C. Difficile Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal Versus Colectomy

Findings based on examination of 30-day postoperative period in large cohort

Metabolic Syndrome Common With Chronic Hep B Infection

Metabolic syndrome also associated with higher alanine aminotransferase levels longitudinally

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually

After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $2,000

TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes

Epstein-Barr virus EBNA2 protein binds to multiple loci of genome, increasing risk of 7 serious diseases

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance adds $1,383 to the cost of treating a bacterial infection

Adherence to ACS Guidelines Linked to Survival in Colon Cancer

Lower risk of death, improved disease-free survival for ACS guideline score of 5 to 6 versus 0 to 1

Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later

Higher levels of lingering negative affect linked to more chronic conditions, worse functional limitations

Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety After CRC

Older age, being male linked to less anxiety, more depression; less anxiety, depression with marriage

Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization

Ninety-two percent of physicians report PA-associated delays in patient access to care

About Half of Pregnant Women With HIV Have C-Sections

Increase in cesarean delivery among HIV-infected pregnant women from 1998 to 2013

ZIKV RNA Often ID’d in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

Drop in ZIKV RNA shedding in semen seen within 3 months after illness onset but can persist longer

Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level

Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Eight suggestions include providing individualized optimization training to personalize EHR settings

Pharmacists Play Role in Cutting Hospital-Acquired Infections

Pharmacists involved in antibiotic surveillance, formulation of policies related to antibiotic use

Summer Food Assistance Program Cuts Families’ Food Insecurity

Electronic benefit transfer cards also improve the diets of low-income students

U.S. Providers Fix Complications From Medical Tourism Procedures

Complications from plastic surgeries done abroad can place burden on U.S. public health systems

Small Employers Often Don’t Provide Tobacco Cessation Help

Yet, many of these small employers charge tobacco users up to 50% more for health insurance premiums

Eating Pecans May Cut Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Benefits seen in markers of cardiometabolic disease, including insulin sensitivity

Glycemic Extremes in T1DM Impact Cognitive Skills in Kids

Meta-analysis shows lower intelligence, diminished attention, slower psychomotor speed with T1DM

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