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Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers Shifted to Younger Age Groups

August 15, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Large study shows particular increase in the 50- to 64-year-old age group from 2000 to 2016 Read article


Worse Cancer Outcomes for Elderly HIV-Infected Patients

August 09, 2019 Significantly higher rates of relapse or death for HIV-infected men with prostate cancer, women with breast cancer

Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

August 09, 2019 Having a health savings account can mitigate the impact of the high-deductible health plan

Ulcerative Colitis Outcomes Similar for Smokers, Nonsmokers

August 09, 2019 No significant difference in rates of flares, thiopurine use, hospitalization for persistent smokers, quitters

Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain

August 08, 2019 Young colorectal cancer patients more often present via emergency; have lowest percentage early-stage cancer

Fluoride Exposure Tied to Kidney, Liver Function Changes in Youth

August 08, 2019 Increase in plasma fluoride linked to lower eGFR, higher serum uric acid, lower blood urea nitrogen

Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States

August 07, 2019 Trends similar to 65- to 84-year age group, but risk elevated for some cancers, diagnosis at later stages

Common Therapy for Obstetric Cholestasis Found Ineffective

August 07, 2019 Treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid versus placebo yielded no significant difference in outcome

Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

August 07, 2019 22 percent of increased total spending due to higher per-unit cost of existing drugs

Ranking for Abdominal Surgeries Not Linked to Patient Outcomes

August 06, 2019 Serious morbidity, in-hospital mortality similar for laparoscopic sx at top-ranked, nonranked hospitals

Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

August 02, 2019 Review shows evidence that brand-brand competition was mediated by quality of competing drugs

Risk for Allergy Development Increased After Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use

July 31, 2019 Rates ratios increased with increasing age and were more prominent in women

Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians

July 31, 2019 Residents with burnout had greater explicit racial bias, implicit racial bias scores after adjustment

National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy

July 30, 2019 Any raw score on the Jefferson Score of Empathy can be converted to percentile rank

Substantial Costs Attributable to Hospital-Acquired C. Difficile

July 29, 2019 Direct costs come from extended length of stay and increased hospitalization costs

Higher Fasting Plasma Glucose May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk

July 25, 2019 Continuous increase in risk of pancreatic cancer with elevating fasting glucose, even within normal range