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Chronic pain severe in OSA and insomnia | APS

Comorbid OSA/insomnia caused pain intensity 20% higher than just insomnia or no diagnosis.

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Healthcare-associated pneumonia: does antimicrobial de-escalation pay off?

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Influenza-associated pneumonia: why is oseltamivir treatment uncommon?

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COPD with persistent hypercapnia: home noninvasive ventilation boosts outcomes

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NSCLC: GLUT1 overexpression linked to poor prognosis

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Differentials for respiratory viral infections recommended for diagnosis of late onset sepsis in infants

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Childhood asthma: high FeNO not tied to symptoms

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FDA approves pembrolizumab (Keytruda) combo for metastatic NSCLC

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Study supports illegal darbepoetin marketing claim

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How can I get my kid off juice?

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Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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California considers limits on pharma gifts

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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ASCO 2017: Gefitinib Treatment Can Delay Recurrence of Intermediate-Stage Lung Cancer

Gefitinib appears more effective in preventing recurrence after surgery in stage II-IIIA non–small cell lung cancer than the standard of care, chemotherapy.

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Platinum-sensitive SCLC: second-line pazopanib shows promise

Data from a multicenter phase 2 study.

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ALK+ NSCLC: microRNAs may predict crizotinib response

3 microRNAs also identified as diagnostic markers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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Pneumonia and procalcitonin levels: refining outcome prediction

Largest study in North America evaluating prognostic potential of serial PCT in hospitalized patients with CAP or HCAP.

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EGFR+ NSCLC: what predicts poor outcomes with gefitinib?

Real-world data point to HCV infection as a negative prognostic factor.

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Can this cancer drug treat refractory non-eosinophilic asthma?

Proof-of-concept study uses imatinib for refractory non-eosinophilic asthma.

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Adenotonsillectomy leads to behavioral benefits for children with ASD and OSA

Early detection of OSA might help these children.

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ALK+ NSCLC: alectinib tops crizotinib in head-to-head trial

Phase 3 data show superior PFS with a favorable safety profile.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Compr Psychiatry
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ADHD-related sleep problems aren’t associated with treatments

The hyperactive and attentional aspects are each linked to different sleep issues.

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COPD: pulmonary rehab does not reduce GP visits, hospitalizations

Novel study evaluates effects on hospitalizations or milder GP-treated COPD events.

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Asthma: targeting S aureus colonization may improve outcomes

S aureus colonization was associated with increased requirement for inhaled corticosteroids.

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NSCLC: pneumonitis rate higher with PD-1 vs PD-L1 inhibitors

Results of a meta-analysis.

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Pneumonia bacterial diagnostic tests: do antibiotics influence results?

Emphasizes need to obtain cultures as close to the time of antibiotic administration as possible.

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NSCLC: CCRT more toxic, less effective in elderly patients

A pooled analysis of data from 16 phase 2 and 3 trials.

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