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Opioids for C diff Pain Connected to Worse Outcomes Opioids for C diff Pain Connected to Worse Outcomes
Researchers have already linked opioid use to longer hospital stays and higher white blood cell counts, and now the same investigators take a deeper dive, looking at C diff severity and mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Deep Learning May Help Detect Colon Polyps
(MedPage Today) -- Computer-assisted model warrants further research (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout
They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Gastric Acid Suppression May Promote Liver Injury
Expansion of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis in mice exacerbates ethanol - induced liver disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

‘ Liquid Biopsy ’ Shows Promise for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
DNA methylation markers show effectiveness for diagnosis and predicting prognosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet
Learn all about the food to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet. We look at the different phases and the process of transitioning to solid foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Shift in Disparities in HCV Treatment From Interferon to DAA Shift in Disparities in HCV Treatment From Interferon to DAA
Has the move from HCV treatment with interferon-based therapies to direct-acting antivirals resulted in reduced disparity of patients receiving treatment? For what groups do gaps remain?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How broccoli protects your gut
New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Obesity and Pancreatitis Obesity and Pancreatitis
This review explores the mechanisms by which obesity contributes to and exacerbates acute pancreatitis, and examines potential therapies for this obesity-related disease.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Electronic Nose Promising for Barrett's Esophagus Detection
(MedPage Today) -- Test may facilitate surveillance for esophageal adenocarcinoma (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician - patient relationship, quality of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy May Benefit Most Patients With Achalasia: Experts Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy May Benefit Most Patients With Achalasia: Experts
Most patients with achalasia, particularly those with type III, can benefit from treatment with per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), according to an expert review and commentary from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Glecaprevir-Pibrentasvir Effective in Patients With HCV, CKD Glecaprevir-Pibrentasvir Effective in Patients With HCV, CKD
Glecaprevir-pibrentasvir produced high sustained virologic response rates regardless of the underlying HCV genotype in patients with severe chronic kidney disease and HCV infection, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Robotic Surgery System FDA Clears New Robotic Surgery System
The Senhance System (TransEnterix Surgical Inc) includes unique technological characteristics and is intended for use in laparoscopic colorectal and gynecologic surgery.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

CDC Considers Expanding Hepatitis C Testing CDC Considers Expanding Hepatitis C Testing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is contemplating lowering the age recommendation for hepatitis C screening, and amplifying the criteria to include those with risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ACG: Half of Gastro Docs Experience Burnout
(MedPage Today) -- Lifestyle, work-life balance most often associated with burnout (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Colon Cancer on the Rise in Under-50s
(MedPage Today) -- SEER data suggest screening may need to begin earlier in some populations (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 16, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

ACG: Burnout Reported by About Half of Gastroenterologists
Factors associated with burnout include female sex, spending more hours on domestic chores, child care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A healthy gut means healthy aging
One of the largest studies of its kind finds that the guts of 'ridiculously healthy' 90-year-olds are just as healthy as those of 30-year-olds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pregnant RA Patients Often Stop Biologic Tx: Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment interruptions in pregnancy less common for IBD patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pre - Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts
Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Olympus Announces Continued Expansion of Its GI Endoscopic Device Line with ESD Innovations
SB Knives, Eleview and Guardian Driving Complete Solutions for Gastroenterologists CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 13, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for m... Devices, Gastroenterology, Product Launch Olympus Medical Systems, EndoTherapy, endoscopy, Submucosal Dissection (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spearheading Advancements in Surgical Sealants
Surgeons and clinicians have used surgical sealants for closing or reconnecting ruptured tissues, or as an adjunct to sutures and staples, for years. However, advancements in technology have led general surgeons and specialists to consider sealants for a wider range of applications and with increased frequency. Increasing Ease of Use Surgical sealants aren't as easy to use as a tube of Crazy Glue. Surgeons must mix and use some agents precisely and promptly to be effective. Delivery systems vary from a syringe, proprietary applicator, or through an endoscope. Most require special training. Sylys®, an elastic, resorbabl...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Implants Source Type: news

ACG Hosts Annual Meeting with World Gastroenterology Organisation
(MedPage Today) -- Thousands gather in Orlando for latest GI news, trends (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Low - Cost Services a Major Player in Unnecessary Health Spending
Costs associated with low - cost, low - value health services nearly twice as high as high - cost services (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 12, 2017 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: 'Cell of origin' for Barrett's esophagus identified
Researchers have found an area of unique cells in the lining of the food pipe that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Sustained Response with HCV Combo Drug in CKD
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with both diseases had virologic response and no failure (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 12, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical License Questions Sway Doctors ’ Mental Health Help
Asking only about current mental health may encourage help - seeking behavior (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 2017 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, Pathology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Cure'Difficult to Implement'Hepatitis C Cure'Difficult to Implement '
Effective treatments are available for patients with hep C, but bridging the gap between infected patients and a cure can be complicated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Progress in Fatty Liver and Pediatric Liver Disease Progress in Fatty Liver and Pediatric Liver Disease
New findings on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, pediatric liver diseases, hepatitis B, and the microbiome will be among the topics tackled at the upcoming Liver Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Liver Meeting 2017: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) The Liver Meeting 2017: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AASLD 2017Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Hep C Cases Discovered in Public Services Screening Hep C Cases Discovered in Public Services Screening
When hepatitis C screening is offered through county services, infected people can be identified and linked with care, a pioneering program demonstrates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pancreata Donated After Circulatory Death May Expand Organ Pool Pancreata Donated After Circulatory Death May Expand Organ Pool
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Magnetic Anal Sphincter Augmentation Effective for Fecal Incontinence Magnetic Anal Sphincter Augmentation Effective for Fecal Incontinence
Magnetic anal sphincter augmentation (MSA) reduces leakage and improves quality of life (QOL) in patients with severe fecal incontinence, especially those with no previous surgical treatment for incontinence, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medtronic breaks ground on western China Innovation Center
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it has begun work on an Innovation Center in Chengdu, China, slated to open in 2020. The new Chengdu Innovation Center is being built at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park in the Sichuan Province and aims to provide clinical training and research platforms for medical workers in the region and neighboring regions. “Medtronic understands the critical role that rural physicians play in driving the healthcare availability and transformation. As such, we hope to support the growth and development of medical workers in China’s vast central and western regions, help the...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Medtronic Source Type: news

Novel Metrics Suggested for Assessing EHR Use
Metrics aim to provide insight into the clinician experience in light of impaired practice efficiency (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 10, 2017 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

Patient, Provider Interventions May Up Colonoscopy Rates
Patient navigators, provider reminders may improve colonoscopy rates after positive fecal test (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Liver disease risk may be heightened by gastric acid drugs
A study involving both mice and human participants suggests that common drugs used to reduce gastric acid may increase the risk of chronic liver diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Baby was born with her intestines on the OUTSIDE  
Ava-Rose Nightingale, from Carmarthen in Wales, was born with gastroschisis, which caused her intestines to grow outside her body due to her abdominal wall not forming before birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your probiotics might not be enough unless you're also taking PREbiotics, expert warns
(Natural News) A professor of microbiology and pathology at Colorado State University warns that taking probiotics means diddly squat if you don’t supplement them with prebiotics. Ian Orme describes the prevailing assumption that probiotics taken by themselves can improve health as just “dodgy” and unrealistic. He claims that the practice is essentially useless as gastric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Continuous Clinical Response in Ulcerative Colitis Continuous Clinical Response in Ulcerative Colitis
Continuous clinical response has emerged as a useful target in the management of ulcerative colitis. Can it be feasibly integrated into clinical practice as a patient-reported outcome?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Injured Patients Want More Info on Safety Improvement Efforts
Eighteen of 30 patients and family members reported the CRP experience to be positive overall (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2017 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

2016 Physician Quality Reporting System Reports Available
Physicians should review reports to know whether they are subject to 2018 PQRS payment adjustment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2017 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, Pathology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Downside of Cancer Ads;'Quit Wrecking My Health Care;' Lies About Lice
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Short - Lived Benefits for Abusive Supervisory Behavior
Positive indirect effect on work engagement via recovery level, which is short - lived (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 6, 2017 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

Do DAAs Curb the Long-term Effects of Chronic HCV Infection? Do DAAs Curb the Long-term Effects of Chronic HCV Infection?
After reviewing the evidence, researchers from the Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group were unable to determine whether long-term treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) can affect hepatitis C-related morbidity, serious adverse events, health-related quality of life and all-cause mortality.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Complications After Bariatric Surgery Lead ACG 2017 Complications After Bariatric Surgery Lead ACG 2017
An award-winning study of difficulties patients encounter after bariatric surgery will be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting, along with other advances in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Most Cancer Drugs Approved in Europe Show No Survival Benefit
Even in the postmarketing period, half of cancers have no evidence of significant survival gain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case of colonic intramural hematoma after mild blunt abdominal trauma - Torres US, Cesar DN, D ʼIppolito G.
Intramural hematomas can occur along any part of the gastrointestinal tract, being more common in the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Intramural colonic hematomas are very rare, and their main causes include abdominal trauma, anticoagulation, and coagulopath... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stronger Nocebo Effect When Inert Rx Labeled As Expensive
Neural interactions between cortex, brainstem, and spinal cord mediate this effect (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 6, 2017 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