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

Bacteriophages: Hidden Players in Parkinson's Disease?
(MedPage Today) -- Viruses affect microbiome composition, perhaps fostering rogue neural proteins (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pancreas Divisum Ups Pancreatitis Risk in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Linked to both acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: His Cough: A Nuisance, or Something Worse?
(MedPage Today) -- A 28-year-old man went to urgent care complaining of chest pain, fever, and night sweats. He reported a cough that occasionally produced a bit of phlegm and had been lingering for a month or more. He said he had lost enough weight over the past few weeks that his pants were noticeably loose. He denied changing his diet over this period of time or having GI symptoms. He immigrated from China a year ago to work in his brother's market, and this was the first time he had sought any medical care since his arrival. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Over One-Third of HCV Patients Denied DAA Tx by Payers
(MedPage Today) -- Highest among commercial insurers, increased over study period (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Breaking: Surgeon Asks Anesthesia to Lower His Airplane Tray Table
(MedPage Today) -- Many reasons why he couldn't do it himself (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Bezafibrate Normalizes Liver Enzymes in PBC
(MedPage Today) -- Fibrate shows promise for rare autoimmune liver disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Steroid Treatment Relieves Lymphocytic Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Oral budesonide was superior to placebo and mesalazine (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Adalimumab Best on Costs in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Study conducted in Canada (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Response Seen for Apremilast in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- 12-week results with agent best known as psoriasis drug (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pancreatic Ca Gets 20-Month Survival Boost
(MedPage Today) -- Aggressive post-surgery chemo regimen touted as new standard of care (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

VIDEO: Pancreatic Ca Gets 20-Month Survival Boost
(MedPage Today) -- Aggressive post-surgery chemo regimen touted as new standard of care (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Cannabis Showing Promise for IBD
(MedPage Today) -- New results encouraging, but still very preliminary (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hot Chemo Fails in Rare Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- HIPEC and surgery equals surgery alone in peritoneal carcinomatosis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Family History of Young-Onset Colon Ca Needs Better Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Only one in four young-onset cases met early screening criteria (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Colitis Common with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
(MedPage Today) -- Side effect prevents some cancer patients from completing treatment with new agents (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cysts, Cancer Deaths Not Linked (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Only 1.2% of cyst patients developed pancreatic cancer in 4-year follow-up (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

More Cancers Seem to Harbor Lynch Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Broader testing implied by " practice-changing " study (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Evidence Grows for Colon Cancer Occurrence in Younger People
(MedPage Today) -- Alarming increases in people ages (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Arthroplasty Safe in IBD Patients on Anti-TNF
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risks of infection in patients on steroids (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

IBD Biologics Safe for Nursing Mothers, Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Levels low in breast milk; infections, developmental milestones normal among exposed infants (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

DDW 2018: Combining Insights Across Specialties
(MedPage Today) -- Topics will range from microbiome research to HCV cures (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study Finds No Ties Between Colonic Diverticulosis, Inflammation
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers question if'symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is a legitimate condition'(Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Gains Ulcerative Colitis Indication
(MedPage Today) -- Oral JAK inhibitor expands treatment options (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obesity's Influence on Anti-TNF Effects: It's Complicated
(MedPage Today) -- IBD seen as outlier in meta-analysis of drug responses in inflammatory diseases (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CRC: No Increase in Survival with Stepped-Up Surveillance
(MedPage Today) -- Studies tested doubling of follow-up CT/CEA testing (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

BRAF V600E Mutation Tied to Worse Survival in CRC with Liver Mets
(MedPage Today) -- Mutation was'most powerful'prognostic determinant (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Expert Panel: GERD Surgery Not Needed for Most PPI Nonresponders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pharmacological treatment, neuromodulation, behavioral therapy, OK for most GERD phenotypes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pearls from: Conor Delaney, MD, PhD
(MedPage Today) -- Implications of growing colon cancer incidence in younger people (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Limiting Chemo to High-Risk Rectal Cancer Called Feasible
(MedPage Today) -- Approach that includes MRI-based selection didn't boost local recurrence rates (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Only Advanced Adenomas Confer Colorectal Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Risk with non-advanced lesions no greater than with no lesions at all (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Common Comorbidities Occur Close to IBS Diagnosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Related problems are heterogeneous and should be addressed at start of treatment (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Survival Prognosis Still Poor for Alcoholic Hepatitis
(MedPage Today) -- Four decades of no improvement show urgent need for better treatments (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Drug Choices Safe in Pediatric Gut Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Finding validates clinical practice in complicated intra-abdominal infections (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news