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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA
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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

Although the Affordable Care Act improved coverage, economic, gender, and racial inequalities still persists

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Have we addressed income-based disparities in health care?

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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Clin Pharmacol
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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

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Influenza death in children: vaccination gaps in high-risk patients

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Uncontrolled asthma in children: what is the best step-up therapy?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Live attenuated influenza vaccine: time to lose the asthma warning?

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FDA approves first biologic for atopic dermatitis

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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Study links cannabis laws to fewer drug prescriptions

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AMA supports EHR training for medical students

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Strategic use of extenders can boost profit

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Physician doesn't have to treat cannabis-using patient: court

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Will birth control affect my quality of life?

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Asthma/COPD: does inhaler training really improve outcomes?

Improving inhaler technique may be better than switching therapy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Mol Allergy
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Asthma: effect of immunotherapy on biomarkers and clinical parameters in children

This is one of the first studies evaluating pulmonary function, FeNO, and safety of sublingual immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis and asthma.

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Asthma in children: is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction overdiagnosed?

~80% of children with asthma develop bronchoconstriction during or after strenuous exercise.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Comorbidities common among people with atopic dermatitis

Those with severe disease who smoke are especially at risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review finds no evidence of benefit from written asthma action plans

No observable effect on symptom score, adverse events, or exacerbation requiring hospital attendance.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma control fluctuates with minimally important 2-fold change in sputum eosinophil count

In daily practice, improvements and deteriorations in asthma control were associated with individual fluctuations in sputum eosinophil count.

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Inhaled corticosteroids may raise women's risk of metabolic syndrome | ENDO
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Inhaled corticosteroids may raise women's risk of metabolic syndrome | ENDO

Adverse events of corticosteroids were believed to occur mainly with systemics.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Pediatric asthma: real-world benefits of subspecialty follow-up after hospitalization

Children have better outcomes when followed-up by allergy and immunology specialists.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Asthma linked to rhinovirus wheezing illness in early childhood

Results of a novel meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Resp Med
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Mepolizumab improves QoL in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma

Mepolizumab is known to reduce exacerbation rates and dependency on oral corticosteroids.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Dermatolog Treat
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OTC colloidal oatmeal cream as effective for pediatric AD as prescription cream

Pediatric atopic dermatitis: will an over-the-counter product do the trick?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Asthma: new study questions GINA-recommended step-wise approach

After treatment optimization, most patients did not achieve optimal symptom control.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Infect Dis Ther
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RSV: what are the long-term risks?

Predicting which children are at risk for long-term respiratory problems could identify those who would benefit from early targeted interventions.

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Asthma: new data question safety of current step-down guidelines

Findings suggest caution in stepping down patients uncontrolled within the last 12 mo.

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