Today's Health News

Radiologists Performing More Paracenteses, Thoracenteses

2004 to 2016 saw increase in paracentesis, thoracentesis procedures performed by radiologists

Prevalence of Celiac Disease High in First-Degree Relatives

FDRs with villous atrophy identified with high sensitivity and specificity by anti-TTG ≥2.75 of ULN

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Risk significantly higher for patients receiving diagnosis of IBD from 2003 through 2014 versus earlier

Oral Antibiotic Use Linked to Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Risk for colon cancer increased, risk for rectal cancer reduced in association with oral antibiotic use

Odds of Developing C. Diff Increased in Older Cancer Patients

Risk for Clostridiodes difficile infection significantly greater with diagnosis of liquid tumors

Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity

Risk significantly increased for suicide attempt and mood, anxiety, personality, eating disorders

DAAs Cut Deaths in Those Treated for HCV-Related Liver Cancer

Findings seen for patients receiving direct-acting antivirals with complete response to liver cancer treatment

Lipophilic Statins May Cut Liver Cancer in Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Inverse link is dose-dependent; lowest 10-year HCC risk seen with 600 or more lipophilic statin cDDDs

Certain Dietary Supplements Tied to Dysphagia, Choking in Seniors

Most reports of swallowing complications involve multivitamins or calcium supplements

GERD Associated With Chronic Temporomandibular Disorder

Somatization, anxiety, and undermined sleep moderately mediated correlation between GERD, TMD