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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Dermatol
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Evidence weak for wet wrap therapy vs topical steroids for atopic dermatitis

There has been no systematic analysis of the efficacy and safety of the practice.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Pulmonol
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Childhood asthma: high FeNO not tied to symptoms

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Autoinjector epinephrine remains active beyond expiration date

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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European Respiratory Society: new guidance on bronchial challenge testing

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Breastfeeding: no respiratory benefits in absence of maternal asthma

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  • The Lancet
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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Can this cancer drug treat refractory non-eosinophilic asthma?

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  • The Lancet
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Have we addressed income-based disparities in health care?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma: targeting S aureus colonization may improve outcomes

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Professional Essentials

  • Patients Will Be Asking

How can I get my kid off juice?

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

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  • US Professional News

Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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  • US Professional News

Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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  • US Professional News

SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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  • US Professional News

California considers limits on pharma gifts

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  • Clinical Essentials from Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
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ICER issues evidence report on dupilumab and crisaborole

What's plan B if a patient does not respond to standard treatments for atopic dermatitis?

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS Med
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New study does not support vitamin D supplementation to prevent atopic diseases

The findings suggest previously observed association may be due to lifestyle factors.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Asthma: should airway microbiota influence treatment of inflammatory phenotypes?

Airway microbial composition differs for neutrophilic vs eosinophilic asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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ACOS vs adult-onset asthma: how are they different?

Diffusing capacity could help differentiate asthma-COPD overlap syndrome from adult-onset asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Asthma
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Asthma: omalizumab, mepolizumab similarly effective as add-on therapy

Results of a network meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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OSA: African Americans with chronic rhinosinusitis at higher risk than Whites

The study suggests that African Americans with chronic rhinosinusitis should be screened for OSA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Asthma: intermittent oral steroids raise risk for adverse events

Each prescription increases risk for adverse events, regardless of dose or duration of treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Med Res Opin
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Allergies: a protective factor for MS?

Individuals with allergies had sharply reduced odds of MS, whereas antibiotic use showed no significant association.

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COPD and Asthma Vitals for May 2017
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COPD and Asthma Vitals for May 2017

COPD exacerbation guidelines | Mepolizumab for eosinophilic asthma | Fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol for COPD | Improving adherence in asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Clin Dermatol
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Patients/physicians often do not agree in their assessment of the severity of atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis: how do patients gauge the severity of their disease compared with their physicians?

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Rising income inequality associated with gaps in survival - USA
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Rising income inequality associated with gaps in survival - USA

Life expectancy has risen among rich, whereas it has stagnated and declined among poor Americans

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Mass incarceration contributes to racial health disparities in the USA
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Mass incarceration contributes to racial health disparities in the USA

Research into interventions, policies, and practices is needed to reduce the harmful effects of mass incarceration

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Adult-onset asthma: severity, presence of nasal polyps linked to persistence

Should all adults with newly diagnosed asthma be evaluated for nasal polyposis?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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COPD: no increased risk for pneumonia with budesonide vs other treatments

Previous studies have reported less risk for pneumonia with budesonide than fluticasone.

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