By Laura Joszt
At the beginning of Colon Cancer Awareness month, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network expanded its guidelines to include Lynch syndrome screening, which should dramatically increase the number of patients eligible for hereditary colon cancer testing.
For US health care facilities, participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
By Katie Eder
Preliminary research data revealed a significantly higher incidence of opioid-induced constipation among patients taking opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain than self-reported constipation complaints suggest.
The top U.S. internal medicine residency programs have been ranked by physicians and include Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and the University of California in San Francisco, according to an article published by U.S. News & World Report.
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is about 1 percent, with 2.7 million US residents estimated as having chronic HCV infection, according to a study published in the March 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
By Jeannette Wick
Despite ridicule and derision from their peers, many legitimate biomedical scientists have pursued drugs, treatments, and interventions to restore youth, extend life, or both.
By Catherine Kolonko
Estimates from a national survey indicate that there are 2.7 million people in the United States who are chronically infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV), a decline over previous years.
By Catherine Kolonko
Hepatitis C often goes unreported on death certificates and people who have the virus are more likely to die younger than those who don't, according to results from 2 mortality studies.