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Aspirin is underused to reduce the risk for colorectal cancer among patients with advanced colorectal polyps

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps

Only 42.6 percent of 84 patients with biopsy-proven advanced colorectal polyps were taking aspirin
Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Of 146 protocols analyzed, 65 percent fully reported adverse events as intended by the protocol
For adults with chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C

Mortality, hepatocellular carcinoma risk reduced after adjustment for potential confounders
In 2017

Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

Spending per person increased 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2017; utilization increased 0.5 percent
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report low rates of IBD-reproductive health counseling

Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD

Only 30 percent of patients reported prior counseling; most interested in receiving more information
In a drug industry first

Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads

Drug list prices, typical out-of-pocket costs will appear on screen at end of commercials
Diagnostic delays are common in inflammatory bowel disease

Diagnostic Delays Common in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Overall, 68 percent of patients reported delay in diagnosis; delay more likely for UC versus Crohn disease
There is discordance in communication priorities for patients with ulcerative colitis and their gastroenterology physicians

Patient, Doctor Communication Priorities Differ in Ulcerative Colitis

Second study highlights importance of recognizing the emotional impact of ulcerative colitis
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with high levels of type 2 diabetes remission at one year

T2DM Initially Remits in Majority Who Undergo Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to significantly lower risk for microvascular complications
Relative muscle strength and physical function improve meaningfully after gastric bypass

Gastric Bypass May Aid Muscle Strength, Physical Performance

However, lean mass and absolute grip strength decline after surgery