Added Radiotherapy Does Not Improve Gastric Cancer Survival Added Radiotherapy Does Not Improve Gastric Cancer Survival
Postoperative chemoradiotherapy after gastric cancer resection does not improve overall survival, compared with postoperative chemotherapy alone, according to results from the international CRITICS trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nodal Response to Pre - Op Tx Tied to Survival in Esophageal Cancer
Survival benefit of nodal response maintained among patients with nodal, but not primary response (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk of gastrointestinal cancers in patients with cystic fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This review suggests patients with cystic fibrosis have an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer, risk of site-specific GI cancers was also elevated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modifiable Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Modifiable Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
Although there are no national guidelines for colon cancer prevention, a reasonable amount of evidence is available. Dr David Johnson provides key highlights of the current evidence.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Slide/Lecture Presentation Source Type: news

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Practices should be aware of basic employment laws in their state, which vary with number of employees (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Cambridge ’s Ironwood Pharmaceuticals to split into two businesses
Cambridge-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that it plans to separate into two publicly-traded companies, one focused on the company ’s commercial business of gastrointestinal drugs, and the other focused on developing treatments for rare disorders and other serious conditions. Ironwood (Nasdaq: IRWD) said that both businesses would be headquartered in Cambridge. A spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comm ent on how many of the company’s 730 employees globally would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

April 2018 Briefing - Gastroenterology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for April 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-term Safety of Oral Anti-virals for Chronic HBV Long-term Safety of Oral Anti-virals for Chronic HBV
What does the latest evidence tell us about the long-term safety profiles of nucleoside analogues for chronic hepatitis B?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver - Kidney Recipients Have Donor - Specific Hypo - Responses
Unique characteristics ID'd in peripheral blood cells of simultaneous liver - kidney transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

What Causes Flushing?
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How people fitted with gastric bands are turning to drink and drugs
People fitted with gastric bands to help them lose weight are turning to drink and drugs after surgery as they struggle to cope with not being able to eat, according to research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potentially Inappropriate Meds Use Prevalent in Cancer Patients
But baseline potentially inappropriate medication use has no correlation with most poor clinical outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

PD-L1 Antibodies for EBV-Positive Gastric Cancer PD-L1 Antibodies for EBV-Positive Gastric Cancer
A case report suggests that checkpoint inhibitors may benefit EBV-positive gastric tumors.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

New program cuts wait times to see gastrointestinal specialists by 98%
Alberta doctors applaud a new initiative that cut the wait list to see gastrointestinal specialists from 2,742 patients to just 30. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Restech acquires Mederi Medical
Medtech developer Respiratory Technology Corp said today it acquired Mederi Therapeutics, and its Stretta catheter and Secca system, for an undisclosed amount. Houston-based Restech said that the addition of the Stretta catheter, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, and the Secca system, designed to treat bowel incontinence, are complimentary to its existing diagnostic devices. Mederi’s Stretta catheter system is designed to apply low-power radio frequency energy to remodel the lower esophageal sphincter to restore natural barrier function and reduce spontaneous regurgitation caused by transient relaxat...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Mergers & Acquisitions Mederi Therapeutics respiratorytechnologycorp Source Type: news

New Help for Managing Clostridium difficile Infection New Help for Managing Clostridium difficile Infection
New guidelines from IDSA/SHEA highlight best practices for treatingC difficile infection. Dr David Johnson provides insight for all providers who must be cognizant of this widespread problem.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

BMI Trajectories in Young Adults Predict NAFLD in Middle Age BMI Trajectories in Young Adults Predict NAFLD in Middle Age
Might strategies for weight maintenance through young adulthood be more successful at preventing NAFLD than weight loss later in life?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Perspective on the Clinical Meaningfulness of IBD Trials Perspective on the Clinical Meaningfulness of IBD Trials
A new survey provides insight into the views of physicians regarding the clinical relevance of the results of IBD trials.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

ctDNA Increase May Predict Regorafenib Response in Advanced CRC
In this video, Pashalina Kehagias discusses how an early increase in ctDNA may predict a poor response to regorafenib in advanced CRC. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pashalina Kehagias Tags: Conferences/AACR Street Team Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Is Sending an Unusually High Number of People to the Hospital
The E. coli outbreak that has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging consumers to avoid romaine lettuce is linked to an unusually high number of hospitalizations, according to an update issued Wednesday. Thirty-one more cases have been added to an ongoing investigation into the outbreak, bringing the total number of sick individuals across 19 states to 84. About 54% of these patients — 42 out of the 78 with available information — have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. That’s significantly higher than the infection’s typical 30% hospitalization rate, according to the agen...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How dogs could help us explore our own gut health
The proverbial best friends of humankind give us unconditional love and moments of joy. But can they also enrich our knowledge of our own gut microbiomes? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for OrphoMed's ORP-101 for Treatment of IBS-D
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- OrphoMed, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class dimer therapeutics, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has grante... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, FDA OrphoMed, dimer therapeutic, irritable bowel syndrome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cocina Moderna - Recetas, Gastronom ía, Alimentos, Ensaladas, Comidas Saludables – AARP Everywhere Everywhere en español
Art ículos, consejos y guías prácticas para cocinar: comidas fáciles y rápidas, comida saludable y recetas económicas. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Split-dose Picosulfate Better Tolerated for Bowel Cleansing Split-dose Picosulfate Better Tolerated for Bowel Cleansing
Split-dose picosulfate is better tolerated than 2-1 polyethylene glycol (PEG) for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy, researchers from the Netherlands report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

American College of Physicians, April 19 - 21
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 25, 2018 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

Why you need to "rough up" your diet with fiber
(Natural News) Have you taken your fiber today? Fiber or roughage is the non-digestible part of plant foods that travels along our digestive system, absorbing water along the way, and helping us move our bowels more easily. In our diet, fiber refers to nutrients that are not digested by gastrointestinal enzymes but still play an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What home remedies can stop flatulence?
Although passing gas is a normal bodily function, some people may be concerned that they do so excessively. There are many steps that can help to reduce flatulence, including dietary changes and supplements. In this article, we look at 12 steps that could help reduce farting, and when excess gas may be more worrying. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

PPI Use and Mortality in Those With Pyogenic Liver Abscess PPI Use and Mortality in Those With Pyogenic Liver Abscess
A new study examines the impact of PPI treatment on mortality among patients with pyogenic liver abscess.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Telbivudine to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV Telbivudine to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV
Does telbivudine in women with positive HBeAg prevent HBV transmission to the fetus--and is it safe to use in the third trimester?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cuts CRC Incidence, Mortality in Men
Absolute risks for colorectal cancer, CRC death not reduced for screening group vs. controls in women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

OrphoMed Appoints Gary M. Phillips, M.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer
OrphoMed Founder Nikhilesh Singh, Ph.D. Appointed as Chief Scientific Officer; Will Remain as Board Member SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- OrphoMed, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel OrphoMed, dimer therapeutic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' E coli' and Food Safety: It's a Jungle Out There'E coli' and Food Safety: It's a Jungle Out There
Have we made progress to reduce the risk for foodborne'Escherichia coli'infection? Dr Balistreri discusses this serious public health concern.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

DAA Treatment for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma DAA Treatment for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma
What factors need to be considered when using DAAs for HCV in patients with HCC? Review recent findings surrounding indications, efficacy and outcomes associated with DAA treatment in these patients.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Screening Intervals for People With Family Histories of CRC Screening Intervals for People With Family Histories of CRC
A new model found that for individuals with family histories of colorectal cancer, it's cost effective to gradually increase the screening interval--under certain circumstances.Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

IBS patients obtain robust, enduring relief from home-based treatment program
(University at Buffalo) In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact. Led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with colleagues at New York University and Northwestern University, the study was published online before print in Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CDC Warns Against Eating Any Kind of Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak
American consumers are urged to stay away from salad for the time being, after an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against eating any kind of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads and hearts of the green, and any chopped salads or salad mixes that contain it, in its latest update on the E. coli outbreak. The warning, which expanded from a prior notice urging buyers to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, comes after new cases of E. coli were reported in Alaska. Alaska’s Departmen...
Source: TIME: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Adding Allopurinol Safe, Effective in IBD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Option for those with thiopurine hypermethylation (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type
Patients with Medicaid or no insurance have lower survival versus those with private coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to make yourself fart
Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Takes on Injury From Fatty Liver Experimental Drug Takes on Injury From Fatty Liver
An investigative human fibroblast growth factor 19 analog is in development to reduce markers of liver damage in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Australian father treats his daughters' Chron's disease by juicing cannabis... then gets raided by the government
(Natural News) Chron’s disease is a long-term, chronic health condition that affects 700,000 people in the United States and is the result of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Its symptoms can be mild or severe, and may include rectal bleeding, frequent and recurring diarrhea, significant weight loss, fever, abdominal pain and cramping, low energy and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Tx Holds Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Akkermansia muciniphila supplementation may become a new therapeutic option (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA warns against endoscope connectors
The FDA yesterday warned healthcare providers against using endoscope connectors in more than one patient without reprocessing, saying it hasn’t seen any acceptable tests demonstrating their safety. The federal safety watchdog said the connectors, which are used in more than one patient for gastrointestinal endoscopies over the course of 24 hours, connect the endoscope to a water supply. The agency recommended that providers use connectors that prevent patient fluid back-flow into the ‘scope, either as a one-time use or reprocessed after every patient. Erbe USA is the only company marketing a 24-hour multi-pati...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Erbe USA Source Type: news

OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis
Does real-life data confirm the results of clinical trials regarding the efficacy and safety profile of this DAA regimen in patients with HCV infection and cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioid Use in GI Diagnoses vs Unexplained GI Symptoms Opioid Use in GI Diagnoses vs Unexplained GI Symptoms
How does the opioid prescription rate compare between patients with unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms and those with structural diagnoses?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Which pain medication is safest for arthritis patients?
(Wiley) In a recent Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study, arthritis patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain plus a stomach acid-reducing medicine called esomeprazole had infrequent gastrointestinal side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fibre deficiency: Dr Ranj recommends five foods to eat to lower risk of bowel cancer
FIBRE is an important part of a person ’s diet and a deficiency could result in gastrointestinal upset. Not eating enough fibre can increase the risk of certain conditions like bowel cancer, but TV Ranj Singh recommends five foods you can eat to avoid a deficiency happening in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns About 24-Hour Multipatient Endoscope Connectors FDA Warns About 24-Hour Multipatient Endoscope Connectors
The FDA recommends against use of endoscope connectors that are labeled for use with multiple patients over the course of 24 hours without reprocessing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Prolongs Hepatocellular Carcinoma Survival Immunotherapy Prolongs Hepatocellular Carcinoma Survival
The benefits of immunotherapy with cytokine-induced killer cells continue to be seen in a follow-up extension study of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news