Indications for orogastric emptying in poisonings are rarely present - B øgevig S, Christensen MB, Petersen JA, Dalhoff KP, Petersen TS, Palmqvist DF, Groth Høgberg LC.
Orogastric aspiration (OA) without orogastric lavage has been the traditional gastric emptying method of choice in Denmark; this being based on national historic studies on poisoned patients. The treatment is still observed to be initiated prior to consult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Houston Consensus Conference on H. pylori Infection Testing Houston Consensus Conference on H. pylori Infection Testing
This paper presents guidelines for implementing testing for H. pylori infection in U.S. health care systems, with a focus on identifying target populations for diagnosis and therapy.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Serum Testosterone and NAFLD in Men and Women in the US Serum Testosterone and NAFLD in Men and Women in the US
This study examined the relationship between total serum testosterone levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Might low levels be a risk factor for NAFLD?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/8/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/8/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. John Kisiel, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses screening, treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Matthew Ferber, a medical geneticist at Mayo Clinic, explains?Mayo Clinic GeneGuide. GeneGuide is the new personal DNA product backed by Mayo medical science and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Kiwis can safely and naturally ease chronic constipation
(Natural News) The sweet and creamy kiwifruit has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its ability to promote proper digestion. This knowledge encouraged researchers to explore the fruit’s potential as a natural remedy for gastrointestinal problems such as chronic constipation, which affects more than 20 percent of the American population. Constipation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy
Omega-3 fats are the subject of more than two dozen Cochrane Reviews for conditions including cardiovascular health, dementia and gastrointestinal problems. In November 2018, the review on the effects on preterm birth when these are taken by pregnant women was updated. The review was led by Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and Professor Maria Makrides, from the Healthy Mothers Babies and Children theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Professor Makrides tells us about the latest evidence." In Australia, about 1 in 12 babies are born prematurely, this means that they are born more th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Risk-Score Insights on How DOACs Vary in Upper GI Bleed Risk Risk-Score Insights on How DOACs Vary in Upper GI Bleed Risk
Adding a proton-pump inhibitor to oral anticoagulation can defend against gastrointestinal bleeding, but with varying success, depending on which oral anticoagulant, especially in high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Improvement seen in patients'ability to manage disease, medical students'ability to educate them (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

More effective than drugs: Indian Lycium alleviates symptoms of rheumatism
(Natural News) Most people take non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen to treat inflammatory diseases. What a lot don’t know is that these medications are harmful to the body. They are associated with potentially fatal side effects like bleeding, peptic ulcers, and increased permeability of the gastric mucosa. To protect patients from these consequences, many researchers are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of a HCV Clinical Care Coordination Program on Cure Impact of a HCV Clinical Care Coordination Program on Cure
Did participation in a 3 year HCV care coordination program in a major metropolitan center increase treatment access and cure relative to those who weren't enrolled?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
Percent of patients receiving subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years varies from 18.3 to 59.5 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Researchers say that gastrodin, a constituent of Oriental herbal medicine, can treat PTSD-related depression
(Natural News) Gastrodin is one of the main constituents of Oriental herbal medicine and has been previously shown to effectively treat various mood disorders. A study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines has suggested that it can also be used as an effective herbal preparation to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood and Ileal T Cell Expression Profiles Differ in Crohn's Disease Blood and Ileal T Cell Expression Profiles Differ in Crohn's Disease
T cells in peripheral blood and ileal biopsies show markedly different expression profiles in patients with Crohn's disease (CD), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

SNL Star Treats Crohn's Disease with Marijuana
(MedPage Today) -- " I wouldn't be able to do [the show] if I didn't smoke weed " (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Jaundice, Scleral Icterus, and Diarrhea in a Young Woman
The 31-year-old has not seen a healthcare provider in more than 10 years and claims good health until now. Lab and imaging results tell a different story. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men
Significant association for men, with positive but not statistically significant link seen for women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

A link between migraines and gastrointestinal problems?
In young children, several syndromes that cause gastrointestinal symptoms are also associated with migraines. These syndromes can cause episodes of vomiting (cyclical vomiting), abdominal pain (abdominal migraine) and dizziness (benign paroxysmal vertigo). They're often called childhood periodic syndromes or episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine. Although these syndromes usually aren't accompanied by head [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Acute Tenesmus, Night Sweats, and Generalized Weakness
A 62-year-old man is transported to the ED after becoming incontinent in the middle of the night. He has a history of HCV. What do test results suggest? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 25 - 30
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Conference, Source Type: news

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
Reasons for nondisclosure include not wanting to be judged or lectured, being embarrassed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psy Source Type: news

' Low Gluten' Benefits Linked to Dietary Fibers, Not Gluten'Low Gluten' Benefits Linked to Dietary Fibers, Not Gluten
Healthy adults had less bloating and felt better on low-gluten vs high-gluten diets, apparently as a result of changes in gut microbes driven by dietary fiber differences, not gluten levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Mylan Expands Gastroenterology Portfolio with Launch of Generic for Prevacid(R) SoluTab Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Mylan's Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets are approved to treat certain types of gastrointestinal ulcers HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Dec. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Global pharmaceutical com... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Product Launch Mylan, Takeda, Lansoprazole, SoluTab, Prevacid (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Refractoriness to Optimal PPI Therapy in Reflux Disease Refractoriness to Optimal PPI Therapy in Reflux Disease
How prevalent is refractoriness to optimal PPI therapy in patients with GERD, and what factors might contribute to it?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How microbial interactions shape our lives
(Carnegie Institution for Science) The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health, according to new work from a team led by Carnegie's Will Ludington. Working with fruit flies, the team found that the interactions that take place between the microbial populations are as important to a fly's physiology as which individual species are present. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perinatal HCV Spurs Earlier Cirrhosis
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers stress need for young people to have access to new treatments (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics not helpful for young children with diarrhea
A probiotic treatment did not show any benefit for young children brought to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis, which involves diarrhea and other symptoms. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Inactive UC and Elevated LFTs in a Middle-aged Man
The patient reports mild fatigue and pruritis but denies jaundice, scleral icterus, abdominal swelling. What ’s your impression? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Things are not always what they seem: two cases of child maltreatment presenting with common pediatric chief complaints - Vukovic AA, Poole MD, Hoehn EF, Caldwell AK, Schondelmeyer AC.
We describe 2 cases of child maltreatment who presented as common pediatric conditions: preseptal cellulitis and gastroenteritis. The first case is an 8-year-old girl who presented with progressive right eye pain, swelling, and discharge. She was initially... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

BMD and Microarchitecture After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass BMD and Microarchitecture After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
A new study examines the long-term skeletal effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prevalence of Diagnosed HIV Infection Among Persons With HCV Prevalence of Diagnosed HIV Infection Among Persons With HCV
A new study examines the rates of HIV infection among individuals with current HCV infection. Which risk factors may be associated with diagnosed coinfection?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metformin and Risk of HCC in Patients With T2DM Metformin and Risk of HCC in Patients With T2DM
Is metformin use associated with a reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

November 2018 Briefing - Gastroenterology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis warning - how to prevent painful diarrhoea and vomiting
GASTROENTERITIS symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach bloating, and headaches. The bacteria and virus infection could be caused by eating contaminated foods. This is how to prevent the unwanted and painful signs of food poisoning and tummy bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes abdominal pain and diarrhea?
There are many potential causes of abdominal pain and diarrhea, including infection, indigestion, and stress. Learn more about some of the common causes and how to treat and prevent it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy Beats Education for Relief of IBS Symptoms
Group, individual hypnotherapy both effective; group hypnotherapy noninferior to individual tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Boston Scientific sues Micro-Tech over endo clip patents
Micro-Tech SureClip Boston Scientific has filed a lawsuit against Micro-Tech USA and its Chinese manufacturer, Micro-Tech Nanjing, alleging that Micro-Tech infringed three of its patents for endoscopic hemostatic clips. Boston Scientific claims that Micro-Tech’s SureClip hemostasis clip products infringe the patents for its Resolution and Resolution 360 clips, which are designed to control gastrointestinal bleeding. Henry Schein (Melville, N.Y.) is also named as a defendant as Micro-Tech’s distributor. Boston Scientific claims that Ann-Arbor, Mich.-based Micro-Tech’s SureClip, Sur...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Legal News Patent Infringement Boston Scientific Henry Schein Inc. micro-tech Source Type: news

Resistance-associated Substitutions of HCV After DAA Failure Resistance-associated Substitutions of HCV After DAA Failure
This study investigated how resistance-associated substitutions evolved after DAA treatment failures in HCV-infected patients, and assessed the effect of those substitutions on viral fitness.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Get rid of your gastric ulcers NATURALLY with snake gourd
(Natural News) Research has found that snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina), a plant common to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, has gastroprotective activity, which can prevent damage caused by conditions such as gastric ulcer and similar conditions. In the study, the team from Sri Lanka looked at two things: The mechanism behind the plant’s ability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent Pruritis and Progressive Fatigue in a 42-year-old Woman
The patient also has a 2-year history of elevated ALP. Results of MRCP and liver biopsy guide next steps. What's your choice? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Persistent Pruritis and Progressive Fatigue in a 42-year-old Woman
A 42-year-old woman presents with 1 year of diffuse itching and progressive fatigue. On review of her chart you note a 2-year history of elevated alkaline phosphatase. Her current laboratory results are notable for: (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Viral Hepatitis: Five Highlights From the Liver Meeting Viral Hepatitis: Five Highlights From the Liver Meeting
Dr William Balistreri reports on the most important viral hepatitis news from this year's Liver Meeting.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Wendy Atkin obituary
Epidemiologist whose research led to a breakthrough in bowel cancer screening programmes worldwide“Breakthrough” is an overused word when applied to medical advances. But in the case of the2010 trial of a new screening test for bowel cancer led by Wendy Atkin, professor of gastrointestinal epidemiology atImperial College London, who has died of acute myeloid leukaemia aged 71, it is fully deserved. Its impact will be felt by millions. The trial was the first in the world to show that bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer in the UK – could be prevented with a simple, five-minute test.The ex...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ara Darzi Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research Science Source Type: news

Risk of VTE During and After Hospitalization in IBD Patients Risk of VTE During and After Hospitalization in IBD Patients
Venous thromboembolism is a recognized complication of inflammatory bowel diseases. When are IBD patients at most risk of thromboembolic events?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Roche Buys U.S. Biotech Jecure in Race for Liver Disease Drugs Roche Buys U.S. Biotech Jecure in Race for Liver Disease Drugs
Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying U.S.-based Jecure Therapeutics, joining Pfizer, Gilead Sciences and Novartis in pursuit of new drugs to treat fatty liver disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Researchers find that some medicinal herbs display great prebiotic potential
(Natural News) Talking about digestive problems might be uncomfortable for some, it’s surprisingly common — in fact, more than 60 million Americans have it. The use of herbal remedies for treating gastrointestinal problems has been well studied. However, not much attention has been focused on identifying a possible link between these digestive health benefits and the prebiotic potential of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abrilumab Induces Remission and Healing in UC
(MedPage Today) -- Eight weeks of anti-integrin biologic yielded three times the remission rate of placebo (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Cutoffs Do Not Identify Gastric Bypass Patients With Alcohol Problems Alcohol Consumption Cutoffs Do Not Identify Gastric Bypass Patients With Alcohol Problems
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Lychee fruit found to be a natural remedy for gastric ulcers
(Natural News) Lychees (Litchi chinensis) are a tropical fruit with a sweet and flowery flavor. It contains antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. However, according to one study, the fruit can also potentially prevent and treat gastroesophageal inflammatory diseases like acute reflux esophagitis (RE) and gastric ulcer (GU). The study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, utilized animal models to see... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet Recalls 1,300 Bone Growth and Spinal Fusion Stimulators
A recall that Zimmer Biomet initiated in February has just been identified by FDA as a Class I recall, marking it the most serious type of medical device recall. The company is recalling 1,360 implantable bone growth and spinal fusion stimulators that are used to help heal bone following spinal fusion surgery or to help heal broken long bones, such as a leg or arm bone. These devices are placed during surgery and are designed to send a low-level electrical signal to encourage the body's natural healing process. Several sessions at MD&M West 2019 will focus on regulatory and quality issues that i...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet recalls bone stimulators on contamination risk
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) recalled nearly 1,400 bone stimulators on the risk that they could be contaminated with bacteria or chemicals, the FDA said yesterday. The Class I recall, denoting the risk of serious injury or death, covers 1,360 implantable bone growth and spinal fusion stimulators made and distributed between February 2015 and March 2018, including Zimmer Biomet’s Osteogen, SpF Plus-Mini and SpF-XL stimulators, the federal safety watchdog said. The devices are designed to stimulate healing after spinal fusion procedures or long-bone breaks. The voluntary recall was launched Feb. 19 “due to ...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Orthopedics Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news