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Media Contact: Lance Skelly 05 July 2005
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Emory Receives Grant from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The Emory University School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ASGE Foundation to develop and study the use of expert systems to optimize management of patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Emory was one of 11 institutions to receive a medical research grant from ASGE. The $15,000, one-year grant was awarded in February.

Under the direction of Atul Kumar, MD, Senior Fellow, Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, the study will develop a simple model using non-endoscopic clinical data to help identify the source of bleeding and the need for urgent resuscitation and endoscopy in patients with acute GIB.

"This is the first step in the development, and the likely implementation of a simple tool to assist frontline physicians, such as emergency room physicians, to optimize the care of patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding in potentially life-threatening conditions," says Dr. Kumar. "Such tools may ultimately help improve outcomes among patients with acute GIB, which has remained unchanged over the past 50 years despite the advent of advanced endoscopic technologies."

The ASGE Research Committee received 31 applications for research project funding last fall and granted a total of $234,700 to 11 institutions, including nine from the United States and two from Canada. With the help of generous donations through the ASGE Foundation, the ASGE provides the opportunity for gastrointestinal endoscopic investigators to answer key questions regarding the clinical application of new endoscopic technology.

The ASGE Awards Program was initiated in 1985 and has awarded more than $3 million in research dollars. Its objective is to foster research in gastrointestinal endoscopy both within and outside of academic centers.

The other institutions receiving 2005 ASGE grants include: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland; Indiana University School of Medicine, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis; Legacy Health System, Portland; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center, Montreal; Sunnybrook & Women's College HSC, Toronto; University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento; University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City; and VA Medical Center, Kansas City.

Media Contact: Lance Skelly 05 July 2005
  lskelly@emory.edu    
  (404) 686-8538   Print  | Email ]
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Emory Receives Grant from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The Emory University School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ASGE Foundation to develop and study the use of expert systems to optimize management of patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Emory was one of 11 institutions to receive a medical research grant from ASGE. The $15,000, one-year grant was awarded in February.

Under the direction of Atul Kumar, MD, Senior Fellow, Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, the study will develop a simple model using non-endoscopic clinical data to help identify the source of bleeding and the need for urgent resuscitation and endoscopy in patients with acute GIB.

"This is the first step in the development, and the likely implementation of a simple tool to assist frontline physicians, such as emergency room physicians, to optimize the care of patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding in potentially life-threatening conditions," says Dr. Kumar. "Such tools may ultimately help improve outcomes among patients with acute GIB, which has remained unchanged over the past 50 years despite the advent of advanced endoscopic technologies."

The ASGE Research Committee received 31 applications for research project funding last fall and granted a total of $234,700 to 11 institutions, including nine from the United States and two from Canada. With the help of generous donations through the ASGE Foundation, the ASGE provides the opportunity for gastrointestinal endoscopic investigators to answer key questions regarding the clinical application of new endoscopic technology.

The ASGE Awards Program was initiated in 1985 and has awarded more than $3 million in research dollars. Its objective is to foster research in gastrointestinal endoscopy both within and outside of academic centers.

The other institutions receiving 2005 ASGE grants include: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland; Indiana University School of Medicine, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis; Legacy Health System, Portland; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center, Montreal; Sunnybrook & Women's College HSC, Toronto; University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento; University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City; and VA Medical Center, Kansas City.



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