Sagar R. Shroff recognized at 2015 ACG conference

Sagar Shroff, MD, 3rd-year Digestive Diseases fellow

Sagar Shroff, MD, third-year Digestive Diseases fellow

Sagar R. Shroff, MD (Digestive Diseases third-year fellow) was recently recognized with two awards at the 2015 meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Dr. Shroff received both the Presidential Poster Award and the ACG Fellows-In-Training Award (Functional Bowel Disorders category) for his project “A Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial to Examine the Effectiveness of Lubiprostone on Constipation Symptoms and Colon Transit Time in Diabetic Patients.”

Dr. Shroff worked closely with Dr. Nikrad Shahnavaz, the primary investigator, Dr. Jennifer A. Christie, and their research team found that lubiprostone safely and effectively improves the number of spontaneous bowel movements and colonic transit times in diabetics with constipation. Lubiprostone had previously been recognized as an effective treatment for constipation but had not been proven for diabetic patients.

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