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Should I expose my allergic child to peanuts?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Lung Disease Vitals for August 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for August 2017

Mucolytics in COPD | Anxiety and asthma in young people | COPD: 5 diagnostic pitfalls.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Exp Ther Med
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Mild intermittent asthma: Is there a role for inhaled corticosteroids?

Short-acting β2-agonists, the only currently recommended treatment, have been associated with airway inflammation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Zoster vaccine may be safe for IBD patients on anti-TNF drugs

No cases in a 189-patient retrospective study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Nasal influenza vaccine: poor efficacy repeated in 2015-2016

Strain changed for 2015-2016 because of lack of effectiveness in young children.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acad Pediatr
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Pediatric asthma: effect of consistently impaired outcomes

Children with asthma with poor PROs have daytime sleepiness, impaired school function.

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Lung Disease Vitals for July 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for July 2017

Add-on azithromycin shows clear benefit in asthma | Noninvasive ventilation helps in AECOPD-related AHRF | Algorithmic and epidemiological pediatric asthma definitions don't agree.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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Watch for these 5 pitfalls in COPD diagnosis

Dangers include lack of recognition, spirometry errors.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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WHO updates position on hepatitis B vaccination

WHO reemphasizes the importance of hepatitis B vaccination in infants, children in position paper.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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Asthma and COPD inhaler failures: how do they compare?

Systematic review of 38 studies.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Should you vaccinate psoriasis patients for herpes zoster?

Psoriasis patients on tofacitinib at higher risk for herpes zoster

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Anaphylaxis: prehospital epinephrine underused

Understanding of epinephrine indications is poor among families of allergic children, school nurses, and emergency responders.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Child Adolesc Health
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Pediatric asthma diagnosis: study suggests proposed UK algorithm is flawed

Without better evidence, NICE-proposed new asthma diagnostic algorithm should not be implemented in children.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Pediatric asthma linked to maternal sugar intake

Sugar intake represents a potential modifiable risk factor if link is confirmed.

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COPD and Asthma Vitals for July 2017
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COPD and Asthma Vitals for July 2017

COPD research in 2016 | Umeclidinium for COPD | ARIA guidelines-2016 revision.

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