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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Practices exempted from MIPS could miss out

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New in Gastroenterology

  • Clinical Essentials from HIV Med
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HCV/HIV: ANRS HC31 SOFTRIH confirms LDV/SOF efficacy

High HCV-1 clearance rates, even in cirrhosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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Pancreatic cancer: no decreased risk with aspirin or NSAIDs

Data from over 141K individuals in 2 prospective cohorts shows no association.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastrointest Endosc
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Delayed H pylori treatment after ulcer diagnosis is strongly linked to worse outcomes

The longer the wait, the more ulcers and cancers.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment. Pharmacol.
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HCV: SOF+DCV less effective in decompensated liver disease

Delay to post-transplant may be better when MELD score is 20 or above

Digestive Disease Vitals for December 2017
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Digestive Disease Vitals for December 2017

Lifestyle factors and diverticulitis risk | Inflammatory burden and neoplasia in UC | Fecal calprotectin predictive of IBD relapse | Fecal transplant by oral capsule.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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CONCORD-2: liver cancer mortality remains high in the US

5-year OS remains lower among black patients compared with whites.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Colon cancer: CONCORD-2 US data show continued racial disparity in survival

Survival gap improved by less than 1% during 2001-2009.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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How do fecal-transplant patients do years later?

As well as or better than antibiotic-treated patients, 1 study finds.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Crohns Colitis
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IBD: steroids may double venous thromboembolism risk

Anti-TNFα agents, on the other hand, are linked to reduced risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from HIV Med
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HCV/HIV: non-cART DAA interactions often missed

Data from a Dutch nationwide prospective study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Rectal cancer: 16 states claim over 90% of cases

CONCORD-2 also shows only slight decrease in mortality between 2001 and 2009.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Transplant
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Post-LT HCV: extended DCV+SOF±RBV delivers high SVR12

Multicenter Italian study of patients with severe fibrosis, cirrhosis.

Liver Disease Vitals for December 2017
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Liver Disease Vitals for December 2017

New ACP/CDC HBV guidelines | First 2-dose Hep B vaccine approved | Alcohol and metabolic defects raise liver disease risk | Cirrhosis risk with PPIs in chronic HCV.