Medical News Today: What is mesenteric panniculitis?
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pneumothorax Events Linked to Placement of Enteral Feeding Tube Pneumothorax Events Linked to Placement of Enteral Feeding Tube
The FDA has received 79 reports (including 17 deaths) of pneumothorax events associated with feeding tube placement involving two approved enteral access systems.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Treatment of Fecal Incontinence and Defecatory Disorders Treatment of Fecal Incontinence and Defecatory Disorders
This clinical practice expert review offers best practice recommendations for managing fecal incontinence and defecatory disorders. When should surgical options be considered?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Esophageal Prick Test for EoE: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to optimize your personal statement (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Korean Gastric Cancer Prognostic Tool Accurate in U.S. Patients Korean Gastric Cancer Prognostic Tool Accurate in U.S. Patients
The Yonsei University Gastric Cancer Prediction Model accurately predicts 5-year overall survival in U.S. gastric cancer patients, according to a validation study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Check-Cap Receives CE Mark Approval for C-Scan(R)
ISFIYA, Israel and BOSTON, Jan.10, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK) (NASDAQ: CHEKW), a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development... Devices, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Oncology, Regulatory Check-Cap, C-Scan, colorectal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis) Symptoms, Signs Treatment Remedies, Diet
Title: Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis) Symptoms, Signs Treatment Remedies, DietCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 10, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Cirrhosis Is a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation Cirrhosis Is a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation
Is cirrhosis an independent risk factor for development of atrial fibrillation?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Biomarkers may help predict outcomes in gastric cancer patients who abuse alcohol
(Elsevier) Alcohol consumption has been identified as a modifiable risk factor for cancers such as gastric cancer. A new report in the the American Journal of Pathology sheds light on how specific proteins interact with alcohol, and how that interplay impacts survival and response to platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with gastric cancer who may or may not still be drinking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Ingestible sensors used to measure, detail gut gas profiles
Ingestible sensors could be used to monitor gasses in the gastrointestinal system, including the effects of diet on individuals and as diagnostic tools for stomach contents and health, according to a new study. Results from the study which explored the use of new ingestible sensors were published this month in the journal Nature Electronics. In the human pilot trial, researchers tested an ingestible electronic sensor designed to detect and measure levels of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide using thermal conductivity and semiconducting sensors. Research investigators said that gas profiles were successfully obtained whil...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Source Type: news

Illnesses caused by recreation on the water costs $2.9 billion annually in the US
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Swimming, paddling, boating and fishing account for more than 90 million cases of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses per year in the US with an estimated annual cost of $2.9 billion, according to a new report by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney Injury Common After Non - Kidney Transplants in Children
High risk of AKI in first year after non - kidney solid organ transplant; in turn, increases CKD risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Gas-sniffing pill that transmits from the gut passes first human trials
Scientists from Australia ’s RMIT University reveal promising results from human trials of swallowable capsule that transmits data to a mobile phoneAn electronic gas-detecting pill could help in diagnosing gastrointestinal ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome.Scientists from Melbourne ’s RMIT University first unveiled their swallowable capsule early in 2015 in the hope it would it would help doctors work out what foods were problematic for their patients by detecting and measuring intestinal gases produced by gut bacteria.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Health Australia news Cancer research Medical research Science World news Society Source Type: news

Extended-pulsed Fidaxomicin Bests Vancomycin for C Diff in Older People Extended-pulsed Fidaxomicin Bests Vancomycin for C Diff in Older People
Extended-pulsed fidaxomicin, delivering 20 doses over a longer time period after initial daily dosing, appears superior to standard-dose vancomycin for sustained cure of Clostridium difficile infection in patients age 60 or older, according to results from an open-label randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Female night shift workers may have increased risk of common cancers
(American Association for Cancer Research) Night shift work was associated with women having an increased risk of breast, skin, and gastrointestinal cancer, according to a meta-analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Promising in Advanced Esophageal Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 30% of PD-L1-positive patients achieve partial response in small study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

From Retirement to the Front Lines of Hepatitis C Treatment From Retirement to the Front Lines of Hepatitis C Treatment
This doctor came out of retirement with the goal of treating every patient at high risk for hepatitis C he encounters. The problem is finding them.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastroenterology: What to Expect in 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers at Cleveland Clinic predict value and cost efficiency (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

For Hospitals, No Benefit for Early Adoption of Financial Incentives
Hospitals with early adoption do not have better process scores, lower mortality than late adopters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathol Source Type: news

Oncologists Dish on Top Issues for 2018
(MedPage Today) -- No surprise: immunotherapies dominate the expectations landscape (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Infections in Early Life and Development of Celiac Disease Infections in Early Life and Development of Celiac Disease
Might respiratory or gastrointestinal infections in early childhood contribute to the development of celiac disease?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Significant Burden of NAFLD With Advanced Fibrosis in the US Significant Burden of NAFLD With Advanced Fibrosis in the US
This report assessed prevalence and predictors of significant and advanced hepatic fibrosis among US adults with NAFLD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gender, Menopausal Status, and Drug-induced Liver Injury Gender, Menopausal Status, and Drug-induced Liver Injury
How might gender and sex hormones contribute to type and severity of drug-induced liver injury?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Half of Gastric Cancer Patients Diagnosed From ER Visit
Patients with diagnosis resulting from emergency department visit have higher mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pancreas divisum: How to treat and manage it
What is pancreas divisum? Learn more here and find some of the best treatment options, in addition to management tips and diet information. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Neurogastrx, Inc. Raises $45M Series A To Bring Lead GI Candidate Through Proof Of Concept
JIM O'MARA NAMED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOSTON, Jan. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Neurogastrx, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing therapies for gastrointestinal disorders affecting t... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital, Personnel Neurogastrx, Gastroparesis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OrphoMed Appoints Gastroenterology Expert and Industry Veteran Mark Sostek, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- OrphoMed, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class dimer therapeutics, today announced the appointment of Mark Sostek, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel OrphoMed, dimer therapeutics (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Headache, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia / Top Gastroenterology Stories / California Faculty Positions
Here's what we've chosen for you today from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 32-year-old woman was admitted to the... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Endoscopy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biomarkers for Drug-induced Liver Injury Biomarkers for Drug-induced Liver Injury
This review examines the potential use of both traditional and new candidate biomarkers for prediction, detection, and risk management of drug-induced liver injury.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Overscreening for Cancer Yields Misleading Results
(MedPage Today) --'Scrutiny-dependent'cancer diagnosis muddles risk (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Same - Day, Low - Dose Bowel Prep Feasible for Colonoscopy
For inpatients at high risk of poor bowel prep, same - day 1 - liter polyethylene glycol - based prep effective (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Gastroenterology Data That Primary Care Teams Need to Know Gastroenterology Data That Primary Care Teams Need to Know
This year's World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting featured several studies whose findings affect primary care. Dr David Johnson highlights the results.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

The little-known symptom of Crohn's disease
Dr Rishi Goel, a gastroenterologist at Kingston Hospital, London, has revealed the sign isn't listed by NHS Choices - the website designed to give the public information. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bad breath may be down to metabolism error
Using genetically engineered mice, researchers found a genetic mutation that may be responsible for chronic extraoral halitosis in humans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

An Interdisciplinary Literature Review of Prehospital Use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Major Bleeding
An interdisciplinary literature review Discovered in the 1950s, tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic medication that, over the last decade, has drawn considerable attention from researchers, clinicians and mainstream media.1 TXA is a synthetic chemical that’s a competitive antagonist to the lysine binding site of plasminogen.2 When a fibrin clot forms in the body in response to bleeding, it’s naturally degraded over time. In major trauma and hemorrhage, it’s thought that the body’s fibrin degradation process is accelerated due to high levels of fibrinolytic factors in circulation.3 This cont...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael J. Carr, MD Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about dumping syndrome?
A look at dumping syndrome, a condition where food moves too quickly through the digestive system. Included is detail on diagnosis and risk factors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study shows probiotics help reverse gastrointestinal distress and symptoms of depression
(Natural News) Depression, a leading cause of disease and injury the world over, may have met its match in probiotics. This benefit, based on a study conducted by researchers from McMaster University, does not only apply to depression, but it also extends to gastrointestinal upset, a condition that can mean anywhere from diarrhea to gastrointestinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods to eat and avoid for a hiatal hernia
Hiatal hernias occur when part of the stomach enters the chest cavity. Learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid with this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Score May Predict Which BE Patients Will Progress to Cancer Score May Predict Which BE Patients Will Progress to Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal infections: guidance, data and analysis
This Guidance Collection covering the characteristics, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of gastrointestinal infections was updated in December 2017. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan breast cancer drug approved in Brazil
Mylan NV on Friday said it had received the green light in Brazil for a treatment for breast cancer that it developed with a partner in the country. Biocon LTD (BSE: BIOCON) and Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) co-developed biosimilar Trastuzumab, which treats overexpressing HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, HER2-positive early stage breast cancer and HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer. It will be sold in Brazil in Brazil as Zedora by Libbs Farmac eutica. "The approval of Zedora, Brazil's first Trastuzumab… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Kent woman told she was 'too fat to get pregnant' at 25st
Toni Osborn, 30, from Birchington in Kent, had a gastric bypass operation on the advice of doctors who warned her she was too obese to fall pregnant. She now has a son, Harvey, one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment in the Era of DAAs Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment in the Era of DAAs
Direct-acting anti-virals are safe and highly effective treatments for hepatitis C virus. So why aren't they being prescribed more extensively?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

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