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Advancing equity in healthcare

Healthcare reforms in Massachusetts that began in 2006 might foreshadow the effects of President Obama’s national Affordable Care Act and have been subject to intense scrutiny as a result. Two linked studies of the reforms in Massachusetts indicate that expanding of health insurance is helpful but not enough to eliminate important social and ethnic disparities in care and outcomes.1 2 Hanchate and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h440) studied joint replacement surgery, an effective treatment for end stage joint disease that reduces pain and improves function and quality of life3 but is underused among patients on low incomes and those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.4 In their study, greater access to health insurance in Massachusetts was associated with increased rates of knee and hip replacement surgery among Hispanic and black people compared with white people but was not associated with increased rates among people on low incomes relative to richer people.1 In a second study, McCormick and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1480) found no association between Massachusetts healthcare reforms and reduced racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart failure. Many admissions for these “ambulatory care sensitive conditions” are preventable if patients have access to high quality outpatient …  
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almost 5 years ago
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The Basics of Immunotherapy with Dr. Lee

Dr. Gerald Lee is an Assistant Professor on faculty at the University of Louisville. He is the Division Chief of both the adult and pediatrics department of ...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Omalizumab

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6084 Asthma, Drugs, -, Omalizumab, Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video, study, Rapid Review,...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Omalizumab - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6084 Asthma, Drugs, -, Omalizumab, Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video, study, Rapid Review,...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Antileukotrines (Montelukast, Zafirlukast & Zileuton)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6083 Asthma, Drugs, -, Antileukotrines, (Montelukast,, Zafirlukast, &, Zileuton), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonic...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Antileukotrines (Montelukast, Zafirlukast & Zileuton) - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6083 Asthma, Drugs, -, Antileukotrines, (Montelukast,, Zafirlukast, &, Zileuton), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonic...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Corticosteroids (Beclomethasone & Fluticasone)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6082 Asthma, Drugs, -, Corticosteroids, (Beclomethasone, &, Fluticasone), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, revie...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Methylxanthines (Theophylline)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6080 Asthma, Drugs, -, Methylxanthines, (Theophylline), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video,...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Methylxanthines (Theophylline) - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6080 Asthma, Drugs, -, Methylxanthines, (Theophylline), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is, video,...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - Muscarinic Antagonists (Ipratropium)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6081 Asthma, Drugs, -, Muscarinic, Antagonists, (Ipratropium), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is,...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Drugs - B2 Agonists (Albuterol, salmeterol & formoterol)

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6079 Asthma, Drugs, -, B2, Agonists, (Albuterol,, salmeterol, &, formoterol), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, r...  
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Asthma Drugs - B2 Agonists (Albuterol, salmeterol & formoterol) - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6079 Asthma, Drugs, -, B2, Agonists, (Albuterol,, salmeterol, &, formoterol), Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, r...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Asthma Explained Clearly | 2 of 2 - YouTube

Understand asthma with this clear explanation by Dr. Roger Seheult. Further discussion on the diagnosis, methacholine challenge test, and stepwise approach f...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Quick Ped: Sign & symptoms of Severe Acute Asthma

Prepare for USMLE,UK,CANADIAN,AUSTRALIAN, NURSING & OTHER MEDICAL BOARD examinations around the globe with us.Understand the basics, concepts and how to answ...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Quick Ped: Sign & symptoms of Mild Acute Asthma

Prepare for USMLE,UK,CANADIAN,AUSTRALIAN, NURSING & OTHER MEDICAL BOARD examinations around the globe with us.Understand the basics, concepts and how to answ...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Quick peds: Sign & symptoms of Moderate Acute Asthma

Prepare for USMLE,UK,CANADIAN,AUSTRALIAN, NURSING & OTHER MEDICAL BOARD examinations around the globe with us.Understand the basics, concepts and how to answ...  
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Pregnant women with asthma need to curb urge to ask for antibiotics

Twice as many children of mothers who took antibiotics while pregnant developed asthmaGetting sick when you're pregnant is especially difficult, but women whose...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Epigenetic study highlights drug targets for allergies and asthma

Scientists have discovered over 30 new genes that predispose people to allergies and asthma, some of which could be targets for new drugs.  
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almost 5 years ago
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New genes discovered associated with asthma and allergies

Researchers have identified over 30 new genes that give people a predisposition towards asthma and allergies. These genes may provide new targets for these conditions.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Scientists at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells

Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic markerWhen the mucosal surfaces in the lungs of healthy people...  
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almost 5 years ago