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

Drug-Induced Liver Injury: 5 Things to Know Drug-Induced Liver Injury: 5 Things to Know
A guide to drug-induced liver injury--difficult to predict and challenging to recognize, and often with a bewildering range of presentations.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Incidence of major morbidity, readmission, mortality correlated with frailty classification (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Surgery, Urology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Using AI to Identify NASH: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the hepatitis-cancer connection (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease
A new, five-parameter risk score accurately predicts intra-abdominal abscess in Crohn's disease (CD) patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), researchers from Israel report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Mutations May Help Target Pancreatic Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Gene alterations could make tumors vulnerable to agents used for other cancers (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 6, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Upswing of Syphilis in Women With HIV
(MedPage Today) -- IV drug use and hep C infection could guide screening recommendations (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 6, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Long-term Oral Tofacitinib in Patients With Crohn's Disease Long-term Oral Tofacitinib in Patients With Crohn's Disease
This study investigated the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of tofacitinib, an oral, small molecule Janus kinase inhibitor, for treatment of Crohn's disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC
How has the availability of direct-acting antiviral therapy impacted liver transplantation indications and waiting list outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Little Help Vs. Prostate Cancer
Any potential benefit from low-dose aspirin needs to be weighed against the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding linked with its use, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beta-Cell Sensitivity Reduced After Gastric Bypass Surgery Beta-Cell Sensitivity Reduced After Gastric Bypass Surgery
After gastric bypass surgery, beta-cells in nondiabetic patients are less sensitive to insulinotropic gut hormones, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Model Finds Bariatric Surgery Cost-Effective in NASH Model Finds Bariatric Surgery Cost-Effective in NASH
Bariatric surgery could extend life expectancy and quality-adjusted life-years (QALY) cost-effectively in overweight and obese patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a new modeling study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Recommendations have been developed for management of adults with ulcerative colitis (UC); the American College of Gastroenterology clinical guideline was published online Feb. 21 in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Adenomas Tend to Be Missed With Colonoscopy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds high miss rates for advanced and flat adenomas, serrated polyps (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission
Three in four obese people with diabetes who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Ulcerative Colitis Guidelines Address Growing Complexity
(MedPage Today) -- Last ACG recommendations came out a decade ago, when physicians had fewer tools and treatment options (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Updated UC Guideline Adds Mucosal Healing to Treatment Goal Updated UC Guideline Adds Mucosal Healing to Treatment Goal
The American College of Gastroenterology's updated clinical guideline on the management of ulcerative colitis (UC) shifts the focus from symptom-based treatment to both symptom management and mucosal healing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Most readmissions associated with infectious etiologies, as well as GI, CV, pulmonary, renal causes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Intake of Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Liver Cancer
Whole grains and possibly cereal fiber, bran appear linked to lower risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Why Are We Lukewarm About PPIs in the ICU?
(MedPage Today) -- Let's look at the research (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Predictors of NASH and Fibrosis in Non-obese NAFLD Predictors of NASH and Fibrosis in Non-obese NAFLD
This study aimed to identify risk factors for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis in NAFLD. How do clinical and histological characteristics differ between obese and non-obese patients?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bifidobacterium Lactis NCC2818 in Chronic Constipation Bifidobacterium Lactis NCC2818 in Chronic Constipation
This study investigated changes in physiological and clinical measures of gut function in patients with chronic constipation following consumption of a specific strain of Bifidobacterium lactis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diet Could Influence Immunotherapy Response Via Microbiome Diet Could Influence Immunotherapy Response Via Microbiome
In melanoma patients, diet may influence the response to immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors via an action on a patient's gut microbiome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Colitis and Crohn Disease: A True/False Test
True or False: Smoking causes IBD flares; peak IBD onset occurs in 3rd decade; UC affecting the rectum increases risk of colon cancer; plus 3 more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

What Are the Types of Tracheoesophageal Fistulas?
Discussion Respiratory problems in infants can caused by many things including any type of obstruction from the nose to lung. Neonates and infants are particularly susceptible to changes in the size of the airway because of the physics of airflow resistance. Important reminders about infant airways: Resistance = 1/radius4 (Poiseuille’s equation) therefore even a 1 mm decrease in the airway circumferences increases the airflow resistance x16. Increased airflow causes less pressure along the walls, which can lead to collapse of the walls (Bernoulli’s and Venturi effects). Neonates have smaller lungs relative to ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PROs Lower in NASH Patients with Advanced Fibrosis in STELLAR Trials (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment should focus on improving not only clinical outcomes but also symptom relief and quality of life, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Lupus and the Microbiome
(MedPage Today) -- New study finds gut bacteria may drive disease activity (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
CanaRx sells prescription medicines at a lower cost to U.S. public, private employer programs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, P Source Type: news

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Feb. 22 - 25
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

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