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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

Findings contradict conclusions of the only other study to offer direct risk assessment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

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Vaccine Vitals for April 2017

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Med Res
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Asthma in children: is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction overdiagnosed?

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  • Clinical Essentials from NPJ Prim Care Respir Med
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Asthma/COPD: does inhaler training really improve outcomes?

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

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Influenza vaccines: no increased risk for pediatric asthma exacerbation

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Small practice hit with $31,000 HIPAA fine

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Patients flashing physicians during video visits

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Some hospitals rely heavily on foreign physicians

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Physician-patient communication vital but troubled: book

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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

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

Guidelines differ on preferred step-up from low-dose inhaled corticosteroids.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Asthma linked to increased risk for IBD

Pre-existing asthma should raise suspicion for IBD in patients with chronic symptoms.

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA approves first biologic for atopic dermatitis

A new treatment option for patients with uncontrolled atopic dermatitis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Children with worms no less likely to develop autoimmune disease

Large prospective study did not support hygiene hypothesis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Neonatal BCG vaccination does not prevent recurrent wheeze in children

Prior studies have suggested an effect on general non-TB morbidity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Med
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Does asthma increase the risk for herpes zoster infection in children?

Large population-based study evaluates the association.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Pulm Med
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Asthma: does OSA accelerate lung function decline?

CPAP may have a role in the long-term management of asthma with severe OSA.

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