Gastroenterology News

Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later
More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Aspirin Use May Reduce Cancer, All-Cause Mortality in Seniors
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Outcomes of Hep C Screening Intervention Examined
Continuous PPI Use May Increase Risk for Acute Gastroenteritis
Diet Pill, Laxative Use in Women Tied to Later Eating Disorder Dx
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Cancer Patients With Obesity Show Poorer Psychosocial Health
Nutritional Deficiencies ID'd in Teens After Bariatric Surgery
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Policies Limit Medicaid Payment for Transplant in Alcoholic Liver Disease
H. Pylori Infection Must Be Wiped Out to Cut Gastric Cancer Risk
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Comorbidities Before, After Diagnosis
Incidence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Increasing
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House
Childhood Episode of Pancreatitis May Up Risk for Diabetes Later
Treatment Response Rates High for Seniors With Hep C Infection
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Four Studies Look at Global Burden of Digestive Diseases
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib
Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients Often Undervaccinated
Patients With Cirrhosis Have Considerable Financial Burden
Chemical Analysis Links Kratom to Cases of Severe Liver Injury
Cancer Risk Halved With Bariatric Surgery-Linked Weight Loss
Tx Choice for T2DM in Obese Teens Tied to Later Kidney Disease Risk
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Sleeve Gastrectomy Benefits Patients With BMI <35 kg/m²
Fecal Microbiota Transplant Cuts Bloodstream Infection in C. diff
Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients May Lower Cancer Risk
CRC Screening Recommended for Average-Risk Adults Age 50 to 75
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
Risk for Birth Defects Not Increased With Adalimumab
ACS: Outcomes Worse With Delay in Performing Cholecystectomy
Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for Skin Cancer
Survey Reveals Many Americans Lack Cancer Prevention Knowledge
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Patients Should Restart Blood Thinners After GI Bleed
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
AAP: Greater Access to Bariatric, Metabolic Surgery Urged for Youth
Family Involvement Cuts Postop Delirium in Older Patients
Poor Health Literacy Tied to More Hardships Among Cancer Survivors
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk Should Drive Screening
ASA: Enhanced Recovery Program Cuts Opioid Use After Colorectal Surgery
Recommendations Updated for Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding
Zantac Recalled by Sanofi
Prediagnostic Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Death Risk
Quality Improvement Program Lowers Prolonged Steroid Use With IBD
Surgery May Be Best Option for Some With Refractory Heartburn
Risk for Cancer Incidence, Mortality Increased With Psoriasis
Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden
Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease
Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop
Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Cancer Incidence
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
American Airlines Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Low-FODMAP Diet Relieves Gut Symptoms for More IBD Patients
Hepatitis C Virus Infection Rates Up for Women Giving Birth
Triplet Tx Ups Survival in BRAF V600E-Mutated Colorectal Cancer
Enhanced Recovery Program Aids Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Chronic Diarrhea
Elderly Who Start Thiopurine Tx for IBD Have Higher Risk for AEs
CVS Halts Sales of OTC Zantac
Mavyret Approved as 8-Week Treatment for Hep C, Compensated Cirrhosis
Low Cancer Suspicion Tied to Delay in CRC Referral in Primary Care
DPP4 Inhibitors Do Not Up Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Mental Health Service Use Up After Bariatric Surgery
SBRT Shortens Tx for Prostate Cancer Without Greater Toxicity
Recommendations Developed for Evaluating Chronic Diarrhea
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
Vedolizumab Beats Adalimumab for Ulcerative Colitis Remissions
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Risk for Developing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Up in IBD
Percentage of Women in Internal Med Residencies Increasing
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
High-Intensity Surveillance of Colorectal Adenomas Modeled
Guideline Updated for Prevention, Management of Hep C in CKD
11 Percent of Cancers Detected Via Emergency Department Visit
Colorectal Cancer Mortality Disparities Vary Across U.S. Cities
Liver Transplants Rarely Performed for Unauthorized Immigrants
Maker Halts Distribution of Generic Zantac Due to Possible Carcinogen
Cognitive Therapy by Phone, Web May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
ASTRO Issues Guideline for Radiation Tx in Pancreatic Cancer
Frailty Assessment May Aid Liver Transplant Evaluation
Skipping Cancer Referral Appointments Linked to Earlier Death
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Nonphysician Providers Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Images
High-Risk Antibiotic Use Linked to Hospital-Associated C. Difficile
CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses to 380
FDA: Zantac May Contain Small Amounts of Known Carcinogen
Cancer Survival Increasing in High-Income Countries
H. Pylori Treatment May Reduce Gastric Cancer Incidence, Death
Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use Up in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices
Guideline Updated for Screening, Surveillance of Barrett Esophagus
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Malnutrition Common in Older Brazilians Hospitalized for Cancer
Studies Look at E-Cigarette Use Linked to Pulmonary Illness
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Up in Younger Adults Worldwide
1971 to 2017 Saw 32 Drinking Water Hepatitis A Outbreaks
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
Drinking More Coffee Tied to Lower Risk for Gallstone Disease
Drinking Soft Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Early Death
Microplastics Detected in Human Stool Samples
Costs of Reusable Colonoscopes Vary Based on Center Volume
FDA Reports Rare Cases of Liver Injury, Failure With Hep C Therapies
Physical Activity, Overall Survival Not Linked in Metastatic CRC
Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors May Up Pancreatic Disease Risk
USPSTF Advises Broader Age Range for Hep C Screening
Liraglutide Ups Risk for Gallbladder, Biliary Tract Events
Changes to Rectus Muscles From Pregnancy May Impact Abdominoplasty
Radiologists Performing More Paracenteses, Thoracenteses
Prevalence of Celiac Disease High in First-Degree Relatives
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Oral Antibiotic Use Linked to Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Odds of Developing C. Diff Increased in Older Cancer Patients
DAAs Cut Deaths in Those Treated for HCV-Related Liver Cancer
Rozlytrek Approved to Treat Tumors With NTRK Gene Fusion
Lipophilic Statins May Cut Liver Cancer in Chronic Viral Hepatitis
Certain Dietary Supplements Tied to Dysphagia, Choking in Seniors
Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity
GERD Associated With Chronic Temporomandibular Disorder
Mechanical, Oral Antibiotic Bowel Prep Yields No Benefit for Colectomy
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers Shifted to Younger Age Groups
CDC: Prescription Drug Use Similar in United States, Canada
Gluten Intake, Celiac Disease Linked in Genetically Predisposed
Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
Coffee May Speed Up Recovery of Function After Bowel Surgery
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Aspirin May Improve Liver Function After Embolization of HCC
Worse Cancer Outcomes for Elderly HIV-Infected Patients
Ulcerative Colitis Outcomes Similar for Smokers, Nonsmokers
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
Fluoride Exposure Tied to Kidney, Liver Function Changes in Youth
Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
Common Therapy for Obstetric Cholestasis Found Ineffective
Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States
USPSTF Reaffirms Recs Against Screening for Pancreatic Cancer
Ranking for Abdominal Surgeries Not Linked to Patient Outcomes
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
Risk for Allergy Development Increased After Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
Substantial Costs Attributable to Hospital-Acquired C. Difficile
FDA: Blood Clot, Death Risk Up With Higher Dose of Tofacitinib
Bariatric Surgery Up in Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease
Higher Fasting Plasma Glucose May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Periop Diabetic Ketoacidosis Seen in Patients on SGLT2 Inhibitors
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
T2DM Increases Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication
Rates of Anal Cancer Precursors High in Women Living With HIV
Proportion of CRC Diagnoses Increased in Adults Younger Than 50
Novel Test Accurately Identifies Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Continuous Anticoagulants + Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior
Colonoscopy Rates Increased in Those Aged 45 to 54 Years
Superior Outcomes Seen for Living Donor Liver Transplant
Etanercept Tx for Autoimmune Disease May Up Risk for IBD
State-Level Variation Noted in Economic Burden of Cancer
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Negative Cognitive Bias May Be Key to Depression in Active IBD
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
High Sodium, High Fiber Both Increase Bloated Feeling
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic
History of Liver Disease Does Not Impact Efficacy of Edoxaban
Early Warning Signs May Predate Eating Disorder Onset
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation
Metformin May Cut Mortality Risk in Post-Pancreatitis Diabetes
Increase Seen in Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks From 2007 to 2019
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Micronutrient Deficiencies Often Found With Celiac Disease Dx
Colonoscopy Quality Not Affected by Sedation Method
Death From Specific Causes Up for Veterans With PTSD
Antacid Use in First Year of Life Tied to Later Fracture Risk
Rotavirus Vaccine Led to Reduced Disease Prevalence, Season Duration
Poor Oral Health Not Linked to Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk
First States to Expand Medicaid Had Largest Bump in Cancer Screening
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Prophylactic IVC Filters Worsen Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery
Yogurt Consumption Linked to Reduced CRC Adenoma Risk in Men
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
PPI Use for Up to Three Years Safe During Anticoagulant Tx
FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After One Death
Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Higher After Bariatric Surgery
Infliximab Introduction Has Not Cut IBD-Related Hospitalizations
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Weight Loss Surgery May Not Relieve Acid Reflux
Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water May Cause Thousands of Cancer Cases
Diagnostic Yield of Lynch Syndrome Screening Drops With Age
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
Marketing OK'd for Device to Help Reduce IBS Symptoms in Adolescents
Half an Hour of Sun Exposure Daily May Lower Risk for Pediatric IBD
Irritable Bowel Symptoms Tied to Intestinal, Brain Abnormalities
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