Author Archive for: ‘Endo-World’

  • Gastric Sleeve Little Help for GERD

    Gastric bypass surgery usually resolved comorbid gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), whereas laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy did not and actually led to some new onset heartburn, a national database showed. 

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  • Immediate Perforation Risk Is Higher with Non-Gastroenterologist Endoscopist

    Performance of colonoscopy by non-gastroenterologists in the U.S. has been associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer after colonoscopy, lower adenoma detection rates, and overuse of colonoscopy for screening and surveillance. Is it also associated with immediate perforation during colonoscopy. 

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  • FODMAPS for IBS: Who Will Benefit?

    Malabsorption of dietary carbohydrates can cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms including bloating, cramps and diarrhea. But according to Robert J. Shulman, MD, these symptoms may have less to do with the inability to absorb these substances and more to do with how the individual …

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  • Thousands of Doctors Dropped by Insurer After Obamacare Funding Cuts

    UnitedHealth Group has dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.     

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  • Combo Therapy Not Superior for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Combination therapy with pentoxifylline and prednisolone, compared with prednisolone alone, does not result in a higher rate of six-month survival in patients with alcoholic hepatitis…     

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  • Diet quality linked to pancreatic cancer risk

    In a large new study of older Americans, researchers find that people with the healthiest eating habits are about 15 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those with the poorest diets.     

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  • Low Gut Bacterial Richness Linked to Obesity

    Individuals with low gut bacterial richness have more adiposity and a more pronounced inflammatory phenotype; and weight loss intervention can improve bacterial gene richness, according to two studies published in the Aug. 29 issue of Nature.

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  • New Clinical Guidelines Issued for Esophageal Cancer

    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released a set of clinical-practice guidelines to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of localized esophageal cancer. One of the key recommendations is that endoscopy with biopsy is the diagnostic test of choice for esophageal cancer. Another key …

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  • Picnic Pathogens: Treating Foodborne Illness

    An estimated 48 million cases of food poisoning occur annually in the United States that result in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.  Foodborne illness can be caused by bacteria and viruses, parasites, mold, toxins, and contaminants, as well as allergens.

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  • Optimum Performance: Eating too much red meat could put you in danger zone

    Red meat consumers take note: according to a recent study published in the Archive of Internal Medicine, “eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease.”

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