Gastroenterology News

Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Adenocarcinoma, High-Grade Dysplasia Up With Barrett Esophagus
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
ASCO: Guidelines Released for Early Detection, Treatment of CRC
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Stillbirth Risk Up With High Serum Bile Acids in Pregnancy
Distinct Etiology Found for Colorectal Cancer With Early Onset
Surgery for Uncomplicated Appendicitis Typically Yields Satisfactory Outcomes
Complication Rate After Bariatric Surgery Higher for Black Patients
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management
Higher Intake of Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Liver Cancer
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer May Often Be Misdiagnosed
Single-Application FIT Moderately Sensitive, Specific for CRC
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Cholecystectomy in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease
Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C
Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD
Patient, Doctor Communication Priorities Differ in Ulcerative Colitis
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Diagnostic Delays Common in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
T2DM Initially Remits in Majority Who Undergo Gastric Bypass
Gastric Bypass May Aid Muscle Strength, Physical Performance
Hepatitis C Infection Rates Up After OxyContin Reformulation
USPSTF Still Recommends Against Pancreatic Cancer Screening
8 Questions Helpful for Assessing IBD in Primary Care
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis
Sponge Cytology-Sampling Device Promising for Barrett Esophagus Dx
Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
Liver Transplant Wait List May Not Prioritize High-Risk Patients
New Guidelines Introduced for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pregnancy
Public Health Interventions Could Cut Global Burden of Hepatitis C
Gender Gap Seen in Accessing Alcohol Treatment With Cirrhosis
Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx
Direct-Acting Antivirals Not Tied to Liver Cancer Recurrence
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Liver Transplants for Alcohol-Linked Disease Increased From 2002 to 2016
CDC: Slight Hike in Prevalence of Gastroschisis Since 2006-2010
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild/Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Number of Colorectal CA Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
Long-Term Reduction in CRC Risk After Negative Colonoscopy
Nurse-Led Program in Primary Care Can Up Detection of Liver Dz
Many Veterans Oppose Cessation of Colorectal Cancer Screening
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Malnutrition Ups Risk of Postop Issues in Pediatric Crohn Disease
Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
Costs, Expected Weight Loss Impact Bariatric Surgery Choice
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
Modified-FOLFIRINOX Beneficial in Resected Pancreatic Cancer
Failure of Timely Stop to Certain Prescription Drugs Is Common
Food Allergy Linked to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Activity
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Liver Proton Density Fat Fraction Drops After Bariatric Surgery
Post-Inflammatory Polyps Not Linked to Colorectal Neoplasia
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Certain Sites of Brain Lesions in MS Tied to Bowel Incontinence
Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Reference Infliximab, Biosimilar Equivalent for Crohn's Disease
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
Hypnotherapy Beats Education for Relief of IBS Symptoms
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Early-Onset CRC in Women
Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
IBD Disability Index for Self-Report Reliable, Valid
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer
ACAAI: Almost 2 Percent of Children Have Milk Allergy
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
2017 Hepatitis A Outbreaks Tied to Drug Use, Homelessness
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism
Colectomy Appears to Increase Later Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Psoriasis Linked to Increased Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Healthier Diet Tied to Lower Mortality Risk in CRC Patients
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
Loss to Follow-Up Common With IBD, But Many Have Flare-Ups
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer
Prevalence of Pediatric Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Examined
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
AGA Issues Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy
Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Recommendations Developed to Verify NGT Placement in Children
Web-Based Lifestyle Program Works for Liver Disease Patients
Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Modest Alcohol Consumption May Reduce Mortality in NAFLD
Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Reduction in Liver Cancer Risk
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Negligible Drop in Neoplastic Lesion Dx After First Round of FIT
First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Seen in Hong Kong
Anti-Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Single Agent Treats Two Cancers With Same Genetic Cause
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
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