Gastroenterology News

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
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Half an Hour of Sun Exposure Daily May Lower Risk for Pediatric IBD
Irritable Bowel Symptoms Tied to Intestinal, Brain Abnormalities
Gastric Bypass Tied to Higher Fracture Risk Versus Gastric Band
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Parkinson Disease Incidence Lower in Hep C Patients Who Receive Antivirals
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
Cholecystectomy Reduces Risk for Stroke in Patients With Gallstones
ASCO: Olaparib Beats Placebo for BRCA-Related Pancreatic Cancer
Young Male Adults Have Lower Cancer Burden Than Women
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
ASCO: Low-Dose Chemo Benefits Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer
ASCO: Pembrolizumab Noninferior to Chemo in Advanced Gastric Cancer
Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Early-Onset CRC Rising Fastest for Whites in Western States
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Regulation of Intestinal Microbiota Beneficial for Anxiety
Cancer Consultation Low in Noncurable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
T2DM Is Risk Factor for Liver Fibrosis Progression in NAFLD
Statin Use With Colorectal Cancer Lowers Risk for Early Death
Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Suboptimal Diet Accounted for >80,000 Cancer Cases in 2015
Adverse Liver Outcomes Up With Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH
Four Clinical Phenotypes Identified for Sepsis
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
DDW: Ingested Button Battery Can Cause Gastric Injury
Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Current Smokers
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Magnitude of Weight Loss Similar for Teens, Adults After RYGB
Colorectal Cancer Incidence Increasing in Younger Adults
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Tool Predicts Quality Measures After Ventral Hernia Repair
U.S. Prevalence of Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Stable at 4.7 Percent
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
DDW: Parkinson Disease Risk Up After Appendectomy
Higher Risk for Cancer, Mortality Seen With Pediatric-Onset IBD
Rate of Ordering Cancer Screening Tests Decreases During Clinic Day
CDC: Hepatitis A Virus Reports Increased in 2016 to 2018
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
DDW: Lasting Weight Loss Seen With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Whole-Body MRI Accurate for Staging Colorectal Cancer, NSCLC
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Biomarker Test Predicts Mild, Serious IBD in Newly Diagnosed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Fifteen Million Patients Will Need First-Course Chemo in 2040
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes
Alcohol Consumption Per Capita Increasing Among Adults
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Oral Aspirin Does Not Up FIT Test Sensitivity for ID'ing CRC
In Men, Low BMI Tied to Later Inflammatory Bowel Disease
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
FDA: French Soft Ripened Cheese Possibly Contaminated
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Lower Risk for Lung Cancer, CRC
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Cognitive Function Does Not Predict Pediatric Bariatric Surgery Outcome
FDA Approves Mavyret for Children, Adolescents With Hep C
EHR Decision Support Can Reduce Inappropriate GI Testing
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
New App Aids Surgeons in Predicting Hernias After Abdominal Surgery
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Sucking Ice Chips Cuts Oral Side Effects of Oxaliplatin Chemo
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Aids Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use of At-Home CRC Screening Tests
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Conception by IVF May Increase Risk for Rare Childhood Cancer
Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
Sensory Sensitivity Tied to Constipation in Young Children
Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Microbial Features ID'd for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Colorectal Neoplasia Risk Up for Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children
Fibrosis, Steatosis of the Liver Observed in Some Young Adults
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Burden Up Among HIV-Infected
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
CDC: Still No Source As E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases
Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Liver Cancer Mortality
High Response Seen for All Hep C Tx Models in Injection Drug Users
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Preventive Drugs Often Used in Last Year of a Cancer Patient's Life
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Older Patients With Crohn Disease May Benefit From Early Combo Tx
Patient Behaviors Identified That Impact Weight Regain After RYGB
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Key to Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
Bariatric Embolization Feasible for Treatment of Severe Obesity
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
AACR: High BMI Before 50 Raising Pancreatic Cancer Mortality
Starting Colorectal Cancer Screening at Age 45 Years Is Cost-Effective
Use of Biologics to Treat IBD in U.S. Adults May Be Suboptimal
Long-Term Phentermine Use Safe, Effective for Weight Loss
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Virtual Reality Cuts Time to Guide Catheter to Target Blood Vessels
Tooth Loss May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Black Women
Tx Adherence for Inflammatory Bowel Dz Lower in the Educated
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
Avocados Recalled by California Company
HBV, HCV Control Aids Kidney Transplant Outcomes
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Antibiotics, PPIs Tied to Higher C. Diff Risk in Hospitalized Children
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
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
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