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Childhood asthma: high FeNO not tied to symptoms

High FeNO linked to FEV1/FVC, but not FEV1% predicted.

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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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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

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

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

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

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COPD and Asthma Vitals for May 2017

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Professional Essentials

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How can I get my kid off juice?

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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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Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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California considers limits on pharma gifts

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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 Eur Respir J
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European Respiratory Society: new guidance on bronchial challenge testing

Report contains notable changes from prior recommendations.

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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 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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  • The ASCO Post
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ELCC 2017: Patients With Lung Cancer Treated With PD-1/PD-L1 Checkpoint Inhibitors May Experience Adverse Events After Influenza Vaccination

<p>Lung cancer patients treated with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors may be at increased risk of adverse events after receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination.</p>

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

Study utilized data from 4 childhood cohorts comprising 9758 participants.

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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?

Poor adherence is implicated in 24% of exacerbations and 60% of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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Vaccine Vitals for April 2017
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Vaccine Vitals for April 2017

Dose-sparing influenza vaccine | DTaP vaccination during pregnancy | HPV vaccine safe during pregnancy.

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

Improving inhaler technique may be better than switching therapy.

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

Study looked at live attenuated vaccine vs inactivated influenza vaccine.

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