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Two definitions of CMI symptoms should guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans

Two definitions of CMI symptoms should guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. [More]
Researchers seek 400 treatment-naïve colon participants to measure non-invasive blood test

Researchers seek 400 treatment-naïve colon participants to measure non-invasive blood test

Investigators with Baylor Research Institute, a research arm of Baylor Scott & White Health, have opened participation for a new clinical trial that could determine whether a certain blood test can detect colon cancer before it even develops. [More]
Scientist receives AGA-GCF Research Scholar Award for research in gastric, esophageal cancer

Scientist receives AGA-GCF Research Scholar Award for research in gastric, esophageal cancer

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation and the Gastric Cancer Foundation (GCF) are pleased to announce that the first AGA-Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award in Gastric and Esophageal Cancer will support Mohamed El-Zaatari, PhD, from University of Michigan, as he conducts research into the role of myeloid cells in the transition from chronic inflammation to gastric pre-neoplasia. [More]
Clinipace Worldwide closes merger with Choice Pharma

Clinipace Worldwide closes merger with Choice Pharma

Clinipace Worldwide, a global digital contract research organization (dCRO), announced today the closing of its merger with Choice Pharma, a Pan-Asian contract research organization. Bringing these organizations together strengthens Clinipace Worldwide's operational and therapeutic expertise in Asia, a region in high demand by Clinipace's clients. [More]
SCCA experts develop helpful tool to simplify colon cancer prevention, screening guidelines

SCCA experts develop helpful tool to simplify colon cancer prevention, screening guidelines

Colon cancer will take more than 50,000 American lives in 2014 making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. [More]
Findings suggest that IBS is linked to detectable gut microbiota alterations

Findings suggest that IBS is linked to detectable gut microbiota alterations

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) belongs to the most widespread diseases in Western countries, causing up to sixty per cent of the workload of gastrointestinal physicians. One of the most frequent symptoms of IBS is bloating, which reduces quality of life considerably as patients perceive it as particularly bothersome. [More]
Scientists use novel metagenomic approaches to characterize microbial communities that reside in human gut

Scientists use novel metagenomic approaches to characterize microbial communities that reside in human gut

The gut microbiota contains a vast number of microorganisms from all three domains of life, including bacteria, archaea and fungi, as well as viruses. These interact in a complex way to contribute towards both health and the development of disease - interactions that are only now being elucidated thanks to the application of advanced DNA sequencing technology in this field. [More]

New study uses Lumosity games to detect subtle cognitive impairments in patients with cirrhosis

A new study from the University of Washington has found that performance on Lumosity games can distinguish between patients with cirrhosis of the liver, pre-cirrhotic patients, and healthy controls. The study used Lumosity games as psychometric tests to detect subtle cognitive impairments in patients with cirrhosis. The study is published in the March issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. [More]
AbbVie's PEARL-III study meets primary, secondary endpoints in patients with chronic GT1b HCV infection

AbbVie's PEARL-III study meets primary, secondary endpoints in patients with chronic GT1b HCV infection

The first detailed results from AbbVie's pivotal phase III study, PEARL-III, were presented today as part of the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) press conference and will also be presented as a late-breaker at the conference on March 4. [More]
Same food may trigger both allergies, say experts

Same food may trigger both allergies, say experts

Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food. A new study by pediatric allergy experts suggests that health care providers and caregivers carefully monitor children with food allergies to recognize early signs of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe and often painful type of allergy that has been increasing in recent years. [More]
Actavis files ANDA with FDA to market  Colchicine Tablets USP

Actavis files ANDA with FDA to market Colchicine Tablets USP

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Colchicine Tablets USP, 0.6 mg. [More]
Tooth extraction before heart surgery carries risks

Tooth extraction before heart surgery carries risks

Dental extraction before cardiac surgery may not be as benign a procedure as some clinicians might think, with review findings showing that it is associated with major adverse outcomes. [More]

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

The National Association For Continence has designated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a Center of Excellence: Continence Care. Anurag K. Das, MD; Roger Lefevre, MD; Janet Li, MD; and Deborah A. Nagle, MD are the principle physicians for this COE. [More]
Researchers find link between acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

Researchers find link between acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

In a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University researchers have found a link between acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and pancreatic cancer, a finding which may eventually lead to some pancreatic cancers being detected earlier. [More]
Experts offer eight ways to help prevent colorectal cancer

Experts offer eight ways to help prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer does not always manifest in symptoms, which may include blood in or on the stool, constant stomach pains, and unexplainable weight loss. "Colon cancer is common in both men and women. [More]

Researchers clear up one aspect of how bowels move

High performance athletes like Olympians can push their bodies to optimal potential, but some of the ways the human body actually works is still a mystery. [More]
REACT clinical trial provides valuable new insights for community gastroenterologists that benefit patients

REACT clinical trial provides valuable new insights for community gastroenterologists that benefit patients

The final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn's disease support the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a best practice for the care of active Crohn's disease. [More]
Mauna Kea installs flagship Cellvizio system at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata

Mauna Kea installs flagship Cellvizio system at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata

Mauna Kea Technologies (Paris:MKEA) (Euronext: MKEA, FR0010609263), leader in the optical biopsy market, announced today it has installed its flagship Cellvizio system at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata, a leading center of excellence in Gastroenterology in India, part of the Apollo Hospitals Group. [More]
A promising approach to improve mental health of mothers with technology-dependent children

A promising approach to improve mental health of mothers with technology-dependent children

Many mothers with children on life-sustaining medical devices, such as ventilators and breathing or feeding tubes, suffer physical and psychological distress from the stress of juggling treatments, appointments, therapies and daily family pressures. [More]
Alvogen launches Inflectra into Central and Eastern Europe

Alvogen launches Inflectra into Central and Eastern Europe

Alvogen, the multinational pharmaceuticals company, today announced the launch of Inflectra (Infliximab) into Central and Eastern Europe. Inflectra, Europe's first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy that has been approved for the treatment of inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis. [More]