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Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients

November 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CST. Coexistence of other liver conditions tied to even higher risk for death, health care costs Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

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

Restricting Fluids Post Abdominal Surgery Doesn’t Up Survival

May 10, 2018 Fluid restriction has no impact on disability-free survival; increases risk of acute kidney injury

Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery

May 02, 2018 Patients use fewer opioids than are prescribed after open, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity

March 21, 2018 Technical success rate 100 percent in 10 subjects; no procedure-related complications, adverse events

Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

February 16, 2018 Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance

Decreased Survival When Surgery Refused for Esophageal Cancer

January 30, 2018 Worse median survival when refusing recommended surgery versus choosing surgery, neoadjuvant tx

ASCO: Liquid Biopsy Accurate for Detecting Colorectal Cancer

January 17, 2018 Novel assay to detect circulating tumor cells has high sensitivity, specificity for precancerous lesions

ASN: PPIs Associated With Increased Risk of Kidney Disease

November 06, 2017 Risk for both chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease higher with proton pump inhibitor use

Colorectal Lesion Frequency Increases at Age 45

October 30, 2017 Polyp, adenoma, and neoplasia detection rate higher in 45-49 age group than in younger patients

ACG: Diphenhydramine Ups Sedation in Chronic Opioid Users

October 16, 2017 Improvement in sedation scores for patients using chronic opioids scheduled to undergo colonoscopy

ACG: Burnout Reported by About Half of Gastroenterologists

October 16, 2017 Factors associated with burnout include female sex, spending more hours on domestic chores, child care