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Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

April 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery Read article

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Virtual Reality Cuts Time to Guide Catheter to Target Blood Vessels

March 28, 2019 Compared with fluoroscopic guidance, VR reduces time to select GDA, splenic, right hepatic artery

Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer May Often Be Misdiagnosed

February 28, 2019 Most patients are diagnosed at advanced stages of disease, report waiting months before seeing doctor

Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD

February 11, 2019 Only 30 percent of patients reported prior counseling; most interested in receiving more information

Patient, Doctor Communication Priorities Differ in Ulcerative Colitis

February 08, 2019 Second study highlights importance of recognizing the emotional impact of ulcerative colitis

Diagnostic Delays Common in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

February 08, 2019 Overall, 68 percent of patients reported delay in diagnosis; delay more likely for UC versus Crohn disease

Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients

November 16, 2018 Coexistence of other liver conditions tied to even higher risk for death, health care costs

ACAAI: Almost 2 Percent of Children Have Milk Allergy

November 16, 2018 Among children with food allergy, 53 percent of infants have milk allergy vs. 15 percent of teens

Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection

November 15, 2018 Glecaprevir + pibrentasvir effective for those who previously failed direct-acting antiviral treatment

ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy

October 23, 2018 Eight-three percent of 155 patients did not need post-op narcotics; shorter length of stay with no narcotics

ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting

October 23, 2018 Candidates who accept organ from older donor have lower mortality within and beyond 90 days

DDW: Bowel Sounds May Identify Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 05, 2018 Recording of bowel sounds allowed for IBS diagnosis with high sensitivity and specificity

DDW: Altruism, Economic Reward Motivate Fecal Donation

June 05, 2018 Logistics of collecting and transporting feces was recurrent theme impeding stool donation

DDW: Psych Disorders Make GERD Hard to Dx by Symptoms Alone

June 05, 2018 Symptoms are unreliable for establishing presence of reflux in patients with minor psychiatric disorders

ASCO: mFOLFIRINOX Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

June 04, 2018 And, pre-op chemoradiotherapy linked to longer overall survival than immediate surgery

ASCO: mCRC Costs Up in Western Washington vs. British Columbia

June 04, 2018 No significant difference between regions in median OS for those receiving, not receiving systemic tx