Highlights from Molecular Targets Symposiuim
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer gene expression, activity in GI, lung, and limited-mutation tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer
In men, overweight and even higher normal weight tied to increased risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Surgery Still Best Approach for Appendicitis
(MedPage Today) -- Non-operative management involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status
New data from the CheckMate 040 trial suggest another indication is in the works for the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

In Older Hep B Patients, Carcinoma Surveillance Is Advised In Older Hep B Patients, Carcinoma Surveillance Is Advised
Patients older than 50 years should still be screened for hepatocellular carcinoma after the 5 years of therapy for chronic hepatitis B, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk
Dr David Johnson on why we should consider vitamin D supplementation beyond its benefits for bone health.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Eating in the Raw: Are Raw Food Devotees Right or at Risk? Eating in the Raw: Are Raw Food Devotees Right or at Risk?
The centuries-old raw food movement is experiencing a resurgence. Is this diet ancient wisdom or modern folly?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Nivolumab Works for Sicker Liver Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Half of Child-Pugh B patients showed improvement or stable disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Lyndra touts positive results for long-acting drug-delivery tech
Lyndra Therapeutics reported positive results from a pharmacokinetics study of its once-weekly drug-delivery capsule, touting that it successfully transitioned a once-daily therapy to a weekly dosage form. The Watertown, Mass.-based company’s oral drug-delivery technique is designed to provide sustained release of one or more drugs for up to a week. Lyndra’s star-shaped capsule opens when it reaches the stomach and eventually leaves the body via the user’s gastrointestinal tract. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Lyndra touts positive results for long-acting...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals lyndra Source Type: news

IDSA Video Conference Reporter: AASLD 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Watch exclusive comments from study authors and discussants at AASLD 2018 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US
This study examined how markers of liver health are associated with mortality in persons without viral hepatitis in the United States. Are liver fat scores useful for metabolic health surveillance?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Faecal transplant may protect premature babies from fatal bowel disease
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Children born prematurely often experience serious problems with the gastrointestinal tract and therefore have increased risk of developing life-threatening bowel infection. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown, in a study on pigs, that transplantation of faeces from healthy pigs changes the bowel's bacterial composition in those born prematurely and protects them from the fatal bowel disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reporters invited to attend leading IBD meeting: Crohn's & Colitis Congress ®
(American Gastroenterological Association) The Crohn's& Colitis Congress, the premier conference for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) health care providers and researchers, invites media to register for the 2019 meeting. A partnership of the Crohn's& Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the Congress will disseminate the latest research and care strategies to ultimately improve the lives of the estimated 3 million Americans living with IBD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Damning report reveals pancreatic cancer death rates have soared by 5% across Europe
A report by the non-profit organisation, United European Gastroenterology, compared how many people died of pancreatic cancer in 28 countries in Europe from 1990-2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel SCD1 Modulator Reduced Liver Fat in NASH Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Dose-response pattern seen for aramchol in phase IIb ARREST trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant
With direct-acting antivirals, organs from donors infected with hepatitis C can be transplanted safely into uninfected recipients, shortening the time patients spend on wait lists, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis
In treatment-na ï ve patients with compensated cirrhosis, the duration of hepatitis C medication can be shortened in most cases, results from the EXPEDITION-8 trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HCV Combo Pill a Winner in Untreated Cirrhotic Patients
(MedPage Today) -- High SVR12 rate suggests 8-week treatment could be used for this population (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical device alert: Suction catheters, gastro-enteral tubes, intermittent urology catheters and sterile urine drainage bags – potential breach in sterile barrier packaging
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical device alert for specific lots of Suction Catheters,GastroenteralTubes, Intermittent Urology Catheters and sterile U (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 14, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UC researchers granted $3.4 million by NIH to study gastrointestinal lymphatic system
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been awarded $3.4 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of the gastrointestinal (GI) lymphatic system in dietary nutrient absorption and the transport of signaling molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer death rates rising across Europe, report reveals
(Spink Health) 'Pancreatic Cancer Across Europe,' published by United European Gastroenterology (UEG) to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day, examines the past and current state of pancreatic cancer care and treatment, as well as the future prospects, such as targeting the microbiome, for improving the prognosis for patients. Whilst lung, breast and colorectal cancer have seen significant reductions in death rates since 1990, deaths from pancreatic cancer continue to rise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Minorities Sicker than Whites at Liver Transplant Referral
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks had highest MELD scores at waitlist registration among racial-ethnic groups (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Upper GI X-rays Unhelpful After Sleeve Gastrectomy Upper GI X-rays Unhelpful After Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastrografin upper gastrointestinal inspection is generally of little value in determining the integrity of staple lines following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease
Drugs that act on different pathways in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are showing progress, but a cure is still elusive, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Novel PBC Drug Shows Promise in Phase II Study
(MedPage Today) -- Interim analysis of ongoing trial shows reduced ALP levels by>45%, no increase in pruritus (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Regular Aspirin Use Tied to Reduction in HCC Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Significant benefit apparent after≥5 years of use at average dose of at least 1.5 tablets/week (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Drug-induced Liver Injury in the Context of NAFLD Drug-induced Liver Injury in the Context of NAFLD
This article explores the pathophysiological mechanisms and reciprocity involved in NAFLD and drug-induced steatohepatitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Do Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Face Higher DILI Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Research suggests a link of which drug developers should be aware, expert says (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Medications Effective in People Who Inject Drugs Hepatitis C Medications Effective in People Who Inject Drugs
People who inject drugs can take medication consistently enough to be cured of hepatitis C, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Esophageal Dysphagia in a Young Immigrant Woman
The 21-year-old recently immigrated from Mexico. She has had trouble swallowing both solids and liquids x4 months. Can you find the clue to her diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatment Works Well for Young Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly all children treated with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir achieved sustained response (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hospitalization Costs for High-Need Patients With GI Diseases Hospitalization Costs for High-Need Patients With GI Diseases
This study analyzed the annual burden and costs of hospitalization in patients with chronic GI and liver disease. Which patients are at high risk for frequent hospitalizations and long hospital stays?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical Redevelopment Drives $12M Acquisition (Real Deals)
The 121,922-SF former Kmart Shopping Center at 10901 N. Rodney Parham Road will become home to Premier Gastroenterology Associates as part of the Premier Medical Plaza. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify risk factors of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) pediatric gastroenterologist, Michael Narkewicz, MD, recently shared results of the Prospective Study of Ultrasound to Predict Hepatic Cirrhosis in Cystic Fibrosis (PUSH), which sought to determine if liver ultrasounds could identify children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis who are at greater risk of developing advanced liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women at Risk for HCV Benefit from Universal Screen
(MedPage Today) -- Test deemed more efficient, cost-effective diagnostic approach versus risk-based screening (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Combo HCV Pill Effective in Certain Refractory Patients
(MedPage Today) -- High SVR12 rate for 16 week glecaprevir/pibrentasvir regimen in HCV GT1 patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' De-Fatting' Tx May Give Discarded Livers New Life
(MedPage Today) -- Ex vivo perfusion system plus therapy reduced fat in steatotic livers (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers
Fat in a donor liver and obesity in a recipient increase mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AASLD Poster Roundup: Factors that Impact Cirrhosis Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

AASLD Poster Roundup: Gender, Insurance, Weight and Waitlists
(MedPage Today) -- Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How AI could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
"Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more by detecting cancer early. But doctors don ’t always find every polyp. As a gastroenterologist, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook knows all too well that colon polyps can be tough to spot. But a new high-tech tool may be able to help doctors spot them. " (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds you can relieve heartburn symptoms with a non-toxic, inexpensive orange-peel extract
(Natural News) Heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a painful disease that affects 60 percent of the adult population in the U.S. within a year. Fortunately, a non-toxic, inexpensive orange peel extract can help relieve heartburn symptoms. A clinical study has shown that D-limonene, a component of orange peels, can effectively relieve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal and psychiatric symptoms among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder - Neuhaus E, Bernier RA, Tham SW, Webb SJ.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at heightened risk of psychiatric comorbidities across the lifespan, including elevated rates of internalizing, externalizing, and self-injurious behaviors. Identification of medical comorbidities that co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Truly a superfood: Aloe vera treats constipation
(Natural News) Constipation is a gastrointestinal condition characterized by difficulty in bowel movement or having fewer bowel movements on average, typically less than three in a single week. It can occur due to a wide variety of reasons, including a lack of fiber or fluid intake, old age or additional health problems. Fortunately, it can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroparesis Differs by Race, Ethnicity, Sex (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More common in whites and women, while blacks and Hispanics have more diabetes-driven disease. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out? The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out?
Dr David Johnson on new evidence that may change how we view probiotics'efficacy and safety.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Banks Receives ACG Samuel S. Weiss Award
Peter Banks, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, was honored with the Samuel S. Weiss Award at the American College of Gastroenterology ’s (ACG) annual meeting in Philadelphia. The award is presented a fellow of the coll (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Liver Meeting to Focus on Practice Matters Along with Science
(MedPage Today) -- Topics range from'day in the life'of a hepatology consultant to novel NASH therapies (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

From treating gastric ulcers to reducing skin diseases, myrtle is a potent natural healing plant
(Natural News) The traditional Unani system of medicine uses the common myrtle (Myrtus communis) to treat different conditions such as diarrhea or inflammation. However, a systematic review of myrtle reveals that it can also be used to cure gastric ulcer and skin diseases. In Unani medicine, practitioners used myrtle to heal different health complaints. Different parts of the plant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news