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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Phase 2 trial of simtuzumab vs placebo.

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Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring benefits some patients more than others

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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

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Chronic cough: can FeNO diagnose cough-variant asthma, eosinophilic bronchitis?

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What is the impact of weight loss and regain on CVD risk factors in type 2 diabetes?

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Which behavioral programs work best in type 2 diabetes?

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Diagnosing airflow obstruction: bronchodilator FVC response is more relevant than FEV1

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Rituximab in DLBCL/FL: exploring patient preferences for administration

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First-line AML: PICC improves QoL vs conventional IV-line access for induction chemotherapy

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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events
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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events

New and important insights into mechanisms translating stress to cardiovascular disease.

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Asthma: spacers do not reduce risk for severe exacerbations, oral thrush

The findings of this large cohort study challenge long-held assumptions that spacers improve pMDI effectiveness.

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Childhood manifestations of genetic liability of schizophrenia
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Childhood manifestations of genetic liability of schizophrenia

Antecedents to schizophrenia identified.

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17-β-oestradiol may be helpful in women with schizophrenic psychoses
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17-β-oestradiol may be helpful in women with schizophrenic psychoses

The role of hormones in schizophrenic psychoses.

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Asthma: 33% of adults are misdiagnosed

Study underscores the hazards of a diagnosis based on symptoms and/or physical findings alone.

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Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic pain after car crash

Study shows no difference in risk for musculoskeletal pain at 6 wks.

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Outcomes of intraventricular hemorrhage removal with alteplase
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Outcomes of intraventricular hemorrhage removal with alteplase

Alteplase vs saline irrigation for thrombolytic removal of hemorrhage.

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Interventions to prevent obesity in women of reproductive age
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Interventions to prevent obesity in women of reproductive age

Need for a strategy to prevent maternal obesity before, during, and after pregnancy.

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Asthma: toddlers sensitive to inhaled allergens should be monitored for asthma

A majority of wheezing toddlers receiving secondary care went on to develop asthma at school age.

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Infection, not antibiotic use, during infancy is associated with risk of childhood obesity
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Infection, not antibiotic use, during infancy is associated with risk of childhood obesity

A longitudinal birth cohort study

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Which behavioral programs work best in type 1 diabetes?

AHRQ report aims to assist in clinical decision-making.

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Role of NMDA receptors in schizophrenia
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Role of NMDA receptors in schizophrenia

NMDAR antibody-positive patients may be good candidate for immune therapy.

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Asthma: Cochrane review finds better outcomes with combined inhaled therapy in the ED

Benefits appear to be independent of co-treatment with corticosteroids.

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Catching influenza: screen differently in older individuals

Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, comments on a study that suggests the CDC's criteria for fever in influenza may be inadequate in older adults.

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