The recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force of Colorectal Cancer apply to persons at average risk for colorectal cancer and cover approaches to screening, screening targets, and specific screening tests, as well as screening in cases of family history of colorectal cancer and polyps and at different age ranges.
Researchers performed a retrospective cohort study using a random 5% sample of more than 1.6 million inpatient and outpatient Medicare claims from Jan. 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2014.
HCV treatment appeared successful for patients who hadn't responded to previous direct-acting antivirals, industry-funded study finds
The study included two phase 3 trials: POLARIS-1, in which patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) had previously taken a regimen containing an NS5A inhibitor, and POLARIS-4, in which patients had previously received a direct-acting antiviral agent regimen that did not include an NS5A inhibitor.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 54-year-old man with a 4-month history of intermittent, nonprogressive solid-food dysphagia and a long-standing history of heartburn that has been well-controlled for the past 5 years with daily proton-pump inhibitors.
Importation of Clostridium difficile was three times more common in long-term care than in acute care, leading the study authors to recommend better coordination of infection control across settings.