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Vaccine Vitals for June 2017
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Vaccine Vitals for June 2017

Influenza vaccine and stroke | Recombinant influenza vaccine for seniors | HPV vaccine as young as 9 y?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Med Res Opin
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Asthma: benralizumab safe, effective at eosinophil counts ≥150 cells/µL

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New guidelines on allergic rhinitis and its effect on asthma

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  • Clinical Essentials from Chest
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Chest Expert Cough Panel: recommendations on chronic cough in children

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Asthma: influenza vaccine cuts risk for serious exacerbations

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COPD and Asthma Vitals for June 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Autoimmune hepatitis: second-line MMF, tacrolimus equally effective

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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Clin Pharmacol
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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

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Vaccine Vitals for May 2017

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Professional Essentials

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NPs filling gaps left by physician shortage

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FDA may decrease adverse effects warnings in drug ads

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Do physician-owned hospitals raise or lower costs?

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Nearly all medical residents reside in urban areas

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MBA offers physicians business savvy

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Oklahoma DO charged with murder for opioid deaths

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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Omalizumab reduces frequency and severity of rhinovirus infections in children with asthma

This interventional study is the first to provide direct evidence that inhibition of IgE reduces morbidity from naturally-acquired RV infections.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Asthma remission is rare but possible

What childhood factors predict the odds of asthma remission?

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Evidence grows for an immune pathogenesis in Parkinson disease

A genome-wide association study has identified 17 novel genetic loci shared between Parkinson disease and 7 common autoimmune diseases.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Study nixes link between short breastfeeding duration, childhood asthma

Study shows no association in school-age children.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Asthma in pregnancy: exacerbation risk tied to first trimester weight gain

Weight gain over 5 kg raised the risk more than 9-fold.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Can vitamin D supplements during pregnancy prevent childhood asthma?

Results of the first randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Aspirin desensitization: safety and outcomes

Despite modifications to enhance safety, aspirin desensitization.remains underutilized.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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Mild-moderate asthma: benralizumab fails to meet phase 3 endpoint

Further studies may shed light on benralizumab's potential to modify disease progression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Asthma: benralizumab achieves steroid-sparing endpoint

Findings of the multicenter phase 3 ZONDA trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Pulmonol
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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 N Engl J Med
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Can this cancer drug treat refractory non-eosinophilic asthma?

Proof-of-concept study uses imatinib for refractory non-eosinophilic asthma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma: targeting S aureus colonization may improve outcomes

S aureus colonization was associated with increased requirement for inhaled corticosteroids.

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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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Breastfeeding: no respiratory benefits in absence of maternal asthma

Data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development study.

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