Tegaserod, Prucalopride Win FDA Panel's Backing for Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- Both drugs sail through advisory committee meeting by wide margins (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Low PNI Predicts Poor Liver Cancer Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis supports prognostic tool for hepatocellular carcinoma (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Boost in Colon Ca Screening With FBT Outreach, Navigators
(MedPage Today) -- Multi-pronged efforts slightly better than single interventions (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

H. Pylori Ups CRC Risk in Some Ethnic Groups
(MedPage Today) -- And high antibody levels tied to greater incidence in black and Asian patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' A Position of Despair and Anger': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Stelara a Hit in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical remission achieved with two different doses of interleukin 12/23 blocker (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Ringer's Lactate: A Hydration Option in Acute Pancreatitis?
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis shows trend for lower mortality versus normal saline (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Etrasimod a Winner in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Significant changes seen at week 12 with higher dose in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FODMAP Diet Helps Fecal Incontinence
(MedPage Today) -- Two-thirds of patients reported improvements and more than one-third had complete remission (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Outbreak-Related Hep A Infections on the Rise
(MedPage Today) -- 2017 data showed dramatic increases (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Urgent Necrotizing Pancreatitis May Need Quicker Intervention
(MedPage Today) -- Early intervention yielded similar improvements, complications but higher mortality (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Treatments Options a'Game-Changer' in Esophagogastric Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Checkpoint inhibition showed clinically meaningful results in heavily pretreated patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New Options a'Game-Changer' in Esophagogastric Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Checkpoint inhibition showed clinically meaningful results in heavily pretreated patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Only One-Third of Youth With Opioid Use Disorder Tested for HCV
(MedPage Today) -- Study calls into question need for broader HCV screening (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

ACG: Focus on the Practical at Annual Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Topics will range from gluten contamination to artificial intelligence for polyp detection (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Aspirin Use Tied to Reduced Risk of Liver, Ovarian Cancers
(MedPage Today) --'Strongest evidence to date'in hepatocellular carcinoma (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Up-to-Date Screening Cuts CRC Deaths by 62%
(MedPage Today) -- Modifiable risk factors such as inappropriate screening and poor follow-up drive mortality (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' Can't Agree on What Rural Means': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Rifaximin Chaser May Cut CDI Relapse
(MedPage Today) -- Pooled data from two RCTs suggested 50% drop in recurrence after standard antibiotics (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Science at Kavanaugh Hearing; Meth's Comeback; Schedule V for CBD
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

PPIs Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But H2 blockers were exonerated (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Age Impairs Ascending but Not Descending Colon (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Neuromuscular impairment of cholinergic function may increase constipation in after age 65 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Bezlotoxumab May Cut Recurrent C. Diff in IBD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small post-hoc analysis found trend to 50% reduction in recurrence (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Guide Addresses C. Diff in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Rely on antibiotics, avoid probiotics and fecal transplants (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

ASCO Guide Addresses C. Diff Infection in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Rely on antibiotics, avoid probiotics and fecal transplants (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Vasculitis: A Link with IBD? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High rates of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis seen in patients with giant cell arteritis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Lymphocytic Colitis Responds Rapidly to Budesonide (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Corticosteroid outperformed mesalamine and placebo in small randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Barrett's Tied to Better Survival in Esophageal Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Data suggests existence of two distinct types of esophageal adenocarcinoma (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

High-Dose Loop Diuretics Reduced Survival in Cirrhosis
(MedPage Today) -- Faster muscle depletion and more deaths (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Microbiome Dysbiosis Promotes Pancreatic Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Microbiome check may benefit those at risk for pancreatitis and cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

ESC: Early Bleeding on Antithrombotics May Signal Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Strong association between GI/GU bleeding, GI/GU cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Preemptive DAAs for HCV+ Donor Livers Found Cost Effective
(MedPage Today) -- Direct-acting antiviral therapy in seronegative liver recipients could shorten transplant waiting lists (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Oral Glutamine May Ease Post-Infection IBS-D
(MedPage Today) -- Supplement restores normal permeability for less pain and diarrhea (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 23, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Anti-Reflux Surgery Slows Idiopathic Lung Fibrosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer hospitalizations and deaths in patients with GERD (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Non-C. Diff Infections Common in IBD Flares (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Presence shown to have impact on IBD treatment, but not long-term outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pregnancy and IBD: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the real-world consequences of chronic idiopathic constipation (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Ebola Deaths Rise; NASH Drug Trial Vanishes; Zika Test in 40 Minutes or Less
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Indices of Colitis Inflammation All Reliable, Consistent
(MedPage Today) -- Histological healing may supplant endoscopic healing as primary treatment target (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FIT Outreach Increased Colon Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Modest success in mailing fecal immunochemical tests directly to homes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

HPV Linked to Esophageal Cancer Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Better disease-free and overall survival in patients with HPV-positive disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Small Fraction of GI Patients Drive More than 50% of Hospital Costs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting populations at highest need could improve outcomes, save money (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study: Future of Liver Surgery is Minimally Invasive
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer major complications and less post-op morbidity with no sacrifice in survival (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

High Infliximab Levels Offer Safe Inflammation Control in IBD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No increase in infections with trough levels>7 ug/mL (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Shorter Wait Times May Favor HCV-Infected Kidney Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term dialysis while waiting for uninfected kidney a larger risk (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Guideline Care Fails to Boost Survival in Younger Rectal Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Those younger than 50 with Stages II-III disease may represent'unique demographic group'(Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

No Ties Between Organ Failure Onset, Death in Necrotizing Pancreatitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results may influence ICU decision-making in these patients, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

No Surgical Gains from Accelerated Infliximab in Acute UC
(MedPage Today) -- Colectomy rates similar to those with standard induction therapy (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

IBD Infection or Flare? Gastro and EndoNews
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what the new C. diff recommendations entail (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Diagnosis and Treatment of HCC Varies by Race
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks and Hispanics less likely to get surveillance, early diagnosis, and curative treatment (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' Prehab' Boosts Fitness Before Upper Gi Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Walk time improved before, after esophagogastric cancer procedures (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news