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UWGI Faculty

2019 Seattle Met's Top Docs

Congratulations to UWGI faculty who made the 2019 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine list of the best health care professionals in the Seattle area: Drs. Haritha Avula, Bryan Balmadrid, Jason Dominitz, Margaret Eugenio, Jason Harper, George Ioannou, Scott Lee, Michael Saunders, Lisa Strate, and Richard Tobin.

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Allison Fairbanks, ARNP

What Causes Bloating and What You Can Do About It

One week, you’re feeling fly in your favorite pair of jeans. The next, every waistband feels like a vice around your midsection. What gives? Bloating. Typical causes include diet, hormones and a sedentary lifestyle.

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Drs. Michael Saunders & Teri Brentnall

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Realizes Her Gift of Longevity

Miggie Olsson is 12 years out from a diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This puts her in the 1-3% of those patients who have survived five years and in an even smaller fraction who have lived more than 10 years.

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Dr. George Ioannou

Increased Risk for HCC Persists Up to 10 Years After HCV Eradication

It is unclear if hepatocellular carcinoma risk declines over time after hepatitis C virus eradication. A recent study has identified that patients with cirrhosis before and after SVR treatment for HCV continue to have a high risk for HCC for many years.

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Dr. Lei Yu

Copper Deficiency in Liver Diseases

Copper is an indispensable trace element. It serves as a cofactor for enzymes involved in cellular energy metabolism, antioxidant defense, iron transport, and fibrogenesis. A recent case series describes copper deficiency in advanced liver diseases.

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