DAAs for HCV Infection and Risk of Incident Liver Cancer DAAs for HCV Infection and Risk of Incident Liver Cancer
Does DAA-based HCV treatment reduce the risk of incident liver cancer compared to untreated HCV or interferon-based treatment?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir Effective in Previously Treated Chronic Hep C Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir Effective in Previously Treated Chronic Hep C
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Study: Patients maintain muscle mass 5 years after surgically induced weight loss
(Brigham Young University) Newly published research provides important evidence supporting the long-term safety and viability of bariatric surgery.The study finds that muscle mass and fat-free mass (organs, bones, tissues) levels are maintained in the body following a rapid post-surgical weight loss. The finding dispels fears that gastric bypass surgery may result in a detrimental loss of muscle that continues for years after initial weight loss, leading to long-term muscle insufficiency despite weight regain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Prehab' Boosts Fitness Before Upper Gi Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Walk time improved before, after esophagogastric cancer procedures (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Israeli Company Galmed Gets Positive Trial Results for Liver Drug Israeli Company Galmed Gets Positive Trial Results for Liver Drug
Galmed Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday patients in a mid-stage trial for its treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a fatty liver disease linked to obesity, showed a statistically significant reduction in liver fat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why you never forget a great meal: Gut instinct was the 'GPS of early man'
A new study by the University of Southern California found the body's longest nerve, the vagus nerve, is the link between 'two brains' - one in your head and the other in your gastrointestinal tract. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteriophages: Hidden Players in Parkinson's Disease?
(MedPage Today) -- Viruses affect microbiome composition, perhaps fostering rogue neural proteins (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study
Increased odds of using multiple sun protection measures among organ transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre - Op Psychiatric Dx Not Tied to Bariatric Sx Outcomes in Teens
No association between presence, absence, number of diagnoses and post - surgery weight loss outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes breath to smell like urine?
Most people will have bad breath at least once in their life, but it is unusual for breath to smell like urine. Possible causes range from nasal congestion to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Here, learn more about why breath might smell like urine and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Evolve BioSystems Announces $40 Million Series C Financing to Expand its Flagship Infant Probiotic Product Evivo
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Li Ka Shing Foundation Lead New Funding Round to Expand Groundbreaking Progress in Restoring Infant Gut Microbiome and to Lay a Global Foundation for Long-Term Nutritional and Immune Health DAVIS, Calif., June 13, 2018 -... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital Evolve BioSystems, microbiome, gut microbiome, Evivo (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can You Smell a Bidding War Brewing Over Boston Scientific?
Monday's headlines that Stryker may be making a play for Boston Scientific prompted industry analysts to play the "what if" game, dissecting potential benefits of such a marriage, how a deal of that size might impact the broader medical device industry, and the potential of other bidders to emerge. Just to be clear though, we still do not know at this point if Stryker really has approached Boston Scientific about a potential takeover, or if Boston Scientific is even receptive to the idea. Both companies declined to comment on the speculation Monday, citing their respective company policies. Canaccord Genuity's Ja...
Source: MDDI - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

La gastronom ía rusa también juega en el Mundial
La gastronom ía rusa busca reafirmar su fama en el Mundial de fútbol. ... También te puede interesar: ¿Cuánto sabes de las curiosidades de los mundiales? (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes coffee ground vomitus?
Coffee ground vomitus is dark-colored vomit that has blood in it. Possible causes include gastric ulcers, gastritis, liver disease, and cancer. Anyone who vomits blood should seek immediate medical attention. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of coffee ground vomitus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Disease, PPI Use, and Risk of Hip Fracture Alzheimer's Disease, PPI Use, and Risk of Hip Fracture
Does long-term use of a proton pump inhibitor increase the risk of hip fracture among persons with Alzheimer's disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Video conferencing helps PCPs improve liver disease care, survival rates
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Providing physicians with virtual access to specialists can be lifesaving to liver disease patients. A new study by University of Michigan gastroenterologists finds that it boosts survival rates by 54 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreas Divisum Ups Pancreatitis Risk in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Linked to both acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

SOCE mediated by STIM and Orai is essential for pacemaker activity in the interstitial cells of Cajal in the gastrointestinal tract
Electrical pacemaker activity generates phasic contractions and motility patterns such as segmentation and peristalsis in the gastrointestinal tract. Pacemaker currents are generated in interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), which release Ca2+ from intracellular stores that stimulates Ca2+-activated Cl– channels (CaCCs) in the plasma membrane. Thus, Ca2+ stores must be maintained to sustain pacemaker activity. Store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) facilitates the refilling of Ca2+ stores by a mechanism dependent upon interactions between STIM and Orai proteins. We investigated the role of SOCE in ICC pacemaker activity. Reint...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zheng, H., Drumm, B. T., Earley, S., Sung, T. S., Koh, S. D., Sanders, K. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: His Cough: A Nuisance, or Something Worse?
(MedPage Today) -- A 28-year-old man went to urgent care complaining of chest pain, fever, and night sweats. He reported a cough that occasionally produced a bit of phlegm and had been lingering for a month or more. He said he had lost enough weight over the past few weeks that his pants were noticeably loose. He denied changing his diet over this period of time or having GI symptoms. He immigrated from China a year ago to work in his brother's market, and this was the first time he had sought any medical care since his arrival. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Herbal assault: liver toxicity of herbal and dietary supplements - The Lancet Gastroenterology Hepatology.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bile duct obstruction?
A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and may require surgery. Here, we look at the leading causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of bile duct obstruction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bacteriophages: A replacement for antibiotics?
A new study tests the possibility of using bacteriophages — viruses that kill bacteria — to treat gastrointestinal problems. The results are encouraging. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Paul Williams Moves to New Gastro Clinic at Baptist Health (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Paul Williams has been hired as a physician at the Baptist Health Gastroenterology Clinic in Little Rock, which opened in April. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Text Messaging Approach Improves Weight Loss in NAFLD Text Messaging Approach Improves Weight Loss in NAFLD
This study evaluated the efficacy of a text messaging intervention to improve weight loss and disease management in patients with NAFLD.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance could be countered by anti-bacterial viruses
Research found some patients had lower E coli levels after being given cocktail of ‘phages’Viruses that invade bacteria but leave human cells alone could help scientists find ways around the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, researchers have said. A study has showed that a cocktail of bacteriophages, or “phages”, resulted in no side effects when given to individuals with gastrointestinal problems and did not appear to greatly disrupt the diversity of microbes in the gut – the so-calledgut microbiota. But they did reduce levels of one marker of inflammation and certain problematic speci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Antibiotics Medical research Science Society Biology UK news Health Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Linked to Distress
Those with worse emotional distress also report worse urinary, sexual, bowel functions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Albireo Elects Anne Klibanski and Stephanie Okey to Board of Directors
BOSTON, June 08, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the election of Anne Klibanski, M.D., and ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulator, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Listening to gut 'rumbles' may help to diagnose IBS
Based on a device designed to listen to termites, researchers create a belt that can diagnose IBS by analyzing the sounds made by the gut. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Over One-Third of HCV Patients Denied DAA Tx by Payers
(MedPage Today) -- Highest among commercial insurers, increased over study period (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Digestive Disease Week, June 2 - 5
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Conference, Source Type: news

ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis
For patients with gallstones in the common bile duct, a so-called rendezvous approach is associated with the highest rates of safety and success compared with three other techniques, researchers in Italy say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

IBS Can Be Diagnosed by Listening to Bowel Sounds IBS Can Be Diagnosed by Listening to Bowel Sounds
A noninvasive technique, in which artificial intelligence is used to record and distinguish bowel sounds, can be used to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Digestive Disease Week, June 2-5
Digestive Disease Week 2018 The Digestive Disease Week annual meeting sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One-third of Patients Denied New Hepatitis C Drugs One-third of Patients Denied New Hepatitis C Drugs
Despite an overall greater availability of direct-acting antivirals, absolute denials by insurers increased during 2016-2017 and remained high regardless of insurance type.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors
The ability to detect cancerous gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PET/CT with Ga-68 DOTATOC targets neuroendocrine tumors Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/MRI tops PET/CT for staging neuroendocrine tumors SNM Image of the Year goes to Bi-123 DOTATOC radiotracer DOTA-NOC-PET/CT aids neuroendocrine tumor treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is sphincter of Oddi dysfunction?
This article discusses what sphincter of Oddi is, along with its symptoms and causes. It also covers diet and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Breaking: Surgeon Asks Anesthesia to Lower His Airplane Tray Table
(MedPage Today) -- Many reasons why he couldn't do it himself (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Vedolizumab and Simultaneous Exposure to an Anti-TNF Vedolizumab and Simultaneous Exposure to an Anti-TNF
This study examined the safety and efficacy of this combination regimen in patients with IBD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bezafibrate Normalizes Liver Enzymes in PBC
(MedPage Today) -- Fibrate shows promise for rare autoimmune liver disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Pregnancy after gastric bypass surgery
Pregnancy after gastric bypass can be safe and healthy.?Research suggests pregnancy after the mother has weight-loss surgery might be safer than having a pregnancy that could be complicated by obesity. While more research is needed, studies suggest that weight-loss surgery before pregnancy might protect women and their babies from obesity-related problems during pregnancy, including gestational [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Obalon touts gas-filled gastric balloon after FDA notice of deaths related to liquid-filled balloons
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) today touted that it has never received a report of a death related to the use of its Obalon six-month gas-filled gastric balloon system designed to aid in weight loss in light of a recent FDA notice warning of five deaths related to liquid-filled gastric balloon systems. The San Diego-based company clarified that the FDA notice released earlier this week, which mentioned deaths related to the use of both Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) and ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS) liquid-filled gastric balloon devices, did not apply to its gas-filled balloons. “Our first con...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog obalon Source Type: news

Five more dead after gastric balloons inserted to treat obesity
Four of the recent deaths were caused by perforations in the stomach wall, which ripped within three weeks of the liquid-filled balloon being inserted. The fifth is still being investigated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young Rectal Cancer Patients Are Typically Women, White Young Rectal Cancer Patients Are Typically Women, White
Researchers are baffled by the annual increases in rates of rectal cancer seen in people younger than 50 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Significant drop in prevalence of uninsured from 2013 to 2014; variation by occupation in both years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 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

Medical News Today: Home and natural remedies for upset stomach
Upset stomach, or indigestion, is usually no cause for concern. It is often possible to treat the symptoms using home remedies. In this article, we look at 21 of the most popular natural remedies for treating an upset stomach, including how they work and how to use them. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New nuclear medicine method shows promise for better detection of neuroendocrine tumors
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Researchers have shown that a new nuclear medicine procedure could safely and more effectively detect cancerous gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors than current methods. The study is featured in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Steroid Treatment Relieves Lymphocytic Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Oral budesonide was superior to placebo and mesalazine (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Adalimumab Best on Costs in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Study conducted in Canada (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Five more killed by gastric balloons inserted to treat obesity
Four of the recent deaths were caused by perforations in the stomach wall, which ripped within three weeks of the liquid-filled balloon being inserted. The fifth is still being investigated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news