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American College of Surgeons, Oct. 22-26

The 103rd Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress The annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons was held from Oct. 22...
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with greater weight loss at one

Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx

At five years, weight loss greater with gastric bypass than sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding
Many patients in a workers' compensation cohort have persistent opioid use

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers’ Compensation Claimants

Persistent use linked to older age; crush, strain, and sprain injuries; concomitant chronic pain
Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Each one-standard deviation increase in air temperature tied to 2.8 percent reduction in MI risk
A lack of understanding of terminology

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Mistrust, lack of knowledge, unfavorable attitudes are barriers to genomic testing, study participation
Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity

Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk

Prescription of antibiotics, acid-suppressing meds in first two years of life linked to childhood obesity
Vital wheat gluten oral immunotherapy induces desensitization in about half of patients with wheat allergy after a year of treatment

Oral Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients With Wheat Allergy

At year one, 52.2 percent of vital wheat gluten OIT-treated patients achieved primary end point
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that current evidence is insufficient for assessing the balance of harms and benefits of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and pregnant women. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Oct. 30.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy

Evidence inadequate for assessing balance of harms, benefits of screening for elevated blood lead levels
Among college students

Diagnoses, Treatment of Mental Health Conditions Up in College

Highest odds ratios seen for anxiety, panic attacks, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
A polygenic risk score can identify subsequent breast cancer risk among childhood survivors of cancer

Genetic Risk Score IDs Breast CA Risk in Female Child CA Survivors

Survivors in highest quintile of polygenic risk score have increased relative rate of breast cancer