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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an independent risk factor for lung cancer incidence

COPD Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer

Risk for lung cancer higher for never smokers with COPD, ever smokers with or without COPD
Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in patients with coronavirus disease 2019

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in COVID-19 Patients

GI symptoms were more prevalent in later stages of epidemic in China
From 2011 to 2017

Burden of Clostridioides difficile Infection Down in the U.S.

Decrease seen in adjusted estimate of national burden of health care-associated C. difficile infection
Most macronutrient diets result in modest weight loss and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors over six months

Weight Loss Modest for Most Macronutrient Diets

Weight loss, CV risk factors improved over six months, but benefits mainly diminished at 12 months
Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 with longer time from symptom onset to diagnosis have higher computed tomography scores and longer time to disease resolution

CT Scores Higher With Longer Time to COVID-19 Diagnosis

Patients with shorter time to diagnosis have lower CT score, quicker disease resolution
Patients with left ventricular assist devices who live remotely can be successfully managed with specialized training and cooperation between local physicians and specialty medical centers

Rural Doctors Can Be Trained to Treat Advanced Heart Failure

Rates of death, pump thromboses, infections higher for patients who do not receive LVAD-specific care
Real-world data support the benefit of using the Medtronic MiniMed 670G insulin pump system for glycemic control in type 1 diabetes

ENDO: Real-World Data Analyzed for Use of Insulin Pump in T1DM

Subgroup analysis shows time spent in target glucose range increased in auto mode versus manual mode
Following implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA

Following implementation of ACA, insurance rates decreased more in states with Medicaid expansion
Disruptions in insurance coverage around the time of pregnancy disproportionately affect indigenous

Racial Disparities Seen for Insurance Coverage Around Time of Pregnancy

Spanish-speaking Hispanic women had the lowest rates of steady insurance
Certain patient and presentation factors increase the likelihood of a missed appendicitis diagnosis in the emergency department

Risk Factors for Missed Appendicitis Diagnosis Identified

6 percent of adults and 4.4 percent of children misdiagnosed during initial emergency department visit