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Childhood asthma linked to prenatal paracetamol exposure

Results of a meta-analysis involving over 1 million individuals.

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Pediatric asthma: no link between inhaled corticosteroids, pneumonia

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Asthma-COPD syndrome linked to higher mortality, particularly in women

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Study nixes link between HPV vaccine, autoimmune diseases

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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

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Asthma and COPD Vitals for February 2017

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High response rates for bictegravir or dilutegraver with FTC/TAF for initial HIV therapy | CROI

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COPD: LAMA+LABA better than LABA+ICS

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Asthma: spacers do not reduce risk for severe exacerbations, oral thrush

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Direct primary care could get boost with Republicans

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AIH cirrhosis linked to increased risk for HCC

Results of a meta-analysis.

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

Exacerbation risk is influenced by both eosinophilic and neutrophilic inflammatory patterns.

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HIV-1 founder viruses resurge following antiretroviral treatment interruption | CROI
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HIV-1 founder viruses resurge following antiretroviral treatment interruption | CROI

Antiretroviral treatment controls HIV-1 replication but is not sufficient to eliminate a viral reservoir that was established in the first few days of HIV-1 infection.

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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

More than a third of adults presenting to ED for exacerbation were current smokers.

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Isoniazid prophylaxis reduces mortality in African adults with high CD4 count | CROI
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Isoniazid prophylaxis reduces mortality in African adults with high CD4 count | CROI

The 39% decrease was independent of ART initiation and baseline CD4

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IL-1β inhibition significantly reduces atherosclerotic inflammation in treated HIV | CROI
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IL-1β inhibition significantly reduces atherosclerotic inflammation in treated HIV | CROI

There also was substantial reduction in bone marrow metabolic activity and inflammatory markers

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  • Clinical Essentials from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Etanercept associated with reduced cancer risk in RA

Biologic-naïve patients had higher cancer rates in this large cohort study.

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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI
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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI

PrEP efficacy did not differ among women with detected versus undetected Gardnerella/Bacteroides and Lactobacillus.

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Asthma linked to increased risk for DVT, PE

Risk for DVT with PE was increased by more than 60% in patients with asthma.

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Point-of-care early infant diagnosis enables earlier and increased ART initiation | CROI
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Point-of-care early infant diagnosis enables earlier and increased ART initiation | CROI

Novel point-of-care assays may increase access to EID and positively affect clinical care.

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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI
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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI

Among infants exposed to ART from conception, TDF/FTC/EFV was associated with the fewest adverse birth outcomes.

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Aspirin-intolerant asthma: urinary leukotriene E4 is a clinically-useful biomarker

The noninvasive urinary marker may be a useful measure of risk for aspirin intolerance.

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Asthma: Spiriva Respimat is safe and effective in children

Safety and tolerability were similar vs placebo.

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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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