medicine, Trinitas Hospital, Seton Hall
                                                                                    University, Elizabeth, NJ.
P535. A Surprising Case of Iron Deficiency Anemia
Laura H. Yun, MD, Gastroenterology, UCSD, San Diego, CA.                            P547. Primary Aortoenteric Fistula — An Uncommon Cause for
                                                                                    GI Bleeding
P536. Ascitic Fluid Strongyloidiasis as the First Manifestation                     Amy Wang, MD, Raquel Davila, MD, Stephen Wang, MD, John
of AIDS                                                                             Kaufman, MD, Gastroenterology and Interventional Radiology,
Mamoon M. Elbedawi, MD, Angeson Kibreab, MD, Islam G.                               Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR.
Ali, MD, Amira Z. ALi-Ibrahim, MD, Duane T. Smoot, MD,
Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology,                       P548. A Case Report: The Rapid Rate of Duodenal Ulceration
Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC.                                         with Bleeding Caused by a Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
                                                                                    Hansen Kwok, MD, Ronald Griffin, MD, Stanley Condon, MD,
P537. Hypogammaglobulinemic Sprue                                                   Gastroenterology, Loma Linda VA Medical Center, Loma Linda,
Suresh G. Jayatilaka, MD, Mohammed Yaqub, MD, Scott                                 CA and Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Medical
Digiacomo, MD, Kiran Jagarlamudi, MD, Robert Spira, MD,                             Center, Loma Linda, CA.
Gastroenterology, Seton Hall University School of GME, South
Orange, NJ.                                                                         P549. Gastric Outlet Obstruction Secondary to Breast Cancer
                                                                                    Metastasis
P538. D-Lactic Acidosis                                                             Gopal Narasimhan, MD, Petros C. Benias, MD, Amir Awad,
Muhammad S. Hayat, MD, Soon-IL Song, MD, Zandra K.                                  MD, Elpidio Jimenez, MD, David H. Robbins, MD, Henry C.
Ferrufino-Ponce, MD, Nausheen Naz, MD, Frederick W.                                  Bodenheimer, Jr., MD, Albert D. Min, MD, Division of Digestive
Ruymann, Department of Gastroenterology, Mount Auburn                               Diseases, and Neurology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,
Hospital, Cambridge, MA.                                                            Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.

P539. A 37-Year-Old Man with Rash and Abdominal Pain                                P550. Collagenous Sprue Masquerading as Crohn’s Disease
Edward J. Frech, MD, Panagiotis H. Panagiotakis, MD, William                        Neeraj Sharma, MD, Amit Agrawal, MD, Bright Williamson, MD,
R. Hutson, MD, Gastroenterology, University of Utah, Salt Lake                      Brenda Hoffman, MD, FACG, Department of Gastroenterology
City, UT.                                                                           and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina,
                                                                                    Charleston, SC.
P540. Elevated Intra-Abdominal Pressure and Organ Failure
in Abdominal Lymphoma                                                               P551. Combined Utility of Capsule Endoscopy and Directed
Shahida Farooqi, BSc, Gerardo Carino, MD, Edward R. Feller,                         Push Enteroscopy for Identifying Small Bowel Lymphoma
MD, Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI and                              Rizwan Ahmed, MD, Ajay Pabby, MD, MPH, Janet Harrison,
Critical Care, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI.                                MD, Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
                                                                                    Pittsburgh, PA.
P541. Invasive Intestinal Strongyloides Infection Mimicking
Crohn’s Ileitis: A Case Report                                                      P552. A Rare Cause of Iron Deficiency Anaemia
Samuel Rivera, MD, Daniel L. Raines, MD, Luis A. Balart, MD,                        Ravi Madhotra, FRCP, MD, Chris Akubuine, MD, Vijay Deasai,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Louisiana State University                         FRCPath, MD, Andrew Mitchell, FRCS, MD, Gastroenterology,
Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.                                                    Milton Keynes General Hospital, Milton Keynes, United
                                                                                    Kingdom; Pathology, Milton Keynes General Hospital, C, United
P542. Diagnosis of Severe Celiac Disease in the Puerperium                          Kingdom and Surgery, BMI Saxon Clinic, Milton Keynes, United
Helder Cardoso, MD, Amadeu C.R. Nunes, MD, Artur S.                                 Kingdom.
Machado, MD, Ana Horta Vale, PhD, Artur Vasconcelos
Teixeira, PhD, Dionisio de la Cruz, MD, Carlos C. Santos, MD,                       P553. Diffuse Small Bowel Inflammation: A Case of Idiopathic
Serviço de Gastrenterologia, Hospital S. João, Porto, Portugal                      Ulcerative Jejunitis
and Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital S. João, Porto,                        Roberto M. Gamarra, MD, Tal Hazan, MD, Julia Greer, MD,
Portugal.                                                                           Luis C. Maas, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Providence
                                                                                    Hospital, Southfield, MI.
P543. Symptomatic Simultaneous Esophageal, Duodenal,
Colonic and Anal Involvement by Amyloidosis                                         P554. An Uncommon Endoscopic Presentation of Primary
Dmitry Finkelberg, MD, Curuchi P. Anand, MD, Medicine and                           Follicular Lymphoma in the Duodenum
Gastroenterology, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA.                            Syed M. Rizvi, MD, Mohammad Madhoun, MD, Todd Kliewer,
                                                                                    MD, Muhammad K. Hasan, MD, Sikandar Mesiya, MD,
P544. An Unsusal Cause of Intestinal Intussusception                                Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology,
Zahid A. Afzal, MD, Ajay Bajaj, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology,                         University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma
Advocatge Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL.                                            City, OK; Cancer Treatment Center, Oklahoma City, OK and
                                                                                    Oklahoma and Digestive Diseases Specialists Inc., Midwest City,
                                                                                    OK.




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                                                              Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P555. Primary Mesothelioma of the Peritoneum: An Unusual                P566. A Case of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Presenting as a
Cause of Ascites                                                        Sister Mary-Joseph’s Node
Danny Yen, MD, Terry L. Jue, MD, Tim Grennan, MD,                       Matthew Mukherjee, MD, Adnan Khdair, MD, Irwin Grosman,
Department of Gastroenterology, University of California, Davis,        MD, Gastroenterology, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
Sacramento, CA.
                                                                        P567. Pseudomelanosis Duodeni Diagnosed in a Patient
P556. A Bleeding Meckel’s Diverticulum in a 36-Year-Old                 with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Calciphylaxis
Asian Man Was Diagnosed and Treated by Double-Balloon                   Steven Zeddun, MD, Aamir Ali, MD, Marie Borum, MD,
Enteroscopy                                                             Showkat Bashir, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver
Julie T. Yang, MD, Snorri Olafsson, MD, Department of Internal          Diseases, The George Washington University Medical Center,
Medicine/Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Medical                Washington, DC.
Center, Loma Linda, CA.
                                                                        P568. Case Report of a Metastatic Yolk Sac Tumor Involing
P557. Duodenal Myxolipoma Presenting as a GI Bleed                      the Duodenum
Joseph E. Hancock, MD, Hua Chen, Medical Student, Grace                 Steven Zeddun, MD, Juan Reyes, MD, Sands Irani, MD,
H. Sun, FNP, Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, Gastroenterology                  Aamir Ali, MD, Marie Borum, MD, Gastroenterology and
(private), University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX; School               Liver Diseases, George Washington University Medical Center,
of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,              Washington, DC.
Lubbock, TX and Surgery, Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center/University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX.                 P569. A Rare Case of Whipple’s Disease in a Patient with
                                                                        AIDS
P558. Giardiasis Presenting as Duodenal Nodules in a                    William S. Di Giacomo, MD, Walid Baddoura, MD, Suresh G.
Patient with Dyspepsia                                                  Jayatilaka, MD, Gastroenterology, Seton Hall University School
Manojkumar Singh, MD, Hulya Levendoglu, MD,                             of Medicine, South Orange, NJ.
Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn,
NY and Gastroenterology, Brookdale University Hospital and              P570. Mesenteric Lymphoma Presenting as Mesenteric
Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.                                           Panniculitis with a Negative PET Scan
                                                                        Archana S. Rao, MD, Eli D. Ehrenpreis, MD, Robert Aki,
P559. A Case of Ileal Dieulafoy’s Lesion in a Patient with              MD, Heather Brown, MD, Thomas Pae, MD, Internal
Crohn’s Disease                                                         Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL and
Dengda Tang, MD, Judy Lin, MD, Gastroenterology, University             Gastroenterology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ and
Gastroenterology, VA Hospistal, East Orange, NJ.                        P571. A Case with Cystic Lesions in Pancreas
                                                                        Prasun K. Jalal, MD, John Hines, MD, Simmy Bank, MD,
P560. Recurrent Pnemoperitoneum as a Presentation of                    Division of Gastroenterology and Division of Radiology, Long
Refractory Celiac Disease                                               Island Jewish Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of
Robert H. Lee, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, San Diego              Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, La Jolla, CA.
                                                                        P572. Splenic Artery Embolization for Non-Bleeding Gastric
P561. A Semi-Elemental Enteral Formula with Prebiotics                  Varices and Hypersplenism Due to Isolated Splenic Vein
Is Associated with Weight Gain in Intestinal Failure Patients           Thrombosis
Undergoing Intestinal Rehabilitation                                    Todd L. Horn, MD, Trevor Winter, MD, Digestive Diseases and
Neha R. Parekh, MS, RD, Le Chu Su, MD, PhD, Ezra Steiger,               Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Digestive
MD, FACS, Douglas L. Seidner, MD, FACG, General Surgery                 Diseases and Nutrition, Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
and Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.                  Lexington, KY.

P562. Chylous Ascites Due to Midgut Carcinoids                          P573. A Revisit to an Uncommon Disease, a Case of Weight
Thomas A. Brown, MD, Allen M. Amorn, MD, Cherie R. Hart-                Loss and Lymphadenopathy
Spicer, MD, Costas H. Kefalas, MD, Medicine and Pathology,              Melanie B. Schmit, MD, Jan-Michael Klapproth, MD, Kamil M.
Summa Health System, Akron, OH.                                         Obideen, MD, Mohammad A. Wehbi, MD, Internal Medicine
                                                                        and Gastroenterology, Emory University School of Medicine,
P563. An Unusual Case of Terminal Ileitis                               Atlanta, GA.
Vijaya M. Dasari, MD, Kiran Kumar R. Mangalpally, MD,
Venkata S.R. Achanta, MD, Zev Carrey, MD, Petrillo Richard,             P574. CMV Enteritis in an Immunocompetent Infant
MD, Internal Medicine, The Mount Vernon Hospital, Mt.                   Anthony F. Porto, MD, MPH, Philip Kazlow, MD, Pediatric
Vernon, NY and Internal Medicine, Brookdale Univ. Hospital,             Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Columbia
Brooklyn, NY.                                                           University, New York, NY.

P564. Acute Obscure GI Bleeding from Ileal Varices                      P575. Minnesota Tube for Bleeding Rectal Varices
David M. Chaletsky, MD, Jesse A. Green, MD, David M. Jones,             Su Min Cho, MBBS, Ali Al-Khafaji, MD, Jawad Ahmad, MD,
MD, Gastroenterology and Pathology, Albany Medical College,             Medicineand Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsbugh,
Albany, NY.                                                             Pittsburgh, PA.

P565. Duodenal Behcet’s Syndrome Successfully Treated                   P576. Common Variable Immunodeficiency Presenting as
with Azathioprine                                                       a Sprue-Like Illness
Bradford C. Sampson, MD, Richard G. Farmer, MD,                         Nancy McGreal, MD, Carol Semrad, MD, John Hart, MD,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, University of                 Gastroenterology and Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago,
Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.                                IL.




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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P577. Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Patient with                         P590. Treatment of Diarrhea in Common Variable
Recurrent Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors                                    Immunodeficiency: A Novel Use for Budesonide
David M. Poppers, MD, PhD, Robert A. Schaefer, MD, Division                         Najwa Elnachef, MD, Marc McMorris, MD, William D.
of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New York Presbyterian                           Chey, MD, Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, and
Hospital - Weill Cornell Center, New York, NY.                                      Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

P578. Relationship between Capsule Endoscopy Gastric                                P591. Profound Copper Deficiency in a Patient with History
Passage Time and Physical Body Characteristics                                      of Gastric Bypass
Elena Hunanyan, Khondker Islam, Moneera Haque, Medicine,                            Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD, Subbaramiah Sridhar, MD, Ayaz
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.                                      Chaudhary, MD, Section of Gastroenterology/Hepatology,
                                                                                    Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.
P579. Persistent Ulcerative Ileitis of 15 Years Duration in
an Asymptomatic Patient                                                             P592. Serendipity: Clear Cell Sarcoma of Small Bowel
Viju P. Deenadayalu, MD, Douglas K. Rex, MD, Division of                            Identified by Capsule Endoscopy
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of                       Jonathan F. Williams, DO, Adam Quinn, DO, Sorhab Mobarhan,
Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.                                                         MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Pathology,
                                                                                    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.
P580. Splenic AV Fistula: A Rare Cause of UGIB and
Mesenteric Ischemia                                                                 P593. A Rare Case of a Gangliocytic Paraganglioma
Amar R. Deshpande, MD, Daniel Wolfson, MD, Ryan                                     Lisa Oliva, DO, Sean Connelly, DO, Paul Kim, DO, Peter Molloy,
Madanick, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University of                           MD, Gastroenterology, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital,
Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.                                         Pittsburgh, PA.

P581. A Large Brunner’s Gland Adenoma Resected                                      P594. Atypical Cocaine Induced-Enterocolitis: A Case Report
Endoscopically                                                                      Augusto M. Quilon, III, MD, Eduardo Chua, MD, Daksesh
Kuldeep S. Tagore, MD, Nirmal S. Mann, MD, Gastroenterology,                        Patel, DO, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical
University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA.                       Center, Philadelphia, PA.

P582. A Perplexing Case of Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding                         P595. Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (HEHE)
Kiran Tiriveedhi, MD, Maurice A. Cerulli, MD, Division of                           after Solid Organ Transplantation: A New Transplant-Associated
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New York Methodist Hospital,                       Malignancy?
Brooklyn, NY.                                                                           2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                                        ACG/AstraZeneca Clinical Vignette Award Recipient
P583. Chylous Ascites as a Complication of Nephrectomy                              David G. Koch, MD, Ira Willner, MD, Gastroenterology and
Michael E. Kader, MD, Lawrence Saubermann, MD,                                      Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
Gastroenterology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
                                                                                    P596. A Case of Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome in a Patient
P584. An Unusual Presentation of Gastrointestinal Bleeding                          with T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma of the Liver
from a Brunner’s Gland Hamartoma Located in the Distal Ileum                        Annie T. Chemmanur, MD, Lisa Rossi, MD, Jeanette G. Smith,
Daniel Wolfson, MD, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, Jamie Barkin,                         MD, John Polio, MD, John Scholes, MD, Gastroenterology
MD, MACG, Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical Center,                             and Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center,
Miami Beach, FL.                                                                    Farmington, CT and SFHC, Hartford, CT.

P585. Small Bowel Pseudopolyps: A Unique Finding on                                 P597. Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin Therapy Precipitating
Capsule Endoscopy in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease                                 Acute Renal Failure and Nephrotic Range Proteinuria
Naima Mian, DO, David Bernstein, MD, FACG, Eugene Bonapace,                         Ala’ A. Abdel Jalil, MD, Dilip K. Moonka, MD, Internal Medicine
MD, Seymour Katz, MD, FACG, Division of Gastroenterology,                           and Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.
Hepatology, and Nutrition, North Shore University Hospital,
Manhasset, NY and Nassau Gastroenterology Associates.                               P598. Ascites Can Still Be Challenging
                                                                                    Boutros N. El-Haddad, MD, Benny Kusuma, MD, Ali Mansour,
P586. Duodenal Outlet Obstruction Caused by Abdominal                               MD, Mohamad Elkurdi, MD, Estephan N. Zayat, MD, Internal
Aortic Aneurysm with Dissecting Hematoma                                            Medicine and Gastroenterology, Kansas University School of
Amar R. Deshpande, MD, Olga Kromo, MD, Jamie S. Barkin,                             Medicine - Wichita, Wichita, KS.
MD, MACG, Division of Gastroenterology, Mt. Sinai Medical
Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.                   P599. Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines Need Revision:
                                                                                    A Case of Hepatitis C Non-Responder
P587. Metastatic Melanoma Initially Diagnosed with Double-                          Mahboob A. Khan, MBBS, William R. Somers, MD, Internal
Balloon Enteroscopy in a Patient with Recurrent Gastrointestinal                    Medicine, Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center,
Bleeding                                                                            Williamsport, PA and Gastroenterology, Susquehanna Health
Seth A. Gross, MD, Mark E. Stark, MD, Gastroenterology and                          System, Williamsport, PA.
Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
                                                                                    P600. Statins Produced Symptoms of Acute Cholecystitis in
P588. Autoimmune Enteropathy Mimicking Celiac Disease in                            a Patient with Familial Heterozygous Hypercholesterolemia
an Adult                                                                            Ketul Patel, MD, Roja Ramisetty, MD, Benzamin Diaczok, MD,
Seth A. Gross, MD, John R. Cangemi, MD, Gastroenterology                            FACP, Internal Medicine, Providence Health Medical Center,
and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.                                      Southfield, MI.

P589. Acute GI Bleeding from Focal Duodenal                                         P601. Interferon Therapy Induced Sub-Fulminant
Lymphangiectasia                                                                    Steatohepatitis
Matthew M. Baichi, MD, Razi M. Arifuddin, MD, Parvez S.                             Ramesh Koka, MD, Kenneth D. Rothstein, MD, Hepatology,
Mantry, MD, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, University                    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
of Rochester, Rochester, NY.



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                                                             Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P602. Liver Abscess Following Botulinum Toxin Injection for           P613. Primary Hepatic Actinomycosis
Achalasia                                                             Debapriya De, MD, Mythily Meda, MD, Rishi Pawa, MD, Uday
John W. McDonald, MD, Ronald G. Washburn, MD, Vikas                   Kanakadandi, MD, Harminder Chani, MD, Jyothi Reddy, MD,
Khurana, MD, FACG, Internal Medicine, LSU Health Science              FACG, Department of Gastroenterology, VA Medical Center,
Center, Shreveport, LA; Section of Infectious Disease, LSU            University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign,
Health Science Center/Overton Brooks VA Medical Center,               IL and Department of Gastroenterology, Columbia University
Shreveport, LA and Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Overton           College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center,
Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA.                             New York, NY.

P603. Felty’s Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Idiopathic                P614. A Novel Indication for Transjugular Intrahepatic
Portal Hypertension                                                   Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS): Portal Hypertension Enteropathy
Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD, J. Carter Balart, MD, Jeffrey R. Lee,          Kimberly S. Harmon, MD, Timothy M. McCashland, MD,
MD, Robert S. Schade, MD, Section of Gastroenterology and             Gastroenterology/Hepatology, University of Nebraska Medical
Hepatology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA and               Center, Omaha, NE.
Departement of Pathology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
Augusta, GA.                                                          P615. Budd-Chiari Syndrome Due to Inferior Vena Cava
                                                                      Obstruction by Leiomyosarcoma
P604. Cardiac Cirrhosis and Systemic Arteriovenous                    Warren K. Young, BA, Samir A. Shah, MD, Edward R. Feller,
Malformation                                                          MD, Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI.
Samar Harris, MD, Harris V.K. Naina, MD, Taylor Dowsley,
MD, PhD, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine,         P616. Liver Abscess after Transcatheter Arterial Embolization
Rochester, MN.                                                        of an Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case Report
                                                                      Manojkumar Singh, MD, Michael Herskowitz, MD, Wilbur
P605. Spontaneous Resolution of a Large Multifocal Hepato-            Bowne, MD, Andrea Leaf, MD, Gerald Fruchter, MD, Ayse
cellular Carcinoma in a Patient with Chronic Hepatitis B and C        Aytaman, MD, Gastroenterology, State University of New York
Nooman Gilani, MD, Adam Randolph, MD, Erin Tharalson,                 Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY and VA NY Harbour
ANP, GI Dept, Carl T. Hayden VAMC, Phoenix, AZ.                       Healthcare System, Brooklyn, NY.

P606. Stasis Hepaticus Sicklemia                                      P617. Celiac Disease Causing NASH with Complete Resolution
Mamatha Prabhakar, MD, Eyob Feyssa, MD, S. Morteza                    Following a Gluten-Free Diet
Farasat, MD, Ravitej KhunKhun, MD, Russel Deluca, MD,                 M. Louay Omran, MD, Janet R. Todorczuk, MD, Timothy
Internal Medicine, Harbor Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD.             Smith, MD, Elizabeth M. Brunt, MD, Bruce R. Bacon, MD,
                                                                      Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University, Saint
P607. Reversible Fulminant Hepatitis with Amiodarone Therapy          Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO.
Sally Stipho, MD, Ester C. Little, MD, Alberto Ramos, MD,
Mark Wong, MD, Ann Moore, NP, Richard A. Manch, MD,                   P618. Doxylamine Induced Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Carl T. Hayden           Debapriya De, MD, Jamie Berkes, MD, Grace Guzman,
VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ and Division of Liver Diseases,        MD, Scott J. Cotler, MD, Internal Medicine, UIUC College
Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.                           of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, IL; Gastroenterology, UIC
                                                                      Medical Center, Chicago, IL and Pathology, UIC Medical Center,
P608. Anabolic Steroid Induced Cholestasis Secondary to a             Chicago, IL.
Dietary Supplement
Zhen Zhou Feng, MD, Jeffrey McMahon, PA-C, Stuart C.                  P619. Terbinafine Induced Acute Liver Failure
Gordon, MD, Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Henry Ford Hospital,         Eduardo Chua, MD, Daksesh Patel, MD, Girish Anand, MD,
Detroit, MI.                                                          Ramesh Koka, MD, Prabhjot Nijjar, MD, Abdullah Mubarak,
                                                                      MD, Philip O. Katz, MD, Gastroenterology, Albert Einstein
P609. Acute Liver Failure of Unclear Etiology                         Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Geoffrey Spencer, MD, Kirti Shetty, MD, Division of
Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,         P620. Successful Treatment of Valproate Induced Acute
Philadelphia, PA and Division of Gastroenterology, Georgetown         Liver Failure with Intravenous L-Carnitine
University, Washington, DC.                                           Piyush K. Dhanuka, MD, David C. Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG,
                                                                      Division of Gastroenterology, New York Medical College,
P610. Hepatic Actinomycosis after: 59 Year Old with Multiple          Valhalla, NY.
Liver Lesions after Dental Cleaning
Ramon E. Rivera, MD, Jeffrey D. Gellis, DO, Fadi Mustapha,            P621. A Case of Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating
MD, George Ahtaridis, MD, Gastroenterology, The Graduate              Polyneuropathy Associated with Pegylated Interferon
Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.                                           (Peg-IFN) Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV)
                                                                      Vijay S. Khiani, MD, Adeel Shibli, MD, Smruti Mohanty, MD,
P611. Atrial Septal Defect Confounding the Diagnosis of               Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH;
Caroli’s Syndrome: An Unusual Presentation                            Medicine, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL and Section
Carlos J. Romero, MD, Victor L. Carlo, MD, Blachy Davila, MD,         of Gastroenterology, Center for Liver Diseases, The University
Rafael Calderon, MD, Carmen Gonzalez-Keelan, MD, Cardiology           of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
and Gastroenterology Section, Department of Medicine,
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.                     P622. Supersized Liver Disease
                                                                      Lisa Ganjhu, DO, Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases,
P612. Ascites and Edema Associated with the Use                       St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hosptial Center, NY, NY.
of Sirolimus in Liver Transplant Recipients Can Mimic
Complications of Cirrhosis with Portal Hypertension                   P623. Rapid Progression of Liver Fibrosis in a Patient
Shobha Joshi, MD, Patrick Laperouse, MD, Fredric Regenstein,          with HCV and Crohn’s Disease Treated with Infliximab
MD, Abdominal Transplant, Tulane University Hospital and              J.D. Gellis, DO, R.E. Rivera, MD, M. Haber, MD, X. Ma,
Clinic, New Orleans, LA.                                              MD, Gastroenterology, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.



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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P624. Underlying Hemochromatosis Unmasked by Propafenone                            P636. Hepatorenal Syndrome Following Splenorenal Shunt
Hepatotoxicity                                                                      Thrombosis
Salma Akram, MD, Randall K. Pearson, MD, Division of                                Nada AL-Skaf, MD, John J. O’brien, MD, Gastroenterology,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of                             Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
Medicine, Rochester, MN.
                                                                                    P637. Interferon Induced Reversible Collapsing Focal
P625. An Unusual Cause of Respiratory Failure                                       Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (CFSG) in a Treatment Experienced
Somia Mian, MD, Kevin D. Mullen, MD, FACG, Satish                                   Patient with HCV
Iduru, Gastroenterology, Case Western Reserve University -                          David F. Stein, MD, FACG, Sean D. Byrne, RPA-C, Patricia
Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.                                          Halton, RPA-C, Andrea N. Culliford, MD, Illysa Diamond, DO,
                                                                                    James Croll, MD, Richard Hwang, MD, Monica Panwar, MD,
P626. Acquired Von Willebrand’s Disease and Autoimmune                              Vivette D. D’Agati, MD, Department of Medicine - Divisions of
Hepatitis: A Possible Etiologic Link                                                Hepatology, Pathology and Nephrology, St. Barnabas Hospital,
Alastair D. Smith, MB, ChB, Richard J. Grace, MB, ChB,                              Bronx, NY and Department of Pathology, NY Presbyterian
Medicine, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne,                         Hospital, NY, NY.
East Sussex, United Kingdom and Hematology, Eastbourne
District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, United                          P638. Corticosteroids for Treatment of Decompensated Hepatic
Kingdom.                                                                            Sarcoidosis
                                                                                    Nalini K. Sharma, MD, Averell H. Sherker, MD, Department of
P627. Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension (Banti Syndrome)                            Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Washington Hospital Center,
in a Liver Transplant Patient                                                       Washington, DC.
James L. Izanec, MD, Burkhardt Ringe, MD, James C.
Reynolds, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Graduate Hospital,                      P639. Spontaneous Fungal Peritonitis (Candida albicans) in
Philadelphia, PA; Department of Surgery and Department of                           Cirrhosis
Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.                  Rony Ghaoui, MD, Frida Abrahamian, MD, Bashar M. Attar,
                                                                                    MD, FACG, Gastroenterology, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook
P628. HCV-Associated Lymphoma Presenting as Splenic Vein                            County and Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL.
Thrombosis
Sarah M. DeNucci, BS, Thomas D. DeNucci, MD, Edward R.                              P640. LKM-Positive Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Novel
Feller, MD, Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI.                         Complication after Pegylated Interferon and Ribivirin Treatment
                                                                                    for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
P629. A Young Woman with Liver Disease?                                             Vincent P. DeRosa, MD, John Hoefs, MD, Department of
Brian S. Putka, MD, Kevin D. Mullen, MD, Division of                                Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UC Irvine Medical Center,
Gastroenterology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.                        Irvine, CA.

P630. Leukemic Ascites: A Rare Cause of Acute Ascites                               P641. An Unusual Cause of Acute Liver Failure
Yinghong Wang, MD, Christopher Ashley, MD, Division of                              Thomas Tran, MD, Julia Wattacheril, MD, Harold Shelby, MD,
Gastroenterology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.                               Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

P631. Community Acquired MRSA Liver Abscess in a Patient                            P642. Acute Facial Nerve Palsy Secondary to HSV-1
with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Cirrhosis                                   Reactivation during Peginterferon alfa-2a and Ribavirin Therapy
Joel H. Alpern, Mohamad Wehbi, Mahmoud Obideen, Kamil                               of a Hepatitis C Patient
Obideen, Department of Medicine/Division of Digestive                               Muhammad Y. Sheikh, MD, Mandeep Singh, MBBS, Jasjit
Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.                         Singh, MBBS, Lion Nguyen, MD, Kandarp Shah, MD, Division
                                                                                    of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of California San
P632. Report of Two Cases of HSV Hepatitis in Pregnancy:                            Francisco Fresno, Fresno, CA.
A Critical Diagnosis
Eldad S. Bialecki, MD, Kamran Quraishi, MD, Bruce R. Bacon,                         P643. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Ovarian
MD, Medicine, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO and                             Hyperstimulation Syndrome
Medicine, St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, MO.                                  Linda A. Di Teodoro, MD, Shilpa Reddy, DO, Kenneth J.
                                                                                    Vega, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and Department
P633. Gastric Variceal Band Ligation: A Report of Two Cases                         of Medicine, University of Florida HSC at Jacksonville,
Bradford C. Sampson, MD, Benedict J. Maliakkal, MD,                                 Jacksonville, FL.
Parvez Mantry, MD, Gastroenterlogy and Hepatology Division,
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.                              P644. Liver Disease from Asymptomatic Constrictive
                                                                                    Pericarditis
P634. Nevirapine (NVR) Induced Vanishing Bile Duct                                  Anish A. Sheth, MD, Joseph K. Lim, MD, Digestive Diseases,
Syndrome: A Case Report                                                             Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
David F. Stein, MD, Sean D. Byrne, RPA-C, Patricia Halton,
RPA-C, Rose Tirelli, ANP, Joy Meyers, MD, Judith Berger, MD,                        P645. Hepatitis B Flare after Cessation of HAART
Richard Hwang, MD, Yehum Kim, MD, Mojdeh Momeni, MD,                                Hazem T. Hammad, MD, Alejandro Diez, MD, Nolan E.
Andrea N. Culliford, MD, Divisions of Hepatology, Infectious                        Perez, MD, Wilhelmine Wiese, MD, Murray N. Ehrinpreis, MD,
Disease & HIV Care & Pathology, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx,                       Gastroenterology, Wayne State University School of Medicine,
NY.                                                                                 Detroit, MI.

P635. Primary Hepatic Carcinoid Tumor (PHCT). A Rare Entity.                        P646. A Case of Churg-Strauss Syndrome Diagnosed at the
Review of the Literature                                                            Time of Liver Biopsy
Laith H. Jamil, MD, Michael C. Duffy, MD, GI, William                               Mark J. Marino, MD, Luis A. Balart, MD, MACG,
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.                                                   Gastroenterology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences
                                                                                    Center, New Orleans, LA.




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P647. Cytotoxin Mediated Liver Injury and Viral Hepatitis –            P658. Efficacy of Infliximab in a Patient with Autoimmune
How Enzyme Patterns Provide a Clue to Clinical Diagnosis in            Hepatitis – Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Overlap Syndrome (AIH-PBC)
a Complex Case                                                         Maya D. Srivastava, MD, PhD, Purvi Shah, MD, Jessica Blume,
Punyanganie S.A. de Silva, MBBS, MRCP, Robin P. Bolton,                MD, Stanley Schwartz, MD, Medicine, State University of NY at
MD, FRCP, Department of Gastroenterology, Doncaster Royal              Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
Infirmary, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
                                                                       P659. A Case of Fulminant Hepatic Failure Secondary to
P648. Spontaneous Colonic Perforation in a Liver Transplant            Metastatic Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Patient                                                                Jeffrey Gilbert, MD, Elizabeth Holt, MD, Alvaro Koch, MD,
Steven B. Ingle, MD, Dawn D. Ferguson, MD, Gastroenterology            Iliana Bouneva, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases and
and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.        Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Digestive
                                                                       Diseases and Nutrition, VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY.
P649. Acquisition of Protein S Deficiency by Liver
Transplantation                                                        P660. CT Angio and Capsule Endoscopy Correlation in a
Erina N. Foster, MD, George W. Meyer, MD, Norah Terrault,              Patient with Sclerosing Mesenteritis
MD, Gastroenterology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento,             Houssam Al Kharrat, MD, Lucio DiNunno, MD, Weldon Ash,
CA; Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Northern California,           MD, Internal Medicine, Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, TX.
Sacramento, CA and Gastroenterology, UC San Francisco, San
Francisco, CA.                                                         P661. Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm – A Rare Complication
                                                                       of Liver Biopsy
P650. Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia in a Patient with               Michael Zelenetz, MD, Daniel Levin, MD, Alla Akivis, MD,
Cystic Fibrosis and Hemoglobin C Disease                               Safak Reka, MD, Gastroenterology, Radiology, and Family
Nidhi A. Singh, MD, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Uinversity           Practice, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
                                                                       P662. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Non-Alcoholic
P651. Segmental Budd Chiari Syndrome: A Rare Complication              Steatohepatitis (NASH) – An Emerging Population for the
of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt                       Hepatologist?
Thalia Mayes, MD, Wael Saad, MD, Parvez S. Mantry, MD,                 David J. Hass, MD, John Reinus, MD, Betsy Pathickal, MD,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Rochester,              Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical
Rochester, NY.                                                         Center, Bronx, NY, Afghanistan.

P652. Primary Lymphoma of the Liver Presenting with Two                P663. Hepatitis B Virus DNA Suppression with Entecavir
Years of Unexplained Intermittent Jaundice                             Therapy in a HBeAg-Negative Decompensated Chronic HBV
Atif Shahzad, MD, Mujtaba Butt, MD, Ayse Aytaman, MD,                  Badar Muneer, MD, Smruti R. Mohanty, MD, MS, Internal
Wieczorek Rosemary, MD, Desoto-LaPaix Fidelina, MD,                    Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL and Section of
Fruchter Gerald, MD, Gastroenterolgy, SUNY Health Science              Gastroenterology, Center for Liver Diseases, The University of
Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY and Gastroenterology, VA NY           Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn, NY.
                                                                       P664. Chlamydia Trachomatis – An Unusual Cause of Proctitis
P653. Clopidogrel (Plavix®) Induced Fulminant Hepatitis                and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Riadh Bouali, MD, Hatem Ben Abdallah, MD, Sondes Bizid,                Mariam S. Sauer, MD, Thomas Schnell, MD, Gastroenterology,
MD, Amine Hila, MD, Faouzi Khediri, MD, Gastroenterology               Hepatology and Nutrition, Loyola University Medical Center,
and Hepatology, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia and         Maywood, IL and Gastroenterology, Hines VA Hospital,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South           Maywood, IL.
Carolina, Charleston, SC.
                                                                       P665. Venous Thrombosis and Cirrhosis Complicating Hepatic
P654. A Case of Fulminant Hepatitis B with Favorable                   Sarcoidosis
Outcome after Treatment with Lamivudine                                Todd Horn, MD, Iliana Bouneva, MD, Digestive Diseases and
Riadh Bouali, MD, Hatem Ben Abdallah, MD, Sondes Bizid,                Nutrition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Digestive
MD, Amine Hila, MD, Faouzi Khediri, MD, Gastroenterology               Diseases and Nutrition, Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
and Hepatology, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia and         Lexington, KY.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South
Carolina, Charleston, SC.                                              P666. MRSA Hepatic Abscess Complicating Crohn’s Disease
                                                                       Todd L. Horn, MD, Talal Adhami, MD, Willem J.S. de Villiers,
P655. Whipple’s Disease in the Post Liver Transplant Patient           MD, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of Kentucky,
Mark J. Coronel, MD, Steven E. Helft, MD, Ronald Greenberg,            Lexington, KY and Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Veterans
MD, Kostas Sideridis, DO, Simmy Bank, MD, Division of                  Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, KY.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Long Island Jewish Medical
Center, New Hyde Park, NY.                                             P667. Hepatic Schistosomiasis Post-Liver Transplantation:
                                                                       Case Report of Severe Reactivation
P656. Extrapulmonary Small Cell Carcinoma of Liver:                    OmKolsoum El-Haddad, MD, Amany El-Refaii, MD, Olfat
A Case Report                                                          Hendy, MD, Eman Rewisha, MD, Imam Waked, MD,
Shilpa Gowdanapulya, MD, Mitesh Patel, MD, Ponniah                     Hepatology, Pathology, and Clinical Pathology, National Liver
Sivanesan, MD, Jyothi Reddy, MD, FACG, Dept. of                        Institute, Menoufiya, Egypt.
Gastroenterology and Int. Medicine, VA Medical Center,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Danville, IL.                 P668. Disseminated Herpes Simplex 2 Infection with Hepatitis
                                                                       in a Patient Taking Alefacept for Psoriasis
P657. Minocycline: A Rare Cause of Hepatitis and Erythema              Naima Mian, DO, Bethany Devito, MD, Bruce Hirsch, MD,
Nodosum                                                                Tai-Ping Lee, MD, Joann Salvemini, MD, David Bernstein, MD,
John T. Bassett, MD, Jeff Walker, MD, Inku Hwang, MD,                  FACG, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
Gastroenterology Department, National Naval Medical Center,            and Division of Dermatology, North Shore University Hospital,
Bethesda, MD.                                                          Manhasset, NY.


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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P669. Postinfantile Giant Cell Hepatitis                                            P678. Pantoprazole 40 Mg (PANTO) Is Superior to
Jan C. Prazak, MD, Kimberly Brown, MD, Department of                                Esomeprazole 40 Mg (ESO) in Resolving Sleep Disturbances
Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.                            in GERD Patients
                                                                                    K.R. DeVault, G. Holtmann, J.R. Malagelada, H. Schmitt, O.
P670. Successful Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a                         Chassany, Gastro., Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; Gastro., Royal
Patient with Hepatitis C without Cirrhosis                                          Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia; Dig Diseases, General V
Marcella Nole, NP, Devang Prajapati, MD, Gastroenterology, VA                       d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; Research, ALTANA Pharma AG,
Central California Health Care System, University of California,                    Konstanz, Germany and Clin Research, Hopit. de Paris, Paris,
San Francisco - Fresno, Fresno, CA.                                                 France.

                           OUTCOMES RESEARCH                                        P679. Reduced Mental and Physical Functioning among
                                                                                    Patients with Frequent Atypical GERD Symptoms
P671. Predictors of Successful Completion of Gastroenterology                       James E. McGuigan, MD, Daniel Aguilar, MPH, Bonnie B.
Research: Lessons from Analysis of American College of                              Dean, PhD, William C. Orr, MD, Ronnie Fass, MD, Lawrence
Gastroenterology Funding Grants                                                     F. Johnson, MD, Diana Morgenstern, MD, Robert W. Dubois,
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                     MD, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College
Tuba Esfandyari, MD, MSc, Gavin C. Harewood, MD, MSc,                               of Medicine, Gainesville, FL; Cerner LifeSciences, Beverly
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of                               Hills, CA; Lynn Health Science Institute, Oklahoma City, OK;
Medicine, Rochester, MN.                                                            University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; University of Alabama at
                                                                                    Birmingham, Birmingham, AL and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,
P672. The Clinical Outcomes of Electively Intubated Patients                        Collegeville, PA.
Undergoing Urgent/Emergent EGD for Acute UGI Bleeding
Sally Stipho, MD, Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG,                                   P680. Increasing BMI Is Associated with Classic and
Gastroenterology, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix,                        Atypical GERD Symptoms
AZ.                                                                                 Bonnie B. Dean, PhD, Lawrence F. Johnson, MD, Brian
                                                                                    Calimlim, Daniel Aguilar, MPH, James E. McGuigan, MD,
P673. The Rockall Risk Scoring System in Non Variceal                               William C. Orr, MD, Ronnie Fass, MD, Diana Morgenstern, MD,
Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Data from the Ring Study                         Ning Yan, PhD, Robert W. Dubois, MD, Medicine, University of
Marco Soncini, Omero Triossi, Pietro Leo, Giovanna Magni,                           Alabama, Birmingham, AL; Cerner LifeSciences, Beverly Hills,
The RING Study Group, Gastroenterology, Hospital S. Carlo                           CA; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; University of Florida,
Borromeo, Milano, Italy; Gastroenterology, Hospital S. Maria                        Gainesville, FL; Lynn Health Science Institute, Oklahoma City,
delle Croci, Ravenna, Italy; Gastroenterology, Hospital                             OK and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA.
Annunziata, Cosenza, Italy and etiCRO, QBGROUP Spa,
Padova, Italy.                                                                      P681. Patients with Nocturnal Heartburn and Acid
                                                                                    Regurgitation Report More Frequent Nighttime and Daytime
P674. Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Setting of Acute                             Atypical GERD Symptoms
Myocardial Infarction                                                               Ronnie Fass, MD, Daniel Aguilar, MPH, Bonnie B. Dean, PhD,
Amer Kassar, MD, Abdullrahman Arabi, MD, Vaishali Hotanalli,                        James E. McGuigan, MD, William C. Orr, MD, Lawrence F.
MD, Mohammed Barawi, MD, Internal Medicine, St. John                                Johnson, MD, Diana Morgenstern, MD, Robert W. Dubois, MD,
Hospital, Detroit, MI.                                                              Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona,
                                                                                    Tucscon, AZ; Cerner LifeSciences, Beverly Hills, CA; University
P675. Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients                        of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL; Lynn Health
on Long Term Warfarin Therapy                                                       Science Institute, Oklahoma City, OK; University of Alabama
Sumit Sharma, MD, Jevon Tang, MD, Pallavi Shah, MD,                                 at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,
Lawrence Perlmuter, PhD, Axel Feller, MD, Department of                             Collegeville, PA.
Gastroenterology, North Chicago VA Medical Center and
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences/ Chicago                      P682. Frequent Nocturnal Complaints of Heartburn and Acid
Medical School, North Chicago, IL.                                                  Regurgitation Are Associated with Higher GERD Severity Scores
                                                                                    Lawrence F. Johnson, MD, Bonnie B. Dean, PhD, Daniel
P676. A Tunneled Vascular Access Device Is Safer Than                               Aguilar, MPH, Ronnie Fass, MD, James E. McGuigan, MD,
a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter for Home Parenteral                        William C. Orr, PhD, Diana Morgenstern, MD, Dubois W.
Nutrition                                                                           Robert, MD, Outcomes Research, Cerner LifeSciences, Beverly
Douglas L. Seidner, MD, Lori Jeris de Burgoa, RN, Cynthia                           Hills, CA; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
Hamilton, RD, Judy Stafford, RN, Lopez Rocio, MS, MPH, Ezra                         AL; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; University of Florida
Steiger, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic,                     College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL; Lynn Health Science
Cleveland, OH; Nutrition Support & Vascular Access, Cleveland                       Institute, Oklahoma City, OK and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,
Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland                      Collegeville, PA.
Clinic, Cleveland, OH and General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH.                                                                      P683. Triple Therapy Does Reverse Barrett’s Esophagus (BE)
                                                                                    and Dysplasia
P677. Mayo Dysphagia Questionnaire – 2 Week: Validation                             Stephen P. Stowe, MD, JoAnn Katsamas, RN, Gastroenterology,
of a Symptom Questionnaire                                                          Lake Norman Center Digestive & Liver Disease, Mooresville, NC.
Joanna M. Peloquin, Mary Fredericksen, Debra Geno, Adil
A. Abdalla, MD, Judith McElhiney, Yulia Khan, Felicity Boyd                         P684. GERDyzer™ Treatment Satisfaction Module: Correlation
Enders, PhD, Magdalen Clemens, Melissa Westergren, Deanna                           with Symptom Assessment by ReQuest™-GI
Brogan, Amindra Arora, MD, Gianrico Farrugia, MD, April                             K.R. DeVault, J.R. Malagelada, G. Holtmann, H. Schmitt,
B. Grudell, MD, Joseph A. Murray, MD, Nicholas J. Talley,                           O. Chassany, Gastro., Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville; Digest Dis.,
MD, Jeffrey A. Alexander, MD, Yvonne Romero, MD, Mayo                               General V d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; Gastro., Royal Hospital,
Clinic College of Medicine; Gastroenterology & Hepatology;                          Adelaide, SA, Australia; Research, ALTANA Pharma AG,
Biostatistics; Otolaryngology; and Internal Medicine, Mayo                          Germany and Clin Research, Hopit. de Paris, Paris, France.
Clinic, Rochester, MN.




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                                                                Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P685. Health Resource Use and Medical Costs among ERCP                 P694. Normal Acute Phase Response Markers Are Identified
Patients                                                               in 13% of Hospitalized Ulcerative Colitis Patients Admitted with
Elizabeth Montgomery, Elise Pelletier, MS, Ann Roy, MPH,               Severe Flare
Doug Pleskow, MD, Reimbursement & Outcomes Planning,                   Mazen Issa, MD, Dawn B. Beaulieu, MD, Sushrut V. Shidham,
Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough, MA and                      Lydia R. Weber, David G. Binion, MD, Medicine, Medical
Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,                College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
Boston, MA.
                                                                       P695. Efficacy of Infliximab in Ulcerative Colitis in a Clinical
P686. The Efficacy of Domperidone in the Treatment of                   Practice Setting
Gastroparesis                                                             2006 ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award Recipient
Aravind Sugumar, MD, Arti Barnes, MD, Pankaj Pasricha,                 Jonathan Potack, MD, Maria Abreu, MD, Thomas Ullman, MD,
MD, Internal Medicine, University of Texas, Galveston, TX and          Asher Kornbluth, MD, James George, MD, Peter Legnani, MD,
Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.                  Anthony Weiss, MD, Deepthi Deconda, MD, Michele Kissous-
                                                                       Hunt, RPA-C, Lloyd Mayer, MD, Division of Gastroenterology,
                INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE                             Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

P687. Rifaximin and Treatment of Recurrent Clostridium                 P696. Rectal Strictures in Crohn’s Disease and Co-Existing
difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease          Perirectal Complications
Mazen Issa, MD, Lydia R. Weber, Heather Brandenburg,                   Susan W. Fields, MD, Burton I. Korelitz, MD, Georgia
Jeanne Emmons, RN, Sue Skaros, PA-C, Josh F. Knox, PA-                 Panagopoulos, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Lenox Hill
C, Dawn B. Beaulieu, MD, David G. Binion, MD, Medicine,                Hospital, New York, NY and New York University School of
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.                           Medicine, New York, NY.

P688. Intestinal Transplantation for End Stage Crohn’s                 P697. Adalimumab Induced and Maintained Clinical Remission
Disease: Therapeutic Efficacy and Risk of Recurrence                    in Patients with Crohn’s Disease Independent of Baseline CRP
    2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                       Concentration: Subanalysis of the CHARM Study
Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Tong Wu, MD, Geoffrey Bond, MD,                 Robert A. Enns, MD, S. Schreiber, MD, J.F. Colombel, MD,
Guilherme Costa, MD, Hossam Kandil, MD, Kyle Soltys, MD,               W.J. Sandborn, MD, P. Rutgeerts, MD, S.B. Hanauer, MD, J.D.
Stephen O’Keefe, MD, Anthony Demetris, MD, University of               Kent, MD, P.F. Pollack, MD, Pacific Gastroenterology Assoc, St
Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA                              Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Medicine, University
                                                                       Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany; Gastroenterology,
P689. Development and Validation of a Capsule Endoscopy                CHU Lille, Lille, France; Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester,
Scoring Index for Small Bowel Mucosal Disease Activity:                MN; Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Gathuisberg,
The Lewis Score                                                        Leuven, Belgium; Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago,
Ian Gralnek, MD, Roberto DeFranchis, MD, Ernie Seidman,                IL; Immunology Development, Abbott, Abbott Park, IL and
MD, Jonathan Leighton, MD, Peter Legnani, MD, Hagit                    Immunology Development, Abbott, Parsippany, NJ.
Ephrath, Blair Lewis, Division of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai
School of Medicine, New York, NY.                                      P698. Beneficial Effects of Eprodisate (NC-503) for Patients
                                                                       with Amyloid A (AA) Amyloidosis: Results of a 2-Year, Multi-
P690. Is Preoperative Gastritis Associated with Long-Term              Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Outcome after Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis (IPAA)?                     M.D. Benson, L.M. Dember, P.D. Gorevic, A. Livneh, G. Merlini,
Omid A. Shaye, MD, Michael Yadegari, MD, Andrew                        H. Direskeneli, J. Hunter, H. Ben Maiz, W. Hauck, D. Garceau,
Ippoliti, MD, Eric A. Vasiliauskas, MD, Marla Dubinsky, MD,            Medicine, Univ Indiana, Indianapolis, IN; Boston Univ, Boston,
Konstaninos A. Papadakis, MD, Stephan R. Targan, MD, Phillip           MA; Mt Sinai Med Ctr, New York, NY; Sheba Med Ctr, Tel-
Fleshner, MD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Cedars-Sinai           Hashomer, Israel; Univ Hosp San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; Marmara
Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.                                       Univ, Istanbul, Turkey; Gartnavel Gen Hosp, Glasgow, United
                                                                       Kingdom; Charles Nicolle Hosp, Tunis, Tunisia and Neurochem
P691. Budesonide Induction and Maintenance Therapy for                 Inc., Laval, QC, Canada.
Crohn’s Disease during Pregnancy
Dawn B. Beaulieu, MD, Lydia R. Weber, Mazen Issa, MD,                  P699. Pravastatin Decreases Ileal Inflammation in a Murine
Julianne R. Newcomer, MD, Randall S. Kuhlmann, MD, PhD,                Model of Ileitis: A Potential New Treatment for Crohn’s Disease
Mary F. Otterson, MD, Jeanne Emmons, RN, Josh F. Knox, PA-             Brian W. Behm, MD, Theresa Pizarro, PhD, Fabio Cominelli,
C, David G. Binion, MD, Medicine: Division of Gastroenterology         MD, PhD, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia,
& Hepatology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Surgery, Medical            Charlottesville, VA.
College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
                                                                       P700. Are IBD Patients Who Are Intolerant to 6-MP Able
P692. Correlation of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Level with               to Tolerate Treatment with Azathioprine?
Disease Activity and Response to Treatment in Inflammatory              James L. Izanec, MD, Faten Aberra, MD, MSCE, Gary R.
Bowel Disease (IBD)                                                    Lichtenstein, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Graduate
Carlos B. Quintero, MD, K. Shiva Kumar, MD, Gastroenterology,          Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and Division of Gastroenterology,
Ochsner Medical Center (OMC), New Orleans, LA.                         University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
P693. Toll-Like Receptor 9 (TLR-9) Polymorphisms and                   P701. Antibodies to Flagellin: Clinical Significance in
CARD15/NOD-2 Mutations in Hispanics with Crohn’s Disease               Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Federico Gregory, MD, Roberto E. Mera, MD, Paul Nieves,                Alain M. Schoepfer, MD, Schaffer Thomas, MSc, Seibold-
MD, Esther A. Torres, MD, Ling Mei, PhD, Kent Taylor, PhD,             Schmid Beatrice, MSc, Mueller Stefan, PhD, Seibold Frank,
Huiying Yang, MD, PhD, Jerome Rotter, MD, PhD, Medicine,               Prof, Dept of Gastroenterology, University Hospital/Inselspital,
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR             Bern, Switzerland and Dept of Clinical Research, University
and Genetics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.            Hospital/Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland.




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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P702. Low Grade Dysplasia Preceding Neoplasia in                                    P712. Comparison of Certolizumab Pegol, Etanercept,
Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                                           Adalimumab and Infliximab: Effect on Lipopolysaccharide-Induced
Robin Forman, DO, Georgia Panagopoulos, PhD, Emily                                  Cytokine Production by Human Peripheral Blood Monocytes
Glazer, MD, Petros Benias, MD, David Labowitz, MD, Henry                            Andrew M. Nesbitt, PhD, Gianluca Fossati, PhD, Derek T.
C. Bodenheimer, Jr., MD, Burton I. Korelitz, MD, Digestive                          Brown, PhD, Antibody Biology Division, Celltech Antibody
Diseases, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY and                              Centre of Excellence, Slough, United Kingdom.
Gastroenterology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY.
                                                                                    P713. Association of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms
P703. A Prospective, Controlled Longitudinal Study of the                           with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Effects of Oral Corticosteroid Therapy on Bone Mineral Density                      Nosratollah Naderi, MD, Alma Farnood, MD, Manijeh Habibi,
in Patients with IBD                                                                MS, Faramarz Derakhshan, MD, Zahra Motahari, PharmD,
Asher Kornbluth, MD, Jon Young, BA, Simon Lichtiger, MD,                            Mohammad Reza Agah, MD, Elham Vali Khojeini, MD, Hedieh
Sari Feldman, MSW, James George, MD, Peter Legnani, MD,                             Balaii, BS, Mahta Ghaffarzadeh Rad, BS, Rahim Aghazadeh,
Michele Hunt, RPA-C, Division of Gastroenterology, Mt. Sinai,                       MD, Homayoun Zojaji, MD, Nasser Ebrahimi Daryani, MD,
NY, NY.                                                                             Babak Noorinayer, MD, Mohammad Reza Zali, MD, FACG,
                                                                                    Lower GI Departement, Research Center for Gastroenterology
P704. Natalizumab Induction Therapy Results in Improved                             and Liver Diseases, Shaheed Beheshti University of
Quality of Life in Patients with Crohn’s Disease                                    Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran and
B. Feagan, R. Fedorak, B. Lashner, R. Pannacione, D. Present,                       Gastroenterology Departement, Tehran University of Medical
P. Rutgeerts, W. Sandborn, Z. Tulassay, M. Volfova, D. Wolf,                        Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
S. Targan, Robarts Research Institute, U of Western Ontario,
London, ON, Canada.                                                                 P714.   Poster Withdrawn

P705. Age Disparity in Physician Adherence to Bone Mineral                          P715. MMX Mesalamine for Maintaining Remission of
Density Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                      Ulcerative Colitis (UC): Interim Safety Results
Marie L. Borum, MD, FACG, Chin Hee Kim, MD, Division                                Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, Todd Butler, Karen Barrett, David
of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George Washington                           Stephenson, Raymond E. Joseph, MD, Gastroenterology,
University, Washington, DC.                                                         University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Shire
                                                                                    Pharmaceuticals Inc., Wayne, PA and Shire Pharmaceuticals
P706. Natalizumab Provides Consistent Induction Efficacy for                         Inc., Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom.
Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn’s Disease and Elevated
C-Reactive Protein: A Comparison of ENACT-1 and ENCORE                              P716. MMX Mesalamine, a Novel Formulation of 5-ASA,
D. Wolf, J. Bornstein, C. Hernandez, J.F. Colombel, Atlanta                         Effectively Induces the Remission of Active Mild-to-Moderate
Gastroenterol Associates, Atlanta; Elan Pharm, San Diego and                        Ulcerative Colitis in Men and Women
Hospital Huriez, Lille, France.                                                     Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, William J. Sandborn, MD, Michael
                                                                                    A. Kamm, MD, Karen Barrett, Raymond E. Joseph, MD,
P707. Surgical History in Inflammatory Bowel Disease May                             Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
Affect Bone Mineral Density Screening Practices                                     PA; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; St. Mark’s Hospital, London,
Marie L. Borum, MD, FACG, Chin Hee Kim, MD, David Jager,                            United Kingdom; Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc., Basingstoke,
MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George                         United Kingdom and Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc., Wayne, PA.
Washington University, Washington, DC.
                                                                                    P717. Mortality in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis –
P708. Oral Rifaximin as Maintenance Therapy for Antibiotic-                         Experience of a Tertiary Care Center
Dependent Pouchitis                                                                 Sandra El-Hachem, MD, Bret Lashner, MD, Jhony Doumit, MD,
Bo Shen, MD, Victor Fazio, MD, Feza Remzi, MD, Rocio                                Ioannis Oikonomou, MD, Bo Shen, MD, Gastroenterology and
Lopez, MS, Aaron Brzezinski, MD, Kerry Sherman, RN, Bret                            Hepatology, Cleveland Clinics Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Lashner, MD, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cleveland
Clinic, Cleveland, OH.                                                              P718. Tetomilast (OPC-6535): A Novel Inhibitor of Human
                                                                                    CD4 T Cell Proliferation and Interferon-γ Release
P709. Active Symptoms and Their Role on Patient Perceptions                         Yasmin Shakur, PhD, James Hensley, BSc, Yongge Liu, PhD,
of Disease Activity in Crohn’s Disease                                              Junichi Kambayashi, MD, PDE Research, Otsuka Maryland
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, Maria Abreu, MD, Edward V. Loftus,                             Medicinal Laboratories, Rockville, MD and Cardiology, Otsuka
MD, Marla C. Dubinsky, MD, Robert Sederman, Department                              Maryland Medicinal Laboratories, Rockville, MD.
of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Department
of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York,                              P719. Closure of Entero-Vesical Fistula in Crohn’s Disease
NY; Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;                             with Infliximab: Three Years Follow up of Two Cases
Department of Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai School of Medicine, Los                      Flavio Steinwurz, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology, Hospital Israelita
Angeles, CA and C1 Consulting, Princeton, NJ.                                       Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

P710. Anti-Mycobacterium avium SS Paratuberculosis (MAP)                            P720. Home Infusion of Infliximab Can Be Adequately
Therapy and Fistula Closure in Patients with Severe Crohn’s                         Reimbursed and Provides a Safe and Convenient Alternative for
Disease                                                                             Patient Treatment
Thomas J. Borody, MD, Bilkey Stephen, Wettstein R. Antony,                          Alan L. Buchman, MD, MSPH, Anita Wallin, RN, Division of
Leis Sharyn, Tye Stephanie, Centre for Digestive Diseases, Five                     Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Feinberg
Dock, NSW, Australia.                                                               School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

P711. Placental Transfer and Accumulation in Milk of the                            P721. Assessing Intestinal Inflammation Using a New Rapid
Anti-TNF Antibody TN3 in Rats: Immunoglobulin G1 Versus                             In Vitro Assay That Detects Lactoferrin
PEGylated Fab’                                                                      Darcy A. Whitlock, MS, Stephanie F. Sigmon, BS, James
Andrew M. Nesbitt, PhD, Derek T. Brown, PhD, Sue Stephens,                          H. Boone, MS, Research & Development, TechLab, Inc.,
PhD, Roly Foulkes, PhD, Antibody Biology, UCB Celltech,                             Blacksburg, VA.
Slough, United Kingdom and Non-Clinical Development
Sciences, UCB Celltech, Slough, United Kingdom.


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P722. The Effect of Tetomilast (OPC-6535) on Cultured Human            P730. Assessing Global Change and Symptom Severity in
Vascular Endothelial Cells                                             Subjects with IBS: Qualitative Item Testing
Bing Sun, MD, PhD, Helen Chen, BS, Lian Tao, MS, Junichi               Sheri Fehnel, PhD, Jeff Johnston, MD, Caroline Kurtz, PhD,
Kambayashi, MD, PhD, Mol. Res. & Tech, Otsuka MD                       Allen Mangel, MD, RTI Health Solutions, RTI International,
Medicinal Labs, LLC, Rockville, MD.                                    Research Triangle Park, NC and Development, Microbia, Inc.,
                                                                       Cambridge, MA.
P723. Bacterial Diversity Remains High in Inflammatory Bowel
Disease                                                                P731. The Use of Patients’ Narratives in Irritable Bowel
Ece A. Mutlu, MD, Patrick Gillevet, PhD, Masoumeh Sikaroodi,           Syndrome (IBS)
MSc, Mary Kwasny, ScD, Ali Keshavarzian, MD, Section of                Albena D. Halpert, MD, Abha R. Verma, BA, Douglas A.
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and College of             Drossman, MD, Jack A. Clark, PhD, Gastroenterology, Boston
Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL and George Mason                 University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Health Services,
University, Mannassas, VA.                                             Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA and
                                                                       Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders, University of
                FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS                             North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

P724. Prevalence of Bowel Symptoms in Apparently Healthy               P732. Fecal Incontinence (FI) in Hospitalized Patients:
First-Degree Relatives of Celiac Disease Patients                      Who Has It? Who Asks?
Ashok Tuteja, MD, John Zone, MD, Linda Book, MD, Susan                 Shane Hendon, MD, Stephen Landreneau, MD, Michael
Neuhausen, PhD, Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center;             Crowell, PhD, Kevin Olden, MD, Division of Gastroenterology,
Dermatology; Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT        University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL and Division of
and Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA.             Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Arizone, Scottsdale, AZ.

P725. Alvimopan, a Peripherally Acting Mu-Opioid Receptor              P733. Work Productivity and Activity Impairment in Patients
(PAM-OR) Antagonist – A Study in Patients with Chronic                 with Common Gastrointestinal Motility and Sensory Disorders
Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) Not Taking Opioid Medication             A. Legorreta, MD, S. Clark, MPH, J. Marehbian, MPH,
    2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                       K. Ryskina, BA, A. Cerulli, MPH, V. Barghout, MSPH, M.
Dennis Kelleher, PhD, John Johanson, MD, Bonnie Pobiner,               Shetzline, MD, School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles,
PhD, Eric Carter, PhD, George Dukes, PhD, Gastroenterology,            CA; Health Benchmarks, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA and Novartis
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC and Rockford               Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
Gastroenterology Associates Ltd., Rockford, IL.
                                                                       P734. Epidemiology of Slow and Fast Colonic Transit in a
P726. Racial Differences in Gastrointestinal Symptom Reports,          Community
Psychosocial Status and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)         Rok Seon Choung, MD, G.R. Locke, III, MD, Cathy D. Schleck,
in Patients with in Functional Bowel Disorders (FBDs)                  BS, Alan R. Zinsmeister, PhD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD,
Michael D. Crowell, PhD, V.A. Schettler, BSN, B.E. Lacy, PhD,          Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Division of
K. Olden, MD, FACG, The Marvin M. Schuster Center, The                 Biostatistics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo
John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD;             Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ; Dartmouth
Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH and Univ. of                     P735. Gastric and Esophageal Sensory Parameters in Patients
Arkansas, Mobile, AL.                                                  with Functional Dyspepsia and Functional Heartburn
                                                                       Sheila Rodriguez-Stanley, PhD, Ivan Bottoli, MD, Sattar Zubaidi,
P727. Nurse Practitioners (NPs): Practice Patterns and                 MD, Susan Riley, RN, Tisha Adams, MS, Maggie Wolff, Philip
Attitudes Regarding Constipation                                       B. Miner, Jr., MD, Clinical Research, The Oklahoma Foundation
Tracia O’Shana, ARNP, Brian E. Lacy, MD, Christina Parratt,            for Digestive Research, Oklahoma City, OK and Novartis
BA, Julia Weiss, MA, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology,        Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH and
Biostatistics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH.                  P736. Failure To Detect Association with Irritable Bowel
                                                                       Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
P728. Analysis of Colonic Electrical Activity in Patients with         Kevin C. Ruff, MD, Yuri A. Saito-Loftus, MD, G. Richard Locke,
Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using a              MD, W. Scott Harmsen, Alan S. Zinsmeister, PhD, Nicholas
Multi-Channel Transcutaneous Device                                    J. Talley, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
Manuel A. Amaris, MD, Bashar M. Attar, MD, FACG, Melchor               College of Medicine, Rochester, MN and Biostatistics, Division
V. Demetria, MD, FACG, Daniel C. Sadowski, MD, FACG,                   of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Martin P. Mintchev, PhD, Gastroenterology, Stroger Hospital
of Cook County and Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL;                  P737. Comparative Bioavailability of Balsalazide Tablets and
Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada          US and UK Formulations of Mesalamine pH-Dependent Delayed-
and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary,        Release Tablets
Calgary, AB, Canada.                                                   Alan Safdi, MD, Greater Cincinnati Gastroenterology Associates,
                                                                       Cincinnati, OH.
P729. A Comparison of a Portable Breath Hydrogen Analyzer
with the Quintron SC Breath Analyzer in Measuring Small                P738. Therapeutic Implications of Clinical Associations of
Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth                                        Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID) with Other Visceral
John K. DiBaise, MD, FACG, Isaac Malagon, BS, Marie                    and Somatic Hypersensitivity Syndromes (VSHS)
Haywood, RN, Jeannie Stoa, RN, Michael D. Crowell, PhD,                Marcelo A. Barreiro, MD, MSc, Gary D. James, PhD, Daniel E.
FACG, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,               Osorio, Disorders of Function Clinic (DFC), and Decker School
Scottsdale, AZ.                                                        of Nursing and Institute for Primary and Preventative Health
                                                                       Care, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.




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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P739. Differences in Clinical Parameters between IBS with                           P749. Cost Savings of a New Visually Placed Esophageal
Constipation and IBS with Mixed Bowel Habits                                        Stent
W.D. Chey, MD, FACG, P.J. Whorwell, MD, A. Viegas, PharmD,                          Stacie A.F. Vela, MD, Brenda J. Hoffman, MD, Gastroenterology
M. Venezia, MSJ, G. Ligozio, M.A. Shetzline, MD, University of                      and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina,
Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; Wythenshawe Hospital,                           Charleston, SC.
Manchester, United Kingdom and Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Corp, East Hanover.                                                                 P750. Retention of the Capsule Endoscope: A Single Center
                                                                                    Experience of 1000 Patients
P740. Predictors of Quality of Life (QOL) in Functional                             Feng Li, MD, Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, Virender K. Sharma,
Dyspepsia (FD)                                                                      MD, Russel I. Heigh, MD, Arthur D. Shiff, MD, David
Michael P. Jones, MD, Jason Bratten, BS, Laurie Keefer, PhD,                        E. Fleischer, MD, Janice Post, RN, Paula Erickson, RN,
Division of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.                 Suryakanth R. Gurudu, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
                                                                                    Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ.
P741. Tegaserod: Rapid Onset of Action in Patients with
Chronic Constipation                                                                P751. Gastroenterologists’ Beliefs on Percutaneous Endoscopic
Brian E. Lacy, MD, Jeffrey Kralstein, MD, Michael Dolker,                           Gastrostomies (PEGs) in Patients with Advanced Dementia (AD)
PhD, Michael Shetzline, MD, Gastroenterology & Hepatology,                          Patricia L. Kozuch, MD, Julie Yang, MD, Daniel Gelrud, MD,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH and                                 Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG, Div. of Gastroenterology/Dept.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover, NJ.                                    of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein
                                                                                    College of Medicine, Bronx, NY and Div. of Gastroenterology/
                                  ENDOSCOPY                                         Dept. of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center of the Albert Einstein
                                                                                    College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
P742. Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Endoscopy Suite:
Does It Take Too Long?                                                              P752. Endoscopic Band Ligation (EBL) Is Superior to
Aldo A. Garza, MD, Aline Ghaleb, MD, Cynthia A. Becerra,                            Endoscopic Thermal Therapy (ETT) for the Treatment of
MD, Wendy K. Ayala, MD, Gerardo Gaytan, RN, Department of                           Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE) – A Case Control Study
Medicine, School of Medicine / University Hospital, Universidad                     Christopher D. Wells, MD, M.E. Harrison, MD, Suryakanth R.
Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.                              Gurudu, MD, Virender K. Sharma, MD, Gastroenterology &
                                                                                    Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.
P743. Receipt of an Endoscopy Report after an Outpatient
Procedure Improves Recall of Findings and Recommendations,                          P753. Impact of Hands-On Simulation Training in GI
and Compliance                                                                      Hemostasis Skills
Maya Spodik, MD, Barbara Alpini, CGRN, Cathy Walker,                                Robert E. Sedlack, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and
CGRN, David Kastenberg, MD, GI, Thomas Jefferson University,                        Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Philadelphia, PA.
                                                                                    P754. Utility of Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE) in
P744. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration:                          the Diagnosis of Small Bowel (SB) Ulcers: Results from a
A Dedicated Bedside Pathologist vs the Cytopathologist                              Multicenter Study
Aldo A. Garza, MD, Juan P. Flores-Gutiérrez, MD, Mayra                              Shabana F. Pasha, MD, M.E. Harrison, MD, Simon Lo, MD,
Cepeda, MS, Emmanuel I. González, MS, Wendy K. Ayala,                               Shahab Mehdizadeh, MD, Carol Semrad, MD, Irving Waxman,
MD, Oralia Barboza, MD, Raquel Garza, MD, Department                                MD, Andrew Ross, MD, Lauren B. Gerson, MD, Richard
of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, and Department of                           Kozarek, MD, Drew Schembre, MD, Kenneth F. Binmoeller,
Pathology, School of Medicine / University Hospital. Universidad                    MD, Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic,
Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.                              Scottsdale, AZ; Gastroenterology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center,
                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA; Gastroenterology, University of Chicago,
P745. Anemia in the Older Adults: Evaluation by Wireless                            Chicago, IL; Gastroenterology, Stanford University Medical
Capsule Endoscopy (WCE)                                                             Center, Stanford, CA; Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason Clinic,
Adnan Muhammad, MD, Harshit Khara, MD, Sandeep                                      Seattle, WA and Gastroenterology, California Pacific Medical
Bhargava, MD, C.S. Pitchumoni, MD, MACG, Gastroenterology,                          Center, San Francisco, CA.
Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition, Saint Peter’s University
Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.                                                        P755. A New, Simplified Ingestion Protocol for PillCam Eso
                                                                                    Ling Hua, BSc, John R. Saltzman, MD, Lyndsley Ide, BA,
P746. Jejunostomy Tube Placement with Transgastric                                  Julia J. Liu, MD, Gastroenterology and Emergency Medicine,
Endoscopic Guidance                                                                 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
Noel B. Martins, MD, John M. Levey, MD, Patrick M.
McEnaney, MD, Gastroenterology and Surgery, UMass Memorial                          P756. Knowledge of Indications and Utilization of EUS:
Medical Center, Worcester, MA.                                                      Survey of Oncologists in the USA
                                                                                    Nischita K. Reddy, MD, Avi B. Markowitz, MD, James L.
P747. Cryo Spray Ablation (CSA) in the Esophagus:                                   Abbruzzese, MD, Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, FACG, Internal
Optimization of Dosimetry                                                           Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston,
Luke R. Johnston, Mark H. Johnston, MD, Biology, Georgetown                         TX and Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, MD Anderson
University, Washington, DC and Gastroenterology, Lancaster                          Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
General Hospital, Lancaster, PA.
                                                                                    P757. Utility of Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) in the
P748. Self-Expandable Plastic Stent (SEMS) for Treatment of                         Detection of Small Bowel (SB) Tumors – A Single Center
Benign and Malignant Strictures of the Esophagus and Colon:                         Experience
A US Cancer Center Experience                                                       Shabana F. Pasha, MD, Virender K. Sharma, MD, Elizabeth J.
Norio Fukami, MD, Alexander A. Dekovich, MD, Yolander                               Carey, MD, Amy K. Hara, MD, Arthur D. Shiff, MD, Suryakanth
L. Hamilton, MD, William A. Ross, MD, Department of                                 R. Gurudu, MD, Russell I. Heigh, MD, Paula J. Erickson,
Gastrointestinal Medicine and Nutrition, MD Anderson Cancer                         RN, Janice K. Post, RN, David E. Fleischer, MD, Jonathan A.
Center, Houston, TX.                                                                Leighton, MD, Gastroenterology and Radiology, Mayo Clinic,
                                                                                    Scottsdale, AZ.



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                                                              Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
P758. Clinical Usefulness of Endoscopic Submucosal                     P767. Novel Spiral Overtube Device (Endo-Ease Discovery
Resection with Double Ligations for Rectal Carcinoid Tumor in          SB™) for Advancement of the Enteroscope through the Small
Comparison with Strip Biopsy                                           Bowel
Joon Ho Moon, MD, Jong Hyeok Kim, MD, Byoung Kwan Yoo,                 Paul A. Akerman, MD, William T. Chen, MD, Daniel Cantero,
MD, Kwang Hyuk Park, MD, Yong Woo Chung, MD, Kyoung                    MD, Deepak Agrawal, MD, Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital,
Oh Kim, MD, Cheol Hee Park, MD, Taeho Hahn, MD, Kyo-                   Providence, RI and Medicine, Hospital Privado Frances,
Sang Yoo, MD, Sang Hoon Park, MD, Choong Kee Park, MD,                 Asuncion, Paraguay.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym
University, Anyang, Kyung-gi, Korea.                                   P768. Prophylactic PEG Placement Prevents Exacerbation of
                                                                       Weight Loss during Chemo-Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer
P759. Validity of Flexible Endoscopic Ultrasound on Rectal             Patients
Cancer Staging                                                         Aran W. Laing, MD, Arthur DeCross, MD, Department of
Catarina Brandao, MD, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, PhD, Helena                 Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Strong Memorial Hospital,
Lomba-Viana, MD, Nuno Mesquita, MD, Luis Moreira-Dias, MD,             University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Gastroenterology, Instituto Portugues de Oncologia do Porto,
Porto, Portugal.                                                       P769. Radiofrequency Controlled Movement of Capsule
                                                                       Endoscope
P760. Importance of Unsuspected Colonic Findings Revealed              Michael L. Kochman, MD, Sandy Mosse, PhD, Paul Swain,
by Capsule Endoscopy in Patients with Obscure/Occult Bleeding          MD, Gastroenterology Division, University of Pennsylvania,
Florin Costea, MD, Alan Barkun, MD, Martha H. Dirks, MD,               Philadelphia, PA; University College Hospital, London, United
Ernest G. Seidman, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, McGill            Kingdom and Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology,
University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada and Division            Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.
of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sainte Justine Hospital, Univ of
Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada.                                        P770. Development and Implimentation of a Non-
                                                                       Anesthesiologist (Nurse-Based) Propofol Sedation Program
                                                       ®
P761. Physician and Patient Satisfaction for AQUAVAN                   for Endoscopy at a Community Hospital
in a Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Dose-Finding               John Goff, MD, Rajesh Jain, MD, Patricia Branch, RN, Sara
Colonoscopy Study                                                      Rose, RN, Tanya Gupta, GI Lab, Centura St. Anthony Hospital,
Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, Chao Wang, PhD, James B. Jones,                 Denver, CO.
MD, Gastroenterology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
New York, NY and Clinical Research, MGI PHARMA, Baltimore,             P771. Predictive Value of Alarm Symptoms in Upper
MD.                                                                    Gastrointestinal Cancer Diagnosis
                                                                       Elmuhtady M. Said, MBBS, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, MRCP,
P762. Endoscopic Surveillance and Ablative Therapy for                 Demetris Nicolaides, MD, David Clarkson, BSc, Athar Saeed,
Familial Adenomatosis Polyposis (FAP) Associated Duodenal              FRCP, Department of Gastroenterology, Queen Elizabeth
Adenomas                                                               Hospital, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Georgios I. Papachristou, MD, Ferga C. Gleeson, MD,
Christopher J. Gostout, MD, Dept. of Gastroenterology and              P772. Double Balloon Enteroscopy in the Private Sector
Hepatology, Mayo Clinic and Medical School, Rochester, MN.             Kyle P. Etzkorn, MD, John M. Petersen, DO, FACG, Borland-
                                                                       Groover Clinic, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL.
P763. Feasibility of Supervised Trainee Involvement in
Colonoscopy without Sedation (CWOS) – Experience at a Single           P773. Bowel Preparations and Prokinetics for Small Bowel
U.S. Training Center                                                   Capsule Endoscopy
Joseph Leung, MD, FACG, Erina Foster, MD, Don Lum,                     Cody B. Barnett, MD, Jack A. Di Palma, MD, FACG, Division
MD, FACG, Surinder Mann, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology,                   of Gastroenterology, University of South Alabama College of
Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather, CA.                              Medicine, Mobile, AL.

P764. Lidocaine Lollipop as Single Agent Anesthesia in Upper           P774. Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy                                             with Hydroxy-Propyl-Methyl-Cellulose Compared to Normal Saline
Assaad M. Soweid, MD, Assaad M. Skoury, MD, Heitham                    Christopher J. Bacani, MD, Massimo Raimondo, MD, Timothy
A. Abdul-Baki, MD, Vivian Nasr, MD, Chakib Ayoub,                      A. Woodward, MD, Mohammad A. Al-Haddad, MD, Kyung
MD, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of                  W. Noh, MD, Surakit Pungpapong, MD, Michael B. Wallace,
Anesthesiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center,          MD, MPH, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic,
Beirut, Lebanon.                                                       Jacksonville, FL.

P765. Capsule Endoscopy (CE) for Validating the Efficacy of             P775. Use of a Novel Endoscopy Biopsy Assist Device
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy in Radiation-Induced Small             (Patent Pending) Provides a Fully Self Operated Endoscopic
Bowel (SB) Injury – A New Indication                                   Biopsy Technique and Eliminates the Need of an Endoscopy
William M. Priebe, MD, GI, Tacoma Digestive Disease Center,            Assistant in Performing Biopsy Thereby Improving Patient
Tacoma, WA.                                                            Monitoring and Reducing Patient Discomfort
                                                                       Wilson Pais, MD, Wayne Manishen, MD, Section of
P766. Do Motility Disorders Effect the Gastric Emptying or             Gastroenterology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB,
Small Bowel Transit Times of Capsule Endoscopy                         Canada.
David Ramsay, MD, Michael Frist, MD, Christopher Entwisle,
MD, David Jager, MD, Steven Zeddun, MD, Marie Borum, MD,
FACG, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George
Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.




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    Poster Presentations – Monday, October 23
                                  PEDIATRICS                                        P784. Capsule Colonoscopy – An Interim Report of a Pilot
                                                                                    Three Arm, Blinded Trial of Capsule Colonoscopy, Virtual
P776. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in Children:                                       Colonoscopy and Colonoscopy
To Prep or Not To Prep?                                                             Blair Lewis, MD, Douglas Rex, David Leiberman, Division of
    2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                    Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York,
Franziska Mohr, MD, Lori Mahajan, MD, Robert Wyllie, MD,                            NY; Division of Gastroenterology, Indiana Unversity School of
Marsha Kay, MD, Rita Steffen, MD, Janice Santisi, RN,                               Medicine, Indianapolis, IN and Division of Gastroenterology,
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Gastroenterology, Cleveland                          Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR.
Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
                                                                                    P785. Colon Cancer Chemoprevention by Polyethylene Glycol
P777. Non-Syndromic Bile Duct Paucity Associated with                               Involves Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Lysosomal
Subsequent Development of Growth Hormone Deficiency –                                Degradation
Report of 3 Patients                                                                Mehul Pema, DO, Ramesh Wali, PhD, Hemant Roy, MD,
Samra S. Blanchard, MD, Lara Bauman, CNP, Naveen Uli,                               Dhananjay Kunte, PhD, Jennifer Koetsier, BS, Department of
MD, Rose Gubitosi-Klug, MD, PhD, Pediatric Gastroenterology                         Gastroenterology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston,
and Pediatric Endocrinology, University Hospitals of Cleveland,                     IL.
Cleveland, OH.
                                                                                    P786. Diagnostic Yield of a Repeat Colonoscopy with
P778. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography                               Inadequate Colonic Cleansing on the Index Examination
(ERCP) and Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-Pancreatography                             Anu K. Mathew, MD, Sorin Petre, MD, Nooman Gilani, MD,
(MRCP) in Children with Recurrent Pancreatitis or Cholestatic                       GI, Carl T. Hayden VAMC, Phoenix, AZ.
Jaundice
M. Shah, MD, L. Gibbs, MD, M. Walter, MD, D. Condon, MD,                            P787. Marked Racial and Ethnic Differences in Patient
L. Young, MD, K. Ngo, DO, M. Klooster, MD, G. Yanni, MD,                            Satisfaction with and Preferences for CT Colonography and
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Radiology, and Internal                       Optical Colonoscopy
Medicine – Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University, Loma                            Roshini C. Rajapaksa, MD, Michael Macari, MD, Edmund J.
Linda, CA.                                                                          Bini, MD, MPH, Gastroenterology and Radiology, NYU School
                                                                                    of Medicine, New York, NY.
                    COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION
                                                                                    P788. Is Hearing Loss an Extracolonic Manifestation of FAP?
P779. Colorectal Cancer Screening in HIV-Positive Patients                          Thomas A. Lutz, MD, Rocio Lopez, Carol A. Burke, MD,
in a Major U.S. Metropolitan Hospital                                               Patrick Lynch, MD, Ernie Hawk, MD, Donna Griebel, MD,
    2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                    Robin Phillips, MD, Andrew Latchford, MD, Hasson Hennie,
Matthew M. Mcmahon, MD, Jae W. Nam, MD, Charles G.                                  RN, Cardiovascular Medicine, Quantitative Health Sciences,
Nesmith, MD, Kamil M. Obideen, MD, Mohammad A. Wehbi,                               Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland,
MD, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Emory University                        OH; MD Anderson, Houston, TX; National Cancer Institute, MD
School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.                                                    and St. Mark’s, London.

P780. Efficacy and Safety of a New Sodium Phosphate (NaP)                            P789. Increased Risk of Colon Adenocarcinoma after Lung
Tablet Bowel Purgative vs a 2 L Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)                           Transplantation
Electrolyte Lavage Solution Plus Bisacodyl in the Elderly                           Douglas H. Weinstein, MD, Luis F. Lara, MD, Randall L.
Michael Schmalz, MD, Jeffrey Bernstein, MD, John Poulos,                            Rosenblatt, MD, Internal Medicine and Division of Digestive
MD, MSci, Sandra Lottes, PharmD, William P. Forbes,                                 and Liver Diseases, The University of Texas Southwestern
PharmD, Kelli Walker, PharmD, Wisconsin Center for Advanced                         Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Research, Milwaukee, WI; Maryland Digestive Disease
Associates, Laurel, MD; Cumberland Research Associates,                             P790. Patient Preference and Acceptance of Sodium
Fayetteville, NC and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.                  Phosphate Tablet (Visicol) Preparation for Colonoscopy
                                                                                    Suryakanth R. Gurudu, MD, David E. Fleischer, MD, Sharma
P781. The Prevalence of Advanced Colonic Neoplasia among                            K. Virender, MD, Heigh I. Russel, MD, Crowell D. Michael,
Women Aged 50-59 yr Undergoing Average-Risk Screening                               PhD, Leighton A. Jonathan, MD, Division of Gastroenterology,
Colonoscopy                                                                         Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ.
Sripathi R. Kethu, MD, Christopher Fyock, MD, Department
of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Brown Medical                         P791. The Histopathology and Anatomical Location of 574
School/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI.                                       Colon Polyps Removed during Screening Colonoscopy at a
                                                                                    VA Hospital in a One-Year Period
P782. Adherence to Colonoscopy among Veterans                                       Eric Tatar, MD, Adam Peyton, DO, Department of
Mukhtar Alsaadi, MD, Shaib Yasser, MD, MPH, Anne Le,                                Gastroenterology and Department of Internal Medicine,
MD, Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX;                               UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New
Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and                       Brunswick, NJ.
Health Services Research, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs
Medical Center, Houston, TX.

P783. Colorectal Cancer Screening in Mexico: The First One
Hundred Patients
Aldo A. Garza, MD, Cynthia A. Becerra, MD, José A. González-
González, MD, Aline Ghaleb, MD, Wendy K. Ayala, MD,
Héctor J. Maldonado-Garza, MD, Juan P. Flores-Gutiérrez,
MD, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, and
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine / University
Hospital, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey,
Nuevo León, Mexico.




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                              Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24, 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
                          ESOPHAGUS                                   P800. Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance and pH (MII-pH) in
                                                                      Functional Heartburn (FH)
P792. Transoral Bravo Capsule Placement after Transnasal              Michael M. Kline, MD, Mark Ewing, MD, Nicole Simpson, MD,
Manometry                                                             Medicine, USC-LAC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Bjorn Engstrom, BS, Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, Lisa M.                   P801. Normal Values for Manometry Performed with Viscous
Paquette, RN, Tracia O’Shana, ARNP, Maurice L. Kelley, Jr.,           Swallows
MD, Christina Engstrom, BS, Julia Weiss, MA, Richard I.               Wojciech Blonski, MD, Marcelo Vela, MD, Amine Hila, MD,
Rothstein, MD, Medicine and Biostatistics, Dartmouth Medical          Donald O. Castell, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical
School, Hanover, NHand Gastroenterology & Hepatology,                 University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Department of
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.                      Gastroenterology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

P793. Ambulatory Esophageal pH Monitoring Off and on a                P802. Incidence of Non-Acid Reflux Disease in Patients
Proton Pump Inhibitor: A Standard 48 Hour Bravo Capsule Study         Referred to an Academic Medical Center for Evaluation of
May Be Enough Time for Both                                           Atypical GERD Symptoms or Failure To Respond to PPI Therapy
Rajeev Tummuru, MD, Scott Oosterveen, MD, Ali Keshavarzian,           Ashish Malhotra, MBBS, Khalid Aziz, MBBS, Michael J.
MD, Michael D. Brown, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases,             Callahan, PhD, James W. Freston, PhD, Gastroenterology,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.                          University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT and
                                                                      Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
P794. The Prevalence of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Patients
Presenting with Food Impactions: A Single Center Experience of        P803. Evaluation of Distal Baseline Impedance May Assist
132 Patients                                                          Esophageal Manometry in Detecting Motility Abnormalities
Nirmala Gonsalves, MD, Julia Sanger, MD, Qing Zhang,                  Wojciech Blonski, MD, Amine Hila, MD, Marcelo Vela, MD,
MD, Ikuo Hirano, MD, Department of Medicine, Division of              Donald O. Castell, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical
Gastroenterology, Northwestern University - The Feinberg              University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Department of
School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.                                      Gastroenterology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

P795. Findings on Esophageal Manometry Are Not Predictive             P804. Correlation between Liquid and Viscous Swallows:
of Symptomatic Non-Acid Reflux                                         A Study of Combined Esophageal Manometry and Multichannel
Amine Hila, MD, Amit Agrawal, MD, Wojciech Blonski, MD,               Intraluminal Impedance Testing in 409 Patients
Donald O. Castell, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,               Eduardo Chua, MD, Mitchell S. Cappell, MD, PhD, Daksesh
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.                 Patel, DO, Philip O. Katz, MD, Gastroenterology, Albert Einstein
                                                                      Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
P796. Functional Heartburn in a Non-Disease
Jerry D. Gardner, MD, Sheldon Sloan, MD, Malcolm Robinson,            P805. Characteristics of Gastroesophageal Reflux Episodes
MD, Philip B. Miner, Jr., MD, Science for Organizations, Inc.,        Leading to Symptoms in Acid Suppressed Patients
Mill Valley, CA; Janssen Pharmaceutica, Titusville, NJ and            Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR, Radu Tutuian, MD, Amine Hila,
Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research, Oklahoma City,            MD, Inder Mainie, MD, Amit Agrawal, MD, Donald O. Castell,
OK.                                                                   MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University
                                                                      of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Gastroenterology and
P797. Saliva Transit from Oral Cavity to the Esophagus in             Hepatology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
GERD
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Kaoru Domon, Taketo                 P806. Characteristics of Silent Nocturnal Acid Reflux Induced
Yanagisawa, Takamasa Ishii, Motohide Iwata, Hiroki Ota,               Sleep Changes: Comparison to Spontaneous Sleep Arousals
Kazunari Miyamoto, Sakura Asahina, Tatsuo Akimoto, Hirohito           Gregg S. Gagliardi, MD, Ashish P. Shah, MD, Karl Doghramji,
Kato, Noriko Hara, Yoshiko Honda, Yoko Nagai, Kazushige               MD, Sidney Cohen, MD, Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr., MD, Gastro-
Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada, Motonobu Sugimoto, Masaaki                 enterology and Hepatology, and Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders
Takano, San-shin Hayashi, Kazumasa Miki, Department of                Clinic, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
General Medicine and Emergency Care, Department of Nuclear
Medicine, and Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,          P807. Prevalence of Barrett’s Esophagus among Symptomatic
Toho University, Tokyo, Japan.                                        Patients in a Community GI Practice
                                                                      Douglas J. Sprung, MD, GI, The Gastroenterology Group,
P798. Non-Cardiac Chest Pain (NCCP): Is There a Difference            Maitland, FL.
in the Cumulative Incidence of Cardiac Death in Patients with
NCCP Attributed to GI Disorders Versus Patients with NCCP of          P808. Determinants of Cost-Effectiveness of Endoscopic
Unknown Origin?                                                       Ablative Therapy for Non-Dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus
Michael D. Leise, MD, G. Richard Locke, MD, Ross A.                   Ananya Das, MD, Christopher D. Wells, MD, David E.
Dierkhising, MS, Peter A. Smars, MD, Guy S. Reeder, MD,               Fleischer, MD, Virender K. Sharma, MD, Hack J. Kim, MD,
Alan R. Zinsmeister, PhD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, Internal            Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.
Medicine, Gastroenterology, Biostatistics, Emergency Medicine,
and Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.                           P809. Multimodal Oxaliplatin Based Chemo-Radiation Therapy
                                                                      for Locally Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma
P799. Analysis of Peristalsis in Patients (pts) with                  Manpreet K. Chadha, MBBS, Brigid O’Connor, PhD, Jeffery
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) like Symptoms (Sxs)             Lombardo, PharmD, Milind M. Javle, MD, Internal Medicine,
Not Responding to Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI): 24-Hour               SUNY at UB, Buffalo, NY; Radiation Oncology, Pharmacy, and
Manometry and pH Recording Study                                      Medical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.
Yatian Zhang, PhD, Hulya Levendoglu, MD, Division of
Gastroenterology, The Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn,        P810. EUS-SOS: EUS FNA/Trucut Biopsy in Patients with
NY and Gastroenterology, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center,              Previously Failed Biopsy (bx)
Brooklyn, NY.                                                         Javier L. Parra, MD, Caio Rocha-Lima, MD, Jessica Macintyire,
                                                                      Afonso Ribeiro, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Div. of
                                                                      Hematology/Oncology, Miller School of Medicine, University of
                                                                      Miami, Miami, FL.

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    Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P811. Circumfrential Ablation of Barrett Esophagus with                             P820. Comparative Efficacy of Rabeprazole and Pantoprazole
Persistent High-Grade Dysplasia Following Photodynamic Therapy                      in the Control of Nocturnal Gastric Acid Output and Intragastric
with Halo 360                                                                       Acidity — A Randomized, Two-Way Crossover Study
Christopher D. Wells, MD, H. Jae Kim, MD, Ananya Das, MD,                           Hank S. Wang, MD, David S. Oh, MD, Gordon V. Ohning, MD,
Michele M. Moirano, PA-C, David E. Fleischer, MD, Virender                          Jose Nieto, MD, Phuong Tien, MD, Joseph R. Pisegna, MD,
K. Sharma, MD, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic,                          Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA and Gastroenterology and
Scottsdale, AZ.                                                                     Hepatology, Veterans Administration GLAHS, Los Angeles, CA.

P812. Endoscopic Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux                                 P821. Baseline Prevalence of Chronic Gastritis in U.S.
Disease (GERD): A Comparison of Different Techniques at a                           H. pylori Negative Patients with Erosive Esophagitis,
Single Institution                                                                  Nonerosive Reflux Disease, or Nonulcer Dyspepsia
Andrew C. Dukowicz, MD, Carol Moriarty, RN, Richard I.                              David Peura, MD, Marian Haber, MD, Stuart Atkinson, MD,
Rothstein, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-                          Qin Qin, PhD, Internal Medicine–Gastroenterology, University
Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.                                              of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA;
                                                                                    Department of Pathology, Drexel University College of Medicine,
P813. The Impact of Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Banding                         Philadelphia, PA and TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc., Lake
on Esophageal Motility                                                              Forest, IL.
Zoi Gamagaris, MD, Carlie Patterson, PA-C, Fritz Francois, MD,
Christine Ren, MD, Heekoung Youn, MA, Elizabeth Weinshel,                           P822. Gastroparesis: A Retrospective Study of Patients in a
MD, Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York,                          Private Practice Setting
NY and Gastroenterology, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY.                           Sateesh R. Prakash, MD, Jay R. Prakash, MD, FACG, Gregory
                                                                                    H. Gibson, MD, Harsh V. Duphare, MD, Michael W. Cheng,
P814. Does Pharmacotherapy Improve Quality of Life in                               MD, Ranvir Singh, MD, Jennifer W. Stemberger, BS, Medicine,
Patients with Presbyesophagus?                                                      Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA; Medicine,
Charles Randall, MD, Anson Liu, Carlo Taboada, MD, Russell                          University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, FL and
Havranek, MD, Research, Gastroenterology Clinic of San                              Riverdale, GA.
Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Medicine, University of Texas Health
Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX and GERSA,                           P823. The Impact of Nutrition Ground Rounds on the Knowledge
Gastroenterology Research of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.                          and Opinion of Internal Medicine Residents Regarding PEG
                                                                                    Hatef Massoumi, MD, Damodar Pandey, MD, Edward Norkus,
P815. Early Diagnosis of Columnar Metaplasia at the                                 PhD, Nejat Kiyici, MD, Hilary Hertan, MD, FACG, Department
Esophagogastric Junction (EGJ) Using a Monoclonal Antibody                          of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, Our Lady of Mercy
and Its Reversibility with Proton-Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Therapy                      Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
Octavia Pickett, MD, Peter S. Amenta, MD, Kiron M. Das,
MD, Medicine and Pathology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson                               P824. AGN 201904-Z (AGN), a Novel Enteric-Coated PPI,
Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.                                                  Produces Greater, More Prolonged Acid Suppression Than
                                                                                    Esomeprazole (ESO) in Healthy Male Volunteers
P816. Anatomo-Manometric Correlation of the Pharyngo-                               R.H. Hunt, FACG, D. Armstrong, FACG, M. Yaghoobi, MD, C.
Esophageal Segment: A Concurrent Endosonographic and                                James, RN, Y. Chen, PhD, J. Leonard, MD, J.M. Shin, PhD, G.
Manometric Study                                                                    Sachs, MB, DSc, Hlth Sci Ctr, McMaster University, Hamilton,
Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD, Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, Reza                                 ON, Canada and David Geffen Sch Med, Los Angeles, CA.
Shaker, MD, Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, WI.                                                                      P825. Translocation (11;18) and Gastric High Grade
                                                                                    Lymphoma Risk
P817. H. pylori Infection at Distal Esophageal Mucosa and                           Sonia Toracchio, PhD, Daphne de Jong, MD, Andrew
the Efficacy of Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with GERD/Gastritis                   Wotherspoon, MD, Massimo Rugge, MD, Hiroyoshi Ota, MD,
Xiangwen Meng, PhD, Hongjun Zhang, PhD, Tat-Kin Tsang,                              PhD, David Y. Graham, MD, Hala El-Zimaity, MD, Dept of
MD, GI Research, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research                          Pathology & Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,
Institute, Evanston, IL and Northwestern University, Feinberg                       TX; Dept of Pathology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute,
School of Medicine, Evanston, IL.                                                   Amsterdam, Netherlands; Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory
                                                                                    Sciences, School of Medicine Shinshu University, Matsumoto,
                                   STOMACH                                          Nagano, Japan; Dept. of Oncological & Surgical Sciences,
                                                                                    University of Padova, Padova, Italy and Department of
P818. Serum Pepsinogens as a Marker of Delayed Gastric                              Histopathology, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, United
Emptying                                                                            Kingdom.
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Kaoru Domon, Tetsuya
Okazaki, Tadashi Maeda, Tatsuo Akimoto, Hirohito Kato,                              P826. Identification and Elucidation of Role of Voltage-
Noriko Hara, Yoshiko Honda, Yoko Nagai, Kazushige                                   Dependent Ca2+ Current (VDCC) in Non Cultured and Freshly
Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada, Motonobu Sugimoto, Kazumasa                              Isolated Pacemaker Cell (Interstitial Cells of Cajal, ICC) in
Miki, Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care,                            Stomach of Adult Animal
and Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Toho                             Young Chul Kim, Seung Ryul Kim, Sang Jin Lee, Dept of
University, Tokyo, Japan.                                                           Physiology and Dept of Biochemistry, Chungbuk National
                                                                                    University, College of Medicine, Cheongju, Chungbuk, Republic
P819. Maintenance Intermittent Therapy with Rabeprazole                             of Korea.
20 mg in Patients with Symptomatic GERD (sGERD)
Ronnie Fass, MD, B. Long, MD, R. Holmes, MD, G. Shockey,
MD, B. DeLemos, MD, Neuro-enteric Clinical Research Group,
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ and
Piedmont Medical Research Associates, Winston-Salem, NC.




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                                                              Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P827. Effect of Itopride Hydrochloride on Gastric Emptying in             P835. Lack of Activating Mutations of the EGF Receptor in
Longstanding Diabetes Mellitus                                            German and Japanese Gastric Cancer Specimens
Julie E. Stevens, BPharm (Hons), Antonietta Russo, MMedSci,               Jan C. Becker, MD, Carsten Mueller-Tidow, MD, Anka M.
Anne F. Maddox, A/Dip Rad Tech, Christopher K. Rayner,                    Ilea, Manfred Stolte, MD, Takahiro Fujimori, MD, Hubert
MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Liza Phillips, MBBS, Nicholas J. Talley,                Serve, MD, Wolfgang E. Berdel, MD, Wolfram Domschke, MD,
MD, PhD, Monique Giguere, Michael Horowitz, MBBS, FRACP,                  FACG, Thorsten Pohle, MD, Department of Medicine B and
PhD, Karen L. Jones, PhD, Discipline of Medicine, University              Department of Medicine A, University of Muenster, Muenster,
of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia;            Germany; Department of Pathology, Klinikum Bayreuth,
Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and                    Bayreuth, Germany and Department of Surgical and Molecular
Axcan Pharma Inc., Mont St Hilaire, QC, Canada.                           Pathology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Mibu, Japan.

P828. Comparison of Gastric Emptying and Intragastric                                               PANCREATIC/BILIARY
Distribution of a Liquid Test Meal and Indigestible Microspheres
Using a Two-Phase Radio-Labelled Scintigraphy                             P836. Role of EUS-FNA in the Diagnosis of Solid Pancreatic
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Kaoru Domon, Taketo                     Lesions. A Single Center Experience
Yanagisawa, Ryo Okubo, Takahito Toba, Sei Muraoka, Mai                    Talapaneni Jyotsna, MD, Shailender Singh, MD, Srinivas
Nawata, Hiromi Igarashi, Kazushige Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada,             Puli, MD, Melissa Oropeza, RN, Scott Stanley, Faisal Jafri,
Motonobu Sugimoto, Masaaki Takano, San-shin Hayashi, Kazumasa             MD, Mojtaba Olyaee, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Miki, Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care,                  University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and
Department of Nuclear Medicine, and Department of Gastro-                 Baptist Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
enterology and Hepatology, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan.
                                                                          P837. Cytologic Assessment of EUS-FNA of Solid Pancreatic
P829. The Interobserver Variability Among Radiologists in                 Masses
Diagnosing Thickened Gastric Folds on the Upper Gastrointestinal          Mohammad E. Hoque, MD, Fumio Omata, MD, Yang K.
Series                                                                    Chen, MD, Mainor Antillon, MD, Raj Shah, MD, Division of
Thomas Tran, MD, Richard Goodgame, MD, Medicine, Baylor                   Gastroenterology, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO.
College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
                                                                          P838. Necrotizing Panniculitis, a Skin Condition Associated
P830. A Novel Next-Generation Proton Pump Inhibitor (AGN                  with Acinar Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas
201904-Z) with a Long Plasma Residence Time Provides More                 Aly Lakhani, MD, Luis Maas, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF,
Prolonged Gastric Acid Inhibition Than Esomeprazole                       Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Division,
John Sefton, PhD, Dari Parizadeh, PharmD, Edward Lee,                     William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.
PhD, Hung-Ir Li, PhD, Arthur Euler, MD, Gaetano Morelli, MD,
George Sachs, MD, Diane Tang-Liu, PhD, Clinical R&D and                   P839. HMGA2 Expression in Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
Pharmacokinetics, Allergan, Irvine, CA; Biostatistics, Allergan,          Christopher J. DiMaio, MD, Jeanine D’Armiento, MD, Helen
Irvine, CA; Euler Consulting, Lafayette, IN; MDS Pharma                   Remotti, MD, Chada Kiran, Nancy Ciau, Yuxia Jia, Timothy
Services, Montreal, QC, Canada and David Geffen School of                 Wang, MD, Peter D. Stevens, MD, Division of Digestive &
Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.                                        Liver Diseases, Pathology, and Medicine, Columbia University
                                                                          Medical Center, New York, NY and Medicine, University of
P831. Primary Levofloxacin-Resistance and gyrA/B Mutations                 Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.
among Helicobacter pylori in Japan
Hideyuki Miyachi, MD, Nobuo Aoyama, PhD, Daisuke                          P840. Use of CEA to Amylase Ratio for the Evaluation of
Shirasaka, PhD, Ikuya Miki, PhD, Yuko Matsumoto, MD,                      Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas
Takeshi Azuma, PhD, Division of Diabetes, Digestive and                   Sarah A. Rodriguez, MD, Douglas O. Faigel, MD,
Kidney Diseases, Department of Clinical Molecular Medicine;               Gastroenterology, Oregon Health and Science University,
Department of Endoscopy; and Division of Frontier Medical                 Portland, OR.
Science in Gastroenterology, International Center for Medical
Research and Treatment, Kobe University Graduate School of                P841. Characteristics of Pancreatic Cysts in Patients
Medicine, Kobe, Japan.                                                    Undergoing Endoscopic Ultrasound at a Tertiary Care Center
                                                                          Kuldip S. Banwait, MD, Madhusudhan R. Sanaka, MD, Kuntal
P832. Increased Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and                    M. Thaker, MD, Marina Serper, MD, Stephanie M. Moleski,
Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α Transcription in Acquired Sporadic            MD, Thomas Kowalski, MD, David Loren, MD, Division of
Gastric Angiodysplasia                                                    Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University
Rami Hawari, MD, John Winston, PhD, Binh Pham, MD,                        Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Pankaj Pasricha, MD, Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology
Division, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.              P842. Infectious Complications after EUS-Guided Fine Needle
                                                                          Aspiration (FNA) of Pancreatic Cystic Lesions (PCL)
P833. Pathogenesis of Gastric Erosive Ulcer Associated with               Seth A. Gross, MD, Mohammad A. Al-Haddad, MBBS, Kyung
Okadaella gastrococcus Infection                                          W. Noh, MD, Surakit Pungpapong, MD, Timothy A. Woodward,
Takayuki Okada, MBBS, Graham Adkins, FRCPA, Kazuhiko                      MD, Michael B. Wallace, MD, Massimo Raimondo, MD,
Nakajima, MD, Kazutoshi Hori, MD, Hiroto Miwa, MD, FACG,                  Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.
Medicine, Okada Medical Clinic, Brisbane, Queensland,
Australia; Histopathology, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Taringa,        P843. Drug Induced Acute Pancreatitis: An Evidence Based
Queensland, Australia and Gastroenterology, Hyogo Medical                 Approach and Review of the Literature
Collage, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.                                       Nison Badalov, MD, Robin Baradarian, MD, Jian Jun Li,
                                                                          MD, Kadirawel Iswara, MD, Steinberg William, MD, Scott
P834. Relevance of cagA Genotype and the Efficacy of                       Tenner, MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology, Department
Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia                   of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and
Xiangwen Meng, PhD, Hongjun Zhang, PhD, Tat-Kin Tsang,                    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, The
MD, GI Research, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research                George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington,
Institute, Evanston, IL and Northwestern University, Feinberg             DC.
School of Medicine, Evanston, IL.


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P844. Variation in SPINK-1 N34S Effect Size Is Population-                          P853. Long-Term Evaluation of Biliary Dyskinesia in Pediatrics
Dependant                                                                           Michael S. Halata, MD, Howard E. Bostwick, MD, Leonard
Elie Aoun, MD, Chung-Chou Chang, PhD, Georges I.                                    J. Newman, MD, Lynette Cukaj, MD, Girish Sharma, MD,
Papachristou, MD, Nevin Oruc, MD, Michael M. Barmada,                               Stuart H. Berezin, MD, Pediatrics, New York Medical College,
PhD, Whitcomb C. David, MD, Department of Internal                                  Valhalla, NY.
Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,
PA; Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,                         P854. Ursodiol for Selected Patients with Post-
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA;                            Cholecystectomy Abdominal Pain — A Preliminary Study
Division of Gastroenterology, EGE University, Izmir, Turkey                         Ngozi Okoro, MD, Amil Patel, MD, Yoosun Han, MD, Qiang
and Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh                          Cai, MD, FACG, Department of Medicine Division of Digestive
Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.                                                     Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

P845. Prevalence of the Calcium Sensing Receptor Gene                               P855. Prognostic Indicators of Quality of Life after
(CSAR) 518T>C Polymorphism in Patients with Idiopathic                              Cholecystectomy for Biliary Dyskinesia
Pancreatitis in the United States                                                   Timothy M. Geiger, MD, Ziad T. Awad, MD, Amolak Singh,
Venkata Muddana, MD, Janette Lamb, PhD, Beth Elinoff, RN,                           MD, Wade Davis, PhD, Klaus Thaler, MD, Brent Miedema,
MPH, Erin Fink, MS, Randall E. Brand, MD, Robert H. Hawes,                          MD, Department of General Surgery, University of Missouri-
MD, Peter B. Cotton, MD, Adam Slivka, MD, PhD, David C.                             Columbia, Columbia, MO.
Whitcomb, MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology
and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,                             P856. Invasive Hemolymphangioma of the Pancreas:
Pittsburgh, PA.                                                                     A Case Report
                                                                                    Yoshikazu Toyoki, Kenichi Hakamada, Shunji Narumi, Syuichi
P846. Association between Serum Insulin, Insulin Resistance,                        Yoshihara, Mutsuo Sasaki, Department of Surgery, Hirosaki
and Gallstone Disease in Korean Population                                          University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan.
Joon Soo Hahm, MD, Hang Lak Lee, MD, Oh Young Lee, MD,
Byoeng Chul Yoon, MD, Ho Soon Choi, MD, Youhern Ahn, MD,                            P857. Prevalence of the N34S Mutation in Patients with
Gastroenterology, Hanyang University Medical College, Seoul,                        Acute Pancreatitis
Korea.                                                                              Elie Aoun, MD, Janette Lamb, MD, George I. Papachristou,
                                                                                    MD, Nevin Oruc, MD, Michael M. Barmada, PhD, David C.
P847. Expression of Nestin and Pancreatic Fibrosis in a                             Whitcomb, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, University
Spontaneous Chronic Pancreatitis Model (Male WBN/Kob Rats)                          of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Division of
Ryujiro Negishi, MD, Satoshi Kitajima, MD, Toshifumi Takano,                        Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University
MD, Fumio Itoh, MD, Div. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,                        of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Division of
Dept. of Internal Medicine, and Dept. of Pathology, St. Marianna                    Gastroenterology, EGE University, Izmir, Turkey and Department
University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.                           of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
                                                                                    Pittsburgh, PA.
P848. Clinical Significance of Isolated Intrahepatic Ductal
Dilatation Detected by Computed Tomography                                          P858. Arterioportal Fistula Causing Pancreatic Insufficiency:
Samir Parekh, MD, Ngozi Okoro, MD, Amil Patel, MD, Yoosun                           Successful Treatment of the Pancreatic Steal Syndrome
Han, MD, Qiang Cai, MD, FACG, Department of Medicine                                Jack Braha, MD, Matthew Tangorra, MD, Kumaravel
Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of                          Perumalsamy, MD, Robin Baradarian, MD, Jian Jun Li, MD,
Medicine, Atlanta, GA.                                                              Scott Tenner, MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology, Dept of
                                                                                    Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
P849. Isolated Main Pancreatic Ductal Dilatation Detected by
Computed Tomography: When To Be Concerned for Malignancy?                                           SMALL INTESTINE/UNCLASSIFIED
Amil Patel, MD, Ngozi Okoro, MD, Samir Parekh, MD, Yoosun
Han, MD, Qiang Cai, MD, FACG, Department of Medicine                                P859. Is There Physician Bias Against Eliciting Affective
Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of                          Qualities of Pain?
Medicine, Atlanta, GA.                                                                  2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                                    Savitha R. Tudi, MD, Deepthi Deconda, MD, Sita Chokhavatia,
P850. Risk Factors for Failure of ERCP under Conscious                              MD, FACP, David B. Sachar, MD, MACP, Susanne B. Clark,
Sedation                                                                            PhD, Crawford W. Clark, PhD, Medicine/Gastroenterology,
Amil Patel, MD, Ngozi Okoro, MD, Steve Epstein, MD, Yoosun                          Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY and Psychiatry,
Han, MD, Qiang Cai, MD, FACG, Department of Medicine                                College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New
Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of                          York, NY.
Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
                                                                                    P860. Increased Incidence of Small Bowel Cancer in Females
P851. MRCP Frequently Misses Pancreas Divisum in Clinical                           in Southeastern Kentucky
Practice                                                                            Harish B. Siddaiah, Uday Shankar, MD, Mark B. Dignan,
Matthew L. Carnes, MD, Gregory D. Borak, MD, Joseph                                 Namrata Prasad, Indraneel Gowdar, Amanda Wilburn, PES
Romagnuolo, MD, MScEpid, Peter B. Cotton, MD, Division of                           Institute of Technology, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore,
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Center,                          India; Gastroenterology Associates of Hazard, Appalachian
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.                               Regional Hospital, Hazard, KY; Markey Cancer Center,
                                                                                    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and University of
P852. Utilization of Magnetic Resonance                                             Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) at an Academic Medical
Center                                                                              P861. Trifecta: Gallstone Ileus, Meckel’s Diverticulum and
Vikram Boolchand, MD, Srikrishna Vemana, MD, Charles                                Carcinoid
Martin, III, MD, Gregory S. Cooper, MD, Department of                               Milton Lum, MD, David Ferraro, MD, Raye Budway, MD,
Medicine and Department of Radiology, University Hospitals                          James T. McCormick, MD, Pavlos K. Papasavas, MD, Philip
of Cleveland/Case Western University, Cleveland, OH.                                F. Caushaj, MD, Surgery, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital,
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P862. Is Routine Duodenal Biopsies (DBx) Necessary during             P872. Presentation of Celiac Disease and Biopsy Findings:
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopies (EGD)?                             Any Relationship?
Peiying Xiao, MD, Vijaya Boyella, MD, Hulya Levendoglu, MD,           Pardeep S. Brar, MD, Grace Y. Kwon, MD, Ikenna Egbuna,
Division of Gastroenterology, Brookdale University Hospital           MD, Govind Bhagat, MD, Peter H.R. Green, MD, Medicine,
Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and Division of Gastroenterology,        Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; Medicine,
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.                          Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY; Medicine, NY and
                                                                      Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.
P863. Cytomegalovirus-Induced Ileocolitis in an
Immunocompetent Host                                                                                     LIVER
Sameer Barkatullah, MD, Garth Swanson, MD, Shriram Jakate,
MD, Srinadh Komanduri, MD, Gastroenterology & Nutrition,              P873. Does Hepatitis E Viral Load and Genotypes Influence
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.                          the Final Outcome of Acute Liver Failure during Pregnancy
                                                                      Premashis Kar, MD, FACG, Nishat Jilani, PhD, Syed A. Husain,
P864. Does Obesity Effect the Gastric Emptying or Small               PhD, Bhudev C. Das, PhD, Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical
Bowel Transit Times of Capsule Endoscopy                              College, New Delhi, Delhi, India; Medicine & Biosciences,
David Ramsay, MD, Michael Frist, MD, Christopher Entwisle,            and Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Delhi, India
MD, David Jager, MD, Steven Zeddun, MD, Marie Borum, MD,              and Molecular Oncology, Institute of Cytology and Preventive
FACG, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George         Oncology, (ICMR), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
                                                                      P874. Correlation of MELD Scoring to Portal Hypertensive
P865. Duodenal Carcinoid: A Rare Cause of Lower                       Changes among Patients Awaiting Orthotopic Liver
Gastrointestinal Bleeding                                             Transplantation
Monica Agarwal, MD, Gaurav Agarwal, MD, Hareth M.                     H. Chaparla, MD, A. Gurakar, MD, H. Wright, MD, A.
Raddawi, MD, FACG, Department of Medicine, University of              Sebastian, MD, R. Monlux, MPH, J. Rose, Liver Transplantation
Illinois/Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.                Section, Nazih Zuhdi Transplantation Institute, Integris Baptist
                                                                      Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK.
P866. Effect of Vagotomy on the Dynamics of Mesenteric
Lymphatic Vessels in Rat                                              P875. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD):
Yunhai Fang, MD, Zhaoxi Ding, MD, Yushun Bi, Nianming                 An Overlooked Predictor of in Hospital Mortality and Resource
Gong, MD, Yanli Liu, MD, Luwan Wei, Zhiyu Liu, Department             Utilization in Patients with Variceal Bleeding
of Anatomy, Shandong University School of Medicine, Jinan,            Samuel Yoselevitz, MD, Judith A. Ellis, RN, Patrick I. Okolo,
Shandong, China.                                                      MD, Medicine, Sinai Hospital/Johns Hopkins Program in
                                                                      Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
P867. Change in Breath Hydrogen Concentration Reflects
Movement of Intestinal Gas in Patients with Small-Bowel               P876. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score to Serum
Pseudo-Obstruction                                                    Sodium Ratio Index as a Prognostic Predictor and Its Correlation
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Kaoru Domon, Taketo                 with Portal Pressure in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya Okazaki, Tadashi Maeda, Tatsuo Akimoto,           Shou-Dong Lee, MD, Han-Chieh Lin, MD, Ming-Chih Hou,
Hirohito Kato, Noriko Hara, Yoshiko Honda, Yoko Nagai,                MD, Pui-Ching Lee, MPH, Fa-Yauh Lee, MD, Teh-Ia Huo, MD,
Kazushige Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada, Motonobu Sugimoto,               Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital,
Kazumasa Miki, Department of General Medicine and                     Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan.
Emergency Care, and Department of Gastroenterology and
Hepatology, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan.                            P877. Serum Sodium as a Prognostic Marker in Hospitalized
                                                                      Chronic Liver Disease Patients
P868. Endoscopic Screening for Ileal Carcinoids During                Rehan Rafiq, MD, Mohamad Erfani, MD, Ram Muthavarapu,
Colonoscopy                                                           MD, Damodar Pandey, MD, Edward Norkus, PhD, Hilary
Neville Bamji, MD, Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, Medicine/              Hertan, MD, FACG, Nejat Kiyici, MD, Gastroenterology,
Gastroenterology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell        Medicine, and Medical Research, Our Lady of Mercy Medical
Medical Center, New York, NY.                                         Center, Bronx, NY.

P869. Incidence of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease in Patients             P878. MELD Score at Admission Does Not Predict the
with Short Bowel Syndrome                                             Hospital Survival in Cirrhotics
Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, Kimberly Neven, RN, Carol Semrad,              L.B. Gupta, DM, Ashish Kumar, DM, Ashish K. Jaiswal,
MD, Gastroenterology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.             MBBS, Rakesh Kumar, DM, Barjesh C. Sharma, DM, Shiv K.
                                                                      Sarin, DM, Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, Delhi, India;
P870. Outcome and Efficacy of a Nurse Led Iron Deficiency               Medicine, M G Medical College, Indaur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Anaemia Clinic                                                        and Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi,
Vikramjit Mitra, MBBS, MRCP, Suvadip Chatterjee, MBBS,                India.
MD, Jayesh Vasani, MBBS, FRCP, Carol Berthou, Krishnadas
Bhattacharya, MBBS, MD, FRCP, Basant K. Chaudhury, MBBS,              P879. Can Serum Albumin Predict the Future Development of
MD, FRCP, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital         Renal Insufficiency in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease?
of Hartlepool, Holdforth Road, Hartlepool, United Kingdom.            George T. Hage-Nassar, MD, Vijaya Boyella, MD, Bergasa Nora,
                                                                      MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Gastroenterology &
P871. A Novel “Twilight Protocol” To Optimize the Use                 Hepatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
of Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy in the Ambulatory Office
Setting: Report of Ten Cases                                          P880. Non-Cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis: A Clinical Profile of 366
Srinivas S. Vasireddi, MD, FACP, Gastroenterology, JFK Medical        Patients
Center, Edison, NJ; Gastroenterology, Bayshore Hospital,              Chandana Pande, MBBS, Ashish Kumar, MD, DM, Shiv K.
Holmdel, NJ and Director, Advanced Digestive Center, Inc.,            Sarin, MD, DM, Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi,
Metuchen, NJ.                                                         Delhi, India.




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    Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P881. Portal and Systemic Hemodynamics in Patients with                             P889. Obesity Is Associated with Diminished Early Viral
Non-Cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis (NCPF)                                                Kinetics, Rapid Virologic Response (RVR) and Early Virologic
Praveen Sharma, DM, Ashish Kumar, DM, Anil Jain, Vimal                              Response (EVR) in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
Mehta, DM, S.K. Sarin, DM, Gastroenterology and Department                          Treated with Pegylated Interferon (PEG) and Ribavirin (RBV)
of Cardiology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi.                                           2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                                    K. Cesario, MD, A. Wieckowska, MD, R. Lopez, MS, K.
P882. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage in Extra-Hepatic Portal                           Edwards, NP, N. Zein, MD, Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic,
Vein Obstruction: A Study of 553 Patients                                           Cleveland, OH.
Ashish Kumar, MD, DM, Barjesh C. Sharma, MD, DM, Shiv K.
Sarin, MD, DM, Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi,                       P890. Effectiveness of Peginterferon and Ribavirin in Naive
Delhi, India.                                                                       Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C in Clinical Practice
                                                                                    Maria Antonietta Casiraghi, MD, Natalia Terreni, MD, Giovanna
P883. The Prevalence of Spur Cell Anemia in Hospitalized                            Mandelli, MD, Giancarlo Spinzi, MD, Giorgio Minoli, MD,
Cirrhotics and Its Relationship to Coagulation, Hemolysis and                       Medicina Generale, Ospedale Legnano, Legnano, Milano, Italy
HDL Cholesterol                                                                     and Gastroenterology, Ospedale Valduce, Como, Italy.
Jason J. Lewis, MD, Heather F. West, MD, Vinay Sundaram,
MD, Stephen H. Caldwell, MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology/                         P891. Efficacy of Combination Therapy with Peginterferon
Oncology, and Digestive Health Center of Excellence, University                     α-2a (Pegasys) Plus Ribavirin in the Treatment of Chronic
of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.                                                   Hepatitis C in Saudi Population: A Retrospective Study
                                                                                    Hamad I. Alashgar, MD, Mohammed Q. Khan, MRCP, Khalid
P884. Characteristics and Outcome of Portopulmonary                                 E. Alsawat, MD, Section of Gastroenterology, Department of
Hypertension                                                                        Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,
Shivangi Khara, MD, Arun Samanta, MD, FACG, Baburao                                 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Koneru, MD, Dorothy O’Hare, BS, Adrian Fisher, MD, Dorian
Wilson, MD, Meelie DebRoy, MD, Andrew De la Torre, Surgery,                         P892. Induction Therapy of Interferon alfa-2b in Combination
New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Newark, NJ.                                        with Ribavirin as Initial Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C
                                                                                    Genotype 1: A Pilot Study
P885. The Role of Endothelin-1 in Cirrhotic Pulmonary                               Alma M. Palisoc, MD, Joseph Fayad, MD, Ashok K. Singh,
Complication                                                                        PhD, Irene M. Farnham, PhD, Internal Medicine, University of
Manouchehr Khoshbaten, Gastroenterology, Naghmeh Jafarinia,                         Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV; Gastroenterology,
MD, Khalil Ansarin, MD, Reza Fatemi, Gastroenterology, Amir                         Desert Gastroenterology Associates, Las Vegas, NV; Statistics/
Houshang Mohammad Alizadeh, Gastroenterology, Afsaneh                               Hotel Management, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV and Statistics,
Sharifian, Gastroenterology, Ziba Khoram, Gastroenterology,                          S.M.Stoller Corp, Las Vegas, NV.
Bahman Talebi pour, Gastroenterology, Mohammad Reza Zali,
Gastroenterology, Pulmonary Disease, Tabriz University of                           P893. The Spectrum and Response to Treatment of Chronic
Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran and Liver,                       Hepatitis C Infection in African Americans and Hispanics at
Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases,                            Harlem Hospital Center
Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,                            Emmanuel Gbadehan, MD, Sabo Tanimu, MD, Kwadwo Agyei-
Islamic Republic of Iran.                                                           Gyamfi, MD, Uzma Abbasi, MD, Rishi Pawa, MD, Alfred
                                                                                    Gaymon, MD, Lisa Ozick, MD, FACG, Medicine, Harlem
P886. Multicentre Study with Recombinant Interferon α 2b                            Hospital Center, Columbia University, College of Physicians and
for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B and C Infection –                          Surgeons, New York, NY.
An Indian Experience
Shashideep Singhal, MBBS, Premashis Kar, DM, FACG, FRCP,                            P894. Body Mass Index Determines Response to Treatment in
Gouridas Choudhuri, DM, FACG, Shobna J. Bhatia, MD, DNB,                            Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Using Pegylated Interferon and
Anand Joshi, DM, Philip Abraham, DM, Sandeep Nijhawan,                              Weight-Based Ribavirin
DM, S.G. Maity, MD, N. Gupta, MD, Ambrish Srivastava,                               Nikunj Shah, MD, Peter Seraphin, DO, Bernard Nemchausky,
MD, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical                                MD, Frank Iber, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Edward
College, New Delhi; SG PGI, Lucknow, UP; BYL Nair Hospital;                         Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL.
PD Hinduja Hospital; KEM Hospital, Mumbai, MH; SMS
Medical College, Jaipur, RJ; IP MER, Kolkatta, WB and Intas                         P895. Demographics, Liver Function, and Source of Hepatitis C
Biopharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad, GJ, India.                                      Virus Infection in Patients That Decline Interferon Treatment
                                                                                    Omar S. Khokhar, MD, James H. Lewis, MD, Department of
P887. A Survey of Practice Patterns in Physicians Treating                          Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria,
Hepatitis B in New York and San Francisco                                           Peoria, IL and Department of Medicine, Georgetown University
Calvin Q. Pan, MD, FACG, Hepatology, Department of Medicine,                        Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Mount Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, NY.
                                                                                    P896. Efficacy of Combination Weight-Based Therapy with
P888. Work-Up and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B in                               Pegylated Interferon alfa-2b Plus Ribavirin for Treatment of
Clinical Practice: A 5-Year Retrospective Review                                    Chronic Hepatitis C: Impact of Genotype and Race
Paul Dambowy, MD, Bilal Hameed, MD, Coleman Smith,                                  Shyam Thakkar, MD, Sankar Alagugurusamy, MD, Vinay Mehta,
MD, Jerry Amundson, Lauren Crain, PhD, Kara Sullivan, MD,                           PhD, Martha Loeffert, RN, Michael Babich, MD, Radheshyam
Paola Ricci, MD, Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota,                         Agrawal, MD, FACG, Department of Gastroenterology, Allegheny
Minneapolis, MN; Digestive Care Center, HealthPartners -                            General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA and Department of Statistics,
Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN; Gastroenterology, Minnesota                         University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Gastroenterology, Plymouth, MN and Research Foundation,
HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN.




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P897. Comparison of Ribavirin with PEG-Interferon α-2a or              P905. Daily Consensus Interferon 15 mcg SQ (CIFN)
with α-2b in Treatment-Naïve Patients                                  lus Weight-Based Ribavirin 11 mg/Day (WBD-RBV) Versus
Amy Webb, MD, Isela Poy, MD, Rikin Patel, MD, Olga Ali, PA,            Pegylated Interferon alpha 2 (PegIFN) Plus WBD-RBV:
Robert Page, PA, Maryam Kashi, DO, Ana Herrera, MD, John               Comparison of Viral Kinetics (Early Virological Response)
Schoolfield, MS, Paul Brock, PA, Anastacio Hoyumpa, MD,                 During the Initial 12 Weeks of Therapy
Gastroenterology and Nutrition, UT Health Science Center at            Jason E. Williams, MD, Maximilian F. Lee, MD, Seth Crockett,
San Antonio, San Antonio, TX and Hepatology Clinic, South              MD, Ahmad Kamal, MD, Aijaz Ahmed, MD, Medicine/Division
Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX.                     of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School
                                                                       of Medicine, Stanford, CA.
P898. Phlebotomy Improves Therapeutic Response to Interferon
(INF) in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC): A Meta-              P906. High Dose Consensus Interferon and Ribavirin Should
Analysis of Six Prospective Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT)         Be Considered for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Who
Laith H. Jamil, MD, Tusar Desai, MD, Mamtha                            Are Resistant to Peg-Interferon and Ribavirin
Balasubramaniam, MS, Raymond Koff, MD, Herbert Bonkovsky,              Kenneth D. Rothstein, MD, Ramesh Koka, MD, Holly Hargrove,
MD, GI, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and IM,               Angel Fernandez, MD, Shailender Singh, MD, Victor Araya,
Univ of CT, Farmington, CT.                                            MD, Santiago J. Munoz, MD, Hepatology, Albert Einstein
                                                                       Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
P899. Racial Differences in Response to Pegylated Interferon
Therapy in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in a            P907. Chronic Hepatitis C: Retreatment of Pegylated
Community Hospital Center                                              Interferon/Ribavirin Nonresponders
Sanjaya K. Satapathy, MD, Shawnet Proper, MD, Susan                    Helder Cardoso, MD, Ana Horta Vale, PhD, Margarida Mendes,
Williams, MD, Department of Medicine and Department of                 MD, Pedro Bastos, MD, Artur Machado, MD, Carlos Santos,
Gastroenterology, New York Medical College/ Metropolitan               MD, Serviço de Gastrenterologia, Hospital S. João, Porto,
Hospital Center, New York, NY.                                         Portugal.

P900. Race May Influence Patients’ Decision To Receive                  P908. Relapse and Non-Response Rates with Pegylated
Hepatitis C Treatment                                                  Interferon (PEG-IFN) alfa 2a and 2b in the Treatment of Veterans
Mark Friedman, MD, David Jager, MD, Colleen Rodak, NP,                 with Chronic Hepatitis C
Marie L. Borum, MD, FACG, Division of Gastroenterology &               Sally Stipho, MD, Hector Rodriguez-Luna, MD, Erin Tharalson,
Liver Diseases, The George Washington University, Washington,          NP, Elizabeth Evanich, NP, Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG,
DC.                                                                    Gastroenterology, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix,
                                                                       AZ.
P901. Efficacy and Safety of Consensus Interferon
Monotherapy for Chronic Hepatitis C                                                                        COLON
Masahiro Matsushita, MD, Yoshimasa Kobayashi, MD,
Masamichi Nagasawa, MD, Yasunori Takehira, MD, Minoru                  P909. Decreased Levels of AIF Renders Resistance to
Tsugiki, MD, Katsutoshi Tamakoshi, MD, Takeyuki Nakajima,              Oxaliplatin Mediated Apoptosis in the Progression of Colon
MD, Gastroenterology, Haibara General Hospital, Makinohara,            Cancer Carcinogenesis beyond Caspase-3 Activity
Shizuoka, Japan; Hepatology, Hamamatsu University School                   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan; Gastroenterology,             Sergio Huerta, MD, Yu-mei Anguiano-Hernandez, MS, Emily
Seirei Haamamatsu Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan;                J. Goulet, BS, Sara Huerta-Yepez, PhD, Edward H. Livingston,
Gastroenterology, Hamamatsu Medical Center, Hamamatsu,                 MD, Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX;
Shizuoka, Japan; Gastroenterology, Social Insurance                    Surgery, VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX and
Hamamatsu Hospital, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan; Medicine,              UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico.
Tamakoshi Clinic, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan and Medicine,
Elm Clinic, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.                                P910. Screening Colonoscopy in the Veteran Population:
                                                                       A Single Center Analysis
P902. Does the Grade of Inflammation on Liver Biopsy Predict            Ognian A. Pomakov, MD, Sandeep Bahadur, MD, Michael D.
the Response to Combination Treatment with Pegylated Interferon        Sitrin, MD, Division of Gastroeneterology, University at Buffalo,
and Ribavirin in Hepatitis C Patients?                                 SUNY, Buffalo, NY.
Isam Daboul, MD, Vikas Ghai, MD, Charles Filipiak, Dept of
Gastroenterology, Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, OH.              P911. Severity of Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea in
                                                                       Solid-Organ Transplant Patients
P903. Correlates of a Sustained Virologic Response in the              Ziad F. Gellad, MD, Barbara D. Alexander, MD, Jesse K.
Treatment of HCV                                                       Liu, MD, Brian C. Griffith, MD, Angela M. Meyer, MD, Jeff
John C. Hoefs, MD, Tom Herron, Paul E. Lizotte, MD, Wen-               L. Johnson, MS, Andrew J. Muir, MD, Internal Medicine,
Pin Chen, MS, Christine E. McLaren, PhD, Medicine, Family              Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and
Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Radiology, University of              International Health; Internal Medicine; and Comprehensive
California Irvine, Orange, CA.                                         Cancer Center Biostatistics, Duke University Medical Center,
                                                                       Durham, NC.
P904. Thyroid Dysfunction in Patients with Chronic
Hepatitis C Treated with Pegylated Interferon alpha Therapy            P912. Laser Doppler Flowmeter Predicts Colonic Ischemia
Ashwini Sahni, MD, Mai Le, MD, Silvia Bercovici, MD, Michael           During Colonoscopy
Bernstein, MD, Gastroenterology, Coney Island Hospital,                Eric C. Chu, Andrzej S. Tarnawski, Section of Gastroenterology,
Brooklyn, NY.                                                          Department of Medicine, VA Long Beach Healthcare System,
                                                                       Long Beach, CA and Division of Gastroenterology, Department
                                                                       of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA.




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P913. Outcome Analysis of Perineal Rectosigmoidectomy for                           P923. Long-Term Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Use Does
the Treatment of Full Thickness Rectal Prolapse                                     Not Affect the Frequency, Growth, or Histologic Characteristics
Manuel Caceres-Serrano, MD, Javier Salgado, MD, Shawna B.                           of Colon Polyps
Salamon, PA-C, James T. McCormick, MD, Robert P. Akbari,                            M. Singh, MD, G. Dhindsa, MD, S. Friedland, MD, G.
MD, Thomas E. Read, MD, Philip F. Caushaj, MD, Surgery,                             Triadafilopoulos, MD, Gastroenterology, VA, Palo Alto, CA and
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.                                  Gastroenterology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

P914. Rapidly Rising Prevalence of Microscopic Colitis                              P924. Effect of Colonoscopy Preparation on Renal Function:
Douglas J. Sprung, MD, Gregory M. Sprung, GI, The                                   A Retrospective Comparison of Oral Sodium Phosphate Versus
Gastroenterology Group, Maitland, FL.                                               Polyethylene Glycol
                                                                                    Ashwani K. Singal, MD, Alan S. Rosman, MD, James B. Post,
P915. Expression of Heme Oxygenase-1 is Associated with a                           MD, William A. Bauman, MD, Mark A. Korsten, MD, Medicine
Better Long Term Survival in Patients with Colorectal Cancer                        and Spinal Cord Center of Excellence, James J.Peters VA
Jan C. Becker, MD, Hirokazu Fukui, MD, Yasuo Imai, MD,                              Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
Tokiko Kimura, MD, Thorsten Pohle, MD, Wolfram Domschke,
MD, FACG, Takahiro Fujimori, MD, Department of Medicine B,                          P925. Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and
University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany and Department of                         Identified APC Gene Mutations Associated with Turcot’s
Surgical and Molecular Pathology, Dokkyo University School of                       Syndrome – Necessity of CNS Tumor Surveillance?
Medicine, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan.                                                     Sireesha Koppula, MD, Thomas Attard, MD, Kristin Peterson,
                                                                                    Patrice Watson, Henry Lynch, MD, Pediatrics, University of
P916. Analysis of Findings of Colonoscopies Performed in                            Nebraska, Omaha, NE; Internal Medicine, Chicago Medical
Patients above 65 Years of Age with the Predominant Symptom                         School, Chicago, IL and Hereditary and Preventive Medicine,
of Constipation                                                                     Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
Srikrishna Nagri, MD, Yashpal Arya, MD, Gastroenterology,
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and                                    P926. Increased Prevalence of Cytomegalovirus DNA in
Gastroenterology, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY.                           Neoplastic Colon Tissue
                                                                                    Paul A. Feldman, MD, Daniel L. Cohen, MD, Nevis Fregien,
P917. Post-Hemorrhoidectomy Hemorrhage and Associated                               PhD, Stephen Vernon, MD, Jeffrey B. Raskin, MD, Internal
Factors: The Outcome in a District General Hospital                                 Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami/
Raghu K. Sridhar, MBBS, Rajesh K. Chaudhary, FRCS,                                  Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL; Anatomy and Cell
Debasish Debnath, FRCS, Samuel Debrah, FRCS, General                                Biology, University of Miami, Miami, FL and Pathology,
Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington, County                           University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL.
Durham, United Kingdom and General Surgery, North
Middlesex Teaching Hospital, London, United Kingdom.                                P927. Ambulatory Care for Constipation in the United States,
                                                                                    1997-2004
P918. Prevalences and Outcomes of Different Stigmata                                Nilay D. Shah, PhD, G.R. Locke, III, MD, Patrick D. Meek,
of Definitive Diverticular Hemorrhage with Medical-Surgical                          PharmD, Denesh K. Chitkara, MD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD,
Treatment or Colonoscopic Hemostasis                                                PhD, Div of Health Care Policy & Research, Mayo Clinic
Dennis M. Jensen, MD, Gustavo A. Machicado, MD, CURE                                College of Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology and
Hemostasis Research Group, CURE, Dig. Dis. Res. Ctr, Los                            Hepatology, Rochester, MN; Albany College of Pharmacy,
Angeles, CA; Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen                           Albany, NY and Department of Gastroenterology, University of
School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA and GI, VA                              NC, Chapel Hill, NC.
GLAHC, Los Angeles, CA.
                                                                                    P928. Mass Spectrometric Serum Markers of Colorectal
P919. Differences in the Prevalence and Distribution of                             Cancer
Colorectal Polyps Based on Gender and Ethnicity: A Prospective                      Katrin Stedronsky, PhD, Yilan Zhang, MSc, Douglas S. Barker,
Study                                                                               PhD, Research and Development, Miraculins Inc., Winnipeg,
Shaily Jain, MD, William D. Johnson, PhD, Anil Minocha, MD,                         MB, Canada.
Medicine and Preventive Medicine, University of Mississippi
Medical Center, Jackson, MS.                                                                              CLINICAL VIGNETTES

P920. Lifestyle or Resveratrol? Comparison of White and                             P929. A Unique Endoscopic Manifestation of Gastroduodenal
Red Wine Consumption and Colorectal Neoplasia                                       Cryptococcosis
Joseph C. Anderson, MD, Brendan J. Wiggins, MD, Zvi A.                                 2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Alpern, MD, Carol A. Martin, ANP, Patricia M. Hubbard-Ells,                         Marc A. Fiorillo, MD, Aron Barsky, MD, Mark Williams, MD,
ANP, Gastroenterology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.                     David Greenwald, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Montefiore
                                                                                    Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
P921. Cholestyramine – Useful Adjunct for the Treatment of
Fecal Incontinence                                                                  P930. A Challenging Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Stromal
Jose M. Remes-Troche, MD, Ramazan Ozturk, MD, Mary                                  Tumor (GIST)
Stessman, MD, Satish S.C. Rao, MD, FACG, Division of                                Omer K. Masood, MD, Kaleem M. Rizvon, MD, Perlman M.
Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine,                       Theodore, MD, Mustacchia J. Paul, MD, Gastroenterology,
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.                       Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY.

P922. Safety of a New Sodium Phosphate (NaP) Tablet                                 P931. A Case Presentation of Gastric Cryptosporidiosis in
Bowel Purgative vs a 2 L Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte                            an HIV Patient
Lavage Solution (PEG) Plus Bisacodyl Tablets                                        Alina Gory, MD, Richard Hwang, MD, Vishal Parekh, MD,
Alan Safdi, MD, Nav Grandhi, MD, Sandra Lottes, PharmD,                             Mojdeh Momeni, MD, Andrea N. Culliford, MD, Divisions of
William Forbes, PharmD, Kelli Walker, PharmD, Greater                               Medicine, Pathology & Gastroenterology, St. Barnabas Hospital,
Cincinnati Gastroenterology Associates, Cincinnati, OH;                             Bronx, NY.
Gastroenterology Research Consultants of Greater Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.



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P932. Laparoscopic Highly Selective Vagotomy for Recurrent            P945. A Rare Case of Acute Symptomatic Gastric Torsion
Duodenal Ulcer with or without Gastric Outlet Obstruction             Caused by Gastrostomy Tube Placement
Hiroaki Omori, MD, Akira Sasaki, MD, Go Wakabayashi, MD,              Julie T. Yang, MD, David S. Condon, MD, Department of
Surgery I, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Iwate, Israel.          Medicine, Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Medical
                                                                      Center, Loma Linda, CA.
P933. Normal Uptake of Technetium99 in Gastric Mucosa
Mimicking Active GI Bleeding                                          P946. A Rare Case of Primary Amyloidosis Presenting with
Rachel Koppelman, MD, Jaime Barkin, MD, MACG,                         Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL.        Julie T. Yang, MD, Jian Zhang, MD, Michael Walter, MD,
                                                                      Department of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology, Loma Linda
P934. The Association of Gastric Fundal Polyps and                    University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.
Long Term PPI Therapy – A Case Report
D. Gregory Ertel, MD, Internal Medicine, Division of                  P947. PolyFlex Wallstent Used To Close Gastrocutaneous
Gastroenterology, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center,            Fistula
West Reading, PA.                                                     Allen Blosser, MD, MACG, Carla Rowe, PA-C, Angel Waldo,
                                                                      RN, CGRN, Patrick Jackson, MD, GE Endoscopy, Fair Oaks
P935. Endoscopic Diagnosis of Primary Amyloidosis                     Hospital, Fairfax, VA and Surgery, Georgetown University,
Sheetal Sharma, MD, Jeffrey L. St. John, MD, Vinay Sood, DO,          Washington, DC.
David M. Jones, MD, Christopher C. Ashley, MD, Medicine,
Pathology, and Gastroenterology, Albany Medical College,              P948. Pigbel of the Stomach – A Rare Cause of Fulminant
Albany, NY.                                                           Gastric Necrosis
                                                                      Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, Harald L. Schoeppner, MD, Michael
P936. An Unusual Cause of Upper GI Bleeding: A Case Report            Flaherty, MD, Gordon Klatt, MD, Gastroenterology, Digestive
Mark J. Wegmann, MD, Luis A. Balart, MD, David A. Dulitz,             Health Specialists, Tacoma, WA.
MD, Gastroenterology, Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA.                                     P949. Hematemesis in a 49 Year-Old Male with Cocaine
                                                                      Induced Gastric Ischemia
P937. Young Patient with Gastric Adenocarcinoma with                  Timothy Laurie, DO, Thomas Martin, DO, Dean Silas, MD,
Lymphatic Spread to Lungs                                             Internal Medicine, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park
Sireesha Koppula, MD, John J. O’Brien, MD, Medicine,                  Ridge, IL.
Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL and Gastro-
enterology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE.           P950. Ischemic Gastritis: A Rare Case of Acute and Chronic
                                                                      Etiology
P938. Metallic Artifact on CT Scan Due to Antacid Ingestion           David M. Chaletsky, MD, Seth J. Richter, MD, David M. Jones,
in a Patient with a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer                         MD, Gastroenterology and Pathology, Albany Medical College,
Ernest Tsao, MD, Alissa Mark, MD, Jose Costa, MD, Haleh               Albany, NY.
Vaziri, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
University Hospital at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.                  P951. Fundic Gland Polyp
                                                                      Dihloren Peralta, MD, Abdul Qadir, MD, Rashid Anjum, MD,
P939. A Large Gastric Polyp Causing Iron Deficiency Anemia             Carl Guillaume, Gastroenterology, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx,
and Intermittent Gastric Outlet Obstruction                           NY.
Preeti Mehta, MD, Nilesh Mehta, MD, Phillip Holtzapple, MD,
Gastroenterology, SUNY Upstate Hospital, Syracuse, NY.                P952. Asymptomatic Gastric Metastasis from Breast Carcinoma
                                                                      Raja S. Vadlamudi, MD, Puneet Goenka, MD, Department of
P940. Gastric Trichobezoar Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis           Internal Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee
during Pregnancy                                                      State University, Johnson City, TN.
David S. Hodges, MD, Ja Frankfather, MD, Division of
Gastroenterology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Tech           P953. Breast Cancer Presenting with Paraneoplastic
University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX.                       Gastroparesis
                                                                      Kanwar R.S. Gill, MD, Peter A. Lee, MD, Kathleen Grant,
P941. Gastric Rupture Following a Roller Coaster Ride                 MD, Linda B. Nguyen, MD, William J. Snape, MD, Medicine,
Sameh S. Kamel, MD, Adnan Khdair, MD, Irwin Grosman, MD,              California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.
Gastroenterology, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
                                                                      P954. Evolution of the Pylorus from a Double to a Triple
P942. A Case of Gastric Sarcoidosis Presenting as Linitis             Lumen
Plastica                                                              Natalee S. Sansone, MD, H. Alan Schnall, MD, Kaumudi
Shashinath Chandrahasegowda, MD, Adnan Khdair, MD, Irwin              Somnay, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, New York Hospital
Grosman, MD, Gastroenterology, Long Island College Hospital,          Queens, Flushing, NY.
Brooklyn, NY.
                                                                      P955. Subserosal Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Presenting in
P943. A Case of Cytomegalovirus Gastritis in an Immuno-               an HIV Patient
competent Patient                                                     Veronica T. Dugan, MD, Gastroenterology, Louisiana State
Shashinath Chandrahasegowda, MD, Adnan Khdair, MD, Irwin              University, New Orleans, LA.
Grosman, MD, Gastroenterology, Long Island College Hospital,
Brooklyn, NY.                                                         P956. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: An Atypical Presentation
                                                                      of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
P944. Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed after Bariatric            Linda Di Teodoro, MD, Shilpa Reddy, DO, Kenneth Vega, MD,
Surgery                                                               Department of Gastroenterology and Department of Medicine,
Soujanya Chava, MD, Syed T. Bin-Sagheer, MD, Samuel Cemaj,            University of Florida HSC/Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL.
MD, Sumeet Mittal, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and
Hepatology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE.



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P957. Prophylactic Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy for                               P967. Schwannoma of Colon — A Case Report
Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer                                                   Adil M. Choudhary, MD, Shams Tabrez, MD, Frederick French,
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient                                     MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Institute,
   2006 ACG/AstraZeneca Clinical Vignette Award Recipient                           Roswell, NM.
Wesley Francis, MD, Daniald M. Rodrigues, MD, Nolan E.
Perez, MD, Fulvio Lonardo, MD, Donald Weaver, MD, John D.                           P968. Nitazoxanide and Treatment of Gastrointestinal
Webber, MD, Surgery/Internal Medicine/Pathology, Wayne State                        Infections/Parasitosis
University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.                                         William P. Stuppy, MD, Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA.

P958. Challenging Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer                                       P969. Fatal CMV Colitis in an Immunocompetent Patient
Jonathan F. Williams, DO, Sonu Dhillon, MD, Gastroenterology,                       Manojkumar Singh, MD, Michel-Jose Charles, MD, Dong Kim,
Hepatology and Nutrition, Loyola University Medical Center,                         MD, Hulya Levendoglu, MD, Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate
Maywood, IL.                                                                        Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Gastroenterology and Pathology,
                                                                                    Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
P959. Chronic Colonic Ischemia Mimicking Colon Cancer
and Presenting as a Recurrent Mass                                                  P970. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Causing Gastroparesis
Kumaravel Perumalsamy, MD, Gulam Khan, MD, Muhammad                                 with Ulcerating Gastritis and Pyloric Stricture
Abdullah, MD, Francis Steinheber, MD, Kadirawel Iswara, MD,                         Terry L. Jue, MD, Walter L. Trudeau, MD, Department of
Scott Tenner, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, Division of                          Gastroenterology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA.
Gastroenterology, Maimonides Medical Center, State University
of New York, Brooklyn, NY.                                                          P971. Chronic Gastrointestinal Infections/Parasitosis in
                                                                                    Clinical Practice
P960. Inspissated Barium Presenting as a Colonic Foreign                            William P. Stuppy, MD, Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA.
Body
Preeti Mehta, MD, Mandeep Singh, MD, Nilesh Mehta, MD,                              P972. Familial Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome: A Case Report and
Ronald Szyjkowski, MD, Gastroenterology, SUNY University                            Review of the Literature
Hospital, Syracuse, NY and Gastroenterology, VA, Syracuse, NY.                      Maninder Pabla, MD, Ashok Malani, MD, Chakshu Gupta, MD,
                                                                                    Jaswinder Singh, MD, Department of Medicine, HRMC, Saint
P961. Giant Villous Adenoma and the McKittrick-Wheelock                             Joseph, MO.
Syndrome
Victor S. Wang, MD, Christopher J. Russell, MD, John R.                             P973. Abdominal Pain in a 22 Year Old with Cystic Fibrosis
Saltzman, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and                             Stacy Prall, DO, David Schaefer, MD, Emily Suvock, DO,
Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA and Harvard Medical School,                            Michael Komar, MD, Gastroenterology, Geisinger Medical
Boston, MA.                                                                         Center, Danville, PA.

P962. Cytomegalovirus Rectal Ulcer in an Immunocompetent                            P974. Potential Benefit of Aminosalicylate Therapy for
Young Woman                                                                         Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Naima Mian, DO, Bethany DeVito, MD, Angela Kim, MD,                                 Jeffrey M. Aron, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, California
Tai-Ping Lee, MD, David Bernstein, MD, FACG, Division of                            Pacific Medical Center, Center for Inflammatory Bowel
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, North Shore                            Diseases, San Francisco, CA.
University Hospital, New York University School of Medicine,
Manhasset, NY and Division of Infectious Diseases, North                            P975. Manometric, Endoscopic and Histopathologic Correlates
Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY.                                           of Diffuse Esophageal Spasm Secondary to Eosinophilic
                                                                                    Esophagitis: Reversal with Corticosteroids
P963. Unusual Lymphoma Found on Routine Colonoscopy                                 Brant J. Lutsi, MD, Ikuo Hirano, MD, Rameez Alasadi, MD,
– What’s Hiding in Your Colon?                                                      Division of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University School of
Heather J. Pol, DO, Stacy G. Prall, DO, Martha S. Ghosh, MD,                        Medicine, Chicago, IL.
Gastroenterology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.
                                                                                    P976. A 56-Year-Old Man with Dysphagia and Necrotizing
P964. AIDS Associated Arteriopathy as Etiology of                                   Pneumonia
Non-Infectious Recto-Colonic Ulcerations in an Adult:                               Edward J. Frech, MD, Panagiotis H. Panagiotakis, MD, Robert
The First Reported Case                                                             Jones, MD, Iqbal Sandhu, MD, Mae Go, MD, GI Section, VA
Shivani Sood, MD, Oksana Yaskiv, MD, Bethany Devito, MD,                            SLC HCS, Salt Lake City, UT and Div of Gastro., Univ of Utah,
Tai-Ping Lee, MD, Joseph McGowan, MD, Ellen Kahn, MD,                               Salt Lake City, UT.
David Bernstein, MD, FACG, Division of Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition; Division of Infectious Diseases and                       P977. Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Benign
Division of Pathology, North Shore University Hospital–NYU                          Pneumomediastinum
School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY.                                                  Ahmed Sawah, MD, Abdul S. Khan, MD, Jabbour Nicola, MD,
                                                                                    Charles Berkelhammer, MD, FACG, Department of Medicine,
P965. Cecum Adenocarcinoma Protruding through the Anus.                             University of Illinois, Oak Lawn, IL.
Report of an Unusual Case
Masahiro Shinoda, MD, Hirofumi Kawakubo, MD, Tetsu                                  P978. Multiple Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) Events During
Hatano, MD, Tai Imori, MD, Seiichiro Ishii, MD, Surgery,                            Esophageal Function Testing (EFT) Masking Bolus Transit
Kawasaki Municipal Hospital, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.                             Interpretation
                                                                                    William J. Barlow, MD, Ryan D. Madanick, MD, Division of
P966. Schwannoma of the Sigmoid Colon                                               Gastroenterology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and
Lisa A. Oliva, DO, Paul Y. Kim, DO, Sean A. Connelly,                               Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami Miller School
DO, Peter J. Molloy, MD, Gastroenterology, The Western                              of Medicine, Miami, FL.
Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
                                                                                    P979. Acute Esophageal Necrosis: Black Esophagus and a
                                                                                    History of Renal Transplant
                                                                                    Ian L. Steele, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology,
                                                                                    and Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.


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P980. An Unusual Case of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding              P992. Pseudomelanosis of Barrett’s Esophagus, the Gastric
Arati Pratap, MD, Kleanthis Dendrinos, MD, Francis A. Farraye,        Antrum, Duodenum, and Jejunum
MD, Section of Gastroenterology, Boston University School of          Thomas A. Brown, MD, Gabrielle E. Teermann, MD, Costas H.
Medicine, Boston, MA.                                                 Kefalas, MD, Medicine and Pathology, Summa Health System,
                                                                      Akron, OH.
P981. “Steroids and Statins Induced Myopathy” and “Statins
Induced Cranial Nerve Dysfunction” an Under Recognized Cause          P993. A Case of Mucosal Bridges Associated with Idiopathic
of Dysphagia                                                          Esophageal Ulcers Treated with Argon Plasma Coagulation
Mahboob A. Khan, MBBS, Internal Medicine, Williamsport                Matthew Mukherjee, MD, Judy Oh, MD, Sedat Ekici, MD,
Hospital and Medical Center, Williamsport, PA.                        Adnan Khdair, MD, Irwin Grosman, MD, Gastroenterology, Long
                                                                      Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
P982. Treatment of Chronic Esophagitis Dissecans with
Swallowed Fluticasone                                                 P994. Achalasia Presenting as Stridor and Acute Respiratory
Sunil Patel, MD, Neil Phelan, MD, Barbara Banner, MD,                 Distress
Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, Gastroenterology and Pathology,            Jocelyne K. Miller, MD, David Katzka, MD, Medicine, University
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.            of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

P983. Esophageal Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis in a Patient         P995. Inlet Patch Presenting with Severe Life-Threatening
with Dysphagia                                                        Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Manojkumar Singh, MD, Susan Ramdhaney, MD, Vlado Simko,               Waqar A. Qureshi, MD, Andrew Dries, MD, Menaz Shafi, MD,
MD, Gerald Fruchter, MD, Ayse Aytaman, MD, Gastroenterology,          Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and VAMC, Houston, TX.
State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn,
NY and Gastroenterology, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System,              P996. Savary Dilatation and Botulinum Injections for a Patient
Brooklyn, NY.                                                         with Refractory Dysphagia after Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia
                                                                      William F. Shaheen, MD, Ashok N. Shah, MD, Gastroenterology
P984. Constant Pain Following Treatment of Herpes                     and Hepatology Division, University of Rocester Medical Center,
Esophagitis: A Case of Postherpetic Neuralgia                         Rochester, NY.
Reina D. Pai, MD, Meimin Xie, MD, Christopher C. Thompson,
MD, MSc, Department of Gastroenterology, Brigham and                  P997. Refractory Esophageal Stricture in Zollinger-Ellison
Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.                                         Syndrome Treated with a Removable Stent
                                                                      Amit Malhotra, MD, Alison Schneider, MD, Joyann Kroser, MD,
P985. Esophageal Intramural Pseudodiverticulosis Associated           Asyia Ahmad, MD, Gastroenterology, Drexel University College
with a Cervical Esophageal Web: Report of a Case                      of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
Amir Awad, MD, Seth Cohen, MD, Franklin Kasmin, MD, Gopal
Narasimhan, MD, Jerome Siegel, MD, MACG, Medicine, Beth               P998. Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus in a
Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.                                  27 Year Old – A Case Report
                                                                      Corey S. Brotz, MD, David N. Assis, MD, Mustafa Ahmed,
P986. Eosinophilic Esophagitis Complicated by Microperforation        MD, Cuckoo Choudhary, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
and Pneumomediastinitis Missed by an Esophagogram                     and Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Navakanth Gorrepati, MD, MPH, Laith H. Jamil, MD, Abhishek            Philadelphia, PA.
Swami, MD, Sung Yang, MD, IM and GI, William Beaumont
Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.                                              P999. Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Esophageal Perforation
                                                                      Shirley Meredith, MD, Valerie Siqueira, MD, Than Win, MBBS,
P987. Metastatic Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Presenting as              FACP, Steven Carpenter, MD, Dept of Internal Medicine,
a Nasal Cutaneous Lesion                                              Memorial Health University Medical Center, Mercer University
Judy Oh, MD, Adnan Khdair, MD, Irwin Grosman, MD,                     School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, Savannah, GA.
Gastroenterology, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
                                                                      P1000. Esophageal Actinomycosis
P988. Idiopathic Ulcerations of the Esophagus (IUE) in HIV            Satish Maryala, MD, Nolan E. Perez, MD, Chaitanya Chandravanka,
Infection with Positive Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody        MD, Murray N. Ehrinpreis, MD, Gastroenterology, Wayne State
(ASCA); Coincidence or Causation, a Case Report                       University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.
Hulya Levendoglu, MD, Gastroenterology, Brookdale
University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and              P1001. “Downhill” Variceal Hemorrhage Due to Central
Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.        Venous Catheter-Induced Superior Vena Caval Stenosis
                                                                      Saurabh S. Dhawan, MD, Medicine, University of Tennessee,
P989. Pseudodiverticulosis with Eosinophilic Esophagitis              Memphis, TN.
Catherine M. Tsai, MD, Brooks Cash, MD, James A. Butler,
MD, Gastroenterology, National Naval Medical Center Bethesda,         P1002. Esophageal Dysmotility Confirmed by Esophageal
Bethesda, MD and Gastroenterology, Endoscopic Surgical                Manometry in a Patient with Stiff-Man Syndrome and Dysphagia
Centre of Maryland-North, LLC, Rockville, MD.                         Todd N. Witte, MD, Marie L. Borum, MD, FACG, M. Aamir Ali,
                                                                      MD, Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases, The George
P990. A Case of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Missed with Multiple         Washington University, Washington, DC.
Endoscopic Biopsies
Rodolfo Guevara, MD, Ann Silverman, MD, Chan Ma, MD,                  P1003. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed Resulting from
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Pathology, Henry Ford         Aorto-Esophageal Fistula Following Endovascular Repair of
Health System, Detroit, MI.                                           Thoraco-Abdominal Aneurysm
                                                                      Thalia Mayes, MD, Benedict Maliakkal, MD, Gastroenterology
P991. Black Esophagus: More Common Than We Think?                     and Hepatology Division, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Jason N. Rogart, MD, Sarah S. Canavan, MD, Digestive
Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.




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    Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1004. A “Dizzying” Diagnosis: Esophageal Cancer                                    P1017. Multiple Sclerosis with Optic Neuritis in Crohn’s
Presenting as a Paraneoplastic Syndrome                                             Disease Patient Taking Adalimumab: A Case Report
Christopher A. Aoki, MD, Walter Trudeau, MD, Gastroenterology                       Noel B. Martins, MD, John K. Zawacki, MD, Gastroenterology,
and Hepatology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA.                    UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.

P1005. Large Bronchogenic Cyst – A Rare Cause of Dysphagia                          P1018. Use of Polyflex® Stent in Conjunction with Infliximab
Michael Zelenetz, MD, Kapil Gupta, MD, Tzvetan Kozarski,                            for Refractory Crohn’s Esophageal Stricture
MD, Joshua Burack, MD, Safak Reka, MD, Gastroenterology,                            Jacob M. Feagans, MD, Farshad Aduli, MD, David Victor,
Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Pathology, SUNY Downstate                               MD, Virendra Joshi, MD, Section of Gastroenterology, Tulane
Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.                                                       University, New Orleans, LA.

P1006. HSV Esophagitis in an Immunocompetent Individual                             P1019. Celiac Sprue Associated Membranoproliferative
Successfully Treated with Acycolvir                                                 Glomerulonephritis
Michael E. Kader, MD, Ashok Shah, MD, Gastroenterology,                             Sarat Kuppachi, MD, Radhika Pathalapati, MD, Naqi Idris, MD,
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.                                             Jinil Yoo, MD, Alfred Tannenberg, MD, Medicine, Our Lady of
                                                                                    Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, NY and Medicine, Metropolitan
P1007. Affect of One Dose of Zegerid® on a Four Day pH                              Hospital Center, Manhattan, NY.
Study in a Trauma Victim
Ken Brown, MD, GI, DHAT, Plano, TX.                                                 P1020. A Rare Thrombotic Complication of IBD
                                                                                    Sonia S. Kupfer, MD, Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, Section of
P1008. Stretta Antireflux Procedure for the Successful                               Gastroenterology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL.
Management of Severe and Unusual Regurgitant Problems
Scott Corbett, MD, Gastroenterology, Sarasota Memorial                              P1021. Crohn’s Disease Manifested as Rhinitis
Hospital, Sarasota, FL.                                                             Ari J. Wiesen, MD, Philip Perlman, MD, Blanche Fung Liu,
                                                                                    Seymour Katz, MD, MACG, FACP, Department of Medicine,
P1009. Inflammatory Pseudotumor Mimicking Invasive                                   Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY;
Esophageal Cancer on Endoscopic Ultrasound: A Report of                             Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, North Shore
Two Cases                                                                           Long Island Jewish Medical System, Manhasset, NY and
Matthew Wisdom, MD, Jason Conway, MD, Joseph                                        Department of Otolaryngology and Otorhinolaryngology, North
Romagnuolo, MD, Robert Hawes, MD, Department of Internal                            Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY.
Medicine, and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.                               P1022. Novel Treatment of Esophageal Crohn’s Disease
                                                                                    with Swallowed Fluticasone Proprionate
P1010. Spontaneous Acute Mediastinitis Secondary to Rupture                         Edwin J. Lai, MD, Sandra R. Cerda, MD, Jaime A. Oviedo,
Esophageal Diverticula in Patient with Esophageal Diverticulosis                    MD, Section of Gastroenterology and Department of Pathology,
Houssam Al Kharrat, MD, Elias Ghandour, MD, Ralph Paone,                            Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
MD, Qahtan Malki, MD, Wael Tello, MD, Department of Internal
Medicine, and Departmant of Surgery, Covenant Medical                               P1023. “Kidney Biopsy” Via Upper Endoscopy: An Unusual
Center, Lubbock, TX.                                                                Case of Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease
                                                                                    John O. Clarke, MD, Jon M. Davison, MD, Mary L. Harris, MD,
P1011. Inlet Patch Presenting as a Peptic Stricture                                 Gastroenterology and Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Jason N. Rogart, MD, Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, Digestive                                Baltimore, MD.
Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
                                                                                    P1024. Easy Bruising and Coagulopathy in a Crohn’s
P1012. Life-Threatening Venous Thromboses in Two Pediatric                          Disease Patient on Maintenance Ciprofloxacin
Patients Receiving Infliximab for Treatement of Inflammatory                          Todd N. Witte, MD, Ginsberg L. Allen, MD, Division of
Bowel Disease                                                                       Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases, The George Washington
Lori Mahajan, MD, Lisa Feinberg, MD, Vera Hupertz, MD,                              University, Washington, DC.
Robert Wyllie, MD, Marsha Kay, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.                                                    P1025. Pancreatitis Induced by Topical 5-Aminosalicylic Acid
                                                                                    Soon-Il Song, MD, Torre Morgan, MD, Gastroenterology, Mount
P1013. Isoretinoin-Associated Ulcerative Colitis                                    Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.
Rizwan Ahmed, MD, Michael Pezzone, MD, PhD, Gastroenterology,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.                            P1026. Colonic Varices Secondary to Superior Mesenteric
                                                                                    Vein Stenosis in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease
P1014. Listeria Monocytogenes (LM) Bacteremia After                                 Todd N. Witte, MD, Christopher R. Entwisle, MD, Marie
Infliximab for Crohn’s Disease (CD)                                                  L. Borum, MD, FACG, M. Aamir Ali, MD, Division of
Leyla Ghazi, MD, Cuckoo Choudhary, MD, Leo C. Katz, MD,                             Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases, The George Washington
Kathleen Squires, MD, David Kastenberg, MD, Medicine,                               University, Washington, DC.
Thomas Jefferson University, Phila, PA.
                                                                                    P1027. Anorectal Tuberculosis Mimicking Crohn’s Disease
P1015. Ataxia and Slurred Speech Following Severe Pouchitis                         Jae W. Nam, MD, Charles G. Nesmith, MD, Matthew M.
Dia T. Simmons, MD, Surbhi Leekha, MBBS, Robert Sedlack,                            Mcmahon, MD, Jan-Michael Klapproth, MD, Kamil M. Obideen,
MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Internal Medicine,                         MD, Mohammad A. Wehbi, MD, Gastroenterology, Emory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.                                                         University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA and Int Medicine,
                                                                                    Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
P1016. A Case of S. aureus Enterocolitis
Shyam J. Thakkar, MD, Radheshyam Agrawal, MD, Department
of Gastroenterology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.




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P1028. Rifaximin Antibiotic Therapy Followed by Flora-Q               P1039. The Appendix: A Possible Reservoir for Clostridium
Probiotic Therapy for Patients with Flares of Crohn’s Disease         difficile
Despite 6-Mercaptopurine Maintenance Therapy: A Case Series           Lori A. Mahajan, MD, Vera Hupertz, MD, Suresh Mahajan,
of “Ecologic Niche” Therapy                                           MD, Feinberg Lisa, MD, DiFiore John, MD, Pediatric
David B. Doman, MD, FACG, Howard J. Goldberg, MD, FACG,               Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Martin I. Golding, MD, FACG, School of Medicine, George
Washington University, Washington, DC.                                P1040. Protein Losing Enteropathy – An Unusual Presenting
                                                                      Symptom of Wilms Tumor
P1029. Crohn’s Disease Presenting as Fever of Unknown                 Lisa A. Feinberg, MD, Pramodha Muniyappa, MD, Lori
Origin                                                                Mahajan, MD, Robert Wyllie, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Philip Koszyk, MD, FACG, Don Stacy, MD, Gastroenterology,             Hepatology, & Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Digestive Disease Consultants, LTD., Normal, IL and Radiation
Oncology, Cancer Care Associates, Normal, IL.                         P1041. Transmission of Donor Melanoma after OLT in a
                                                                      Teenager with Urea Cycle Defect – A Case Report
P1030. “Strong Work”: An Unusual Cause of Clinical                    Lara Bauman, CNP, Judy Splawski, MD, Ray Redline,
Deterioration in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis on 6-MP            MD, Samra S. Blanchard, MD, Peditaric Gastroenterology
Ronald C. Lee, MD, Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical              and Pediatric Pathology, University Hospitals of Cleveland,
Center, New York, NY.                                                 Cleveland, OH.

P1031. Case Report of a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis               P1042. Hepatic Sarcoidosis: An Unusual Cause of Pediatric
(UC), Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), and Pyostomatitis         Liver Dysfunction
Vegetans (PSV) Undergoing Infliximab Therapy                           Elizabeth A. Schaefer, MD, Marian D. Pfefferkorn, MD,
Mahesh Tipirneni, MD, Meena Narayanan, MD, Stuart A.                  Girish Subbarao, MD, Jean P. Molleston, MD, Pediatric
Torgerson, MD, Christine Dewitt, MD, Bruce R. Bacon, MD,              Gastroenterology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN.
FACG, Deepali Rastogi, MD, Raymond L. Farrell, MD, IM,
SAVAHCS, Tucson, AZ; GI, SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL; GI, SLU-            P1043. Conservative Management of Grade IV Liver Laceration
SOM, St. Louis, MO and MMC, Springfield, IL.                           with Hepatic and Bile Duct Injury in Pediatric Patient Using
                                                                      ERCP Stenting and Percutaneous Drainage
P1032. Cheilitis Granomatosa: Crohn’s Disease of the Lip?             Joseph E. Hancock, MD, Hua Chen, Medical Student, Ronny
Ari J. Wiesen, MD, Seymour Katz, MD, MACG, FACP,                      W. Ford, MD, Grace H. Sun, FNP, Christopher J. Blewitt, MD,
Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center,            Gastroenterology (private), University Medical Center, Lubbock,
New Hyde Park, NY and Department of Gastroenterology, North           TX; School of Medicine, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center,
Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Manhasset, NY.                Lubbock, TX and Surgery, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center/
                                                                      University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX.
P1033. Adenocarcinoma of Ileoanal Pouch: A Rare
Complication in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease                        P1044. Appendicial Orifice Inflammation and Hematochezia
Seth A. Gross, MD, John R. Cangemi, MD, Gastroenterology              in an Adolescent
and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.                        Marian D. Pfefferkorn, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology/
                                                                      Hepatology/Nutrition, Indiana University School of Medicine–
P1034. Intussusception in a Young Patient with Ulcerative             Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.
Colitis
Alex Novogrudsky, MD, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG,                   P1045. Colon Cancer Masquerading as Inflammatory Bowel
Division of Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx,        Disease
NY.                                                                   Christine A. Carter-Kent, MD, Kaplan Barbara, MD, Hupertz
                                                                      Vera, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic
P1035. Microscopic Colitis: Always Microscopic and Always             Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
in the Colon?
Constantinos P. Anastassiades, MD, Dawn D. Ferguson, MD,              P1046. Novel Use of Rifaximin for Treatment of Secretory
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College        Diarrhea in a Pediatric Patient with Biliary Diversion
of Medicine, Rochester, MN.                                           Vera F. Hupertz, MD, Julie Corder, RN, Lori Mahajan, MD,
                                                                      Rita Steffen, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and
P1036. Rifaximin in the Treatment of Refractory Crohn’s               Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Disease
Warren Finkelstein, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology/Internal               P1047. Gastric Ulcer Due to Helicobacter heilmannii in a
Medicine, The Gastroenterology Group of New Jersey, Glen              Pediatric Patient
Ridge, NJ.                                                            Jeffrey Ho, MD, David A. Gremse, MD, FACG, Department of
                                                                      Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas,
P1037. Ameboma: An Unusual Finding in an Asymptomatic                 NV.
Patient
Theodore M. Perlman, MD, Kaleem M. Rizvon, MD, Omer K.                P1048. The Endoscopic Appearance of a Gastrointestinal
Masood, MD, Krisnayer Subramani, MD, Paul J. Mustacchia,              Stromal Tumor in a Pediatric Patient
MD, Gastroenterology, Nassau University Medical Center, East          Pramodha Muniyapppa, MD, Marsha Kay, MD, Lisa Feinberg,
Meadow, NY.                                                           MD, Lori Mahajan, MD, Robert Wyllie, MD, Pediatric
                                                                      Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
P1038. Rectal Adenocarcinoma Associated with Prostate
Radiation                                                             P1049. Endoscopic Diagnosis of Colo-Colonic Intussusception
Soon-IL Song, MD, Ifat Kamin, MD, Kinnari Kher, MD,                   Judy Oh, MD, Matthew Mukherjee, MD, Brian Wolfman, MD,
Manish Tandon, MD, Julio C. Ayala, MD, Internal Medicine,             Adnan Khdair, MD, Irwin Grosman, MD, Gastroenterology, Long
Department of Gastroenterology, Mount Auburn Hospital,                Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA.




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    Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1050. Metastatic Prostate Cancer Presenting as Occult                              P1061. Prospective Randomized Trial of Cefoperazone-
Gastrointestinal Bleeding                                                           Sulbactam Versus Ceftazidime Plus Amikacin and Metronidazole
Praveena G. Velamati, MD, Kimberley Studeman, MD,                                   in the Treatment of Intra-Abdominal Infections
Parviz Nikoomanesh, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases and                          Subodh Varshney, MS, FRCS, A. Chandra, MCh, Puneet Dhar,
Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical                              MCh, Satish Dharap, MS, Amitabh Goel, MS, Rajesh Gupta,
Center, Baltimore, MD.                                                              MS, J. Hardikar, MS, V.K. Kapoor, MS, FACS, FRCS, A.K.
                                                                                    Mathur, MS, Modi Pankaj, MS, M.K. Ramesh, MS, Hariharan
P1051. Intussusception as a Complication of Colonoscopy                             Ramesh, MS, M. Narwaria, MS, S. Shah, MS, R.A. Sastry,
Kiran Kumar R. Mangalpally, MD, Vijaya M. Dasari, MD,                               MS, S. Singh, MS, M.R. Sreevastha, MS, O.V. Sudheer,
Prasanna V. Gulur, MD, Richard Petrillo, MD, Zev Carrey, MD,                        MS, Surgical Gastroenterology and MASCOT Group, Bhopal
Bangaruraju Kolanuvada, MD, Swaminath Iyer, MD, Internal                            Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal, MP, India.
Medicine, The Mount Vernon Hospital, Mount Vernon, NY and
Gastroenterology, Suny Downstate, Brooklyn, NY.                                     P1062. Digestive Diseases in the American Indian Population
                                                                                    of the U.S. Central Plains: Disparities in Prevalence, Screening,
P1052. Successful Management of Peristomal Variceal                                 and Treatment
Bleeding with Coil Embolization in a Patient with                                   Bob Kizer, MD, Gleb Haynatzki, PhD, Harry Lazarte,
Decompensated Cirrhosis                                                             MD, Reshma Patel, John O’Brien, MD, Asma Dajani,
Prabhjot S. Nijjar, MD, Ramesh Koka, MD, Girish Anand, MD,                          Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and College of Medicine,
Paul Brady, MD, Philip O. Katz, MD, Gastroenterology, Albert                        Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE.
Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
                                                                                    P1063. Anal Cancer in Ontario, 1971-2002: The Relationship
P1053. Coexisting CFT and SPINK1 Mutations in a Child                               to Socioeconomic Status, Gender and the HIV Epidemic
with Severe Chronic Pancreatitis                                                    Jill Tinmouth, MD, Lawrence Paszat, MD, Linda Rabeneck, MD,
Girish Sharma, MD, Leonard J. Newman, MD, Michael S.                                FACG, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, Toronto,
Halata, MD, Stuart H. Berezin, MD, Marvin S. Medow, PhD,                            ON, Canada; Medicine and Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook
Howard E. Bostwick, MD, Pediatrics, New York Medical                                Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.
College, Valhalla, NY.
                                                                                    P1064. Treatment Outcomes to Peg-Interferon and Ribavirin
P1054. Colitis in a Patient with Chronic Leukemia                                   in a Government Sponsored Clinic for an Underserved Population
Andelka D. LoSavio, MD, Alana Bunnag, David T. Rubin, MD,                           with Chronic Hepatitis C
Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, University                     Johanna Iturrino, MD, Carlos J. Romero, MD, Carlos J.
of Chicago, Chicago, IL.                                                            Sanchez, MD, Vanessa Velazquez, BS, Adelaida Ortiz, MD,
                                                                                    Pablo J. Costas, MD, Esther A. Torres, MD, MACG, Department
P1055. Splenic Rupture as a Complication of Colonoscopy                             of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Michael E. Kader, MD, Ashok N. Shah, MD, Gastroenterology,
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.                                             P1065. Hepatic Effects of Lovastatin Exposure in Patients
                                                                                    with Differing Types of Liver Disease
P1056. Recto-Prostatic Fistula: A Serious Complication of                           T.R. Levin, MD, A. Avins, MD, M. Manos, PhD, L. Ackerson,
Radiation Therapy                                                                   PhD, W. Zhao, MS, R. Murphy, D.J. Watson, PhD, P. Hwang,
William Sanchez, MD, Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, DO, Division                            PhD, A. Replogle, J.G. Levine, MD, Div of Research, Kaiser
of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of                            Permanente (KP), Oakland, CA and MRL, Merck & Co Inc.,
Medicine, Rochester, MN.                                                            Blue Bell, PA.
P1057. A Combined Medical-Surgical Approach for                                     P1066. Treatment of Crohn’s Disease in a University-Based
Treatment of Fulminant Colitis Due to Clostridium difficile                          Gastroenterology Clinic: Is Our Standard of Care the Optimal
Shilen V. Lakhani, MD, Nalini K. Sharma, MD, Jason P. Granet,                       Care?
MD, Timothy R. Koch, MD, Gastroenterology and Surgery,                              Jeffrey Weissman, MD, Gordon Hunt, MD, Garvie John, MD,
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.                                         Patel Derek, MD, Medicine, University of California, San Diego,
                                                                                    San Diego, CA.
P1058. Spontaneous Necrosis of Colonic Polyps
David R. Cave, MD, PhD, Roger D. Mitty, MD, Anisha Varma-                           P1067. Natalizumab for Induction of Remission in Crohn’s
Wilson, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, St. Elizabeth’s                           Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Medical Center of Boston, Boston, MA.                                               Angela Bradley, MD, Mohamed O. Othman, MD, Richard
                                                                                    Hoffman, MD, Praveen K. Roy, MD, Dept of Medicine,
P1059. Tongue and Colon MALT Lymphoma with No Other                                 University of New Mexico/NMVAHCS, Albuquerque, NM and
GI Involvement                                                                      Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
Houssam Al Kharrat, MD, David Cummings, MD, Elias
Ghandour, MD, Ramzi Dakour, MS III, Internal Medicine,                              P1068. Impact of Crohn’s Disease and Treatment with
Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, TX; Internal Medicine/                            Certolizumab Pegol 400 mg Every Four Weeks on Patient-
Medical Oncology, Covenant Medical Center/Joe Arrington                             Reported Health Status: Data from PRECiSE 2
Cancer Center, Lubbock, TX and School of Medicine, Texas                            Brian G. Feagan, MD, Dorothy L. Keininger, BS Pharm,
Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX.                                Geoffroy Coteur, PhD, Stefan Schreiber, MD, Robarts Clinical
                                                                                    Trials, Robarts Research Institute, London, ON, Canada; Global
                           OUTCOMES RESEARCH                                        Health Outcomes Research, UCB, Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium;
                                                                                    SGS, SGS Life Sciences Services, Mechelen, Belgium and
P1060. Does Gender Disparity Remain in GI Practice?                                 Medicine, Christian-Albrechts Univ, Kiel, Germany.
A 10 Year Prospective Cohort Study
   2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
   2006 ACG Radhika Srinivasan Gender Based Research
Award Recipient
Aparajita Singh, MD, Suriya V. Sastri, MD, Carol Burke, MD,
Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH and Willowbrook, IL.


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P1069. PRECisE 2 Data Demonstrate a High Association                                     INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
between Work Productivity, Daily Activities and Clinical
Endpoints in Crohn’s Disease                                           P1077. Laparoscopic Restorative Proctocolectomy:
Martin C.J. Brown, MSc, Ole Østergaard Thomsen, MD, Oana               Is the Anastomosis Compromised?
Purcaru, PhD, Stefan Schreiber, MD, Global Health Outcomes             Christopher M. Foglia, MD, David S. Bub, MD, Stephen R.
Research, UCB, Slough, United Kingdom; Gastroenterology,               Gorfine, MD, Joel J. Bauer, MD, Surgery, The Mount Sinai
Herlev Univ. Hosp, Copenhagen, Denmark; LACO, Diegem,                  Hospital, New York, NY.
Belgium and Medicine, Christian-Albrechts Univ, Kiel, Germany.
                                                                       P1078. Budesonide in the Treatment of Antibiotic Refractory
P1070. Treatment with Certolizumab Pegol 400 mg Improves               Pouchitis: An Open Label, Non-Blinded Trial
Work Productivity and Daily Activities in Patients with Crohn’s        Simon Lichtiger, MD, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai
Disease: PRECiSE 2 Data                                                Medical Center, New York, NY.
Martin C.J. Brown, MSc, Brian G. Feagan, MD, Laetitia C.
Gerlier, MSc, Stefan Schreiber, MD, Global Health Outcomes             P1079. Alternate Day Steroid Therapy for Crohn’s Disease:
Research, UCB, Slough, United Kingdom; Robarts Clinical                Long Term Effects on Remission and Bone Mineral Density
Trials, Robarts Research Institute, London, ON, Canada;                Pradnya Mitroo, MD, Leyla Ghazi, MD, Anthony Infantolino,
Biopharma, Keyrus, Levallois-Perret, France and Medicine,              MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Thomas Jefferson
Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany.                         University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

P1071. Improved Health-Related Quality of Life after                   P1080. Role of Infliximab in Ulcerative Colitis: A Systematic
Certolizumab Pegol 400 mg Every Four Weeks in Patients                 Review
with Crohn’s Disease: Data from PRECiSE 2                              Tuhama Rihani, BS, Mohamed O. Othman, MD, Richard
Brian G. Feagan, MD, Dorothy L. Keininger, BS Pharm,                   Hoffman, MD, Praveen K. Roy, MD, Department of Medicine,
Geoffroy Coteur, PhD, Stefan Schreiber, MD, Robarts Clinical           University of New Mexico/NMVAHCS, Albuquerque, NM and
Trials, Robarts Research Institute, London, ON, Canada; Global         Department of Medicine, University of Missouri/HTVAMC,
Health Outcomes Research, UCB, Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium;               Columbia, MO.
SGS, SGS Life Science Services, Mechelen, Belgium and
Medicine, Christian-Albrechts Univ, Kiel, Germany.                     P1081. Importance of Serum Cortisol Levels in Inflammatory
                                                                       Bowel Disease
P1072. A Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Ischemic               Helder Cardoso, MD, Amadeu C.R. Nunes, MD, Armanda Cruz,
Colitis                                                                MD, Carlos C. Santos, MD, Fernando Tavarela Veloso, PhD,
L. Chang, K.H. Kahler, M.J. Cziraky, J. Kralstein, CURE, UCLA,         Serviço Gastrenterologia, Hospital S. João, Porto, Portugal.
Los Angeles, CA; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover,
NJ and HealthCore Inc., Wilmington, DE.                                P1082. Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Play a Key Role in
                                                                       the Efficacy of GM-CSF in Murine IBD Models
P1073. Canadian IBS Observational Study Shows Tegaserod                Satheesh K. Sainathan, PhD, Eyad Hanna, MD, Kumar S.
Patients Have Greater Improvements in QoL as Compared to               Bishnupuri, PhD, John Parkinson, PhD, Marco Colonna, MD,
the Control Group                                                      PhD, Shrikant Anant, PhD, Brian K. Dieckgraefe, MD, PhD,
P. Pare, MD, J. Gray, MD, S. Lam, MD, R. Balshaw,                      Gastroenterology, and Berlex Laboratories and Pathology and
PhD, S. Khorasheh, MA, M. Barbeau, BA, S. Kelly, PhD,                  Immunology, Washington University in St. Louis SOM, St. Louis,
M. Omar, PhD, Centre Hospitalier Affilie Universitaire de               MO.
Quebec, Quebec, QC, Canada; Hawse Clinic, Calgary,
AB, Canada; Syreon Corporation, Vancouver, Canada;                     P1083. Effect of Teduglutide in Patients with Moderate-
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Inc., Dorval, Canada and Novartis             Severe Crohn’s Disease after 20 Weeks of Daily Therapy
Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover.                                    Alan L. Buchman, MD, Seymour Katz, MD, Michael Shnaidman,
                                                                       PhD, David Jacobs, MD, Division of Gastroenterology,
P1074. Quality of Life (QOL) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease              Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago,
(IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A Pilot Comparison           IL; Long Island Jewish Health Systems, Long Island, NY and
of Clinic (CL) and Online Respondents (OLR)                            NPS Pharmaceuticals, Parsippany, NJ.
Tiffany N. Havlicek, MS, Jason Bratten, BS, Margo Klein,
RN, Laurie Keefer, PhD, Michael P. Jones, MD, Division of              P1084. Fibronectin Is Transcriptionally Upregulated in
Gastroenterology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.                DSS-Induced Colitis in Mice
                                                                       Rahul Bajaj, MD, Vasantha Kolachala, PhD, J.D. Ritzenthaler,
P1075. Impact of 0.5mg QD, 1mg QD and 1.0mg BID Alosetron              J. Roman, MD, Shanti Sitaraman, MD, PhD, Division of
Hydrochloride on Patient Satisfaction with IBS Treatment in            Digestive Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Women with Chronic, Severe Diarrhea-Predominant IBS (D-IBS)
Vanessa Z. Ameen, MD, Susan H. Gordon, MS, Marquita A.                 P1085. Capsule Endoscopy (CE) in Patients with Known IBD:
West, BS, Amy T. Heath, MS, Eric G. Carter, MD, PhD, Clinical          Frequency of Findings, and Influence on Medical and Surgical
Pharmacology and Discovery Medicine, Clinical Development,             Management Are Based upon the Indication for CE
and Statistics, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.           Stephanie Santos, MD, Jonathan Erber, MD, Peter Legnani,
                                                                       MD, Blair Lewis, MD, Simon Lichtiger, MD, James
P1076. What Shapes Provider Behavior When Prescribing                  George, MD, William Erber, MD, Asher Kornbluth, MD,
NSAIDs?                                                                Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York,
Aaron Woofter, MD, Aanand D. Naik, MD, Neena S. Abraham,               NY; Gastroenterology, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY and
MD, MSCE, Medicine-Division of Gastroenterology Health                 Gastroenterology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Services Research, and Houston Center of Quality of Care and
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    Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1086. Sustained Steroid-Free Clinical Remission in Patients                        P1094. 5-ASA Prescription Refill Rates for Ulcerative Colitis
with Moderate to Severe Crohn’s Disease Treated                                     Are Independent of Formulation and Dosing Regimens
with Adalimumab                                                                     Simon H. Magowan, MD, Sunanda Kane, MD, Jeffrey L. Lange,
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, M.A. Kaam, MD, J.F. Colombel,                               PhD, Research & Development, P&G Pharmaceuticals, Mason,
MD, W.J. Sandborn, MD, P. Rutgeerts, MD, J.D. Kent, MD,                             OH and Gastroenterology, University of Chicago Hospitals,
P.F. Pollack, MD, Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago,                         Chicago, IL.
IL; Medicine, St. Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, United Kingdom;
Gastroenterology, CHU Lille, Lille, France; Research, Mayo                          P1095. Corticosteroid Use Influenced Bone Mineral Density
Clinic, Rochester, MN; Gastroenterology, University Hospital                        Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
of Gathuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; Immunology Development,                            Marie L. Borum, MD, FACG, Chin Hee Kim, MD, Division
Abbott, Abbott Park, IL and Immunology Development, Abbott,                         of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George Washington
Parsippany, NJ.                                                                     University, Washington, DC.

P1087. Adalimumab for Patient’s with Crohn’s Perianal Fistulas                      P1096. The Impact of Crohn’s Disease on Workforce
Leah R. Griggs, MD, Paul Wise, MD, Alan Herline,                                    Participation and Productivity in the Workplace and Household
MD, Roberta Muldoon, MD, David A. Schwartz, MD,                                     B. Sands, S. Hass, J. White, D. Miller, Mass Gen Hosp,
Gastroenterology-IBD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and                      Boston.
Colorectal Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
                                                                                    P1097. Endoscopically Measured Mucosal Healing Correlated
P1088. Indications for Proctocolectomy and Surgical Outcomes                        with Response to Therapy in Moderately Active UC
in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Primary                              David T. Rubin, MD, Bruce R. Yacyshyn, MD, David Ramsey,
Sclerosing Cholangitis                                                              MS, Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, Gastroenterology, University of
Timothy Smith, MD, Prabhakar Swaroop, MD, Division of Gastro-                       Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL; Research & Development, P&G
enterology and Hepatology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.                     Pharmaceuticals, Mason, OH and Gastroenterology, Hospital of
                                                                                    the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
P1089. Impact of Infliximab History on the Efficacy of
Adalimumab in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active                           P1098. Interobserver Variability in the Histologic Diagnosis
Luminal and/or Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease — Week 4 Results                         of Microscopic Colitis
of an Open-Label Study                                                              David Limsui, MD, Darrell S. Pardi, MD, Susan C. Abraham,
Joaquín Hinojosa, MD, F. Gomollon, MD, E. Ricart, MD, M.                            MD, Jason T. Lewis, MD, Schuyler O. Sanderson, MD, Thomas
Mínguez, MD, R. Calderón, MD, F. Barreiro, MD, M.A. Gassull,                        C. Smyrk, MD, Patricia P. Kammer, Ross A. Dierkhising,
MD, Digestive, Hosp. de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain; Digestive,                        Alan R. Zinsmeister, PhD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Hosp. Clinico Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain; Digestive, Hosp.                       Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Biostatistics, Mayo
Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain; Digestive, Hosp. Clínico Univ,                          Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
Valencia, Spain; Digestive, Hosp. Txagorritxu, Bilbao, Spain;
Digestive, Hosp. Univ. de Santiago, La Coruña, Spain and                            P1099. Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a
Digestive, Hosp. Germans Trias I Pujol, Barcelona, Spain.                           National Hospital in Lima – Peru
                                                                                    Hugo Cedron, MD, Alejandro Piscoya, MD, Raul De los Rios,
P1090. Ulcerative Colitis Is Associated with a Paucity of                           MD, Jorge Huerta-Mercado, MD, Jose Pinto, MD, Alejandro
Colonic T Regulatory Lymphocytes                                                    Bussalleu, MD, Gastroenterology, Hospital Nacional Cayetano
   2006 ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award Recipient                                   Heredia, Lima, Peru.
John B. Alberty, MD, James E. Crowe, MD, Department of
Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Lexington, KY and                         P1100. Patient Perceptions of the Risks and Benefits of
Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital,                           Infliximab for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nashville, TN.                                                                      Corey A. Siegel, MD, Campbell Levy, MD, Todd A. Mackenzie,
                                                                                    Bruce E. Sands, MD, Section of Gastroenterology, Dartmouth-
P1091. Elevated Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer and Effects                         Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH and GI Unit,
of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders in Veterans Patients                             Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Retrospective
Cohort Study                                                                        P1101. Investigation of the Pharmacokinetic Properties of
Tzuyung D. Kou, MPH, Williams A. Blumentals, PhD, Bruce R.                          Certolizumab Pegol, an Anti-TNF Agent
Yacyshyn, MD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western                          Mark Baker, MSc, Sue Stephens, PhD, Biology, UCB Celltech
Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; University of Miami Leonard                      Ltd., Slough, United Kingdom.
M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL and University of
Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.                                     P1102. Is Coronary Artery Disease an Extraintestinal
                                                                                    Manifestation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
P1092. Capsule Endoscopy in Patients with Suspected and                                2006 ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award Recipient
Known Crohn’s Disease: Correlation with IBD Serology                                Robin S. Midian-Singh, MD, Rajashekhar R. Sappati Biyyani,
Jonathan A. Erber, MD, William F. Erber, MD, FACG, Ilana                            MD, Suresh Alagugurusamy, MD, Suresh Uppalapu, MD,
Harwayne-Gidansky, MD, Susan Sagiv, Gastroenterology, SUNY                          Nabil Fahmy, MD, Elizabeth Baum, MD, Paul Lebovitz, MD,
Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; SUNY Downstate                              Gastroenterology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY and Gastroenterology,                             and Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio University College of
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.                                            Medicine Affliated Hospitals of Canton, Canton, OH.

P1093. Fecal ASCA Measurements in the Assessment of                                 P1103. A Recursive Partitioning Based Clinical Prediction
Pediatric Patients with Known or Suspected Crohn’s Disease                          Rule for Long Term Response to Infliximab in Patients with
Vivian Tang, BA, Thomas R. Walker, MD, Tracee M. Saslowsky,                         Crohn’s Disease
MSN, Kimberly Ong, BA, Krsta Tygrett, BS, James H. Boone,                           Brian L. Bressler, MD, Joshua R. Korzenik, MD, Bruce E.
MS, Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc, Department of Gastroenerology                           Sands, MD, Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital,
and Nutrition, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard                               Boston, MA.
Medical School, Boston, MA and Techlab, Inc., Techlab, Inc.,
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                                                               Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1104. Patients’ Experiences of Living with Ulcerative                   P1112. Reduced Immunostaining of c-kit Receptors in
Colitis: Findings from a Large Survey of the Crohn’s and Colitis         Mucosal Mast Cells of IBD Patients Is Not Due to Mast Cell
Foundation of America (CCFA)                                             Overactivation
Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic,                Ashkan Farhadi, MD, MS, Ali Keshavarzian, MD, Shriram
Rochester, MN.                                                           Jakate, MD, Maliha Shaikh, MS, Jeremy Z. Fields, PhD, Ali
                                                                         Banan, PhD, Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Rush
P1105. MMX Mesalamine Is Well Tolerated in Patients with                 University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Active Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis: Pooled Analysis of
Adverse Events from Three Randomized Studies                             P1113. Geographic and Temporal Variations in the Mortality
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, Michael A. Kamm, MD, William J.                from Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Sandborn, MD, Geert D’Haens, MD, Karen Barrett, Raymond                  Amnon Sonnenberg, MD, Gastroenterology, P3-GI, Portland VA
E. Joseph, MD, Gastroenterology, Pennsylvania University,                Medical Center, Portland, OR.
Philadelphia; St Mark’s, London, United Kingdom; Mayo Clinic,
Rochester; Imelda General Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium; Shire            P1114. Induction, Maintenance, and Sustainability of the
Pharmaceuticals Inc., Basingstoke, United Kingdom and Shire              Healing of Draining Fistulas in Patients with Crohn’s Disease
Pharmaceuticals Inc., Wayne, PA.                                         Treated with Adalimumab: Results of the CHARM Study
                                                                             2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
P1106. Disability in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases:                     David Schwartz, MD, P. Rutgeerts, MD, J.F. Colombel, MD,
Impact of Awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act               W.J. Sandborn, MD, S.B. Hanauer, MD, J.D. Kent, MD, P.F.
Nicholas J. Procaccini, MD, JD, Stephen J. Bickston, MD,                 Pollack, MD, Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center,
Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, University of Virginia,         Nashville, TN; Gastroenterology, Univ. Hospital of Gathuisberg,
Charlottesville, VA.                                                     Leuven, Belgium; Gastroenterology, CHU Lille, Lille, France;
                                                                         Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Medicine, University of
P1107. Conduct of Clinical Trials in UC: Impact of                       Chicago, Chicago, IL; Immunology Development, Abbott, Abbott
Independent Scoring of Endoscopic Severity on Results of                 Park, IL and Immunology Development, Abbott, Parsippany, NJ.
a Randomised Controlled Trial
Maria T. Abreu, MD, Simon P.L. Travis, DPhil, Rachel M.                                    FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS
Cooney, MD, Milan Lukas, MD, Eugenuiusz Butruk, MD,
Iskren Kotzev, MD, Bryan F. Warren, FRCPath, Piotr W.                    P1115. Symptoms Associated with Chronic Gastrointestinal
Krzeski, MD, Dan J. Schnell, PhD, Bruce R. Yacyshyn, MD,                 Disorders Interfere with Daily Living as Assessed by Patient
Christian A. Bernhardt, PhD, Gastroenterology, Mt Sinai School           Reported Outcomes in the Primary Care Setting
of Medicine, New York, NY; Gastroenterology, John Radcliffe              A. Legorreta, MD, S. Clark, MPH, J. Marehbian, MPH, K.
Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom; Gastroenterology, Vseobecna            Ryskina, BA, A. Cerulli, MPH, K. Kahler, PhD, M. Shetzline,
Fakultni Nemocnice, Prague, Czech Republic; Gastroenterology,            MD, School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA;
Centrum Onkologli, Warsaw, Poland; Gastroenterology, MHAT                Health Benchmarks, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA and Novartis
St. Marina, Varna, Bulgaria and Research & Development, P&G              Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
Pharmaceuticals, Mason, OH.
                                                                         P1116. The Prevalence of Small Intestinal Bacterial
P1108. The Risk of Coronary Heart Disease with                           Overgrowth in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                                Nirmal S. Mann, MD, Michele Limoges, MS, Gastroenterology,
Raja Shekhar R. Sappati Biyyani, MD, Jay Kumar Menon,                    UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA.
MD, Adnan Zaidi, MD, Nabil M. Fahmy, MD, FACG, Karl P.
Nelson, PhD, James F. King, MD, MACG, Elizabeth Baum,                    P1117. Racial Disparities in the Presentation of Irritable
MD, IM, Canton Medical Education Foundation, Canton, OH;                 Bowel Syndrome
GI, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Specialists, Canton, OH;               Srikant Muddana, MD, Robert Chehade, MD, Howard Cabral,
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Consultants Inc., Canton, OH and              PhD, Horst C. Weber, MD, Medicine, Boston University School
Research, Aultman Health Foundation, Canton, OH.                         of Medicine, Boston, MA and Biostatistics, Boston University
                                                                         School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
P1109. Predictive Value of Radiographic Findings in
Patients with Ileal Thickening on Computerized Tomography                P1118. A Cost Analysis of Functional Bowel Disorders in Iran
Scanning for Establishing the Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease               Delnaz Roshandel, MD, Mohammadreza Rezailashkajani, MD,
Joseph Merrill, MD, Christopher Gasink, MD, Faten                        Sepideh Shafaee, MD, Mohammad Reza Zali, MD, FACG,
Aberra, MD, Chinyu Su, MD, Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD,                     Bioinformatics, Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver
Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.          Diseases, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

P1110. A Descriptive Study of Fertility Rates in Men with                P1119. A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled,
Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                                Parallel Group Study To Evaluate the Effects of Itopride
Terence W. Friedlander, MD, Musa Khaliqi, MD, Uma                        Hydrochloride (100 mg and 200 mg t.i.d.) on Gastric Motor
Mahadevan, MD, Medicine and Gastroenterology, Univ. of                   and Sensory Function in Healthy Volunteers
California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.                             Rok Seon Choung, MD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, Michael
                                                                         Camilleri, MD, William S. Harmsen, MS, Alan R. Zinsmeister,
P1111. The Accuracy of Fecal Calprotectin for the Diagnosis              PhD, Jean R. Basque, PhD, Monique Giguere, Dyspepsia
and Assessment of Disease Activity in Inflammatory Bowel                  Center and Division of Gastroenterology, and Division of
Disease                                                                  Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Abdo M. Saad, MD, Michael V. Chiorean, MD, Debra J. Helper,              and Axcan Pharma Inc., Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC, Canada.
MD, Bridget D. Galetti, BSN, Cynthia S. Calley, MS, Internal
Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Biostatistics, Indiana University        P1120. Atypical GERD and Women: Reflux vs. “Irritable
School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.                                    Esophagus”
                                                                         Nyree K. Thorne, MD, Jay P. Babich, MD, William M. Gusten,
                                                                         MD, Kavita R. Kongara, MD, James H. Grendell, MD, Maureen
                                                                         Stampe, RN, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
                                                                         Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.


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    Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1121. Pooled Analysis of the Most Frequent Adverse Events                          P1131. Characterization of Indications for Endoscopic
Associated with the Use of Lubiprostone                                             Procedures That Led to a Diagnosis of Ischemic Colitis in
Ryuji Ueno, MD, PhD, PhD, Aimee Wahle, MS, Edwin Rivera,                            the CORI Database and the Role of Diarrhea
MD, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals,                         I. Bottoli, MD, M. Shetzline, MD, N. Mattek, MPH, J.
Inc., Bethesda, MD.                                                                 Holub, MA, MPH, L. Michaels, BS, G. Eisen, MD, Novartis
                                                                                    Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover and Oregon Health &
P1122. Lubiprostone for the Treatment of Chronic Constipation:                      Science University, Portland.
Patient Symptom Ratings
Ryuji Ueno, MD, PhD, PhD, Aimee Wahle, MS, Taryn                                    P1132. Real-World Treatment Effect of Tegaserod: IBS
R. Joswick, BS, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Sucampo                              Longitudinal Outcomes Study (ILOS)
Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bethesda, MD.                                                J. Kurland, D. Camiscoli, K.H. Kahler, N. Lesnikova, R.
                                                                                    Balshaw, Dept of Gastro., Naval Medical Ctr, Bethesda, MD;
P1123. Comprehensive Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth                          Shore Health Grp, Brick, NJ; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp,
(SIBO) Therapy in Functional Bowel Syndrome (FBS)                                   East Hanover, NJ and Syreon Corp, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Leonard B. Weinstock, MD, Janet R. Todorczuk, MD, Steven
E. Fern, DO, Erik P. Thyssen, MD, School of Medicine,                                                         ENDOSCOPY
Washington University, St. Louis, MO and Specialists in
Gastroenterology, St. Louis, MO.                                                    P1133. Gastric Findings in Pediatric Wireless Capsule
                                                                                    Endoscopy (WCE)
P1124. Comprehensive Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth                          K. Ngo, DO, G. Yanni, MD, S. Rajcevich, RN, C. Victorio, RN,
(SIBO) Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)                                   M. Klooster, MD, M. Shah, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Leonard B. Weinstock, MD, Janet R. Todorczuk, MD, Steven                            Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA.
E. Fern, DO, Erik P. Thyssen, MD, School of Medicine,
Washington University, St. Louis, MO and Specialists in                             P1134. Objective Evaluation of Competence in Flexible
Gastroenterology, St. Louis, MO.                                                    Sigmoidoscopy
                                                                                    Mary Anne Cooper, MD, Jason Pennington, MD, Karen
P1125. Risk Factors for Chronic Constipation                                        Gayman, RN, Linda Rabeneck, MD, Mark Dobrow, PhD,
Joseph Y. Chang, MD, G.R. Locke, III, MD, Cathy D. Schleck,                         Departments of Medicine and Surgery, University of Toronto,
BS, Alan R. Zinsmeister, PhD, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD,                          Toronto, ON, Canada.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Department
of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,                       P1135. Video Capsule Endoscopy Diagnosis of Small Bowel
Rochester, MN.                                                                      Crohn’s Disease with Different Clinical Presentations
                                                                                    Helder Cardoso, MD, Artur S. Machado, MD, Paulo Figueira,
P1126. Further Characterization of Painful Functional                               MD, Fernando Tavarela Veloso, PhD, Carlos C. Santos, MD,
Constipation (PFC): Clinical Features over One Year and                             Serviço de Gastrenterologia, Hospital S. João, Porto, Portugal.
Comparison with IBS
Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG, Carolyn Morris, PhD,                                 P1136. Administration of Metoclopromide before Capsule
Yuming Hu, PhD, Jane Leserman, PhD, Christine Dalton,                               Enteroscopy Increases the Percentage of Complete Small Bowel
PAC, Brenda Toner, PhD, Nicholas Diamant, MD, Shrikant                              Examinations without Affecting the Diagnostic Yield
Bangdiwala, PhD, Center for Functional GI and Motility                              Ravikiran Ghanta, MD, Molly Rastogi, Jason Dominguez, PAC,
Disorders, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC and Centre for Addiction and                        Vamsi Kurra, MD, Ravikumar P. Vemuru, MD, Gastroenterology,
Mental Health, U. Toronto, Toronto, ON.                                             Permian Gastroenterology Associates, Odessa, TX and Internal
                                                                                    Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,
P1127. Rifaximin Is Superior to Other Antibiotics in Treating                       Odessa, TX.
and Retreating Bacterial Overgrowth in IBS, Supporting a Lack
of Bacterial Resistance Development                                                 P1137. Successful Ablation of Barrett Esophagus (BE) with
Hyo-Rang Lee, MD, PhD, Kimberly Low, BA, Soumya                                     Dysplasia Using the Halo360 Ablation System: A Single-Center
Chatterjee, MD, Janet Yang, MD, Jeffery Conklin, MD, Mark                           Experience
Pimentel, MD, FRCP, GI Motility Program and Medicine,                               Christopher D. Wells, MD, H. Jae Kim, MD, Michele M.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.                                       Moirano, PA, David E. Fleischer, MD, Virender K. Sharma, MD,
                                                                                    Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.
P1128. In the Treatment of IBS, the Clinical Response to
Rifaximin Is Deteremined by the Normalization of the Lactulose                      P1138. Endoscopic Diverticulotomy in the Treatment of
Breath Test                                                                         Symptomatic Zenker’s Diverticulum
Hyo-Rang Lee, MD, PhD, Kimberly Low, BA, Soumya                                     Andres Sanchez Yague, Cecilia Sison, Roy Soetikno, Kenneth F.
Chatterjee, MD, Janet Yang, MD, Jeffery Conklin, MD, Mark                           Binmoeller, Interventional Endoscopy Services, California Pacific
Pimentel, MD, FRCP, GI Motility Program and Medicine,                               Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
                                                                                    P1139. The Value of Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal
P1129. Tegaserod Improves Symptoms in Patients with IBS-C                           Endoscopy in Identifying Culprit Lesion in Patients with a
with Severe Baseline Abdominal Pain/Discomfort and Bloating                         Drop in Hematocrit without Overt GI Bleeding in a South Bronx
P.B. Miner, MD, FACG, L. Chang, MD, M. Dolker, PhD, F.                              Community Hospital
Cataldi, MD, Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research,                            Bheema S. Singu, MD, David Widjaja, MD, Swapna Muppuri,
Oklahoma City; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los                         MD, Alan Bloom, MD, Prospere Remy, MD, Division of
Angeles and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover.                            Gastroenterology, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY.

P1130. Efficacy of Sodium Phosphate (NaP) Tablets in the
Long-Term Treatment of Refractory Chronic Constipation
Craig A. Aronchick, MD, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.




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                                                             Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1140. Satisfaction Assessment for Endoscopy with Trainee-             P1149. Performance of EGD/EUS for Tissue Diagnosis of
Participation (SAFE-T)                                                 Malignancy. The First 100 Procedures Performed by an
Alexander J. Eckardt, MD, Colin Swales, MD, Neil P. Phelan,            Endosonographer after Completing Advanced Training in EUS
MD, Sharif Zubair, MD, Noel Martins, MD, Sunil Patel, MD,              at an Institution Recognized by the ASGE for EUS Training, and
Brian Moquin, MD, Nadeem Anwar, MD, Katherine Leung,                   Who Has Met ASGE Criteria for EUS Credentialing
MPH, Wahid Wassef, MD, Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, John                 Rayburn F. Rego, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, University
M. Levey, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, UMass Memorial             of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.
Medical Center, Worcester, MA and Biostatistics Research
Group, Worcester, MA.                                                  P1150. Which Is the Key To Predict the Treatment Response
                                                                       to Definitive Chemoradiotherapy for Esophageal Cancer by
P1141. Wide-Angle (WA) (170° Angle of View) Versus                     Routine Endoscopy, Timing, Biopsy or Endoscopic Findings?
Standard (ST) (140°) Colonoscopy                                       Naoko Chayahara, Ikuya Miki, Takao Tamura, Tetsuya
Hala Fatima, MD, Douglas Rex, MD, Emad Rahmani, MD,                    Okuno, Daisuke Shirasaka, Nobuo Aoyama, Takeshi Azuma,
Omar Nehme, MD, John Dewitt, MD, Debra Helper, MD,                     Department of Gastroenterology; Department of Endoscopy;
Richard Rothstein, MD, Arifa Toor, MD, Steven Benson,                  and Division of Frontier Medical Science in Gastroenterology
MD, Gastroenterology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN             International Center for Medical Research and Treatment, Kobe
and Gastroenterology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,              University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
Lebanon, NH.
                                                                       P1151. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Indication Predicts
P1142. The Intra and Inter Observer Variability of String              Study Quality
Capsule Endoscopy (SCE) for the Diagnosis of Esophageal                Thomas C. Knopp, DO, Houssam E. Mardini, MD, Luis R. Pena,
Lesions                                                                MD, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Richard P. Shaughnessy, DO, Francisco C. Ramirez, MD,
Richard Gerkin, MD, Nooman Gilani, MD, Gastroenterology,               P1152. Importance of Duodenal Biopsies in Patients with
Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ and Banner               Suspected Upper GI Pathology
Good Sam Research Department, Banner Good Samaritan                    John Cointepas, PA-C, Sheila Rodriguez-Stanley, PhD, Susan
Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.                                  Riley, RN, Philip B. Miner, Jr., MD, Clinical Research, The
                                                                       Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research, Oklahoma City, OK.
P1143. Laboratory Predictors of Hospital Length of Stay
Following Acute GI Bleed                                               P1153. A New Sodium Phosphate Tablet Bowel Purgative
Sara W. Echelmeyer, MD, Latha G. Stead, MD, Internal                   Requires Less Irrigation during Colonoscopy Than 2 L
Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.           Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Lavage Solution Plus Bisacodyl
                                                                       Tablets
P1144. Computer-Aided-Diagnosis (CAD) in Colonoscopy                   David Kastenberg, MD, Sandra Lottes, PharmD, Bill Forbes,
Using Texture Analysis                                                 PharmD, Gastroenterology, Thomas Jefferson University,
Jia Gu, PhD, Allen Poirson, PhD, Image Processing Group, STI           Philadelphia, PA and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.
Medical Systems, Honolulu, HI.
                                                                       P1154. Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surveillance and
P1145. Patients Prefer New Sodium Phosphate (NaP) Tablets              Ablative Therapy for Post Operative Familial Adenomatous
vs 2 L Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Lavage Solution (PEG)           Polyposis Patients
Plus Bisacodyl Tablets for Bowel Preparation                           Ferga C. Gleeson, MD, Georgios I. Papachristou, MD,
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, Michael D. Brown, MD, Sandra                 Christopher J. Gostout, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
R. Lottes, PharmD, William P. Forbes, PharmD, Kelli                    Mayo Clinic and Medical School, Rochester, MN.
Walker, PharmD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
PA; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL and Salix              P1155. Effect of Omeprazole on the Size and Number of
Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morrisville, NC.                                Postbanding Ulcers after Esophageal Variceal Band Ligation:
                                                                       A Randomised Controlled Trial
P1146. Does Aspirin Increase the Risk of Bleeding for                  Ali Sadeghi Khasraghi, MD, Rahim Aghazadeh, MD,
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Procedure?                         Amirhoushng Mohammadalizadeh, MD, Hamid Mohaghegh
Mark J. Coronel, MD, Kenneth Banner, MD, Samuel Davidoff,              Shalmani, MD, Noushin Ayoubi, BS, Mohammad Reza Zali,
MD, Prasnun K. Jalal, MD, Simmy Bank, MD, Gastroenterology             MD, FACG, Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver
and Hepatology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde            Disease, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,
Park, NY.                                                              Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

P1147. Perception of GI Fellows on the Relationship Between            P1156. Third Generation Cholecystectomy by Natural Orifices:
Hand Size and Endoscopic Training                                      Transgastric and Transvesical Combined Approach
Daniel L. Cohen, MD, Jahnavi R. Naik, BS, Ryan D. Madanick,            Carla Rolanda, MD, Estevão Estevão-Lima, MD, Jose M. Pego,
MD, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School          MD, Tiago Henriques-Coelho, MD, David Silva, MS, Guilherme
of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, FL;                Macedo, PhD, FACG, Jose L. Carvalho, MD, Jorge Correia-
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL and           Pinto, PhD, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami Miller School        (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga,
of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, FL.                Portugal; Gastroenterology and Anesthesiology, S. Marcos
                                                                       Hospital, Braga, Portugal; Urology, St. Antonio General Hospital,
P1148. Duration of Screening Colonoscopies: Comparing                  Porto, Portugal and Pediatric Surgery, S. Joao Hospital, Porto,
Sedation with Propofol Versus Meperidine and Midazolam                 Portugal.
Alan H. Wang, MD, William A. Mourad, MD, Emily Suvock,
DO, Michael J. Komar, MD, Gastroenterology, Geisinger Medical          P1157. A Formal Assessment of the Need for Teaching
Center, Danville, PA.                                                  Prior to the Use of the Ottawa Bowel Preparation Scale
                                                                       Lisa C. McKnight, MD, Andrew G. Day, MSc, Lawrence C.
                                                                       Hookey, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, University of
                                                                       Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Clinical Research Unit and
                                                                       Division of Gastroenterology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON,
                                                                       Canada.

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    Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1158. Does Previous Abdominal Surgery Effect the Transit                                                      PEDIATRICS
Time or Safety of Capsule Endocopy
David Ramsay, MD, Michael Frist, MD, Christopher Entwisle,                          P1168. A New Biobehavioral Treatment Approach for
MD, David Jager, MD, Steven Zeddun, MD, Marie Borum, MD,                            Recurrent Abdominal Pain: Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback
FACG, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, George                           2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
Washington Univeristy Medical Center, Washington, DC.                               Warren Shapiro, MD, Erik Sowder, MS, Richard Gevirtz, PhD,
                                                                                    Anu Kotay, MS, Pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente, Southern
P1159. Endoscopic Papillary Balloon Dilation after                                  California Permanente Medical Group, San Diego, CA and
Sphincterotomy for Common Bile Duct Stones                                          Alliant International University, San Diego, CA.
Niraj K. Ajmere, MD, Ronald Ste. Marie, MD, Kanishka
Bhattacharya, MD, Gastroenterology, University of                                   P1169. Helicobacter pylori in Children: Clinical and
Massachusetts, Worcester, MA.                                                       Histopathological Findings in a Tertiary-Care Medical Referral
                                                                                    Center, Lima-Peru
P1160. Variables Associated with Complications from                                 Ana Munoz, MD, Alejandro Bussalleu, MD, Felix Takami,
Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures                                              MD, Delfina Cetraro, MD, Aldo Maruy, MD, Jose Pinto, MD,
Venkata Muddana, Jorge Mercado, William Mook, Fred Rubin,                           Gastroenterology, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima,
David M. Elnicki, Department of Internal Medicine, University                       Peru.
of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
                                                                                    P1170. Factors Associated with High Mortality in Pediatric
P1161. Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Controlled Movement of                              Patients Evaluated for Liver/Small Bowel Transplantation
Capsule Endoscope                                                                   Rebecca Carey, MD, Greg Tiao, MD, Maria Alonso, MD,
Michael L. Kochman, MD, Sandy Mosse, PhD, Paul Swain,                               Frederick Ryckman, MD, Samuel Kocoshis, MD, Pediatrics
MD, Gastroenterology Division, University of Pennsylvania,                          and Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,
Philadelphia, PA; University College Hospital, London, United                       Cincinnati, OH.
Kingdom and Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology,
Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.                                                          COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION

P1162. Diabetes Management Prior to Endoscopy                                       P1171. Efficacy and Safety of a New Sodium Phosphate
Alan R. Gingold, DO, Daniel P. Stupak, MD, Aaron E. Walfish,                         (NaP) Tablet Bowel Purgative vs a 2L Polyethylene Glycol
MD, Brett B. Bernstein, MD, Division of Digestive Diseases and                      Electrolyte Lavage Solution (PEG) + Bisacodyl Tablets
Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.                                     2006 ACG Presidential Poster Award Recipient
                                                                                    Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, John F. Johanson, MD, John W.
P1163. Frequency of Visualization of Celiac Ganglia by                              Popp, Jr., MD, Valli Kodali, MD, Sandra R. Lottes, PharmD,
Endoscopic Ultrasound                                                               William P. Forbes, PharmD, Martin Rose, MD, Mount Sinai
Ferga C. Gleeson, MD, Michael J. Levy, MD, Georgios I.                              School of Medicine, New York, NY; Rockford Gastroenterology
Papachristou, MD, Mario A. Pelaez, MD, Jonathan E. Clain,                           Associates, Rockford, IL; Columbia Gastroenterology Associates,
MD, Elizabeth Rajan, MD, Mark D. Topazian, MD, Department                           Columbia, SC; Cumberland Research Associates, Fayetteville,
of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of                          NC and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Morrisville, NC.
Medicine, Rochester, MN.
                                                                                    P1172. Polyp Detection Rate during Colonoscopy Is
P1164. The Effects of a One-Day Hands-On Endoscopic                                 Correlated with Quality of Bowel Preparation
Training Course for Practicing Gastroenterologists                                  Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, David Kastenberg, MD, Sandra R.
Mark Ovsiowitz, MD, Afkhamossadat Merikhi, MD, Michael                              Lottes, PharmD, William P. Forbes, PharmD, Edwin Carter, BS,
L. Kochman, MD, Asyia Ahmad, MD, Gastroenterology and                               Mt Sinai School of Med, NY, NY; Thomas Jefferson University,
Hepatology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia,                    Phila, PA; Salix Pharmaceuticals, Morrisville, NC and Kentucky
PA and Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of                              Clinical Research, Lexington, KY.
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
                                                                                    P1173. Colorectal Cancer: Management of Unrelated
P1165. Impact of Anticoagulation on Rebleeding Following                            Diseases Interferes with Appropriate Screening and Diagnosis
Endoscopic Therapy for Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal                          James I. Merlino, MD, Conor P. Delaney, MD, Harry S.
Hemorrhage                                                                          Reynolds, MD, Mark A. Malangoni, MD, Surgery, MetroHealth
Anne T. Wolf, MD, Sharmeel K. Wasan, MD, John R. Saltzman,                          Medical Center, Cleveland, OH and Surgery, University
MD, Gastroenterology and Medicine, Brigham and Women’s                              Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH.
Hospital, Boston, MA.
                                                                                    P1174. Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) vs White Light (WL)
P1166. Staging of Esophageal Cancer Using High-Frequency                            for Colorectal Adenoma Detection Using High Definition Wide
Ultrasound (HFUS): A Preliminary Analysis                                           Angle Colonoscopes
Rahul A. Shimpi, MD, Josh George, MD, Sailaja Yerrabapu,                            Douglas K. Rex, MD, Gastroenterology, Indiana University
MD, Paul S. Jowell, MD, Frank G. Gress, MD, Gastroenterology,                       School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
                                                                                    P1175. Patient Support Program Increases Adherence to
P1167.      POSTER WITHDRAWN                                                        Colorectal Cancer Screening
                                                                                    Jeffrey L. Bagshaw, William F. Bucher, Vice President,
                                                                                    Marketing Support Services, PharmaTech Solutions, Wilmington,
                                                                                    NC and Vice President, Marketing & Business Development,
                                                                                    Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Research Triangle
                                                                                    Park, NC.




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                                                                Poster Presentations – Tuesday, October 24
P1176. Patients’ Preferences and Perceptions on Virtual
and Conventional Colonoscopy: A Systematic Review
Mariann C. Padron, MD, Brenda Jiminez, MD, Daniela Urma,                    Exhibit Hall
MD, Roger D. Mitty, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and
Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston,
Tufts University School of Medicine, Brighton, MA.
                                                                           The science and technology of medicine is ever
P1177. Low Prevalence of Prophylactic Surgery Among                        changing and advancing the practice of gastro-
Individuals with Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
(HNPCC)                                                                    enterology. Showcasing these latest advances
Elena M. Stoffel, MD, Rowena Mercado, MPH, Beth Ford,                      in technology and therapeutics is the ACG 2006
Wendy Kohlmann, MS, Peggy Conrad, MS, Amie Blanco,
MS, Kristen Shannon, MS, Jonathan Terdiman, MD, Stephen                    Exhibit Hall where more than 150 companies
Gruber, MD, Daniel Chung, MD, Sapna Syngal, MD, Brigham                    will display and demonstrate their products and
and Womens Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston,
MA; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; University of                   services. With the variety of exhibitors expected
California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA and Massachusetts              to participate, these are certain to be displays
General Hospital, Boston, MA.
                                                                           of interest for all attendees. Companies who
P1178. Analysis of Miss Rates for Colonoscopy, Barium                      exhibit include pharmaceutical manufactur-
Enema, and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in 379 Patients with
Colorectal Cancer                                                          ers, medical instrument suppliers, recruiters,
Catherine Frenette, MD, Williamson B. Strum, MD, Green                     research companies, technology companies,
Cancer Center, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA.
                                                                           publishers, non-profit organizations and many
P1179. The Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound after Endoscopic               others.
Polypectomy of Malignant Rectal Polyps
Mohammad Al-Haddad, MD, Michael B. Wallace, MD, Timothy
A. Woodward, MD, Massimo Raimondo, MD, Gastroenterology                    New in 2006!
and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL.
                                                                           New to the Exhibit Hall in 2006 will be the
P1180. Employer-Based Stool DNA (sDNA) Colorectal Cancer                   Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt. The vast amount
(CRC) Screening Leads to Identification of Early-Stage Disease
David M. Spratt, DO, Medical Administration, Crown Cork &                  of new information available in the hall is reason
Seal, Inc (USA), Philadelphia, PA.                                         enough to visit, but attendees now have the
P1181. Distribution of Large Colon Polyps and Cancer at First              opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win
Colonoscopy. Is There Still a Place for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?            fabulous prizes by visiting certain areas of the
Harvey W. Olsen, MD, Gastroenterology, East Bay Gastroenterology
Medical Group, Oakland, CA.                                                hall. The Exhibit Hall will be open from Sunday,
                                                                           October 22 to Wednesday, October 25. Don’t
P1182. Favorable Comparison of Virtual Colonoscopy with
Conventional Colonoscopy in a Community-Hospital Setting                   miss the chance to benefit your practice by
David M. Miller, MD, Patrick Godet, MD, Lawrence A.                        exploring what the Exhibit Hall has to offer, and
Stein, MD, Mathangi Ramani, MD, Diagnostic Radiology,
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada;                     have some fun while doing so!
Gastroenterology, Centre Hospitalier de LaSalle, LaSalle, QC,
Canada and Diagnostic Radiology, Centre Hospitalier de
LaSalle, LaSalle, QC, Canada.

P1183. Colorectal Cancer Among Hispanics in the United
States                                                                      Exhibit Hall Hours
Sridhar R. Allam, MD, D. Michael Hallman, PhD, Lu Ann Aday,
PhD, Alexandria T. Phan, MD, School of Public Health, The                   Sunday, October 22 ........... 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston,              Monday, October 23........... 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
TX and Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of                 Tuesday, October 24 .......... 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
                                                                            Wednesday, October 25 ..... 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

Poster Presentation Hours
Sunday, October 22 ........... 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, October 23........... 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24 .......... 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm




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Registration                                                                        September 29, 2006 will be acknowledged. The Postgraduate
                                                                                    Course again offers registrants the opportunity to participate in
Pre-Registration                                                                    the optional Learning Luncheon programs. Participation will be
You may pre-register for the ACG Annual Meeting, Postgraduate                       by pre-registration only, with a maximum of 50 participants in
Course, and other half-day and full-day optional programs in one of                 each luncheon. These sessions will allow participants to explore in
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                                                                                    Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide
Deadline for receipt of pre-registration is September 29, 2006. All                 continuing medical education for physicians. The American College
pre-registrations received prior to September 29 will be acknowl-                   of Gastroenterology designates these educational activities for a
edged.                                                                              maximum as noted below of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each
                                                                                    physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of
On-Site Registration                                                                their participation in the activity.
After September 29, 2006, registration will only be available on-site
at the ACG Registration Desk at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino                      Annual Scientific Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
and will be on a space available basis only. Pre-registration is                        Postgraduate Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.5
strongly recommended.                                                                   Practice Management Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
                                                                                        GI Pathology/Imaging Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Cancellation                                                                            What’s New in GI Pharmacology? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Written notice of cancellation and requests for refunds must be                         Recertification Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
received by the College’s office by September 29, 2006. After this
date, no refunds will be possible. Registration cancellations are                   Exhibit Hall
not accepted by telephone. An explanation should be provided in                     The science and technology of medicine is ever changing and
writing.                                                                            advancing the practice of gastroenterology. Showcasing these latest
                                                                                    advances in technology and therapeutics is the ACG 2006 Exhibit
Meeting Materials                                                                   Hall where more than 150 companies will display and demon-
Meeting materials (including name badges and optional event                         strate their products and services. With the variety of exhibitors
tickets) will be available for pick-up on-site at the ACG Registra-                 expected to participate, there are certain to be displays of interest
tion Desk beginning Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 pm on Level 1                      for all attendees. Companies who exhibit include pharmaceuticals
Registration Area. A Program Book will be mailed to ACG members                     manufacturers, medical instrument suppliers, recruiters, research
4-6 weeks prior to the meeting, and attendees should plan to bring                  companies, technology companies, publishers, non-profit organiza-
this book with them to the meeting.                                                 tions and many others.

Annual Scientific Meeting                                                            New to the Exhibit Hall in 2006 will be the Exhibit Hall Scavenger
There is no registration fee for ACG Masters (MACG), Fellows                        Hunt. The vast amount of new information available in the hall is
(FACG), Members and Trainee Members, or Residents/House Of-                         reason enough to visit, but attendees now have the opportunity to
ficers/Non-Member Trainees who provide a letter from their Chief of                  be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes by visiting certain
Service indicating they are currently in training. Guests/Non-Mem-                  areas of the hall. The Exhibit Hall will be open from Sunday, Octo-
ber Physicians/Exhibitors are required to submit a registration fee                 ber 22 to Wednesday, October 25. Don’t miss the chance to benefit
of $300. Allied Health Personnel should submit a registration fee                   your practice by exploring what the Exhibit Hall has to offer, and
of $150. Tickets for the optional breakfast sessions on Tuesday and                 have some fun while doing so! Exhibit Hall hours are:
Wednesday may be purchased for $35 by indicating your prefer-
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                                                                                        Monday, October 23 . . . . . .9:30 am-4:00 pm
Annual Postgraduate Course                                                              Tuesday, October 24 . . . . . .9:30 am-4:00 pm
A comprehensive syllabus with a separate self-assessment ex-                            Wednesday, October 25. . . .9:30 am-12:00 noon
amination will be included. Registration forms will be processed
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                                                                                         attending one of the Simultaneous Breakfast Sessions offered on
   Step 1 on the Registration Form.
                                                                                         Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24 and 25, for only $35 each.
                                                                                         Breakfast Sessions for 2006 are:
2) To register, choose one of the educational programs under your
   corresponding registration category listed. You may now select
   one of the optional programs offered at the meeting on Friday,
                                                                                         Tuesday, October 24, 6:45 am-8:30 am
                                                                                           Challenges in IBD ....................................................Code TUEA
   October 20. Note: If you selected the 3-day Board Review, you
                                                                                           Enhancing Performance in Your Practice................. Code TUEB
   do not need to register for GI Pathology/Imaging or GI Pharma-
                                                                                           The Gastroenterologist as a Liver Consultant .............Code TUEC
   cology. Please circle the Friday Program(s) you would like to
                                                                                           Update on Nausea and Vomiting ............................. Code TUED
   attend.
                                                                                           Esophageal Strictures...............................................Code TUEE
                                                                                           Family Matters: What You Should Know
3) For those who selected the Postgraduate Course, you have the
                                                                                              About Screening Relatives....................................Code TUEF
   option of attending one of the following Learning Luncheons for
                                                                                           Transplant Hepatology ............................................ Code TUEG
   only $35 each. Learning Luncheons are offered on Saturday
   and Sunday, October 21 and 22. You may choose one Learn-
   ing Luncheon each day. Learning Luncheons are optional.                               Wednesday, October 25, 6:45 am-8:30 am
   The Learning Luncheons for 2006 are:                                                    Management of Ulcerative Colitis ........................... Code WEDH
                                                                                           Managing End Stage Liver Disease ........................... Code WEDI
                                                                                           GERD and More GERD ........................................... Code WEDJ
Saturday, October 21, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
                                                                                           Obesity: The New Epidemic? ...................................Code WEDK
  Chronic Abdominal Pain .......................................... Code SAL1
                                                                                           Improving Safety in Endoscopy................................ Code WEDL
  Approach to the Liver Mass ...................................... Code SAL2
                                                                                           All Roads Lead to Rome ......................................... Code WEDM
  Hepatitis B............................................................... Code SAL3
                                                                                           Endoscopic Ultrasound .......................................... Code WEDN
  Drug Induced Hepatotoxicty ..................................... Code SAL4
  New Imaging Techniques/Serology for IBD ............... Code SAL5
                                                                                         Since Breakfast Sessions fill up fast, please choose your Top Three
  Managing Patients with Refractory FGIDs ................. Code SAL6
                                                                                         choices for each day. To register for one of the Breakfast Sessions,
  New Trends in Endoscopic Sedation ......................... Code SAL7
                                                                                         include the corresponding code for each Breakfast Session you
  Endoscopic Treatment of GERD ............................... Code SAL8
                                                                                         choose on the Registration Form. We will make every effort to ac-
  Managing Refractory Constipation ............................ Code SAL9
                                                                                         commodate you your top choice.
  Surgery for Obesity................................................. Code SAL10
  Maximizing use of 6-MP in IBD .............................. Code SAL11
                                                                                         4) Registration selections are now complete. If you choose to
  Practical Approach to Acute Diarrhea ..................... Code SAL12
                                                                                            mail or fax the registration form, please complete the payment
                                                                                            information on the form and sign the form.
Sunday, October 22, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
  Hepatitis C: Management of Non-Responders ........ Code SUL13
  Chemoprevention of Colon Cancer ......................... Code SUL14
  Management of Short Bowel Syndrome .................. Code SUL15
  pH Testing in Typical and Atypical GERD ................ Code SUL16
  Endoscopic Ultrasound in Clinical Practice ............. Code SUL17
  GI Bleeding – Therapeutic Options ........................ Code SUL18
  Capsule Endoscopy in Clinical Practice .................. Code SUL19
  Caring for the Pregnant IBD Patient........................ Code SUL20
  Treatment of Achalasia ........................................... Code SUL21
  Difficult Esophageal Cases ..................................... Code SUL22
  NSAIDS and GI Toxicity .......................................... Code SUL23
  Dysplasia Screening in IBD .................................... Code SUL24
                                        ACG 2006 REGISTRATION
                                       October 20-25, 2006 – The Venetian, Las Vegas
                                               Early registration deadline is September 29, 2006

1                                                                                                                                    Spouse’s name, if attending meeting:
    First Name                               Middle Initial                                Last Name

                                                                                                                                     Membership status:
    Mailing Address
                                                                                                                                        I am currently a member.

                                                                                                                                        My application for membership has
                                                                                                                                        been submitted and confirmed.
    City                                     State or Province        Zip                  Country
                                                                                                                                        Please send me membership
                                                                                                                                        information.
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    Email                                                                                                                                                 Easy Ways
    Check all that apply:             MD           DO         PhD       RN         NP          LPN              PA
                                                                                                                                                          to Register
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2           Circle meeting                  ACG Members       Trainee Member/    Non-Member          Officers/Non-Member         Allied Health
                                                                                                                                                   Mail to:
            category based                 (includes FACG         Candidate       Physician/          Trainees (with letter    Personnel (e.g.,    ACG
            on attendee type                 and MACG)        Member of ACG     Exhibitor/Guest      from Chief of Service)   NP, RN, LPN, PA)     6400 Goldsboro Road
                                                                                                                                                   Suite 450
    PG Course Only,                                                                                                                                Bethesda, MD 20817
                                              $400               $0                $500                     $175                 $475
    October 21-22
    Annual Meeting Only,
                                              $0                 $0                $300                     $0                   $150
                                                                                                                                                   Fax to:
    October 23-25                                                                                                                                  ACG at 301-263-9025
                                                                                                                                                   Fax with credit card number
    PG Course and Annual                                                                                                                           and signature
                                              $400               $0                $700                     $175                 $550
    Meeting, October 21-25
    3-Day Board Review                                                                                                                             Online:
    (includes PG Course, GI                   $600               $200              $750                     $425                 $725              www.acgmeetings.org
    Pathology/Imaging, and GI
    Pharmacology, October 20-22                                                                                                                         All forms received
                                                                                                                                                       before the deadline
    3-Day Board Review PLUS                   $600               $200              $850                     $425                 $800                 will be acknowledged.
    Annual Meeting, October 20-25
                                                                                                                                                   After September 29, 2006,
    Optional Friday Programs, October 20                                                                                                                 registration will
    GI Pathology/Imaging;                                                                                                                                be on-site only.
    half-day/am (included in                  $150               $110              $175                     $175                 $175
                                                                                                                                                   Cancellation: Written
    3-Day Board)
                                                                                                                                                   notice of cancellation and
    GI Pharmacology; half-day/pm                                                                                                                   requests for refunds must
                                              $150               $110              $175                     $175                 $175
    (included in 3-Day Board)                                                                                                                      be received by the College’s
                                              $225               $0*/$150          $275                     $275                 $275              office by September 29,
    Practice Management; full day
                                                                                                                                                   2006. After this day, no
    GI Recertification; half-day/pm            $100**             $100**            $100**                   $100**               $100**            refunds will be possible.
                                                                                                                                                   Registration cancellations are
    ASGE Endoscopy Course;                    $250               $150              $350                     $200                 $250              not accepted by telephone.
    full day
             Registration fee total           $                  $                 $                        $                    $                 *Practice Management Course:
                                                                                                                                                   ACG Trainee and Candidate
3                                                                                                                                                  Members ONLY. ACG will
    Learning Luncheon Registration. PG Course Registrants Only. Learning Luncheons are $35 per day/per person.                                     waive the usual $150 Trainee/
                               1st choice           2nd choice             3rd choice                                                              Candidate Practice Management
         Saturday                                                                                   $                                              Course registration fee only
                                                                                                                                                   if registration is received and
         Sunday                                                                                        $                                           processed by September 29,
    Breakfast Sessions Registration. Annual Meeting Registrants Only. Breakfast Sessions are $35 per day/per person.                               2006. The $150 fee will apply to
                                 1st choice          2nd choice             3rd choice                                                             any registration received and/or
                                                                                                                                                   processed after September 29.
         Tuesday                                                                                       $
         Wednesday                                                                                     $                                           **Recertification Course:
                                                                                                                                                   ABIM course materials required.
                         Check here if you require a vegetarian meal for a Breakfast or Luncheon session.
                                                                                                                                                   See page 9 for more details.
    PG Course Registrants ONLY. Purchase the Self-Assessment Test ONLINE for only $50.                                  $
    (See page 14 for more details.)
4                                                                       COMBINED TOTAL SECTIONS 2 & 3
    Payment Method                                                                                                                                ADA Compliance: Attendees of the
        VISA                                                                                                                                      ACG Annual Meeting who need
                                                                                                                                                  additional reasonable accom-
            MasterCard
                                       Credit Card #                                                                           Exp. Date          modations or who have special
            American Express                                                                                                                      needs should contact the ACG
                                                                                                                                                  office at 301-263-9000 no later
            Check                      Signature                                                                                                  than October 1.
            Make checks payable in
            U.S. funds to ACG          Name on Card                                                                                                                     2006PRE
    Hotel Information
HEADQUARTERS HOTEL                                                                  The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Famous for its exotic beauty and
The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino. ACG 2006 Headquarters                         South Seas flair. Deluxe rooms designed with comfort and sophis-
Hotel. An all-suites hotel, standard suites begin at 650 square feet.               tication in mind. Lavishly appointed bathrooms. The Mirage offers
The hotel boasts a sophisticated casino, 19 fine dining restaurants,                 a tropical pool with a quarter mile of shoreline. Fine and casual
80 international boutiques, and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub with                       dining, spa, salon and casino. A tram connects The Mirage with
fitness center and rock climbing wall. All meeting activities will take              Treasure Island. Located across the street from The Venetian. Rates
place at the Venetian. Rates from: $259 per night. Register online                  from: $199 per night. For reservations call 800-499-6311.
at www.venetian.com/group/ramco. Or call 877-283-6423.
                                                                                    Residence Inn Marriott Hughes Center. Newly renovated suites with
ADDITIONAL HOTELS                                                                   full kitchens. Located in the center of “Restaurant Row.” Three-
Bally’s Las Vegas. Spacious guest rooms, full service health club                   quarters of a mile from the Las Vegas Strip. Rates from: $209 per
and spa, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool spa, plus a casino are                   night. For reservations, call 800-331-3131 or 702-650-0040.
the highlights of Bally’s. You’ll also find several dining options and
20 unique stores and boutiques. Rates from: $179 per night. For                     Riviera Hotel Casino. One of the legends of The Strip. The Riviera
reservations, call 800-634-3434.                                                    offers the nostalgic Las Vegas from the Rat Pack Era combined
                                                                                    with a modern-day, multi-million dollar remodeling. Oversized
Fairfield Inn by Marriott-Convention Center/Airport. Approximately                   rooms offer maximum comfort and breathtaking views. The Riviera
one mile from the Venetian, Marriott’s Fairfield Inn includes a                      offers entertainment, a casino, and several dining options, plus
heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness room and whirlpool open                        outdoor recreation including swimming pool and tennis courts.
year-round. Free continental breakfast. Rates from: $149 per night.                 A complimentary shuttle will be provided from the Riviera to The
For reservations, call 800-228-2800 or 702-791-0899.                                Venetian. Room Rate: Monday-Thursday, $89 per night; Friday-
                                                                                    Sunday, $139 per night. For reservations, call 800-634-6753 or
Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This is the legend that started it               702-794-9412.
all. The dream of Bugsy Siegel, The Flamingo has been the anchor
of the Las Vegas Strip for more than 50 years. Includes a casino,                   Treasure Island. Also known as TI, Treasure Island is located across
the Wildlife Habitat park and a 15-acre Caribbean-style water                       the street from The Venetian. TI offers beautifully appointed rooms
playground. The Flamingo is one of the stops on the Las Vegas                       plus several fine and casual dining options to choose from. Watch
Monorail system. Rates from: $149 per night. For reservations,                      the pirates fight the sirens of TI nightly. New spa, newly renovated
call 800-732-2111.                                                                  pool, 50-person Jacuzzi. You’ll also find world-class entertainment
                                                                                    and a casino. Connected to The Mirage by a tram. Rates from:
Harrah’s Las Vegas. Carnaval-themed Harrah’s offers a casino,                       $169 per night. For reservations, call 800-288-7206.
seven dining outlets, outdoor swimming pool, luxurious spa
facilities, health-club and more. Located within walking distance                   Wynn Las Vegas. The latest resort from legendary Las Vegas
to the Venetian. Harrah’s Las Vegas is one of the stops on the                      hotel mogul Steve Wynn. Included in this $2.7 billion property are
Las Vegas Monorail system. Rates from: $159 per night. For                          luxurious guest rooms and suites with floor to ceiling window views
reservations, call 800-427-7247 or 702-369-5000.                                    of The Strip or the property’s own mountain lake area and exclusive
                                                                                    golf course. The Wynn also offers 12 restaurants, a casino, and
Marriott Suites Convention Center. Outdoor pool, whirlpool, and                     world-class entertainment. Located across the street from The Venetian.
fitness center are among its amenities. Located ½ mile from the                      Rates from: $299 per night. For reservations, call 888-320-9966.
Las Vegas Strip. Rates from: $209 per night. For reservations, call
800-228-9290 or 702-650-2000.

MGM Grand. Nicknamed “The City of Entertainment.” The MGM
Grand includes a casino and boasts 17 restaurants for fine or                          Important Notice About Hotels
casual dining. The Grand Pool complex covers 6.6 acres and
includes five swimming pools, three large whirlpools, plus more.                       Prices listed above do not include any tax or other room charg-
Grand Garden Arena offers world-class entertainment. The MGM                          es. For information on room tax and other charges, deposit
Grand is one of the stops on the Las Vegas Monorail system.                           requirements and cancellation policy, and check-in/check-out
Room rate, Monday through Thursday: $119 per night; Friday                            times, contact the hotel(s) of your choice. When making your
night: $219 a night; Saturday: $259 a night. For reservations, call                   reservations, let the reservation representative know you are
877-313-5757.                                                                         attending the ACG Annual Meeting. Rooms may fill up fast, so
                                                                                      make your reservations as soon as possible. There is no guar-
                                                                                      antee that rooms will be available up to the deadline date, and
                                                                                      there is no guarantee that the rooms will be available at the
                                                                                      ACG meeting rate. Rates quoted are on a space available basis
                                                                                      only. Once ACG’s room block is sold out, the hotel may charge
                                                                                      a higher rate for any additional rooms made available.




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                                                                                                                     Hotel Information
Headquarters Hotel
• The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino
  3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  Reservations: 877-283-6423
  Rates from $259 per night

Additional Hotels
• Bally’s Las Vegas
  3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  Reservations: 800-634-3434
  Rates from $179 per night

• Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Convention
  Center/Airport
  3850 South Paradise Road
  Reservations: 800-228-2800
  or 702-791-0899
  Rates from $149 per night

• Flamingo Las Vegas
  3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  Reservations: 800-732-2111
  Rates from $149 per night

• Harrah’s Las Vegas
  3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  Reservations: 800-427-7247
  or 702-369-5000
  Rates from $159 per night

• Marriott Suites Convention Center
  325 Convention Center Drive
  Reservations: 800-228-9290
  or 702-650-2000
  Rates from $209 per night

• MGM Grand
  3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  Reservations: 877-313-5757
  Room rate:
  Monday-Thursday: $119 per night
  Friday: $219 a night
  Saturday: $259 a night

• The Mirage Hotel and Casino
  3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
  Reservations: 800-499-6311
  Rates from $199 per night

• Residence Inn by Marriott – Hughes Center
  370 Hughes Center Drive
  Reservations: 800-331-3131
  or 702-650-0040
  Rates from $209 per night

• Riviera Hotel Casino
  2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  Reservations: 800-634-6753
  or 702-794-9412
  Room rate:
  Monday-Thursday: $89 per night
  Friday-Sunday: $139 per night
                                              Map courtesy of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. For more information, visit lvcva.com or visitlasvegas.com.
• Treasure Island
  3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
  Reservations: 800-288-7206
  Rates from $169 per night

• Wynn Las Vegas
  3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
  Reservations: 888-320-9966
  or 702-770-7000
  Rates from $299 per night

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    About Las Vegas

Learn and earn CME while you stay and play                                          New hotels have been added for ACG 2006 and most are
in Las Vegas.                                                                       within walking distance to the Venetian. Many offer fine
                                                                                    dining, shopping and entertainment all under one roof. In
From its humble beginnings in the 1800s, to the glamour                             addition to the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, the
and glitz of the Rat Pack era of the 50s and 60s, and now                           Forum Shops at Caesars Palace boasts more than 160 bou-
home to 17 of the 20 largest hotels in the world today, Las                         tiques and 13 restaurants and specialty food shops. If water
Vegas offers world-class dining, shopping and entertainment                         is more your sport, the MGM Grand has the Grand Pool
for visitors. See what $70 million worth of lights are like by                      complex, The Mirage offers a tropical pool with a quarter
visiting Fremont Street. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at                       mile of shoreline, and Treasure Island has a newly renovated
the Paris Hotel. See the pyramid at the Luxor. Watch the                            pool and 50-person Jacuzzi.
pirates fight at Treasure Island. Experience Venice, Italy
when you take a gondola ride or walk the cobbled streets at                         To help you in planning what to do and see while in Vegas,
the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. You can see the world                           ACG will offer several tours: the Las Vegas City Tour, Hoover
without ever leaving Vegas.                                                         Dam Tour, and the Jubilee Backstage Tour. More information
                                                                                    about the Tours may be found online or in the enclosed flyer
The Venetian, an all-suites hotel, will serve as the Headquar-                      with this program.
ters hotel for ACG 2006. In addition to the gondola rides
that wind through and beneath the more than 70 shops                                Getting around Vegas just got easier. The Las Vegas Monorail
and restaurants of the Grand Canal Shoppes, the Venetian                            brings visitors up and down the Las Vegas Strip, with many
also offers a casino and the world-renowned Canyon Ranch                            of the ACG 2006 hotels at stops along the way. The monorail
SpaClub. Other attractions within the Venetian include the                          runs 365 days a year, 19 hours a day during the week and
Guggenheim Hermitage Museum and Madame Tussaud’s                                    20 hours a day Friday through Sunday. It is the quickest way
Interactive Wax Attraction.                                                         to travel the Strip.

Venture outside of the Venetian and you’ll find even more                            We hope to see you in Vegas!
world-class dining, shopping and entertainment to choose
from. In addition to the wild nightlife of Vegas, you can see
real wildlife at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
Hotel, African lions at the MGM Grand Hotel, and a giant
aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Resort.




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