Death Risk Rises With No Colonoscopy After Stage I CRC
(MedPage Today) -- Three-fold increase, but is colonoscopy the driver? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CDC: Slight Hike in Prevalence of Gastroschisis Since 2006-2010
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Over time, the prevalence of gastroschisis has increased, with more babies born with gastroschisis in areas with high and medium versus low opioid prescription rates, according to research published in the Jan. 18 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ALD Leading Cause of U.S. Liver Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers report less HCV infection and looser stance on pre-transplant sobriety (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all
New research suggests that fecal transplants from " super donors " could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Crohn's disease and joint pain
Crohn ’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

MMP9 Inhibitor Added to Chemo in Gastric/GEJ Cancer MMP9 Inhibitor Added to Chemo in Gastric/GEJ Cancer
Andecaliximab added to mFOLFOX6 chemotherapy did not improve survival in patients with advanced gastric/GEJ cancer, except for one subset — those 65 years and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury
Determining the culprit agent in idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury can be challenging. Review currently available and proposed laboratory markers for DILI in this article.Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mixed Results with Immune Tx in Advanced, Refractory Colon Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Overall survival gains were modest to none in different stages of CRC (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Metastatic Gastric Ca Treatments Show Mixed Results
(MedPage Today) -- FTD/TPI effective, but mFOLFOX plus biologic didn't improve survival (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Inflammation Control Paramount in Pregnant IBD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- New AGA guidelines emphasize that most IBD medications are safe in pregnancy and lactation (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' Incredibly Impressive' Activity in Biliary Ca with Combo Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Responses in about 40% of patients with BRAF/MEK inhibitor pairing (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

These foods can ease the symptoms associated with acid reflux
(Natural News) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) reports that over 60 million Americans will experience heartburn at least once a month, while 15 million people suffer from the condition daily. Heartburn is a symptom that is often associated with acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid reflux is characterized by symptoms such as a bloated stomach and while the condition can be a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Benefit Signal with Immunotherapy for NETs
(MedPage Today) -- Low response rate with pembrolizumab in previously treated tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 19, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CDC: What Opioid Use Has To Do With This Gut Spilling Birth Defect
Gastroschisis is a birth defect where your baby's intestines and potentially other organs stick out of the body. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

A Win for Adjuvant Anti-PD-1 Drug in Esophageal Ca
(MedPage Today) -- One-year relapse-free survival of 79% in small study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 19, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A Win for Adjuvant Anti-PD-L1 Drug in Esophageal Ca
(MedPage Today) -- One-year relapse-free survival of 79% in small study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Short-Term, Anaerobic FMT May Be Effective in UC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More remissions at 8 weeks compared with autologous fecal microbiota transplants, exploratory study finds (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Keytruda Extends OS in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Improvement over chemo seen in second-line for PD-L1 expressing tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Extends OS in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Improvement over chemo seen in second-line for PD-L1 expressing tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Barrett's Esophagus | Medscape Barrett's Esophagus | Medscape
Barrett's esophagus is an acquired metaplastic condition in which healthy squamous epithelium is replaced by specialized columnar epithelium. It occurs secondary to damage associated with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Could an MMP9 Inhibitor Offer Greater Benefit to Older Gastric/GEJ Cancer Patients?
Researchers found that adding andecaliximab to treatment for gastric cancer may benefit older patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects?
Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as gastroschisis, compared with counties with low opioid prescribing rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Higher rates of at least one incident - linked condition seen in men, women with HFE p.C282Y homozygosity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Buried coin in the gastric mucosa - Tan DTM, Phan YC, Leung E.
A 29-year-old man presented to the Accident and Emergency department with abdominal cramping following ingestion of a 50  p coin 2½ weeks prior to presentation. He had not observed it pass in his stools. An abdominal radiograph confirmed the presence of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- More American infants are being born with their intestines outside of their bodies, and the disturbing trend might be linked to the opioid crisis, health officials reported Thursday. The condition, called gastroschisis, is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fecal-Microbiota Transplant Beats Antibiotics for Recurrent C Diff Fecal-Microbiota Transplant Beats Antibiotics for Recurrent C Diff
Fecal-microbiota transplantation (FMT) is superior to 10 days of fidaxomicin or vancomycin for resolving recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), according to results from a randomized open-label clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Switching Between Reference and Biosimilar Infliximab Switching Between Reference and Biosimilar Infliximab
Is switching between infliximab and its biosimilar safe and efficacious in patients with inflammatory disorders?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
Race - matched donor organ tied to improved survival for African - Americans with HCC undergoing transplant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Like salt, black pepper sits on almost every kitchen table or countertop in America. But while whole books have been written about sodium consumption and human health, black pepper and its compounds have garnered little attention from experts. But pepper probably deserves more scrutiny. Some research has linked black pepper marinades to the elimination of heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, which are the cancer-causing chemicals that form when meat is charred or cooked at high temperatures. A group at Kansas State University found that mixing one gram of fine black pepper with 100 grams of ground beef—which works out to ab...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Therachon is Granted Orphan Drug Designation by US FDA for Apraglutide for the Treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome
Second Orphan Drug Designation for apraglutide, a next-generation, synthetic GLP-2 analog with a potentially best-in-class profile BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Therachon AG ("Therachon"), a cl... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, FDA Therachon, apraglutide, short bowel syndrome, achondroplasia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Excelsior Orthopaedics buy allows Southtowns expansion
The practice paid $3.1 million to acquire a former gastroenterology practice in Orchard Park, where it will add new services and expand capacity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

AGA releases guide to care for women with IBD throughout family planning
(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) announced 'Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Pregnancy Clinical Care Pathway - A Report from the American Gastroenterological Association IBD Parenthood Project Working Group' published online today ahead of print. The new pathway creates a standardized work flow among health care providers (HCPs) who treat women with IBD throughout all stages of family planning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Donor FMT Leads to Higher UC Remission Than Autologous FMT
(MedPage Today) -- Some ulcerative colitis patients maintained remission at 12 months after donor fecal microbiota transplantation (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Genetic component for 40 percent of phenotypes studied; 25 percent have environmental risk factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology Source Type: news

American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Manual focuses on patient - physician relationship in different scenarios, including telemedicine (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry 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

Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
Reduction in trial discussions, trial offers, trial participation seen with one or more comorbidities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Congress Funds Feasibility Study for Mesothelioma Patient Registry
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will oversee a study in 2019 to determine the feasibility of establishing the first national mesothelioma patient registry. The $100,000 feasibility study was part of the $1.2 million Congress allocated in 2019 to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for mesothelioma research. The bulk of the funding goes toward the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank, which is a biospecimen registry first established in 2006. It is the only federally funded program designed exclusively for the research of mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive cancer caused by asbestos expos...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 15, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Donor Fecal Transplant Improves Colitis in Randomized Trial Donor Fecal Transplant Improves Colitis in Randomized Trial
Fecal microbiota transplantation from pooled donor stool led to remission of ulcerative colitis in one third of participants in a controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gut-brain actions underlying comorbid anxiety and depression associated with inflammatory bowel disease - Abautret-Daly, Dempsey E, Parra-Blanco A, Medina C, Harkin A.
IntroductionInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing and remitting disorder characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There is a growing consensus that IBD is associated with anxiety- and depression-related symptoms. Psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild/Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published Dec. 18 in Gastroenterology focuses on the medical management of patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC). To inform... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does The Squatty Potty Work? Study Finds Toilet Stool Could Solve Bowel Issues
This study shows that these simple devices may help symptoms like constipation, bloating and incomplete emptiness and can help people have more comfortable and effective bowel movements.” Researchers say these toilet stools work because the body is meant to be in a squatting position for defecation but sitting on western-style toilets create a position that makes the process more difficult. The new findings could be a big help to the one in six Americans that experience constipation. “Bowel movements are difficult to talk about and not a lot of people want to bring up their constipation,” said Ohio State ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV Toilet Source Type: news

Postpartum New - Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Increased risk for new - onset, postpartum mental illness observed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Olympus rejiggers medical biz
Olympus (TYO:7733) last week announced its plan to rejigger its medical device business with an eye toward gaining share in the U.S. market. The Japanese conglomerate weathered an accounting scandal in 2011 after firing its first foreign CEO, Michael Woodford, after he blew the whistle on unexplained payments worth around $1.7 billion and demanded the resignation of the former chairman and vice president. In September 2012 the company and 3 former executives pleaded guilty in Japan to cover-up charges. By 2014 Olympus was caught up in an FDA warning about power morcellators, whi...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Featured Wall Street Beat Olympus Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in NAFLD Cardiovascular Risk Factors in NAFLD
Can histological parameters in NAFLD, including NASH and fibrosis stage, help predict cardiovascular risk?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Norovirus cases rise in winter months
Norovirus is a highly contagious viral infection that is commonly referred to as "stomach flu." However, it is not related to the flu, which is caused by the influenza virus. "Norovirus is a virus that causes gastroenteritis," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. "Someone who is infected with norovirus [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

MDR Infections Surge in Cirrhosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than a third of inpatients with cirrhosis had multidrug-resistant bacterial infections (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Number of Colorectal CA Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide
Mortality rates falling worldwide in many countries but expected to increase substantially in some (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news