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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Transient food allergy in infancy linked to higher asthma risk years later

Results from the HealthNuts study in Melbourne, Australia.

Lung Disease Vitals for November 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for November 2017

Inhaled steroids and pediatric fracture risk | Clear statin benefit for COPD?

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Total Environ
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Indoor air quality and pediatric asthma and allergy

Gas stoves, cockroaches, and humidifiers were among the risk factors in children's homes.

Lung Disease Vitals for November 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for November 2017

Vitamin D to prevent severe asthma exacerbations | Short-acting beta antagonist misuse in asthma | COPD more likely in women with RA, even nonsmokers | Beta-blocker underprescribing in COPD.

Gluten-free diet has no effect on IVF outcomes in women with celiac disease │ASRM
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Gluten-free diet has no effect on IVF outcomes in women with celiac disease │ASRM

Infertility or subfertility may occur with celiac disease but possible benefit from a gluten-free diet has not been shown.

  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Many asthma patients do well after omalizumab discontinuation

And those who don’t can often restart it successfully.

  • Clinical Essentials from Semin Arthritis Rheum
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Women with RA are likelier to develop COPD, regardless of smoking

But asthma risk is not increased.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Epidemiol
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Immune-related conditions increase GBS risk for women

A longitudinal cohort study among more than 1.1 million parous women.

Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG
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Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG

Consumption of foods containing gluten was influenced by sex and significantly higher for unmarried vs married patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Pneumococcus: fewer older people become sick if infants are vaccinated

Cross-generational herd immunity is another reason to vaccinate.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Calcium channel blockers for asthma

A meta-analysis finds FEV1 improvements.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Crohn’s disease: long-term outcomes after infliximab withdrawal

A follow-up of the STORI study.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Crohns Colitis
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Antibiotic use strongly linked to later IBD diagnosis

The association was dose-dependent and occurred in all age groups.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Prev Med
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Pneumococcal vaccine: uptake still too low in adults with work-related asthma

Just over 50% of adults with work-related asthma are receiving pneumococcal vaccinations.