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COPD linked to increased CV risk

Patients need strict monitoring for subclinical atherosclerosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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OSA surgeries compared in kids

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COPD: post-ED case management slashes readmission rates

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Sleep apnea guidelines: home testing for some, lab for others

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Lung Cancer Vitals for March 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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COPD: exacerbation history + eosinophilia predicts post-ICS exacerbation risk

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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Airflow limitation z-scores underestimate mortality in COPD

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Advanced NSCLC: maintenance therapy contributes to longer survival

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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Multidrug-resistant TB threatens global eradication of disease

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Professional Essentials

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Most states now allowing experimental drug access

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CMS delays some bundled payments

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Time for kickback rules to reflect new payment models

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Texas physician penalized by IRS for personal loan

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How am I supposed to squeeze in 2 h of walking a day?

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Is it better to have kids when you're older or younger?

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Asthma: does OSA accelerate lung function decline?

CPAP may have a role in the long-term management of asthma with severe OSA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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COPD with anxiety: does psychotherapy work?

A new Cochrane review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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Tuberculosis on the decline in the US, but current strategies ineffective for eradication

Clinicians are encouraged to conduct targeted testing/management of latent TB infections in high-risk populations.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Chemother Pharmacol
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NSCLC: XPG polymorphisms not prognostic for treatment response, OS

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Neurol
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Leukoaraiosis predicts stroke-associated pneumonia

SAP is associated with poor functional outcomes, necessitating predictive markers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Invest New Drugs
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Advanced NSCLC: novel immodulator BTH1677 shows promise in phase 2 trial

Adding BTH1677 to first-line chemotherapy significantly boosted ORR.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Lung Cancer
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NSCLC: curative-intent RT yields favorable outcomes in localized recurrence

Study evaluates the impact of dose and technique.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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COPD: impulse oscillometry shows diagnostic value in the elderly

Findings serve as a good foundation on which to establish independent diagnostic criteria.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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NSCLC: risk for serious cardiac events exceeds 10% after radiotherapy

The 2-y cumulative rate was even higher among those receiving a mean heart dose above 11 Gy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Front Physiol
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High plasma ghrelin linked to anorexia in NSCLC

Findings suggest a potential role for ghrelin agonists.

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Heart Failure Vitals for March 2017
  • Vitals
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Heart Failure Vitals for March 2017

Bedsore score linked to HF outcomes | CAP linked to HF | Discontinuing ACEi/ARBs in HFrEF

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Emerg Med
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Pediatric asthma: ED revisits common after hospitalization

About 40% of children revisited the emergency department within 1 y.

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Influenza and Pneumonia Vitals for March 2017
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Influenza and Pneumonia Vitals for March 2017

Vitamin D and respiratory infections | Influenza antivirals: safe in pregnancy? | Does antimicrobial stewardship work? | Pneumonia and rib fractures.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Uncontrolled asthma: is adjunct anti-leukotriene better than increased ICS dose?

A new Cochrane review of 37 studies.

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