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Acute respiratory distress syndrome: the long-term cost to survivors

Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome frequently experience long-term physical, cognitive, and mental health impairments.

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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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COPD: no increased risk for pneumonia with budesonide vs other treatments

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Is asthma a risk factor for coronary heart disease?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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COPD exacerbation risk increases with IgG deficiency

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  • Vitals
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Influenza and Pneumonia Vitals for April 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Intern Med
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Pneumonia mortality in dementia: what are the risk factors?

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  • The Lancet Pneumology
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Multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, and incurable tuberculosis

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Adult-onset asthma: severity, presence of nasal polyps linked to persistence

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Cancer hype gives false hope to patients, families

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Chicago trauma physicians, nurses cope with compassion fatigue

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Female physicians make 27% less than men

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Practices should maintain policy on abusive behavior by physicians

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Why does my heart race when I drink?

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Is saturated fat that bad?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc.
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Pneumonia in nursing home residents: what is the true cost?

The only other study that assessed the cost of nursing home-acquired pneumonia did not include the cost of hospitalization.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Breast cancer subtype determines site of distant metastasis

A SEER database analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Seasonal COPD exacerbations linked to chronic bacterial airway infection, viral exposure

Understanding the interaction may point to potential preventative therapies.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hosp Med
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Pneumonia readmission: which prediction model is best?

Study evaluates approaches best on EHR data.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Breath
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OSA linked to worse angioplasty outcomes

OSA had been linked to CAD, but its association with coronary angioplasty outcomes is still uncertain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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COPD: tiotropium/olodaterol combo boosts exercise tolerance vs monotherapies

Data from the MORACTO studies.

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Pneumonia-related ARDS: the significance of coinfection

Coinfection with potentially treatable pathogen is not unusual.

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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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  • 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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MS: smoking cessation slows disability progression

Risk of reaching various levels of disability falls with each additional year of abstinence.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Heart
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LABAS, corticosteroids are safe in patients with COPD and CVD

Findings may ease long-standing concerns.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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CRE prevalence rising in community-acquired infections

Although uncommon, CRE is increasing in urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and sepsis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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Concurrent lung cancer/COPD diagnosis is common

COPD is often underdiagnosed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Type 2 diabetes and COPD: a lethal combination

Chronic systemic inflammation is probably among the common denominators.

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