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Bariatric Surgery Linked to Discontinuing Diabetes Meds

February 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CST. Six-year antidiabetes treatment initiation rate also much lower after bariatric surgery Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks

February 13, 2018 Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up

Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider

February 13, 2018 Delivery of pre-examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves

Disparities Seen in Gastric Cancer Patients’ Receipt of Pre-Op Chemo

February 13, 2018 Racial, ethnic disparities in treatment also affect disparities in overall survival

Pre-Op Weight Loss Improves Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery

February 13, 2018 Pre-op excess weight loss tied to significantly greater rate of post-op excess weight loss over one year

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

February 12, 2018 EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete

Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer Staging Tied to More Chemoradiation

February 12, 2018 But no significant improvement in overall survival compared with CT of the abdomen and pelvis only

Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians

February 09, 2018 Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs

Stem Cell Transplant May Be Effective for Systemic Sclerosis

February 07, 2018 Small study shows improvements in management of cutaneous, organ manifestations

Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity-Related Illness in U.S.

February 07, 2018 Proportion of medical expenditures for obesity-related illness varies widely by state

Mutations Common in Pancreatic CA, History of Other Cancers

February 06, 2018 HBOC- or LS-related CA may increase likelihood of mutation in pancreatic CA susceptibility gene

Hot Tea + Alcohol or Smoking May Up Esophageal Cancer Risk

February 05, 2018 Greatest risk for esophageal cancer for those who drink burning hot tea, consume ≥15 mg alcohol daily

Humanities Exposure Positively Impacts Medical Students

February 05, 2018 Findings may influence future medical school recruitment, curricula

IV Bevacizumab Effective for Severe HHT-Related Bleeding

February 05, 2018 Drop in RBC transfusion requirements, epistaxis severity in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Medicaid Expansion Cuts Out-of-Pocket Spending

February 01, 2018 Study finds expansion also improved insurance status relative to non-expansion states

Survival Trends for Cancer Generally Increasing Worldwide

January 31, 2018 Increasing trend seen for some lethal cancers, with up to 5 percent increase for liver, pancreas, lung CAs