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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 Thorax
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Can eating fruits and vegetables reduce COPD risk?

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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?

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Prevention of acute respiratory infections: “a major new indication for vitamin D supplementation”

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Sleep Med
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Positional sleep apnea improved by repositioning devices

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Advanced T790M+ NSCLC: osimertinib yields high response rate, promising PFS

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Acute respiratory infections: cutting risk by treating gastroesophageal reflux

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Pulm Med
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GOLD B COPD: does symptom burden predict disease progression?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

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Professional Essentials

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is stress the cause for my weight gain?

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is my time in the weight room what's causing my problems in the bedroom?

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  • US Professional News

Medicaid culls at least 65,000 providers from rolls

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  • US Professional News

Health systems expanding, medical practices not so much, survey suggests

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  • US Professional News

Patients assume record sharing is easy for doctors

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  • US Professional News

Burned out physicians less likely to find work meaningful

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lung Cancer
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Induction CRT is safe, effective in NSCLC involving the chest wall

Though adjuvant therapy is the standard of care, compliance is low.

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Cardiol
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Which aortic valve replacement procedure is better for diabetes patients?

Study compares transcatheter with surgical aortic valve replacement procedures.

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  • Clinical Essentials from World J Surg
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Pulmonary LCNEC: adjuvant therapy beneficial for stage II or higher

Survival benefit appears limited to patients with stage II or higher disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Rev Port Pneumol
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Lung cancer: study confirms EBUS-TBNA staging efficacy

Findings in line with prior reports.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Qual Life Res
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Lung cancer: baseline health-related QOL predicts survival

Data from a population-based study.

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol
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Sleep problems tied to worse heart failure outcomes

Sleep-disordered breathing may be associated with an increased risk for life-threatening arrhythmias in heart failure patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Head Neck Surg
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Upper airway stimulation may improve several outcomes in OSA

Patients report improvements in snoring, sleepiness, sleep-related QoL.

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Asthma and COPD Vitals for February 2017
  • Vitals
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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 Clin Ther
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Gefinitib-resistant NSCLC: chemotherapy boosts survival

Chemotherapy improves survival after acquired gefitinib resistance, especially with continued gefitinib.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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In sleep surgery for OSA, complications likelier in the elderly

The overall complication rate is still low, so surgery is not contraindicated.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Neurovirol
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Guillain-Barre syndrome can follow chikungunya

Case series of 2 patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome complicating chikungunya virus infection.

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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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