Blue ’ s Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Cook Medical receives FDA approval for gastrointestinal medical device
Cook Medical has received FDA approval to market in the U.S. a device known as Hemospray that treats gastrointestinal bleeding. The device was developed at Cook's Winston-Salem operations, where the company employs 640 people and ranks as the Triad's sixth-largest life science employer. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, the company employs more than 10,000 worldwide, some 70 percent of whom are located in the U.S. Hemospray, a single-use endoscopic hemostat, treats gastrointestinal bleeding by injecting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Bollinger Source Type: news

Nationwide Children's spinoff fighting infection in premature babies raises $1.8M
A Nationwide Children's Hospital spinoff that's developing a probiotic treatment for the leading cause of death from gastrointestinal disease in premature infants has raised $1.8 million from a group of funds including Rev1 Ventures. Indianapolis-based Scioto Biosciences Inc. raised the round with Indiana-based BioCrossroads and Elevate Ventures, along with Columbus-based Rev1. It previously had $380,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the state of Indiana. The Columbus pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Vancomycin for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Vancomycin for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
This review summarizes the current evidence on the use of vancomycin in the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis and explores future research areas of interest.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Nomogram Predicts Conditional Probability Of Survival After Gastric Cancer Surgery New Nomogram Predicts Conditional Probability Of Survival After Gastric Cancer Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Platelet Booster for Liver Disease Patients FDA OKs Platelet Booster for Liver Disease Patients
Avatrombopag increases platelet counts and may decrease or eliminate the need for transfusions in patients with liver disease and thrombocytopenia who are to undergo a planned medical or dental procedure.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes abdominal bloating?
There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple home remedies. Here, we look at the causes of bloating, what to do, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About the Newest Antidepressants
In addition to therapy, medication can be an invaluable treatment for clinical depression. It may alleviate symptoms and literally save lives. Which is why having an array of medications to choose from is vital. Recently, in the U.S., three antidepressants were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression: vilazodone (Viibryd) in 2011; levomilnacipran (Fetzima) in 2013; and vortioxetine (Trintellix; formerly called Brintellix, but renamed to avoid confusion with the blood-thinning medication Brilinta) in 2013. In general, these medications are well-tolerated and effective. However, they’re n...
Source: Psych Central - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Medications Antidepressants Clinical Depression Fetzima Levomilnacipran Major Depression Major Depressive Disorder newest antidepressants Trintellix Viibryd Vilazodone vortioxetine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten facts about why we fart
Although we rarely talk about it, all human beings fart. In fact, healthy people fart between 12 and 25 times a day. In this article, we look at why people fart and which foods are the most likely to cause flatulence. We also list ten interesting facts about this essential bodily function. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tanzania:Muhimbili Hospital Detains an Infant's Body for Two Days Over a U.S.$263 Bill
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ms Hamida Gwota gave birth through caesarean section at Muhimbili National Hospital on May 7 this year. Her child was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect where the child's intestines are found outside. Unfortunately, Hamida's child died five days later, on May 12. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Long-term Follow-up: Daclatasvir-based Regimens for HCV Long-term Follow-up: Daclatasvir-based Regimens for HCV
This study evaluated the long-term outcomes and safety of daclatasvir-based regimens for chronic HCV infection administered during clinical trials.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Trends in HCC Incidence and Survival Among People With HCV Trends in HCC Incidence and Survival Among People With HCV
This study assessed trends in HCC diagnosis rates, contribution of risk factors to HCC diagnosis, and survival after HCC diagnosis among people with HCV infection.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk After Advanced Adenoma Detection Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk After Advanced Adenoma Detection
The risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) is increased in individuals with an advanced adenoma at diagnostic colonoscopy prompted by CRC screening, according to findings from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

PavMed subsidiary Lucid Dx inks licensing deal with Case Western Univ.
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics said today it finalized a licensing agreement with Case Western Reserve University to commercialize its EsoCheck non-invasive cell sampling device and DNA biomarker test. The New York-based company said that the EsoCheck device has been shown to effectively and accurately detect Barrett’s Esophagus, which is a precursor to the most common and lethal forms of esophageal cancer caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The EsoCheck test is composed of a pill-sized capsule with a small inflatable balloon attached to a thin catheter. The patient swallows the capsule, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pavmed Source Type: news

Breath Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis of Esophagogastric CA
Good diagnostic accuracy with area under the curve of 0.85, sensitivity and specificity of 80, 81 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

NAFLD Is a Growing Problem NAFLD Is a Growing Problem
Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis
Researchers examine connections between the brain, gut, and immune system. Their findings offer clues about how diet influences brain inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

BRAF V600E Mutation Tied to Worse Survival in CRC with Liver Mets
(MedPage Today) -- Mutation was'most powerful'prognostic determinant (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Expert Panel: GERD Surgery Not Needed for Most PPI Nonresponders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pharmacological treatment, neuromodulation, behavioral therapy, OK for most GERD phenotypes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Are Major Sources of Waterborne Illness Outbreaks, CDC Says
You may want to think twice before taking a dip on your next vacation, according to the results of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2014, the CDC recorded 493 disease outbreaks related to treated recreational water, resulting in more than 27,000 illnesses and eight deaths. And in almost a third of those outbreaks, the infections could be traced back to hotel pools, hot tubs and spas, the CDC says. In hotels, pools were a major culprit, but 65 cases stemmed from hot tubs or spas. Of the outbreaks with a confirmed cause, the vast majority — 94% — were due t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Pearls from: Conor Delaney, MD, PhD
(MedPage Today) -- Implications of growing colon cancer incidence in younger people (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Limiting Chemo to High-Risk Rectal Cancer Called Feasible
(MedPage Today) -- Approach that includes MRI-based selection didn't boost local recurrence rates (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

NCCN expands management team with the hiring of its first chief medical officer
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is expanding the management team at its Montgomery County headquarters. The NCCN, a nonprofit alliance of more than two dozen cancer centers from around the country, has hired Dr. Wui-Jin Koh for the newly created position of senior vice president and chief medical officer. Koh is radiation oncologist and professor who specializes in the treatment of gynecologic and gastrointestinal malignancies. He currently serves as medical director for radiation oncology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

NCCN expands management team with the hiring of its first chief medical officer
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is expanding the management team at its Montgomery County headquarters. The NCCN, a nonprofit alliance of more than two dozen cancer centers from around the country, has hired Dr. Wui-Jin Koh for the newly created position of senior vice president and chief medical officer. Koh is radiation oncologist and professor who specializes in the treatment of gynecologic and gastrointestinal malignancies. He currently serves as medical director for radiation oncology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Throwing out food
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Rational behavior is not the only thing that keeps Russians from throwing away food; many food-handling practices have been shaped by socio-cultural factors, including the gastronomic trauma suffered in times of famine and scarcity. Valeria Erguneva and Darya Asaturyan from HSE University have studied some of the cultural attitudes towards food loss and waste in Russia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red Herring Urinalysis
A 38-year-old woman has had abdominal pain x4 days that worsens on hip flexion. Imaging, labs are inconclusive. But there was that urine culture ... (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Team Up to Manage IBS: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, deciding who gets liver transplant takes emotional toll (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?
The back is a sensitive part of the body, which has many nerves and organs nearby. This means that issues such as digestive conditions can occur at the same time as back pain. Back pain and bloating are common symptoms of injury, pregnancy, or gastrointestinal problems. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
Risk not increased for non - advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Protagonist Therapeutics Appoints Bryan Giraudo to Board of Directors
NEWARK, Calif., May 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTGX) today announced the appointment of Bryan Giraudo to its Board of Directors. Mr. Giraudo currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel Protagonist Therapeutics, inflammatory bowel disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery: What happens if I regain the weight?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Only Advanced Adenomas Confer Colorectal Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Risk with non-advanced lesions no greater than with no lesions at all (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Bursectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Resectable Gastric Cancer Bursectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Resectable Gastric Cancer
In patients with resectable gastric cancer, bursectomy does not offer a survival advantage over the less radical omentectomy, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Robert Chapkin on Relationships Between the Gut Microbiome, Diet, and Colorectal Cancer
In this Q&A, we discuss the research into the relationships between gut microbiota, diet, and colorectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Robert S. Chapkin, MSc, PhD Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Largest' microbiome study weighs in on our gut health
'The largest crowd-sourced' project to ever have studied the human microbiome has published its first results. They drop new clues about our gut health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fibrosis in Ulcerative Colitis and Mucosal Inflammation Fibrosis in Ulcerative Colitis and Mucosal Inflammation
This study investigated ulcerative colitis-associated fibrosis and its possible link to clinical parameters.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New research shows that wasps drum to alert one another of food nearby
(LaGuardia Community College) New research shows wasps have their own way of communicating to each other about mealtimes -- drumming on their gaster (or abdomen) to let each other know that there's food nearby. For nearly five decades, researchers thought the gastral drumming was a signal of hunger. These findings are the first evidence that wasps have complex communication about food, just as ants, bees, termites, and other social insects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is necrotizing pancreatitis?
This article looks at the causes and symptoms of necrotizing pancreatitis, as well as how to treat it. We also cover ways to prevent pancreatitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

EBR +/- GZR +/- Ribavirin in HCV Genotype 2, 4, 5 or 6 EBR +/- GZR +/- Ribavirin in HCV Genotype 2, 4, 5 or 6
This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of EBR/GZR, with or without RBV, in HCV genotype 2, 4, 5, or 6 infection.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Common Comorbidities Occur Close to IBS Diagnosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Related problems are heterogeneous and should be addressed at start of treatment (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Potential Role for Vaccines, Checkpoint Inhibitors in Chemoprevention of Lynch Syndrome
Researchers from MD Anderson say their study results " open the field of immunoprevention in LS to checkpoint inhibitors as an immune interception strategy. " (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

CRC Polyps May Allow for Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Premalignant Lesions
Colorectal carcinomas in LS patients appear in background of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency, show a unique immune profile, and response to immunotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

UCI-Harvard research may help combat the deadly gastrointestinal infection C. diff
(University of California - Irvine) Clostridium difficile   infection is the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in developed countries. Researchers have discovered how the C. diff toxin B recognizes the human Frizzled protein, the receptor it uses to invade intestinal cells and lead to deadly gastrointestinal infections. The findings, published in Science, could pave the way for new C. diff antitoxins and also show potential for the development of novel anti-cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Meta-Analysis a Sign of Something Big on the Horizon for GID?
All signs are pointing to something big on the horizon for GI Dynamics and its embattled obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment technology. The most recent guidepost from the Lexington, MA-based company came Thursday, when it announced results were being published from a meta-analysis of the EndoBarrier. Results show the device was able to impact weight loss and insulin resistance improvement. The research is titled “Effects of the Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Liner on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Obesity: A Meta-analysis with Secondary Analysis on Weight Loss and Hormonal Changes,” an...
Source: MDDI - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Survival Prognosis Still Poor for Alcoholic Hepatitis
(MedPage Today) -- Four decades of no improvement show urgent need for better treatments (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

GI Dynamics touts insulin resistance improvement, weight loss in EndoBarrier meta-analysis
This study presents the most comprehensive EndoBarrier meta-analysis we have seen and this type of data is indicative of EndoBarrier’s highly impactful clinical utility,” prez & CEO Scott Schorer said in a press release. Earlier this week, GI Dynamics announced it inked a binding commitment for a $1.8 million financing deal with Crystal Amber Fund Limited. The post GI Dynamics touts insulin resistance improvement, weight loss in EndoBarrier meta-analysis appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about diverticulitis surgery
Diverticulitis occurs when small pockets in the large intestine become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. It can be severe and require surgery, which carries risks and is not always successful. In this article, learn about the types of diverticulitis surgery, who should have it, and how long recovery may take. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news