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Airway Injuries Severe Consequence of Button Battery Ingestion

Tracheoesophageal fistulae and vocal cord paralyses are most common airway sequelae; vocal cord paralysis occurs after shorter exposure

Survey IDs Challenges of Health Care Environmental Hygiene

50 of 51 health care facilities surveyed lacking in some or all of the five components of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene strategy

DDW: Cannabinoid Use Ups Sedation Requirements During Endoscopy

However, patients with cannabis use do not have increased awareness or discomfort during procedures

Prognostic Model Predicts Survival in Elderly With GI Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Model including four clinical factors can predict overall survival, with predictive performance superior to Ann Arbor staging system

Post-COVID Conditions Are Common Among Adult Survivors

More than twofold risk of acute pulmonary embolism and respiratory signs and symptoms among survivors aged 18 to 64, ≥65 years

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

The monoclonal antibody showed significantly reduced eosinophils in the esophagus and patient-reported symptoms scores

H. pylori Infection Often Detected in Patients With Dyspepsia

Study in Ethiopia shows risk factors for peptic ulcer disease include H. pylori infection and NSAID/acetylsalicylic acid use

Survival Similar for Early, Delayed Surgery in Stage I Esophageal Cancer

For patients with stage II/III esophageal cancer, five-year survival is improved with early versus delayed esophagectomy

Drug Therapy for AUD May Cut Risk for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder linked to reduced incidence of hepatic decompensation in patients with cirrhosis

Physicians Often Experience Mistreatment, Discrimination

Experience of mistreatment or discrimination by patients, families, visitors independently linked with higher odds of burnout