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In a subanalysis of a larger survey conducted on inflammatory bowel disease, researchers predictably found a strong rela...
05/06/2019
Central Sensitization May Mediate Relationship Between IBD, Musculoskeletal Pain Severity

In a subanalysis of a larger survey conducted on inflammatory bowel disease, researchers predictably found a strong relationship between IBD and musculoskeletal pain intensity.

Surprisingly, they also found a strong relationship between IBD activity and signs of central sensitization.

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#inflammatoryboweldisease #IBD #pain #chronicpain #diarrhea #constipation #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #doctors #medicine #healthyliving #wellness

Boston—Over 70% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease also suffer from abdominal and musculoskeletal pain. Although the literature on the predictive relationship between IBD activity and musculoskeletal pain is extensive, how the disease affects pain intensity is unclear.

05/06/2019
American Nurses Association

We appreciate you, nurses—every day, but particularly today at the start of National Nurses Week! 🤩

It can sometimes be a thankless job, but it's integral for patient care, no matter what recognition you receive. ✊💪

Make sure you take the time to thank your nursing staff today (and each day after). Happy National Nurses Week! 👏👏🎉🎉

Help us kick off #NursesWeek by watching this video of appreciation of the nation’s most trusted profession! #Nurses we thank you and we celebrate you. Show the world how much you love what you do by watching the video in this link and sharing it for others to see: https://hubs.ly/H0hK_280

#ICYMI: With a new roll out of the national organ transplant network at the end of April, not all experts believe the ne...
05/05/2019
New Transplant System Called ‘Inequitable’

#ICYMI: With a new roll out of the national organ transplant network at the end of April, not all experts believe the new method will be better for patients.

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#organtransplant #livertransplant #liver #hepatology #organdonation #gastroenterology #GI #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #healthyliving #wellness

At the end of April, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the United Network for Organ Sharing will roll out a new “concentric circles” model for the distribution of donor organs.

Gaming isn't a waste of time. Elements can be incorporated to improve endoscopy skills!-#videogames #gaming #colonoscopy...
05/05/2019
Not Playing Around: Gaming Can Boost Endoscopy Skills

Gaming isn't a waste of time. Elements can be incorporated to improve endoscopy skills!

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#videogames #gaming #colonoscopy #endoscopy #competition #scopes #diagnostics #healthcare #health #doctors #training #practice #gastroenterology #GI #gut #medicine

“Fortnite,” not quite, but pitting endoscopy learners against one another may be a good way to train.

#ICYMI: Keep that phone on lock! A new report claims that phones, tablets and the like can be a security threat for your...
05/04/2019
Phones, Tablets Pose Security Risks to Health Care Groups

#ICYMI: Keep that phone on lock!

A new report claims that phones, tablets and the like can be a security threat for your hospital or practice.

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#security #HIPPA #healthIT #healthcare #health #privacy #hack #smartphone #gastroenterology #GI #medicine #doctors

Mobile devices present a growing security risk for many industries, including health care, according to a new survey.

Did you know that there's a thriving market for used scopes? Some of them may be stolen goods...-#scopes #endoscopy #end...
05/04/2019
Inside Job? Heist Nets Nearly a Half-Million Worth of Endoscopes

Did you know that there's a thriving market for used scopes? Some of them may be stolen goods...

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#scopes #endoscopy #endoscopes #robbery #theft #healthIT #health #healthcare #medicine #GI #gut #gastroenterology #doctors

Thieves have taken off with computers, money and even medication from doctors’ offices. But recently, a trio of robbers stole an estimated $450,000 worth of endoscopes from a surgery center outside Philadelphia.

Did you catch one of our most popular articles from this spring? We had experts review bowel prep!-#bowelprep #bowels #c...
05/03/2019
Determinants of Bowel Preparation Quality For Colonoscopy

Did you catch one of our most popular articles from this spring?

We had experts review bowel prep!

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#bowelprep #bowels #colonoscopy #scopes #colorectalcancer #cancer #diagnostics #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #healthyliving #wellness #medicine #doctors

Colonoscopy plays an integral role in the evaluation of the lower gastrointestinal tract by allowing for the complete visualization of the colonic mucosa.

#ICYMI: A new study found that obesity is a predictor of liver transplant failure.“The obesity epidemic in the United ...
05/03/2019
Weight Key Driver of Liver Transplant Failure

#ICYMI: A new study found that obesity is a predictor of liver transplant failure.

“The obesity epidemic in the United States has changed both liver donor and recipient characteristics,” said Patrick G. Northup, MD, of the UVA Health System. “In fact, in 2017, 53% of all liver transplants involved either an obese donor or an obese recipient.”

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#liver #hepatology #transplant #organtransplant #livertransplant #obesity #gastroenterology #GI #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #healthyliving #wellness

San Francisco—Obesity and the extent of graft steatosis are significant and independent predictors of mortality after liver transplantation, new research shows.

Changing your stool test can reduce subsequent procedures and testing down the line, according to a new study.Researcher...
05/02/2019
Switch to PCR Stool Tests Reduces Health Care Use

Changing your stool test can reduce subsequent procedures and testing down the line, according to a new study.

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and NYU Langone Health found a switch to stool testing using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology was associated with reductions in endoscopy, abdominal radiology and use of antibiotics.

“Even though [the FilmArray GI panel] is FDA approved, we really don’t know how it impacts patient management and clinical outcomes,” said Jordan Axelrad, MD, MPH, the study’s first author, of NYU.

“This was an attempt to understand how the test is being utilized and how it impacts downstream health care utilization."

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#stool #stoolsample #diagnostics #testing #poop #GI #gastroenterology #gut #health #healthcare #healthyliving #wellness #medicine #doctors

A change to stool testing using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology was associated with reductions in endoscopy, abdominal radiology and use of antibiotics, according to the authors of a new study.

Biosimilars of infliximab (Remicade, Janssen) have had slow adoption rates at US hospitals. But Kaiser Permanente Northw...
05/02/2019
Bucking Trend, Kaiser Boosts Biosimilar Uptake

Biosimilars of infliximab (Remicade, Janssen) have had slow adoption rates at US hospitals.

But Kaiser Permanente Northwest had gone whole hog, with nearly full uptake of infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra, Pfizer) for both patients newly starting treatment and switches in three specialties that commonly use the drug.

"Having everything under one roof at Kaiser Permanente—from primary care to specialty, infusion and retail pharmacy—has definitely helped to streamline the process of [biosimilar] conversion for us because we are able to ensure consistent understanding across the organization," said Lynsey Smith, PharmD of Kaiser Permanente Thrive.

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#infliximab #biosimilars #generics #drugs #medication #inflectra #remicade #medicine #crohnsdisease #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #IBD #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #doctors #healthyliving #wellness

Orlando, Fla.—Adoption of infliximab biosimilars has been negligible across the United States, but Kaiser Permanente Northwest has achieved nearly full uptake of infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra, Pfizer) for both new infliximab starts and switches in three specialties that commonly use the drug.

It's time for our top 5 countdown!Finally, here is our most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Ne...
05/01/2019
When It Comes to Endoscope Reprocessing, Every Step Matters

It's time for our top 5 countdown!

Finally, here is our most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News:

#1 - When It Comes to Endoscope Reprocessing, Every Step Matters

“Inadequate reprocessing and insufficient drying” contributed to the contamination found in the study, the authors wrote, adding that “more effective methods of endoscope reprocessing, drying, and maintenance are needed to prevent the retention of fluid, organic material, and bioburden that could cause patient illness or injury.”

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#endoscope #scope #endoscopy #reprocessing #sterile #clean #medicalequipment #medicine #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #doctors #infection #bacteria #contamination

Endoscope reprocessing isn’t the kind of topic one might expect to find covered by a major newspaper. But a study published last year in the American Journal of Infection Control was alarming enough to find its way into the Washington Post.

It's time for our top 5 countdown!Next, here is our 2nd most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy N...
05/01/2019
FDA Approves the Reintroduction of Zelnorm for IBS-C in Certain Women

It's time for our top 5 countdown!

Next, here is our 2nd most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News:

#2 - FDA Approves the Reintroduction of Zelnorm for IBS-C in Certain Women

Despite being withdrawn voluntarily by Novartis in 2007 due to an increased risk for having a myocardial infarction, stroke or unstable angina, the FDA will allow it to be reintroduced for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women younger than 65 years of age.

#tegaserod #Zelnorm #medication #irritablebowelsyndrome #IBS #constipation #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #FDA #medicine #doctors #healthyliving #wellness

After being pulled from the market over safety concerns more than 15 years ago, tegaserod is being reintroduced for certain women with IBS-C.

05/01/2019
Functional Heartburn

It's time for our top 5 countdown!

Next, here is our 3rd most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News:

#3 - Functional Heartburn (Review Article)

Our experts from The MetroHealth System go through the condition, its diagnosis and treatments.

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#heartburn #functionalheartburn #diagnosis #treatment #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #healthyliving #wellness

The Rome IV criteria, published in 2016, introduced 2 functional esophageal disorders that have heartburn as their predominant symptom: functional heartburn (FH) and reflux hypersensitivity.

04/30/2019
GI Guidelines Often Fail to Disclose Financial Conflicts of Interest

It's time for our top 5 countdown!

Next, here is our 4th most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News:

#4 - GI Guidelines Often Fail to Disclose Financial Conflicts of Interest

“The nature of financial conflicts of interest in general, and their influence on behavior, has been shown at various levels to be associated with change in physician behavior,” said Samir C. Grover, MD, of U of T Medicine.

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#conflictofinterest #financialdisclosure #business #money #medicine #conflicts #healthcare #industry #health #gastroenterology #GI #doctors

A significant proportion of authors of endoscopy guidelines in the United States fail to disclose their conflicts of interest, according to researchers in Canada, who also found a high prevalence of such conflicts in evidence-based resources that help guide the decisions of gastroenterologists at th...

It's time for our top 5 countdown!First, here is our 5th most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy ...
04/30/2019
Cloud-Based Endoscopy Platform Aims To Improve Procedure Quality

It's time for our top 5 countdown!

First, here is our 5th most-read article from April on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News:

#5 - Cloud-Based Endoscopy Platform Aims To Improve Procedure Quality

A tech startup hopes its cloud-based recording platform will change that by making it easier to record, edit and play back video.

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#technology #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #IT #healthIT #cloudcomputing #cloud #endoscopy #scopes #endoscope #medicine #doctors

Endoscopy recordings have several uses, from the pedagogic to the clinical, but none of that matters if the provider fails to hit the record button on the instrument. Unfortunately, that button stays unpressed most of the time.

#ICYMI: Thieves outside Philly got away with nearly a half-million dollars worth of endoscopes.Did you know there's a th...
04/30/2019
Inside Job? Heist Nets Nearly a Half-Million Worth of Endoscopes

#ICYMI: Thieves outside Philly got away with nearly a half-million dollars worth of endoscopes.

Did you know there's a thriving market for used scopes?

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#scopes #endoscope #endoscopy #colonoscopy #robbery #business #medicine #gastroenteorlogy #GI #gut #health #doctors

Thieves have taken off with computers, money and even medication from doctors’ offices. But recently, a trio of robbers stole an estimated $450,000 worth of endoscopes from a surgery center outside Philadelphia.

Could video games help endoscopists?New research says certain elements of gaming, such as competition, rankings and rewa...
04/29/2019
Not Playing Around: Gaming Can Boost Endoscopy Skills

Could video games help endoscopists?

New research says certain elements of gaming, such as competition, rankings and rewards, could help novice endoscopists learn.

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#endoscopy #videogames #gaming #learning #training #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors

“Fortnite,” not quite, but pitting endoscopy learners against one another may be a good way to train.

Worried about burnout? What about maternity leave, gender representation and work-life balance?Other doctors are, so muc...
04/29/2019
The Scope: Dawn Sears, MD, on how dinner clubs can help doctors fight burnout.

Worried about burnout? What about maternity leave, gender representation and work-life balance?

Other doctors are, so much so that on the most recent episode of The Scope, managing editor Adam Marcus talks to Dawn Sears, MD, in Texas about dinner clubs to support women in medicine.

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#womeninmedicine #womeninSTEM #equality #gender #gastroenteorlogy #GI #health #healthcare #doctors #nurses #healthyliving #wellness

The first rule of Dinner Club is, talk about Dinner Club. Dawn Sears, MD, of Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas, chats with GastroEndoNews about her efforts to help women in medicine avoid burnout.

Have you heard? The cloud may benefit endoscopy procedures.-#cloudcomputing #endoscopy #healthcare #healthIT #IT #techno...
04/28/2019
Cloud-Based Endoscopy Platform Aims To Improve Procedure Quality

Have you heard? The cloud may benefit endoscopy procedures.

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#cloudcomputing #endoscopy #healthcare #healthIT #IT #technology #diagnostics #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #doctors

Endoscopy recordings have several uses, from the pedagogic to the clinical, but none of that matters if the provider fails to hit the record button on the instrument. Unfortunately, that button stays unpressed most of the time.

#ICYMI: GI specialists can fail to disclose conflicts of interest, too, according to a group of Canadian researchers.The...
04/28/2019
GI Guidelines Often Fail to Disclose Financial Conflicts of Interest

#ICYMI: GI specialists can fail to disclose conflicts of interest, too, according to a group of Canadian researchers.

They also found this in authors of endoscopy guidelines, as well as in evidence-based resources that help guide the decisions of gastroenterologists at the point of care.

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#conflictofinterest #financialdisclosure #money #gastroenterology #endoscopy #GI #health #healthcare #business #medicine #doctors

A significant proportion of authors of endoscopy guidelines in the United States fail to disclose their conflicts of interest, according to researchers in Canada, who also found a high prevalence of such conflicts in evidence-based resources that help guide the decisions of gastroenterologists at th...

Did you catch one of our most popular articles this month? In early April, the FDA approved the reintroduction of tegase...
04/27/2019
FDA Approves the Reintroduction of Zelnorm for IBS-C in Certain Women

Did you catch one of our most popular articles this month?

In early April, the FDA approved the reintroduction of tegaserod (Zelnorm), a twice-daily oral treatment for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women younger than 65 years of age.

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#irritablebowelsyndrome #IBS #constipation #diarrhea #medication #zelnorm #tegaserod #gut #health #womenshealth #healthcare #medicine #gastroenterology #GI #healthyliving #wellness #FDA #doctors

After being pulled from the market over safety concerns more than 15 years ago, tegaserod is being reintroduced for certain women with IBS-C.

It's long been known that people with from inflammatory bowel disease also suffer from abdominal and musculoskeletal pai...
04/27/2019
Central Sensitization May Mediate Relationship Between IBD, Musculoskeletal Pain Severity

It's long been known that people with from inflammatory bowel disease also suffer from abdominal and musculoskeletal pain.

But a new study says that central sensitization may be involved.

“When we chucked this all into a mediation model,” Carrie Falling, a PhD candidate at the School of Physiotherapy of the University of Otago, said, central sensitization “demonstrated full mediation of that relationship.”

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#chronicpain #inflammatoryboweldisease #IBD #pain #medicine #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare #doctors #healthyliving #wellness

Boston—Over 70% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease also suffer from abdominal and musculoskeletal pain. Although the literature on the predictive relationship between IBD activity and musculoskeletal pain is extensive, how the disease affects pain intensity is unclear.

What do yo know about functional heartburn? Our experts from The MetroHealth System describe everything from the conditi...
04/26/2019
Functional Heartburn

What do yo know about functional heartburn? Our experts from The MetroHealth System describe everything from the condition to the diagnosis to the treatment.

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#functionalheartburn #heartburn #gastroenteorlogy #GI #gut #health #healthcare #medicine #diagnosis #doctors #healthyliving #wellness

The Rome IV criteria, published in 2016, introduced 2 functional esophageal disorders that have heartburn as their predominant symptom: functional heartburn (FH) and reflux hypersensitivity.

How clean is your endoscope? Experts say it may need to be cleaner.-#colonoscopy #endoscopy #endoscope #diagnostics #col...
04/26/2019
When It Comes to Endoscope Reprocessing, Every Step Matters

How clean is your endoscope? Experts say it may need to be cleaner.

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#colonoscopy #endoscopy #endoscope #diagnostics #colorectalcancer #cancer #doctors #medicine #gastroenterology #GI #gut #health #healthcare

Endoscope reprocessing isn’t the kind of topic one might expect to find covered by a major newspaper. But a study published last year in the American Journal of Infection Control was alarming enough to find its way into the Washington Post.

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