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Survival Trends for Cancer Generally Increasing Worldwide

Increasing trend seen for some lethal cancers, with up to 5 percent increase for liver, pancreas, lung CAs
For youth with type 1 diabetes

Disordered Eating Associated With Higher HbA1c in Teens

Youth with DEBs had poor glycemic control at baseline that persisted through study
The use of telemedicine is increasing and can offer benefits in allergy and immunology practice

Telemedicine Can Be an Effective Tool for Allergists

Benefits could include expanded access to care, improved health outcomes, and lower costs
Exposure to air pollution during high school is associated with a slightly higher likelihood of menstrual irregularity and longer time to regularity

Air Pollution May Up Likelihood of Menstrual Irregularity

For high school girls, link also seen between total suspended particulate in air, time to cycle regularity
Non-sleep specialists and sleep specialist physicians provide similar quality care with similar patient outcomes for adults with known or suspected obstructed sleep apnea

Non-Sleep Specialists May Offer Similar Quality Sleep Apnea Care

Findings based on review comparing OSA care by non-sleep specialists vs. sleep specialist physicians
Traumatic brain injury is associated with persistently increased risk of dementia

TBI Linked to Increased Dementia Risk Over Several Years

Strongest risk in first year after traumatic brain injury, but persists at more than 30 years after TBI
Once-daily treatment with glecaprevir-pibrentasvir appears safe and effective for the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 1 or 3

Glecaprevir-Pibrentasvir Effective Treatment for HCV Genotypes 1, 3

Once-daily treatment for eight or 12 weeks yields high rates of sustained virologic response
A smartphone app for monitoring postoperative wound recovery is associated with high satisfaction among patients and providers and may help with detection of wound complications

Surgical Wound Monitoring App Tied to High Satisfaction

Patients and providers report high satisfaction with the app, which helped detect complications
For patients with early non-small-cell lung cancer

Mortality Impacted by Treatment Modality, Age in Early Lung CA

Mortality differed between surgery and radiotherapy; increased age had higher mortality after surgery
For patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Characteristics of Asymptomatic Paroxysmal A-Fib Identified

All-cause mortality significantly higher in asymptomatic versus symptomatic patients with PAF