Monitoring VHA Optometric Eye Exam Services, Nation-Wide, 2014-2016.
Conclusion: Veteran patients who made at least one VHA optometric eye exam service visit, nation-wide, increased from 2014 to 2016. Data showed that Veteran patients in the older age groups (age 55 and greater) used optometric eye exam services differently when compared with Veterans in the younger age groups. This difference may invite consideration of the differing optometric needs of these two, broad groups of eligible Veterans in order to expand access to VHA optometric clinical services. PMID: 29546420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Zhylkaidarova A, Kaidarova D, Batyrbekov K, Shatkovskaya O, Begimbetova D Abstract We carried out an analysis of the total incidence of colon cancer throughout Kazakhstan. Retrospectively, according to the regional reports on endoscopic screening, the study showed an increase in the age-related incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases from 2004-2008 to 2009-2014. The peak of morbidity in both periods was noted in the age category of>70 years. The indicators of the territorial distribution of CRC incidence make it possible to divide the regions into areas with low or high rates of CRC. Specific indicat...
Conclusions: The transduodenal approach for obtaining samples from solid lesions using a 19-G flexible needle seems feasible and accurate. PMID: 32447874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]