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Adherence to Diabetes Meds May Cut Mortality in Colorectal Cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer and diabetes have better survival with adherence to diabetes meds

May 2020 Briefing – Gastroenterology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for May 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services

Lasting Drop Seen in CRC Incidence, Death After Negative Colonoscopy

Reductions only seen for 10.1 to 17.4 years of follow-up after high-quality colonoscopy

Platinum Therapy May Up Survival in Pancreatic Cancer With DNA Repair Defects

PFS longer in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma with versus without homologous recombination deficiency

Updated Guidelines Issued for Management of Diverticulitis

CT scan is most appropriate initial imaging modality; lifestyle interventions can reduce risk

Antiobesity Meds May Curb Weight Regain After RYGB

Statistical models suggest phentermine, topiramate, combination can slow, prevent weight regain

Melanoma Risk From Biologic Therapy Remains Uncertain

Systematic literature review and meta-analysis reveal link to increased risk cannot be ruled out