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Digestive Disease Vitals for July 2017

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Heavy drinking doubles gastric cancer risk

As with other cancers, alcohol consumption significantly increases the risk for gastric cancer.

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What's the best tool to prevent opioid-induced constipation?

Results of a meta-analysis of RCTs.

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Colorectal surgery: full bowel prep reduces surgical site infections

Oral antibiotics plus mechanical bowel preparation reduces risk by 80%.

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Score predicts diabetes remission following bariatric surgery procedures

The validated DiaRem score is derived from data readily available in the medical record.

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Primary Care Oncology Vitals for July 2017
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Primary Care Oncology Vitals for July 2017

FDA expands Dignicap use for other solid tumors | Diagnostic FIT supported in patients with high CRC risk | HBV screening before chemotherapy in lung cancer | A little folate means big risk decrease in upper GI cancer.

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Cirrhosis: anemia included among predictors of ACLF

Four factors identified in patients with HCV, HBV, and alcoholic cirrhosis.

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Is radiotherapy really the best treatment for LARC?

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HCV-3: clearance rates top 90% with SOF-based regimens

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IBS: determining foods associated with specific symptoms

Clinicians isolated foods associated with IBS subtypes.

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Liver Disease Vitals for July 2017
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Liver Disease Vitals for July 2017

Cochrane review of DAAs under fire | Eradicating HCV linked to better T2D control | Recommendations for managing hematologic malignancies and HBV | Decreased HCC risk after 5 y of entecavir/tenofovir.

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GI cancer: fish oil during chemotherapy could improve prognosis

Patients receiving fish oil supplements had more muscle and lean body mass than those who didn’t.

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Head and Neck Cancer Vitals for July 2017
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Head and Neck Cancer Vitals for July 2017

Is thyroid cancer overdiagnosed and overtreated? | Academic centers see better survival in oral cavity cancer | Survival of HNSSC is better at high-volume and academic centers.

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Second-line pangenotypic SOF/VEL/VOX approved for patients with mild/no cirrhosis.

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IBS: do low-FODMAP diets reduce healthcare use?

Results of a small prospective study.

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