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Patients Will Be Asking: Why should I get a flu shot if it's only 10% effective?

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FDA tool helps with antibiotic prescribing

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UK surgeon accused of "branding" livers

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"Die-in" protests guns in hospitals

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Are new hypertension guidelines realistic?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is "man flu" real?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma: more variable peak expiratory flow predicts loss of control after steroid dose reduction

Childhood-onset asthma patients, by contrast, tended to maintain control.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
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Upfront surgery yields promising results for IIIA NSCLC

OS particularly high among patients with N0 and N2 status.

Prevalence of PE in patients with syncope low | ASH
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Prevalence of PE in patients with syncope low | ASH

The prevalence of PE and DVT was 1.1% and 1.4%, respectively.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Crohns Colitis
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IBD: steroids may double venous thromboembolism risk

Anti-TNFα agents, on the other hand, are linked to reduced risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care
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ECMO for near-fatal asthma

Despite high complication rate, most patients survive to discharge.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Lung cancer: survival improving, but still relatively low in the US

CONCORD-2 data show higher mortality among blacks vs whites, especially with localized disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Nebulized magnesium is iffy for acute asthma: an updated meta-analysis

Benefit, if any, remains uncertain.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Thorac Surg
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NSCLC: VATS, open surgery yield similar outcomes

VATS had a shorter operative time and less intraoperative bleeding.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Thorac Surg
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Early-stage NSCLC: surgery tops SBRT for long-term survival

SBRT offers better short-term survival, but lobectomy and sublobar resection yield best long-term results.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Do smoke-free laws reduce lung cancer?

Kentucky study suggests they do, but only if they are comprehensive.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Predicting pneumonia in a primary care population

Four signs suggest a higher risk for radiographic findings.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Diabetes
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Are short-term oral corticosteroids safe in patients with diabetes?

Mitigation of adverse events is possible.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Emerg Med
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Lung ultrasound found accurate for ED diagnosis of CAP

A meta-analysis demonstrates high sensitivity and specificity.