Cannabis May Help UC Patients: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, probiotics associated with adverse GI effects (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Comparison of reference Infliximab and a Biosimilar (CT-P13) in Crohn's Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of real-world data show that CT-P13 is equivalent to infliximab in infliximab-naive patients with CD (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab in Crohn ’s Disease
(MedPage Today) -- With comparable safety and efficacy, drug choice may come down to cost (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

SNL Star Treats Crohn's Disease with Marijuana
(MedPage Today) -- " I wouldn't be able to do [the show] if I didn't smoke weed " (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Perinatal HCV Spurs Earlier Cirrhosis
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers stress need for young people to have access to new treatments (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Abrilumab Induces Remission and Healing in UC
(MedPage Today) -- Eight weeks of anti-integrin biologic yielded three times the remission rate of placebo (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Surgery Remains Best Treatment for Appendicitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Non-surgical treatment involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Year in Review: Crohn's Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Newer treatments make inroads, but risks and obstacles remain (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Probiotic Disappoints in Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Lactobacillus rhamnosus no better than placebo for preventing diarrhea and vomiting at 14 days (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

DAAs Best for Cutting CVD Risk in HCV
(MedPage Today) -- Older treatments and sustained virological responses also tied to lower CVD risk (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Highlights from Molecular Targets Symposiuim
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer gene expression, activity in GI, lung, and limited-mutation tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Surgery Still Best Approach for Appendicitis
(MedPage Today) -- Non-operative management involved more readmissions, abscesses, and overall higher care costs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nivolumab Works for Sicker Liver Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Half of Child-Pugh B patients showed improvement or stable disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

IDSA Video Conference Reporter: AASLD 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Watch exclusive comments from study authors and discussants at AASLD 2018 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Novel SCD1 Modulator Reduced Liver Fat in NASH Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Dose-response pattern seen for aramchol in phase IIb ARREST trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

HCV Combo Pill a Winner in Untreated Cirrhotic Patients
(MedPage Today) -- High SVR12 rate suggests 8-week treatment could be used for this population (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antiplatelet Drugs Reduce Risk of Liver Fibrosis: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what did that person swallow? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The Appendix: Risk Factor for Parkinson's?
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers find abundant alpha-synuclein aggregates in appendixes of healthy people (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

When Colon Cancer Dx Isn't Best for Your Patient
(MedPage Today) -- There is a risk to disturbing the natural order of things, says Michael Kirsch, MD (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Low False Negatives With Margin Consult During Gastric Ca Resection
(MedPage Today) -- But a number of factors predicted higher error rates (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Kids with IBD Face Higher Death Risk as Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Immunomodulators and biologics have not cut mortality risk, 50-year follow-up analysis shows (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

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