Vitamin D and Inflammatory Bowel DiseasesVitamin D and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Are patients with a vitamin D deficiency at an increased risk for developing IBD, and does it also contribute to more severe disease? This new study examines the connection. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 20, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hip Fractures Increase With Chronic Intestinal Damage in CDHip Fractures Increase With Chronic Intestinal Damage in CD
Patients with celiac disease who have persistent intestinal damage are at increased risk for hip fracture. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 20, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Regimen for Elderly Patients With mCRCNew Regimen for Elderly Patients With mCRC
Dr. David Kerr reports on a study in which bevacizumab/capecitabine significantly improved PFS in patients at least 70 years old with advanced colorectal cancer. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 17, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Diverticulitis Surgery Often Avoidable, New Standard Needed Diverticulitis Surgery Often Avoidable, New Standard Needed
Diverticulitis surgery is avoidable in many patients and may not improve chronic symptoms in others, according to a systematic review, which suggests that current guidelines should be updated. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 16, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Treatment of Ulcerative ColitisTreatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Since some medications, such as anti-TNF agents, work better than others in ulcerative colitis, how can clinicians best tailor treatments for their patients? Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 16, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Subcuticular Sutures vs Staples After Open GI SurgerySubcuticular Sutures vs Staples After Open GI Surgery
Commentary on a study assessing wound complications with subcuticular sutures vs staples for skin closure after open gastrointestinal surgery, published in September 2013 in the Lancet. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 16, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

HCV Therapy: High Rate of Viral Clearance, No InjectionsHCV Therapy: High Rate of Viral Clearance, No Injections
Results of 2 new studies of all-oral HCV regimens indicate that sustained response is possible without the use traditional interferon therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 16, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Kind of Gastric Tumor Is This?What Kind of Gastric Tumor Is This?
A challenging case, with an operative video, presents a woman with a gastric tumor of unknown type. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 15, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Rotavirus Vaccines Carry Low Risk for IntussusceptionRotavirus Vaccines Carry Low Risk for Intussusception
Data from 2 US surveillance studies suggest that the risks for intestinal obstruction from currently available rotavirus vaccines are far outweighed by the benefits. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 15, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Intensive Monitoring Helps Spot Colorectal Cancer RecurrenceIntensive Monitoring Helps Spot Colorectal Cancer Recurrence
After surgery for colorectal cancer, regular monitoring with either carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing or CT is effective for detecting recurrences and there is no advantage in combining the two. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 14, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hard Evidence for Second-Line Chemo in Gastric CancerHard Evidence for Second-Line Chemo in Gastric Cancer
Dr. David Kerr reports on a Korean meta-analysis that clearly supports use of second-line chemotherapy in locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer at the time of relapse. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 14, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: More Affordable Treatment PossibleHepatitis C: More Affordable Treatment Possible
Production of antiviral drugs for patients with hepatitis C can be done more cost-effectively, making treatment more affordable to patients in developing countries, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 13, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Barrett's EsophagusBarrett's Esophagus
What do clinicians understand about the epidemiology of Barrett esophagus, and how does that knowledge guide them as they proceed with diagnosing and treating the disease in their patients? Gut (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 11, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ondansetron May Ease Irritable Bowel SymptomsOndansetron May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Ondansetron relieved some of the most annoying symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), in a randomized trial from the UK. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 8, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Diverticular DiseaseDiverticular Disease
What does the newest research tell us about the pathophysiology of diverticular disease, and how it is best diagnosed and managed? This new article sheds some light. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 6, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cinnamon Might Help in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver DiseaseCinnamon Might Help in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Cinnamon may help remedy lipid profiles and have therapeutic benefits in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a new Iranian trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis: Predictors of Response to InfliximabUlcerative Colitis: Predictors of Response to Infliximab
Understanding the predictors of response to infliximab in patients with ulcerative colitis will be helpful for clinicians in improving therapeutic outcomes. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

PPI Therapy in Eosinophilic EsophagitisPPI Therapy in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
What does the latest research tell us about the effect of PPIs on eosinophilic esophagitis? Are they recommended? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 2, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pathogenesis of Ulcerative ColitisPathogenesis of Ulcerative Colitis
Do intestinal IgG plasma cells contribute to the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis? This new study investigates. Gut (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 29, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Thalidomide Induced Remission in Early-Onset Crohn's DiseaseThalidomide Induced Remission in Early-Onset Crohn's Disease
Thalidomide induced remission in children and adolescents with treatment-refractory Crohn's disease in 8 weeks in a small randomized trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

PPIs May Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk in Barrett's EsophagusPPIs May Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus
Patients with Barrett's esophagus who used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had a lower risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, in a systematic review and meta-analysis of seven observational studies. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Hepatitis C Treatment Sofosbuvir for EU CHMP Recommends Hepatitis C Treatment Sofosbuvir for EU
The first-in-kind antiviral would allow for the first all-oral interferon-free treatment option for some patients with chronic hepatitis C. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 23, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

The Next Wave of Agents for Treatment of Hepatitis CThe Next Wave of Agents for Treatment of Hepatitis C
The newest antiviral agents for treatment of hepatitis C virus infection might bring new treatment strategies. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 21, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Clinical Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant SalmonellaClinical Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella
Which patients are most vulnerable to serious illness with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella? CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 21, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Top 10 Highlights From ACG 2013Top 10 Highlights From ACG 2013
Dr. David Johnson presents his top 10 key scientific presentations from this year's American College of Gastroenterology meeting in San Diego. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 19, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Celiac Risk Climbs If Gluten Is Introduced After Age 6 MonthsCeliac Risk Climbs If Gluten Is Introduced After Age 6 Months
Introduction of gluten after six months of age is associated with an increased risk of celiac disease, researchers from Norway report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 15, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Busy Endoscopists and Celiac Disease GuidelinesBusy Endoscopists and Celiac Disease Guidelines
Busy endoscopists are less likely than others to obtain the four duodenal biopsies called for in celiac disease guidelines, according to a new report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 1, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Perils and Pitfalls of Long-term Effects of PPIsPerils and Pitfalls of Long-term Effects of PPIs
PPIs are associated with adverse effects such as thrombocytopenia, rhabdomyolysis, and acute interstitial nephritis. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 27, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Most Celiac Disease Patients Interested in MedicationMost Celiac Disease Patients Interested in Medication
Most patients with celiac disease would like to have medication for their condition, according to results of a survey. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 16, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Management of Eosinophilic EsophagitisManagement of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
What are the optimal strategies for diagnosing and managing eosinophilic oesophagitis? Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 4, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Malpractice Suits for Postcolonoscopy CancerMalpractice Suits for Postcolonoscopy Cancer
How common are malpractice cases alleging negligent performance of colonoscopy and how easy are they to win? This new article takes a look at the issues. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 7, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Only Predictor of Treatment in Patients With Chronic HCVThe Only Predictor of Treatment in Patients With Chronic HCV
Is knowledge of infection the only predictor of treatment in patients infected with chronic hepatitis C? This new study explains. Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 24, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Colon Capsule Endoscope for Ulcerative ColitisColon Capsule Endoscope for Ulcerative Colitis
How effective are second-generation colon capsule endoscopes at evaluating the severity of mucosal inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis? Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 22, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Past Colon Cancer Tied to Future Cancer RisksPast Colon Cancer Tied to Future Cancer Risks
People who have had colon cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with another cancer than those with no history of the disease, a new study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 16, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Infliximab Effective for Rescue in Steroid-Refractory ColitisInfliximab Effective for Rescue in Steroid-Refractory Colitis
Infliximab is effective rescue therapy - both short- and long-term - for a steroid-resistant attack of ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a Swedish study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 12, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fiber and Functional Gastrointestinal DisordersFiber and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
How does dietary fiber affect the gastrointestinal system? The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 3, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screening Tied to Better OutcomesColon Cancer Screening Tied to Better Outcomes
People who are diagnosed with colon cancer after routine colonoscopies tend to have better outcomes and less advanced cancers than people diagnosed based on symptoms Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 21, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blood Tests Diagnose Fibrosis, Cirrhosis in Chronic Hepatitis CBlood Tests Diagnose Fibrosis, Cirrhosis in Chronic Hepatitis C
Several blood tests, alone and in combination, can diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related fibrosis or cirrhosis, a systematic review indicates. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 4, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Impedance Testing Reveals Non-Acid Reflux as Cause of CoughImpedance Testing Reveals Non-Acid Reflux as Cause of Cough
In some patients, a specific type of impedance testing can diagnose gastroesophageal reflux as a cause of chronic cough when standard tests would miss it, researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 31, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Coffee Consumption and Risk of Liver CancerCoffee Consumption and Risk of Liver Cancer
What does the latest scientific evidence say about the connection between coffee consumption and liver cancer? Does it offer protective benefits? BMC Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 23, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Empirical C. difficile Therapy May Lead to False-Negative TestsEmpirical C. difficile Therapy May Lead to False-Negative Tests
Empirical therapy for Clostridium difficile may result in false-negative findings when tests are done to diagnose the infection, a prospective study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 21, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Survival After Colorectal Cancer Surgery With Peridural AnalgesiaSurvival After Colorectal Cancer Surgery With Peridural Analgesia
Peridural analgesia administered during colorectal cancer resection and postoperatively is associated with improved long-term survival rates, researchers in Germany report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 8, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: An Immune LinkCeliac Disease and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: An Immune Link
What do scientists know about the connection between celiac disease and primary biliary cirrhosis, and how does this knowledge translate into treatement strategies for both diseases? Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 3, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Early HCV Response With Peg-Interferon Alpha-2a vs -2bEarly HCV Response With Peg-Interferon Alpha-2a vs -2b
Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are more likely to have an early response to pegylated interferon alpha-2a than alpha-2b, a new meta-analysis has found. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 3, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Top 10 GERD GuidelinesTop 10 GERD Guidelines
Dr. David Johnson presents his top 10 out of the new guidelines for diagnosing and managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from the American College of Gastroenterology. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 30, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Iron Intake and QoL in Patients With IBDIron Intake and QoL in Patients With IBD
Iron deficiency is common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. How does dietary iron intake impact quality of life in these patients? Nutrition and Metabolism (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 29, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Thickening the Alphabet Soup: The Emergence of Hepatitis EThickening the Alphabet Soup: The Emergence of Hepatitis E
Everything you never knew about hepatitis E. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 27, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Biliary Stents Safe Before Pancreatic ResectionBiliary Stents Safe Before Pancreatic Resection
Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are safe for biliary drainage before surgery for pancreatic cancer, a retrospective study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 18, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

The Management of Refractory Celiac DiseaseThe Management of Refractory Celiac Disease
What is the best way to treat refractory celiac disease in patients that don't respond to gluten withdrawal? This new study discusses. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 15, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Probiotics in the Management of IBS and IBDProbiotics in the Management of IBS and IBD
This new study investigates the effect of probiotics on both IBS and IBD. Do they help to treat 1 or both of these gastrointestinal diseases? Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 15, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news