7 Takeaways From the AGA's New Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guidelines 7 Takeaways From the AGA's New Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guidelines
Dr David Johnson comments on the latest recommendations for the gastrointestinal evaluation of iron-deficiency anemia, which have practice-changing implications.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coffee, Tea, Soda Tied to Higher Risk for Gastroesophageal Reflux
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Coffee, tea, and soda are associated with an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms among middle-aged women, according to a study published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults
2007 to 2016 saw increase in overall cancer incidence in all age groups, mainly driven by thyroid cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Racial and ethnic differences in health care utilization following severe acute brain injury in the United States - Jones RC, Creutzfeldt CJ, Cox CE, Haines KL, Hough CL, Vavilala MS, Williamson T, Hernandez A, Raghunathan K, Bartz R, Fuller M, Krishnamoorthy V.
OBJECTIVE: To examine racial and ethnic differences in the utilization of 3 interventions (tracheostomy placement, gastrostomy tube placement, and hospice utilization) among patients with severe acute brain injury (SABI). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

University of South Carolina study reveals how cannabinoids may be useful to prevent colon cancer
(University of South Carolina) Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are caused by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBD are at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. A UofSC study shows that THC suppressed inflammation in the colon, preventing the onset of cancers caused by a carcinogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver Histopathology in Severe COVID 19 Respiratory Failure Liver Histopathology in Severe COVID 19 Respiratory Failure
This paper details the findings of a large series of liver histopathology specimens from COVID-19 patients who died from respiratory failure.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Infectious COVID-19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks Infectious COVID-19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks
Signs of active viral infection were found in stool samples even after patients tested negative with nasopharyngeal swabbing in a small pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Extrahepatic Cancers Among Persons With Chronic HBV or HBC Extrahepatic Cancers Among Persons With Chronic HBV or HBC
Is chronic HBV or HCV infection associated with an increased risk of extrahepatic cancers?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

To recreate ancient recipes, check out the vestiges of clay pots
(University of California - Berkeley) UC Berkeley archaeologists have discovered that unglazed ceramic cookware can retain the residue of not just the last supper cooked, but earlier meals as well, opening a window onto gastronomic practices possibly going back millennia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dangers Behind Anti-maskers and Anti-vaxxers: How to Combat Both Dangers Behind Anti-maskers and Anti-vaxxers: How to Combat Both
Mask critics share some stark similarities with anti-vaccine activists. Experts warn growing alliances between the two movements could be dangerous.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Steatohepatitis Biomarkers and HCC After HCV Elimination Steatohepatitis Biomarkers and HCC After HCV Elimination
This study used steatohepatitis-related biomarkers to evaluate the development of hepatocellular carcinoma by patients with chronic hepatitis C who achieved SVR by DAA treatment.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tools Emerging to Predict Liver Failure in Cirrhosis Tools Emerging to Predict Liver Failure in Cirrhosis
Systemic inflammation and portal hypertension can help predict whether a patient hospitalized for acute decompensated cirrhosis will develop acute-on-chronic liver failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Fluorescent cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy could prevent bile duct injury by improving visualization of biliary anatomy, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver Impairment in COVID-19 Patients Liver Impairment in COVID-19 Patients
This study investigated changes in liver function and their clinical significance in patients with COVID-19.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Efficacy of PPI Therapy for Eosinophilic Esophagitis Efficacy of PPI Therapy for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
How effective is PPI therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis in real-world practice?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: How a cuddle could ease your gastrointestinal issues
STOMACH bloating could be indicative of gastrointestinal issues. A new research paper explores whether a certain cuddling hormone could play a role in helping to ease the bloat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Injury Caused by Oral Anticoagulants Liver Injury Caused by Oral Anticoagulants
This study assessed the frequency of drug-related liver injury caused by oral anticoagulants.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: Two warning signs that have you running to the toilet
CORONAVIRUS does not merely attack the respiratory tract, it appears to invade the gastrointestinal tract too. If you have been needing emergency toilets break recently, it may signal you have COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex Disparities in Presentation and Prognosis of HCC Sex Disparities in Presentation and Prognosis of HCC
A new study examines the sex disparities that exist in hepatocellular carcinoma presentation and prognosis. In what ways might these differences impact outcomes?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cell Phone Data to Predict COVID Cases -- Too'Big Brother'? Cell Phone Data to Predict COVID Cases -- Too'Big Brother'?
A recent study shows that cell phone monitoring can be a useful tool to predict new COVID hotspots. But could this be a slippery slope?Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Blueprint Medicines Strengthens Leadership with Appointment of Fouad Namouni, M.D., as President, Research and Development
Newly created role to oversee R&D organization and advance precision medicine portfolio vision CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 1, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC), a precision therapy company foc... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Blueprint Medicines, AYVAKIT, avapritinib, gastrointestinal stromal tumor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AGA recommends bidirectional endoscopy for most patients with iron deficiency anemia
(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published new clinical guidelines outlining an evidence-based approach for the initial gastrointestinal evaluation of chronic iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic patients. Iron deficiency anemia is extremely common worldwide, and a gastrointestinal cause should be considered in all patients without an obvious cause for their anemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immune Response Distinguishes Celiac Disease From Gluten Sensitivity Immune Response Distinguishes Celiac Disease From Gluten Sensitivity
The IgG antibody response to gluten is different in people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, respectively, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

MASCC/ISOO Update Guidelines for Management of Mucositis
Topics include basic oral care, photobiomodulation therapy, cryotherapy, natural interventions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

A child with a gastrocolic fistula after ingesting magnets: an unusual complication - Ali A, Alhindi S.
Foreign body ingestion is frequently the cause of emergency visits in the pediatric population, and these cases are challenging to diagnose and manage. In particular, the ingestion of magnets is dangerous and can lead to serious complications and even deat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Esophageal Radiofrequency for PPI-Refractory Heartburn Esophageal Radiofrequency for PPI-Refractory Heartburn
Is esophageal radiofrequency an effective alternative to PPI treatment among patients with refractory heartburn?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Now a single blood test can diagnose the gluten illness that brings misery to suspected sufferers
A report by British researchers, soon to be published in leading gastroenterology journal Gut, shows that the blood test alone is 95 per cent accurate for diagnosing the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hirschsprung Disease: Overview Video Hirschsprung Disease: Overview Video
Hirschsprung disease is a type of congenital disease in which fecal movement is impaired, leading to colon blockage. Review key aspects of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment in this short video.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Shows Promise in Reducing Alcohol Craving Fecal Transplant Shows Promise in Reducing Alcohol Craving
Fecal transplantation for end-stage cirrhosis improves microbiome diversity, reduces alcohol cravings, and improves quality of life, a new safety study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Is Ulcerative Colitis, the Ailment Afflicting Shinzo Abe of Japan?
The disease that has afflicted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is a chronic malady that can strike at a young age and flare up unpredictably. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rick Gladstone Tags: Digestive Tract Colitis Bowels Crohn ' s Disease Colon Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Journal) Massachusetts General Hospital Abe, Shinzo Source Type: news

Risk for Cancer Reduced for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Pooled prevalence rates of breast cancer, digestive cancer, skin cancer were 2, 2, and 1 percent, respectively (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Infection May Initially Present as Acute Pancreatitis
Rates of acute pancreatitis higher among Blacks, Hispanics versus Whites hospitalized with COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

DILI Associated With Tocilizumab in a Patient With COVID-19 DILI Associated With Tocilizumab in a Patient With COVID-19
This case report warns of a rare but potentially serious hepatotoxicity associated with the IL-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab, administered to a patient with COVID-19 to treat cytokine storm.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts
Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 Infection May Initially Present as Acute Pancreatitis
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Acute pancreatitis may be a gastrointestinal manifestation of COVID-19, according to research published online Aug. 26 in Gastroenterology. Sumant Inamdar, M.B.B.S., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2020 Innovation and Technology Awards winner: Standard Bariatrics
Standard Bariatrics is a clinically staged, medical device company that develops surgical tools for sleeve gastrectomy, (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nikki Kingery Source Type: news

Alcoholic Liver Disease Death Rates Up for Non - Hispanic Whites
Death rates higher for men, but male - to - female ratio decreased in past two decades (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

AGA Releases Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guideline AGA Releases Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guideline
The seven recommendations aim to improve quality of care and reduce practice variability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How can gastroenterology training thrive in a post-COVID world?, BMJ
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated dramatic restructuring of the workforce, with gastroenterology trainees widely redeployed and elective activity reduced. The impact on specialty training is substantial, with key examples summarised in table 1. Reduced endoscopy training is a particular challenge internationally,6 and will disproportionately affect junior trainees who cannot work under remote supervision. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer GI Bleeds With Ticagrelor and Prasugrel After PCI Fewer GI Bleeds With Ticagrelor and Prasugrel After PCI
In a comparison of post-PCI antiplatelet medications, ticagrelor or prasugrel were associated with fewer GI bleeding events than clopidogrel.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Does Gastritis Feel Like?
Title: What Does Gastritis Feel Like?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 26, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Immune protein IL-17A responsible for lethal side effects of gastric cancer
(Kanazawa University) The formation of scar tissue, or fibrosis, as gastric cancer disseminates throughout the peritoneum can be more lethal than the cancer itself and can interfere with chemotherapy. Researchers from Kanazawa University have now found that proinflammatory cytokine IL-17A from mast cells heavily influences the degree of fibrosis and causes structural changes in peritoneal cells. Preventing mast cells from releasing IL-17A may therefore be a promising treatment strategy for gastric cancer patients with peritoneal dissemination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal innovation holds potential for treating variety of conditions
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Proof-of-concept studies in models of lactose intolerance, diabetes and infectious disease demonstrate potential applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Gastroparesis is the worrying sign due to high blood sugar – what is it?
TYPE 2 diabetes signs include blurry vision, frequent urination and slow healing cuts and wounds. Another sign of dangerously high blood sugar levels is when the stomach is unable to move the food from the stomach to the intestines. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repeat FIB-4 Blood Tests Help Predict Cirrhosis Repeat FIB-4 Blood Tests Help Predict Cirrhosis
The difference between one fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) score and the next can predict risk for severe liver disease, new research shows, and can provide useful information to primary care doctors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

‘ Downside Is Zero ’ : Doctor Who Nearly Died From COVID-19 Credits Convalescent Plasma For Recovery
WORCESTER (CBS) – UMass Memorial gastroenterologist Dr. Savant Mehta battled COVID-19 on a ventilator for two weeks. His wife, Sonia, watched in agony as her husband went from physician to helpless patient. “There was like no hope,” Sonia said. As a last resort to save Mehta’s life, doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester used two transfusions of convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. “I think three days later [he was] off the ventilator. They kept him three days just to keep an eye on him but he was improving, marked improvement,” Sonia said. Sonia and Dr. S...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Louisa Moller UMass Memorial Hospital Worcester news Source Type: news

Blood Test Can Spot Patients With NASH at Risk for Liver Disease Blood Test Can Spot Patients With NASH at Risk for Liver Disease
A blood test can identify patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and significant fibrosis who are at risk for progressive liver disease, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news