Advances in the Treatment of Gastric Cancer: 2020-2021 Advances in the Treatment of Gastric Cancer: 2020-2021
This review presents an update of recent advances in the treatment of esophageal and gastric cancers, including the use of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy as first-line treatment.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diet and Exercise in NAFLD/NASH: Beyond the Obvious Diet and Exercise in NAFLD/NASH: Beyond the Obvious
This paper provides an in-depth look into clinical and translational research elucidating the interaction of diet and exercise with gut microbiota, ketogenesis, and genetics implicated in NAFLD/NASH.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Global Cascade of Care for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Global Cascade of Care for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
This systematic review assessing data on the HCV care cascade in various countries and populations reveals that DAA treatment uptake in most countries is sub-optimal.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What is Refeeding Syndrome?
Discussion Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder with an intense fear of being overweight (i.e. distorted body image), and self-starvation and excessive weight loss. It is more common in women (1.2%) than men (0.2%) but can be seen in both genders. Risk factors include high-intelligence, perfectionism/inflexibility, anxiety, activities where thinner body types are expected (e.g. dancer, diver, gymnast, long-distance runner, volleyball player, etc.) Other eating disorders include bulimia nervosa (i.e. cycles of binge eating and then purging), binge eating disorder (i.e. purging), orthorexia (i.e. obsessions with healthful ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Pill for C difficile Works by Increasing Microbiome Diversity A Pill for C difficile Works by Increasing Microbiome Diversity
Freeze-dried human stool may offer advantages for the treatment of C difficile infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GIST of the stomach masquerading as recurrent falls in an older adult: a case report and review - Tee LY, Sim L, Tan LF, Lum J, Seetharaman SK.
BACKGROUND: Gastric tumors become increasingly prevalent with advanced age but can be challenging to diagnose in older adults who may present with non-specific symptoms. Here, we report a rare case of an occult gastric tumor associated with mesenteric pann... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Drink Up: Large Study Confirms Coffee Beneficial to Liver Health Drink Up: Large Study Confirms Coffee Beneficial to Liver Health
"This is the closest we're ever going to get to a linkage between what people are eating or drinking and the health of their liver," said the study's senior author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Similar Long-term Survival With Laparoscopic, Open Gastrectomy Similar Long-term Survival With Laparoscopic, Open Gastrectomy
New evidence highlights the'safety and efficacy of laparoscopic gastrectomy,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

3 Percent of U.S. Cancer Cases Attributable to Physical Inactivity
Population - attributable fraction varied from 3.9 percent for urinary bladder cancer to 16.9 percent for stomach cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

AI Reduces Adenoma Miss Rate During Colonoscopy Screening: Study AI Reduces Adenoma Miss Rate During Colonoscopy Screening: Study
In a study of more than 200 colonoscopies, adenoma miss rates were significantly lower with an artificial intelligence –based computer-aided detection system than with high-definition white light.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplants May Improve Resistance to Melanoma Therapy Fecal Transplants May Improve Resistance to Melanoma Therapy
' The big question...is why and how does FMT work, and how can we make the response better?'asked Dr Teri Greiling of Oregon Health& Science University.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Acquired Mutations Linked to Fat Metabolism, Insulin Sensitivity in Chronic Liver Disease Acquired Mutations Linked to Fat Metabolism, Insulin Sensitivity in Chronic Liver Disease
For the first time, acquired (somatic) mutations that impact metabolism and insulin sensitivity were identified in liver cells of patients with chronic liver disease in a genomics study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Austin L. Chiang, M.D., M.P.H. Joins Medtronic As Chief Medical Officer for Gastrointestinal Business
DUBLIN, Oct. 21, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced Austin L. Chiang, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, chief ... Devices, Personnel Medtronic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight loss and mental health: 'Food has been my happiness'
The BBC followed India, 28, before and after gastric sleeve surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Drug Lanifibranor Promising for NASH Novel Drug Lanifibranor Promising for NASH
Lanifibranor, a first-in-class pan-PPAR agonist, hits the primary and key secondary end points in a phase 2b trial of patients with noncirrhotic, highly active nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Five Years Out, Sleeve Gastrectomy Safer Than Gastric Bypass Five Years Out, Sleeve Gastrectomy Safer Than Gastric Bypass
An analysis of a Medicare administrative database finds about 30% lower mortality associated with sleeve gastrectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Few Poorly Prepped Colonoscopies Repeated Within 1 Year Few Poorly Prepped Colonoscopies Repeated Within 1 Year
National registry data show more timely repeat colonoscopy procedures for younger patients and those with severe disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

13 New Recommendations for Managing Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD 13 New Recommendations for Managing Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD
Dr David Johnson highlights the AGA's recent practice-changing tips for detecting and treating colorectal cancer in these high-risk patients.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Ustekinumab Maintenance Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis Ustekinumab Maintenance Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis
This study to assess the real-world effectiveness and safety of ustekinumab in patients with refractory ulcerative colitis confirms long-term effectiveness with a good safety profile.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

More Than Half of COVID - 19 Survivors Have Postacute  Sequelae
Most common sequelae include functional mobility impairments, pulmonary abnormalities, and mental health disorders (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Inbox Time Linked to Reduced Odds of Physician Turnover
And increase in mean total messages received per day seen for physicians during March 2020 to June 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Age-Related Changes Occur in Small Intestine Microbiome Age-Related Changes Occur in Small Intestine Microbiome
For the first time, researchers have uncovered links between age and changes in the small intestine microbiome, including decreased microbial diversity, increased coliforms, and bacteria that increase with chronological age alone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Deems Adalimumab Biosimilar Cyltezo Interchangeable FDA Deems Adalimumab Biosimilar Cyltezo Interchangeable
The supplemental biologics license approval for Cyltezo makes the adalimumab biosimilar just the second biosimilar to be designated as interchangeable with its originator biologic product.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

WATS-3D Increases Dysplasia Detection in Barrett Esophagus WATS-3D Increases Dysplasia Detection in Barrett Esophagus
WATS-3D increased detection of dysplasia when used as an adjunct to the Seattle forceps biopsy protocol in patients with Barrett esophagus, according to a recent meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Family History and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus Family History and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
How much impact does family history have on the risk of developing Barrett's esophagus or esophageal adenocarcinoma?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

When Can Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Treated Nonoperatively? When Can Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Treated Nonoperatively?
Careful patient selection is key to optimizing treatment for adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, a secondary analysis of the APPAC II randomized trial showed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Finally Getting Companies to Take Burnout Seriously. Is It Enough?
Toward the end of last year, Anthony Klotz, a professor of business administration at Texas A&M University who studies workplace resignations, realized that a lot of people were about to quit their jobs. A record 42.1 million Americans quit a job in 2019, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, but that rate dropped off during the pandemic-addled year of 2020. As 2021 approached, bringing with it the promise of effective vaccines and a return to semi-normal life, Klotz guessed that two things would happen. First, many of the people who wanted to quit in 2020 but held off due to fear or uncertainty would fina...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Scientist behind Vertex CF drugs launches new startup with Atlas Venture
Jonathan Moore, one of the first employees of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a key scientist behind the company's renowned cystic fibrosis drugs, has a new venture. Rectify Pharmaceuticals has ambitious plans to target proteins that affect multiple organ systems including the lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, eye and central nervous system. The focus of the new startup are something called ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, which are membrane proteins that are crucial to moving substrates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy May Be Less Risky for Long-Term Tube Placement Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy May Be Less Risky for Long-Term Tube Placement
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy appears safer than interventional-radiologist-guided gastrostomy for patients who need long-term enteral-tube placement, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Crohn's Disease: No Decline in Stomas Despite Anti-TNF Therapy Crohn's Disease: No Decline in Stomas Despite Anti-TNF Therapy
Despite the increasing use of anti –TNF medications and a low rate of proctectomy, a recent analysis finds no decline in stoma incidence among patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pharmacologic Therapies for Treatment of NASH Pharmacologic Therapies for Treatment of NASH
This meta-analysis investigated and ranked the efficacy of various NASH therapies in terms of their improvements in liver fibrosis and NASH resolution.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Crohn's Disease: No Decline in Stomas With Anti-TNF Therapy Crohn's Disease: No Decline in Stomas With Anti-TNF Therapy
Despite the increasing use of anti –TNF medications and a low rate of proctectomy, a recent analysis finds no decline in stoma incidence among patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What's the Wait Time for an Alcoholic Liver Disease Transplant? What's the Wait Time for an Alcoholic Liver Disease Transplant?
Many hospitals require people with alcohol-related liver disease to complete a period of sobriety before they can be added to the waiting list for a liver. But this thinking may be changing.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Antibody Response to BNT162b2 Reported in Pediatric Transplant Recipients
Positive antibody titers seen in 73.3 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients who provided titers at one month after the second dose (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Nephrology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Rivaroxaban May Lead to Higher GI Bleeding Risk Than Other DOACs Rivaroxaban May Lead to Higher GI Bleeding Risk Than Other DOACs
Rivaroxaban was associated with an increased risk of overall and major gastrointestinal bleeding, compared with apixaban or dabigatran, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

A case of alimentary tract hemorrhage caused by Japanese red mushroom poisoning - Sun YY, Chen XR, Zhao GJ, Wu B, Lu ZQ.
This article retrospectively analyzes the clinical data of a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding caused by russula poisoning in the First Affili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Successful removal of two magnets in the small intestine by laparoscopy and colonoscopy: a case report - Oh RG, Lee CG, Park YN, Lee YM.
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of multiple magnets can cause serious gastrointestinal complications, such as obstruction, fistulae, and perforation. When multiple magnets traverse the stomach, coordination between pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric surgeon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A Non-invasive Test for Diagnosis of NASH in Patients With T2DM A Non-invasive Test for Diagnosis of NASH in Patients With T2DM
This study aimed to validate the Nash FibroTest panel, a blood test which provides non-invasive diagnosis of the stages of fibrosis and the grades of NASH in patients with T2DM.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rachel Issaka is proud to inspire the next generation of doctors
"In the United States, 4% of practicing gastroenterologists identify themselves as Black or African American," Rachel Issaka said. "These numbers are even lower in academic settings." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

Rachel Issaka is proud to inspire the next generation of doctors
"In the United States, 4% of practicing gastroenterologists identify themselves as Black or African American," Rachel Issaka said. "These numbers are even lower in academic settings." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Response Lower, Slower in Adults With Cirrhosis COVID-19 Vaccine Response Lower, Slower in Adults With Cirrhosis
Despite offering somewhat less protection than in other populations, vaccinated cirrhosis patients still experienced a 100% reduction in hospitalization and death compared with unvaccinated peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Rectal Compliance Lower Than Normal in Ulcerative Colitis, but Recovery Is Possible Rectal Compliance Lower Than Normal in Ulcerative Colitis, but Recovery Is Possible
Rectal compliance is lower in patients with ulcerative colitis than in those without, but recovery is possible, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Evolution of HBV, From Hunter-Gatherers to Today The Evolution of HBV, From Hunter-Gatherers to Today
The prehistoric origins of hepatitis B virus are painted in new color by this study analyzing the largest ever dataset of ancient viral genomes.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biopsy May Not Be Needed to Treat Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Hepatitis Biopsy May Not Be Needed to Treat Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Hepatitis
In patients taking immune checkpoint inhibitors who developed moderate-to-severe liver injury, a biopsy delayed steroid initiation and was not associated with more rapid hepatitis resolution of hepatitis, an observational study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Constipation Med Boosts Cognitive Performance in Mental Illness Constipation Med Boosts Cognitive Performance in Mental Illness
For patients with mental illness, cognitive impairment appears to improve with the constipation drug prucalopride. The drug boosts recall as well as activity in related brain areas, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Gas-Related GI Symptoms Common and Bothersome Gas-Related GI Symptoms Common and Bothersome
The vast majority of adults suffer from gas-related GI symptoms on a daily basis, which leads to reduced quality of life and psychological distress, a three-country survey finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

1 in 10 People Have Gastro Issues After a Meal
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

GI Cancer and Obesity: Fighting One Means Addressing the Other GI Cancer and Obesity: Fighting One Means Addressing the Other
Patient awareness of obesity's link to gastrointestinal cancer is limited. This overview will help you make the case on why weight management may help them avoid serious disease.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

MRE Plus FIB-4 Beats FAST in Liver Fibrosis Detection MRE Plus FIB-4 Beats FAST in Liver Fibrosis Detection
A combination of MRE and FIB-4 outperformed FAST in determining the presence of significant fibrosis among patients with NAFLD, according to a prospective cohort analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news