FIT Outreach Increased Colon Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Modest success in mailing fecal immunochemical tests directly to homes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Want a healthier gut? Eat crickets
The new University of Wisconsin-Madison trial probed whether insect fibres may influence the bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract of 20 humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines for Neuroendocrine Tumors Urge Less-Frequent, Longer Follow-Up New Guidelines for Neuroendocrine Tumors Urge Less-Frequent, Longer Follow-Up
New guidelines from an international expert panel suggest less-frequent follow-up in the short term, but longer follow-up periods overall, for completely resected gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Targeting gut bacteria to reduce heart disease
By preventing gut bacteria from producing a particular chemical, it might be possible to reduce cardiovascular risk. A new study uses a novel approach. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New hormonal mechanism implicated in pancreatic cancer progression
A high-fat diet may predispose to pancreatic cancer through direct interaction with hormone cholecystokinin, rather than obesity-related mechanisms, according to research published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Want a healthier gut? Eat crickets
The new University of Wisconsin-Madison trial probed whether insect fibres may influence the bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract of 20 humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxicity of muscimol and ibotenic acid containing mushrooms reported to a regional poison control center from 2002-2016 - Moss MJ, Hendrickson RG.
BACKGROUND: Amanita muscaria (AM) and A. pantherina (AP) contain ibotenic acid and muscimol and may cause both excitatory and sedating symptoms. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are not classically described but have been reported. There are relatively few r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Serotonin - a new potential risk factor for falls, low BMD and fracture - Vestergaard P.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter present in the central nervous system (CNS) and intestine. It binds to the 5-HT (hydroxytryptamine)-receptor, and regulates gastrointestinal (GI) movements, CNS signaling resulting in changes in mood and memory as well as ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Access to Treatment for HBV Infection -- Worldwide, 2016 Access to Treatment for HBV Infection -- Worldwide, 2016
Has increased availability of generic antivirals effective in treating chronic HBV infection improved access to treatment around the globe?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Plans restrict coverage of drugs indicated for cancer less often than drugs indicated for other diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 4, 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

Pentax Bets on PlasmaBiotics in the Fight Against Scope-Related Infections
Pentax Medical, a division of the Hoya Group, acquired a controlling interest in PlasmaBiotics this week, an investment that is expected to strengthen Pentax's hygiene portfolio and help it reduce cross-contamination risks associated with endoscopy devices. Paris, France-based PlasmaBiotics makes devices designed for drying and storing endoscopes. Endoscope hygiene has been a hot-button topic in the gastroenterology sector and FDA has been cracking down on Pentax and other scope makers to make sure these manufacturers are doing sufficient post-market surveillance to assess contamination risks associated with th...
Source: MDDI - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Sterilization Source Type: news

Little Evidence Exclusion Diets Reduce IBS Symptoms Little Evidence Exclusion Diets Reduce IBS Symptoms
There is too little data to recommend a gluten-free diet (GFD) for reducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HPV Linked to Esophageal Cancer Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Better disease-free and overall survival in patients with HPV-positive disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Twenty - eight medical organizations, including AMA, sent letter to Administrator Verma of CMS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 3, 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

HBV Reactivation in HBV/HCV Co-infection Treated With DAAs HBV Reactivation in HBV/HCV Co-infection Treated With DAAs
This study explored the outcome of HBV infection in patients co-infected with HBV and HCV and treated with ombitasvir, paritaprevir/r + dasabuvir + ribavirin.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three - Year Initiative
Council on Health Care Spending and Value will be co - chaired by William Frist and Margaret Hamburg (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 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

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
Understanding collection rate, accounts receivable, A/R aging helps improve practice performance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 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

European Union Clears Tofacitinib for Ulcerative Colitis European Union Clears Tofacitinib for Ulcerative Colitis
The JAK inhibitor is indicated for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have failed to respond adequately to or are intolerant of other therapies.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is explosive diarrhea?
Explosive diarrhea is a forceful form of loose or liquid stool. This severe type of diarrhea can result from infection, food intolerance, or certain medications, among other causes. In this article, learn about the factors responsible for explosive diarrhea, how to treat it, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
For inpatient providers, disagreement about antimicrobial use attribution rises with complexity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

PPI and H2 Receptor Antagonist Use and Risk of Liver Cancer PPI and H2 Receptor Antagonist Use and Risk of Liver Cancer
Do PPIs and H2 receptor antagonists contribute to the risk of primary liver cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis To Salt or Not to Salt?--That Is the Question in Cirrhosis
Should patients with cirrhosis be on a salt-restricted diet? This review examines the role of sodium balance in cirrhosis, and weighs the pros and cons of dietary restriction.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blocking digestive hormone may prevent diet-induced pancreatic cancer
(American Physiological Society) A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help prevent the spread of pancreatic tumors to other areas of the body (metastases). The new findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for August. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increased Flu Risk With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increased Flu Risk With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face a significantly increased risk of influenza, according to a retrospective database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Crohn Disease Management Guidelines: Top Five Takeaways New Crohn Disease Management Guidelines: Top Five Takeaways
Recently published guidelines by the American College of Gastroenterology provide recommendations on the management of Crohn disease. Dr David Johnson shares his perspective on some of the highlights.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Telemedicine Cuts Inter - Hospital ICU Transfers of Critically Ill
Decrease mainly occurred in patients with more severe illness, GI and respiratory diagnoses (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Diet and a New Drug: A One-Two Punch Against Gluten? Diet and a New Drug: A One-Two Punch Against Gluten?
Studies at DDW 2018 addressed a constant challenge for patients with celiac disease: adherence to a gluten-free diet. Also, the experimental agent AMG 714 may reduce symptoms after gluten exposure.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Salads and Wraps Sold at Kroger and Trader Joe ’s May Have Been Contaminated By a Parasite
Salads and wraps sold at major grocery chains may have been contaminated by an infectious parasite, according to a public health alert. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) warned consumers on Monday to stay away from certain beef, pork and poultry salads and wraps sold at stores including Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Gordon Food Service and Walgreen’s. Romaine lettuce used in these products may have been tainted by Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause gastrointestinal illness, according to FSIS. The salads and wraps in question were produced by Indianapolis-based Caito...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

High fiber diets may make you less stressed as your gut affects your brain
Stress can cause a leaky gut by weakening the walls of the bowel, but treating the gastrointestinal problem with a high fiber diet may reduce stress itself, too, a University College Cork study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High fiber diets may make you less stressed because your gut affects your brain, study finds
Stress can cause a leaky gut by weakening the walls of the bowel, but treating the gastrointestinal problem with a high fiber diet may reduce stress itself, too, a University College Cork study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

July 2018 Briefing - Gastroenterology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for July 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 - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Faster diagnosis for patients with serious infections
A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is helping Spanish start-up STAT-Dx develop automated molecular diagnostic tests. Such tests slash the time it takes to detect and treat serious gastrointestinal and respiratory infections in patients in emergency departments and intensive care units. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 1, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

FDA OKs Lusutrombopag for Thrombocytopenia in Liver Disease FDA OKs Lusutrombopag for Thrombocytopenia in Liver Disease
The thrombopoietin receptor agonist is for adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Front desk staff should be trained, and should not be assigned to billing at same time as answering calls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dizziness and vomiting?
Vomiting and dizziness are not pleasant but often go away on their own. However, it is vital to be aware of causes that warrant medical attention. Learn about possible causes of dizziness and vomiting, including anxiety, infections, inner ear problems, migraines, and cyclic vomiting syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best natural H. pylori treatments?
The bacteria H. pylori can cause a range of gastrointestinal issues, including gastritis. Infection may even lead to gastric cancer. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to help treat it, including honey, aloe vera, broccoli sprouts, and lemongrass oil. Learn about eight natural treatments for H. pylori here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics in Kids: What Is the Evidence? Probiotics in Kids: What Is the Evidence?
Dr Maria R. Mascarenhas reviews the indications for and effectiveness of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of acute and nonacute gastrointestinal and extraintestinal disorders.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

5 Detection Strategies for Celiac Disease 5 Detection Strategies for Celiac Disease
Studies presented at DDW 2018 addressed one current challenge regarding celiac disease: reliable, cost-effective detection.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Methotrexate No Better Than Placebo for Steroid-Free Response, Remission in UC Methotrexate No Better Than Placebo for Steroid-Free Response, Remission in UC
Subcutaneous methotrexate (MTX) may not work better than placebo as maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC), researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Small Fraction of GI Patients Drive More than 50% of Hospital Costs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting populations at highest need could improve outcomes, save money (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

VTE Prophylaxis After Gastrectomy May Boost Bleeding in Asian Patients VTE Prophylaxis After Gastrectomy May Boost Bleeding in Asian Patients
In Asian patients, symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after gastrectomy is extremely rare, and pharmacological prophylactic measures may prompt bleeding complications, Korean researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Advanced Fibrosis After SVR in Chronic HCV Risk Factors for Advanced Fibrosis After SVR in Chronic HCV
This study investigated the long-term effect of achieved SVR on liver fibrosis in a cohort with pretreatment advanced chronic HCV infection. What risk factors are associated with persisting fibrosis?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Cancer: CDC
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How your immune system promotes friendly gut bacteria
New research reveals that IgA antibodies released by the gut encourage friendly bacteria to grow and cooperate by altering their gene expression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Sustained Response to Golimumab Predicts Good Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis Sustained Response to Golimumab Predicts Good Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis
Continuous clinical response (CCR) to golimumab treatment is associated with favorable outcomes in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a post hoc analysis of the PURSUIT-M trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Drug-Induced Acute Liver Failure in Children and Adults Drug-Induced Acute Liver Failure in Children and Adults
This study aimed to identify the drugs most responsible, patient characteristics, and outcomes in an Indian hospital.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumors
(McGill University) The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists published today in Science suggests that the reverse may also be true -- that abnormal inflammation triggered by the immune system may underlie the development of stomach tumors in patients with a hereditary cancer syndrome known as Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

LKB1 deficiency in T cells promotes the development of gastrointestinal polyposis
Germline mutations in STK11, which encodes the tumor suppressor liver kinase B1 (LKB1), promote Peutz–Jeghers syndrome (PJS), a cancer predisposition syndrome characterized by the development of gastrointestinal (GI) polyps. Here, we report that heterozygous deletion of Stk11 in T cells (LThet mice) is sufficient to promote GI polyposis. Polyps from LThet mice, Stk11+/– mice, and human PJS patients display hallmarks of chronic inflammation, marked by inflammatory immune-cell infiltration, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) activation, and increased expression of inflammatory factors asso...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Poffenberger, M. C., Metcalfe-Roach, A., Aguilar, E., Chen, J., Hsu, B. E., Wong, A. H., Johnson, R. M., Flynn, B., Samborska, B., Ma, E. H., Gravel, S.- P., Tonelli, L., Devorkin, L., Kim, P., Hall, A., Izreig, S., Loginicheva, E., Beauchemin, N., Siegel Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Cutting-Edge Primary Care Data From DDW 2018 Cutting-Edge Primary Care Data From DDW 2018
Dr David Johnson shares new results impacting colon cancer screening, diabetes, anti-TNF agents, and other key areas.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real - World Settings
3 options described for applying approaches used in randomized controlled trials to real - world data (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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