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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

  • International Medical Press

Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

  • International Medical Press

NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

  • International Medical Press

Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

  • International Medical Press

NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

  • International Medical Press

£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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New in Thoracic medicine

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Lung cancer: survival improving, but still relatively low in the US

CONCORD-2 data show higher mortality among blacks vs whites, especially with localized disease.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Nebulized magnesium is iffy for acute asthma: an updated meta-analysis

Benefit, if any, remains uncertain.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Lancet
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Walks along polluted streets can cancel out cardiorespiratory benefits

A crossover study in London found dramatic differences between park walks and street walks.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Eur Respir J
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Predicting pneumonia in a primary care population

Four signs suggest a higher risk for radiographic findings.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Do smoke-free laws reduce lung cancer?

Kentucky study suggests they do, but only if they are comprehensive.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from FDA
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Osteoarthritis: FDA urges patients to discontinue flavocoxid use immediately

Patients are at risk for liver and lung disease.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Eur J Emerg Med
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Lung ultrasound found accurate for ED diagnosis of CAP

A meta-analysis demonstrates high sensitivity and specificity.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Pediatr
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Pediatric asthma exacerbation: 2 days of dexamethasone vs 5 of prednisone

A single-center randomized trial strengthens the case for a shorter course.

  • Clinical Summaries from NICE
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NICE issues new asthma guideline

NICE advises service planners to consider establishing asthma diagnostic hubs.

  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA approves genetic test for all solid tumor types

Assay detects all 4 classes of genomic alterations in 324 cancer-related genes.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Eur J Heart Fail
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More HF hospitalizations for COPD/HF patients using nonselective beta-blockers

Yet COPD hospitalization rates remain similar.

Tuberculosis rates continue to drop in the Wales
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Tuberculosis rates continue to drop in the Wales

Findings from a Public Health Wales report.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Chest
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CHEST Expert Cough Panel issues guidelines on TB testing

When should the coughing patient be screened?

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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FDG-PET imaging unreliable for lung cancer diagnosis

Data show good sensitivity, but poor specificity.