Rates of Interval Cancers in CRC Patients

Six percent of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have interval cancers, which develop within six to 60 months of colonoscopy.

Diabetes Prevalence Skyrocketed in Past Two Decades

During the past two decades, the prevalence of diabetes in the United States has increased substantially, particularly among non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican-Americans compared with non-Hispanic whites.

Adverse Neonatal Outcomes with Increasing Maternal BMI

Increases in maternal body mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risks of adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes.

For Uninsured, Greater Nonelective Thoracic Aortic Sx Risk

Uninsured patients have an increased risk of nonelective thoracic aortic operations, and have increased risks of major morbidity or mortality.

Higher Atypical Antipsychotic Use in Medicaid-Insured Youth

Medicaid-insured youth, particularly those in foster care and those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, have considerable exposure to atypical antipsychotics.

Evidence of Short-Term Opioid Use in Low Back Pain

There is evidence of short-term efficacy (moderate for pain and small for function) of opioids for treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) compared with placebo; however, the effectiveness and safety of long-term opioid therapy for treatment of CLBP remains unproven.

Streptococcus bovis and CRC: What's the Connection?

Presence of a particular biotype of the Streptococcus bovis bacterium can be an indicator of a GI malignancy.

Bloxiverz Inj Available Again for NMBA Reversal

Eclat Pharmaceuticals announced that it has ended shortages of Bloxiverz (neostigmine methylsulfate) injection for the reversal of the effects of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) after surgery.

H1N1 Predominant Flu Strain This Year

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic.

Mom Gaining Too Much, Too Little Could Impact Child's Obesity Risk

Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese.