Surveillance, Management of Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD Surveillance, Management of Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD
The American Gastroenterological Association provides 14 best practices regarding the prevention, detection, and management of colorectal dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Provide Framework for Safe Liver Transplantation for Nonresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases New Guidelines Provide Framework for Safe Liver Transplantation for Nonresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases
Growing interest in liver transplantation to treat nonresectable colorectal liver metastases prompted an international working group to develop consensus guidelines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

FLIP Panometry Tops HRM for Esophageal Motility Measurement FLIP Panometry Tops HRM for Esophageal Motility Measurement
Although high-resolution manometry is considered the standard method by which to evaluate esophageal motility, functional luminal imaging probe panometry now represents a novel method to do so.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bloating and Distention: How to Manage These Common Complaints Bloating and Distention: How to Manage These Common Complaints
Dr David Johnson shares with clinicians the tools to diagnose and treat these frustrating symptoms.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

The Role of Probiotics in Mental Health The Role of Probiotics in Mental Health
Researchers are uncovering the intricate ways our gut bacteria contribute to several mental health conditions, in the hopes of someday treating the mind through the stomach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Screening and Treating H. Pylori in Those at High Risk for Gastric Cancer Appears Cost-Effective Screening and Treating H. Pylori in Those at High Risk for Gastric Cancer Appears Cost-Effective
Screening for and treating Helicobacter pylori infection in those at high risk for gastric cancer is cost effective, a new modeling study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Has Higher GERD Risk Than Gastric Bypass Sleeve Gastrectomy Has Higher GERD Risk Than Gastric Bypass
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery have a higher risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with sleeve gastrectomy than with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a randomized controlled trial found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Vedolizumab Appears to Be Effective Maintenance Therapy in Crohn's Disease Subcutaneous Vedolizumab Appears to Be Effective Maintenance Therapy in Crohn's Disease
Subcutaneous vedolizumab appears to be an effective and safe maintenance therapy for some patients with moderate to severe active Crohn's disease, according to results of a phase-3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Blood Test Can Help Detect Early Stomach Cancer New Blood Test Can Help Detect Early Stomach Cancer
A blood test based on microRNA can help detect early-stage stomach cancer noninvasively, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Screen for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis in IBD? Screen for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis in IBD?
About 2% of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases will develop primary sclerosing cholangitis, with a higher prevalence in men than women, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

VARSITY: Better Outcomes With Vedolizumab Than Adalimumab in UC VARSITY: Better Outcomes With Vedolizumab Than Adalimumab in UC
In patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, treatment with vedolizumab leads to better histologic outcomes than treatment with adalimumab, according to findings from the VARSITY trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Climate Change Demands'Green' Endoscopy Climate Change Demands'Green' Endoscopy
With endoscopy potentially having one of the highest environmental impacts of any healthcare procedure, endoscopists must take steps to improve sustainability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New COVID-Related GI Symptoms Common in IBD Patients New COVID-Related GI Symptoms Common in IBD Patients
International registry data show new onset of GI symptoms is common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with COVID-19 regardless of IBD disease status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AGA Recommends Against Pre-endoscopy COVID Testing AGA Recommends Against Pre-endoscopy COVID Testing
The American Gastroenterological Association updated its guideline for pre-endoscopy SARS-CoV-2 testing, recommending against routine viral screening regardless of patient vaccination status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Stent Misdeployment During EUS-GE Is Not Infrequent But Manageable Stent Misdeployment During EUS-GE Is Not Infrequent But Manageable
Most instances of stent misdeployment in cases of endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy can be managed endoscopically, based on data from multiple tertiary care centers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Time to Increase Our Adenoma Detection Rates Is Now The Time to Increase Our Adenoma Detection Rates Is Now
Dr David Johnson explains why we must aim for aspirational adenoma detection rates well beyond what we've had in years past.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

High Success Rates With Down-Staging of Liver Cancer Prior to Transplant High Success Rates With Down-Staging of Liver Cancer Prior to Transplant
Down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplant based on UNOS criteria is successful most of the time using either chemoembolization or Y-90 radioembolization, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Saving Lives Must Not Be to the Detriment of the Planet Saving Lives Must Not Be to the Detriment of the Planet
Drs Evangelos Xynos and Antonino Spinelli, president and general secretary of the European Society of Coloproctology, explain why their organization is advocating for more sustainable surgery.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Survival Rates Lower for Black Liver Transplant Recipients Than for White, Hispanic Patients Survival Rates Lower for Black Liver Transplant Recipients Than for White, Hispanic Patients
Liver transplant survival rates are lower for Black recipients than for white or Hispanic patients, a new US study suggests, although the differences in mortality have shifted over time.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Early Infliximab Could Change the Course of Crohn's Disease Early Infliximab Could Change the Course of Crohn's Disease
Starting infliximab early after diagnosis boosts the chance of achieving endoscopic remission and reduces the development of stenosis over the next 2 years, report clinicians from Germany.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity Tied to Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Offspring Maternal Obesity Tied to Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Offspring
Obesity in a pregnant woman may raise the risk of colorectal cancer in her child, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ivosidenib for Bile Duct Cancer FDA Approves Ivosidenib for Bile Duct Cancer
Ivosidenib is the first targeted therapy approved for the treatment of IDH1-mutated cholangiocarcinomaFDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Should Microbiome Startups Promise to Improve Your Gut Health? Should Microbiome Startups Promise to Improve Your Gut Health?
A raft of startups are charging consumers hundreds of dollars to analyze the microbes in their gut and offer dietary advice based on the results.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Tool Predicts Pain Relief After Gallbladder Surgery New Tool Predicts Pain Relief After Gallbladder Surgery
Patients with gallstone-related pain do not always get pain relief when the gallbladder is removed, but a new decision tool can help predict which patients are likely to see their pain subside after surgery, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Dupilumab Eases Skin and GI Symptoms of Rare Immunodeficiency Syndrome Dupilumab Eases Skin and GI Symptoms of Rare Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Dupilumab appears to be effective not only for the skin inflammation but also the gastrointestinal symptoms related to STAT3 hyper-immunoglobulin E syndrome (STAT3-HIES), report clinicians from Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Should IBD Biologics Be Offered in Combination or as Monotherapy? Should IBD Biologics Be Offered in Combination or as Monotherapy?
Clinicians treating IBD face an abundance of options, limited clinical data, diminishing response rates, and concerns over immunogenicity. A new review attempts to provide some clarity amongst the confusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Some Antibiotics May Affect Immunogenicity in IBD Some Antibiotics May Affect Immunogenicity in IBD
The risk for antidrug antibodies during antitumor necrosis factor therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease may be reduced with the appropriate choice of antibiotics, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

At-Home Fecal Calprotectin Test for IBD Shows Real-World Efficacy At-Home Fecal Calprotectin Test for IBD Shows Real-World Efficacy
The first study of its kind revealed the testing to have high patient compliance and robust sensitivity, boosting hopes for the future of home monitoring in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Adalimumab Biosimilar on Par With Original in Crohn's Disease Adalimumab Biosimilar on Par With Original in Crohn's Disease
For patients with moderate to severe active Crohn's disease, the adalimumab biosimilar BI 695501 from Boehringer Ingelheim proved as safe and effective as the original, AbbVie's Humira, in the phase-3 VOLTAIRE-CD study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

More Aggressive Therapy Not Warranted for Early Onset Colorectal Cancer More Aggressive Therapy Not Warranted for Early Onset Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancers that develop before age 49 are similar clinically and biologically to CRCs that develop after age 50, according to the largest and most comprehensive evaluation of early onset versus average-onset CRC.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gastric Cardia Culprit in Barrett's Esophagus, Transformative Mechanism Identified Gastric Cardia Culprit in Barrett's Esophagus, Transformative Mechanism Identified
A series of lab experiments pinpointed the gastric cardia as the cellular origin of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and showed how undifferentiated BE cells can turn malignant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Preferable for Patients With IBD mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Preferable for Patients With IBD
Almost everyone with IBD who received one of the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States developed antibodies, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WTC Early Responders Have Higher Prevalence of Liver Disease WTC Early Responders Have Higher Prevalence of Liver Disease
The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) exposed responders to hepatoxic dust; those who arrived earliest at the disaster site may require special attention and treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Procedureless Intragastric Balloon May Cut Costs and Weight Procedureless Intragastric Balloon May Cut Costs and Weight
The novel obesity treatment was found to be a cost-effective step on the way to bariatric surgery, and may prove attractive for patients who wish to avoid surgery altogether.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Kids in Low-Income Countries More Likely to Die From Congenital GI Anomalies Kids in Low-Income Countries More Likely to Die From Congenital GI Anomalies
Children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are more likely than those in high-income countries to die from the most common gastrointestinal congenital anomalies, according to a large prospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity Tied to NAFLD in Offspring Maternal Obesity Tied to NAFLD in Offspring
Pregnant women with obesity are more likely than normal-weight pregnant women to have children who develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Clinical Practice Guideline: Vaccination in Patients With IBD Clinical Practice Guideline: Vaccination in Patients With IBD
The two-part clinical practice guideline covers both live and inactivated vaccines for adult and pediatric patients who have irritable bowel disease (IBD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AGA Update: Strategies to Improve Colonoscopy Quality AGA Update: Strategies to Improve Colonoscopy Quality
The quality of colonoscopy screening and surveillance is shaped by three parameters: safety, effectiveness, and value.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

IBD: COVID-19 Vaccination Still Effective in Immunosuppressed IBD: COVID-19 Vaccination Still Effective in Immunosuppressed
In a real-world setting, full vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 was more than 80% effective at reducing infection in people with inflammatory bowel disease who were taking immunosuppressive medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

MR Elastography Could Predict Cirrhosis in NAFLD MR Elastography Could Predict Cirrhosis in NAFLD
Liver stiffness measurement with magnetic resonance elastography may prove predictive of future cirrhosis risk in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 6, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19 Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19
Once patients recover from COVID-19, liver transplantation is a safe option with no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 recurrence, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lower Risk of Diabetes Certain Gut Bacteria Tied to Lower Risk of Diabetes
Greater gut microbial diversity and abundance of 12 types of butyrate-producing bacteria may hinder the development of type 2 diabetes, a population-based study in the Netherlands hints.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

H. Pylori May Hinder Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors H. Pylori May Hinder Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Helicobacter pylori decreased the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in mice and was associated with a less efficacious response to therapy in a retrospective study of nonsmall-cell lung cancer patients, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

C Diff Eradication Not Necessary for Clinical Cure C Diff Eradication Not Necessary for Clinical Cure
The findings support existing guidance not to test for presence of C difficile after treatment if the patient is asymptomatic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic'Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic '
Call for doctors in primary care, hepatology, obesity medicine, endocrinology, and diabetology to stop working in silos and develop multidisciplinary teams to tackle nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Antiviral Drug Promising Against HBV New Antiviral Drug Promising Against HBV
A hepatitis B virus core protein allosteric modulator appears safe and shows antiviral action in patients with chronic HBV infection, according to a small company-funded study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening
An antibody-based multitarget FIT for colorectal cancer screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared with the standard FIT test, report Dutch researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis Study Supports Chemopreventive Effect of Statins on Liver Cancer in NASH Cirrhosis
New research provides supporting evidence for chemopreventive effects of statins on hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rectal Diclofenac Likely Comparable to Rectal Indomethacin for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis Rectal Diclofenac Likely Comparable to Rectal Indomethacin for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis
An exploratory network analysis of post-retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) prophylaxis suggests that rectal diclofenac can be used interchangeably with rectal indomethacin to reduce costs, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis' Deadly Toll The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis' Deadly Toll
If undetected, infected pancreatic necrosis causes high rates of organ failure and mortality, which led a group of Finnish researchers to assess the key contributors to be on the lookout for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news