NAFLD Is Associated With Decreased Lung Function NAFLD Is Associated With Decreased Lung Function
This large-scale longitudinal study aimed to clarify the association of NAFLD and lung function.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Significance, Detection, and Management of Serrated Polyps Significance, Detection, and Management of Serrated Polyps
When might serrated polyps have malignant potential? Review the diagnostic challenges and management recommendations for these lesions in this overview.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis for IBD: Is the Web Reliable?
(MedPage Today) -- Quality of the information was only average, survey finds (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Short-Term PPI Therapy May Not Be Harmful to Bone Short-Term PPI Therapy May Not Be Harmful to Bone
Short-term proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy has no clinically meaningful effect on bone turnover, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis warning - what to do if you have painful diarrhoea and vomiting
GASTROENTERITIS symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach bloating, and severe headaches. The infection, which is caused by a bacteria or virus, is caused by eating contaminated foods. This is what to do if you have the painful signs of food poisoning and tummy bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastrografin (Diatrizoate Meglumine and Diatrizoate Sodium Solution) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Challenges Persist for Severe Crohn's
(MedPage Today) -- " Perfect may be the enemy of good enough, " expert says (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Lusutrombopag for Adults With Liver Disease EMA Panel Backs Lusutrombopag for Adults With Liver Disease
The thrombopoietin receptor agonist is for severe thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo an invasive procedure.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Unneeded in Crohn's?
(MedPage Today) -- Pilot study suggests ordinary whole-foods diet produces same effects in GI tract (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Vedolizumab: Efficacy and Safety Persist
(MedPage Today) -- Longer induction may be needed, but safety " unprecedented " (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Real-world Effectiveness of Elbasvir/Grazoprevir in HCV Real-world Effectiveness of Elbasvir/Grazoprevir in HCV
This study evaluated the effectiveness of EBR/GZR among HCV-infected patients in a real-world clinical setting.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Relieve diarrhea with this natural medicine
(Natural News) Protozoa-related gastrointestinal diseases afflict one out of every eight people in the world. To help combat gut illnesses such as diarrhea and dysentery, Mexican researchers drew upon local folk medicine for natural substances with anti-protozoal qualities. They found a possible solution in a desert plant called the copper globemallow (Sphaeralca angustifolia). Native to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Farm Linked to E. Coli in Romaine
So far, 59 people across 15 states have come down with the often severe gastrointestinal illness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Albany Med wins approval for proposed Niskayuna surgery center
Ellis Medicine and Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates have opposed the surgery center because of its proximity to them, and how it could hurt them financially. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD
Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 13, 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

State council will vote today on proposed Albany Med surgery center in Niskayuna
A state council will vote Thursday on whether to approve an Albany Medical Center proposal to open an ambulatory surgery center in Niskayuna. Albany Med is proposing opening an ambulatory surgery center focused on gastroenterology at 1769 Union St. in Niskayuna, with four procedure rooms and one operating room. The hospital operates an urgent care and specialty physician practices in the building. Two health care organizations nearby, Ellis Hospital and Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Cannabis May Help UC Patients: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, probiotics associated with adverse GI effects (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Deep space travel can significantly damage GI function in astronauts, study finds
(Natural News) Going to Mars is much more dangerous than previously imagined. American researchers have found that the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of astronauts will be badly damaged by exposure to galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) during long voyages through deep space. The Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) research team has been using animal models to simulate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of reference Infliximab and a Biosimilar (CT-P13) in Crohn's Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of real-world data show that CT-P13 is equivalent to infliximab in infliximab-naive patients with CD (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked
At age 60, men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher values of prostate - specific antigen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors
Number of cancer - preventive lifestyle behaviors increased with TF at sigmoidoscopy screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces Agreement for Bausch Health to Acquire Its Business Assets
Company Initiates Voluntary Chapter 11 Process to Effectuate Sale; Secures Commitment for DIP Financing to Support Normal-Course Operations NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP)... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Mergers & Acquisitions Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Bausch Health, Bausch & Lomb, TRULANCE, plecanatide (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease was effectively and safely treated either with infliximab or with the biosimilar CT-P13, according to an observational cohort study of more than 5000 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

RUDN medics called the world to action against hepatitis in Somalia
(RUDN University) Using mathematical statistics methods, RUDN medics analyzed the data of 30 studies of the cases of hepatitis in Somalia. The studies also included Somali people who immigrated to Italy, the United States, United Kingdom and Libya and were screened for hepatitis viruses The research demonstrated critical spread rates of 5 types of viral hepatitis. The authors emphasize that, according to the results, immediate action should be taken by the international community. The results of the study were published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Olympus Unit Pleads Guilty to Resolve U.S. Duodenoscope Probe Olympus Unit Pleads Guilty to Resolve U.S. Duodenoscope Probe
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Higher Than Expected Contamination Rates Found With Duodenoscopes After Reprocessing, FDA Warns Higher Than Expected Contamination Rates Found With Duodenoscopes After Reprocessing, FDA Warns
Findings from a'human factors'study indicate that reprocessing instructions for duodenoscopes in current user manuals are hard for staff to follow.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab in Crohn ’s Disease
(MedPage Today) -- With comparable safety and efficacy, drug choice may come down to cost (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non - VHAs
When 121 regions were considered together, VHA care was better for 14 of 15 outcome measures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Daughter's Birth Defect Led Him to Medical School
Chris Zeman didn't plan to be a physician, but when his daughter was born with gastroschisis, he was inspired to go back to school at age 31. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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