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Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says
Kratom, a controversial herbal supplement used for pain relief, is likely behind a salmonella outbreak that has affected 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mitragyna speciosa, commonly called kratom, is often billed as a safer alternative to conventional painkillers. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials said that kratom contains the same addictive, potentially dangerous chemicals found in opioids, and submitted a review to that effect to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The bad news about kratom continues wi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Useful for Assessing IBD Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Useful for Assessing IBD
Gastrointestinal ultrasound (GIUS) accurately and noninvasively assesses disease activity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Mortality Risks of Exclusive Cigar, Cigarette, Pipe Use ID ’ d
Higher risk of tobacco - related cancer death for current/former cigarette, current cigar, pipe smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

New IBD Guidelines Aim to Simplify Care New IBD Guidelines Aim to Simplify Care
The European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation and the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology have joined forces to update recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatic Events and HBV Reactivation With DAA Therapy for HCV Hepatic Events and HBV Reactivation With DAA Therapy for HCV
This study investigated the incidence and timing of significant hepatic events, including HBV reactivation, in patients taking direct-acting antivirals for chronic HCV.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Understanding peptic ulcers and how to treat them at home
(Natural News) Some of the most painful health conditions are those that affect the digestive system. One such example is the peptic ulcer, which is characterized by a lesion in the protective covering of the mucus (mucosa) around the stomach caused by inflammation. This triggers gastric acids to further eat away at the stomach lining or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola:Specialists' Shortage Cripples Services in Menongue Hospital
[ANGOP] Menongue -The services provided in the areas of neurology, stomatology, cardiology, physiotherapy, gastrointestinal and hemagiology have been out of service for four months in Cuando Cubango General Hospital due to shortage of physicians, specialists and other echnicians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paraquat poisoning: case report of a survivor - Janeela MA, Oommen A, Misra AK, Ramya I.
N, N'-dimethyl-4, 4'-bipyridinium dichloride (paraquat) is a widely used synthetic, nonselective contact herbicide. Ingestion of toxic doses of paraquat can be fatal with life-threatening effects on the lungs, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, kidney, liver, he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AGA Issues Guideline on Initial Tx of Acute Pancreatitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Challenges traditional NPO dogma (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Vedolizumab Emerges as Option in IBD After Anti-TNF Failure Vedolizumab Emerges as Option in IBD After Anti-TNF Failure
The management of anti-TNF-resistant patients is an important clinical challenge, but new data suggest that vedolizumab helps mucosal healing in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Follow - Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Conference News, Source Type: news

Cholecystectomy: Before or After Gastric Bypass? Cholecystectomy: Before or After Gastric Bypass?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing complication rates in patients having gallstones removed before and after undergoing a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Histological Disease Severity in Lean Patients With NAFLD Histological Disease Severity in Lean Patients With NAFLD
How do histological features associated with disease severity differ in lean-NAFLD versus overweight/obese-NAFLD patients?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists produce human intestinal lining that re-creates living tissue inside organ-chip
(The Yates Network) Scientists created human intestinal lining outside an individual ’ s body that mirrors living tissue inside microengineered Intestine-Chips, opening possibilities for personalized testing of medicines. The re-created intestinal lining, derived from an adult's cells that were converted into stem cells and grown into organoids, bore the adult's genetic fingerprint. The findings potentially could change how patients are treated for gastrointestinal diseases. The study was conducted by the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute and Emulate, Inc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DDW ® 2018 offers reporters access to leading research in digestive health
(Digestive Disease Week) Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) will host its annual scientific meeting in Washington, DC, from June 2-5, 2018, bringing together physicians, researchers, and academics from across the world. Recognized as a top 50 medical meeting, this is your opportunity to learn cutting-edge medical advances and report on the latest research in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. This year's press program will offer reporters multiple opportunities to interact with leading researchers from the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many in Oregon View Alcohol As More Harmful Than Marijuana
In survey, 52.5 percent called alcohol more harmful, 40 percent considered the two equally harmful (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

1 in 10 Worldwide Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery
THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of antibiotics in poorer countries likely contributing to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Five Reasons to Avoid Going Gluten-Free Five Reasons to Avoid Going Gluten-Free
Emerging evidence suggests that significant costs--physical and financial--are associated with this diet if not administered properly.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Crohn's Progression Unchanged Despite Advanced Therapies Crohn's Progression Unchanged Despite Advanced Therapies
Despite advances in the treatment of Crohn's disease, 5-year outcomes are similar to those from 20 years ago, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an esophageal spasm?
A look at esophageal spasms, a condition where the food pipe in the throat twitches or convulses uncontrollably. Included is detail on diagnosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Histopathological Challenges in Drug-induced Liver Injury Histopathological Challenges in Drug-induced Liver Injury
Learn how liver biopsy can provide valuable information about the severity of injury and overall morphological changes in suspected drug-induced liver injury. What challenges face the pathologist?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my stomach feel tight?
Learn about why your stomach feels tight. We take a look at the various causes, treatments, and conditions associated with a tight stomach. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
Delivery of pre - examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in Gastric Cancer Patients ’ Receipt of Pre - Op Chemo
Racial, ethnic disparities in treatment also affect disparities in overall survival (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Mauritius:"Developing countries such as Mauritius need research to help relieve the economic burden of chronic diseases"
[L'Express] Dr Neel Heerasing, a consultant gastroenterologist with special interests in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Clinical Nutrition, was born and raised in Mauritius. Having completed his medical training in Australia, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 to further his training and undertook a two-year research fellowship at the Royal Devon& Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the prestigious Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pharmacogenetics Research Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band destroyed her life
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band 'destroyed her life'
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Cannabis and Steatosis Risk in HIV and HCV Co-infection Daily Cannabis and Steatosis Risk in HIV and HCV Co-infection
Might daily cannabis use be a protective factor against steatosis in HIV/HCV-co-infected patients?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia
This case report highlights a lesser known cause of morbidity arising from a Nissen fundoplication using mesh for hiatal hernia repair.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer Staging Tied to More Chemoradiation
But no significant improvement in overall survival compared with CT of the abdomen and pelvis only (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ferring's CLENPIQ(TM) (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) Oral Solution for Colonoscopy Prep Now Available
First and only FDA-Approved, Ready-to-Drink Low-Volume Bowel Prep PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that CLENPIQ™ (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrou... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Product Launch Ferring Pharmaceuticals, CLENPIQ, Colonoscopy Prep, Colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Models of Gastroenterology Practice New Models of Gastroenterology Practice
This article details five new models of practice that have emerged in the past decade as viable options.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a strangulated hernia?
A look at strangulated hernia, a condition where herniated tissue has its blood supply cut off. Find out about types, complications, and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best ways to get rid of nausea?
A look at how to get rid of nausea, a common complaint with a range of potential causes. Included is detail on physical changes to make to reduce nausea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Brain, Gut Both Crucial in Psychotherapy for Chronic Digestive Disorders Brain, Gut Both Crucial in Psychotherapy for Chronic Digestive Disorders
For patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease and other chronic digestive diseases, attention to the brain is as important as the gut, researchers say in a February 3 online article in Gastroenterology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Must-Have Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Radiology, gastro, and decision-making apps are our top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Refractory UC Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Refractory UC
Could the microbial composition of donor stools influence why some therapy refractory ulcerative colitis patients respond well to fecal transplantation, while others do not?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Salix Provides Update on FDA Submission for PLENVU(R)
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ("Salix"), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, FDA Salix Pharmaceuticals, PLENVU, NER1006, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the causes of loose stools?
A look at loose stools, which are unusually watery bowel movements. Find out about the causes and the role of diet in the consistency of bowel movements. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lactic acidosis
A look at lactic acidosis, a condition characterized by overproduction of lactic acid. Included is detail on complications and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early treatment decisions can alter the course of care for acute pancreatitis patients
(American Gastroenterological Association) Management and treatment decisions made within the first 48 to 72 hours of hospital admission for acute pancreatitis patients can significantly alter the course of disease and duration of hospitalization. A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of AGA, focuses on the critical decisions made during initial management of acute pancreatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn ’ t Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat
Majority surveyed don't believe health care workers should be able to refuse services based on beliefs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

University of Missouri Research Reactor supplying radioisotope for new cancer drug
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Scientists at the University of Missouri's Research Reactor (MURR) identified promising properties of the radioisotope lutetium-177 (Lu-177), which can be used to treat cancer. Recently the U.S. FDA approved a Lu-177 based drug, Lutathera ® (lutetium Lu-177 dotatate), to treat certain types of tumors that can occur in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. MURR is the sole US supplier of Lu-177 for use in Lutathera ® , which was developed by Advanced Accelerator Applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

WATCH: What exactly is the 'stomach flu?'
Norovirus, sometimes referred to as "the stomach flu" or "food poisoning," causes gastroenteritis or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pentax Duodenoscopes Recalled for Design and Label Changes Pentax Duodenoscopes Recalled for Design and Label Changes
All Pentax ED-3490TK duodenoscopes have been voluntarily recalled to replace the forceps elevator mechanism, O-rings, and distal end covering and to update the operation manual.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity - Related Illness in U.S.
Proportion of medical expenditures for obesity - related illness varies widely by state (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Le Bonheur opens new $10M outpatient center
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's new $9.5 million outpatient center in Jackson is now open. The 30,000-square-foot, 20-exam-room facility is located in the northwest part of the city, at 1535 Vann Drive. The center provides diagnostic services such as X-rays, ultrasounds, EKGs and pulmonary function testing. Subspecialty clinics will include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, g eneral surgery, genetics, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and urology. "This is an expansion of our services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news