No Extra Liver Cancer Risk with Interferon-Free HCV Regimens
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier suggestions not supported in retrospective study of 857 patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Orthotics and Heel Pain; Bacteria and Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include infants with bronchiolitis, orthotics for heel pain, behavioral therapy in dementia, and H. pylori infection in early gastric cancer (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Additional therapy after surgical removal of rare tumors may not increase survival
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Results of an analysis from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine show that additional therapy, or adjuvant therapy, delivered after surgical removal of a rare type of gastrointestinal tumor does not increase survival rates for patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TNT Standard in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer?
(MedPage Today) -- Hesitancy remains in the community setting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Creation of a huddle board represents one method to address issues in a timely manner (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 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

Weight loss surgery cuts obese teens' heart disease risks in HALF
Before surgery, obese teenagers were at an eight percent risk of heart disease, but operations like gastric bypass can reduce that risk to just four percent, a University of Minnesota study shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Harmful Exposures May Be Common Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Harmful Exposures May Be Common
Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Microbiome Key to Effective Immune Tx in Pancreatic Ca?
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting bacteria could protect against oncogenesis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 23, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Ask a Millennial Doc: How Can I Use Social Media Better?
(MedPage Today) -- The dish from gastro fellow Manasi Agrawal, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Treating H. Pylori Cuts Metachronous Cancer Rate
(MedPage Today) -- 50% reduction in endoscopically resected gastric cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

DPP-4 Inhibitors May Increase Risk for IBD in Diabetes Patients DPP-4 Inhibitors May Increase Risk for IBD in Diabetes Patients
The oral, incretin-based hypoglycemic agent was associated with a 75% increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease in adults with type 2 diabetes in a population-based study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes foamy bowel movements?
Foamy or frothy poop is usually diarrhea-like and may appear to have bubbles in it. It may also seem oily or contain mucus. Learn about the causes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I have red diarrhea? Six causes
While diarrhea is unpleasant, it is not often a sign of something serious. Red or bloody diarrhea, however, may be a sign of an underlying health problem. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations Cystic Fibrosis Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations
The risk of colorectal cancer is greatly increased in adults with cystic fibrosis. This paper presents CRC screening recommendations for these patients, which differ from those for the general public.Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity, Diabetes, and Mortality Risk on the LT Waiting List Obesity, Diabetes, and Mortality Risk on the LT Waiting List
Learn about the impact of morbid obesity and diabetes on waitlist mortality among liver transplant candidates.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Market Share, Costs of Biologic Therapies for IBD in the USA Market Share, Costs of Biologic Therapies for IBD in the USA
This study examined trends in the use of biologics for IBD, relative market share compared to other medication classes, and costs in the USA during a 9-year period.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A wearable system to monitor the stomach's activity throughout the day
(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours--essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.Applications include monitoring GI activity for patients outside of a clinical setting, which cuts down costs. Monitoring for longer periods of time also increases the likelihood of capturing abnormal events.Researchers detail their findings in the March 22 issue of Nature's open access journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Urgent Endoscopy Predicts Lower Death Rate in UGIB (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But did not impact rebleeding rate in high-risk acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

H pylori Eradication Benefits Patients With Early Gastric Cancer H pylori Eradication Benefits Patients With Early Gastric Cancer
Patients with early gastric cancer treated for Helicobacter pylori had a lower incidence of metachronous gastric cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes white specks in my poop?
What do white specks in stool indicate? Are there other symptoms to consider? We find answers and discuss treatment and prevention. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

An Experimental Weight Loss Procedure Literally Freezes Hunger Signals
In a new pilot study, doctors have shown that freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may be able to lower a person’s appetite and help them lose weight. Dieting is difficult, and most people who try it don’t sustain it for long. In an alternative approach to weight loss, Dr. David Prologo, an interventional radiologist from Emory University School of Medicine, and his colleagues froze a nerve called the posterior vagal trunk in 10 people who were significantly overweight. Their research was presented at Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. The men and ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Weight loss Source Type: news

Reduction in Supragastric Belching Seen With Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Reduction in Supragastric Belching Seen With Cognitive-behavioral Therapy
Receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is associated with reduced supragastric belching (SGB) and acid gastroesophageal reflux, and improved quality of life (QOL), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Back to Basics: Barium Effective in Diagnosing Achalasia Back to Basics: Barium Effective in Diagnosing Achalasia
Dr David Johnson on the continued high value of this readily available technology.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Metabolite therapy proves effective in treating C. difficile in mice
FINDINGSA team of UCLA researchers found that a metabolite therapy was effective in mice for treating a serious infection of the colon known as Clostridium difficile infection, or C. difficile.  Mice that were infected with C. difficile were treated with an experimental drug called CSA13, which increased levels of four protective metabolites — molecules that help fuel, maintain and mediate cells. Compared with mice that did not receive CSA13, the mice treated with the drug were significantly more likely to survive the infection, had lower rates of weight loss and — after the treatment was stopped — w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Switching From Infliximab to Biosimilar in Patients With IBD Switching From Infliximab to Biosimilar in Patients With IBD
Two infliximab biosimilars are currently available for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, at a much lower cost than infliximab innovator. Can patients be safely switched?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Understanding and Addressing HCV Reinfection in the DAA Era Understanding and Addressing HCV Reinfection in the DAA Era
What factors are associated with HCV reinfection and how can reinfection risk be minimized?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ardelyx and Knight Collaborate to Bring Tenapanor to Patients in Canada
License Agreement Advances First-in-Class Tenapanor for IBS-C and Hyperphosphatemia in Canada Ardelyx to Receive Up to CAD 25 Million in Upfront Payment and Subsequent Milestones FREMONT, Calif., March 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Networ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Licensing Ardelyx, Knight Therapeutics, tenapanor, inflammatory bowel (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TACE-RT Ups Survival in Advanced HCC
(MedPage Today) -- Combination tops sorafenib alone (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Roux-en-Y surgery linked with more non-vertebral fractures than adjustable gastric banding
(The Endocrine Society) Patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery may be at greater risk for non-vertebral fracture than those having adjustable gastric banding (AGB), a new population-based study reports. The results will be presented on Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increase in Acute HBV -- Pasco County, Florida, 2011-2016 Increase in Acute HBV -- Pasco County, Florida, 2011-2016
Surveillance data showed a sharp increase in the number of HBV infections in Pasco County, Florida in recent years.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Be Tied to Brain Dysfunction From Sepsis
Presence of bacteria is associated with higher neuroinflammatory markers in mice, humans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fecal Profiling May Predict Dietary Response in IBS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Baseline VOCs correlate with symptom relief in patients on low-FODMAP diet (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

HBV Reactivation in Persons Treated With DAAs Against HCV HBV Reactivation in Persons Treated With DAAs Against HCV
This study aimed to quantify the risk and assess its clinical consequences.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor Adherence to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance Poor Adherence to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance
In this study, the current adherence rates to HCC surveillance guidelines are examined.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Physician Burnout: The Hidden Health Care Crisis Physician Burnout: The Hidden Health Care Crisis
With at least one third of gastroenterologists experiencing burnout, who is at greatest risk and how can it be prevented?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cedars-Sinai Investigator Awarded grant to study esophageal cancer
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Dechen Lin, PhD, a research scientist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine, has been awarded $175,000 from the Price Family Foundation and the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surgically Remodeling the Intestines —and the Bacteria Within—To Treat Obesity
A type of bacteria that flourishes in the gut after gastric bypass surgery contributes to weight loss even when transplanted to a gut that has not had surgery. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs
Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

Exalenz Bioscience & #226; �(TM)s BreathID & #194; & #174; Hp & amp; BreathID Hp Lab ...
Important new testing option for an infection that impacts nearly 20 million U.S. children and may have significant negative impacts on long-term health MODI'IN, Israel and MANASQUAN, N.J., March 13, 2018 - Exalenz Bioscience Ltd. (TASE:EXEN), a leader in developing and marketing non-invasive medical devices for diagnosing and monitoring a range of gastrointestinal and liver diseases, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the BreathID® Hp...This story is related to the following:Clinical Medical Equipment (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - March 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Morning Break: House Nixes'Right-to-Try' Bill; Purdue's PR Makeover; Air in the Brain
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Fifty - three percent of intervention participants used app to self - order a screening test (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal hormone can decrease liver fat levels
According to a clinical study, published inThe Lancet, a variant of hormone FGF19 can reduce the liver fat levels of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The weight-loss balloon swallowed like a pill to avoid surgery  
Late last year, Kayleigh Fellows, from Middlesex, tipped the scales at 19st. At 5ft 6in, with a BMI of 42 she was severely obese, but a gastric balloon has transformed her diet - and her prognosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Effects of Fecal Transplant in Recurrent C. Diff Long-term Effects of Fecal Transplant in Recurrent C. Diff
Treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection with fecal microbiota transplantation has been shown to be safe in the short term, but might there be long-term adverse effects?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The weight-loss balloon you swallow like a pill to avoid surgery  
Late last year, Kayleigh Fellows, from Middlesex, tipped the scales at 19st. At 5ft 6in, with a BMI of 42 she was severely obese, but a gastric balloon has transformed her diet - and her prognosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Mortality
Colonoscopy lessens mortality for all colorectal cancer, but more so for left - sided disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I cough after I eat?
People may find they cough after eating food, and this may have many different causes. Learn more about the role of allergies and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Median Household Income Predicts Survival in Anal Cancer
Lower income tied to worse overall, cancer - specific survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news