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A quality improvement program can lower steroid use among patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Quality Improvement Program Lowers Prolonged Steroid Use With IBD

Excess steroid use seen in 14 percent of patients
Patients in the United States and Canada receive prescription opioids after surgeries at a rate that is approximately seven times higher than the rate in Sweden

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden
Tesamorelin reduces liver fat content in patients with HIV and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo
In patients who truly have proton pump inhibitor-refractory heartburn

Surgery May Be Best Option for Some With Refractory Heartburn

Heartburn that is both truly PPI-refractory and reflux-related occurs in a minority of patients
Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for developing or dying from cancer

Risk for Cancer Incidence, Mortality Increased With Psoriasis

Overall cancer mortality and mortality for liver, esophageal, pancreatic cancer up with severe psoriasis
The postoperative risk for pulmonary embolism extends more than six weeks for six types of surgery

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study
Patient portal use has a positive impact on preventive health behaviors

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income
The U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native population faces a higher risk for many cancers than white Americans living in the same geographical region

American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Cancer Incidence

Higher rates reported for lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, and stomach cancers versus whites
Medicare graduate medical education payments increased significantly from 2000 to 2015

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio
Revision of decades-old Medicare rules meant to prevent fraud has been proposed by the Trump administration.

Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised

Current rules make it difficult for hospitals and doctors to work together, officials say