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New guidelines on deprescribing proton pump inhibitors

The drugs are often overused.

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New HCV testing guide now available for clinicians

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Statins reduce mortality in colon cancer

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Reproductive factors linked to pancreatic cancer risk after menopause

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Avoiding gluten doesn’t help and may harm patients who don’t have celiac

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Decision-aid plus patient navigation support improves CRC screening rates

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

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ASCO 2017: Adjuvant Capecitabine May Extend Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Viral Hepat
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HIV: HCV coinfection raises risk for heart attack, stroke

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How can I get my kid off juice?

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Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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California considers limits on pharma gifts

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Scand. J. Gastroenterol.
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Ulcerative colitis: promising new treatments on the horizon

Several treatments are in phase 2 and 3 studies.

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CDC: HCV incidence rates rise 300% over 5-y span

Spread driven by injection drug use in young people.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Point-of-care HCV RNA test found highly accurate

Real-world data show high sensitivity and specificity.

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Beta-blockers are linked to better survival in pancreatic adenocarcinoma

The drugs are a mixed bag when it comes to risks for different cancers.

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CRC: FIT tops FOBT with lower rate of interval cancer

Colonoscopy interval cancers are associated with the worst outcomes.

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Hepatitis Vitals for May 2017
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Hepatitis Vitals for May 2017

FDA approves 2 HCV medications for children | Eradicate HCV, reactivate HBV? | HCV+ kidneys for noninfected patients | HCV's global health impact.

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HCV: silent epidemic growing in women of childbearing age

CDC study suggests need for routine HCV screening in pregnancy.

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Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery improves QoL in chronic cough | DDW
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Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery improves QoL in chronic cough | DDW

Chronic cough completely resolved in most patients and 79% reported independence from anti-reflux medications

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Spontaneous HCV clearance is rare in patients with HIV

Fewer than 1% of coinfected patients spontaneously clear chronic HCV.

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HCV coinfection raises non-AIDS cancer risk in HIV

Higher risk remained after excluding hepatocellular carcinoma.

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SOF-based HCV regimens: how common is acute kidney injury?

Study identifies factors for acute renal impairment.

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HIV and CRC rates are not associated

Current screening guidelines OK for HIV-positive patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Colorectal Cancer
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Young-onset CRC linked to more aggressive disease, but similar survival

Young-onset CRC is on the rise.

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