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H. Pylori Infection Found to Be Related to Gallbladder Diseases

December 15, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. Cholecystic polyps more common, gallstones less common with infection Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Recent Change in Spectrum of HIV-Linked Kidney Disease

December 14, 2017 Improvement of therapy for HIV infection has changed incidence, type, severity of kidney diseases

Telemedicine Facilitates Diabetes Foot Ulcer Care

December 14, 2017 However, home-based telemedicine posed some technical and logistic challenges

C. Difficile + Kidney Injury Admissions Are Up

December 13, 2017 Despite increase in admissions, inpatient mortality improved from 2003 to 2012

Atopic Dermatitis Severity Tied to IgG Response to S. Aureus

December 12, 2017 Children's responses directed against antigens with immune-modulatory functions

Deceleration in Health Care Spending Growth in 2016

December 11, 2017 Enrollment trends drove slowdown in Medicaid and private health insurance spending growth in 2016

Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Rosacea Risk in Women

December 08, 2017 Authors say results can inform disease intervention and patient care

Influenza Picking Up in U.S., Predominantly A(H3N2)

December 08, 2017 Influenza activity was low during October 2017, has been increasing since the start of November

Letermovir Prophylaxis Cuts Risk of CMV Infection

December 07, 2017 Significantly lower risk of clinically significant CMV infection after hematopoietic-cell transplant

Link Between Diabetes, Antibiotic Use Called Into Question

December 05, 2017 Clinical, lifestyle factors may have confounded previous findings linking antibiotics, diabetes risk

Nivolumab May Induce Successful Depletion of HIV Reservoir

December 04, 2017 Case report describes smoker with HIV infection receiving nivolumab for non-small-cell lung cancer

Incidence of HIV Dropped From 1999 to 2016 in Uganda

November 30, 2017 Drop in incidence coincided with increases in ART coverage, male circumcision, teens not having sex

Fecal Microbial Transplant by Oral Capsule Noninferior for CDI

November 29, 2017 FMT by capsule noninferior to FMT by colonoscopy for prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection

Clinician Denial of Patient Requests Impacts Satisfaction

November 28, 2017 Worse satisfaction in association with denial of request for referral, pain meds, other meds, lab tests

Value-Based Payment Modifier Not Tied to Practice Performance

November 28, 2017 Performance differences between practices narrowed after adjustment for patient characteristics

Escalation Noted in Incidence of Scarlet Fever in England

November 28, 2017 Three-fold increase in rates between 2013 and 2014, with further increases in 2015, 2016