HBV Reactivation Risk With DAA Therapies vs. Interferon for HCV HBV Reactivation Risk With DAA Therapies vs. Interferon for HCV
Do direct-acting antiviral-based therapies for HCV have more potential to cause frequent HBV reactivation compared with interferon-based therapies?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

An App to Prevent Hepatic Encephalopathy-related Readmissions An App to Prevent Hepatic Encephalopathy-related Readmissions
Can an easy-to-use mobile app which focuses on hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, and fall prevention help reduce readmissions in patients with cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Noninvasive Tests for NAFLD Are Unreliable in South Asians Noninvasive Tests for NAFLD Are Unreliable in South Asians
Blood-test-based non-invasive tests for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are unreliable alternatives to liver biopsy in South Asians, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Out - of - Pocket Costs Correlate With Receipt of Cancer Care
Across cancers, higher costs tied to higher rates of oral prescription abandonment, delayed initiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs
GERD FAQs (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Biliary colic: Causes and treatment
Biliary colic can happen when a gallstone blocks a bile duct, causing intense stomach pain. It is also known as a gallstone attack or gallbladder attack. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Blood Test Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-Free Diet Blood Test Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-Free Diet
An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don ’ t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blood Tests Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-free Diet Blood Tests Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-free Diet
An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don ’ t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Steroid Use Tied to Thromboembolism Risk in IBD Steroid Use Tied to Thromboembolism Risk in IBD
Steroid therapy is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolic events in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but biological therapy is not, researchers from Hungary report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Vitamin A Deficiency in Chronic Cholestatic Liver Disease Vitamin A Deficiency in Chronic Cholestatic Liver Disease
This review summarizes current knowledge on the role of Vitamin A in disease progression in cholestatic liver disease. Is there a place for retinoids in treating cholestatic disorders?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

GERD Linked to Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers
In elderly, tied to higher odds of malignancy in larynx, hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a spigelian hernia?
Learn about spigelian hernias, a rare type of hernia that can cause painful symptoms and requires surgery. We also take a look at diagnosis and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tectus niloticus (Tegulidae, Gastropod) as a novel vector of ciguatera poisoning: detection of Pacific ciguatoxins in toxic samples from Nuku Hiva Island (French Polynesia) - Darius HT, Rou é M, Sibat M, Viallon J, Gatti CMI, Vandersea MW, Tester PA, Litaker RW, Amzil Z, Hess P, Chinain M.
Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a foodborne disease caused by the consumption of seafood (fish and marine invertebrates) contaminated with ciguatoxins (CTXs) produced by dinoflagellates in the genus Gambierdiscus. The report of a CFP-like mass-poisoning ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

What is gastroenteritis? Signs and symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea
GASTROENTERITIS is caused by an inflammation of the stomach and bowel. Symptoms of the condition include vomiting and diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thrombosed hemorrhoids: What you need to know
Thrombosed hemorrhoids happen when sacs in the anal passage get pushed onto the outside of the anus and fill with blood clots. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How Bariatric SurgeryChanged This Governor's Life
Both Maine Governor Paul LePage and his wife First Lady Ann LePage underwent sleeve gastrectomies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers
A US study has found that gastroesophageal reflux disease may increase the risk of cancer of the throat, tonsils and parts of the sinuses in older people.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Studies Link Oral Microbiome to Cancers (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of esophageal, gastric cancers (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Colon Ca: Elevated Preop CEA Not Indicative of Poor Prognosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers urge using postop CEA measurement instead (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Breathing Technique Reduces GERD-Related Belching Breathing Technique Reduces GERD-Related Belching
Dr David Johnson on impressive new results for diaphragmatic breathing in patients.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to keep your gut healthy over the holidays
The stress of last-minute holiday preparation, followed by festive meals with calories numbering in the thousands, can wreak havoc in our guts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

GERD Associated with Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with significantly increased risk for cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract in older adults, according to a case-control... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Woman removes stomach to prevent developing cancer
Heather Huus, 32, is a mother from North Dakota who had a gastrectomy last year after a genetic test found she carried a gene that put her at an 83 percent chance of getting stomach cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telemonitoring Safe for Young IBD Patients in Remission Telemonitoring Safe for Young IBD Patients in Remission
Telemonitoring of young patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can save healthcare resources without increasing the risk of flares, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Financial Strain, Stress High Among Colorectal CA Survivors
Colorectal cancer survivors with this strain, stress more likely to have low health - related quality of life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical Appoints Veteran Executive As The Americas Region President And CEO
MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopy solutions, announced that David Woods, the current Global Chief Marketing Officer of PENTAX Medical, has been appointed Pr... Devices, Gastroenterology, Personnel PENTAX Medical, endoscope, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit Report 2017
This 2017 annual report provides the most up-to-date information on the care and outcomes of patients diagnosed with OG cancer or oesophageal high grade dysplasia. The information is primarily published to support the quality improvement activities in hospitals providing OG cancer care as well as the commissioners of cancer services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decellularized Human Placenta Useful for Liver Tissue Engineering Decellularized Human Placenta Useful for Liver Tissue Engineering
Decellularized human placenta has been shown to support hepatic tissue growth and provide sufficient tissue for rescue in an acute liver failure model.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

LSUHealthNo contributes to 1st-of-its-kind study of upper aerodigestive cancers
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Using data interpreted by LSU Health New Orleans' Louisiana Tumor Registry, a case-control study found for the first time that older people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for cancers of the upper respiratory and digestive tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recurrent infection progressively disables host protection against intestinal inflammation
Intestinal inflammation is the central pathological feature of colitis and the inflammatory bowel diseases. These syndromes arise from unidentified environmental factors. We found that recurrent nonlethal gastric infections of Gram-negative Salmonella enterica Typhimurium (ST), a major source of human food poisoning, caused inflammation of murine intestinal tissue, predominantly the colon, which persisted after pathogen clearance and irreversibly escalated in severity with repeated infections. ST progressively disabled a host mechanism of protection by inducing endogenous neuraminidase activity, which accelerated the molec...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yang, W. H., Heithoff, D. M., Aziz, P. V., Sperandio, M., Nizet, V., Mahan, M. J., Marth, J. D. Tags: Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

GPs should do more post bariatric surgery follow-up care
Experts argue primary care should play greater role Related items fromOnMedica Gastric band surgery Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes cuts medication costs NHS must do much more bariatric surgery to beat obesity Childbirth soon after bariatric surgery associated with increased risk of complication Obese couples take longer to achieve pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs Lap-Band Surgery for More Patients
Allergan, Inc. has announced that the FDA has approved the Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding (LBAGB) System for obese adults with at least one obesity-related medical condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical Announces Launch Of First FDA-Cleared HD Duodenoscope With Disposable Distal Cap
C.A.P. HD Duodenoscope Offers Innovative Cleaning and Reprocessing Capabilities as well as Enhanced Visualization MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical, an industry leader in endoscopic imaging, annou... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA, Product Launch PENTAX Medical, Duodenoscope, endoscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Validates Durability of Adjustable Gastric Banding (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 5-year explant rates significantly lower than in historical controls (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Year in Gastroenterology: 10 Must-Read Studies The Year in Gastroenterology: 10 Must-Read Studies
New guidelines offered a high-level look at some of the biggest issues in the field. Dr David Johnson chooses the ones most likely to reshape your practice.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cameroon:Night of Restaurateurs - Cameroon Showcases Prowess in Gastronomy
[Cameroon Tribune] The 13th edition of the food and drinks event gathered hundreds of culinary arts lovers in Yaounde over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Works for C difficile Infection Long-term Fecal Transplant Works for C difficile Infection Long-term
FMT treatment is safe and effective in both the short- and long-term and should be considered earlier as a treatment option for patients with chronic C difficile infection, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Ends Abruptly
A leading biopharmaceutical company has halted a once-promising mesothelioma clinical trial involving CRS-207 — a listeria-based cancer vaccine — citing efficacy and financial concerns. The phase II trial was designed to test the effectiveness and safety of CRS-207 when used in combination with pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a drug already proven effective with non-small cell lung cancer. The trial, which began earlier this year, was being conducted at eight prominent cancer centers across the United States. It was funded by Aduro Biotech Inc., based in Berkley, California. “This was not the news everyone had ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 19, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Abramson Cancer Center Aduro Biotech Cleveland Clinic CRS-207 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center keytruda Listeria virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma immunotherapy Natalie Sacks NIH National Cancer Institute pembrolizumab Perlmutter Cancer C Source Type: news

High-definition Colonoscopy Sufficient for IBD Surveillance High-definition Colonoscopy Sufficient for IBD Surveillance
High-definition colonoscopy is as effective as more advanced techniques, including dye spraying chromoendoscopy (DCE) and virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE), for detecting colonic neoplastic lesions during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surveillance, according to results from a noninferiority trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is steatorrhea or fatty stool?
Steatorrhea or fatty stool occurs when there is too much fat in the stool. In this article, learn about what causes fatty stool and how it is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mauritius:Health Minister Inaugurates Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit At Jeetoo Hospital
[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined to provide quality services to all citizens by placing health care at the core of its agenda with the priority of making the latest medical technology accessible to all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senzime wins CE Mark for OnZurf GI surgical probe
Patient monitor developer Senzime said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its OnZurf probe designed for various gastrointestinal tract surgical procedures. The German company’s OnZurf probe is designed to continuously collect samples from the surface of an organ which can be analyzed intermittently by an external analyzer or continuously through the company’s CliniSenz analyzer. The probe is designed to monitor local metabolic changes to detect complications before they become systemic. Senzime touts the OnZurf device as having the unique ability to monitor a patient’s ...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Surgical senzime Source Type: news

Woman set to REVERSE her weight-induced type 2 diabetes with £6.99 app
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferer Tracey Hoff ballooned to 17st 7lb by feasting on gourmet sandwiches in her work canteen – but has transformed her body via a virtual gastric band. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sickness surveillance system hopes to ease winter pressures
Data gathered by Public Health England will track surges in norovirus and other conditions Related items fromOnMedica Struggling NHS will be floored by flu outbreak or cold snap, warn NHS leaders Pregnant women urged to have flu jab Physicians offer help on managing winter pressures Trusts set to use multiple measures to ease winter pressure Norovirus a huge cause of gastroenteritis worldwide (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Darvadstrocel for Perianal Fistulas in Crohn's CHMP Backs Darvadstrocel for Perianal Fistulas in Crohn's
Darvadstrocel is the first allogeneic stem cell therapy to receive a positive CHMP opinion in Europe.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Contrast - Enhanced Ultrasound No Aid for Metastasis Detection
Findings based on use of laparoscopic ultrasonography during colorectal cancer surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

EASL and AASLD Recommendations for the Diagnosis of HCC EASL and AASLD Recommendations for the Diagnosis of HCC
This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of CT, MRI and contrast-enhanced ultrasound, alone and in combination.Liver International (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop dry heaving
Dry heaving is retching or going through the motions and sensation of vomiting without producing any vomit. When should you see a doctor? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news