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Knowledge About LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Low

A small survey of South Carolina family physicians found reluctance in referring high-risk patients for LDCT screening despite multiple professional organizations' recommendations.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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SGEM#157: Nebulized Hypertonic Saline for Acute Bronchiolitis

Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chantal Guimont. Chantal is a Family Doctor who works in a in a mixed pediatric and adults tertiary care center in Quebec City. She has a PhD in epidemiology and is on faculty at Laval University.  
thesgem.com
over 3 years ago
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Breath Analysis Normalizes After Lung Cancer Resection

The levels of exhaled carbonyl compounds decrease to normal after lung cancer resection, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Web App Ups Lung Cancer Survival by 7 Months

In a phase 3 randomized clinical trial, cancer care enhanced by a web application improved overall survival by 7 months over standard care.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Influenza Activity — United States, 2015–16 Season and Composition of the 2016–17 Influenza Vaccine | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 3 years ago
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Why Are We Seeing So Much Pertussis?

Waning immunity of the acellular pertussis vaccine seems to be the culprit, but what is the solution?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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X-rays Questioned for Asthma Exacerbation Without Fever, Hypoxia

Radiography should not be used routinely to detect pneumonia in young children with asthma who do not have fever or hypoxia, according to new research.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Novel Antibody Shows Efficacy in Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Early data show promising activity in small-cell lung cancer with a new antibody-drug conjugate that targets delta-like protein DLL3.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Long-term Survival After Cardiac Surgery in COPD Patients

How do COPD patients fare in the long-term after undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Dr. Heimlich, 96, Saves Choking Woman With Namesake Maneuver

Dr. Henry Heimlich, the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the lifesaving technique named for him, used it for the first time this week to save a fellow senior center resident who was choking on a hamburger, a center spokesman said on Friday.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Occupational asthma

A 22 year old man thought he might have hay fever. Several months later his general practitioner diagnosed asthma. It later emerged that his symptoms were associated with his work in a bakery, and he was referred to an occupational lung disease specialist who diagnosed occupational asthma.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Occurrence, Characteristics, and Predictors of Pain in COPD

Pain is a significant, undertreated problem for patients with COPD. Read about the prevalence and characteristics of pain in COPD patients here.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 207 Answer

The chest x-ray shows major neck vessels that are outlined by air, producing the tubular artery sign. This is suggestive of pneumomediastinum.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA OKs First Liquid Biopsy for Lung Cancer Mutation

The blood-based genetic test is a companion diagnostic for erlotinib and for use in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Antibody-Drug Conjugates, Targeted Therapies Lead Lung Cancer Data

Dr Mark Kris 'whets our appetites' for what's ahead at ASCO 2016 for lung cancer management, including new antibody-drug conjugates and targeted therapies.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Lung Cancer Sessions Focus on Immunotherapy, Genomics

From diagnosis using molecular markers to targeted treatment, Dr Mark Kris details which studies from ASCO 2016 he thinks will help clinicians and patients fight lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Deaths caused by lung disease have not decreased over past decade, shows UK study

The number of people dying from lung disease has barely changed in a decade, and rates of some lung conditions are far higher than previously thought, a comprehensive report from the British Lung Foundation has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Deaths caused by lung disease have not decreased over past decade, shows UK study

The number of people dying from lung disease has barely changed in a decade, and rates of some lung conditions are far higher than previously thought, a comprehensive report from the British Lung Foundation has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 207

The frontal chest x-ray is from a 23 year old with shortness of breath after inhaling a chemical. What radiological sign can be seen?With thanks to Dr. Basil Muharb for the image.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago