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Liver Cancer Profile Differs in Black Patients With Hep C

Black patients have better liver function at the time of hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis; have less early-stage HCC, larger tumors

Use of Health Services Up for Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD associated with increased prevalence of being prescribed medication and having received acute care services

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Effective for Outpatients With Diverticulitis

As effective as metronidazole with fluoroquinolone, with reduced risk for one-year Clostridioides difficile infection

Deceased Organ Donation Rose Among Blacks but Still Lags

Despite gains in deceased organ donation among racial/ethnic groups in the U.S., substantial racial differences remain

Fecal Transplant May Counter Anti-PD-1 Resistance in Melanoma

FMT plus anti-PD-1 therapy may change gut microbiome and help overcome drug resistance in some patients with advanced melanoma

Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions Up Among Veterans

Prevalence of MCC remained higher for male, female veterans after stratification by age and adjustment for sociodemographics

GERD Linked to Squamous Cell Cancers of Larynx, Esophagus

An estimated 16.92 and 17.32 percent, respectively, of cases of LSCC and ESCC among individuals aged 50 to 71 years linked to GERD

Pediatric Inpatient Admissions Down During Pandemic

Findings seen across a wide range of diagnoses and not reflective of seasonal variation

Factors Other Than Workplace Tied to COVID-19 Positivity in HCWs

Demographic, community factors show stronger influence than workplace exposure on COVID-19 risk in health care workers

ICI Need Not Be Withheld in Those With Autoimmune Disease

Objective response rates to anti-CTL4, anti-PD-1, combination similar for advanced melanoma patients with, without AID