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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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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Reducing billing mistakes pays

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New in Pulmonology

Respiratory Infection Vitals for December 2017
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Respiratory Infection Vitals for December 2017

Lung ultrasound for CAP diagnosis in ED | Imaging alternative for pediatric pneumonia.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma: more variable peak expiratory flow predicts loss of control after steroid dose reduction

Childhood-onset asthma patients, by contrast, tended to maintain control.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Meta-analysis links HPV, lung cancer

Data show strong association for HPV 16 and HPV 18.

Prevalence of PE in patients with syncope low | ASH
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Prevalence of PE in patients with syncope low | ASH

The prevalence of PE and DVT was 1.1% and 1.4%, respectively.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Crohns Colitis
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IBD: steroids may double venous thromboembolism risk

Anti-TNFα agents, on the other hand, are linked to reduced risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Microbiol Infect
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Multiplex PCR tests to detect respiratory viruses: a meta-analysis

They generally perform well—especially for influenza A.

  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Women with osteoporosis often have lung problems, as well

Study finds association between lower BMD and reduced pulmonary function.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Lung cancer: survival improving, but still relatively low in the US

CONCORD-2 data show higher mortality among blacks vs whites, especially with localized disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Nebulized magnesium is iffy for acute asthma: an updated meta-analysis

Benefit, if any, remains uncertain.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Walks along polluted streets can cancel out cardiorespiratory benefits

A crossover study in London found dramatic differences between park walks and street walks.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Predicting pneumonia in a primary care population

Four signs suggest a higher risk for radiographic findings.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Do smoke-free laws reduce lung cancer?

Kentucky study suggests they do, but only if they are comprehensive.

  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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Osteoarthritis: FDA urges patients to discontinue flavocoxid use immediately

Patients are at risk for liver and lung disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Emerg Med
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Lung ultrasound found accurate for ED diagnosis of CAP

A meta-analysis demonstrates high sensitivity and specificity.