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Liver Cancer Risk May Rise for 2nd-, 3rd-Generation U.S. Mexicans

September 20, 2022. 3:36 PM CDT.

Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma increased by 35 and 61 percent for second-, third- versus first-generation U.S. Mexicans

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OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

DDW: Cannabinoid Use Ups Sedation Requirements During Endoscopy

May 26, 2022

However, patients with cannabis use do not have increased awareness or discomfort during procedures


DDW: Cardiovascular Disease More Common in Lean NAFLD Patients

May 16, 2022

Findings independent of other risk factors like age, sex, race, smoking status, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia


DDW: ‘Alarming’ Rise in Esophageal Cancer, Barrett Esophagus Seen in Middle-Age

May 13, 2022

Number of endoscopies performed not increasing, despite increased prevalence


DDW: Gallstone Disease May Predict Pancreatic Cancer Incidence

May 13, 2022

Gallstone presentation may be a missed opportunity for earlier diagnosis


DDW: Antibiotics Up Risk of Older-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

May 13, 2022

Findings regardless of antibiotic class and with a dose-response relationship


Hypertension, CHD Risk Up With History of Allergic Disorders

April 12, 2022

Risk for hypertension highest for those age 18 to 57 years; CHD risk highest for those aged 39 to 57 years, men, Blacks


Physician-Led Anesthesia Model May Optimize GI Endoscopy Cases

February 11, 2022

In-room to scope-in time decreased for combined, upper, and lower GI endoscopy procedures with monitored anesthesia care


Combo Immunotherapy Ups Survival in Advanced Liver Cancer

January 24, 2022

Overall survival, but not progression-free survival, improved with tremelimumab plus durvalumab versus sorafenib for unresectable HCC


Adding Immunotherapy to Chemo Ups Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer

January 24, 2022

Overall survival, progression-free survival prolonged in those receiving durvalumab versus placebo in addition to gemcitabine and cisplatin


ASTRO: EBRT Underused in Liver Cancer Patients Awaiting Transplant

October 29, 2021

Only 3.6 percent of patients received external-beam radiation therapy alone or in combination with other liver-directed bridging therapies


ASTRO: Long-Term AEs Similar for Shorter-Course RT After Prostatectomy

October 29, 2021

No difference seen in change scores for patient-reported GU, GI toxicity at 24 months with hypofractionated, conventionally fractionated RT


ACS: Surgery May Follow Initial Antibiotic Therapy for Appendicitis

October 28, 2021

At one and two years, 40 and 46 percent of patients initially receiving antibiotics underwent subsequent appendectomy


ACS: Attitudes Toward CRC Screening Changed During Pandemic

October 26, 2021

Use of fecal occult blood test up during pandemic; more than half of respondents willing to do at-home FOBT in lieu of colonoscopy


AAP: Magnets, Electronics Foreign Body Ingestion Up During COVID-19

October 12, 2021

No increase found in foreign body ingestions overall, but proportion of magnets and electronics FBI increased significantly


IDSA: C. difficile Prevalent in Non-Health Care Settings

October 05, 2021

In United States, positivity rate highest at private residences and outdoor environments versus public buildings