Real-World Study Confirms Benefit of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) for Secondary Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients
TITUSVILLE, NJ, December 9, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced observational data from eight years of clinical practice showing that the oral Factor Xa inhibitor XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) is associated with comparable effectiveness and safety to the Factor Xa inhibitor apixaban for the treatment of cancer-associated thromboembolism (CAT) in a broad cohort of patients with various cancer types. Patients with CAT are at a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is the second-leading cause of death in people with cancer.1Data from the Observational Study in Cancer-A...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 9, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

A Rural Hospital ’s Excruciating Choice: $3.2 Million a Year or Inpatient Care?
CASCADE, Idaho — It was 3 a.m. at the 10-bed hospital near the River of No Return, and by every measure, Ella Wenrich should have been dead. Gastrointestinal bleeding had sent her hemoglobin level — typically above 12 — down to 3.3, and she needed an enormous blood transfusion at a larger medical…#stalphonsusneighborhoodhospital #americanhospitalassociation #carriecochranmcclain #kansas #michigan #ouachitacountymedicalcenter #iowa #vietnam #nationalruralhealthassociation #boise (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of IBD Flares During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic Treatment of IBD Flares During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic
This study investigated how prescribing behavior for IBD flares changed between the early COVID-19 pandemic and pre-pandemic. How did these changes impact outcomes?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 9, 2022 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Perianal Disease, Stricturing or Penetrating Behavior Tied to Crohn Disease Outcomes
THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 -- Perianal disease and stricturing or penetrating behavior are associated with more than one significant outcome with Crohn disease, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in BMJ Open Gastroenterology. Carolina da... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

We Must Close the Global Innovation Gap in Surgery We Must Close the Global Innovation Gap in Surgery
Dr Richard Brady, of the European Society of Coloproctology, makes a case for how to better share surgical breakthroughs with our global colleagues.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Blame IBS on Gravity Intolerance? Blame IBS on Gravity Intolerance?
A new ' unifying ' theory posits that IBS may result from our body ' s failure to manage gravity on multiple levels. If proved correct, it could alter prevention and treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Study: Early Mesothelioma HIPEC Surgery Extends Survival
Sooner is better when it comes to aggressively treating peritoneal mesothelioma cancer with a combination of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Waiting could cost a patient months of survival. Rejecting surgery could cost them years. The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery published a study in November that showed for the first time to what degree a delay in having the mesothelioma surgery, or not getting it at all, can affect overall survival for patients. Results of the mesothelioma study were presented earlier this year at the annual Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 8, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Peritoneal Surgical procedures Source Type: news

Survival Benefit With Capecitabine Maintenance in Metastatic CRC Survival Benefit With Capecitabine Maintenance in Metastatic CRC
A new analysis reveals a significant reduction in the risk of death with capecitabine maintenance vs active monitoring. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 7, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

High Rates of Inappropriate PPI Use in Hospitalized Patients High Rates of Inappropriate PPI Use in Hospitalized Patients
More than two fifths of patients discharged with a proton pump inhibitor prescription may have been given it inappropriately, say Israeli researchers who call for action to improve the problem.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 7, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Co-administration of DAAs and DOACs Among Patients With HCV Co-administration of DAAs and DOACs Among Patients With HCV
The findings of this study offer reassurance that concurrent DAA and DOAC administration in patients with hepatitis C virus infection does not increase bleeding risk.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictors of Histologic Response to Dietary Therapy in EoE Predictors of Histologic Response to Dietary Therapy in EoE
Dietary elimination therapy has been shown to be an effective method of managing adults with PPI-refractory EoE. What factors might predict histologic response to elimination diets in EoE?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 7, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can colorectal cancer be prevented?
Medical illustration of colon cancer Regular screening is one of the most important ways to prevent colorectal cancer (colon and rectal). "Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. And we expect about 50,000 people will die this year from colorectal cancer," says Dr. Lisa Boardman, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. Everyone at age 45 is recommended to begin regular screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its guidelines in 2021 to include starting screening… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 7, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Three - Year Interval Feasible for Stool - Based CRC Screening in Low - Risk People
At three years, test identified more advanced precancerous lesions than expected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 6, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

VA Disability Rates Rise; Veterans With Mesothelioma Benefit
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has increased its monthly payments to disabled veterans by 8.7%, the largest annual increase in 40 years. Veterans who developed disabilities caused by asbestos exposure during military service – including mesothelioma cancer – are among those receiving the increase, which began on Dec. 1. VA disability payout increases are based on the latest cost of living adjustment done annually by the Social Security Administration. Soaring inflation and rising prices prompted the much-needed increase. “After a year of historic inflation, it’s great to see the federal governm...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 6, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Veterans Source Type: news

Decompression illness in a scuba diver with significant esophageal injury - Avivi E, Zelnik Yovel D, Cohen DL, Shirin H.
In this report, we describe a case of an experienced scuba diver who was f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news