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ASCO: Pembrolizumab Noninferior to Chemo in Advanced Gastric Cancer

June 03, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. For patients with PD-L1 combined positive score of ≥10, pembrolizumab prolongs overall survival Read article

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DDW: Lasting Weight Loss Seen With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

May 10, 2019 Patients were predicted to achieve their minimum weight at 24 months after ESG

Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes

May 08, 2019 Intervention linked to better short-term outcomes versus surgical procedures

New App Aids Surgeons in Predicting Hernias After Abdominal Surgery

April 25, 2019 Real-time risk score predicts incisional hernias following abdominal surgery

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

April 18, 2019 SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019 Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

Fibrosis, Steatosis of the Liver Observed in Some Young Adults

April 12, 2019 Within Avon Longitudinal Study cohort, 2.4 percent of young adults had fibrosis; 20.8 percent had steatosis

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Burden Up Among HIV-Infected

April 11, 2019 NAFLD becoming increasingly important cause of liver disease, liver mortality

AACR: High BMI Before 50 Raising Pancreatic Cancer Mortality

April 01, 2019 Twenty-eight percent of pancreatic cancer deaths due to higher BMI in those born in 1970 to 1974

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