Minorities Sicker than Whites at Liver Transplant Referral
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks had highest MELD scores at waitlist registration among racial-ethnic groups (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Upper GI X-rays Unhelpful After Sleeve Gastrectomy Upper GI X-rays Unhelpful After Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastrografin upper gastrointestinal inspection is generally of little value in determining the integrity of staple lines following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease
Drugs that act on different pathways in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are showing progress, but a cure is still elusive, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Novel PBC Drug Shows Promise in Phase II Study
(MedPage Today) -- Interim analysis of ongoing trial shows reduced ALP levels by>45%, no increase in pruritus (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Regular Aspirin Use Tied to Reduction in HCC Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Significant benefit apparent after≥5 years of use at average dose of at least 1.5 tablets/week (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Drug-induced Liver Injury in the Context of NAFLD Drug-induced Liver Injury in the Context of NAFLD
This article explores the pathophysiological mechanisms and reciprocity involved in NAFLD and drug-induced steatohepatitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Do Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Face Higher DILI Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Research suggests a link of which drug developers should be aware, expert says (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Medications Effective in People Who Inject Drugs Hepatitis C Medications Effective in People Who Inject Drugs
People who inject drugs can take medication consistently enough to be cured of hepatitis C, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Esophageal Dysphagia in a Young Immigrant Woman
The 21-year-old recently immigrated from Mexico. She has had trouble swallowing both solids and liquids x4 months. Can you find the clue to her diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatment Works Well for Young Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly all children treated with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir achieved sustained response (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hospitalization Costs for High-Need Patients With GI Diseases Hospitalization Costs for High-Need Patients With GI Diseases
This study analyzed the annual burden and costs of hospitalization in patients with chronic GI and liver disease. Which patients are at high risk for frequent hospitalizations and long hospital stays?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical Redevelopment Drives $12M Acquisition (Real Deals)
The 121,922-SF former Kmart Shopping Center at 10901 N. Rodney Parham Road will become home to Premier Gastroenterology Associates as part of the Premier Medical Plaza. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify risk factors of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) pediatric gastroenterologist, Michael Narkewicz, MD, recently shared results of the Prospective Study of Ultrasound to Predict Hepatic Cirrhosis in Cystic Fibrosis (PUSH), which sought to determine if liver ultrasounds could identify children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis who are at greater risk of developing advanced liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women at Risk for HCV Benefit from Universal Screen
(MedPage Today) -- Test deemed more efficient, cost-effective diagnostic approach versus risk-based screening (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Combo HCV Pill Effective in Certain Refractory Patients
(MedPage Today) -- High SVR12 rate for 16 week glecaprevir/pibrentasvir regimen in HCV GT1 patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' De-Fatting' Tx May Give Discarded Livers New Life
(MedPage Today) -- Ex vivo perfusion system plus therapy reduced fat in steatotic livers (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers
Fat in a donor liver and obesity in a recipient increase mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AASLD Poster Roundup: Factors that Impact Cirrhosis Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

AASLD Poster Roundup: Gender, Insurance, Weight and Waitlists
(MedPage Today) -- Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How AI could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
"Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more by detecting cancer early. But doctors don ’t always find every polyp. As a gastroenterologist, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook knows all too well that colon polyps can be tough to spot. But a new high-tech tool may be able to help doctors spot them. " (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds you can relieve heartburn symptoms with a non-toxic, inexpensive orange-peel extract
(Natural News) Heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a painful disease that affects 60 percent of the adult population in the U.S. within a year. Fortunately, a non-toxic, inexpensive orange peel extract can help relieve heartburn symptoms. A clinical study has shown that D-limonene, a component of orange peels, can effectively relieve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal and psychiatric symptoms among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder - Neuhaus E, Bernier RA, Tham SW, Webb SJ.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at heightened risk of psychiatric comorbidities across the lifespan, including elevated rates of internalizing, externalizing, and self-injurious behaviors. Identification of medical comorbidities that co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Truly a superfood: Aloe vera treats constipation
(Natural News) Constipation is a gastrointestinal condition characterized by difficulty in bowel movement or having fewer bowel movements on average, typically less than three in a single week. It can occur due to a wide variety of reasons, including a lack of fiber or fluid intake, old age or additional health problems. Fortunately, it can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroparesis Differs by Race, Ethnicity, Sex (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More common in whites and women, while blacks and Hispanics have more diabetes-driven disease. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out? The Probiotics Trend: Should We Be All In or Call Time Out?
Dr David Johnson on new evidence that may change how we view probiotics'efficacy and safety.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Banks Receives ACG Samuel S. Weiss Award
Peter Banks, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, was honored with the Samuel S. Weiss Award at the American College of Gastroenterology ’s (ACG) annual meeting in Philadelphia. The award is presented a fellow of the coll (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Liver Meeting to Focus on Practice Matters Along with Science
(MedPage Today) -- Topics range from'day in the life'of a hepatology consultant to novel NASH therapies (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

From treating gastric ulcers to reducing skin diseases, myrtle is a potent natural healing plant
(Natural News) The traditional Unani system of medicine uses the common myrtle (Myrtus communis) to treat different conditions such as diarrhea or inflammation. However, a systematic review of myrtle reveals that it can also be used to cure gastric ulcer and skin diseases. In Unani medicine, practitioners used myrtle to heal different health complaints. Different parts of the plant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Sequential, Initial Combo Tx for Colon Ca on Par in XELAVIRI Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes comparable in untreated metastatic colorectal cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Novel Antivirals for Hepatitis C Novel Antivirals for Hepatitis C
This review spotlights two novel pangenotypic regimens for HCV infection, SOF/VEL/VOX for patients previously treated with NS5A inhibitors, and G/P for patients with advanced kidney disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of Diabetes on Non-invasive Fibrosis Models in NAFLD Impact of Diabetes on Non-invasive Fibrosis Models in NAFLD
Are non-invasive serum fibrosis models less accurate for diagnosing cirrhosis and predicting future HCC and liver decompensation events in NAFLD patients with diabetes versus those without?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating on best practices to prepare for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating best practices preparing for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being whe...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Increase in Liver Cancer Deaths: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, shorter trastuzumab course better? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Recurrent Dysphagia in a 34-year-old Man
A bite of steak has been lodged in the patient's throat for 1 hour; why hasn't this bout of dysphagia resolved spontaneously? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism
17 questions for parents minimally rely on a child's ability to report pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet's Benefits May Extend to Multiple Diseases Mediterranean Diet's Benefits May Extend to Multiple Diseases
Dr William F. Balistreri on the latest evidence showing how we can eat our way toward improved health.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Metformin Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication Metformin Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication
Metformin use is associated with a lower risk of gastric cancer in diabetic patients after eradication of H. pylori, researchers from Hong Kong report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- A short parent questionnaire may be able to identify gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Detection of In Vivo HBV Surface Antigen Mutations Detection of In Vivo HBV Surface Antigen Mutations
This study compared four commercially available HBsAg serological screening assays for the detection of HBsAg mutations.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Precision medicine is not enough: Moving towards precision surveillance
(Regenstrief Institute) The interval at which an individual undergoes a repeat colonoscopy because of previous pre-cancerous polyps -- a practice known as 'surveillance' -- should be tailored to the individual and not simply be determined by the results of prior colonoscopies, according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Thomas Imperiale, M.D. In a American Journal of Gastroenterology editorial he calls for 'precision surveillance,' a phrase he has coined to echo the personalized, targeted focus of precision medicine and application of these concepts to colon cancer screening and surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Intraoperative Consultation on Surgical Margins 98% Accurate in Gastric Cancer Intraoperative Consultation on Surgical Margins 98% Accurate in Gastric Cancer
The false-negative rate of intraoperative consultation (IOC) on surgical margins during resection of gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma is less than 2% overall, according to a retrospective study at a specialty center.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis Gastrointestinal Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis
How are gastrointestinal complications related to systemic sclerosis best diagnosed and managed?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

DTI + MRS to Predict Neurological Outcome Before TIPSS DTI + MRS to Predict Neurological Outcome Before TIPSS
How might multimodal MRI imaging be used to determine patients at risk of hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

NinePoint Keeps AI Offerings Fresh with IRIS
FDA has just given a nod to NinePoint Medical’s Intelligent Real-time Image Segmentation (IRIS) software upgrade for the NvisionVLE Imaging System. The Bedford, MA-based company said IRIS is an artificial intelligence-based platform for image feature segmentation is the first tool of its kind approved for use in imaging of esophageal tissue. The NvisionVLE Imaging System allows physicians to perform a Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (VLE) procedure that produces real-time, high-resolution cross-sectional images. This system enables gastroenterologists to thoroughly evaluate the esophageal tissue surface a...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Cook Medical inks deal to distribute Taewoong Medical Niti-S esophageal stents
Cook Medical said today that it inked a collaborative deal with South Korean Taewoong Medical to distribute a selection of the company’s stents in the U.S. The deal includes Taewoong’s Niti-S Through The Scope esophageal stent, which is the flagship product of the company’s Niti-S self-expandable line of metal gastrointestinal stents, Cook said. The Niti-S TTS esophageal stent is intended for use in treating certain esophageal strictures caused by malignant tumors, Bloomington, Ind.-based Cook Medical said. The system is deployed through a 10.5 French delivery system which Cook said is unique to the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Stents Cook Medical taewoongmedical Source Type: news

Coil Occlusion of Right Gastroepiploic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Coil Occlusion of Right Gastroepiploic Artery Pseudoaneurysm
This case highlights the diagnosis and recommended management of a potentially catastrophic visceral pseudoaneurysm in a 76-year-old patient.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

iMedApps: This Week's Top Picks
(MedPage Today) -- Must-downloads for healthcare professionals (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Sign - Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Insurers are expanding their participation in the program (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 3, 2018 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