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ACG: Diphenhydramine Ups Sedation in Chronic Opioid Users

October 16, 2017. 7:00 PM CDT. Improvement in sedation scores for patients using chronic opioids scheduled to undergo colonoscopy Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

CRC Tumor Cells Exposed to Gut Bacteria Express Chemokines

September 06, 2017 Antibiotic treatment of orthotopic tumor-bearing mice reduced chemokine expression levels

Excessive Alcohol Use Found to Speed Up Cellular Aging

June 26, 2017 DNA research reveals alcoholics have shorter telomeres

ASCO: Capecitabine May Extend Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

May 19, 2017 Survival benefit seen in those given capecitabine versus surgery alone

ASCO: Nut Consumption Ups Survival in Stage III Colon Cancer

May 18, 2017 Survival benefits also seen with healthy diet and exercise, researchers say

DDW: Bariatric Balloon Capsule Shows Promise for Weight Loss

May 09, 2017 New capsule requires no endoscope; balloon is deflated, then excreted naturally

DDW: Autonomously-Controlled ‘Capsule Robot’ Can Explore Colon

May 09, 2017 Tiny, magnet-guided device might someday replace colonoscopy, researchers say

AACR: Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Cancer Mortality

April 03, 2017 Regular aspirin use linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, especially colorectal, breast, prostate cancer

New or Worsening T2DM Could Indicate Pancreatic Cancer

February 01, 2017 Type 2 diabetes could be the first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer, researchers say

Breath Test to Detect Esophageal, Gastric Cancers May Be Feasible

February 01, 2017 Test could reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies, researcher says

ASCO: Moderate Activity Tied to Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

January 18, 2017 Patients only appeared to derive benefit from moderate -- not vigorous -- activity

AHA: Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk

November 16, 2016 Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like esomeprazole and omeprazole

ACG: Vegetarian Diets May Not Be Significantly Heart Healthier

October 19, 2016 Study finds no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk

Some Cancer Center Staff Uncertain of Services Offered

September 20, 2016 'Mystery shopper' study shows one in 10 facilities provided misinformation on palliative care services

Early Palliative Care Ups QOL for Terminal Cancer Patients

September 09, 2016 Early care also increases chances of having end-of-life discussions

Statins Could Help Boost Survival Among Cancer Patients

July 12, 2016 Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival