Real-World Safety of Anti-Integrin Agent Confirmed in IBD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis revealed no new safety signals (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Combating Frailty's Fatal Impact in Liver Disease Combating Frailty's Fatal Impact in Liver Disease
Dr Rowen Zetterman on the various ways in which frailty imperils outcomes in liver disease, and the most useful strategies for addressing them.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Ustekinumab Makes Inroads in Crohn's Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Docs opt for psoriasis drug when anti-TNF agents fail (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Combo Tx Active in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Impact on clinical practice uncertain (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Flavored Contrast Wins in Kids with Suspected IBD
(MedPage Today) -- Agent's use tied to decreased need for NGT administration during CT or MRI (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Two-Step Plan Boosts Flu Vax Rate for Kids with IBD
(MedPage Today) -- Administration went from 10% in 2015-2016 to 58% in 2016-2017 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Extensive Lavage No Help in Gastric Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Survival outcomes not improved with intraperitoneal treatment (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Chronic Opioid Use High Among IBD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Patients at single clinic were more likely to obtain multiple scrips (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Jan. 19, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Privi Medical’s FDA clearance to OrthoXel getting FDA clearance and CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Privi Medical wins FDA nod for hemorrhoid device Privi Medical has received FDA clearance for its Instalief Hemorrhoids Treatment device, according to a Jan. 18 news release. The device is disposable and uses an advanced instant cold compression technology to treat hemorrhoids. 2. Centric Medical gets FDA 510(k) clearance for foot & ankle screws Centric Medical announced in a Jan. 16 news release...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Neurological Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Avacen Medical BioPoly Centric Medical MedTech OrthoXel Privi Source Type: news

Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer
In combination with chemotherapy, ramucirumab improved progression-free survival but not overall survival or response rate in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Small PFS Bump in Gastric/GEJ Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical vs statistical significance in trial of first-line ramucirumab (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery Scores in Esophageal Cancer Study
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer complications, same disease control as open surgery in trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Independent Imaging Review Confirmed Positive Data from Primary Analysis of REFLECT Trial Evaluating Lenvatinib Compared to Sorafenib in Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Results of tumor response assessments by blinded independent imaging review using both mRECIST and RECIST v1.1 criteria to be presented today at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Eisai, REFLECT study, lenvatinib, Lenvima, hepatocellular carcinoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impact of HBV/HCV Coinfection on Cirrhosis Impact of HBV/HCV Coinfection on Cirrhosis
How does HBV and HCV coinfection impact liver fibrosis as compared with monoinfected patients? How should treatment be approached in this group?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Beyond drugs for IBD: Improving the overall health of IBD patients
(American Gastroenterological Association) 1.6 million Americans suffer from IBD. Identifying the best medical treatment leads to improved disease management, but IBD patients also experience mental, emotional and other physical side effects that need to be understood and managed to improve the overall health of IBD patients. Research presented at the Crohn's& Colitis Congress ™ helps health care providers understand how to better manage their patients' overall health and mental well-being to increase the quality of their lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alcohol Induced DNA Repair Genes Prognostic in Gastric Cancer
BRF1, BRCA1/2, MPO induced by alcohol have prognostic value for patients with gastric cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Complications With Bariatric Surgery
Lower risks of obesity - related comorbidities but increased risk for complications versus medical tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Professionals Disagree About Asking Patients About Sexuality
Article offers opposing views about recommendation in England to ask patients about sexual orientation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 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

Could a Blood Test Spot Early Stage Colon Cancer?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Nursing, Oncology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Analysts: Japan approves 12 new procedures for Intuitive Surgical ’ s da Vinci
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) recently won approval for an additional 12 procedures in Japan using its da Vinci robot-assisted surgery devices, according to analysts at Leerink Partners. The approvals could represent an additional 200,000 cases in Japan, up from 30,000, Leerink analysts Richard Newitter and Jaime Morgan wrote this morning in a note to investors, citing talks with management, company reports and Leerink Partners estimates. Previously only cleared for prostatectomy and nephrectomy in Japan, da Vinci is now approved for additional colorectal, gynecological and thoracic surgeries, plus gastrect...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Got Gas? There ’s a Fart-Tracking Pill for That
Researchers from RMIT University in Australia just completed human trials on a new swallowable sensor that could help uncover mechanisms in the human gut that have never been seen or studied before. The capsule-size sensor could offer researchers insight into how gases are oxidized in the stomach, revealing new information on how foreign compounds are broken down in the stomach. The ingestible technology is roughly the size of a vitamin and was designed to detect and measure gut gases like hydrogen, carbon dioxides, and oxygen in the stomach. That data can then be sent to a mobile phone or computer where res...
Source: MDDI - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Electronics Source Type: news

Sports drink consumption and dental erosion among amateur runners.
In conclusion, dental erosion was not associated with use of isotonic drinks. However, frequency of exercise per week and gastroesophageal reflux were risk factors for dental erosion. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GICS) 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GICS) 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GICS 2018.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

Capnography Sensor Use During GI Endoscopic Procedures Capnography Sensor Use During GI Endoscopic Procedures
Does capnography monitoring reduce the risk of adverse events and mortality in patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures with sedation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient-derived organoids may help personalize the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers
(Wiley) A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) review highlights the potential of 3-D organoid models derived from patient cells to help personalize therapy for individuals with gastrointestinal cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity Treatments Compared: Bariatric Surgery vs. Nonsurgical Options, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Bypass
Studies in JAMA's obesity issue offer additional evidence on bariatric surgery's benefits and may ease potential concerns over increasing use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. First... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Colon Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- High sensitivity, specificity for cancerous, precancerous lesions (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) appears to be a better alternative than transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Improves CV Risk Profile Long Term (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit for HbA1c, LDL, BP diminished but still significant at year 5 (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Rise of Sleeve Gastrectomy Is No Therapeutic Misadventure Rise of Sleeve Gastrectomy Is No Therapeutic Misadventure
Three new studies'provide reassuring data to suggest that the rapid switch from Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy in the last decade has not been a therapeutic misadventure. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Approaches Offer Similar Results (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Five-year outcomes for sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on par (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

EndoStim adds $12m for neurostim GERD device
EndoStim last week reported raising more than $12 million for its neurostimulation device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Dallas-based company hopes to bring in a total of $25 million in the round, which follows a $25 million Series D financing in May 2016. The most recent equity and options funding involved 20 unnamed investors, according to a regulatory filing. The EndoStim device is similar in form and function to a pacemaker, designed to deliver low-level electrical stimulation to the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscle at the junction of the esophagus and stomach. The company touts th...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat EndoStim Source Type: news

At-Home Cognitive Therapy Relieves IBS Symptoms At-Home Cognitive Therapy Relieves IBS Symptoms
Self-administered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as help administered in a clinical setting to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Therapies in IBS: What Works and When New Therapies in IBS: What Works and When
This review examines the evidence supporting both traditional and recently developed therapies for irritable bowel syndrome. What should be first-line therapy?Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: January 5-11 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis
Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a durable treatment for selected chronic pancreatitis patients, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Debt, pain and more surgery: The true cost of gastric band procedure hyped as weight-loss fix
The commercial made it seem so easy — "You're in, you're out and you're shopping … what could be better?" But Barbara Litt's gastric band surgery couldn't have gone worse. It left her in debt and in pain. And she's not alone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD
The authors present multiple consensus statements which support and detail the role of therapeutic drug monitoring in optimizing the use of anti-TNF agents in modern IBD management.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prenatal PPI, H2 Blocker Use Linked to Asthma Risk in Child
Maternal use of proton pump inhibitors, histamine - 2 receptor antagonists raises asthma risk in offspring (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib: Emerging Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis? Tofacitinib: Emerging Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis?
Will tofacitinib change the treatment landscape of ulcerative colitis?Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is mesenteric panniculitis?
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pneumothorax Events Linked to Placement of Enteral Feeding Tube Pneumothorax Events Linked to Placement of Enteral Feeding Tube
The FDA has received 79 reports (including 17 deaths) of pneumothorax events associated with feeding tube placement involving two approved enteral access systems.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Treatment of Fecal Incontinence and Defecatory Disorders Treatment of Fecal Incontinence and Defecatory Disorders
This clinical practice expert review offers best practice recommendations for managing fecal incontinence and defecatory disorders. When should surgical options be considered?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Esophageal Prick Test for EoE: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to optimize your personal statement (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Korean Gastric Cancer Prognostic Tool Accurate in U.S. Patients Korean Gastric Cancer Prognostic Tool Accurate in U.S. Patients
The Yonsei University Gastric Cancer Prediction Model accurately predicts 5-year overall survival in U.S. gastric cancer patients, according to a validation study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Check-Cap Receives CE Mark Approval for C-Scan(R)
ISFIYA, Israel and BOSTON, Jan.10, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK) (NASDAQ: CHEKW), a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development... Devices, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Oncology, Regulatory Check-Cap, C-Scan, colorectal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news