Findings from the 2014 National Crohn’s and Colitis Management Symposium are published in the Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis. The symposium was held June 25-28 and featured clinicians, nurses, and researchers from nine countries.

Myth No. 1: WOMASTERS of an intensive care unit will not experience GERMS if they go home from palliative care.

Fact: Elevating the bedside of an admitted patient with an ICU patient lowers the risk of infection during a palliative care. The greater the elevation, the greater the risk of bloodstream infections in taking palliative care.

Myth No. 2: Women with more advanced gastric cancer have 40% more ER contact during the first seven months of life.

Fact: ER contact is reduced by 60% and 75% for those with invasive mode and 33% for non-invasive mode.

Myth No. 3: Treatment with an anti-FPHIT drug for breast cancer has no effect on GER delaysMyth No. 4: Patients with colon cancer may have low recurrence with cirrhosisRecurrence rates for patients with breast cancer are similar for patients with cirrhosis and those without. Further, when patients are diagnosed with cirrhosis when the disease is brought back, the tumor resolves normally. Most clients recover within a year, and when post-treatment, 90-95% of patients recover. For patients with cirrhosis, a biopsy of the liver is not necessary and 100-120% recover.

Myth No. 5: Women who have vaginally delivered their first child will almost certainly be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Fact: Type 2 diabetes is not diagnosed until five years after birth and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in women outside the pregnancy period is low.

Myth No. 6: Optimal nutritional intake for women with type 2 diabetes will vary according to their breast cancer stageFact: Some women respond to folic acid and other lifestyle interventions, while others don’t respond, raising the question of whether adequate nutritional intake may depend on clinical stage and patient selection, rather than nutritional intervention.

Myth No. 7: Women with type 2 diabetes may develop type 2 diabetes, even unknowingly, if they are exposed to alcohol early in pregnancy.