Study: Treatment at Academic Facilities Extends Mesothelioma Survival
More than half of patients with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer in the United States are being treated at community hospitals, sacrificing the chance to extend survival at an academic/research facility. Too many die sooner than they should. A medical research team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has shown that median survival is more than twice as long for patients treated at an academic facility compared to those at a community hospital. “Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma patients may be better served at experienced, academic centers,” the authors ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 4, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gastroenteritis Kills 23 in Sokoto
[Daily Trust] Twenty three people have been confirmed dead as gastroenteritis also known as stomach flu ravaged 13 local government areas of Sokoto State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Cholesterol-lowering drug causes these two gastrointestinal symptoms
STATINS can affect a number of different body parts, including the gastrointestinal system, which can lead to two embarrassing symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perioperative SOX Protocol Bests Adjuvant CapOx in Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer Perioperative SOX Protocol Bests Adjuvant CapOx in Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer
In patients who had a D2 gastrectomy, perioperative administration of the oral fluoropyrimidine derivative S-1 and oxaliplatin yielded better outcomes than adjuvant capecitabine and oxaliplatin in a phase 3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Deaths From HCC Are More Likely to Occur in Medical Facilities Deaths From HCC Are More Likely to Occur in Medical Facilities
Persons with HCC are less likely than those with other cancers to die at home or in nursing facilities compared to medical facilities, according to this study. How might this be explained?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancer Screenings Disrupted During Pandemic at Federally Qualified Health Centers
Despite resumption of in - person screenings, catching up from COVID - 19 disruptions will be difficult (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Secondary Oral Vancomycin PPX Reduces Recurrent C Diff Infection Secondary Oral Vancomycin PPX Reduces Recurrent C Diff Infection
Pediatric patients with C difficile infection have a significantly lower risk of recurrence within 8 weeks of antibiotic exposure when they receive secondary oral vancomycin prophylaxis, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

NSAIDs, Polygenic Risk Score and Colorectal Cancer Risk NSAIDs, Polygenic Risk Score and Colorectal Cancer Risk
This study adds to the evidence indicating that regular use of NSAIDs or aspirin is associated with lower colorectal cancer risk, irrespective of individual polygenic risk.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Debt High, but Varies Geographically
Debt higher in the South, in lowest income ZIP codes, and in states without Medicaid expansion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics Source Type: news

Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19 Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19
Once patients recover from COVID-19, liver transplantation is a safe option with no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 recurrence, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Report Questions Benefit of FDA Accelerated Approval Pathway
112 of the 253 authorized drugs have not been confirmed as clinically effective; 24 of these have been on market more than five years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatric Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: A low-FODMAP diet proven to ease abdominal pain and IBS – what to eat
STOMACH bloating can seemingly occur almost out of nowhere with some symptoms easing relatively quickly to others persisting for some time causing abdominal pain. Occasionally when the stomach bloats its due to a gastrointestinal disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lower Risk of Diabetes Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lower Risk of Diabetes
Greater gut microbial diversity and abundance of 12 types of butyrate-producing bacteria may hinder the development of type 2 diabetes, a population-based study in the Netherlands hints.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

H. Pylori May Hinder Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors H. Pylori May Hinder Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Helicobacter pylori decreased the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in mice and was associated with a less efficacious response to therapy in a retrospective study of nonsmall-cell lung cancer patients, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study finds new serious side effect to eating ultra-processed foods
HEALTH experts have consistently warned against eating highly processed foods. They often consist of unrecognisable ingredients, including chemicals, colouring, sweeteners and preservatives. A new study has linked these foods to one serious gastrointestinal condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Safety of Proton Pump Inhibitors: Umbrella Review The Safety of Proton Pump Inhibitors: Umbrella Review
This study appraised recently published meta-analyses of potential adverse events associated with proton pump inhibitors.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

VTE Risk Up for Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Venous thromboembolism occurred less often for those with Crohn disease versus ulcerative colitis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

October 18, 2018: Meeting of the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement - 10/17/2018 - 10/18/2018
October 18, 2018: Meeting of the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Combined Analysis of Risk Factors in NAFLD Combined Analysis of Risk Factors in NAFLD
This study investigated the synergistic effects of various known risk factors for NAFLD, as well as their individual impact on disease severity.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals rank No. 1 in L.A. and state, No. 3 in nation
UCLA Health hospitals  are No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and rose to No. 3 nationally in an annual evaluation published today by U.S. News& World Report. It is the first time UCLA Health has been ranked so highly nationally while also holding the top positions in both the city and the state.UCLA Health once again earned a coveted spot on thenational honor roll, which names only the 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across a wide range of procedures and conditions.UCLA Health earnedtop 10 rankings in 12 specialties: diabetes and endocrinology (3), gastroenterology/gastrointestinal s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

C Diff Eradication Not Necessary for Clinical Cure C Diff Eradication Not Necessary for Clinical Cure
The findings support existing guidance not to test for presence of C difficile after treatment if the patient is asymptomatic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Landmark study finds one in two hospitalised COVID-19 patients develop a complication, NIHR
A large-scale, NIHR-supported observational study published in The Lancet has found that one in two people hospitalised with COVID-19 during the first phase of the pandemic developed at least one health complication as a result of the viral infection. The ISARIC/CO-CIN study is the most comprehensive of its kind - and the first to systematically assess a range of in-hospital complications and their associations with age, sex and ethnicity - and their outcomes for the patients. The researchers assessed more than 70,000 hospitalised adult patients in the UK hospitalised with severe COVID-19 disease between January and Augu...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic'Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic '
Call for doctors in primary care, hepatology, obesity medicine, endocrinology, and diabetology to stop working in silos and develop multidisciplinary teams to tackle nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type D Personality and Clinical Activity in IBD Type D Personality and Clinical Activity in IBD
How prevalent is Type D personality--that is, persons with difficulty adapting to stress--among IBD patients, and how might this type of personality impact disease course and prognosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians, with some requiring transplants, study shows
Researchers say cases linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising and more rigorous oversight is neededThe number of patients being admitted to hospital with severe liver injuries caused by herbal and dietary supplements claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss is increasing, with some people harmed so severely they required a liver transplant.A study led by Dr Emily Nash from the Royal Prince Alfred hospital examined hospital records of 184 adults admitted to the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre with drug-induced liver injury between 2009 and 2020. She and her co-autho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Diets and dieting Medical research Food safety Source Type: news

Bloating remedies: The best drink to quickly relieve a bloated stomach
ARE YOU feeling bloated? An enlarged, stretched and tight stomach could be caused by excess gas, gastrointestinal disorders, bacteria, or hormones. Whichever one is causing you to bloat, one hot beverage could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices
Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Source Type: news

Nigeria: 60 Killed, 698 Infected As Cholera Ravages Abuja
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The death toll in communities hit by the severe faecal-oral gastro intestinal infection, Cholera, in the nation's capital Abuja, has now risen to 60, Vanguard has learned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Remote Monitoring System Reduces Chemotherapy Symptom Burden
Significant reductions seen for global distress index, psychological symptoms, physical symptoms of Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA OKs Odevixibat for Pruritus Associated With Rare Liver Disease FDA OKs Odevixibat for Pruritus Associated With Rare Liver Disease
Odevixibat (Bylvay) is the first drug approved for the treatment of severe itching in children as young as 3 months with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Antiviral Drug Promising Against HBV New Antiviral Drug Promising Against HBV
A hepatitis B virus core protein allosteric modulator appears safe and shows antiviral action in patients with chronic HBV infection, according to a small company-funded study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ginger As Antiemetic in Children With Acute Gastroenteritis Ginger As Antiemetic in Children With Acute Gastroenteritis
Is oral administration of ginger effective in reducing vomiting in children with acute gastroenteritis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening
An antibody-based multitarget FIT for colorectal cancer screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared with the standard FIT test, report Dutch researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Multitarget Fecal Immunochemical Test Ups Diagnostic Accuracy
Cross - validated sensitivity improved with multitarget FIT compared with standard FIT test for advanced neoplasia and advanced adenoma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis
New research provides supporting evidence for chemopreventive effects of statins on hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study reveals immune cells that drive gastrointestinal disease in babies
Yale-led research has pinpointed cells that often cause life-threatening intestinal inflammation in premature infants, showing the potential for new therapies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Interaction Between Metabolic Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption Interaction Between Metabolic Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption
Does metabolic syndrome contribute to the risk of liver fibrosis in persons who consume alcohol?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Non - Antimicrobial Drugs Tied to Drug - Resistant Bacterial Infection
Proton pump inhibitors, beta - blockers, antimetabolites linked to infection with antibiotic - resistant bacteria (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Rectal Diclofenac Likely Comparable to Rectal Indomethacin for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis Rectal Diclofenac Likely Comparable to Rectal Indomethacin for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis
An exploratory network analysis of post-retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) prophylaxis suggests that rectal diclofenac can be used interchangeably with rectal indomethacin to reduce costs, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis' Deadly Toll The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis' Deadly Toll
If undetected, infected pancreatic necrosis causes high rates of organ failure and mortality, which led a group of Finnish researchers to assess the key contributors to be on the lookout for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Good Survival, Outcomes With TARE for HCC Good Survival, Outcomes With TARE for HCC
Transarterial radioembolization (TARE) was successfully and safely employed across 25 centers in eight European countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Management of gastric metallic foreign bodies in children - Au A, Goldman RD.
QUESTION: A 2-year-old boy presented to my clinic after a caregiver witnessed him swallow a foreign body. The caregiver recalls seeing a small metallic object but is unsure exactly what was ingested. The child was asymptomatic upon examination. How should ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Almost Half of Patients Admitted With COVID - 19 Have Complications
Likelihood of having complications higher for men than women and for those aged older than 60 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Effectiveness Comparable in IBD Patients, General Population Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Effectiveness Comparable in IBD Patients, General Population
Preliminary real-world data from Israel show that COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in patients with IBD was comparable to that of the general population, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Study identifies monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize many norovirus variants
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have taken a big step toward developing targeted treatments and vaccines against a family of viruses that attacks the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fecal Transplantation and Fiber Improves Insulin in Obesity Fecal Transplantation and Fiber Improves Insulin in Obesity
"The potential for improving human health through the microbiome is immense. We are only scratching the surface at the moment," says the lead author of small new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Some Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Have Ongoing GI Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- Nearly one in five patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, with persistence of symptoms in some patients for up to six months, according to a study recently published in Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Post –COVID-19 GI Symptoms: Malnutrition, Weight Loss More Post –COVID-19 GI Symptoms: Malnutrition, Weight Loss
More than half of patients with COVID-19 –associated gastrointestinal symptoms were unable to regain lost weight at 3 months, even after all other symptoms resolved, and may require ongoing follow-up care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Willingness to Participate in Research Among Blacks With HCV Willingness to Participate in Research Among Blacks With HCV
Black people in the US are under-represented in HCV studies. What attitudes and beliefs may influence their willingness to participate in such research?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

VOC Analysis to Improve FIT in the Detection of CRC VOC Analysis to Improve FIT in the Detection of CRC
Might the addition of a volatile organic compound test improve the accuracy of fecal immunochemical testing for the detection of colorectal cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news