Gastric bypass surgery tied to diabetes remission
(Reuters Health) - Three in four obese people with diabetes who had a common type of weight-loss operation called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients
Most obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fare well after bariatric surgery, but gastric bypass could make Crohn's disease harder to control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Theodore Bayless, Pathbreaker on Dairy Intolerance, Dies at 87
His research led to commercial innovations for people whose bodies reject milk products, and to better treatments for other gastrointestinal diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Bayless, Theodore M (1931-2019) Colitis Bowels Gluten Johns Hopkins University Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Will a home test replace colonoscopies? Not so fast, GI doc says
In recent years, new products have hit the medical market as alternatives to having a colonoscopy. These alternatives, typically a take-home sample test, have gained popularity due to their convenience and relative non-invasiveness. However, they are far from perfect and not recommended for everyone. Dr. Kevin Liebovich, a gastroenterologist at Advocate Aurora Health, explains the benefits and shortcomings of each procedure to help you decide which option is best. Colonoscopy A colonoscopy is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

Will a home test replace colonoscopies? Not so fast, GI doc says
In recent years, new products have hit the medical market as alternatives to having a colonoscopy. These alternatives, typically a take-home sample test, have gained popularity due to their convenience and relative non-invasiveness. However, they are far from perfect and not recommended for everyone. Dr. Kevin Liebovich, a gastroenterologist at Advocate Aurora Health, explains the benefits and shortcomings of each procedure to help you decide which option is best. Colonoscopy A colonoscopy is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes upper stomach pain?
There are many possible causes of upper stomach pain, from gas and indigestion to more serious issues involving the liver or pancreas. Learn about the causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Caution urged for breast MRI evaluation of lymph nodes
VIENNA - How well can MRI diagnose axillary lymph node metastases in patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI may predict lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer FDG-PET/CT fails for peripheral T-cell lymphoma outcomes PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis Midlevel image features help CAD find lymph nodes PET/MRI tops DWI-MRI for head/neck lymph node metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

One-Time FIT Offers Acceptable CRC Detection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But sensitivity of one-time fecal immunochemical tests low for advanced adenomas (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 28, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Young - Onset Colorectal Cancer May Often Be Misdiagnosed
Most patients are diagnosed at advanced stages of disease, report waiting months before seeing doctor (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pale stool: Causes and treatments
The occasional pale stool in adults is often not a cause for concern. However, long-lasting pale stool or stool that is white can indicate a serious issue with the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Predicting Relapse Following Infliximab De-escalation in IBD Predicting Relapse Following Infliximab De-escalation in IBD
This study aimed to assess the rate of relapse following infliximab de-escalation in IBD patients in remission. How might infliximab trough level impact relapse?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cirrhosis and Surgery: How Do We Prevent Unnecessary Risk? Cirrhosis and Surgery: How Do We Prevent Unnecessary Risk?
Dr David Johnson on a new review's valuable advice for identifying preoperative red flags in patients with cirrhosis.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Wake Endoscopy: Our independence means lower health care costs
With the recent acquisition of Wilson Digestive Disease and Endoscopy Center, Wake Endoscopy holds the title of the largest – independent – gastrointestinal practice in the Triangle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Transesophageal Echocardiography During Cardiac Arrest
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been endorsed by international guidelines as a potentially useful diagnostic modality for the evaluation of patients in cardiac arrest.1,2 Echocardiography can identify organized cardiac activity vs. standstill, predict the likelihood of survival,3–5 and may be used to establish the cause of the arrest and guide treatment, such as in the case of pericardial tamponade or massive pulmonary embolus. However, the process of TTE image acquisition has been observed to cause prolonged pauses in the delivery of vital chest compressions and reduce hands-on time.6,7 A structured protoco...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott T. Youngquist, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Estimating Liver Fibrosis in HCV: Serum Markers vs TE Estimating Liver Fibrosis in HCV: Serum Markers vs TE
This study compared the diagnostic accuracy of a panel of noncommercial serum scores to transient elastography for determining the extent of hepatic fibrosis in HCV patients on DAA-based therapy.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cholecystectomy Should Be Delayed Until After Pregnancy: Group Cholecystectomy Should Be Delayed Until After Pregnancy: Group
Cholecystectomy for pregnant women with benign biliary disease should be delayed until after delivery, according to findings from the California Cholecystectomy Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Single - Application FIT Moderately Sensitive, Specific for CRC
Performance characteristics vary depending on the threshold for a positive result (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

High-Fat Diet Adversely Affects Gut Microbiota High-Fat Diet Adversely Affects Gut Microbiota
Higher-fat diets have unfavorable effects on gut microbiota, fecal metabolites and plasma proinflammatory factors, researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

One-Time FIT Adequately Detects CRC but Not Advanced Adenomas
(MedPage Today) -- Accuracy depends on varying test thresholds for positive result (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Combo Drug for Metastatic Gastric Cancer FDA Approves Combo Drug for Metastatic Gastric Cancer
There is now a new option for patients with metastatic gastric cancer who stop responding to other systemic therapies.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Taiho Oncology's LONSURF(R) (trifluridine/tipiracil) for Adult Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Adenocarcinoma
PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 25, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Taiho Oncology, Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LONSURF® as a treatment for adult patients with metastatic gastric ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, FDA Taiho Oncology, LONSURF, trifluridine, tipiracil, Gastric cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Steer Clear of Heartburn by Avoiding These Foods
-- More than 60 million Americans have heartburn each month, the American College of Gastroenterology says. The fiery burning sensation is caused by stomach acid backing up in the esophagus. Steering clear of certain foods can help you avoid the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Factors Influencing Delayed Onset of Symptoms in DILI Factors Influencing Delayed Onset of Symptoms in DILI
Why do some instances of drug-induced liver injury manifest days or weeks after drug cessation?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers ID gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a gene called " UCP-1 " that may predict the development of pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes. Their findings are published in Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lonsurf (trifluridine/tipiracil) for Adult Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Adenocarcinoma
PRINCETON, N.J., February 25, 2019– Taiho Oncology, Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lonsurf as a treatment for adult patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Long - observed demographic and economic factors expected to drive growth in health spending (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 23, 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

Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
Lack of inquiry from providers, fear of disapproval, belief CM is safe among reasons for nondisclosure (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 23, 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

High-Fat Diets Linked With Changes in Gut
(MedPage Today) -- Significant changes in gut microbiota, fecal metabolic profiles with higher fat diets (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mauna Kea Nixes Deal with Cook Medical
Citing a lack of commercial progress, Mauna Kea Technologies is calling off an agreement with Cook Medical that was signed a little over three years ago involving Mauna Kea's Cellvizio platform. Paris, France-based Mauna Kea said the decision to terminate the development and distribution agreements with Cook was mutual. Cook has not officially commented on the news. Cellvizio is a multidisciplinary probe and needle-based confocal laser endoscopy platform. The device enables direct visualization of human tissues at the cellular scale and allows doctors to detect anomalies invisible with standard techniques, part...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

How a Medtronic-Sponsored Study Could Help Hospitals Save Lives and Money
The results of a Medtronic-sponsored study could go a long way toward helping hospitals identify patients at high risk of developing opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), a form of respiratory compromise. Last year MD+DI spoke with Ashish Khanna, MD, primary study investigator for the PRODIGY study, about how challenging it is to predict episodes or severity of cardiorespiratory decompression in patients who appear to be in stable condition and staying on the general care floor. Khanna, who is now an associate professor of anesthesiology and intensivist at the Wake Forest School ...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business R & D Source Type: news

RANZCR proposes ethical guidelines for AI
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has published...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm predicts Alzheimer's disease progression HIMSS: Radiology workflow orchestration makes sweet music Live from HIMSS 2019: The PACSman on AI and radiology AI may predict lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer ACR DSI releases use cases to speed up AI adoption (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Increased hospital market concentration tied to reduced quality in patient satisfaction measures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Ohio woman Michelle Farraj halves body weight with gastric sleeve
Michelle Farraj, 19, from Ohio weighed 280 lbs (20 stone) when doctors suggested she underwent a gastric sleeve - a surgical procedure to reduce the stomach - and has halved her weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relief of Heartburn in Patients With Erosive Esophagitis Relief of Heartburn in Patients With Erosive Esophagitis
Does a new potassium-competitive acid blocker, vonoprazan, provide more rapid relief of heartburn than standard treatment with a proton-pump inhibitor?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Field elm guards against liver damage, gastric ulcer, and hypertension
(Natural News) A study has found that extracts from the bark of field elm (Ulmus campestris) tree have protective effects against liver damage, arterial damage, and gastric ulcer. The study, which was published in the journal Phytothérapie, also revealed that the extracts possess strong antioxidant properties. Researchers from the University of Bejaia and the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS prescription charge to rise to £9
20p rise on single prescription fee Related items fromOnMedica NICE rejects breast cancer drug for NHS funding Wales cancer spend at record high JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 NICE recommends Herceptin for gastric cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: True or False?
True or False: Surgical removal of the colon will cure ulcerative colitis without significant long-term sequelae. Answer and 4 more statement challenges, here.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) showed an improvement in liver fibrosis, taking the drug a step closer to approval.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Black - White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Cancer deaths rates decreasing faster for black men and women vs. white men and women in U.S. (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

PRO Study: NASH Tx Should Also Focus on Improved QOL
(MedPage Today) -- Advanced fibrosis tied negatively to multiple patient-reported outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery touts results of stomach-stapling study
  Apollo Endosurgery’s OverStitch device Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) has reported key data from 1,000 patients who underwent endoscopic gastroplasty using the company’s OverStitch device. Published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the data include a mean total weight loss of 14.8%±8.5% at 18 months. Three months following surgery, the impact on obesity-related comorbidities included the complete remission of: 13 of 17 cases of type 2 diabetes. All 28 cases of hypertension. 18 of 32 cases of dyslipidemia. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsour...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Endoscopic / Arthroscopic News Well Surgical Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

Improving Hepatitis C DAA Access and Uptake Improving Hepatitis C DAA Access and Uptake
How does treatment with DAAs alter the social and individual experience of living with hepatitis C? This commentary highlights the need for an individual focus for outcome measures.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Introducing the AGA Future Leaders Class of 2020
(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced the third class of its Future Leaders Program, which was created in 2015 to provide a pathway for leadership development within AGA for early career physicians and scientists who have the potential to make a significant impact on the specialty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AGA recognizes 10 rising physician-scientists from diverse backgrounds in new FORWARD Program
(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the 10 early career physician-scientists selected as 'Scholars' for the 2019-2020 AGA FORWARD Program: Fostering Opportunities Resulting in Workforce and Research Diversity, supported by NIH (1R25DK118761-01). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Screen for Colon Cancer at 45?
(MedPage Today) -- Peter Ubel, MD, explains why this might not be advantageous (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medtronic risk prediction tool could help prevent opioid deaths: Here ’ s how
Medtronic officials continue to hone their arguments for how the company’s capnography and oximetry systems could reduce potentially deadly opioid-induced respiratory compromise. The medical device giant on Feb. 17 announced preliminary results of its Prodigy study, in which the company’s Microstream and Nellcor monitoring technology provided continuous capnography and oximetry for 1,496 patients across 16 sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The study resulted in what Medtronic says is an easy-to-use risk prediction tool. Called the Prodigy score, it helps identify patients on the hospital g...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Featured News Well Research & Development Respiratory Software / IT Medtronic opioid crisis Source Type: news

Gastric Acid Suppression & Oral Cancer Therapy Should Not Mix Gastric Acid Suppression & Oral Cancer Therapy Should Not Mix
Gastric acid suppressants may reduce absorption of oral cancer drugs, as shown in a study with pazopanib for sarcoma in which the interaction led to worse outcomes. Can this be practice changing?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about SIBO and its treatment
This article provides an overview of SIBO, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment, as well as dietary changes that may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Diet and Colon: What Matters? Diet and Colon: What Matters?
How do dietary patterns impact the risk of developing colorectal cancer? This meta-analysis summarizes current evidence regarding the complex relationship between diet and colorectal cancer.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Features of He Shou Wu-induced Liver Injury Features of He Shou Wu-induced Liver Injury
He Shou Wu, a Chinese herb used since ancient times as an anti-aging remedy and all-around health tonic, can result in severe, sometimes fatal liver injury.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news