No evidence was seen of a clinically meaningful change in recurrence hazard rate of any Barrett's esophagus, dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, or high-grade dysplasia or cancer during follow-up of patients at five tertiary referral centers.
Inverse associations between postdiagnosis statin use and cancer-specific and all-cause mortality were consistent for low- and high-dose statins and for a range of time periods after cancer diagnosis.
The increase from 2002 to 2016 can partly be explained by reductions in hepatitis C-related transplants but may also indicate changing perspectives on abstinence requirements, study authors said.
Overall colorectal cancer screening rates in the U.S. have increased in recent years but continue to lag behind goal levels, a cover story in the January ACP Internist reported.
In uncomplicated acute appendicitis, 61% of patients initially treated with antibiotics had not had appendectomy at 5 years
While delay of surgery was not associated with major complications, potential candidates for nonsurgical management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis should be chosen carefully, an ACP Journal Club commentary said.