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6 hrs ago | Beckers ASC Review

Does sigmoidoscopy fill a colorectal cancer screening niche?

Colonoscopy is widely embraced as the gold standard of colorectal cancer screening, but it is one of many tests designed to detect CRC. A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association examines the effects of flexible sigmoidoscopy on CRC incidence and mortality in Norway.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Medicine, Health, Colon Cancer

12 hrs ago | POZ

What's Up, Doc?

Clinicians in just a few specialties have experience treating hep C, although in the future even general practitioners may treat the virus as well - that is, if insurers don't clamp down too hard on what kinds of providers may receive reimbursement. If you're considering treatment for hepatitis C virus and haven't yet found a doctor, you may be wondering what kind of clinician is best for you.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Agriculture, Science, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Freshnews

UCERISA (budesonide) 2mg Rectal Foam for the Induction of Remission...

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. today announced that the FDA has granted tentative approval for UCERIS rectal foam for the induction of remission in patients with active mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis extending up to 40cm from the anal verge. The foam is a rectally administered corticosteroid that overcomes treatment limitations associated with currently approved therapies which are often ineffective due to insufficient distribution of active drug to the distal colon.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Colitis, Health, Ulcerative Colitis, UC San Diego

GastroHep.com

Soluble fiber is effective in treating IBS

A study in the latest issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates the effect of fiber supplementation on IBS. This approach had fallen out of favor until a recent resurgence, which was based on new randomized controlled trial data that suggested it might be effective.

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Related Topix: Medicine

New Canaan News-Review

Senior Men to hear talk on medicine's

The next speaker at the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan will give his prognosis on the future of medicine. Dr. Henry Beecher, a gastroenterologist, will address the club at 10 a.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: New Canaan, CT, Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Franklin University

Beckers ASC Review

19 things to know about GI compensation & satisfaction in 2014

Do the benefits outweigh the growing pressures of practicing in the gastroenterology field? Here are 19 things to know about GI compensation and satisfaction in 2014, according to a Medscape report. Income stability a Gastroenterologist salary rose 1.8 percent between 2013 and 2014, from $342,000 to $348,000.

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Related Topix: Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

AGA releases new tool to help GIs evaluate and treat Crohn's disease

The treatment of Crohn's disease is evolving. To help gastroenterologists better identify and manage their Crohn's disease patients, the American Gastroenterological Association has created a clinical decision tool to guide GIs in their decision-making process.

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Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health, University of San Diego, La-Jolla, CA

Mail on Sunday

Do you suffer from bloating and gut problems? From ditching bread...

Do you suffer from bloating and gut problems? From ditching bread to getting hypnotised, our revolutionary expert guide could change your life... Whether it's a bout of holiday diarrhoea, heartburn after a heavy meal, or colicky pains and bloating, digestive trouble is one of the most common reasons we go to the pharmacy or see our GP. It's about what we eat and how that affects the 'microbiome' - the soup of bacteria, fungi and viruses that live naturally in our gut.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

GastroHep.com

Antidepressants and psychological therapies are effective for IBS

This month's American Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates the effect of antidepressants and psychological therapies, including hypnotherapy, in irritable bowel syndrome. Dr Alexander Ford and colleagues from the United Kingdom performed an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Peninsula

HMC survey finds 2pc hepatitis C prevalence

Abdul Basit By Fazeena Saleem DOHA: Some two percent of people screened in a random survey by Hamad Medical Corporation were diagnosed with hepatitis C viral infection. Among them 79 percent were Egyptian, 4.7 percent were Qatari, eight percent were Pakistani and eight percent were others.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World News, Qatar, Middle East

WMGL-FM North Charleston

Joan Rivers' Clinic Doctor Steps Down

Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the gastroenterologist who performed the endoscopy on Rivers, "is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy," the clinic said in a statement to ABC News Radio. The clinic declined to cite a reason for the change, but a source tells ABC News Radio that Cohen was asked to step down because he allowed a specialist unaffiliated with Yorkville Endoscopy to examine Rivers, even though that doctor was not authorized to practice in the clinic.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Sep 12, 2014

MedicineNet

nefazodone, Serzone

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Serzone, Nefazodone (generic), Internal Medicine, Yale University, University of Notre Dame, Saint Louis University

Beckers ASC Review

4 gastroenterologists on building productive endoscopy center-payer partnerships

Under healthcare reform, both payers and providers face significant pressure to reduce costs and ensure patients receive quality care. Rather than uphold antagonistic relations, progressive physicians and insurers have begun to work together to achieve this goal.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hartsdale, NY, Entertainment, North Shore, Drama, Television

CBS Local

Medical Director At Yorkville Endoscopy, Where Joan Rivers Went Into...

A doctor at Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic where comedian Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest last month, is no longer practicing and is no longer head of the clinic, CBS 2 has learned. A spokesperson for the clinic spoke with CBS 2's Jessica Schneider Friday afternoon, releasing a statement that reads, "Dr. Cohen is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy; nor is he currently serving as medical director."

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Related Topix: Medicine, CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks

Beckers ASC Review

Joan Rivers' ENT was not privileged at Yorkville Endoscopy

An ear, nose and throat specialist present in the New York City-based Yorkville Endoscopy operating room where Joan Rivers was undergoing an endoscopic procedure on her vocal cords did not have privileges to practice at that clinic, according to a report from The New York Times . Prior to the procedure, Ms.

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Related Topix: Otolaryngology, Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sejong University Details Findings in Telemedicine (Video...

More importantly, WCE combined with mobile computing ensures rapid transmission of diagnostic data to hospitals and enables off-site senior gastroenterologists to offer timely decision making support." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from , "However, during this WCE process, video data are produced in huge amounts, but only a limited amount of data is actually useful for diagnosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine

GastroHep.com

Physician assessment of complex colon polyps

A study in this month's American Journal of Gastroenterology reports on the physician assessment and management of complex colon polyps. Dr Aziz Adam and colleagues from Illinois, USA presented as an oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week, May 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Colorectal Health, Health

Beckers ASC Review

20 things for gastroenterologists to know about Medicare reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services leads the way in many areas of healthcare policy, including reimbursement. Here are 20 things for gastroenterologists to know about Medicare reimbursement in the GI field.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Medicaid

Medical News

Gastroenterologist hopes to achieve healthy growth and development in children around the world

Why is it harder for kids in low- and middle-income countries to grow as well as kids in wealthy countries? Food security, or access to good nutrition, remains a major challenge. The issue is not just food supply but poor sanitation - a problem exacerbated by local infrastructure and cultural mores.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Vaccinations, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

GastroHep.com

Patient perception of treatment burden is high in celiac disease

Patient perception of treatment burden is high in celiac disease compared with other common conditions, reports the latest American Journal of Gastroenterology. It is not known how the burden of the GFD compares with other medical treatments, and there are limited data on the socioeconomic factors influencing treatment adherence.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Heart Failure

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