Professional Essentials

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Young patients' photos lost with dermatologist's camera

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New in Asthma

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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School-based telemedicine for pediatric asthma

More symptom-free days, fewer ED visits in a randomized clinical trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Pediatric asthma: evidence weak for subcutaneous or sublingual immunotherapy

Much of the older, favorable evidence predates the era of ICSs.

  • Clinical Essentials from Mayo Clin¬†Proc
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Suspected asthma: FeNO diagnostic accuracy is modest in meta-analysis

It has utility as a second-line test.

  • Clinical Essentials from Patient Prefer Adherence
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Medication use during pregnancy: what do patients think?

Most pregnant women use some type of medication during pregnancy.

Lung Disease Vitals for December 2017
  • Vitals
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Lung Disease Vitals for December 2017

Is 2 days of dex enough in pediatric asthma? | Beta-blockers and hospitalization in COPD with HF.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr
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Pediatric asthma exacerbation: 2 days of dexamethasone vs 5 of prednisone

A single-center randomized trial strengthens the case for a shorter course.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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GBS and CD antibiotic prophylaxis and effects on infant gut microbiome

Alterations in gut microflora have been associated with obesity, colon cancer, and allergy.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Transient food allergy in infancy linked to higher asthma risk years later

Results from the HealthNuts study in Melbourne, Australia.

Lung Disease Vitals for November 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for November 2017

Inhaled steroids and pediatric fracture risk | Clear statin benefit for COPD?

  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr
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Dine in or take out? Breast milk delivery mode may make a difference

Lower asthma incidence after breastfeeding vs pumping.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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Inhaled corticosteroids for pediatric asthma not linked to fracture: case-control study

Systemic corticosteroids, by contrast, correlate with higher fracture risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Total Environ
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Indoor air quality and pediatric asthma and allergy

Gas stoves, cockroaches, and humidifiers were among the risk factors in children's homes.

  • 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.

Lung Disease Vitals for October 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for October 2017

Tiotropium in mild COPD | Tezepelumab for moderate-severe asthma | Fluticasone plus vilanterol vs standard care in asthma | Montelukast nightmares.