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AI-Augmented System Aids Classification of Colorectal Polyps

Compared with standard microscopic assessment, AI-augmented digital system improves accuracy of classification of polyps by pathologists

Most Immunosuppressive Meds Not Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

Except for rituximab, no increased risk seen for in-hospital death or mechanical ventilation for those on long-term immunosuppressive therapy

PSA Testing Rates Up in the U.S. After Change in Guidance

Prostate-specific antigen testing rates increased for men aged 40 to 89 years following 2017 revision of USPSTF recommendation on screening

Many Hospitals Lack All-Trans Retinoic Acid for Treating Leukemia

Only 14 percent of hospitals that referred patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia had ATRA readily available

AAV Gene Transfer Feasible for the Treatment of Hemophilia A

In a phase 1-2 trial, 16 of 18 men had sustained expression of factor VIII after gene transfer with adeno-associated viral vector (SPK-8011)

Hospitals Lag in Sexual Harassment Policies

Findings reveal few of the top U.S. medical centers have policies addressing harassment of physicians and staff by patients

Colorectal Cancer Risk Up for Patients With Psoriasis

In subgroup analysis according to sex, increased risk for CRC seen for female, but not male psoriasis patients

FDA Approves Imaging Drug That Can Help Surgeons Spot Ovarian Cancers

Drug is designed to improve surgeon's ability to detect ovarian cancer while operating on a patient

Old Spice, Secret Antiperspirants Recalled Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble said that it has not received any reports of harm from the recalled products

Cervical Cancer Deaths Down Following HPV Vaccine Introduction

Reductions in cervical cancer incidence, mortality in the U.S. greater for those aged 15 to 24 years than those aged 25 to 29, 30 to 39 years