DDW ® 2018 offers reporters access to leading research in digestive health
(Digestive Disease Week) Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) will host its annual scientific meeting in Washington, DC, from June 2-5, 2018, bringing together physicians, researchers, and academics from across the world. Recognized as a top 50 medical meeting, this is your opportunity to learn cutting-edge medical advances and report on the latest research in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. This year's press program will offer reporters multiple opportunities to interact with leading researchers from the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many in Oregon View Alcohol As More Harmful Than Marijuana
In survey, 52.5 percent called alcohol more harmful, 40 percent considered the two equally harmful (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

1 in 10 Worldwide Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery
THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of antibiotics in poorer countries likely contributing to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Five Reasons to Avoid Going Gluten-Free Five Reasons to Avoid Going Gluten-Free
Emerging evidence suggests that significant costs--physical and financial--are associated with this diet if not administered properly.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Crohn's Progression Unchanged Despite Advanced Therapies Crohn's Progression Unchanged Despite Advanced Therapies
Despite advances in the treatment of Crohn's disease, 5-year outcomes are similar to those from 20 years ago, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an esophageal spasm?
A look at esophageal spasms, a condition where the food pipe in the throat twitches or convulses uncontrollably. Included is detail on diagnosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Histopathological Challenges in Drug-induced Liver Injury Histopathological Challenges in Drug-induced Liver Injury
Learn how liver biopsy can provide valuable information about the severity of injury and overall morphological changes in suspected drug-induced liver injury. What challenges face the pathologist?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 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

Medical News Today: Why does my stomach feel tight?
Learn about why your stomach feels tight. We take a look at the various causes, treatments, and conditions associated with a tight stomach. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
Delivery of pre - examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in Gastric Cancer Patients ’ Receipt of Pre - Op Chemo
Racial, ethnic disparities in treatment also affect disparities in overall survival (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Mauritius:"Developing countries such as Mauritius need research to help relieve the economic burden of chronic diseases"
[L'Express] Dr Neel Heerasing, a consultant gastroenterologist with special interests in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Clinical Nutrition, was born and raised in Mauritius. Having completed his medical training in Australia, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 to further his training and undertook a two-year research fellowship at the Royal Devon& Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the prestigious Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pharmacogenetics Research Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band destroyed her life
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band 'destroyed her life'
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Cannabis and Steatosis Risk in HIV and HCV Co-infection Daily Cannabis and Steatosis Risk in HIV and HCV Co-infection
Might daily cannabis use be a protective factor against steatosis in HIV/HCV-co-infected patients?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia
This case report highlights a lesser known cause of morbidity arising from a Nissen fundoplication using mesh for hiatal hernia repair.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 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

Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer Staging Tied to More Chemoradiation
But no significant improvement in overall survival compared with CT of the abdomen and pelvis only (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ferring's CLENPIQ(TM) (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) Oral Solution for Colonoscopy Prep Now Available
First and only FDA-Approved, Ready-to-Drink Low-Volume Bowel Prep PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that CLENPIQ™ (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrou... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Product Launch Ferring Pharmaceuticals, CLENPIQ, Colonoscopy Prep, Colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Models of Gastroenterology Practice New Models of Gastroenterology Practice
This article details five new models of practice that have emerged in the past decade as viable options.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a strangulated hernia?
A look at strangulated hernia, a condition where herniated tissue has its blood supply cut off. Find out about types, complications, and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best ways to get rid of nausea?
A look at how to get rid of nausea, a common complaint with a range of potential causes. Included is detail on physical changes to make to reduce nausea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Brain, Gut Both Crucial in Psychotherapy for Chronic Digestive Disorders Brain, Gut Both Crucial in Psychotherapy for Chronic Digestive Disorders
For patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease and other chronic digestive diseases, attention to the brain is as important as the gut, researchers say in a February 3 online article in Gastroenterology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Must-Have Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Radiology, gastro, and decision-making apps are our top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Refractory UC Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Refractory UC
Could the microbial composition of donor stools influence why some therapy refractory ulcerative colitis patients respond well to fecal transplantation, while others do not?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Salix Provides Update on FDA Submission for PLENVU(R)
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ("Salix"), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, FDA Salix Pharmaceuticals, PLENVU, NER1006, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the causes of loose stools?
A look at loose stools, which are unusually watery bowel movements. Find out about the causes and the role of diet in the consistency of bowel movements. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lactic acidosis
A look at lactic acidosis, a condition characterized by overproduction of lactic acid. Included is detail on complications and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early treatment decisions can alter the course of care for acute pancreatitis patients
(American Gastroenterological Association) Management and treatment decisions made within the first 48 to 72 hours of hospital admission for acute pancreatitis patients can significantly alter the course of disease and duration of hospitalization. A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of AGA, focuses on the critical decisions made during initial management of acute pancreatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Salix Provides Update on FDA Submission for Plenvu
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ( " Salix " ), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and a wholly owned... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn ’ t Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat
Majority surveyed don't believe health care workers should be able to refuse services based on beliefs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 9, 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

University of Missouri Research Reactor supplying radioisotope for new cancer drug
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Scientists at the University of Missouri's Research Reactor (MURR) identified promising properties of the radioisotope lutetium-177 (Lu-177), which can be used to treat cancer. Recently the U.S. FDA approved a Lu-177 based drug, Lutathera ® (lutetium Lu-177 dotatate), to treat certain types of tumors that can occur in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. MURR is the sole US supplier of Lu-177 for use in Lutathera ® , which was developed by Advanced Accelerator Applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

WATCH: What exactly is the 'stomach flu?'
Norovirus, sometimes referred to as "the stomach flu" or "food poisoning," causes gastroenteritis or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pentax Duodenoscopes Recalled for Design and Label Changes Pentax Duodenoscopes Recalled for Design and Label Changes
All Pentax ED-3490TK duodenoscopes have been voluntarily recalled to replace the forceps elevator mechanism, O-rings, and distal end covering and to update the operation manual.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity - Related Illness in U.S.
Proportion of medical expenditures for obesity - related illness varies widely by state (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Le Bonheur opens new $10M outpatient center
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's new $9.5 million outpatient center in Jackson is now open. The 30,000-square-foot, 20-exam-room facility is located in the northwest part of the city, at 1535 Vann Drive. The center provides diagnostic services such as X-rays, ultrasounds, EKGs and pulmonary function testing. Subspecialty clinics will include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, g eneral surgery, genetics, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and urology. "This is an expansion of our services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Allurion launches pivotal US Elipse gastric balloon trial
Allurion Technologies said today it launched the pivotal Enlighten US clinical trial of its Elipse gastric balloon designed for weight loss. The Elipse gastric balloon is made of a thin, flexible polymer film and is ingested as a capsule without the need for surgery. The balloon is filled once it reaches a patient’s stomach to reduce hunger, and passes naturally through the GI tract after 4 months, the Natick, Mass.-based company said. “The start of the Enlighten clinical trial is not only a milestone for the Elipse Balloon, but also for the field of weight loss more broadly. Non-surgical weight loss thera...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Allurion Technologies Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diets: Healthy or Potentially Toxic? Gluten-Free Diets: Healthy or Potentially Toxic?
Dr David Johnson on new data suggesting that these popular diets may lead to an accumulation of heavy metals.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New Study Finds truFreeze(R) Spray Cryotherapy Less Painful than Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus Related Diseases
LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 6, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical is pleased to announce that in a multi-center prospective study conducted at three leading academic centers published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology (Liqu... Devices, Gastroenterology CSA Medical, truFreeze, Barrett's Esophagus, cryotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hot Tea + Alcohol or Smoking May Up Esophageal Cancer Risk
Greatest risk for esophageal cancer for those who drink burning hot tea, consume ≥ 15 mg alcohol daily (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

IV Bevacizumab Effective for Severe HHT - Related Bleeding
Drop in RBC transfusion requirements, epistaxis severity in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ecco 2018 ecco 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECCO 2018Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

The Gut Microbiome in IBD: Avenues for Microbial Management The Gut Microbiome in IBD: Avenues for Microbial Management
This article presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge regarding the role of the gut microbiome in IBD, with emphasis on evidence relating to future microbiome modulating therapeutics.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Primary Gastrinomas in the Liver Uncommon, but Warrant Aggressive Resection Primary Gastrinomas in the Liver Uncommon, but Warrant Aggressive Resection
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Provide Path Forward for Abnormal Liver Tests New Guidelines Provide Path Forward for Abnormal Liver Tests
Liver chemistry tests can be highly variable. Dr William Balistreri shares the latest data to get you from confusion to the correct diagnosis.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Ocaliva to Reinforce Correct Dosing FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Ocaliva to Reinforce Correct Dosing
Obeticholic acid may be incorrectly dosed daily instead of weekly in patients with moderate to severe primary biliary cholangitis, increasing the risk for serious liver injury and death, the FDA says.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

' New Tool' in Arsenal for Second-Line Treatment of GEP-NETs'New Tool' in Arsenal for Second-Line Treatment of GEP-NETs
A new first-in-class radionuclide therapy offers an option for patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news