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Risk for Existing, Incident T2D High in Children With NAFLD

Risk factors for incident T2D include female gender, BMI z-score, and more severe liver histology, including steatosis grade, fibrosis stage

Benefit of Intraoperative Urinary Catheter Questioned in Hernia Repair

No reduction seen in the risk for postoperative urinary retention

MRI Index Can Predict Postop Recurrence in Crohn Disease

In validation cohort, MONITOR index ≥1 had sensitivity of 87 percent, specificity of 75 percent, NPV of 75 percent

Medicare Could Have Saved $3.6 Billion on Generic Drugs in 2020

Authors say Medicare could have saved up to $3.6 billion by purchasing generics at Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company prices

Progress Seen in Proportion of Pregnant Persons With Hep C Screening

Percentage undergoing HCV screening test increased from 16.6 percent in quarter 1 of 2011 to 40.6 percent in quarter 2 of 2021

FDA Approves Skyrizi for Moderately to Severely Active Crohn Disease

Skyrizi is first specific interleukin-23 approved to treat Crohn disease

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic

More Physical Activity Reported by Those Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

But only 23.1 percent of respondents who underwent surgery reported meeting physical activity guidelines

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN

Chronically Ill WTC Responders Face Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

World Trade Center responders with exposure-related chronic conditions also more likely to experience long COVID