More Cancers Seem to Harbor Lynch Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Broader testing implied by " practice-changing " study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Evidence Grows for Colon Cancer Occurrence in Younger People
(MedPage Today) -- Alarming increases in people ages (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Clostridium difficile Patients on Opioids Fare Much Worse Clostridium difficile Patients on Opioids Fare Much Worse
The slowing of gut motility related to opioids might lead to more severe infection, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AI Detects Polyps Better Than Colonoscopists AI Detects Polyps Better Than Colonoscopists
A machine-learning model helps expert reviewers identify more polyps than they would without the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Arthroplasty Safe in IBD Patients on Anti-TNF
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risks of infection in patients on steroids (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

IBD Biologics Safe for Nursing Mothers, Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Levels low in breast milk; infections, developmental milestones normal among exposed infants (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients
Increasingly, liver transplant centers are doing away with the long-standing practice of delaying liver transplant in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) until they abstain from alcohol for six months, according to a new survey of U.S. transplant centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate
Swallowing a tablet of delayed-release methylene blue during bowel preparation for colonoscopy increases detection of adenomas, particularly hard-to-detect ones that are flat or subtle, according to results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Tied to Increased Risk of Crohn's Disease Hidradenitis Suppurativa Tied to Increased Risk of Crohn's Disease
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a skin disorder characterized by painful nodules and abscesses, may be at increased risk for Crohn's disease (CD), and those with GI symptoms should be seen by a gastroenterologist, researchers in New York say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Korea ’ s IntroMedic wins FDA nod for MiroCam capsule endoscope, inks U.S. distro deal
Korea-based medtech company IntroMedic inked a deal with Stratis Medical to distribute its MicroCam video capsule endoscopy system in the U.S. The device is designed to visualize and monitor the small bowel mucosa. The MicroCam is the first capsule endoscopy system with E-Field Propagation or Human Body Communication, according to Stratis Medical – the proprietary tech uses the human body as a communication medium to provide high-resolution images for consistent and accurate monitoring of the small bowel. The latest MicroCam system includes software that receives, records and processes images faster and more efficien...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging IntroMedic stratismedical Source Type: news

DDW 2018: Combining Insights Across Specialties
(MedPage Today) -- Topics will range from microbiome research to HCV cures (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical Introduces Next-Generation C2 CryoBalloon(TM) Ablation System for Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus
Endoscopic Device Uses Extreme Cold to Eradicate Precancerous Lesions and Minimize Post-Procedural Pain in 30-Minute Procedure MONTVALE, N.J., June 1, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leade... Devices, Gastroenterology, Product Launch PENTAX Medical, CryoBalloon, Ablation, Barrett's esophagus, GERD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 More People Have Died From the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
Tainted lettuce may be off store shelves, but the ramifications of the nationwide romaine E. coli outbreak aren’t over yet. Four more deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update released Friday. Two people from Minnesota, one person from Arkansas and one person from New York have died, according to the update. The first death associated with the outbreak, a person in California, was reported in early May. Twenty-five more illnesses have also been reported since the CDC’s last update, bringing the total to 197 people sickened ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Four More People Have Died From the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
Tainted lettuce may be off store shelves, but the ramifications of the nationwide romaine E. coli outbreak aren’t over yet. Four more deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update released Friday. Two people from Minnesota, one person from Arkansas and one person from New York have died, according to the update. The first death associated with the outbreak, a person in California, was reported in early May. Twenty-five more illnesses have also been reported since the CDC’s last update, bringing the total to 197 people sickened ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of gastrointestinal perforation
This article looks at gastrointestinal perforation in more detail, including the causes, symptoms, and treatment. It also explains when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Roche to present data for TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) from across its genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancer immunotherapy programme at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Roche today announced that data from across its genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer immunotherapy development programme will be presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting from 1-5 June in Chicago, IL, United States. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

Screening for noncardia gastric cancer may be cost  effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: ?Don't let jet lag spoil your vacation
Preventing jet lag If you have a vacation coming up, don't let jet lag spoil your fun. Jet lag, also called jet lag disorder, is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who travels across multiple time zones. Symptoms include daytime fatigue, an unwell feeling, difficulty staying alert and gastrointestinal problems. A few basic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Your Body Has A ‘ Second Brain ’ In Your Gut, Scientists Say
AUSTRALIA (CBS Local) – You’ve probably had a “gut feeling” during your life, but did you know your gut is actually “thinking” too? According to scientists in Australia, the human body has a “second brain” in its intestinal tract and it may be smarter than we think. A study published in the journal JNeurosci says that the gastrointestinal tract contains millions of neurons, which independently control muscle movement in the colon. “These findings identify a previously unknown pattern of neuronal activity in the peripheral nervous system,” ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Brain Local TV Science talkers Source Type: news

ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
98.4 percent of respondents report moderate, severe shortages of morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychia Source Type: news

Study Finds No Ties Between Colonic Diverticulosis, Inflammation
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers question if'symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is a legitimate condition'(Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical Announces U.S. Deal To Distribute Third Eye(R) Panoramic(TM) Imaging System For Colon Cancer Screening
Provides 'Panoramic' View to Detect Potentially Cancerous Polyps Standard Colonoscopes May Not See MONTVALE, N.J., May 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in diagnostic and therapeu... Devices, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Distribution PENTAX Medical, Avantis Medical Systems, Third Eye, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer screenings should start at age 45, new guidelines say
New guidelines say most people should start colorectal cancer screenings earlier. The American Cancer Society says testing for men and women at average risk should begin at age 45 instead of 50. The change comes in response to a 51 percent rise in colon and rectal cancers since 1994 in adults younger than 50. CBS News chief medical correspondent and gastroenterologist Dr. Jon LaPook joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the guidelines. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the causes and symptoms of chronic gastritis?
Gastritis is a widespread condition where the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed. Gastritis can be chronic, even lasting a lifetime. Here, we look at what causes gastritis, the symptoms, risk factors, and possible complications of chronic gastritis. Also, find out about treatments and lifestyle and dietary changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotics in the Management of Lower GI Symptoms Probiotics in the Management of Lower GI Symptoms
This review presents the latest evidence for the use of probiotics in the management of specific lower gastrointestinal symptoms, updating the prior 2013 international guidelines.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Next-generation sequencing sheds light on rotavirus in Indonesia
(Kobe University) Rotavirus A causes acute diarrhea in young children, and infects both animals and humans worldwide. A Japanese research group has found that the acute gastroenteritis infecting children in Indonesia between 2015 and 2016 was caused by dominant strains of equine-like G3 rotavirus, genetically different from human strains of the virus. The findings could shed light on how the virus traveled to Indonesia from neighboring countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45
Average - risk adults aged 45 + should undergo high - sensitivity stool - based test, structural exam (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Gastric Cancer Screening in High-Risk Groups Cost-effective Gastric Cancer Screening in High-Risk Groups Cost-effective
Gastric-cancer screening could be cost-effective in high-risk racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., according to a new modeling study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 5/30/16
Practice, practice, practice.  Touch Surgery, a mobile surgical training platform, is collaborating with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to convert some of the society’s procedural videos into interactive mini-simulations at the Digestive Disease Week.  ASGE members will get the chance to try out the mobi le platform during the conference. The technology is a blend of digital and hands-on experiences and will let users try out several endoscopic procedures.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) Gets FDA Nod for Ulcerative Colitis Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) Gets FDA Nod for Ulcerative Colitis
The FDA has expanded the indication for tofacitinib to include adults with moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis, making it the first oral medication approved for long-term use in ulcerative colitis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Gains Ulcerative Colitis Indication
(MedPage Today) -- Oral JAK inhibitor expands treatment options (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Guidelines Lower Colon Cancer Screening Age to 45
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Worse Survival for BRCA Germline Mutation Carriers in Pancreatic CA
For BRCA germline mutation carriers, better survival seen with platinum - based chemotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Olympus Launches the DualKnife J, an ESD Electrosurgical Knife That Shortens Procedure Time
A New Evolution of the Best Selling ESD Knife Provides Lifting and Dissection in One Device CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 30, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutio... Devices, Gastroenterology, Product Launch Olympus Medical Systems, DualKnife J, endoscopic submucosal dissection (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Definitions of Endpoints for RCTs of Ulcerative Colitis Definitions of Endpoints for RCTs of Ulcerative Colitis
The authors propose the collaborative development of a core outcome set to standardize efficacy and safety reporting in ulcerative colitis RCTs, providing a conceptual framework for such development.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Intestinal Paracoccidioidomycosis Resembling Crohn's Disease Intestinal Paracoccidioidomycosis Resembling Crohn's Disease
In this case, a fungal disease convincingly mimicked clinical manifestations and colonoscopic and histological findings of Crohn's disease.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Disease-causing stomach bug attacks energy generation in host cells
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Researchers report in a new study that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori -- a major contributor to gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancer -- resists the body's immune defenses by shutting down energy production within the cells of the stomach lining that serve as a barrier to infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Magnetically Controlled Capsule Gastroscopy for Gastric Ca Screen Magnetically Controlled Capsule Gastroscopy for Gastric Ca Screen
Magnetically controlled capsule gastroscopy may be a safe and clinically effective way to screen large asymptomatic populations for gastric cancer, Chinese researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ddw 2018 ddw 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from DDW 2018.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Gastroparesis
Title: GastroparesisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/21/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - May 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liver Stiffness, Steatosis in HCV Patients With SVR on DAAs Liver Stiffness, Steatosis in HCV Patients With SVR on DAAs
This study evaluated changes in liver stiffness and steatosis in patients with HCV who received direct-acting anti-viral therapy and achieved sustained virological response.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

' Practice-Changing' Reflux Technique in the Spotlight at DDW'Practice-Changing' Reflux Technique in the Spotlight at DDW
About 40% of patients taking proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux have persistent symptoms despite treatment. A new option will be discussed at the upcoming Digestive Disease Week (DDW).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ribavirin and QoL in HCV-infected Patients Ribavirin and QoL in HCV-infected Patients
This study aimed to assess the impact of ribavirin treatment on QoL in a real-world setting.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Estimating HCV Prognosis Using Transient Elastography Estimating HCV Prognosis Using Transient Elastography
Is non-invasive transient elastography as accurate as histologic assessment of fibrosis progression rates in estimating prognosis in treatment-naive chronic hepatitis C patients?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes diarrhea in the middle of the night?
When diarrhea occurs during the night, this is called nocturnal diarrhea. Foods, allergies, periods of excessive stress, and several bowel conditions can cause it. Other symptoms may include pain, cramping, nausea, and fever. Here, learn more about nocturnal diarrhea and the many methods of treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obesity's Influence on Anti-TNF Effects: It's Complicated
(MedPage Today) -- IBD seen as outlier in meta-analysis of drug responses in inflammatory diseases (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How should you prepare for a colonoscopy?
Preparation is important before a colonoscopy. Eating particular foods and stopping certain medications can help doctors to get as clear a view of the colon as possible. In this article, we look at the steps that people should take before having a colonoscopy, along with what to expect during the procedure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news