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Cyberattacks Remain Serious Threat to Health Providers

February 23, 2017. 8:00 PM EST. Processes, technology should be boosted against cyberthreats, which are becoming more sophisticated Read article


Bariatric Surgery Tied to T2DM Resolution in Obese Patients

February 16, 2017 Surgery plus intensive medical therapy found more effective than intensive medical therapy alone

Shorter Runway Time Linked to Better Colon Cleansing

February 15, 2017 Shorter runway time doesn't increase residual gastric volume in patients undergoing EGD, colonoscopy

Uric Acid Concentration, Fructose Intake Up NASH in Children

February 15, 2017 Independent associations seen in cohort of obese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

No Chemopreventive Effect Seen for H2RAs in Barrett’s Esophagus

February 14, 2017 PPI use, but not H2 receptor antagonists, linked to reduced risk of progression in Barrett's esophagus

Short-Course Tocilizumab May Up Hep B Reactivation in RA

February 13, 2017 Three patients with chronic HBV infection had reactivation, but they were asymptomatic

Review: Noncomplete Mesorectal Excision Up With Laparoscopy

February 10, 2017 Increased risk seen for patients undergoing laparoscopic versus open rectal resection

Fecal Transplant Feasible for C. difficile Infection in Pregnancy

February 09, 2017 Following transplant at 18 weeks' gestation, patient no longer needed antibiotics for rest of pregnancy

Rat Study Shows Gut Dysbiosis Impacts Systolic Blood Pressure

February 09, 2017 SBP up in WKY rats gavaged with spontaneously hypertensive stroke prone rat microbiota

Guideline Issued on Molecular Biomarkers for CRC Tissues

February 08, 2017 21 guideline statements developed, including 8 recommendations, 10 consensus opinions

CDC Issues Updated Immunization Schedule

February 07, 2017 CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines in adults

30-day Mortality Down With Vancomycin in C. difficile

February 07, 2017 But Clostridium difficile recurrence rate similar for metronidazole, vancomycin

Outreach Strategies Increase HCC Screening in Cirrhosis

February 07, 2017 No difference in proportion undergoing screening with mailed invitation with or without navigation

Risk of Certain Adverse Outcomes Up With Endoscopy in Pregnancy

February 07, 2017 Higher risk of preterm birth or small for gestational age but not congenital malformation, stillbirth

Bundle of Items Can Reduce SSI Rate in Colon Surgery

February 07, 2017 Bundle of five items reduces surgical site infection rate in colon surgery but not in hip surgery

Poor Pathologist Agreement for Low-Grade Dysplasia in Barrett’s

February 06, 2017 Kappa value 0.11 for low-grade dysplasia among patients with Barrett's esophagus