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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Sep 2017

Gastroenterology News (1408)

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - Proton pump inhibitor use is associated with increased risk of first-time ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Read More >
PPI Use Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke, MI
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - For male patients with cirrhosis, visceral adipose tissue index is an independent risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in Hepatology. Read More >
Visceral Adipose Tissue Index IDs Risk of HCC in Cirrhosis
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - The increasing participation of men in registered nursing can be attributed to multiple factors, including increasing educational attainment, rising labor demand in health care, and liberalizing gender role attitudes, according to a working paper publishe Read More >
Men Now Comprise ~10 Percent of RN Workforce
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - Much of the total potentially preventable spending for Medicare beneficiaries is concentrated among frail elderly individuals, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Potentially Preventable Spending Concentrated in Frail Elderly
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 'Liquid biopsy' technology holds promise for diagnosing, monitoring, and predicting prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in Nature Materials. Read More >
'Liquid Biopsy' Shows Promise for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Internal medicine patients are frequently prescribed potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), but screening tools can detect clinically relevant PIMs, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutic Read More >
Screening Tools Identify Potentially Inappropriate Meds
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Based on data from mouse models and humans, a decrease in gastric acid secretion due to use of gastric acid suppressive medications seems to promote overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus, which promotes liver disease, according to a study published Read More >
Gastric Acid Suppression May Promote Liver Injury
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Female physicians are more burned out than their male colleagues, but there are steps they can take to reduce the stress associated with burnout, according to a blog post published in Medical Economics' blog. Read More >
Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout