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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

Although the Affordable Care Act improved coverage, economic, gender, and racial inequalities still persists

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Have we addressed income-based disparities in health care?

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Pneumonia-related ARDS: the significance of coinfection

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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

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LABAS, corticosteroids are safe in patients with COPD and CVD

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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Concurrent lung cancer/COPD diagnosis is common

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Type 2 diabetes and COPD: a lethal combination

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Emerg Med
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Enterovirus D68: consider in children presenting to ED with respiratory, neurologic complaints

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  • Clinical Essentials from South Asian J Cancer
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NSCLC: how does erlotinib perform as first-line maintenance therapy?

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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Study links cannabis laws to fewer drug prescriptions

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AMA supports EHR training for medical students

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Strategic use of extenders can boost profit

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Physician doesn't have to treat cannabis-using patient: court

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Will birth control affect my quality of life?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Prosthodont
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OSA: these mandibular advancement splints work better

Not all adjustable MASs allow mouth opening.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

Study utilized data from 4 childhood cohorts comprising 9758 participants.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

Poor adherence is implicated in 24% of exacerbations and 60% of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nicotine Tob Res
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MS: smoking cessation slows disability progression

Risk of reaching various levels of disability falls with each additional year of abstinence.

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SCLC prognosis linked to LDL, LDLR expression

Identifying prognostic markers may help guide treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
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Should induction chemotherapy be used for cT3 NSCLC?

Current guidelines on appropriate treatment are unclear.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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CRE prevalence rising in community-acquired infections

While uncommon, CRE is increasing in UTI, pneumonia and sepsis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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OSA: after MMA, how often is corrective nasal surgery required?

The need for corrective nasal surgery is well understood, but the incidence was unknown.

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA: codeine, tramadol contraindicated in kids

Codeine cough syrup may no longer be used in children younger than 12 y.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Immunol Res
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Melanoma/NSCLC: liver metastases worsen pembrolizumab outcomes

The effect was previously observed in a subset of patients with melanoma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Biomed J
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NSCLC: 3 factors associated with relapse after resection

Understanding risk factors may help guide treatment decisions.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Thorac Surg
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Lung biopsy: EMN bronchoscopy may be preferable in patients with COPD

In contrast with CT-guided biopsy, emphysema did not increase complication risk.

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Patients with muscular dystrophy may fare better at teaching hospitals

A retrospective study of over 7K patients.

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NSCLC: what is the best surgical approach?

The association between extent of resection and survival is controversial.

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