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SABCS: Modest Weight Loss Cuts Breast CA Risk Post Menopause

December 08, 2017. 12:00 PM CST. Postmenopausal women with weight gain had increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event

November 15, 2017 Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high-intensity statins

AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 14, 2017 New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80

AAO: Higher Exercise Intensity Tied to Reduced Risk of Glaucoma

November 14, 2017 Risk reduced 73 percent for those with highest versus lowest level of self-reported activity

AHA: Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke

November 13, 2017 Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake

AHA: Cardiac Troponin I IDs Low Risk of MI, Cardiac Death

November 13, 2017 In suspected ACS, high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I concentration <5 ng/mL IDs those at low risk

ACR: Opioids, SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in RA

November 06, 2017 Increased risk of osteoporotic fracture with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, opioids of any strength

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

ASA: Opioid-Free Anesthesia Feasible for Surgical Procedures

October 24, 2017 Only 36 percent of patients request oral opioid meds in PACU despite receiving opioid-free anesthesia

ACG: Defecation Posture Modification Device Beneficial

October 16, 2017 Significant reductions in bowel movement duration, straining patterns and increase in bowel emptiness

IDSA: Surgical Site Infections Up With Reported Penicillin Allergy

October 09, 2017 Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic

IDSA: Retail Meat May Be a Transmission Source for UTIs

October 06, 2017 Almost one-fourth of retail poultry contains E. coli strains associated with urinary tract infections

ASTRO: Patient Experience of Radiation Better Than Expected

September 28, 2017 Few breast cancer patients agree that negative stories they initially heard/read were actually true

ASTRO: High-Dose Brachytherapy Effective With Four 7 Gy Fractions

September 27, 2017 Better tumor control than with two 9 Gy fractions among patients with locally advanced cervical cancer

Engaging Muslim Women May Up Odds of Mammogram

September 25, 2017 Significant increase in self-reported likelihood of obtaining mammogram following intervention