Gastroenterologists Split on Less Pay for More Life Balance Gastroenterologists Split on Less Pay for More Life Balance
Half of survey respondents said they would take a pay cut for more work-life balance, their top concern. The survey also shows that happiness outside work has taken a steep drop during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ergonomic Consultation Spares Endoscopists a Pain in the Neck Ergonomic Consultation Spares Endoscopists a Pain in the Neck
Assessment of position and posture by a physical therapist can help reduce and prevent injury in endoscopists, based on data from a pilot study of eight individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pandemic-Related Delays in Removing Intraductal Bile Duct Stents Can Be Harmful Pandemic-Related Delays in Removing Intraductal Bile Duct Stents Can Be Harmful
Priority should be given to timely removal of stents following recovery in patients who undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with biliary stent placement, according to UK researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Drive-by'FluFIT' Clinics May Boost CRC Screening During COVID Pandemic Drive-by'FluFIT' Clinics May Boost CRC Screening During COVID Pandemic
Drive-by clinics that offer fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) may be a good way to boost colorectal cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of a new pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AGA Practice Update: Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Cirrhosis AGA Practice Update: Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Cirrhosis
According to one study cited in the update, approximately 30% of patients with cirrhosis have comorbid obesity, and this figure may increase even further as the epidemic of NAFLD progresses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Linked to Risk for Cardiac Events, Cancer, FDA Warns Tofacitinib Linked to Risk for Cardiac Events, Cancer, FDA Warns
The FDA has alerted the public to an increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer risk associated with the Janus kinase inhibitor tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR).News Alerts (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

How Do Gut Bacteria Affect COVID-19 Severity? How Do Gut Bacteria Affect COVID-19 Severity?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Siew C. Ng about the importance of healthy gut bacteria and how a microbiome imbalance can affect COVID-19 risk and outcomesWebMD (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Defining Wellness in IBD Defining Wellness in IBD
Physicians treating patients with IBD typically focus on disease and symptom management along with quality of life measures, but the latter are not the final word on patient well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Incidence of Autoimmune Hepatitis May Be Rising Incidence of Autoimmune Hepatitis May Be Rising
From 2008 to 2016, the rising incidence of autoimmune hepatitis led to a 40% increase in point prevalence, reported lead author Mehul Lamba, MD, of Christchurch (New Zealand) Hospital and colleagues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Higher Dietary Fiber Tied to Lower Depression Risk in Young Women Higher Dietary Fiber Tied to Lower Depression Risk in Young Women
Higher fiber intake may be associated with decreased risk of depression in premenopausal women, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Risks Linked to Medications in IBD COVID-19 Risks Linked to Medications in IBD
Multicenter and population cohort studies suggest that patients with inflammatory bowel disease are not at unique risk of contracting COVID-19 or experiencing worse outcomes, with a few exceptions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Widespread Liver Disease Missed in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Widespread Liver Disease Missed in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Strikingly high prevalence rates of fatty liver disease, advanced fibrosis, and cirrhosis among patients with type 2 diabetes has led to calls for heightened awareness and screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' We're Only Safe if We're All Safe': Global COVID Vaccination'We're Only Safe if We're All Safe': Global COVID Vaccination
Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, talks about vaccines, optimal vaccine distribution in the US and across the globe, and why he's optimistic about COVID and future outbreaks.Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

' We're Only Safe if We're All Safe': Global COVID Vaccination'We're Only Safe if We're All Safe': Global COVID Vaccination
Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, talks about vaccines, optimal vaccine distribution in the US and across the globe, and why he's optimistic about COVID and future outbreaks.Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Should COVID-19 Vaccinations Be Mandatory? Some Think So Should COVID-19 Vaccinations Be Mandatory? Some Think So
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses situations where we may see COVID-19 vaccination mandates.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Bemarituzumab FIGHTs Gastric/GEJ Cancers, Improving Survival Bemarituzumab FIGHTs Gastric/GEJ Cancers, Improving Survival
Adding bemarituzumab to chemotherapy as first-line treatment for advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers improved survival over chemotherapy alone in the phase 2 FIGHT trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: HHS Releases New Strategic Plan Eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: HHS Releases New Strategic Plan
In an effort to counteract alarming trends in rising hepatitis infections, the HHS has developed and released its Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan 2021-2025.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Harold Bornstein, Trump's'Quirky' Longtime Physician, Dies at 73 Harold Bornstein, Trump's'Quirky' Longtime Physician, Dies at 73
Bornstein, evicted from Trump's circle in 2017, first made headlines when he issued a statement in 2015 saying,'Mr. Trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Harold Bornstein, Trump's'Quirky' Longtime Physician, Dies at 73 Harold Bornstein, Trump's'Quirky' Longtime Physician, Dies at 73
Bornstein, evicted from Trump's circle in 2017, first made headlines when he issued a statement in 2015 saying,'Mr. Trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Anorexia and Diarrhea Top GI Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients Anorexia and Diarrhea Top GI Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients
Patients with severe COVID-19 were significantly more likely than those with milder cases to have GI symptoms of anorexia and diarrhea, as well as abnormal liver function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

DOACs Look Safe in Elective Endoscopic Procedures DOACs Look Safe in Elective Endoscopic Procedures
The researchers examined data from 1,623 patients who underwent 1,874 endoscopic procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Risk of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Increased After Bariatric Surgery Risk of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Increased After Bariatric Surgery
After bariatric surgery, a person's risk of developing unhealthy drinking patterns is increased, regardless of whether or not they were unhealthy drinkers before having weight-loss surgery, new research in U.S. veterans shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Delays Are Deadly: 5- and 10-Year Data Cancer Treatment Delays Are Deadly: 5- and 10-Year Data
Longer time from diagnosis to definitive treatment after prostate, breast, lung, and colon cancer diagnosis was tied to higher mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue
The EndoRotor System (Interscope, Inc) facilitates resection and removal of necrotic tissue resulting from complications of acute pancreatitis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 25, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

ACG Issues First-Ever IBS Clinical Practice Guideline ACG Issues First-Ever IBS Clinical Practice Guideline
Advances in diagnostic testing and therapeutic options for irritable bowel syndrome has led the American College of Gastroenterology to develop the first-ever clinical practice guideline for managing the disorder.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
The RAPIDO trial shows that short-course radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy before surgery reduces disease-related treatment failure at 3 years over traditional approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alternative Therapy Plea May Be a Cry for Help Alternative Therapy Plea May Be a Cry for Help
Physicians should find out why patients want to try something different. The approved medication may not be working or they may feel lack of control.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GI Physicians Urge COVID-19 Vaccines for All IBD Patients GI Physicians Urge COVID-19 Vaccines for All IBD Patients
The frontrunner vaccine candidates do not have any replicating virus and are safe for immunocompromised people, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

IBD: Fecal Calprotectin's Role in Guiding Treatment Debated IBD: Fecal Calprotectin's Role in Guiding Treatment Debated
Experts lack consensus on what the concentration cutoffs should be for remission and when a colonoscopy is needed to confirm disease status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AASLD 2020: A Clinical News Roundup AASLD 2020: A Clinical News Roundup
' We chose papers that had the highest level of evidence, such as randomized controlled trials, controlled studies, and large datasets -- and some small datasets too,'said Tamar Taddei, MD, Yale Univ.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Combo DAA May Benefit Patients With Resistant HCV Genotype 3 Combo DAA May Benefit Patients With Resistant HCV Genotype 3
A meta-analysis of 34 research reports found that direct-acting antiviral (DAA) combo treatment can be effective in achieving sustained virologic response in patients with HCV genotype 3.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver-Related Deaths Decline After Medicaid Expansion Under ACA Liver-Related Deaths Decline After Medicaid Expansion Under ACA
About 1 year after Medicaid expansion began on Jan. 1, 2014, the rate of liver-related mortality in 18 states that took advantage of expanded coverage began to decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Opt-Out Policy Increased HIV/HCV Testing Opt-Out Policy Increased HIV/HCV Testing
Bundled opt-out HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing increased the percentage of syringe service program (SSP) clients who received HIV and HCV rapid tests at enrollment into the program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First Guidelines for Post-Op Opioids in Teens, Kids First Guidelines for Post-Op Opioids in Teens, Kids
The guidelines for postoperative opioid prescribing for younger patients suggest considering alternatives to opioids for pain control and thinking in terms of stewardship when opioids are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

HCV Care Can Learn a Thing or Two From the HIV Experience HCV Care Can Learn a Thing or Two From the HIV Experience
Patients with hepatitis C virus and HIV share some of the same treatment challenges, suggesting similar care models can be used for these conditions to improve rates of treatment adherence and success.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Semaglutide Shows Promise in NASH Phase 2 Study Semaglutide Shows Promise in NASH Phase 2 Study
"This bodes well for further study of semaglutide and is supported further by marked improvements in weight, glycemic control and lipid profile."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 14, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Life Expectancy Gap Persists for IBD Patients Life Expectancy Gap Persists for IBD Patients
Life expectancy increased for adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) over recent decades, but still remained lower than life expectancy for individuals without IBD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Study IDs Microbial Signature of Celiac Disease in Children Study IDs Microbial Signature of Celiac Disease in Children
Eleven operational taxonomic units of fecal bacteria were less abundant in children with celiac disease than in healthy children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

10 Highlights From ACG's'Virtually' Perfect Annual Meeting 10 Highlights From ACG's'Virtually' Perfect Annual Meeting
According to Dr David Johnson, this year's meeting didn't suffer from moving online, with an abundance of important research.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

DVT Screening, Early Treatment, Prevent PE in Necrotizing Pancreatitis DVT Screening, Early Treatment, Prevent PE in Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Ultrasound screening enabled identification and early treatment of extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), thereby preventing symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) in a single center trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer More Likely After First Acute Diverticulitis Colorectal Cancer More Likely After First Acute Diverticulitis
Acute diverticulitis, a leading cause of US hospital admissions, is associated with an increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a large population-based study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Prep: Overturning the Clear-Liquid Diet Colonoscopy Prep: Overturning the Clear-Liquid Diet
Dr David Johnson shares new data showing comparable outcomes for low-residue diets, a more patient-friendly means of bowel prep.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Linked to Reduced C Difficile Mortality Fecal Transplant Linked to Reduced C Difficile Mortality
Vancomycin followed by fecal microbiota transplant was associated with reduced Clostridioides difficile (C diff)-related mortality in patients hospitalized with refractory severe or fulminant C diff.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

C. difficile Linked to Surgery Risk in Pediatric Crohn's C. difficile Linked to Surgery Risk in Pediatric Crohn's
In pediatric Crohn's disease, a Clostridioides difficile infection detected within the first year after diagnosis is associated with a shorter time to first bowel resection surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a'Surprise Bill'Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a'Surprise Bill '
Nearly 1 in 8 commercially insured individuals who underwent an elective colonoscopy received'surprise'bills for out-of-network expenses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gastroenterologists Among the Most Likely to Adopt Telemedicine Gastroenterologists Among the Most Likely to Adopt Telemedicine
"Obviously, telemedicine has been around for many years, but the pandemic around COVID-19 has really changed the game. Something that had been getting gradual adoption really rocketed to the forefront."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Real-World Safety, Efficacy Found for Fecal Transplants Real-World Safety, Efficacy Found for Fecal Transplants
Ninety percent of patients treated with fecal microbiota transplantation recovered from C. difficile infections, with few serious adverse events, a study of registry data found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

' Paradigm Shift' in Gastric Junction Cancers With Nivolumab'Paradigm Shift' in Gastric Junction Cancers With Nivolumab
Nivolumab immunotherapy could soon be used in the first-line in gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers, improving the traditionally poor outcomes seen with chemotherapy, show latest trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news