AI, radiomics can help predict chemotherapy response
Artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics can identify which non-small cell...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI may predict lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer AI singles out high-risk prostate cancer on mpMRI AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI AI can differentiate glioblastoma, brain metastasis AI uses features outside nodules to predict malignancy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Relationships found to be key to happiness; having friends at work impacts physician happiness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Drinking Very Hot Tea Almost Doubles Risk Of Cancer, New Study Says
This study, published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer, was the first to pinpoint a specific temperature, according to the authors. Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the world and is often fatal, killing approximately 400,000 people every year, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It is usually caused by repeated injury to the esophagus due to smoke, alcohol, acid reflux and — maybe — hot liquids. The esophagus is a long tube through which swallowed food and liquids travel to reach the stomach. The American Cancer Society estimates that 13,750 new cas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News tea Source Type: news

Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Cystic Fibrosis Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Cystic Fibrosis
Dr David Johnson on recent recommendations that notably shift the age range for who should be screened and how often.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Vedolizumab Levels and Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis Vedolizumab Levels and Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis
This study aimed to characterize the relationship between vedolizumab exposure and response in ulcerative colitis, adjusted for variables known to affect drug clearance and serum concentration.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antivirals for Blocking Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV Antivirals for Blocking Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV
Is lamivudine as effective as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HBV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Checklist could minimize need for diagnostic testing after known or suspected population exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B
A new study finds that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of nausea and loss of appetite
Causes of nausea and loss of appetite include food poisoning, allergies, and medications. The cause of these symptoms will determine the treatment. Learn more about loss of appetite and nausea here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Partial Fundoplication May Have Edge in Treating GERD Partial Fundoplication May Have Edge in Treating GERD
In surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), partial fundoplication (PF) prompts less dysphagia than total fundoplication (TF), according to randomized trial results reported by Scandinavian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Finding a new home —how good (and bad) bacteria colonize the gut
Three studies have revealed details of what happens when a community of bacteria inhabiting the gut is disrupted and then rebuilt by a change in diet or by adding bacteria from a healthy donor, providing valuable insights that could help with the design of microbe-based therapies for the treatment of gastrointestinal infections and other digestive diseases. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HBV-Related Liver Cancer and the Role of Aspirin
(MedPage Today) -- Daily dose tied to 29% lower risk of developing common hepatitis B complications (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nutritional Psychology and Its Impact on Emergency Responders
This article takes recent studies and applies them to EMS and our culture. It utilizes multiple references citing the biological mechanism through meta-analysis and observational studies completed in the past few years, including a study that illustrated a lower risk of depression when a Mediterranean diet was followed. What Is Nutritional Psychology? Nutritional psychology is a new field emerging in the scientific community; a field that studies the effects of nutrition on the brain. Until recently, studies conducted in the field of nutritional psychology haven’t received much attention due to their lack of statisti...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph Leone, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Overall, 92.8 percent of oral solid medications contain at least one potential allergen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 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

Adenocarcinoma, High - Grade Dysplasia Up With Barrett Esophagus
But Barrett esophagus length has decreased, as has prevalence of low - grade dysplasia on endoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACC 2019: Abbott touts reduced stroke, bleeding and pump-clotting in HeartMate 3 trial
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) yesterday presented data from a new trial of its HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device, touting a reduced rate of strokes, pump-related blood clots and bleeding episodes at two years as compared with the previous generation HeartMate II. Data in the trial was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session 2019 in New Orleans and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Chicago-area medical device company said. Abbott touted its HeartMate 3 as the first implantable mechanical pump using fully magnetic levitation technology, makin...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Abbott Source Type: news

A Boy With Frequent Diarrhea: IBS or IBD? A Boy With Frequent Diarrhea: IBS or IBD?
Does this 10-year-old boy have inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or possibly both?CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Case Challenge Source Type: news

RDD Pharma Appoints John Temperato as Chief Executive Officer
NEW YORK, March 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RDD Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapies for anorectal diseases and gastrointestinal disorders, today announced the appointment of industry v... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel RDD Pharma, anal fissure, fecal incontinence, colitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

There ’ s New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children
This study — known as the Learning Early About Peanut or LEAP trial — showed that children at high risk of developing peanut allergies who are introduced to peanuts at 4 months to 6 months old had a significantly lower risk of developing a peanut allergy than those who waited until they were 5 years; 1.9% of the kids who had peanuts early developed an allergy, compared with 13.7% of the kids who waited. The LEAP trial formed the basis for Monday’s new recommendations, which encourage the early introduction of peanut products in infants at high risk for allergies. But most babies are not at high risk, and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Food Allergies Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended To Prevent Heart Attacks In Older Adults
(CNN) — If you’re a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don’t turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It’s no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and especially high cholesterol,” said North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, who wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: Is Eradication Possible? Hepatitis C: Is Eradication Possible?
Despite the availability of highly effective direct-acting antiviral therapeutic regimens, many barriers to HCV eradication persist.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Aminosalicylate Use in Patients With UC on Biologics Aminosalicylate Use in Patients With UC on Biologics
Is it efficacious and cost-effective to continue aminosalicylates in patients with ulcerative colitis who have been escalated to immunosuppressants, biologics, or oral small molecules?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

' Encouraging Activity' for Dual Anti-HER2 Tx in HER2+, KRAS Wild-Type MCRC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- MyPathway data support use in heavily pretreated HER2-amplified metastatic colorectal cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 17, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

44-Gene Assay Predicts Response, Survival in Esophageal Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- DNA-damaging immune response in tumors correlates with neoadjuvant therapy efficacy, will aid personalized treatment (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Half-Dose of Mountain Sickness Med, Acetazolamide, Works as Well as Full Dose
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Half-Dose of Mountain Sickness Med Acetazolamide Works as Well as Full Dose
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Half-Dose of Mountain Sickness Med Works as Well as Full Dose
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Disparities by ZIP Code; Most Favor E-Cig Control; Undiagnosed Cancer in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 14, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Evoke Pharma Submits Response to FDA Review Letter for Gimoti NDA
SOLANA BEACH, Calif., March 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evoke Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOK), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced that it has submitted its response to the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause stomach churning?
There are many possible causes of stomach churning, including indigestion, stress and anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, and taking certain medications. Although stomach churning is often harmless and short-lived, it can sometimes be a sign of a more serious health condition. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

SOF/DCV Treatment for Children and Adolescents With HCV SOF/DCV Treatment for Children and Adolescents With HCV
Is combined sofosbuvir/daclatasvir effective and safe for treating HCV genotype 4-infected children over 8 years of age?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is the PURE Study Pure Fiction? Is the PURE Study Pure Fiction?
The authors of this brief commentary are skeptical of the quality of evidence in the PURE study as well as that of most nutrition epidemiologic research which relies on'dietary anecdotes'.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Antiviral Therapy and Lymphoma Risk in Chronic HCV Early Antiviral Therapy and Lymphoma Risk in Chronic HCV
Chronic HCV infection has been linked to lymphoproliferative disorders. Can early PegIFN/RBV therapy reduce the risk?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Management of Gastrointestinal Toxicities From Ixazomib: Tips to Curb Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation
An oncology pharmacist discusses how to manage GI toxicities in multiple myeloma patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kevin H. Hall, PharmD, BCOP Source Type: news

Assay Predicts Response, Survival in Esophageal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Tumor positivity to DNA-damaging neoadjuvant therapy could hone patient treatment (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

T Cell Clonal Expansion Linked to Postop Recurrence of Crohn's in Smokers T Cell Clonal Expansion Linked to Postop Recurrence of Crohn's in Smokers
Among smokers with Crohn's disease, increased T cell clonal expansion, especially in the CD8 compartment, is exaggerated and is associated with an increased rate of disease recurrence after ileocolonic resection, according to results from the REMIND Study Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Dual Anti-HER2 Tx Shows Benefit in Advanced CRC
(MedPage Today) -- Strategy yielded a 40% response rate in KRAS wild-type, HER2-amplified disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Risk Tied to Antibiotics Before Age 1 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- National registry study demonstrates clear association; causal direction uncertain (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Extended Lymph Node Dissection Safe in Gastroesophageal Carcinoma Extended Lymph Node Dissection Safe in Gastroesophageal Carcinoma
Extended lymphadenectomy (LAD) to improve staging accuracy for gastroesophageal carcinoma (GEC) can be done safely, according to a new case series.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Access to Water Is a Daily Battle in Poor Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires
Julio Esquivel and two children in the La Casita de La Virgen soup kitchen in Villa La Cava stand next to the filter that removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and parasites, with a capacity of up to 12 liters per hour. The purifier became the starting point for raising awareness in this shantytown on the outskirts of the Argentine capital about access to water as a human right. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Mar 11 2019 (IPS) “Look at this water. Would you drink it?” asks José Pablo Zubieta, as he shows a glass he has just filled from a faucet, where yellow and brown sediment...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Gutman Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Integration and Development Brazilian-style Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Unit Source Type: news

CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD
This study assessed the association between different stages of chronic kidney disease and mortality in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Lifestyle Intervention for Metabolic Syndrome With NAFLD A Lifestyle Intervention for Metabolic Syndrome With NAFLD
This study evaluated the impact of a highly structured lifestyle program for weight loss and metabolic fitness in patients with metabolic syndrome, with and without NAFLD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ansell Introduces Nitrile Glove for Enhanced Fentanyl Protection
ISELIN, NJ - Ansell, a global leader in safety solutions, announces the launch of MICROFLEXMidKnight XTRA, a nitrile exam glove that has been tested against both fentanyl and gastric acid to simulate real-world overdose situations. The glove features an elongated cuff for added coverage of the wrist and forearm and has a distinctive black color that allows wearers to easily see potentially hazardous powders on hands.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin. In fact, a recent study from the National Safety Council shows the odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the U.S. now sur...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ansell (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person's exhaled breath. The new method may revolutionise cancer screening all over the world. VTT has participated to the development of SniffPhone prototype and concept with nine other project partners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Patient with Chronic Pancreatitis, Requesting Demerol
A 47 y/o woman with cirrhosis, HCV, and chronic pancreatitis requests Demerol for the worst abdominal pain she has ever had. What's your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

HCV Re-Infections Common Among Men With HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Retreatment of these cases may help curb co-infection epidemic (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Drug Concentrations, Immunogenicity Predict Anti-TNF Treatment Failure Drug Concentrations, Immunogenicity Predict Anti-TNF Treatment Failure
About one-quarter of patients with active luminal Crohn's disease (CD) do not respond to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs, while about two-thirds don't achieve remission, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Treatment of HCV in Pregnancy Clears Virus
(MedPage Today) -- Both mothers and infants do well in pilot study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Could CRISPR Diagnostics Provide a Valuable Weapon in the Fight against Pandemic Flu?
The flu season is up and running in the Northern Hemisphere, and early signs in both the United States and Europe are that the effects might not be quite as severe as the brutal 2017/18 season. The United States is predominantly seeing H1N1 circulating, while monitoring in Europe has identified co-circulation of H1N1 and H3N2—both varieties of Influenza A that should be covered by the seasonable vaccine. What if they weren’t though? Influenza A can be found in both human and animal populations, and it evolves rapidly through genetic mutation. Each year many humans rely on their country&a...
Source: MDDI - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Wilkins Tags: IVD Source Type: news

CDC: GI, Respiratory Illnesses More Likely in Low-Income Children
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Children from lower-income households are more likely to report recent childhood gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses but are less likely to miss any school days, according to research published in the March 8 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news