Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients
WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Heavy use of opiates among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is tied to increased risk of premature all-cause death, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Standard Bariatrics closes Series A round of financing
(CincyTech) Standard Bariatrics Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round. The size of the round is undisclosed. Standard Bariatrics' first device, the STANDARD CLAMP ™ , received FDA clearance in July 2017. It offers technical and clinical improvement to surgeons performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the most common and effective weight loss surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short-Acting CCBs May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Previous studies found calcium channel blockers could prevent pancreatic cancer, but have neglected to consider the effects of short-acting CCBs. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Poverty Harms Patients With Diabetes, Fatty Liver Poverty Harms Patients With Diabetes, Fatty Liver
When patients with diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease cannot consistently afford a healthy diet, the risk for advanced hepatic fibrosis is elevated, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Poop on House Mice: They Carry 'Superbugs'
Overall, the researchers found that between 3 percent and 14 percent of the mice carried bacteria that cause human gastrointestinal infections, depending on the specific bug. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Males With BRCA Mutations Have Increased Risk of Certain Cancers
Increased incidence of malignant disease, specifically prostate, melanoma, pancreas, breast cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity
We presented positive initial results in Crohn’s disease at the 2016 United European Gastroenterology meeting: six of the eight patients had seen a substantial reduction in their disease activity index scores, and three were in remission from the disease. As SetPoint looks ahead, several chronic disease areas are emerging as key bioelectronic medicine therapy targets, and our company is exploring a number of these. One of our preclinical programs explores bioelectronic medicine’s potential role as a treatment for MS.   New Target: Multiple Sclerosis In late 2017, SetPoint presented positive data from a s...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Anthony Arnold Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation SetPoint Medical Sponsored Content Source Type: news

QoL in Adolescents With HCV Treated With Sofosbuvir+Ribavirin QoL in Adolescents With HCV Treated With Sofosbuvir+Ribavirin
How does treatment with DAAs and viral eradication affect health-related quality of life in adolescent patients with HCV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

HRQoL and Costs Associated With Eosinophilic Esophagitis HRQoL and Costs Associated With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
This study evaluated the disease burden and the economic impact of eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic, immune-mediated disorder, for patients, their caregivers, and the healthcare system.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vedolizumab-treated CD Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery Vedolizumab-treated CD Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery
Biologic therapies are known to increase infection risk. How does vedolizumab impact the incidence of postoperative infectious complications among Crohn's disease patients?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Of mice and disease: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in NYC house mice
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health finds New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics. Findings appear in the journal mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Investigational Therapies Show Promise in HBV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Agents offer early, but unsustained, antiviral activity (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Truncation- and motif-based pan-cancer analysis reveals tumor-suppressing kinases
A major challenge in cancer genomics is identifying "driver" mutations from the many neutral "passenger" mutations within a given tumor. To identify driver mutations that would otherwise be lost within mutational noise, we filtered genomic data by motifs that are critical for kinase activity. In the first step of our screen, we used data from the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia and The Cancer Genome Atlas to identify kinases with truncation mutations occurring within or before the kinase domain. The top 30 tumor-suppressing kinases were aligned, and hotspots for loss-of-function (LOF) mutations were ident...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hudson, A. M., Stephenson, N. L., Li, C., Trotter, E., Fletcher, A. J., Katona, G., Bieniasz-Krzywiec, P., Howell, M., Wirth, C., Furney, S., Miller, C. J., Brognard, J. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose - Death Donors
Outcomes similar for ODD recipients, recipients of organs from trauma - death, medical - death donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Hep C Treatments Save Care Costs if Administered Early Hep C Treatments Save Care Costs if Administered Early
The early initiation of a pan-genotypic regimen lowers the cost of future care, report health economists who say current policies that base access to treatment on disease stage might be short-sighted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Love Your Hair Color? You Have Over 100 Genes to Thank.
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Research, Medical Students, News, Source Type: news

Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy Helps ID Barrett ’ s Regions
High agreement among reviewers seen in 80 percent of quadrants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes
Epstein - Barr virus EBNA2 protein binds to multiple loci of genome, increasing risk of 7 serious diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $ 500 Billion Annually
After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $ 2,000 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Mixed Results with Novel Agent in PSC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- NGM282 didn't reduce ALP, but had other benefits in primary sclerosing cholangitis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Back to Work After Esophagectomy?
(MedPage Today) -- Only 40% had full occupational recovery by 1 year (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of trapped gas
Gas pain can be uncomfortable, or so severe that it can interrupt daily activities. Luckily, plenty of simple home remedies can bring relief. Quitting smoking and avoiding certain foods may also help. Here, learn 20 easy ways to relieve mild to severe gas pain at home. We also address when a person should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Novel Non-Bile FXR Agonist Promising in PBC Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Phase II trial interim analysis found dose-dependent response, good safety profile (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Biliary Fibrosis Stabilized with Obeticholic Acid
(MedPage Today) -- Biopsy study supports anti-fibrosis properties of agent (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Intestinal Fortitude
(MedPage Today) -- The ins-and-outs of being a GI nurse (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Immunocompromised Patients Get Hep E Through Transfusions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small study raises questions about screening blood products for HEV (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A3AR Agonists May Help Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain
A highly selective small molecule A3AR agonist blocked development of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic pain without interfering with anticancer effects. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

For Pancreatectomy, High Volume Matters
(MedPage Today) -- Results similar for robotic-assisted and laparoscopic approaches (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' Well Done' Red Meat Linked to Liver Disease, Insulin Resistance'Well Done' Red Meat Linked to Liver Disease, Insulin Resistance
People who eat lots of processed and red meat are at increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, especially if they like their steak well done, an Israeli study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure
What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian...
Source: MDDI - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is progressive, and there is no known therapy to prevent cirrhosis, liver transplant, or progression to cancer, but a new investigation suggests statins might help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Symptoms Can Persist After Cure (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cryoglobulins observed 2 years after sustained virologic response (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Autoimmune Hepatitis Linked to Adverse Birth Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But no clear association between immunosuppression, birth outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Adherence to ACS Guidelines Linked to Survival in Colon Cancer
Lower risk of death, improved disease - free survival for ACS guideline score of 5 to 6 versus 0 to 1 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

' Alarming' New Numbers on Bacterial Infection in Cirrhosis'Alarming' New Numbers on Bacterial Infection in Cirrhosis
One-third of infections in cirrhotic patients around the world are caused by multidrug-resistant organisms, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Statins May Help in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients on anti-cholesterol drug seen at reduced risk of mortality (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Combo HCV Tx Effective in Real-World Settings (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies found therapy safe, effective in patients outside clinical trials (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Earlier HCV Tx May Lower Complication Rate, Save Money (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Modelling study supports easing liver fibrosis score-access restrictions (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?
Night owls also had more health problems -- twice the risk of psychological disorders, 30 percent more risk of diabetes, 25 percent increased risk of neurological problems, 23 percent higher risk of gastrointestinal disorders and 22 percent increased risk of respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety After CRC
Older age, being male linked to less anxiety, more depression; less anxiety, depression with marriage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a volvulus?
A volvulus occurs when part of the small or large intestine twists, causing a dangerous blockage. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms in both adults and children, as well as how a volvulus is treated. We also look at what complications can occur, including sepsis, short bowel syndrome, and death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Algorithms Used to Identify DILI in Health Record Databases Algorithms Used to Identify DILI in Health Record Databases
How accurate are current algorithms used to detect drug-induced liver injury in healthcare databases? Which criteria contribute to improved accuracy?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Efficacy, Safety of Ustekinumab in Refractory CD Long-term Efficacy, Safety of Ustekinumab in Refractory CD
This study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of ustekinumab in anti-TNF refractory Crohn's disease patients.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fighting'Nightmare Bacteria': Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, study shows inhibitor lowers cancer-linked VTE (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Recognized for Quality Care
Image Description Duke Regional Hospital is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for high standards of care in weight loss surgery. Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryAdjustable gastric bandingAdolescent weight loss surgeryDuodenal switchRevisional proceduresRoux-en-y gastric bypassSleeve gastrectomyVBLOC therapy Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?
Your body can heal itself, which is pretty miraculous when you sit back and think about it. If you suffer a cut or infection—or if a disease, allergen or virus finds its way into you—your immune system reacts by sending specialized white blood cells to the affected area. These white blood cells can repair damage, stop the spread of infection or illness and in some cases eradicate the intruder. This whole response is called inflammation. “Inflammation is an activation of cells and cell-derived components that have the job of fighting invasions, and in some cases just sponging up or clearing out damaged cel...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Phosphine exposure among emergency responders - Amarillo, Texas, January 2017 - Hall EM, Patel K, Victory KR, Calvert GM, Nogueira LM, Bojes HK.
Phosphine is a highly toxic gas that forms when aluminum phosphide, a restricted-use pesticide* typically used in agricultural settings, reacts with water. Acute exposure can lead to a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

The Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure: Every Rose Has Thorns The Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure: Every Rose Has Thorns
This review examines not only the health benefits to the individual but also the associated public health benefits that come with HCV cure via DAAs.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news