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Your NEJM Group Today: Gallstone Images / Sleep Objects, Wedging & Infant Deaths / Manhattan Primary Care Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 60-year-old man presented with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
When Thomas Patterson woke up from a two-month coma in March 2016, he learned two things he couldn’t believe: Donald Trump was soon to become the Republican nominee for president, and his wife, Steffanie Strathdee, had saved him from dying of an antibiotic-resistant superbug by injecting him with viruses harvested from sewage. It took a lot of convincing for him to accept these weren’t just more hallucinations. Patterson and Strathdee met while serving on a National Institutes of Health grant review panel almost 16 years ago. Strathdee doesn’t usually find review panels a riveting experience, but when she...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
This article has been updated to amend overstatements of the length of time it took the Texas A&M team to secure the phages they sent to Patterson, as well as the number of researchers to whom Strathdee reached out. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Title: Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 10, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Surgery for gallstones may not be necessary for all patients
The standard treatment for gallstones is surgery to remove the gallbladder, but a new study suggests some patients may not need to have the organ removed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gallstones, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 -- Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests. Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when one or more gallstones gets stuck in a duct in the pancreas. This blocks pancreatic enzymes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Bewildering Black Gallstones
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and vomiting. She reports constant pain radiating to her right shoulder for about six hours. She is febrile and the right upper quadrant of her abdomen is tender. Laboratory tests reveal leukocytosis, and an abdominal ultrasound reveals a thickening of the gallbladder wall and gallstones. She undergoes a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and several black stones are removed. What medication is associated with the diagnosis behind the black gallstones? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones
A new study reports on a promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) that reduces the biliary output of cholesterol via activation of receptors present in tissues of the liver and small intestine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones
(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reports on a promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) that reduces the biliary output of cholesterol via activation of receptors present in tissues of the liver and small intestine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease
The risk of gallstone disease is increased following colectomy for ulcerative colitis, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Affliction That Could Save Your Life
I have an affliction. I have no disease, no illness. I want to help people; that's my affliction. In becoming a nutritionist and discovering why people really do get sick and obese, I was eager to learn all I could in order to help the light bulb go off in everyone's head as to how to save themselves. But over the years I find it's not that easy. No, it is easy for people to save themselves once they know how; it's not easy for them to want to do it. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink; they much prefer the Kool-Aid, literally. Yes, I have found that people do not want to either change or be told...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better late than never as they say! – Karron ’ s story
The post Better late than never as they say! – Karron’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I write this story some 6 months after my hysterectomy, I was one of those people that used to pop in and read all the stories, which I must confess really helped me, especially the hints and the special things that would help. So here is my story. Sorry it is late. I presented at A&E this time last year with gallstone pancreatitis seriously ill, at the time the medics found I had a mass in my womb, which I did not know about, I just thought I had a bulky tummy. Turns out my womb was full of fibroids, t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

Patient overcomes rare acute necrotizing pancreatitis
Larry Jacob got the call every parent fears. His daughter was sick, away at college and needed help. Mr. Jacob left his home in the Chicago suburbs and was driving to Western Illinois University when he suddenly doubled over in pain. He called an ambulance and was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for pancreatitis, which is a painful condition most commonly caused by gallstones developing and becoming lodged in the bile duct. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

History of gallstones may signal higher risk of heart disease
(Reuters Health) - People who have had gallstone disease are more likely than others to develop coronary heart disease, according to a large analysis of past studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gallbladder Disease: What You Need to Know
The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gallstones linked to increased heart disease risk
Women with gallstone history may have even greater risk than men (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gallstones raise the risk of heart disease by a fifth
Although gallstone disease and heart disease share many risk factors, a new analysis finds that, even without these, gallstones increase cardiac risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Title: Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/18/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 19, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk
History of gallstone disease linked with a 23% increased risk of coronary heart disease Related items fromOnMedica Poor diagnosis and treatment mean repeat admissions for acute pancreatitis Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men First national joint awareness campaign on lung and heart disease launched (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gallstones linked to higher heart disease risk
Amy Norton, HealthDay News People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk
A history of gallstone disease was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Preventing gallstone disease may also benefit heart health, say researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do YOU have gallstones? You are 23% more likely to have a heart attack
Gallstones can also change the level and function of bacteria in the gut, which has been shown to be linked to the heart, researchers from Tulane University in New Orleans found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular systemSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gallstones, Heart Diseases--Prevention (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 -- People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. In a group of more than one-quarter million U.S. adults, researchers found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What Drinking Coffee Actually Does To Your Body
For SELF, by Amy Marturana Its effects may appear to be magical, but there’s a lot happening under the surface when you’re enjoying your morning mug. Whether you just like the taste of coffee, drink it out of habit, or truly rely on it for energy, it’s no secret the drink has magical powers. But have you ever thought about what it’s actually doing after you gulp down your morning mug? Coffee comes from a bean, so it contains phytonutrients and polyphenols, chemical compounds found in plants that are believed to have antioxidant benefits, Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior dietician ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in Choledocholithiasis Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in Choledocholithiasis
What are the clinical characteristics of abdominal pain in cholelithiasis, and how can the pain of cholelithiasis be distinguished from abdominal pain due to other causes? Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in CholedocholithiasisEvaluation of Abdominal Pain in Choledocholithiasis
What are the clinical characteristics of abdominal pain in cholelithiasis, and how can the pain of cholelithiasis be distinguished from abdominal pain due to other causes? Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors Remove 14-Pound Hairball From Woman's Stomach
A British woman who suffered unexplained abdominal pain for months “cried with relief” after doctors removed a 14-pound hairball from her stomach. Sophie Cox, 23, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, told South West News Service that the giant ball of human hair was built up over seven years of eating her tresses. Six years ago, Cox was diagnosed with both trichotillomania, a condition where sufferers have a compulsive urge to pull out their hair, and and trichophagia, where they eat it. Cox said when she was stressed, she found comfort from plucking strands of hair and eating them during the day, accordi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Know the Signs and Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems
This article includes information on gallstones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Should I have an op to remove my gallbladder? 
A patient with gallstones has been given the option of having the gallbladder removed or waiting to see what happens if its left alone. Dr Scurr advises. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child of Narcissists Goes from 'Death-Dealer' to Healer
Charlotte was seven years old when she became in her words the "death dealer" on her family's makeshift farm. At her mother's insistence, the family moved from D.C. to acreage in rural Virginia and embarked on a grand experiment as DIY farmers. Having no experience to guide them, they began collecting animals, from cows and horses and pigs, to sheep and goats, to cats and dogs, and all manner of poultry.    Charlotte's first time watching chicks hatch lurched from delighted wonder to a harsh lesson in the dirty work of farming and a prescribed part in the family script that would shape her life. After o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic factors associated with pancreatic NETs
SAN DIEGO – Diabetes (not recent onset), obesity, and gallstone disease were associated with the occurrence of sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) in the prospective, case-control... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - May 23, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic factors associated with pancreatic NETs
SAN DIEGO – Diabetes (not recent onset), obesity, and gallstone disease were associated with the occurrence of sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) in the prospective, case-control... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SpyGlass technique blasts painful gallstones with powerful shockwaves
Many Britons - including TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh - have been left in agony by gallstones, but a new treatment called SpyGlass could relieve sufferers in minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstones
Title: GallstonesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 18, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Is a painful tum a sign that I have gallstones? 
A reader has a 23mm gallstone. 'I had no symptoms and medical opinion was split on whether to remove my gallbladder or leave it.' Dr Scurr advises. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Opportunity for Women’s Health in Emerging Markets
In this month’s article, I explore issues relating to the health of women in emerging markets. I will recommend that pharma companies wishing to maximize the opportunity in women’s health need to start from an understanding of how women are viewed by society in these markets and challenge awareness, attitudes and access barriers that can lead to their health outcomes being sub-optimal. As a starting point, it is necessary to establish a working definition of women’s health.  This isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, as women’s health can be considered at multiple levels.  The c...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANON: Stone me! Do I need a gall bladder at 82?  
The Mail on Sunday's GP discusses gallstones, itchy scalps, Prunella Scales and Timothy West opening up about dementia - and Chloe Madeley's punishing fitness regime in this week's column. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test your USMLE Step 2 readiness with this most missed question
If you’re gearing up to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2, this series is for you. Each month, we’re giving you an exclusive scoop on the most missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and expert strategies to help you beat them. Check out this month’s most challenging question, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge below. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students: A 22-year-old African immigrant presents to the hos...
Source: AMA Wire - March 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Chronic pancreatitis: Bently says he’s ‘ready for a new belly’
  Bently Barnes (center) with Dr. Victor Fox and Dr. Amit Grover, co-directors of the Pancreatic Disorders Program Four-year-old Bently Barnes needed to get ready. He opened the closet door, reached for his camouflage backpack, then scanned his bedroom for the essentials. He grabbed his favorite stuffed animal named, “Marshall,” a truck, tractor and his most prized possession – his blanket. He placed them in his backpack with care, zipped the travel bag and placed it next to his bed. Bently told his mom he was packed and ready to travel from their home in North Carolina to Boston ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Amit Grover Chronic pancreatitis ERCP MD Pancreatic Disorders Program Second opinion Victor Fox Source Type: news

Olympus updates reprocessing instructions for Duodenoscopes
The FDA yesterday released updated reprocessing instructions it received from Olympus (TYO:7733) in relation to its TJF-160F and TJF-160VF duodenoscopes. Olympus has been working on refining its reprocessing instructions since March last year, the FDA said, and only in January did the agency clear the updated reprocessing models as adequate. The updated reprocessing instructions include a more rigorous pre-cleaning protocol, manual cleaning and high-level disinfection procedures including additional flushing, brushing and increased flushing volume, according to an FDA safety communication. Olympus sent a letter, dated...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Sterilization / Calibration Olympus Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gallbladder Inflammation Symptoms: Signs, Duration, Complications
Find out all about the symptoms of gallbladder inflammation - also referred to as cholecystitis - a condition that is typically caused by the presence of gallstones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

UPDATE – Preventing superbugs: FDA clears redesigned Olympus endoscope
Updated to include information from Olympus. The FDA today said it cleared a redesigned version of Olympus‘ (TYO:7733) TJF-Q180V duodenoscope, with modifications intended to reduce the risk of bacterial infections. The company said it won new 510(k) clearance for the TJF-Q180V model, for modifications to both the design and labeling of the device. The redesigned endoscope from Olympus comes on the heels of a new report from the U.S. Senate’s health committee, which slapped blame on medical device companies and hospitals for deadly outbreaks of so-called “superbug” infections linked to the scopes. Du...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Olympus Source Type: news

What Are Risk Factors for Cholelithiasis?
Discussion Bile is produced by the liver to aid absorption of fat soluble vitamins and lipids from the gastrointestinal tract and to transport bilirubin, cholesterol and other substances to the gastrointestinal tract. Bile is the main form of cholesterol excretion. Gallstones or cholelithiasis form when the balance of substances within the hepatobiliary tract favors supersaturation with crystal formation and gallstone formation. It is a dynamic state of affairs as gallstones can form and also have a high rate of resorption of up to 50%. Gallstones 3 mm are called gallstones. Gallstones, while not as common as adult popula...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

British holidaymaker stranded in the Caribbean until he pays £45,000 hospital bill after failing to declare a pre-existing medical condition to his insurance company 
Allan Cox, 45, of Port Talbot, South Wales, fell ill while visiting his wife Laisas in the Caribbean after gallstones became trapped in his pancreas, which surgeons were forced to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatitis often caused by gallstones
Idiopathic pancreatitis is often caused by small gallstones that are difficult to observe prior to surgery, shows a study. Small gallstones were found in surgery from two out of three idiopathic pancreatitis patients. The study also showed that acute pancreatitis was more common in statin users than non-users. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Irritable stomach? Can't tolerate gluten? The REAL problem could be gallstones
Kathryn Kelly, from Devon, was diagnosed after several years of agony. Gallstones are very common, affecting 20 to 30 per cent of the population, but often they remain undetected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news