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New guidelines on deprescribing proton pump inhibitors

The drugs are often overused.

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Coffee reduces risk for hepatocellular carcinoma | Meta-analysis

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Oesophageal cancer: does statin use help after diagnosis?

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Eating nuts could improve colon cancer outcomes

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  • Clinical Essentials from Endoscopy
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ESGE guidelines: update on endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

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  • Univadis Medical News
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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules

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  • International Medical Press

BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

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  • International Medical Press

Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study

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  • International Medical Press

BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS

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  • International Medical Press

Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study

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  • International Medical Press

RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatology
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HCV: retreatment with SOF/VEL may be an option

Phase 2 study shows 91% clearance rate.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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Statins reduce mortality in colon cancer

Decrease is steepest with intact BMP signaling.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatology
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HCV-TARGET: DAA regimens safe, effective in LT, KT recipients

Real-world data show a clearance rate of 96%.

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New HCV testing guide now available for clinicians

ACP, AAHIVM release free guide in time for national hepatitis testing day.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Oncol Pract
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Study supports illegal darbepoetin marketing claim

Settlements, fines, and repayments have amounted to $1.1 billion.

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  • Clinical Essentials from HPB (Oxford)
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CLM: parenchymal-sparing resection OK for some patients

PSH could be considered even for some with multifocal disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from World J Surg.
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Crohn’s disease: Which factors are associated with disease recurrence after resection?

Most patients need major surgery at some point, but how can we keep that number low?

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Smartphones speed up discharge from ED
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Smartphones speed up discharge from ED

On average, patients were discharged 26 minutes sooner when their results were sent directly to a smartphone.

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life
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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

Almost half of older adults receive more than 10 prescription drugs in the last year of life.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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Decision-aid plus patient navigation support improves CRC screening rates

Approach beats usual care practice for vulnerable patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Pain.
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IBD patients more likely to experience migraine

The mechanism may lie in the gut-brain connection.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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Laparoscopic gastric band surgery leads to more surgeries

Which winds up costing Medicare a lot.

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ESTRO 2017: Study Suggests Role for Radiotherapy in Extending Survival in Patients With Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer

<p>Radiotherapy at a high enough dose may increase survival in early-stage pancreatic cancer.</p>

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Coffee, decaf or not, is linked to reduced HCC risk

Caffeinated coffee reduces risk slightly more.

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