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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Oct 2017


Pulmonology News (1783)

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - Functional genes in the upper airway microbiome may be tied to childhood asthma, according to a study published Nov. 20 in Allergy. Read More >
Researchers ID Microbiome Genes Tied to Asthma
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - Physicians who are experiencing burnout are more than twice as likely to leave their organization within two years, and this is associated with significant economic costs, according to a report from the American Medical Association. Read More >
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout, Attrition
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - In patients with birch pollen allergy, intranasal administration of omalizumab does not result in relevant change of allergen-specific and total immunoglobulin E levels, according to a pilot study published online Oct. 30 in Allergy. Read More >
Intranasal Omalizumab Does Not Increase Serum IgE Levels
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - For patients with atrial fibrillation, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes than warfarin, according to a study published in the Nov. 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of C Read More >
NOACs Show Lower Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes in A-Fib
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - Survivors of sudden cardiac death with structurally normal hearts have increased dispersion of repolarization after exertion, and this is detectable on non-invasive electrocardiographic imaging, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in the Journ Read More >
Increased Repolarization Dispersion Seen in SCD Survivors
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - An increased β-blocker dose is associated with a greater prognostic advantage in patients with chronic heart failure and diabetes than in those with chronic heart failure but no diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in Diabetes C Read More >
Higher β-Blocker Dose Linked to Lower Mortality Risk
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - For patients with previously untreated, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, treatment with osimertinib is associated with longer progression-free survival than a standard EGFR tyrosine kina Read More >
Osimertinib Tops Standard EGFR-TKI for <i>EGFR</i>+ NSCLC
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - Short message service reminders are a moderately effective way to increase the rate of influenza vaccination among high-risk patients, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Read More >
SMS Reminders Moderately Effective for Flu Vaccination