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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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
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Changing Paradigms in the Treatment of Severe Asthma: The Role of Biologic Therapies CME

This activity is intended for allergists, pulmonologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with asthma.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Pulmonary Hypertension

Adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension could derive some relief from yoga, results from a preliminary study suggest. The 12-week program eased anxiety and depression, among other measures.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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The Effect of Tai Chi on Cancer, OA, Heart Failure and COPD

A new study examines the potential beneficial effects of Tai Chi on these four chronic conditions.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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New Immunotherapies Bring New Questions in Lung Cancer

Dr Mark Kris assesses the complicated risks and benefits of using nivolumab and pembrolizumab for patients with lung cancers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: Prime Time for Dexamethasone in Asthma?

I'm surprised it doesn't change your mind. But I should read the paper first ;-)But there is strip of land for interpretation and maybe dexa should be restricted to patients deemed to be poor compliers and prednisone still prescribed for "reliable" patients until better data are aailable , if ever?  
emlitofnote.com
over 4 years ago
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Next-Gen Sequencing Every Lung Cancer: Lessons From France

A large French study has clearly demonstrated the benefit of completely sequencing every lung cancer, says Dr Mark Kris.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Clears Bevespi Aerosphere for COPD

Bevespi combines glycopyrrolate and formoterol fumarate in a pressurized metered-dose inhaler, using novel technology that promises more uniform drug distribution, according to the company.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Influenza and Other Viruses Diagnostic Testing in Hospitals

What are the diagnostic practices for influenza and other respiratory virus in U.S. hospitals and laboratories?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Should Patients in Their 70s Get Lung Transplants?

As the age of lung transplant patients increases, the age of recipients and the stewardship of organs have become controversial. Experts debated these issues at a heart and lung transplant meeting.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sublingual Immunotherapy Improves Dust Mite Allergy

Therapy reduced time to first exacerbation of allergy-related asthma during corticosteroid reduction but yielded no changes in asthma control or quality-of-life questionnaires.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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USPSTF Advises Against COPD Screening in Asymptomatic Adults CME/CE

: In its updated guidelines, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends no screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in asymptomatic individuals.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Petition urges GSK and Pfizer to lower price of pneumonia vaccine

The humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders has delivered a petition of almost 400 000 signatures to the headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London and Pfizer in New York, demanding that the companies reduce the price of their pneumonia vaccine in developing countries to $5 (£3.45; €4.40) per child.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Yoga may improve asthma symptoms, Cochrane review finds

A Cochrane review has concluded that yoga “probably” improves quality of life and symptoms in people who have asthma. However, its effects on lung function and the use of medicines remain uncertain.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago