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Quality Improvement Program Lowers Prolonged Steroid Use With IBD

October 17, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Excess steroid use seen in 14 percent of patients Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

October 11, 2019 Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

October 09, 2019 Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio

American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Cancer Incidence

October 09, 2019 Higher rates reported for lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, and stomach cancers versus whites

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

October 08, 2019 Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

October 08, 2019 But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures

Hepatitis C Virus Infection Rates Up for Women Giving Birth

October 04, 2019 Rates of HCV infection are much higher among women with opioid use disorder

Enhanced Recovery Program Aids Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

October 03, 2019 Extended hospital stays after surgery reduced by almost half with no adverse effects

Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Chronic Diarrhea

October 02, 2019 Relationship appears independent of dietary, lifestyle, psychological, medical comorbidities

Elderly Who Start Thiopurine Tx for IBD Have Higher Risk for AEs

October 01, 2019 Advanced age and female gender are independent risk factors for adverse events

Low Cancer Suspicion Tied to Delay in CRC Referral in Primary Care

September 30, 2019 Presentation without alarm symptoms linked to long duration to referral in multivariable analysis

Recommendations Developed for Evaluating Chronic Diarrhea

September 27, 2019 AGA recommends fecal calprotectin, lactoferrin for screening for inflammatory bowel disease

SBRT Shortens Tx for Prostate Cancer Without Greater Toxicity

September 27, 2019 Ultra-hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy cuts treatment from two months to two weeks

Mental Health Service Use Up After Bariatric Surgery

September 27, 2019 Deliberate self-harm presentations to an ED increased fivefold after bariatric surgery

DPP4 Inhibitors Do Not Up Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

September 27, 2019 Findings based on comparison to sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones

Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging

September 26, 2019 In meta-analysis, sensitivity, specificity comparable for deep learning models and health care professionals