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Elevated Liver Cancer, Death Rates With Chronic HBV Elevated Liver Cancer, Death Rates With Chronic HBV
Patients with immune-tolerant-phase chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, who are usually not considered for treatment, face an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and death, compared with treated immune-active-phase patients, researchers from Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk of Serious Liver Disease Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk of Serious Liver Disease
People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps
An artificial intelligence (AI) system was able to equal the performance of experienced endoscopists, and surpass that of novice endoscopists, in evaluating digital images of small ( (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Direct-acting Antivirals Cut Risk of Liver Cancer Direct-acting Antivirals Cut Risk of Liver Cancer
Eradicating hepatitis C virus (HCV) with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy reduces the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma by 71%, according to results of a large observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Lower Mortality in Alcoholic Cirrhosis Statin Use Tied to Lower Mortality in Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Heart Benefit of Alcohol Not Seen in NAFLD Heart Benefit of Alcohol Not Seen in NAFLD
Light to moderate drinkers may have a lower risk of heart disease than teetotalers, but a new study suggests this doesn't hold true in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Tryptophan Levels May Reflect IBD Activity Tryptophan Levels May Reflect IBD Activity
Tryptophan concentrations may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and serve as a potential biomarker of IBD disease activity, researchers in Germany suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Bowel-Prep Formula Cleans the Colon With Lower Fluid Volume New Bowel-Prep Formula Cleans the Colon With Lower Fluid Volume
A new 32-ounce polyethylene glycol-based bowel preparation, NER1006, provides adequate colon cleansing and reduces overall fluid intake by 32 ounces, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions
Which is the most effective probiotic for a specific gastrointestinal condition? What should be the duration of therapy? Sort out the options with this primer.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hypnosis: An Unexpected Treatment for GI Disorders Hypnosis: An Unexpected Treatment for GI Disorders
Hypnosis--or brain-gut therapy--may be the answer for patients with gastrointestinal disorders in whom other therapies have not helped.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Interview Source Type: news

DNA Flow Cytometry in Diagnosing Barrett's Esophagus Dysplasia DNA Flow Cytometry in Diagnosing Barrett's Esophagus Dysplasia
Flow cytometric analysis of DNA content using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, rather than fresh tissue samples, from patients with Barrett's esophagus can help in dysplasia diagnosis and risk stratification.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Reduces Outpatient Visits for IBD Patients Telemedicine Reduces Outpatient Visits for IBD Patients
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have fewer outpatient visits and hospital admissions when they use a telemedicine system for managing their care, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Higher Risk for Celiac Disease in Diabetic Children Higher Risk for Celiac Disease in Diabetic Children
Celiac disease (CD) is more common in young people with type 1 diabetes than in diabetes-free kids, although how often the two conditions occur together varies in different countries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Probiotics May Have Benefits for UC, but Not Crohn's Probiotics May Have Benefits for UC, but Not Crohn's
A probiotic called VSL#3 may be effective in inducing remission in active ulcerative colitis (UC), according to findings from a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fine-Tuning Hepatitis B Treatment Strategies Fine-Tuning Hepatitis B Treatment Strategies
Dr William Balistreri reviews new data on how to quantify--and reduce--the long-term risks of hepatitis B infections.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Strenuous Exercise Can Cause Significant GI Symptoms Strenuous Exercise Can Cause Significant GI Symptoms
Strenuous exercise can result in gastrointestinal injury and symptoms, according to the authors of a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Elbasvir-Grazoprevir Effective Against HCV in CKD Elbasvir-Grazoprevir Effective Against HCV in CKD
The fixed-dose combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir is safe and effective for treating chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to results from the C-SURFER study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients
Many black patients are screened by clinicians with low polyp detection rates, a red flag for poor-quality colonoscopy and missed cancer, the study authors note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Point-of-Care HCV RNA Test Shows Good Accuracy Point-of-Care HCV RNA Test Shows Good Accuracy
A point-of-care test that can detect active infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) from a finger-stick sample and provides results in less than two hours showed good sensitivity and specificity in a multicenter Australian study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Backing Off Surveillance for Barrett's Esophagus Possible Backing Off Surveillance for Barrett's Esophagus Possible
For patients with nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus findings on two or more consecutive endoscopies, it might be possible to increase the surveillance interval or stop altogether, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

' Fears Allayed' by Latest Infliximab Biosimilar Evidence'Fears Allayed' by Latest Infliximab Biosimilar Evidence
The biosimilar is noninferior to the originator infliximab in patients with stable Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory conditions, two studies demonstrate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Biosimilars Take Center Stage at Digestive Disease Week Biosimilars Take Center Stage at Digestive Disease Week
New phase 3 data comparing the efficacy and safety of infliximab with its biosimilar will be among the major research findings presented at Digestive Disease Week.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Managing Upper GI Bleeding Due to Portal Hypertension Managing Upper GI Bleeding Due to Portal Hypertension
Dr Rowan Zetterman examines new practice guidance for the diagnosis and management of patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Follow-up Colonoscopy After Positive Fecal Test: Timing Matters Follow-up Colonoscopy After Positive Fecal Test: Timing Matters
Delaying a follow-up colonoscopy more than 10 months after a positive FIT may increase patients'risk for any colorectal cancer and for advanced-stage colon cancer, a study has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Foodborne Illnesses Hit 24,000 Americans in 2016 Foodborne Illnesses Hit 24,000 Americans in 2016
The latest CDC data suggest Campylobacter and Salmonella were the top causes of foodborne illness in 2016. However, shifts in testing may be obscuring true patterns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Two HCV Drugs for Children FDA Clears Two HCV Drugs for Children
The FDA has approved sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and the combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (Harvoni) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in children aged 12 to 17 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Hepatitis B and C Linked to Parkinson's Hepatitis B and C Linked to Parkinson's
Clinicians should watch for neurologic symptoms in patients with a history of hepatitis, researchers suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

POEM for the Treatment of Achalasia POEM for the Treatment of Achalasia
A 62-year-old man has type III achalasia. The novel peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure offers a chance at relief. How is it performed?Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

C difficile: Why Good ID Advice Still Matters C difficile: Why Good ID Advice Still Matters
Dr Paul Auwaerter addresses some misunderstandings about the management of Clostridium difficile infection that he discovered during his time on a consultation service.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Evaluating Splenectomy in Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Evaluating Splenectomy in Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Annals of Surgery, examining whether there is any justification for performing splenectomy in patients with proximal gastric cancer.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

FDA: Avoid IBS Drug Viberzi in Patients With No Gallbladder FDA: Avoid IBS Drug Viberzi in Patients With No Gallbladder
Patients without a gallbladder have an increased risk for serious pancreatitis when taking eluxadoline.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

PPIs May Increase Risk for Chronic, Silent Kidney Damage PPIs May Increase Risk for Chronic, Silent Kidney Damage
Most patients who develop chronic kidney disease while taking proton pump inhibitors do not experience acute kidney problems first, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Bowel Disease Treatment Costs Ballooning Bowel Disease Treatment Costs Ballooning
Drug prices are fueling the rising expense of caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, but a leading gastroenterologist offers ways to address the challenge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Even Without PPI, Oozing Peptic Ulcers Rarely Rebleed After Endoscopic Hemostasis Even Without PPI, Oozing Peptic Ulcers Rarely Rebleed After Endoscopic Hemostasis
The rebleeding rate of oozing peptic ulcer bleeds (PUB) after successful endoscopic therapy is low, and 72 hours of IV proton pump inhibitor (PPI) does not lower the rate further, according to results of a large multinational randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver Disease and the Gut Microbiome Liver Disease and the Gut Microbiome
What role does the gut microbiome play in the development of liver injury and end-stage liver disease?Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

A 15-Year-Old Girl With Diarrhea and Abdominal Pain A 15-Year-Old Girl With Diarrhea and Abdominal Pain
A 15-year-old girl presents with intermittent diarrhea with associated abdominal pain for the past year. What's the diagnosis?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

IBD Patients Need Multidisciplinary Health Maintenance Team: Guideline IBD Patients Need Multidisciplinary Health Maintenance Team: Guideline
A variety of health maintenance issues faced by patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require joint management by the gastroenterologist and the primary care team, according to a new clinical guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Western Children Have Higher Rates of Subclinical Celiac Disease Western Children Have Higher Rates of Subclinical Celiac Disease
Celiac disease autoimmunity (CDA) - that is, the presence of antibodies against transglutaminase type 2 (TG2A) but no symptoms of the disease - is more common in Western than in non-Western populations, with ethnic differences already obvious in children, according to researchers in the Netherlands.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Bezlotoxumab Improves Standard Care in Recurrent C diff Bezlotoxumab Improves Standard Care in Recurrent C diff
Bezlotoxumab reduced the risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection vs placebo among patients receiving standard antibiotics in two phase 3 trials; safety data were similar.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Drugs Seek to Further Improve Outcomes in Hepatitis C New Drugs Seek to Further Improve Outcomes in Hepatitis C
At the recent Liver Meeting, the spotlight was on next-generation interferon- and ribavirin-free regimens. Dr William Balistreri highlights the most interesting results.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Gut Flora Metabolite Predicts Cardiac Events in ACS Patients Gut Flora Metabolite Predicts Cardiac Events in ACS Patients
One possible direction for this early research, say researchers, might be to see whether targeting the metabolite TMAO with diet intervention or agents that lower its levels will be protective.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Studies Highlight Increasing Prevalence of NAFLD/NASH New Studies Highlight Increasing Prevalence of NAFLD/NASH
Dr William Balistreri shows how recent data act as a wake-up call to this expanding public health issue, while also revealing some promising interventions.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Glasgow Blatchford May Be Best Scoring System for Upper GI Bleeding Glasgow Blatchford May Be Best Scoring System for Upper GI Bleeding
Among the five most widely studied risk scores for upper gastrointestinal bleeding, the Glasgow Blatchford score (GBS) appears best at predicting the need for hospital-based intervention or death, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Europe Clears Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic HBV Europe Clears Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic HBV
The efficacy of once-daily Vemlidy is similar to that of tenofovir disoproxil (Viread) with fewer bone and renal side effects, the company says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

' Clean' and Healthy Eating--What Does That Mean?'Clean' and Healthy Eating--What Does That Mean?
In this quick summary, Dr Bhargava reviews the many diet trends that swirl around on websites, blogs, and discussion boards. What do you need to know?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Colon Ischemia: Don't Miss This Colon Ischemia: Don't Miss This
Dr David Johnson reviews the optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies for ischemic colitis, particularly isolated right-sided colon ischemia, a disease not to be missed.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Top 11 Practice Changers in Gastroenterology: 2016 Top 11 Practice Changers in Gastroenterology: 2016
When there's so much good to choose from, you can't pick just 10. Dr David Johnson comments on what he considers this year's most important articles with the biggest impact on clinical practice.When there's so much good to choose from, you can't pick just 10. Dr David Johnson comments on what he considers this year's most important articles with the biggest impact on clinical practice.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Chronic Pancreatitis: Enzyme Replacement Effective Chronic Pancreatitis: Enzyme Replacement Effective
Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy was effective for chronic pancreatitis, a meta-analysis has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders Through Improved Sleep Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders Through Improved Sleep
An increasing body of evidence shows that restless nights can have a substantial impact on outcomes. Dr Johnson explains how to incorporate these findings into our patient management.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Slide/Lecture Presentation Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Safest Cancer Prevention for People With Colorectal Neoplasia Low-Dose Aspirin Safest Cancer Prevention for People With Colorectal Neoplasia
Among individuals with prior colorectal neoplasia, low-dose aspirin might be the safest choice for preventing colorectal cancer, though non-aspirin NSAIDs may be more effective, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news