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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

Risk for airflow obstruction emerged at 10 pack-years in women vs 19 pack-years in men.

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

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

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Bacterial pneumonia: is there added diagnostic value to measuring CRP?

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Pneumonia: meta-analysis suggests adding C-reactive protein measurement

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Asthma: 33% of adults are misdiagnosed

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CDC: rural Americans at higher risk for death from top 5 causes

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Selecting pneumonia antimicrobials: how does ceftazidime-avibactam measure up?

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  • The Lancet Pneumology
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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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US needs more black physicians: commentary

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Online reviews of providers are here to stay

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New Medicare payment models: 359,000 clinicians are now participating

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Transmission implicated for rapid expansion of extremely drug-resistant TB

Transmission, rather than inadequate TB treatment, likely responsible for rapid spread of XDR TB.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Advanced NSCLC: major treatment shifts have yielded only modest survival benefit

Findings highlight the need to weigh treatment benefit against cost.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Biomed Pharmacother
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Antidepressants to treat cancer? SSRIs show oncolytic and chemosensitizing effects

A review of published evidence suggests that SSRIs combat more than cancer-related depression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from World J Surg Oncol
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NSCLC: fast-track surgery enhances post-op recovery

The strategy reduced time to first postoperative flatus and defecation, as well as LOS.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Med
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Poststroke OSA, cognitive problems improve spontaneously

Few studies have looked at the evolution of sleep apnea after stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Surg Today.
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Lung-cancer: what factors predict prolonged air leak after lobectomy?

Early intervention could be beneficial for preventing PAL in patients with these risk factors.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Chemother Pharmacol
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NSCLC: vinblastine-cisplatin shows survival advantage over paclitaxel-carboplatin

A single-center study compares chemotherapy options for unresectable stage III NSCLC.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Meta-analysis links asthma to lung cancer

Asthma appears to be an independent risk factor for lung cancer.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Med
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COPD: PAP therapy reduces hospitalizations

More than 30% of European patients are prescribed PAP, but its use remains uncommon in the US.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Breath
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AHI may increase with nighttime denture use

The findings suggest patients without teeth should not wear dentures at night.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep.
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EGFR+ NSCLC: EGFR-TKI therapy improves survival

Survival of patients with wild-type EGFR was only slightly reduced.

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COPD: significant underuse of spirometry to confirm diagnosis, contrary to current guidelines

8% of patients discharged from hospital with a principal diagnosis of COPD had no airway obstruction on spirometry.

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Does eating nuts lower lung cancer risk?

Two large population studies find inverse association with lung cancer risk, independent of smoking and other factors.

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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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