12 Highlights You Should Know From DDW 2020 12 Highlights You Should Know From DDW 2020
Although the meeting went virtual this year, it still offered several studies with tangible benefits, according to Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 2, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Half of Gastroenterologists Feel Fairly Compensated Half of Gastroenterologists Feel Fairly Compensated
Gastroenterologists rank near the top in compensation, according to Medscape's annual survey. The specialty's gender gap in pay is half that for specialists overall.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GI Symptoms Should Not Prompt Routine Screening for SARS-CoV-2, Group Says GI Symptoms Should Not Prompt Routine Screening for SARS-CoV-2, Group Says
Gastrointestinal symptoms may be less common in COVID-19 than previously thought, so symptomatic patients without another reason for testing might not need testing for SARS-CoV-2, according to an American Gastroenterology Association rapid review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy
Gastroenterologists can safely return to elective procedures when adequate personal protective equipment is available, professional societies say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New York's Northwell Health Testing Potential Heartburn Treatment for COVID-19 New York's Northwell Health Testing Potential Heartburn Treatment for COVID-19
When Dr. Kevin Tracey of Northwell Health's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research got a call from a colleague who had been in Wuhan, China, seeing patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in January, his curiosity was piqued.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Reassuring Guidance for Managing IBD Patients During COVID-19 Reassuring Guidance for Managing IBD Patients During COVID-19
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are probably not at increased risk for the virus but still require careful monitoring, according to Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Financial Woes for GI Practices in the Face of COVID-19 Financial Woes for GI Practices in the Face of COVID-19
Community GI practices across the United States are experiencing financial distress in the face of COVID-19Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

IBD and COVID-19: Hold Certain Meds, AGA Advises IBD and COVID-19: Hold Certain Meds, AGA Advises
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who develop COVID-19 should stop taking thiopurines, methotrexate, tofacitinib, and biological therapies during the viral illness, according to the AGA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Toilets May Pose Risk for Spreading COVID-19 Toilets May Pose Risk for Spreading COVID-19
Dr David Johnson on the reasons why toilets may be one source of this mysterious disease's spread.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Strategies for US Gastroenterologists During the COVID-19 Pandemic Strategies for US Gastroenterologists During the COVID-19 Pandemic
New York is reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, so let's listen closely to the advice from five of its top gastroenterologists, says Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

New Guidance on the Endoscopic Removal of Colorectal Lesions New Guidance on the Endoscopic Removal of Colorectal Lesions
Dr David Johnson says the new USMSTF recommendations on how we should classify, remove, and surveil such lesions are'practice-changing. 'Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Fecal Evidence of COVID-19 Raises Transmission Concerns Fecal Evidence of COVID-19 Raises Transmission Concerns
Dr David Johnson explains why it's not just the respiratory tract we need to consider when trying to stem the spread of COVID-19.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

New Guidelines to Help You Manage Hereditary Hemochromatosis New Guidelines to Help You Manage Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Dr David Johnson on recent recommendations from the American College of Gastroenterology for diagnosing and treating this common genetic disorder.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Avoid Inflammatory Diets to Combat Diverticulitis Avoid Inflammatory Diets to Combat Diverticulitis
A recent prospective study gives us plenty of reason to discuss dietary interventions with our patients, says Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

When to Remove Colorectal Polyps?'Get Them When You See Them'When to Remove Colorectal Polyps?'Get Them When You See Them '
Dr David Johnson comments on how using cold snare upon polyp discovery reduces operative time and surgeon frustration.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Physician Practice Sales to Private Equity Doubled in 3 Years Physician Practice Sales to Private Equity Doubled in 3 Years
Anesthesiology practices accounted for the largest number of acquisitions, but other specialties haven't been spared.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Should Routine Colon Cancer Screening Start at 45, Not 50? Should Routine Colon Cancer Screening Start at 45, Not 50?
The increase in colorectal cancer among younger adults has led to debate about lowering the age at which to begin screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Drug for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA OKs New Drug for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Lactitol (Pizensy) is an osmotic laxative taken once daily for treatment in adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Making Upper GI Bleeding More Manageable Making Upper GI Bleeding More Manageable
Dr David Johnson comments on newly released guidelines to better assess and treat this commonly encountered condition.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

No Reduction in SSIs With Strict Surgical Attire Policy No Reduction in SSIs With Strict Surgical Attire Policy
Policies that mandate use of surgical jackets and bouffants in the operating room do not reduce the risk for surgical site infections, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

New UC Guidelines Preferentially Rank Biologics New UC Guidelines Preferentially Rank Biologics
New guidance for moderate to severe UC prioritizes early use of biologics after 5-ASA failure and preferentially ranks infliximab and golimumab as first-line options in biologic-na ï ve patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs First Treatment for Acute Hepatic Porphyria EMA Panel Backs First Treatment for Acute Hepatic Porphyria
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended marketing authorization for the first treatment for acute hepatic porphyria.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Gastroenterology: Medicine's New Cash Cow Gastroenterology: Medicine's New Cash Cow
Practice consolidation will only increase in 2020, experts say. For gastroenterologists, this trend comes with both financial opportunities and some soul searching.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Exercise Pill, Sex to Delay Menopause, Preserving Livers The Week That Wasn't: Exercise Pill, Sex to Delay Menopause, Preserving Livers
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Fee-for-Service: Dead or Clinging to Life? Experts Tell Fee-for-Service: Dead or Clinging to Life? Experts Tell
Many physicians strongly favor fee-for-service payments, despite payers pushing physicians to value-based reimbursement. It looks like fee-for-service is unlikely to disappear completely.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

5 Liver-Saving Strategies for the New Year 5 Liver-Saving Strategies for the New Year
Although the holidays can wreak havoc on the liver, patients can use simple interventions to modify their risk for the most common life-threatening liver diseases. Here's how.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Do PPIs Increase the Risk for Renal Damage or Mortality? Do PPIs Increase the Risk for Renal Damage or Mortality?
Dr Tejas Desai looks into the latest analysis on the potential adverse effects of proton pump inhibitors and asks whether de-escalation measures should be implemented.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Seven Practice-Changing Studies You Need to Know: ACG 2019 Seven Practice-Changing Studies You Need to Know: ACG 2019
Dr David Johnson on the cutting-edge science that caught his eye at this year's American College of Gastroenterology meeting, including a study on gastroenterologists'own health.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

5 Liver-Saving Strategies for the Holiday Season 5 Liver-Saving Strategies for the Holiday Season
Although the holidays can wreak havoc on the liver, patients can use simple interventions to modify their risk for the most common life-threatening liver diseases. Here's how.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting--What's the Key to Success? Intermittent Fasting--What's the Key to Success?
A recent study showed that time-restricted eating led to weight loss and improved metabolic parameters. But is it because of intermittent fasting or something else?Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Gastroenteritis Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Gastroenteritis
Continuous use of proton pump inhibitors was associated with acute gastroenteritis, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

From Licorice to Slippery Elm: What Works for GI Symptoms? From Licorice to Slippery Elm: What Works for GI Symptoms?
In the wake of recent concerns with ranitidine, Dr David Johnson shares the evidence (or lack thereof) for some popular alternative remedies that patients may turn to for upper GI diseases like reflux.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Will Smith's Colonoscopy Goes Viral, Sends Message Will Smith's Colonoscopy Goes Viral, Sends Message
With Will Smith recently showing his fans how routine the procedure is, Dr David Johnson reflects on the unparalleled value that celebrities can have in raising health awareness.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Easier-to-Clean Duodenoscope FDA Clears New Easier-to-Clean Duodenoscope
The Pentax Medical Video ED34-i10T2 is the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component that will reduce the number of parts that need to be cleaned and reprocessed between uses.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Liver Safety Concerns Over Opioid-like Supplement Kratom Liver Safety Concerns Over Opioid-like Supplement Kratom
With physicians increasingly reluctant to prescribe opioids, people are turning to dietary supplements, but not without consequences, researchers warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach
A new guidance statement from the American College of Physicians seeks to simplify colorectal cancer screening recommendations among average-risk adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACP: Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach ACP: Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach
A new guidance statement from the American College of Physicians seeks to simplify colorectal cancer screening recommendations among average-risk adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Don't'Go Backwards' on Colorectal Cancer Screening Don't'Go Backwards' on Colorectal Cancer Screening
A new clinical practice guideline challenges the validity of routine colorectal cancer screening beneath a certain risk threshold. Dr David Johnson advises caution about adopting its recommendations.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Exporting Medical Expertise: Teach a Team to Transplant Exporting Medical Expertise: Teach a Team to Transplant
How has teletechnology allowed US clinicians to expand their reach globally?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Gastrectomy May Be Preferable After Gastric-Cancer Chemo Laparoscopic Gastrectomy May Be Preferable After Gastric-Cancer Chemo
In patients with locally advanced gastric cancer, laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy appears to offer more short-term benefits than does open gastrectomy, according to Chinese researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Second Generic Zantac Recall Due to Contamination Concerns Second Generic Zantac Recall Due to Contamination Concerns
Apotex Corp has voluntarily recalled all pack sizes and formats of ranitidine tablets in the US on a'precautionary basis'after a probable carcinogen was found in other generic Zantac products.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

How to Gain 2 Pounds in 2 Weeks How to Gain 2 Pounds in 2 Weeks
A recent crossover design study examined the effects of two very different diets--with equally disparate results.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Inulin: Is This Commonly Used Fiber Additive Friend or Foe? Inulin: Is This Commonly Used Fiber Additive Friend or Foe?
Inulin has grown in popularity for its potential health benefits as a dietary fiber. But is the incorporation of inulin in processed foods to blame for frequent digestive discomfort?Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

New Reports Guide Screening for Pancreatic-Biliary Cancers New Reports Guide Screening for Pancreatic-Biliary Cancers
Dr David Johnson provides his key takeaways on two new evidence-based guidance documents for pancreatic cancer and hepatobiliary cancers in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Global Nutrition Crisis: What in the World Is Going On? Global Nutrition Crisis: What in the World Is Going On?
Dr William Balistreri on three recent Lancet reports that outline possible solutions to the converging crises of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 10, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Vaccine Blighted, Another in the Works Hepatitis C Vaccine Blighted, Another in the Works
The second-generation vaccine is being developed by one of the members of the research team that first discovered hepatitis C.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 10, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Vaccine Disappoints, Another in the Works Hepatitis C Vaccine Disappoints, Another in the Works
The second-generation vaccine is being developed by one of the members of the research team that first discovered hepatitis C.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 10, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Urges Transition to Disposable Duodenoscopes FDA Urges Transition to Disposable Duodenoscopes
The FDA wants to move away from using duodenoscopes with fixed endcaps to those with disposable components or to fully disposable duodenoscopes when they become available.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends All Adults Receive HCV Screening USPSTF Recommends All Adults Receive HCV Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that essentially all adults receive HCV screening, a major change from past risk-based recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Busting Some Popular Myths About EPI Busting Some Popular Myths About EPI
Dr David Johnson on the incorrect assumptions that continue to impair the treatment of this pancreatic condition.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news