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Childhood asthma linked to prenatal paracetamol exposure

Results of a meta-analysis involving over 1 million individuals.

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Male sex hormones linked to increased incidence of lung cancer

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Pediatric asthma: no link between inhaled corticosteroids, pneumonia

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Immuno-oncology Vitals for February 2017

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Community-acquired pneumonia and cardiovascular risk: high predictive value of cardiac troponin T levels

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Asthma-COPD syndrome linked to higher mortality, particularly in women

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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: bi-allelic EIF2AK4 mutations carriers show similar disease severity compared to non-carriers

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CPAP best for OSA, but exercise and mandibular devices work too

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COPD with low muscle mass, abdominal obesity: cardiometabolic implications

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  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Can eating fruits and vegetables reduce COPD risk?

Data from a population-based cohort study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA clears first procalcitonin test for lower respiratory infections and sepsis

Better antibiotic stewardship may reduce the risk for antibiotic-resistance.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Chem
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Asthma exacerbation risk linked to eosinophil-neutrophil interaction

Exacerbation risk is influenced by both eosinophilic and neutrophilic inflammatory patterns.

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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

More than a third of adults presenting to ED for exacerbation were current smokers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Am Thorac Soc
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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

Findings indicate that ICU may be overused for marginal patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Asthma linked to increased risk for DVT, PE

Risk for DVT with PE was increased by more than 60% in patients with asthma.

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Asthma and COPD Vitals for February 2017
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Asthma and COPD Vitals for February 2017

New COPD guidelines | Stepping down inhaled corticosteroids | Rotacaps/Rotahaler vs Diskus.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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COPD: aclidinium/formoterol safety, efficacy confirmed at 52 wks

Extension of the AUGMENT trial shows low rate of adverse events.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Community-acquired pneumonia ups risk of future heart failure, especially in young adults

Postdischarge cardiovascular prevention might be warranted, including awareness that subsequent dyspnea might be new-onset heart failure.

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Vaping appears safer than smoking cigarettes

Switching completely linked to significant reductions in toxin exposure.

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COPD: statins reduce overall and pulmonary-related mortality

Population-based data contradict lack of benefit reported in a recently completed RCT.

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Pediatric pneumonia: can lung ultrasound replace chest X-ray?

Ultrasound is fast, non-ionizing, and widely available in the emergency room.

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COPD: study raises doubts concerning reliability of eosinophil count as a biomarker

Stability over time was influenced by age and sex.

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Aspirin-intolerant asthma: urinary leukotriene E4 is a clinically-useful biomarker

The noninvasive urinary marker may be a useful measure of risk for aspirin intolerance.

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