Aasld 2018 aasld 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AASLD 2018.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) related to high-revenue medications and in gastroenterology, according to two research letters published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Profile, Risk Factors and Outcome of AKI in Pediatric ACLF Profile, Risk Factors and Outcome of AKI in Pediatric ACLF
This study aimed to identify risk factors for and describe the natural course, presentation, and outcome of acute kidney injury in pediatric patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

October 2018 Briefing - Gastroenterology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for October 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 - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antiplatelet Drugs Reduce Risk of Liver Fibrosis: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what did that person swallow? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

November is C. diff Awareness Month. Mayo Clinic experts available for interviews
ROCHESTER, Minn. ??November is C. diff awareness month, a time to focus on raising awareness about the prevention and treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infections. Mayo Clinic experts are available for interviews. ?C. diff is a bacterial infection that causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon,? says Darrell Pardi, M.D., a gastroenterologist [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - November 1, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: A Young Woman with LLQ Pain, Fevers, ↑ WBC
A young woman presents with sharp LLQ pain, fever, and increased white count. What's your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with greater weight loss at one, three, and five years than sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or adjustable gastric banding (AGB), though it also has the highest rate of 30-day adverse... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Video Games Can Be Used to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment Methods
These days when it comes to improving the process of diagnosing and treating patients, medtech companies are always looking for explore the unexplored. Level Ex, an innovative medical technology company based out of Chicago, may be taking the most unique approach with the release of their latest mobile game designed to train, educate, and improve the diagnosis and treatment skills of physicians. The new mobile game, known as Pulm Ex, was designed for pulmonologists and aims to bring to life the most challenging patient cases for physicians around the country to help improve their diagnosis and treatment skills using highly...
Source: MDDI - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

The Appendix: Risk Factor for Parkinson's?
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers find abundant alpha-synuclein aggregates in appendixes of healthy people (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Development of De Novo HCC After DAA Therapy Early Development of De Novo HCC After DAA Therapy
The results of this study indicate that chronic HCV patients treated either with PegIFN or an all-oral DAA regimen remain at risk for development of de novo hepatocellular carcinoma.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Safety Profiles of Treatments for Diarrhea-predominant IBS Safety Profiles of Treatments for Diarrhea-predominant IBS
Review the numerous treatment options currently available for patients with IBS-D, with a focus on their safety profiles.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

When Colon Cancer Dx Isn't Best for Your Patient
(MedPage Today) -- There is a risk to disturbing the natural order of things, says Michael Kirsch, MD (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Which Weight-Loss Surgery Is Best?
Deciding to have weight-loss surgery? New research that compares three types -- gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding, also known as lap band, may help. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: The discomfort of heartburn
Heartburn is a burning sensation in your chest, just behind your breastbone. Technically called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn occurs when stomach contents back up into your esophagus. Sour taste and the sensation of food coming back into your mouth may accompany the sensation.?Heartburn usually happens after you've eaten a meal, and it may occur [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pouch Creation a Winner After Total Gastrectomy
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis reports better long-term functional outcomes, no greater perioperative morbidity (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Bests Catheter Drainage in High-Risk Cholecystitis Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Bests Catheter Drainage in High-Risk Cholecystitis
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is superior to percutaneous catheter drainage in treating acute calculous cholecystitis in high-risk patients - that is, those with APACHE II scores of 7 or more - according to a new clinical trial from the Netherlands.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HCV Core Antigen Cost-Saving Alternative for Diagnosing Hepatitis C HCV Core Antigen Cost-Saving Alternative for Diagnosing Hepatitis C
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Anticholinergic drugs: What to know
Anticholinergic drugs can help treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and symptoms of Parkinson ’s disease. In this article, learn about the different types of anticholinergic drugs and their possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Low - income patients in intervention group reported higher quality of care, spent fewer days in hospital (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Gastric Emptying and the Personalized Management of T1D Gastric Emptying and the Personalized Management of T1D
What are the implications of gastric emptying in type 1 diabetes, and should it be considered as part of a personalized management approach?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cephalopods could become an important food source in the global community
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) With a growing world population and climate challenges that are causing agricultural areas to shrink, many are wondering where sustainable food will come from in the future. A professor of gastrophysics from the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen and a chef offer a suggestion in a new research article: The cephalopod population (including squid, octopus and cuttlefish) in the oceans is growing and growing -- let's get better at cooking them so that many more people will want to eat them! (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mangoes for digestive health: A compound found in the fruit was found to be effective against H. pylori
(Natural News) The next big thing in cancer treatment might just come from a fruit we all know — mangoes. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that mangiferin, a bioactive compound found in mangoes, may reduce the likelihood of gastric cancer induced by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause a change in bowel habits?
Changes in bowel habits are often temporary and harmless. However, severe or long-lasting changes can indicate more serious health issues. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post - RYGB Inadequate
Measuring alcohol intake alone ineffective for identifying alcohol - related problems after Roux - en - Y (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality
Giving intensive care unit (ICU) patients a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding does not seem to affect mortality, according to a European trial of nearly 3,300 adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Atrophic-Gastritis Grade Adequate for Stratifying Gastric Cancer Risk Atrophic-Gastritis Grade Adequate for Stratifying Gastric Cancer Risk
Mucosal-atrophy grade alone can be used to stratify gastric-cancer risk, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Treating Depression May Mitigate IBD Risk, Study Shows Treating Depression May Mitigate IBD Risk, Study Shows
Patients with depression are at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, but treatment with antidepressants may offer some protection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Assessing the frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption may be inadequate for identifying alcohol-related problems in women who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lowering the Starting Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years Lowering the Starting Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years
Should colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45, as recently recommended by the American Cancer Society? This commentary explores the potential long-term benefits, burdens, and risks.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of Adverse CV Events With PPIs Independent of Clopidogrel Risk of Adverse CV Events With PPIs Independent of Clopidogrel
This study aimed to determine whether the observed increase in cardiovascular risk of PPI use with anti-platelet therapy is conferred by PPIs directly or by a pharmacokinetic interaction.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Adverse Effects of PPIs: Fact or Fake News? Adverse Effects of PPIs: Fact or Fake News?
Recent media reports have ascribed serious adverse effects to proton pump inhibitors, raising concerns in both patients and providers. Is there good clinical evidence to back up these assertions?Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low False Negatives With Margin Consult During Gastric Ca Resection
(MedPage Today) -- But a number of factors predicted higher error rates (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between heartburn and gas?
Heartburn and gas often occur together, but one does not cause the other. Certain dietary behaviors, such as eating too much too quickly, can cause them to appear at the same time. Treating the underlying problem with lifestyle changes or home remedies will often resolve both symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods cause gas and bloating?
Some foods and beverages, including beans, whole grains, and fizzy beverages, can lead to gas and bloating. In this article, we look at a range of these foods and explain why they increase gas. We also cover ways to reduce gas and beneficial foods to eat. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Discoveries Take Center Stage at ACG 2018 New Discoveries Take Center Stage at ACG 2018
From novel biopsy methods to data showing gluten-free foods aren't what they appear to be, this year's meeting had practice-changing implications. Dr David Johnson highlights some key studies.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Efficacy of Elbasvir and Grazoprevir in HCV Genotype 4 Efficacy of Elbasvir and Grazoprevir in HCV Genotype 4
A once-daily combination treatment regimen of elbasvir and grazoprevir may be an effective therapeutic option for chronic HCV genotype 4 infection.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery for obese women prevents womb cancer
(University of Manchester) A study of women who had gastric sleeve or bypass surgery for obesity has found that precancerous tissue in their womb reverted to normal tissue when they lost weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV - Related Cancer
But five - year survival was above 50 percent among HIV - infected Hispanics across HPV - related cancer types (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can Crohn's disease be fatal?
Crohn ’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complications of Crohn’s disease, including their symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

AGA Issues Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- Recommendations for medical management of opioid-induced constipation include laxatives as first-line agents, according to a guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published online Oct. 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of HCC in NASH Compared to Other Liver Diseases Risk of HCC in NASH Compared to Other Liver Diseases
What is the pooled risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, as compared to other liver diseases, in patients with NASH with and without cirrhosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Transplants From HBV+ Donors: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical? Transplants From HBV+ Donors: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical?
Should prior exposure to HBV make a liver donor ineligible? This review explores the safety and ethical considerations surrounding the transplantation of anti-HBc+ donor livers.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver fat can be quickly and significantly reduced with a gastrointestinal hormone
(Natural News) A study published in The Lancet reported that NGM282, a non-tumorigenic variant of a hormone found in the gastrointestinal tract, was able to reduce the liver fat content in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). According to researchers, the findings demonstrated the potential of the compound to be used in treating both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our Bodies Are Polluted With Plastic, Scientists Warn
VIENNA (CBS Local) — The ocean isn’t the only thing filled with plastic. Our bodies are also polluted with plastic, according to a new study from Austrian scientists. Hundreds of small plastic pieces known as microplastics were found in stool samples of each volunteer who participated in a small pilot study by the Environment Agency Austria and the Medical University of Vienna. “This is the first study of its kind and confirms what we have long suspected — that plastics ultimately reach the human gut,” lead researcher Dr. Philipp Schwabl said Tuesday. “Of particular concern is what this ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures
BMI reduction of 20% or more sustained over 5 years with gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy but not gastric banding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study: Short questionnaire may detect GI disorder in autistic children
A short questionnaire could help identify gastrointestinal disorders in autistic children who are often difficult to screen because they are non-verbal. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Unrestricted diets are acceptable more than one day before colonoscopy among patients using a split-dose bowel regimen, according to a study published in the October issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Anna M. Leszczynski,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human Waste for the First Time
A new study found microplastic particles in human waste for the first time, a worrying sign of the prevalence of plastic in the food chain, the Guardian reports. In the small study of participants from Europe, Russia and Japan, all eight were found to have microplastic particles in their stool samples. Out of 10 varieties tested for, nine different plastics were identified in the human waste, with polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate the most common. Based on their findings, the study researchers expect that tiny bits of plastics may be widespread in the human digestive system. “This is the first study of its...
Source: TIME: Science - October 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime overnight Source Type: news

Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human Waste for the First Time
A new study found microplastic particles in human waste for the first time, a worrying sign of the prevalence of plastic in the food chain, the Guardian reports. In the small study of participants from Europe, Russia and Japan — presented at United European Gastroenterology’s meeting in Vienna — all eight were found to have microplastic particles in their stool samples. Out of 10 varieties tested for, nine different plastics were identified in the human waste, with polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate the most common. Based on their findings, the study researchers expect that tiny bits of plastics...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime overnight Source Type: news