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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Prevention of acute respiratory infections: “a major new indication for vitamin D supplementation”

Findings support the introduction of public health measures such as food fortification, particularly in settings where profound deficiency is common.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Aspirin-intolerant asthma: urinary leukotriene E4 is a clinically-useful biomarker

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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COPD: LAMA+LABA better than LABA+ICS

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  • Vitals
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Asthma and COPD Vitals for February 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Chem
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Asthma exacerbation risk linked to eosinophil-neutrophil interaction

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  • Clinical Essentials from U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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FDA issues safety alert for products containing chlorhexidine gluconate

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Med
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Asthma: cardioselective beta-blockers do not raise exacerbation risk

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Asthma linked to increased risk for DVT, PE

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Professional Essentials

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is stress the cause for my weight gain?

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is my time in the weight room what's causing my problems in the bedroom?

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  • US Professional News

Medicaid culls at least 65,000 providers from rolls

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  • US Professional News

Health systems expanding, medical practices not so much, survey suggests

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  • US Professional News

Patients assume record sharing is easy for doctors

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  • US Professional News

Burned out physicians less likely to find work meaningful

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  • Clinical Essentials from Paediatr Drugs
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Palivizumab: no increased risk for atopic diseases

The anti-RSV treatment did not increase the risk for atopic disease or protect against later asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Asthma: Spiriva Respimat is safe and effective in children

Safety and tolerability were similar vs placebo.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Allergy
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Allergy: EAACI Position Paper on clinical application of biomarkers

Task force evaluates AIT efficacy biomarkers in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Refractory asthma: 40% of patients have subclinical infection

Noninfectious neutrophilic refractory asthma showed signs of systemic inflammation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pulm Pharmacol Ther
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Reslizumab is more effective in late vs early-onset eosinophilic asthma

Benefits were more significant in patients presenting at age 40 y or older.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Asthma: is it safe to step-down inhaled corticosteroids?

A new Cochrane Review assesses available evidence to determine net benefit vs harm.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Insomnia tied to asthma risk

Little research has been done on the relationship between insomnia and asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Dermatology and Therapy
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Atopic dermatitis in adults linked to heightened risk for systemic infections

Are adults with atopic dermatitis more prone to systemic infections?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Asthma Res Pract
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Asthma: association with BMI is stronger in women than men

Findings underscore the importance of obesity and smoking as modifiable risk factors that most strongly affect women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aust Crit Care
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Asthma: does noninvasive ventilation improve clinical outcomes in acute exacerbations?

Study evaluates effects on dyspnea, mortality, and length of hospital stay.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Residents spend half their time on computers, study shows

Residents spend almost triple the time on computers vs patient care.

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  • Clinical Essentials from The British Journal of Dermatology
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People with chronic urticaria more prone to atopic dermatitis, asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis

What comorbidities affect people with chronic urticaria?

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Sex, race and ethnic disparity in prevalence of premature mortality in the USA
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Sex, race and ethnic disparity in prevalence of premature mortality in the USA

An analysis of death certificate data from 1999 to 2014

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  • Clinical Essentials from Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)
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Asthma: sex modifies obesity-asthma association in children

The obesity-related phenotype is more common in adult women vs men, but does the same hold true in children?

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