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For patients with advanced-stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Platinum Therapy May Up Survival in Pancreatic Cancer With DNA Repair Defects

PFS longer in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma with versus without homologous recombination deficiency
In clinical practice guidelines from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Updated Guidelines Issued for Management of Diverticulitis

CT scan is most appropriate initial imaging modality; lifestyle interventions can reduce risk
The antiobesity medications phentermine and topiramate may help mitigate weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

Antiobesity Meds May Curb Weight Regain After RYGB

Statistical models suggest phentermine, topiramate, combination can slow, prevent weight regain
Clinically important increases in melanoma risk in patients treated with biologic therapy for common inflammatory diseases cannot be ruled out based on current evidence

Melanoma Risk From Biologic Therapy Remains Uncertain

Systematic literature review and meta-analysis reveal link to increased risk cannot be ruled out
Among those reporting alcohol use

Excessive Drinking Seen in Some Patients With Chronic Conditions

Findings based on data from 2.7 million adults seen in primary care for 26 common medical conditions
Spending on inpatient services

Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.

Authors say increasing investment in primary care could slow future health care spending growth
For patients with inflammatory bowel disease and COVID-19

Corticosteroids for IBD May Up Risk for Severe COVID-19

TNF antagonists not associated with severe COVID-19 in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19

About 45 weeks needed to clear surgery backlog if countries up surgical volume by 20 percent later
Millennial and Generation X medical residents and fellows experience similar rates of burnout and have similar levels of empathy

Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows

Length of medical-system exposure, not generational traits, contribute to burnout
Young children with COVID-19 may not present with respiratory symptoms

Cough May Not Appear in Young Children With COVID-19

Digestive tract infection appears common in children hospitalized with COVID-19 in China