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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Plans to help the NHS

Primary and secondary care are struggling to cope with the ever increasing demand

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Does paracetamol use during pregnancy increase risk of asthma in children?

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  • Clinical summaries
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VTE recurrence, mortality highest during the first year

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  • BMJ News
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Questions can avoid skin prick test

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Med
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CPAP best for OSA, but exercise and mandibular devices work too

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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COPD with low muscle mass, abdominal obesity: cardiometabolic implications

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  • The Lancet
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Re-assessing decision-making patterns in evidence-based medicine

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

‘Jam-full’ hospitals a risk to patients, says RCP

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  • International Medical Press

BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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  • International Medical Press

7-day GP access to go ahead in Greater Manchester

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  • International Medical Press

GPs failing patients with eating disorders, says charity

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  • International Medical Press

Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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  • International Medical Press

Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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  • Clinical Essentials from Medicine (Baltimore)
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NSCLC: adding induction chemo to CCRT boosts survival

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)
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Childhood asthma linked to prenatal paracetamol exposure

Results of a meta-analysis involving over 1 million individuals.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Laryngoscope
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Severe OSA tied to perioperative complications in kids

The effects of disease severity on perioperative and postoperative complications has not been well examined.

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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique
  • BMJ News
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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

Attaching personalised labels explaining the correct use of dry powder inhalers achieves long term improvement in technique among patients with asthma,...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Respirology
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Community-acquired pneumonia and cardiovascular risk: high predictive value of cardiac troponin T levels

No previous studies have assessed the predictive value of admission cardiac troponin T levels.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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Asthma-COPD syndrome linked to higher mortality, particularly in women

The overlap syndrome is more common, and more deadly, in women vs men.

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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: bi-allelic EIF2AK4 mutations carriers show similar disease severity compared to non-carriers
  • The Lancet Pneumology
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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: bi-allelic EIF2AK4 mutations carriers show similar disease severity compared to non-carriers

EIF2AK4 mutation carriers are characterised by younger age at diagnosis

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SCLC: adding pravastatin to standard platinum chemotherapy safe but ineffective
  • JCO Oncology Journals
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SCLC: adding pravastatin to standard platinum chemotherapy safe but ineffective

LUNGSTAR- Multicenter, randomized, phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Cancer Res Clin Oncol
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NSCLC with bone metastases: denosumab improves OS

Denosumab improves survival vs zoledronic acid.

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA clears first procalcitonin test for lower respiratory infections and sepsis

Better antibiotic stewardship may reduce the risk for antibiotic-resistance.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Can eating fruits and vegetables reduce COPD risk?

Data from a population-based cohort study.

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Higher e-cigarette use in patients with chronic lung and cardiovascular diseases
  • Univadis Medical News
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Higher e-cigarette use in patients with chronic lung and cardiovascular diseases

Use was highest among current smokers with asthma, COPD, or cardiovascular disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Advanced T790M+ NSCLC: osimertinib yields high response rate, promising PFS

AURA phase 2 extension study of patients with disease progression after EGFR-TKI treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Pulm Med
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GOLD B COPD: does symptom burden predict disease progression?

Patients with more severe disease characteristics are more likely to progress to GOLD D at 2 y.

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