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Cancer Linked to Shortened Life Span for Solid Organ Recipients

September 20, 2021. 3:07 PM CDT.

Overall, cancer responsible for loss of 1.9 percent of total life years expected in the absence of cancer in transplant recipients

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OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Cancer Diagnoses Down During the Pandemic

September 10, 2021

Findings for diagnosis of eight common cancers during spring 2020 and winter 2020 to 2021


Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer

September 09, 2021

Inverse association seen for antibiotic use and rectal cancer, which seems to be driven by women


mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Immunogenic in Immunosuppressed Patients

September 08, 2021

Titers of anti-S IgG lower for patients with chronic inflammatory disease receiving glucocorticoids or B-cell depletion therapy


Women, Minority Groups Still Lagging in Clinical Faculty Positions

September 08, 2021

Racial and ethnic diversity grew more slowly than representation of women in U.S. academic medicine from 1990 through 2019


Health Care Disproportionately Spent on White Americans

September 08, 2021

White Americans benefit from greater than average spending on preventive care versus non-White populations


Journal Editors Call for Action to Curb Rising Global Temperatures

September 07, 2021

Risks to health and the environment include heat-related morbidity and decline in global yield potential for crops


9.7 Percent of All U.S. Persons Uninsured in 2020

September 02, 2021

Slight decrease seen from 2019, but difference was not significant; 13.9 percent of adults and 5.1 percent of children uninsured in 2020


Antihypertensives Linked to Reduced Mortality in Colorectal Cancer

September 01, 2021

Reductions in mortality seen in association with ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, thiazide diuretics


Higher Vitamin D Intake Linked to Reduced Risk of Early-Onset CRC

August 30, 2021

Inverse association significant and stronger for dietary sources of vitamin D versus supplemental vitamin D


COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Up for Racial, Ethnic Minority HCWs

August 30, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy highest among Black and Hispanic or Latino health care workers; concerns include side effects, newness of vaccine


Adverse Events Associated With BNT162b2 Vaccination ID’d

August 27, 2021

Vaccination not associated with elevated risk for most of the adverse events examined; association found with increased risk for myocarditis, but risk higher in association with SARS-CoV-2 infection


Ultrasound Detects Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

August 27, 2021

New index shows strong correlation with endoscopically determined disease activity


Learning Environment Issues Tied to Medical School Burnout

August 26, 2021

Those reporting mistreatment may also experience exhaustion, disengagement, and career regret


Survival Rates Lower for Black Liver Transplant Recipients

August 25, 2021

For Blacks versus Whites, differences in post-LT mortality narrowed between 2002 and 2009, increased between 2014 and 2018


Outcome Measure Developed for Crohn’s Perianal Fistula

August 25, 2021

Crohn's Anal Fistula QoL has good internal consistency, excellent stability, good responsiveness and construct validity