Researchers in Sweden performed a population-based cohort study using national databases to determine recurrence risk in 2,655 patients who had antireflux surgery between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2014.
Compared to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria, both Sepsis-3 criteria and the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) tool had significantly better discrimination for in-hospital mortality.
Patients with suspected appendicitis at 20 South Korean teaching hospitals were randomly assigned to receive low-dose CT (2 mSv) or standard-dose CT (3 to 8 mSv).
Patient-specific reminders for clinicians performed best for increasing colorectal cancer screening in a French study, while an EHR alert appeared to successfully increase hepatitis C virus screening rates for baby boomers in a U.S. health care system.
The FDA's recommendation follows a study finding that sodium polystyrene sulfonate also binds to many common oral medications, which decreases their absorption and effectiveness.
In a letter to clinicians, the FDA noted five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to the present in patients treated with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems.