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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pre-op Screening and Post-op Care

Many patients with obstructive sleep apnea--both adult and pediatric--are undiagnosed before surgery, putting them at increased risk of complications. Should OSA screening be required before surgery?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Low dose oestrogen combined oral contraception and risk of pulmonary embolism, stroke, and myocardial infarction in five million French women: cohort study

Objective To assess the risk of pulmonary embolism, ischaemic stroke, and myocardial infarction associated with combined oral contraceptives according to dose of oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progestogen.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Human Infection With Influenza A(H7N9) Virus During 3 Major Epidemic Waves, China, 2013–2015: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: The epidemiology of influenza A(H7N9) human infections has been changing across 3 epidemic waves, with increasing severity of human infections and hospitalized cases.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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The Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Lung Immunology

A new study examines the pulmonary implications of antiretroviral therapy for HIV -- specifically on lung immunology.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to Early COPD

Persistent childhood asthma was linked to signs of COPD before age 30 years; children with a pattern of decreased lung growth or decreased lung function at baseline and males may be at increased risk.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Low dose oestrogen combined oral contraception and risk of pulmonary embolism, stroke, and myocardial infarction in five million French women: cohort study

Objective To assess the risk of pulmonary embolism, ischaemic stroke, and myocardial infarction associated with combined oral contraceptives according to dose of oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progestogen.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Low dose oestrogen combined oral contraception and risk of pulmonary embolism, stroke, and myocardial infarction in five million French women: cohort study

Objective To assess the risk of pulmonary embolism, ischaemic stroke, and myocardial infarction associated with combined oral contraceptives according to dose of oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progestogen.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Management of Pneumonia

Ultrasound is a useful, cost effective tool in the diagnosis of pneumonia. It should continue to be further integrated into usual practice.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Inhaled Antibiotic Therapy for VAP and Tracheobronchitis

Is inhaled antibiotic therapy a safe and effective treatment alternative for ventilator-associated respiratory infections?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 203 Answer

The lateral neck x-ray shows fish bone lodged in the pyriform fossa of the hypopharynx as shown below. There is air in the prevertebral space secondary to perforation of the hypopharynx.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Which Sleep Apnea Phenotype Leads to Obesity Hypoventilation?

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea are related disorders, but it is not clear why they are associated with different patterns of CO2 and serum bicarbonate.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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No Mortality Benefit in COPD With Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol

Patients with COPD and cardiovascular disease risk receiving an inhaled corticosteroid, a long-acting beta agonist, or both showed no difference from placebo in all-cause mortality.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Vaccinating pregnant women against flu reduces newborns’ risk of infection, study finds

Infants born to women who reported receiving influenza vaccine during pregnancy had a 61% reduction in influenza-like illnesses in the first six months of life, a 70% reduction in laboratory confirmed influenza and an 81% reduction in hospitalisations associated with laboratory confirmed influenza when compared with infants whose mothers did not receive the vaccine during pregnancy, a US study has found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Routine Nursing Screen Eradicates Pneumonia in Oncology Unit

By screening all patients for hospital-acquired pneumonia risk on admission to an oncology unit, nurses were able to introduce prevention measures to eliminate the infection.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Yoga May Help Ease Asthma Symptoms

Yoga seems to provide small improvements in symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, according to a new review.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Kids With More Daily Stress Have More Nightly Asthma Awakenings

A stressful day may make a child more prone to an asthma attack that night - with worse than usual asthma symptoms the next day as well, a small U.S. study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Older Lung Donors Raise Mortality Risk Only Slightly

Pushing the maximum recommended donor age for lung transplants from 55 to 64 years greatly expands the donor pool, with only a slight increase in recipient mortality. However, more research is needed.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Challenging the Mantra of Randomized Controlled Trials

Dr Maurie Markman discusses a recent observational study exploring the effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on outcomes in early-stage small cell lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 203

This lateral neck x-ray is from a 60 year old who has presented with a chicken bone stuck in his throat. What can be seen?Answer will be posted on 4/5/16.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Figure 4-1b, [STEP WISE APPROACH FOR MANAGING ASTHMA IN CHILDREN 5–11 YEARS OF AGE]. - Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - NCBI Bookshelf

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, Third Expert Panel on the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Bethesda (MD): National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (US); 2007 Aug.  
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
over 3 years ago