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DAA Treatment for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma DAA Treatment for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:30:27 +0100

What factors need to be considered when using DAAs for HCV in patients with HCC? Review recent findings surrounding indications, efficacy and outcomes associated with DAA treatment in these patients.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Screening Intervals for People With Family Histories of CRC Screening Intervals for People With Family Histories of CRC

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:30:27 +0100

A new model found that for individuals with family histories of colorectal cancer, it's cost effective to gradually increase the screening interval--under certain circumstances.Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



CDC Warns Against Eating Any Kind of Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:08:37 +0100

American consumers are urged to stay away from salad for the time being, after an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against eating any kind of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads and hearts of the green, and any chopped salads or salad mixes that contain it, in its latest update on the E. coli outbreak. The warning, which expanded from a prior notice urging buyers to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, comes after new cases of E. coli were reported in Alaska. Alaska’s Department of Health & Social Services said eight inmates at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center contracted acute gastroenteritis in E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce...



Adding Allopurinol Safe, Effective in IBD (CME/CE)

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Option for those with thiopurine hypermethylation (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Patients with Medicaid or no insurance have lower survival versus those with private coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Medical News Today: How to make yourself fart

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0100

Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Experimental Drug Takes on Injury From Fatty Liver Experimental Drug Takes on Injury From Fatty Liver

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:29:43 +0100

An investigative human fibroblast growth factor 19 analog is in development to reduce markers of liver damage in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Australian father treats his daughters' Chron's disease by juicing cannabis... then gets raided by the government

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:53:34 +0100

(Natural News) Chron’s disease is a long-term, chronic health condition that affects 700,000 people in the United States and is the result of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Its symptoms can be mild or severe, and may include rectal bleeding, frequent and recurring diarrhea, significant weight loss, fever, abdominal pain and cramping, low energy and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Gut Bacteria Tx Holds Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease (CME/CE)

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Akkermansia muciniphila supplementation may become a new therapeutic option (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



FDA warns against endoscope connectors

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:51:46 +0100

The FDA yesterday warned healthcare providers against using endoscope connectors in more than one patient without reprocessing, saying it hasn’t seen any acceptable tests demonstrating their safety. The federal safety watchdog said the connectors, which are used in more than one patient for gastrointestinal endoscopies over the course of 24 hours, connect the endoscope to a water supply. The agency recommended that providers use connectors that prevent patient fluid back-flow into the ‘scope, either as a one-time use or reprocessed after every patient. Erbe USA is the only company marketing a 24-hour multi-patient use endoscope connector, the Erbeflo port connector, which does not have a back-flow preventer, the FDA said. “The FDA’s assessment has found that the rec...



OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:14:53 +0100

Does real-life data confirm the results of clinical trials regarding the efficacy and safety profile of this DAA regimen in patients with HCV infection and cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Opioid Use in GI Diagnoses vs Unexplained GI Symptoms Opioid Use in GI Diagnoses vs Unexplained GI Symptoms

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:02:30 +0100

How does the opioid prescription rate compare between patients with unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms and those with structural diagnoses?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Which pain medication is safest for arthritis patients?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Wiley) In a recent Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study, arthritis patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain plus a stomach acid-reducing medicine called esomeprazole had infrequent gastrointestinal side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Fibre deficiency: Dr Ranj recommends five foods to eat to lower risk of bowel cancer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

FIBRE is an important part of a person ’s diet and a deficiency could result in gastrointestinal upset. Not eating enough fibre can increase the risk of certain conditions like bowel cancer, but TV Ranj Singh recommends five foods you can eat to avoid a deficiency happening in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



FDA Warns About 24-Hour Multipatient Endoscope Connectors FDA Warns About 24-Hour Multipatient Endoscope Connectors

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:03:39 +0100

The FDA recommends against use of endoscope connectors that are labeled for use with multiple patients over the course of 24 hours without reprocessing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Immunotherapy Prolongs Hepatocellular Carcinoma Survival Immunotherapy Prolongs Hepatocellular Carcinoma Survival

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:03:22 +0100

The benefits of immunotherapy with cytokine-induced killer cells continue to be seen in a follow-up extension study of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Inhibit CXCR4 to Treat CRC and Pancreatic Cancer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:00:17 +0100

In this video, Dr. Douglas Fearon outlines ways that inhibiting CXCR4 may provoke an immune response to treat pancreatic and colorectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)



U.S. Dept. of HHS Says Secretary Azar Readmitted to Hospital U.S. Dept. of HHS Says Secretary Azar Readmitted to Hospital

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:50:54 +0100

HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been readmitted to the hospital for additional treatment and observation for diverticulitis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



You Asked: Is It Bad To Eat Foods That Give You Gas?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:02:41 +0100

Maybe it’s the hummus platter at your favorite Mediterranean restaurant, or the cauliflower-and-broccoli side at your supermarket. Most of us are aware of our problem foods—stuff we’d eat all the time if it didn’t make us so gassy. If you’ve ever wondered where that gas comes from and whether it’s bad for you, the answers may surprise you. “Gas is the byproduct of the activity of the gut microbiota that live in our large bowel,” says Jane Muir, an associate professor of gastroenterology and head of translational nutrition science at Monash University in Australia. The human gut is packed with trillions of bacteria, which are known collectively as the microbiome. Without these bacteria, your body couldn’t adequately break down and absorb...



Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:26 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Heavy use of opiates among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is tied to increased risk of premature all-cause death, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Standard Bariatrics closes Series A round of financing

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(CincyTech) Standard Bariatrics Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round. The size of the round is undisclosed. Standard Bariatrics' first device, the STANDARD CLAMP ™ , received FDA clearance in July 2017. It offers technical and clinical improvement to surgeons performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the most common and effective weight loss surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Short-Acting CCBs May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:54:12 +0100

Previous studies found calcium channel blockers could prevent pancreatic cancer, but have neglected to consider the effects of short-acting CCBs. (Source: CancerNetwork)



Poverty Harms Patients With Diabetes, Fatty Liver Poverty Harms Patients With Diabetes, Fatty Liver

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:21:31 +0100

When patients with diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease cannot consistently afford a healthy diet, the risk for advanced hepatic fibrosis is elevated, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



The Poop on House Mice: They Carry 'Superbugs'

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:15:21 +0100

Overall, the researchers found that between 3 percent and 14 percent of the mice carried bacteria that cause human gastrointestinal infections, depending on the specific bug. (Source: WebMD Health)



Males With BRCA Mutations Have Increased Risk of Certain Cancers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Increased incidence of malignant disease, specifically prostate, melanoma, pancreas, breast cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:32:11 +0100

We presented positive initial results in Crohn’s disease at the 2016 United European Gastroenterology meeting: six of the eight patients had seen a substantial reduction in their disease activity index scores, and three were in remission from the disease. As SetPoint looks ahead, several chronic disease areas are emerging as key bioelectronic medicine therapy targets, and our company is exploring a number of these. One of our preclinical programs explores bioelectronic medicine’s potential role as a treatment for MS.   New Target: Multiple Sclerosis In late 2017, SetPoint presented positive data from a study exploring the therapeutic effects of a bioelectronic medicine approach for MS at the European Committee and Americas Committee for Research and Treatment in Multiple Scleros...

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QoL in Adolescents With HCV Treated With Sofosbuvir+Ribavirin QoL in Adolescents With HCV Treated With Sofosbuvir+Ribavirin

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:15:32 +0100

How does treatment with DAAs and viral eradication affect health-related quality of life in adolescent patients with HCV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



HRQoL and Costs Associated With Eosinophilic Esophagitis HRQoL and Costs Associated With Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:15:32 +0100

This study evaluated the disease burden and the economic impact of eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic, immune-mediated disorder, for patients, their caregivers, and the healthcare system.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Vedolizumab-treated CD Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery Vedolizumab-treated CD Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:02:19 +0100

Biologic therapies are known to increase infection risk. How does vedolizumab impact the incidence of postoperative infectious complications among Crohn's disease patients?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Of mice and disease: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in NYC house mice

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health finds New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics. Findings appear in the journal mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Investigational Therapies Show Promise in HBV (CME/CE)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Agents offer early, but unsustained, antiviral activity (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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Truncation- and motif-based pan-cancer analysis reveals tumor-suppressing kinases

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

A major challenge in cancer genomics is identifying "driver" mutations from the many neutral "passenger" mutations within a given tumor. To identify driver mutations that would otherwise be lost within mutational noise, we filtered genomic data by motifs that are critical for kinase activity. In the first step of our screen, we used data from the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia and The Cancer Genome Atlas to identify kinases with truncation mutations occurring within or before the kinase domain. The top 30 tumor-suppressing kinases were aligned, and hotspots for loss-of-function (LOF) mutations were identified on the basis of amino acid conservation and mutational frequency. The functional consequences of new LOF mutations were biochemically validated, and the top 15 hotspot LOF residues wer...



Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose - Death Donors

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Outcomes similar for ODD recipients, recipients of organs from trauma - death, medical - death donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Hep C Treatments Save Care Costs if Administered Early Hep C Treatments Save Care Costs if Administered Early

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:07:52 +0100

The early initiation of a pan-genotypic regimen lowers the cost of future care, report health economists who say current policies that base access to treatment on disease stage might be short-sighted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Love Your Hair Color? You Have Over 100 Genes to Thank.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy Helps ID Barrett ’ s Regions

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

High agreement among reviewers seen in 80 percent of quadrants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Epstein - Barr virus EBNA2 protein binds to multiple loci of genome, increasing risk of 7 serious diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $ 500 Billion Annually

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $ 2,000 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Mixed Results with Novel Agent in PSC (CME/CE)

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- NGM282 didn't reduce ALP, but had other benefits in primary sclerosing cholangitis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Back to Work After Esophagectomy?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Only 40% had full occupational recovery by 1 year (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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Medical News Today: How to get rid of trapped gas

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0100

Gas pain can be uncomfortable, or so severe that it can interrupt daily activities. Luckily, plenty of simple home remedies can bring relief. Quitting smoking and avoiding certain foods may also help. Here, learn 20 easy ways to relieve mild to severe gas pain at home. We also address when a person should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Novel Non-Bile FXR Agonist Promising in PBC Patients

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Phase II trial interim analysis found dose-dependent response, good safety profile (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Biliary Fibrosis Stabilized with Obeticholic Acid

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Biopsy study supports anti-fibrosis properties of agent (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Intestinal Fortitude

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- The ins-and-outs of being a GI nurse (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Immunocompromised Patients Get Hep E Through Transfusions (CME/CE)

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Small study raises questions about screening blood products for HEV (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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A3AR Agonists May Help Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:44:59 +0100

A highly selective small molecule A3AR agonist blocked development of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic pain without interfering with anticancer effects. (Source: CancerNetwork)



For Pancreatectomy, High Volume Matters

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Results similar for robotic-assisted and laparoscopic approaches (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



' Well Done' Red Meat Linked to Liver Disease, Insulin Resistance'Well Done' Red Meat Linked to Liver Disease, Insulin Resistance

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:20:51 +0100

People who eat lots of processed and red meat are at increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, especially if they like their steak well done, an Israeli study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:54:54 +0100

What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the president of the International Society of Endomicroscopy. He first noticed the new structure in the clinical arena, which is somewhat unusual these days. Don't...



Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:11:00 +0100

Primary sclerosing cholangitis is progressive, and there is no known therapy to prevent cirrhosis, liver transplant, or progression to cancer, but a new investigation suggests statins might help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Hepatitis C Symptoms Can Persist After Cure (CME/CE)

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Cryoglobulins observed 2 years after sustained virologic response (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Autoimmune Hepatitis Linked to Adverse Birth Outcomes (CME/CE)

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- But no clear association between immunosuppression, birth outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Adherence to ACS Guidelines Linked to Survival in Colon Cancer

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Lower risk of death, improved disease - free survival for ACS guideline score of 5 to 6 versus 0 to 1 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



' Alarming' New Numbers on Bacterial Infection in Cirrhosis'Alarming' New Numbers on Bacterial Infection in Cirrhosis

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:41:35 +0100

One-third of infections in cirrhotic patients around the world are caused by multidrug-resistant organisms, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Statins May Help in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (CME/CE)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Patients on anti-cholesterol drug seen at reduced risk of mortality (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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Combo HCV Tx Effective in Real-World Settings (CME/CE)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:15:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Two studies found therapy safe, effective in patients outside clinical trials (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Earlier HCV Tx May Lower Complication Rate, Save Money (CME/CE)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:15:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Modelling study supports easing liver fibrosis score-access restrictions (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:15:27 +0100

Night owls also had more health problems -- twice the risk of psychological disorders, 30 percent more risk of diabetes, 25 percent increased risk of neurological problems, 23 percent higher risk of gastrointestinal disorders and 22 percent increased risk of respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)



Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety After CRC

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Older age, being male linked to less anxiety, more depression; less anxiety, depression with marriage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Medical News Today: What causes a volvulus?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0100

A volvulus occurs when part of the small or large intestine twists, causing a dangerous blockage. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms in both adults and children, as well as how a volvulus is treated. We also look at what complications can occur, including sepsis, short bowel syndrome, and death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Algorithms Used to Identify DILI in Health Record Databases Algorithms Used to Identify DILI in Health Record Databases

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:14:56 +0100

How accurate are current algorithms used to detect drug-induced liver injury in healthcare databases? Which criteria contribute to improved accuracy?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Long-term Efficacy, Safety of Ustekinumab in Refractory CD Long-term Efficacy, Safety of Ustekinumab in Refractory CD

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:14:56 +0100

This study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of ustekinumab in anti-TNF refractory Crohn's disease patients.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Fighting'Nightmare Bacteria': Clin Onc News Report

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, study shows inhibitor lowers cancer-linked VTE (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Recognized for Quality Care

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:12:34 +0100

Image Description Duke Regional Hospital is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for high standards of care in weight loss surgery. Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryAdjustable gastric bandingAdolescent weight loss surgeryDuodenal switchRevisional proceduresRoux-en-y gastric bypassSleeve gastrectomyVBLOC therapy Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)



You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:08:42 +0100

Your body can heal itself, which is pretty miraculous when you sit back and think about it. If you suffer a cut or infection—or if a disease, allergen or virus finds its way into you—your immune system reacts by sending specialized white blood cells to the affected area. These white blood cells can repair damage, stop the spread of infection or illness and in some cases eradicate the intruder. This whole response is called inflammation. “Inflammation is an activation of cells and cell-derived components that have the job of fighting invasions, and in some cases just sponging up or clearing out damaged cells,” says Valter Longo, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California and author of The Longevity Diet, a book that partly explores in...

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Phosphine exposure among emergency responders - Amarillo, Texas, January 2017 - Hall EM, Patel K, Victory KR, Calvert GM, Nogueira LM, Bojes HK.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:24:09 +0100

Phosphine is a highly toxic gas that forms when aluminum phosphide, a restricted-use pesticide* typically used in agricultural settings, reacts with water. Acute exposure can lead to a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)



Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



The Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure: Every Rose Has Thorns The Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure: Every Rose Has Thorns

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:14:56 +0100

This review examines not only the health benefits to the individual but also the associated public health benefits that come with HCV cure via DAAs.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Phenotype and Natural History of Elderly Onset IBD Phenotype and Natural History of Elderly Onset IBD

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:04:20 +0100

What are the phenotypic characteristics of elderly-onset inflammatory bowel disease? Should management differ from that of younger persons?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Autofluorescence vs Chromoendoscopy for Dysplasia Surveillance in UC Autofluorescence vs Chromoendoscopy for Dysplasia Surveillance in UC

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:36:12 +0100

Autofluorescence imaging is inferior to chromoendoscopy for detecting neoplasms in patients with long-standing ulcerative colitis (UC), according to results from the FIND-UC trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)

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Pro Rugby Players Prove Athletes' Guts are Different (CME/CE)

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Microbiomes more diverse than in regular folks (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



RedHill revenues up 31 percent in Q4

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:10:08 +0100

RedHill Biopharma's revenues continue to climb after starting U.S. promotional activities for two gastrointestinal products in June and September.  That's as the Tel-Aviv, Israel-based company continues to build up its U.S. commercial operations based in Raleigh. Net revenues were $2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, up 31 percent over the third quarter, RedHill (Nasdaq: RDHL) reported Monday. The company stated that it “expects cont inued quarter over quarter net revenue growth.”  As… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 4/7/18

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/7/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Timothy Curry, education program director at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, discusses pharmacogenomics testing. Dr. Curry?is joined by?Dr. Michael Stephens, division chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic, to share how his own pharmacogenomics testing revealed some surprising results. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)



Pro Rugby Players Prove Athletes ’ Guts are Different (CME/CE)

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 20:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Microbiomes more diverse than in regular folks (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



HCV Screening: Important for Rheumatology Patients

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 22:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Cassandra Calabrese, DO, shares her experiences (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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Medical News Today: Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0100

A bubbling or gurgling feeling in the chest may have many possible causes. Causes could include asthma, atrial fibrillation, bronchitis, a collapsed lung, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or in rarer cases, a lung tumor. Learn more about the possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



New recommendations for endoscopic eradication therapy in Barrett's esophagus

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) A new guideline by the ASGE Standards of Practice Committee offers evidence-based recommendations and clinical guidelines addressing key issues related to Endoscopic Eradication Therapy (EET) in the management of Barrett's esophagus (BE)-related lesions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Enrollees have more chronic conditions, health care use versus other privately insured individuals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:21:27 +0100

The hepatitis C epidemic that started in the 1950s infected many patients who are now developing end-stage liver cancer, and the number of cases is growing, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Celiac Disease in Later Life Must Not Be Missed Celiac Disease in Later Life Must Not Be Missed

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:14:51 +0100

Celiac disease may manifest at any age. How prevalent is it in older persons, and how might symptoms present?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Exercise to Prevent Cirrhosis in Overweight and Obese Adults Exercise to Prevent Cirrhosis in Overweight and Obese Adults

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:14:51 +0100

Learn more about the preventive role of exercise against the development of cirrhosis among overweight or obese adults.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Genetic link to IBS identified in women

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Karolinska Institutet) New research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden links certain DNA variants to increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. The findings, published in the scientific journal Gastroenterology, might help explain why IBS is more common in women than in men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Female GI Docs Earn Less: Gastro and Endo News Report

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 02:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, stents preferred for repairing esophageal perforations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)



International Liver Congress (ILC) International Liver Congress (ILC)

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:40:21 +0100

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ILC 2018.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



ID Break: Preprints for Outbreaks; HIV and Insurance; Ebola Biomarkers

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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Law student's weight plummeted to 6st 6lbs after gastroparesis

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:29:07 +0100

Chloe Hampton, 21, from west London, who started enduring hours of abdominal pain and nausea two years ago, was unable to keep her food down, leaving her weak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Medical News Today: Six reasons your breath might smell like poop

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0100

Bad breath is often a simple, temporary problem. However, breath that smells like feces, or poop, may indicate a medical condition. These may range from a sinus infection to a bowel blockage. Here, we look at six common causes of bad breath that smells like poop. We also discuss treatments and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Early Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Tied to Gastroschisis

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:00:35 +0100

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Alcohol consumption early in pregnancy may be a risk factor for the development of gastroschisis in neonates, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal& Neonatal Medicine. Jean R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Liver Stiffness Measurement-Based Approach for HBV Liver Stiffness Measurement-Based Approach for HBV

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 04:15:21 +0100

Decline of liver stiffness from baseline after 1 year of antiviral therapy for HBV infection may reflect remission of liver inflammation and fibrosis.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



IFN-free Chronic HCV Therapy With DAAs and Risk for HCC IFN-free Chronic HCV Therapy With DAAs and Risk for HCC

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 04:15:21 +0100

Does IFN-free therapy with direct-acting antivirals alter the short-term risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Better Outcomes After End-to-End Ileocecal Anastomosis in Crohn's Better Outcomes After End-to-End Ileocecal Anastomosis in Crohn's

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:12:11 +0100

Following intestinal resection in Crohn's disease, end-to-end ileocecal anastomosis (ETEA) is associated with better outcomes than is side-to-side anastomosis (STSA), according to a registry study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non - Donor Decision Families

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Families making decision not to donate relative's organs experience lower quality communication (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



March 2018 Briefing - Gastroenterology

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:15:07 +0100

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for March 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Potential of manipulating gut microbiome to boost efficacy of cancer immunotherapies

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The composition of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract may hold clues to help predict which cancer patients are most apt to benefit from the personalized cellular therapies that have shown unprecedented promise in the fight against hard-to-treat cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 22:35:04 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: March 23-29 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

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Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 23:42:00 +0100

The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs were reported to be:DenTek® OraMoist®, pH 2.9Cotton Mouth Lozenges®, pH 3.1MedActive® Oral Relief Lozenges, pH 3.2Hager Pharma Dry Mouth Drops, pH 4.4...



Applied Medical touts surgical GI wound protector study data

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:14:43 +0100

Applied Medical this week released results from a meta-analysis study of wound protectors used during lower gastro intestinal procedures, touting their ability to reduce surgical site infections. Results from the study were published this month in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, the Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based company said. Data from the analysis, which examined 12 randomized controlled trials with 3,029 participants, indicated that use of wound protectors like the company’s Alexis system significantly reduced rates of SSI patients undergoing lower GI surgery. Furthermore, SSI rates were reduced by 63% when clinicians used dual-ring wound protectors, as compared to single wound-protectors, Applied Medical said. The company touted the analysis as the only such published study...



Resting Heart Rate May Predict Colon Cancer Recurrence

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Highest rates 5 years after curative treatment'meaningful'independent risk factor (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:00:22 +0100

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients and those without prior knee injury, according to a study published recently in Seminars in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)