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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA
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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

Although the Affordable Care Act improved coverage, economic, gender, and racial inequalities still persists

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COPD: new European and US guidelines on managing exacerbations

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Doctor dragged from overbooked plane takes legal action

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Pneumonia-related ARDS: the significance of coinfection

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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots

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LABAS, corticosteroids are safe in patients with COPD and CVD

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Cycling to work could reduce cancer risk, says study

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NSCLC: how does erlotinib perform as first-line maintenance therapy?

Findings support initial data indicating front-line efficacy in advanced NSCLC.

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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

Poor adherence is implicated in 24% of exacerbations and 60% of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

Study utilized data from 4 childhood cohorts comprising 9758 participants.

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OSA: these mandibular advancement splints work better

Not all adjustable MASs allow mouth opening.

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MS: smoking cessation slows disability progression

Risk of reaching various levels of disability falls with each additional year of abstinence.

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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

Findings contradict conclusions of the only other study to offer direct risk assessment.

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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines
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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines

The Standing Committee of European Doctors reminds physicians that they have a duty to inform the patient before a product is used off-label.

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SCLC prognosis linked to LDL, LDLR expression

Identifying prognostic markers may help guide treatment.

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Should induction chemotherapy be used for cT3 NSCLC?

Current guidelines on appropriate treatment are unclear.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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CRE prevalence rising in community-acquired infections

While uncommon, CRE is increasing in UTI, pneumonia and sepsis

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OSA: after MMA, how often is corrective nasal surgery required?

The need for corrective nasal surgery is well understood, but the incidence was unknown.

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FDA: codeine, tramadol contraindicated in kids

Codeine cough syrup may no longer be used in children younger than 12 y.

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Concurrent lung cancer/COPD diagnosis is common

COPD is often underdiagnosed.

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Alternative finance for the NHS

The NHS need lot of money to invest in large infrastructure projects

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