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Patients Will Be Asking: Why should I get a flu shot if it's only 10% effective?

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FDA tool helps with antibiotic prescribing

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UK surgeon accused of "branding" livers

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"Die-in" protests guns in hospitals

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Are new hypertension guidelines realistic?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Blood eosinophilia is predictive of COPD exacerbation

Amid ongoing uncertainty about this biomarker, evidence for its utility.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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Eosinophilia of sputum, not blood, is a COPD biomarker

Blood counts do not predict sputum values.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Total Environ
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Indoor air quality and pediatric asthma and allergy

Gas stoves, cockroaches, and humidifiers were among the risk factors in children's homes.

  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Targeting eosinophilic COPD with mepolizumab

Fewer exacerbations among patients with higher blood eosinophil counts.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroent
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Peripheral eosinophils in IBD are a red flag

Peripheral eosinophilia is linked to more comorbidities, hospitalizations, surgeries, and prednisone use.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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Nonceliac gluten sensitivity: fructan might be the real culprit

Significantly worse symptoms vs gluten in double-blinded challenge.

Gluten-free diet has no effect on IVF outcomes in women with celiac disease │ASRM
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Gluten-free diet has no effect on IVF outcomes in women with celiac disease │ASRM

Infertility or subfertility may occur with celiac disease but possible benefit from a gluten-free diet has not been shown.

  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Many asthma patients do well after omalizumab discontinuation

And those who don’t can often restart it successfully.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Eosinophilic esophagitis: a step-up approach to dietary restriction

Fewer procedures needed if adding 2 food group restrictions at a time.

No strategy predominates managing eosinophilic esophagitis | WCG
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No strategy predominates managing eosinophilic esophagitis | WCG

Patients maintained on a PPI were just as likely as those off PPI to remain symptomatic.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG
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Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG

Consumption of foods containing gluten was influenced by sex and significantly higher for unmarried vs married patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Calcium channel blockers for asthma

A meta-analysis finds FEV1 improvements.

Lung Disease Vitals for October 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for October 2017

Tiotropium in mild COPD | Tezepelumab for moderate-severe asthma | Fluticasone plus vilanterol vs standard care in asthma | Montelukast nightmares.