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Are e-cigarettes encouraging young Britons to smoke?

First study to report longitudinal association.

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COPD and the link with diabetes

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The Montreux definition for neonatal ARDS: first consensus definition for neonatal ARDS

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Stage IV NSCLC: new ASCO guidelines for systemic therapy

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More research needed into causes of COPD and asthma, say experts

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New warning on methylprednisolone injections

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CompEx could help improve time and cost efficiency in asthma clinical trials

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Extensive stage SCLC: palifosfamide fails phase 3 MATISSE trial

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First-Line Nivolumab in Stage IV or Recurrent Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer

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Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan

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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees

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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

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UKSTSG training report gets mixed response

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Bacteremic CAP: early positive blood culture is ominous

First study addressing the issue of early TTP in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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"Robust association" found for e-cigarette use and smoking in adolescents
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"Robust association" found for e-cigarette use and smoking in adolescents

E-cigarette use is a greater risk factor for starting smoking in those with no smoking friends than for those who had a friendship network where most smoked.

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials August 2017
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Respiratory Infection: Monthly Essentials August 2017

Influenza vaccination in nursing homes | High-valency vaccine effect | Diagnostic cornerstones of pediatric pneumonia.

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Asthma medications: systematic review of pediatric adverse events

Asthma medications are frequently prescribed to children even without a clear-cut diagnosis.

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VATS vs open lobectomy: which is better for Stage 1 NSCLC?

Findings contradict earlier studies that question efficacy of VATS.

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Lung cancer: surgery within 37 d of diagnosis offers best survival

Study offers perspective on surgical timing in early-stage lung SCC.

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Malignant mesothelioma: up to 30% of US patients remain untreated

SEER analysis shows that only about 60% of patients receive life-extending systemic treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acad Pediatr
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Pediatric asthma: effect of consistently impaired outcomes

Children with asthma with poor PROs have daytime sleepiness, impaired school function.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Cancer
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Nonsmoker lung cancer on the rise in UK

Number of cases in never-smokers more than doubled between 2008 and 2014.

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Economic disparities in demographics, management, and outcomes of patients with ARDS
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Economic disparities in demographics, management, and outcomes of patients with ARDS

Result from LUNG SAFE prospective cohort study

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Corticosteroid use in women tied to risk for metabolic syndrome
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Corticosteroid use in women tied to risk for metabolic syndrome

Findings from a Dutch cross-sectional study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Asthma
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Nighttime asthma symptoms: which medication?

Nighttime asthma awakenings may be frequently undercontrolled in general practice.

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Pediatric CAP cases with high bacterial infection values drop after PCV13 introduction

Overall decline in CAP cases continues.

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