Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality
Giving intensive care unit (ICU) patients a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding does not seem to affect mortality, according to a European trial of nearly 3,300 adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Atrophic-Gastritis Grade Adequate for Stratifying Gastric Cancer Risk Atrophic-Gastritis Grade Adequate for Stratifying Gastric Cancer Risk
Mucosal-atrophy grade alone can be used to stratify gastric-cancer risk, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Treating Depression May Mitigate IBD Risk, Study Shows Treating Depression May Mitigate IBD Risk, Study Shows
Patients with depression are at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, but treatment with antidepressants may offer some protection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Assessing the frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption may be inadequate for identifying alcohol-related problems in women who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adverse Effects of PPIs: Fact or Fake News? Adverse Effects of PPIs: Fact or Fake News?
Recent media reports have ascribed serious adverse effects to proton pump inhibitors, raising concerns in both patients and providers. Is there good clinical evidence to back up these assertions?Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of Adverse CV Events With PPIs Independent of Clopidogrel Risk of Adverse CV Events With PPIs Independent of Clopidogrel
This study aimed to determine whether the observed increase in cardiovascular risk of PPI use with anti-platelet therapy is conferred by PPIs directly or by a pharmacokinetic interaction.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lowering the Starting Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years Lowering the Starting Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years
Should colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45, as recently recommended by the American Cancer Society? This commentary explores the potential long-term benefits, burdens, and risks.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low False Negatives With Margin Consult During Gastric Ca Resection
(MedPage Today) -- But a number of factors predicted higher error rates (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods cause gas and bloating?
Some foods and beverages, including beans, whole grains, and fizzy beverages, can lead to gas and bloating. In this article, we look at a range of these foods and explain why they increase gas. We also cover ways to reduce gas and beneficial foods to eat. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between heartburn and gas?
Heartburn and gas often occur together, but one does not cause the other. Certain dietary behaviors, such as eating too much too quickly, can cause them to appear at the same time. Treating the underlying problem with lifestyle changes or home remedies will often resolve both symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Discoveries Take Center Stage at ACG 2018 New Discoveries Take Center Stage at ACG 2018
From novel biopsy methods to data showing gluten-free foods aren't what they appear to be, this year's meeting had practice-changing implications. Dr David Johnson highlights some key studies.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Efficacy of Elbasvir and Grazoprevir in HCV Genotype 4 Efficacy of Elbasvir and Grazoprevir in HCV Genotype 4
A once-daily combination treatment regimen of elbasvir and grazoprevir may be an effective therapeutic option for chronic HCV genotype 4 infection.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery for obese women prevents womb cancer
(University of Manchester) A study of women who had gastric sleeve or bypass surgery for obesity has found that precancerous tissue in their womb reverted to normal tissue when they lost weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV - Related Cancer
But five - year survival was above 50 percent among HIV - infected Hispanics across HPV - related cancer types (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can Crohn's disease be fatal?
Crohn ’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complications of Crohn’s disease, including their symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

AGA Issues Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- Recommendations for medical management of opioid-induced constipation include laxatives as first-line agents, according to a guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published online Oct. 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transplants From HBV+ Donors: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical? Transplants From HBV+ Donors: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical?
Should prior exposure to HBV make a liver donor ineligible? This review explores the safety and ethical considerations surrounding the transplantation of anti-HBc+ donor livers.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of HCC in NASH Compared to Other Liver Diseases Risk of HCC in NASH Compared to Other Liver Diseases
What is the pooled risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, as compared to other liver diseases, in patients with NASH with and without cirrhosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver fat can be quickly and significantly reduced with a gastrointestinal hormone
(Natural News) A study published in The Lancet reported that NGM282, a non-tumorigenic variant of a hormone found in the gastrointestinal tract, was able to reduce the liver fat content in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). According to researchers, the findings demonstrated the potential of the compound to be used in treating both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our Bodies Are Polluted With Plastic, Scientists Warn
VIENNA (CBS Local) — The ocean isn’t the only thing filled with plastic. Our bodies are also polluted with plastic, according to a new study from Austrian scientists. Hundreds of small plastic pieces known as microplastics were found in stool samples of each volunteer who participated in a small pilot study by the Environment Agency Austria and the Medical University of Vienna. “This is the first study of its kind and confirms what we have long suspected — that plastics ultimately reach the human gut,” lead researcher Dr. Philipp Schwabl said Tuesday. “Of particular concern is what this ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures
BMI reduction of 20% or more sustained over 5 years with gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy but not gastric banding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study: Short questionnaire may detect GI disorder in autistic children
A short questionnaire could help identify gastrointestinal disorders in autistic children who are often difficult to screen because they are non-verbal. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Unrestricted diets are acceptable more than one day before colonoscopy among patients using a split-dose bowel regimen, according to a study published in the October issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Anna M. Leszczynski,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human Waste for the First Time
A new study found microplastic particles in human waste for the first time, a worrying sign of the prevalence of plastic in the food chain, the Guardian reports. In the small study of participants from Europe, Russia and Japan — presented at United European Gastroenterology’s meeting in Vienna — all eight were found to have microplastic particles in their stool samples. Out of 10 varieties tested for, nine different plastics were identified in the human waste, with polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate the most common. Based on their findings, the study researchers expect that tiny bits of plastics...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime overnight Source Type: news

Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human Waste for the First Time
A new study found microplastic particles in human waste for the first time, a worrying sign of the prevalence of plastic in the food chain, the Guardian reports. In the small study of participants from Europe, Russia and Japan, all eight were found to have microplastic particles in their stool samples. Out of 10 varieties tested for, nine different plastics were identified in the human waste, with polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate the most common. Based on their findings, the study researchers expect that tiny bits of plastics may be widespread in the human digestive system. “This is the first study of its...
Source: TIME: Science - October 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime overnight Source Type: news

Bowel cancer rates are on the rise in younger people across Europe
Rates of colon cancer among 20 to 39 year olds have shot up by 7.4 per cent annually between 2008 and 2016, according to a study presented at a gastroenterology meeting in Vienna. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TGen distinguished professor to receive award for advances in treating pancreatic cancer
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of the City of Hope, is one of five leading researchers who will receive a Luminary Award in GI Cancers from OncLive and The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Standard Bariatrics receives FDA indication for #1 bariatric surgical procedure
(CincyTech) Standard Bariatrics, an innovator of surgical devices, has received a sleeve gastrectomy indication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the STANDARD CLAMP ® . " Standard Bariatrics is committed to creating superior bariatric surgery outcomes through device innovations. The acceptance of the supplemental data by the FDA to expand the US. indications of the STANDARD CLAMP ® is another significant milestone for the Company, " said Jonathan Thompson M.D., Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Standard Bariatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

H. Pylori Antibodies May Point to Colorectal Cancer Risk H. Pylori Antibodies May Point to Colorectal Cancer Risk
Antibodies to Vacuolating cytotoxin A (VacA), one of the major toxins secreted by Helicobacter pylori, show a relationship with colorectal cancer, according to a large study of serum.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Now Top Choice for Kids' Metabolic Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Pivot away from Roux-en-Y similar to recent adult trends in bariatric surgery (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sarcopenia in Liver Disease Sarcopenia in Liver Disease
Patients with end-stage liver disease are at an increased risk of developing sarcopenia; however, early recognition and management prior to liver transplantation may improve post-transplant outcomes.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

What Happens After Bariatric Surgery Makes A Big Difference
This study showed how much weight regain occurred after gastric bypass surgery and how this affected diabetes progression and quality of life. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- Measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery best predicts a patient's risk for several serious health problems, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Damage in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis Cardiovascular Damage in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis
This study investigated the prevalence of early signs of cardiovascular damage in patients with HCV cirrhosis. Is such damage reversible following treatment with DAAs?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

In kids with autism, short questionnaire may detect GI disorders
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Though they can be difficult to detect, gastrointestinal disorders are common in kids with autism, sometimes causing anger, aggression, and other behavior problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does gum get stuck in your stomach: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Chewing gum can be a fun treat or a quick fix for bad breath. But, if swallowed, does it really get stuck in your stomach? We get the answer in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, as we hear from Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Mark V. Larson, To listen, click the link below. Does gum [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Kids with IBD Face Higher Death Risk as Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Immunomodulators and biologics have not cut mortality risk, 50-year follow-up analysis shows (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tegaserod, Prucalopride Win FDA Panel's Backing for Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- Both drugs sail through advisory committee meeting by wide margins (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
Classically non - enteric pathogens identified in gut microbiome, challenging origin of these infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sudan:Italian Medical Team Conducts Surgeries for Children in Gezira
[SNA] Medani -An Italian medical team started conduct of operations of removal of urinary and gastrointestinal malformations and congenital defects in the rectum for children at National Center for Pediatric Surgery in Medani, capital of Gezira State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women suffer more chemo side effects than men
Study focused on chemo for stomach cancer Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Antivirals cut liver cancer risk after hepatitis C NICE recommends Herceptin for gastric cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
An FDA panel unanimously recommended prucalopride oral tablets for the treatment of adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AIUM launches new online member platform
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has launched a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM taps Barr as new editor in chief AIUM members elect new leaders AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions AIUM: Contrast US finds prostate cancer that MRI misses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do people feel tired after eating?
Feeling tired after eating is usually a natural biological response. Certain types of food and the size and timing of meals can all affect a person's energy levels. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures
April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from spreading from her breast tissue to other parts of her body. But it returned: this time in her bone. She is almost out of options for her hard-to-treat cancer, but she finds comfort in online support groups where other women with metastatic breast cancer share their experiences. “Eventually we know we will exhaust all of our options until they keep coming up with more treatments,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Impact of PPIs on Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Impact of PPIs on Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
In what ways might the dosages of proton pump inhibitors affect the incidence and clinical course of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women may experience more side effects than men during gastric cancer chemotherapy
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Women may experience certain chemotherapy side-effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, mouth ulceration and hair loss more frequently than men, according to a new analysis of oesophageal and stomach cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increased mortality in children with inflammatory bowel disease
(Karolinska Institutet) Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Gastroenterology reports. It is therefore important that patients who are diagnosed as children are carefully monitored, argue the researchers behind the study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news