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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Will sugar give me cancer?

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Medical practices hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey

  • US Professional News
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California gender can now be nonbinary

  • US Professional News
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Jail for 3 NY physicians in lab bribery scheme

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Physicians can help patients avoid treatment-choice regret

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Am I exercising too much?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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New guidelines for reducing hospital lab testing

Reducing cost is not the only benefit.

  • Clinical Essentials from Intern Med
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Pneumonia: these resistant organisms might not be to blame

And broad-spectrum antibiotics might not be necessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Oncol
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Secondary primary lung cancer: study shows continued risk

Risk increases over time and is higher among patients whose IPLC was localized.

  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Pneumococcus: fewer older people become sick if infants are vaccinated

Cross-generational herd immunity is another reason to vaccinate.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Oncol
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NSCLC: S-1 noninferior to docetaxel as 2nd, 3rd line therapy

Phase 2 study shows similar response and survival with less neutropenia.

  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Simultaneous vaccination against flu and pneumococcus: does it work?

No difference in immunogenicity vs giving them on separate visits, trial finds.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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New AHA scientific statement addresses noncardiac complications of congenital heart disease

Sweeping statement covers diagnosis and management across systems.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Calcium channel blockers for asthma

A meta-analysis finds FEV1 improvements.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Neurosarcoidosis: predictors of long-term outcomes identified

A cohort study of 234 patients with neurosarcoidosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
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PIM prevalence increases after lung/colon cancer diagnoses

Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication use increases after lung/colon cancer diagnosis.

Lung Cancer Vitals for October 2017
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Lung Cancer Vitals for October 2017

Bevacizumab approval | Alectinib tops crizotinib in ALK+ NSCLC | Stage III NSCLC: which chemo regimen is best?

Lung Disease Vitals for October 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for October 2017

Tiotropium in mild COPD | Tezepelumab for moderate-severe asthma | Fluticasone plus vilanterol vs standard care in asthma | Montelukast nightmares.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Medicine (London)
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CAP, statins, and in-hospital mortality

A small study found marked benefit with statin use prior to admission.