New recommendations for endoscopic eradication therapy in Barrett's esophagus
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) A new guideline by the ASGE Standards of Practice Committee offers evidence-based recommendations and clinical guidelines addressing key issues related to Endoscopic Eradication Therapy (EET) in the management of Barrett's esophagus (BE)-related lesions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Enrollees have more chronic conditions, health care use versus other privately insured individuals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, P Source Type: news

Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C
The hepatitis C epidemic that started in the 1950s infected many patients who are now developing end-stage liver cancer, and the number of cases is growing, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Later Life Must Not Be Missed Celiac Disease in Later Life Must Not Be Missed
Celiac disease may manifest at any age. How prevalent is it in older persons, and how might symptoms present?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Exercise to Prevent Cirrhosis in Overweight and Obese Adults Exercise to Prevent Cirrhosis in Overweight and Obese Adults
Learn more about the preventive role of exercise against the development of cirrhosis among overweight or obese adults.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Genetic link to IBS identified in women
(Karolinska Institutet) New research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden links certain DNA variants to increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. The findings, published in the scientific journal Gastroenterology, might help explain why IBS is more common in women than in men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Female GI Docs Earn Less: Gastro and Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, stents preferred for repairing esophageal perforations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

International Liver Congress (ILC) International Liver Congress (ILC)
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ILC 2018.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

ID Break: Preprints for Outbreaks; HIV and Insurance; Ebola Biomarkers
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Law student's weight plummeted to 6st 6lbs after gastroparesis
Chloe Hampton, 21, from west London, who started enduring hours of abdominal pain and nausea two years ago, was unable to keep her food down, leaving her weak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Six reasons your breath might smell like poop
Bad breath is often a simple, temporary problem. However, breath that smells like feces, or poop, may indicate a medical condition. These may range from a sinus infection to a bowel blockage. Here, we look at six common causes of bad breath that smells like poop. We also discuss treatments and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Tied to Gastroschisis
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Alcohol consumption early in pregnancy may be a risk factor for the development of gastroschisis in neonates, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal& Neonatal Medicine. Jean R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Stiffness Measurement-Based Approach for HBV Liver Stiffness Measurement-Based Approach for HBV
Decline of liver stiffness from baseline after 1 year of antiviral therapy for HBV infection may reflect remission of liver inflammation and fibrosis.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

IFN-free Chronic HCV Therapy With DAAs and Risk for HCC IFN-free Chronic HCV Therapy With DAAs and Risk for HCC
Does IFN-free therapy with direct-acting antivirals alter the short-term risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Better Outcomes After End-to-End Ileocecal Anastomosis in Crohn's Better Outcomes After End-to-End Ileocecal Anastomosis in Crohn's
Following intestinal resection in Crohn's disease, end-to-end ileocecal anastomosis (ETEA) is associated with better outcomes than is side-to-side anastomosis (STSA), according to a registry study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non - Donor Decision Families
Families making decision not to donate relative's organs experience lower quality communication (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

March 2018 Briefing - Gastroenterology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for March 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potential of manipulating gut microbiome to boost efficacy of cancer immunotherapies
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The composition of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract may hold clues to help predict which cancer patients are most apt to benefit from the personalized cellular therapies that have shown unprecedented promise in the fight against hard-to-treat cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: March 23-29 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Applied Medical touts surgical GI wound protector study data
Applied Medical this week released results from a meta-analysis study of wound protectors used during lower gastro intestinal procedures, touting their ability to reduce surgical site infections. Results from the study were published this month in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, the Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based company said. Data from the analysis, which examined 12 randomized controlled trials with 3,029 participants, indicated that use of wound protectors like the company’s Alexis system significantly reduced rates of SSI patients undergoing lower GI surgery. Furthermore, SSI rates were reduced by 63% when ...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Applied Medical Resources Corp. Source Type: news

Resting Heart Rate May Predict Colon Cancer Recurrence
(MedPage Today) -- Highest rates 5 years after curative treatment'meaningful'independent risk factor (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients and those without prior knee injury, according to a study published recently in Seminars in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3, 6 Month Adjuvant CAPOX Equally Effective for Colon Cancer
FOLFOX therapy for 6 months had higher disease - free survival rate compared to 3 months of treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Taming GERD
-- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), sometimes called heartburn, occurs when yourstomachcontents back up into youresophagus. The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says without treatment, GERD can lead to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Deep Learning –Based Tissue Analysis May Benefit Colorectal Cancer Patients
A team of Finnish researchers has created a deep learning algorithm that appears to help clinicians better predict patient outcomes based on colorectal cancer tissue samples. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Can Colon Irrigation Help You Win the Brawl with the Bowl?
Japanese children's author Tarō Gomi was right, "Everyone Poops." Unfortunately, that particular bodily function is easier said than done sometimes. "Constipation can have a dramatic impact on the patient's overall well-being, including anxiety, depression, and time lost off work," Gavriel Meron, chairman and CEO of HyGIeaCare Inc., told MD+DI. Constipation about 60 million people in the United States alone, Meron said, which is why there is no shortage of over-the-counter constipation products on pharmacy shelves. But for a lot of people, Meron said, those products simply don't help.&nb...
Source: MDDI - March 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Consensus Details H pylori Testing, Treatment for US Patients Consensus Details H pylori Testing, Treatment for US Patients
Consensus document outlines who should be tested and treated for H pylori infection to reduce adverse health consequences of long-term infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Repairing Your Hernia
-- A ventral hernia commonly occurs in the abdominal wall where a prior surgical incision was made, leading to weakening of the abdominal wall. As the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons describes it, the interior lining of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo
New research finds that a genetic mutation makes lung cancer cells morph into gastrointestinal cells. The mechanism may explain drug-resistant lung cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Obesity, T2DM: Risk Factors Underlying Undiagnosed Cirrhosis Obesity, T2DM: Risk Factors Underlying Undiagnosed Cirrhosis
This study used transient elastography to screen for cirrhosis in a primary care setting.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Telemedicine for Delivery of Care in Chronic Liver Disease Telemedicine for Delivery of Care in Chronic Liver Disease
Telemedicine may be useful for treatment of chronic hepatitis C and periprocedural management of liver disease.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir in HCV With Cirrhosis or Fibrosis Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir in HCV With Cirrhosis or Fibrosis
Is the combination of sofosbuvir and velpastavir a safe and effective therapeutic option for patients with HCV and advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Reduced Overall Survival for Alcohol - Related Liver Cancer
Alcohol - related HCC more likely to be diffuse, detected in patients with worse liver function (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 28, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

A gastric band can lead to DIVORCE
Weight loss surgery offers the most surefire treatment for obesity, but with a new leash on life, people may be more likely to leave their romantic partners, a large study conducted in Sweden shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions
NEW YORK CITY - Giving a double dose of ultrasound contrast in the form of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline, But Not Everywhere
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infections, AIDS, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Promising in Previously Treated Gastric Cancer Pembrolizumab Promising in Previously Treated Gastric Cancer
In patients with advanced gastric or gastro-esophageal cancer progressing after second-line treatment, monotherapy with pembrolizumab offers a “ promising new treatment option, ” according to research from Merck, which sells the drug as Keytruda.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib and Biological Therapies for Ulcerative Colitis Tofacitinib and Biological Therapies for Ulcerative Colitis
Tofacitinib is currently under review as induction and/or maintenance therapy for adult patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis. How does it compare with other biologics?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New formulation of ibuprofen shows benefits in treating joint pain
A newpain relief medication that is available over the counter has been shown in a study to offer verifiable benefits in the management of joint pain.  The new lipid-ibuprofen soft capsules, which are now being sold in the UK under the name Flarin, have the potential to offer a new first-line option for the self-management of flaring joint pain, according to research. Clinically proven benefits Conducted among 462 patients across 27 primary care centres in the UK and the Netherlands, the study assessed the benefits of this new version of ibuprofen in reducing episodic knee pain flares among primary care patients....
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 26, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What could be the cause of morning diarrhea?
Diarrhea in the morning can have a range of potential causes, including lifestyle choices, a temporary illness, such as a virus or food poisoning, or an underlying condition, such as IBS or IBD. Read on to learn how to prevent it with some simple lifestyle changes, and how to treat it if there are medical reasons. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I feel sick after I eat?
Sometimes, eating food can cause the stomach to become irritated and uncomfortable. Foods that are spicy or cause allergies are among the culprits, in some cases, as is eating too big a portion. Also, people can have medical conditions that cause stomach pain. Learn more about the potential causes with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiota Profile Predicts Ustekinumab Response in Crohn's Fecal Microbiota Profile Predicts Ustekinumab Response in Crohn's
Data on patients ’ fecal microbiota can be used to predict their response to ustekinumab therapy for Crohn's disease, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Keeping the genetic code
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Wyss Institute researchers developed an in vivo mutation prevention method that enables the DNA-cleaving Cas9 enzyme to discriminate between genomic target sites differing by a single nucleotide and to exclusively cut the unwanted one. In proof-of-concept studies performed in bacterial E. coli strains grown in culture or the mouse gastrointestinal tract, the approach can prevent the survival of antibiotic resistant variants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CDx & #039;s WATS3D Highly Effective in Real World Setting
CDx Diagnostics said results from a recent multicenter prospective trial show the use of its WATS3D test increases the detection of both Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal dysplasia by more than 80%. The results were published in the latest issue of United European Gastroenterology Journal and featured in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE’s) Scope Tech Talk Video Series. The trial was conducted at 25 community-based gastrointestinal (GI) centers across the U.S. In the study, 4,203 patients were tested for esophageal disease. The findings show that with the inclusion of WATS3D overal...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Design News Source Type: news

No Extra Liver Cancer Risk with Interferon-Free HCV Regimens
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier suggestions not supported in retrospective study of 857 patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Orthotics and Heel Pain; Bacteria and Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include infants with bronchiolitis, orthotics for heel pain, behavioral therapy in dementia, and H. pylori infection in early gastric cancer (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Additional therapy after surgical removal of rare tumors may not increase survival
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Results of an analysis from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine show that additional therapy, or adjuvant therapy, delivered after surgical removal of a rare type of gastrointestinal tumor does not increase survival rates for patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TNT Standard in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer?
(MedPage Today) -- Hesitancy remains in the community setting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Creation of a huddle board represents one method to address issues in a timely manner (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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