Six percent of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have interval cancers, which develop within six to 60 months of colonoscopy.
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.
Increases in maternal body mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risks of adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes.
Uninsured patients have an increased risk of nonelective thoracic aortic operations, and have increased risks of major morbidity or mortality.
Medicaid-insured youth, particularly those in foster care and those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, have considerable exposure to atypical antipsychotics.
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.
Presence of a particular biotype of the Streptococcus bovis bacterium can be an indicator of a GI malignancy.
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.
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.
Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese.