Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Antibiotics for IBS Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Antibiotics for IBS
This review examined current evidence for the efficacy of antibiotics, probiotics, or other related interventions to improve IBS symptoms by modulation of the gut microbiome.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Viral Biomarkers for HBV: Are We Able to Change Practice? New Viral Biomarkers for HBV: Are We Able to Change Practice?
Many biomarkers for hepatitis B are now available, including HBV DNA, HBsAg, HBV RNA, HBcrAg, and more. How might they help guide the treatment of patients with chronic HBV infection?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is herpes esophagitis?
Esophagitis is swelling and irritation of the food pipe, or esophagus. Herpes esophagitis is a type of esophagitis that results from infection with the herpes simplex virus. This condition is rare and usually only occurs in people with a weakened immune system. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New study reveals probiotics do not help children with intestinal infections
Probiotics are a multibillion-dollar industry with marketing claims of being an effective treatment for a multitude of ailments, including diarrhea. However, findings from a new study from the University of Calgary show the popular product has no effect on gastroenteritis, commonly yet erroneously called the stomach flu, in children. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Smart toilets could spot diseases, says health expert
A gastroenterologist based in Los Angeles says that he wants to see medical technologists design hardware for a health tracking toilet to monitor faeces. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Hypnotherapy could help relieve irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
(The Lancet) Peer-reviewed / Randomised Controlled Trial / PeopleGut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists appears as effective in group or individual sessions, potentially offering a new treatment option for irritable bowel syndrome in primary and secondary care (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotic Disappoints in Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Lactobacillus rhamnosus no better than placebo for preventing diarrhea and vomiting at 14 days (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Two studies find probiotic therapy ineffective against stomach flu, diarrhea
(Reuters Health) - A widely-used probiotic therapy is ineffective against the diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain of gastroenteritis, two large studies in the U.S. and Canada have concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Probiotics No Better Than Placebo for Gastroenteritis Probiotics No Better Than Placebo for Gastroenteritis
Probiotics were no better than placebo for treating gastroenteritis in children, two studies have found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

E-Motion Medical wins CE Mark for acute digestive dysmotility stimulator
E-Motion Medical said yesterday that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its E-Motion stimulation therapy system intended to treat patients with acute gastrointestinal dysmotility. The Israel-based company said that the E-Motion system is designed to deliver “unique patterns” of electrical stimulation to the esophagus using its E-Motion tube, which is placed in the same manner as a regular feeding tube. Stimulation from the newly cleared system generates contractions in the esophagus to restore natural function to the digestive system and to promote motility through the gastrointestinal tract, E-M...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance emotionmedical Source Type: news

Scientists shed new light on infection process of gastrointestinal pathogen C. difficile
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Scientists from the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research identified the mechanisms by which the bacterial pathogen Clostridium difficile kills intestinal epithelial cells (IECs), thus destroying the protective mucosal barrier of the intestinal tract. The researchers demonstrate the physiological relevance of this process during infection and have published their findings in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus
(Washington University in St. Louis) A major US study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Metabolic Surgery Tops Drugs for Reducing Diabetes-Related Complications Metabolic Surgery Tops Drugs for Reducing Diabetes-Related Complications
For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, metabolic surgery (sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-Y gastric bypass) prolongs life and reduces cardiovascular events compared to best medical therapy, according to a meta-analytic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural colon cleanses: Everything you need to know
A colon cleanse is an alternative remedy that some people claim removes waste and toxins from the colon. Learn about natural colon cleanses and whether they work here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A New Blood Test May Help Monitor Celiac Disease Activity A New Blood Test May Help Monitor Celiac Disease Activity
A new biomarker assay may detect celiac disease and monitor its progress, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

E-Motion Medical Receives CE Mark Approval for Its Novel Stimulation Therapy for Patients With Acute Digestive Dysmotility
TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- E-Motion Medical Ltd. announced today it has received CE Mark approval for its lead product, the E-Motion System™, providing stimulation therapy that restores the natural motor f... Devices, Gastroenterology, Regulatory E-Motion Medical, E-Motion System, E-Motion Tube, gastrointestinal dysmotility (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Postoperative Recurrence in Crohn's Disease Risk Factors for Postoperative Recurrence in Crohn's Disease
This study aimed to identify predictors of postoperative endoscopic recurrence in Crohn's disease patients who have undergone ileocolonic resection.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study proves the gastrointestinal benefits of curcumin
(Natural News) Curcumin can help improve gastrointestinal function, according to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, adding yet another item to the already long list of health benefits from this turmeric-derived compound. The gastrointestinal tract performs a very vital function. Apart from extracting nutrients from the food you eat, it also helps... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug for Traveler's Diarrhea (Aemcolo) FDA Approves New Drug for Traveler's Diarrhea (Aemcolo)
Aemcolo (rifamycin) is indicated to treat adults with travelers'diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of E. coli and not complicated by fever or blood in the stool.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

A New Peanut Allergy Drug Could Be a Promising Treatment for Children
A new drug could become the first-ever protective treatment for the more than one million children in the U.S. who suffer from peanut allergies. In a phase-three trial, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the peanut-derived drug AR101 helped some children with severe peanut allergies tolerate the equivalent of two peanut kernels without serious side effects. Prior to taking the drug, none of these children could safely ingest more than the equivalent of one-tenth of a kernel. AR101, which is manufactured by Aimmune Therapeutics (the company also designed and funded the study), delive...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

DAAs Best for Cutting CVD Risk in HCV
(MedPage Today) -- Older treatments and sustained virological responses also tied to lower CVD risk (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

UAB telemedicine partnership expands with grant
A doctor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's division of gastrointestinal surgery has been awarded a $210,000 grant by the Alabama Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund. The funds will enable Daniel Chu to continue his ongoing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) research and will also further expand UAB’s partnership with SeamlessMD to other specialties.  In February, UAB partnered with SeamlessMD, a patient engagement and care management platform out of To ronto, to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

BaroNova touts TransPyloric Shuttle pivotal study data
BaroNova late last week released the primary results from the pivotal ENDObesityII study of its TransPyloric Shuttle device intended to treat obesity. Results from the trial were presented at the Obesity Week 2018 conference’s scientific sessions, the San Carlos, Calif.-based company said. “Obesity is a worldwide epidemic with up to 40% of adult Americans suffering from obesity and its associated co-morbidities. We need effective solutions that are safe and acceptable by physicians and by people who live with this chronic condition. The TransPyloric Shuttle represents the next generation of intragastric de...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss BaroNova Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Case Against Appendectomies
The appendix is turning out to contain biologically useful tissue that may help prevent nasty gastrointestinal ills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Appendix (Body Part) Appendicitis Antibiotics Surgery and Surgeons Digestive Tract Source Type: news

Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis remains controversial in the USA in patients without 6 months of sobriety. Can earlier transplantation provide good outcomes in these patients?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What is the Recurrence Rate for Guillian-Barr é Syndrome and Should She Get An Influenza Vaccine?
Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. GBS causes autoantibody production against Schwann cells of the neuron and the axon itself. There is ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The multiple hit hypothesis for Gulf War illness: self-reported chemical/biological weapons exposure and mild traumatic brain injury - Janulewicz P, Krengel M, Quinn E, Heeren T, Toomey R, Killiany R, Zundel C, Ajama J, O'Callaghan J, Steele L, Klimas N, Sullivan K.
The Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC) was designed to identify objective biomarkers of Gulf War Illness (GWI) in 1991 Gulf War veterans. The symptoms of GWI include fatigue, pain, cognitive problems, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin problems. Neuro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Highlights from Molecular Targets Symposiuim
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer gene expression, activity in GI, lung, and limited-mutation tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer
In men, overweight and even higher normal weight tied to increased risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Surgery Still Best Approach for Appendicitis
(MedPage Today) -- Non-operative management involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status
New data from the CheckMate 040 trial suggest another indication is in the works for the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

In Older Hep B Patients, Carcinoma Surveillance Is Advised In Older Hep B Patients, Carcinoma Surveillance Is Advised
Patients older than 50 years should still be screened for hepatocellular carcinoma after the 5 years of therapy for chronic hepatitis B, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk Vitamin D Deficiency Elevates Colorectal Cancer Risk
Dr David Johnson on why we should consider vitamin D supplementation beyond its benefits for bone health.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Eating in the Raw: Are Raw Food Devotees Right or at Risk? Eating in the Raw: Are Raw Food Devotees Right or at Risk?
The centuries-old raw food movement is experiencing a resurgence. Is this diet ancient wisdom or modern folly?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Nivolumab Works for Sicker Liver Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Half of Child-Pugh B patients showed improvement or stable disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Lyndra touts positive results for long-acting drug-delivery tech
Lyndra Therapeutics reported positive results from a pharmacokinetics study of its once-weekly drug-delivery capsule, touting that it successfully transitioned a once-daily therapy to a weekly dosage form. The Watertown, Mass.-based company’s oral drug-delivery technique is designed to provide sustained release of one or more drugs for up to a week. Lyndra’s star-shaped capsule opens when it reaches the stomach and eventually leaves the body via the user’s gastrointestinal tract. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Lyndra touts positive results for long-acting...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals lyndra Source Type: news

IDSA Video Conference Reporter: AASLD 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Watch exclusive comments from study authors and discussants at AASLD 2018 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US
This study examined how markers of liver health are associated with mortality in persons without viral hepatitis in the United States. Are liver fat scores useful for metabolic health surveillance?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Reporters invited to attend leading IBD meeting: Crohn's & Colitis Congress ®
(American Gastroenterological Association) The Crohn's& Colitis Congress, the premier conference for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) health care providers and researchers, invites media to register for the 2019 meeting. A partnership of the Crohn's& Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the Congress will disseminate the latest research and care strategies to ultimately improve the lives of the estimated 3 million Americans living with IBD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faecal transplant may protect premature babies from fatal bowel disease
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Children born prematurely often experience serious problems with the gastrointestinal tract and therefore have increased risk of developing life-threatening bowel infection. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown, in a study on pigs, that transplantation of faeces from healthy pigs changes the bowel's bacterial composition in those born prematurely and protects them from the fatal bowel disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Damning report reveals pancreatic cancer death rates have soared by 5% across Europe
A report by the non-profit organisation, United European Gastroenterology, compared how many people died of pancreatic cancer in 28 countries in Europe from 1990-2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel SCD1 Modulator Reduced Liver Fat in NASH Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Dose-response pattern seen for aramchol in phase IIb ARREST trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant
With direct-acting antivirals, organs from donors infected with hepatitis C can be transplanted safely into uninfected recipients, shortening the time patients spend on wait lists, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis
In treatment-na ï ve patients with compensated cirrhosis, the duration of hepatitis C medication can be shortened in most cases, results from the EXPEDITION-8 trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HCV Combo Pill a Winner in Untreated Cirrhotic Patients
(MedPage Today) -- High SVR12 rate suggests 8-week treatment could be used for this population (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical device alert: Suction catheters, gastro-enteral tubes, intermittent urology catheters and sterile urine drainage bags – potential breach in sterile barrier packaging
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical device alert for specific lots of Suction Catheters,GastroenteralTubes, Intermittent Urology Catheters and sterile U (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 14, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer death rates rising across Europe, report reveals
(Spink Health) 'Pancreatic Cancer Across Europe,' published by United European Gastroenterology (UEG) to coincide with World Pancreatic Cancer Day, examines the past and current state of pancreatic cancer care and treatment, as well as the future prospects, such as targeting the microbiome, for improving the prognosis for patients. Whilst lung, breast and colorectal cancer have seen significant reductions in death rates since 1990, deaths from pancreatic cancer continue to rise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UC researchers granted $3.4 million by NIH to study gastrointestinal lymphatic system
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been awarded $3.4 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of the gastrointestinal (GI) lymphatic system in dietary nutrient absorption and the transport of signaling molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news