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Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lasting, Clinically Important Improvements in Pain

Despite decreases in initial improvements, benefits seen at seven years postsurgery

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Psoriasis May Be Causally Related

Genetic predisposition to psoriasis not linked to total IBD, but is associated with Crohn disease

Norovirus Outbreaks Have Increased to Prepandemic Levels

In surveillance year 2021 to 2022, 992 outbreaks were reported compared with 1,056 and 343 in 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021

Medical Debt Tied to Worsening of Food, Housing Insecurity

Risk factors for medical indebtedness include hospitalization, disability, high deductible, Medicare Advantage, and no insurance coverage

Patient Preferences Examined for CRC Screening Modalities

Of all five U.S. Multi Society Task Force recommended tests, FIT-fecal DNA every three years was most preferred test

HIV + Hep C Coinfection Not Tied to Increased Type 1 MI Risk

However, with increasing age, risk for type 1 myocardial infarction increased for people with HIV with versus without hepatitis C virus infection

AI Tool Can Identify Pancreatic Cancer on CT Scans

Deep learning-based tool distinguished between malignancy, controls with 74.7 percent sensitivity for malignancies smaller than 2 cm

Liver Cancer Risk May Rise for 2nd-, 3rd-Generation U.S. Mexicans

Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma increased by 35 and 61 percent for second-, third- versus first-generation U.S. Mexicans

Proteomic Analysis Used to ID Fecal Biomarkers for IBD

Biomarkers linked with severity of intestinal inflammation in IBD patients, with higher sensitivity and specificity than calprotectin

Metabolic Surgery Beats Medical, Lifestyle Interventions for T2D Remission

Additional benefits from surgery seen for diabetes-related comorbidities and weight loss