Today's Health News

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices

Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease

Correlation seen for infections after introduction of gluten; no link for adenovirus

Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors

However, liver graft discard from older donors remained increased from 2003 to 2016

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps

Only 42.6 percent of 84 patients with biopsy-proven advanced colorectal polyps were taking aspirin

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Of 146 protocols analyzed, 65 percent fully reported adverse events as intended by the protocol

Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C

Mortality, hepatocellular carcinoma risk reduced after adjustment for potential confounders

Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

Spending per person increased 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2017; utilization increased 0.5 percent

Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD

Only 30 percent of patients reported prior counseling; most interested in receiving more information

Diagnostic Delays Common in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Overall, 68 percent of patients reported delay in diagnosis; delay more likely for UC versus Crohn disease

Patient, Doctor Communication Priorities Differ in Ulcerative Colitis

Second study highlights importance of recognizing the emotional impact of ulcerative colitis