Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Good Operation, With Limits Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Good Operation, With Limits
Now the most widely performed bariatric-surgery procedure, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safer than bypass in the short term but may fall short beyond 7 years out.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

"Adapt" to stress with these 5 adaptogenic herbs
(Natural News) People, especially women, have resorted to various kinds of products and services to reduce stress. Stress, (and anxiety in extension) after all, can lead to a plethora of diseases such as asthma, depression, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The newest solution to fighting off that perpetual exhaustion and boosting your energy levels is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins, Decompensation, and Death in Alcoholic Cirrhosis Statins, Decompensation, and Death in Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Does regular use of statins improve outcomes and reduce mortality in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Shortening Duration of Therapy With DAAs for HCV Genotype 1 Shortening Duration of Therapy With DAAs for HCV Genotype 1
Can direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C genotype 1 be reduced to less than the current standard of 12 weeks without compromising outcomes?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Report from groundbreaking 'EndoVators Summit' offers guidance for obesity treatment
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) A recently published white paper from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy breaks new ground in defining the role and value of the latest approaches for obesity management. The paper reports on the scope and impact of the obesity problem as well as the multiple factors and players involved in treating this chronic condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASCO Issues Statement Regarding Alcohol and Cancer
Alcohol - related cancers account for 5.5 percent of all cancers treated annually worldwide (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lymphoma Risk Up With Thiopurine, Anti - TNF Tx in IBD
Risk higher for those exposed to combination therapy versus thiopurine or anti - TNF monotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Morepen inks pact with V ésale Pharma to boost presence in Rs 1000-crore probiotics market
Morepen, which currently does not have a presence in the probiotic market for gastroenterology, hopes to use its latest agreement to capture 5-10% of this segment by 2022. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Clinical Data and Insurance Coverage Support Mederi's Stretta Therapy for GERD
RCT shows Stretta wins over PPI, and new coverage policy issued by Capital Blue Cross in PA NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 8, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mederi is pleased to announce publication of a new randomized, controlled trial as wel... Devices, Gastroenterology, Reimbursement Mederi Therapeutics, Stretta Therapy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is left-sided colitis?
Left-sided colitis is a form of ulcerative colitis that affects the left side of the colon, causing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does digestion work?
In this introductory article, we explain what the digestive system does and how it works. We also cover the various chemicals and organs involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in Children
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy for IBS Looks Convincing in Randomized Trials Hypnotherapy for IBS Looks Convincing in Randomized Trials
Hypnosis seems to be an effective and cost-effective way to relieve pain and discomfort in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, two research teams report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Fruit and veggie food safety
Too lazy to wash your fruits and veggies? Here are a few statistics that may inspire you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 48 million people are stricken with foodborne illness each year.?One hundred twenty-eight thousand?are hospitalized. Approximately 3,000 people die. "I have been seeing a lot of stomach viruses, gastroenteritis, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coffee May Increase Life Expectancy in Liver Disease Coffee May Increase Life Expectancy in Liver Disease
Steep benefits! The latest data link coffee consumption to decreased morbidity and mortality in liver disease.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

A'Wake- up Call' for Burnout; More From WCOG at ACG 2017 A'Wake- up Call' for Burnout; More From WCOG at ACG 2017
Dr David Johnson provides his takeaways from this meeting. Part 1 reveals a'wake-up call'for gastroenterologist burnout and updates in bariatric surgery, Barrett esophagus, G-POEM, NAFLD, and more.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Florida dad who nearly ate himself to death loses 350Ibs
Weighing 500lb, Zach Moore, 36, from  Florida, recorded a video to say bye to son Zach Jr, 8. He had a gastric bypass, losing the weight in 2 years. He's since been under the knife 10 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma
Title: Gastroesophageal Junction AdenocarcinomaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pharmacotherapies for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Pharmacotherapies for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
This study compared the efficacy of several classes of agents used in the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation. Is any clearly superior?Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir in Chronic HCV Cost-effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir in Chronic HCV
This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of LDV/SOF therapy in treatment-naive patients with absence or mild fibrosis vs. patients with significant or advanced fibrosis.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Gastric cancer is one of the five most fatal types of cancer. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization about 750,000 patients die each year after developing the disease. The main cause is thought to be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU) have now identified two mechanisms through which this bacterium can cause gastric cancer. Their findings could result in the development of new therapeutic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Primary Care Program Cost-effectively Reaches Underserved With HCV Infection Primary Care Program Cost-effectively Reaches Underserved With HCV Infection
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Incidence of Early - Stage Breast CA, CRC Up With ACA Adoption
No change in incidence of locally advanced or metastatic - stage cancer after ACA adoption (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Fiber Tied to Lower Mortality in Those With Colorectal Cancer
Increasing fiber consumption after diagnosis may lower risk of all - cause, CRC - specific mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pharmacology of predatory and defensive venom peptides in cone snails - Prashanth JR, Dutertre S, Lewis RJ.
Cone snails are predatory gastropods whose neurotoxic venom peptides (conotoxins) have been extensively studied for pharmacological probes, venom evolution mechanisms and potential therapeutics. Conotoxins have a wide range of structural and functional cla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Stomach Cancer Gastric Cancer in Children
Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer) in Children (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asymptomatic infection helps norovirus to spread in Indonesia
(Kobe University) Norovirus, also referred to as the 'winter vomiting bug', is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in humans. A Japanese research team has shown that norovirus is significantly present in the stools of healthy volunteers in Indonesia who are asymptomatically infected with the virus. This suggests that asymptomatic infection is a source of norovirus outbreaks, and sheds light on the transmission mode of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common causes of belly button pain
In this article, learn about the reasons for belly button pain. Included is detail on causes, such as surgery, gastroenteritis, and pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

NHS crisis: Obese patients 'are eating themselves to DEATH' to get free gastric surgery
OBESE patients are deliberately piling on the pounds to qualify for free NHS weight loss surgery, experts have revealed, writes Lucy Johnston. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery Boosts Gastric Cancer Survival After Noncurative Endoscopic Resection Surgery Boosts Gastric Cancer Survival After Noncurative Endoscopic Resection
Additional surgery after noncurative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer is associated with improved survival, according to a study from Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ReShape touts efficacy, safety of weight loss products in multi-study presentations
ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS), formerly known as EnteroMedics, this week presented data from three of its technologies designed to treat obesity and metabolic diseases, touting the safety and efficacy of its products. Data on the San Clemente, Calif.-based company’s three technologies was presented at the ObesityWeek 2017 conference in Washington D.C. this week. “Obesity has become a global epidemic that involves significant health issues, comorbidities, and high associated costs to the healthcare system. New, minimally invasive treatment options that are anatomy friendly and help patients manage their disea...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss reshapelifesciences Source Type: news

Pricing Interventions Increase Sales, Intake of Healthy Foods
Also linked to reduced purchasing and consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about stomach growling
A look at how to stop stomach growling. Included is detail on the natural remedies for the condition, as well as why growling can occur in the first place. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Living with NASH: An Unexpected Diagnosis
As our waistlines thicken and our activity levels decrease, another chronic illness threatens to disturb our comfortable lifestyles. And, because it ’s relatively unknown, diagnosis comes as a shock to patients, who usually associate liver disease with heavy consumption of alcohol.Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), where fat accumulates in the liver. It is most commonly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and/or genetic polymorphisms, and is aggravated by inflammation and fibrosis.  First identified in the 1980s, its ...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mariel Metcalfe Source Type: news

Probiotics and Omega-3s for Fatty Liver Cut Steatosis Risk Probiotics and Omega-3s for Fatty Liver Cut Steatosis Risk
Preventing and treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing challenge, but Ukrainian investigators have successfully translated their promising animal findings to the clinical setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hydrogen peroxide ingestion with injury to upper gastrointestinal tract - Martin JV, Sugawa C.
Hydrogen peroxide is a common over-the-counter solution that has developed a growing body of literature regarding toxic ingestion. Intentional ingestion of high concentration hydrogen peroxide for health purposes has gained popularity in certain patient po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Driving Impairment Warnings Often Not Given With Rx Meds
For most drug categories, those who do receive warnings perceive higher risk of impaired driving (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 2, 2017 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

GLP - 1 May Mediate Effects of Gastric Bypass on CNS Activation
After Roux - en - Y, CNS activation reduced in response to food cues, GLP - 1 levels significantly elevated (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Southeast Gastro opens new facility in Pell City
Southeast Gastro is opening a new clinic in Pell City. The clinic is the ninth location in the state for the Alabama-based gastroenterology group and it plans to open the location later this month. “We are thrilled to be able to offer quality full-time gastroenterological care to the community of Pell City,” said Miles Gresham, president of South east Gastro. “Our Pell City clinic, located in the brand-new Northside Medical Associates building, will accommodate patients Monday through Friday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Gastritis (Symptoms, Pain, Home Remedies, and Cure)
Title: Gastritis (Symptoms, Pain, Home Remedies, and Cure)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/21/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 2, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Anticoagulant Reversal Drugs Stop Patient's Internal Hemorrhage
Pharmacology to the tune of anticoagulant reversal Your EMS flight crew is dispatched by rotor to a remote hospital in the Great Basin Desert for a patient with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The patient was brought in by her grandson. She was vomiting blood as well as suffering from bloody diarrhea. On arrival, you find an 80-year-old female sitting up in a hospital bed, although she's extremely weak. She has a Glasgow coma scale (GCS) of 15 and states she's been throwing up blood all day. She appears pale but is in no obvious distress. Her vital signs are a heart rate of 100 with regular pulse; blood pressure 60/35 mmHg...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brant Jaouen, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Shifting bacterial communities in the stomach may influence cancer risk
(PLOS) Different changes to the microbial community of the stomach may explain why related conditions are associated with different risk levels and types of gastric tumor, according to a new study in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fecal Transplantation Might Help IBS Symptoms (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Fecal microbiota transplantation may improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study in the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Roughly 90 patients with moderate-to-severe, diarrhea-predominant IBS and … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Popular Over-The-Counter Antacids Could Increase The Risk Of Stomach Cancer
This study was not able to prove that the medications lead to a higher risk of gastric cancer, it just suggested an association. They also studied conflicts with another recent study that suggested no increased risk of stomach cancer with these medications. That said, doctors and patients should exercise caution when using them over a long period of time.   (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps
An artificial intelligence (AI) system was able to equal the performance of experienced endoscopists, and surpass that of novice endoscopists, in evaluating digital images of small ( (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

MSF Charity Secures Generic Hepatitis C Drugs for $1.40 a Day MSF Charity Secures Generic Hepatitis C Drugs for $1.40 a Day
Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international nonprofit medical charity, said on Tuesday it had struck deals with generic manufacturers to buy hepatitis C drugs for as little as $1.40 a day, a dramatic reduction on original prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news