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Palliative medicine: does end-of-life assisted hydration extend survival?
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Palliative medicine: does end-of-life assisted hydration extend survival?

This is the first randomised controlled trial to investigate the routine use of clinically assisted hydration in cancer patients at the end-of-life.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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Surgery to remove benign colorectal polyps on the rise

Guidelines recommend endoscopic resection.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Colorectal Dis
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Uncomplicated diverticulitis: can we safely skip antibiotics?

A meta-analysis finds no clear answer.

HCV infection tied to increased risk of fractures
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HCV infection tied to increased risk of fractures

Routine screening and early therapy for osteoporosis are recommended.

  • Clinical Essentials from J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.
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HCV: ESPGHAN issues recommendations for pediatric treatment

Peginterferon/ribavirin takes a back seat in this evidence-based approach.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS One
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Arthritis: new COX-2 inhibitor no worse for gut than placebo

Meta-analysis compared it with placebo and other active drugs.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Herpes zoster rates higher in IBD patients, especially those taking thiopurines

A large Veterans’ Affairs study noted modestly elevated risk among unvaccinated patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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CRC mortality decreasing more slowly in Hispanics

Mortality decreased by 5.9% in Hispanics vs 15.1% in non-Hispanic whites.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Ther
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Should HbA1c be used to diagnose diabetes in patients with cirrhosis?

Test may be unreliable in those with anemia.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Oncotarget
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HBV tied to lower odds of NAFLD in meta-analysis

The 5 observational studies involved over 8200 patients and 111K controls.

Patients prefer surgery to antibiotics for appendicitis
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Patients prefer surgery to antibiotics for appendicitis

Only one in 10 patients would choose antibiotics over surgery.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Am. J. Transplant
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AKI common after nonrenal solid organ transplant in children

More than two-thirds of pediatric heart, lung, liver, and multi-organ recipients develop perioperative AKI.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Gastroenterology
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Infliximab for Crohn’s: how best to tailor maintenance dosing?

Drug concentrations may be no better than symptoms as dose-change indicator.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Early-stage HCC: curative resection tops ablation

Survival was 3 times longer with resection.