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

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

7 Takeaways From the AGA's New Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guidelines 7 Takeaways From the AGA's New Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guidelines
Dr David Johnson comments on the latest recommendations for the gastrointestinal evaluation of iron-deficiency anemia, which have practice-changing implications.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Infectious COVID-19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks Infectious COVID-19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks
Signs of active viral infection were found in stool samples even after patients tested negative with nasopharyngeal swabbing in a small pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dangers Behind Anti-maskers and Anti-vaxxers: How to Combat Both Dangers Behind Anti-maskers and Anti-vaxxers: How to Combat Both
Mask critics share some stark similarities with anti-vaccine activists. Experts warn growing alliances between the two movements could be dangerous.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Cell Phone Data to Predict COVID Cases -- Too'Big Brother'? Cell Phone Data to Predict COVID Cases -- Too'Big Brother'?
A recent study shows that cell phone monitoring can be a useful tool to predict new COVID hotspots. But could this be a slippery slope?Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Hirschsprung Disease: Overview Video Hirschsprung Disease: Overview Video
Hirschsprung disease is a type of congenital disease in which fecal movement is impaired, leading to colon blockage. Review key aspects of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment in this short video.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

AGA Releases Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guideline AGA Releases Iron-Deficiency Anemia Guideline
The seven recommendations aim to improve quality of care and reduce practice variability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why Biliary Atresia Demands Our Respect Why Biliary Atresia Demands Our Respect
Dr William Balistreri explains how interceding quickly can help limit the devastating effects of this rare disease in infants.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

When to Screen BRCA Carriers for Colorectal, Pancreatic Cancer When to Screen BRCA Carriers for Colorectal, Pancreatic Cancer
New guidelines illuminate how these mutations can increase risk, but the final decision requires our own judgment, according to Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Follow Through on Your First Suspicions Malpractice Case: Follow Through on Your First Suspicions
Medicine is full of mysteries, but acting diligently until a solution is reached is critical.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass for Kidney Protection? Gastric Bypass for Kidney Protection?
Obesity takes a toll on the kidney, but weight loss through medications and lifestyle is challenging. A study from Sweden suggests that gastric bypass surgery could help prevent renal decline.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

PPIs and COVID-19 Risk: A Closer Look at the Data PPIs and COVID-19 Risk: A Closer Look at the Data
Dr Darrell Gray discusses the strengths, limitations, and takeaways from this important new study.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead
Because of COVID-19, colonoscopies declined by nearly 90% in April of this year and colorectal cancer diagnoses dropped by more than 32%. Experts say colorectal cancer screening must be a priority.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Women Suffer Less NAFLD but More Advanced Fibrosis Women Suffer Less NAFLD but More Advanced Fibrosis
Given the higher risk of advanced fibrosis among women compared to men with NAFLD, it is plausible that cirrhosis and its complications may occur with greater frequency among women than in men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Half of Recommended Biopsies Can Detect Microscopic Colitis Half of Recommended Biopsies Can Detect Microscopic Colitis
The ASGE recommends two or more biopsy specimens from the right, transverse, left, and sigmoid colons; however, these recommendations were based on expert opinion rather than scientific evidence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Guidelines Reveal Probiotics' Limited Value for GI Conditions Guidelines Reveal Probiotics' Limited Value for GI Conditions
With some exceptions, the evidence to support probiotics is either weak or nonexistent, says Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Reopening Endoscopy Centers: Expert Advice Reopening Endoscopy Centers: Expert Advice
Drs Klaus Mergener, Carol Burke, and Joseph Vicari discuss the challenges they've faced in reopening their endoscopy centers during a pandemic and offer lessons for those doing the same.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to COVID-19 Risk Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to COVID-19 Risk
Use of proton pump inhibitors was associated with increased risk for COVID-19 in a large survey of US adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays
Months of delay in diagnosis of colorectal cancer could shorten survival, although more data are needed, according to expert analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Probiotics Lack Supporting Evidence for Most GI Conditions Probiotics Lack Supporting Evidence for Most GI Conditions
Probiotics have not been shown to be safe and effective for most gastrointestinal conditions, according to new publications from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

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 1, 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