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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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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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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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Reducing billing mistakes pays

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res
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RA: watch out for signs of COPD

The disease may arguably be considered a complication of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Clinical Essentials from International Journal of COPD
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Beta-blockers are underprescribed in COPD

Yet they have a good safety profile and beneficial effect.

Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG
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Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG

GERD is an independent and modifiable risk factor for the development of transplant rejection.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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NSCLC: 2nd-line nivolumab tops docetaxel at 2 years

Long-term data from CheckMate 017 and 057.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cancer
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Obese young adults face higher colon cancer risk later

Meta-analysis shows 13% increase with every 5 kg/m2 hike in BMI.

  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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Cutting ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in half

The “Pneumonia Zero” project introduced 10 interventions.

  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Pneumococcus: fewer older people become sick if infants are vaccinated

Cross-generational herd immunity is another reason to vaccinate.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Oncol
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Secondary primary lung cancer: study shows continued risk

Risk increases over time and is higher among patients whose IPLC was localized.

  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Simultaneous vaccination against flu and pneumococcus: does it work?

No difference in immunogenicity vs giving them on separate visits, trial finds.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
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PIM prevalence increases after lung/colon cancer diagnoses

Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication use increases after lung/colon cancer diagnosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Neurosarcoidosis: predictors of long-term outcomes identified

A cohort study of 234 patients with neurosarcoidosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Calcium channel blockers for asthma

A meta-analysis finds FEV1 improvements.

  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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Asthma and misuse of short-acting beta-agonists

Misuse almost doubles hospitalization risk.