Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

Inhaled Corticosteroids Do Not Increase Risk for Pneumonia in COPD

In contrast to previous study findings, inhaled corticosteroids do not appear to increase risk for pneumonia in patients with COPD with moderate airflow limitation.

Dacomitinib vs Gefitinib for Progression-Free Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Dacomitinib vs Gefitinib for Progression-Free Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Dacomitinib improved progression-free survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Strictly following empirical antimicrobial treatment guidelines in patients with hospital-acquired or ventilator-associated pneumonia may result in overtreatment with antibiotics.

Delafloxacin Effective for Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections

Delafloxacin Effective for Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections

Study results indicate that delafloxacin has potent in-vitro activity against most common pathogens seen in community-acquired pneumonia.

Implantable Device Approved for Moderate-to-Severe Central Sleep Apnea

Implantable Device Approved for Moderate-to-Severe Central Sleep Apnea

After 6 months of use, over half of patients who used the Remedē System experienced a 50% or greater reduction in the apnea-hypopnea index.

Inhaled Nitric Oxide and Survival in Preterm Infants Without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Inhaled Nitric Oxide and Survival in Preterm Infants Without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Survival rates do not improve with nitric oxide in premature infants without bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Improving Length of Stay, Mortality in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Improving Length of Stay, Mortality in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Combination antibiotic therapy with a macrolide improves hospital length of stay in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia.

Cystic Fibrosis: More Access to Advanced Care Planning, Palliative Care Needed

Cystic Fibrosis: More Access to Advanced Care Planning, Palliative Care Needed

Palliative care access may be limited for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Treatment May Depend on Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Future Treatment May Depend on Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary arterial hypertension tends to vary in presentation in patients of different races and ethnicities.

Extrafine-Particle vs Fine-Particle ICS Therapy: Improvements in Asthma Control

Extrafine-Particle vs Fine-Particle ICS Therapy: Improvements in Asthma Control

Compared with fine particle inhaled corticosteroids, extrafine particle inhaled corticosteroids helped patients achieve asthma control.

Montelukast Associated With Depression, Nightmares in Children

Montelukast Associated With Depression, Nightmares in Children

Montelukast is associated with depression, aggression, and nightmares in children.

Response to Omalizumab May Depend on Asthma Severity, Eosinophil Counts

Response to Omalizumab May Depend on Asthma Severity, Eosinophil Counts

Patients with clinical markers of greater asthma severity may experience a more significant reduction of exacerbations when treated with omalizumab.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

Low education and low income are linked to lower uptakes of PCV13 in minorities 65 years and older.

Beta-Lactams vs Azithromycin in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Beta-Lactams vs Azithromycin in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Investigators found that macrolides correlated with lower odds of treatment failure in patients younger than 5 with CAP.

Procalcitonin Diagnostic Algorithm Useful in Bacterial Pneumonia

Procalcitonin Diagnostic Algorithm Useful in Bacterial Pneumonia

Using serum procalcitonin levels to diagnose and manage bacterial pneumonia decreases length of hospital stay.

Greater Depth of Response to Therapy Improves Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Greater Depth of Response to Therapy Improves Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Overall and progression-free survival were improved with greater depth of response to therapy in non-small cell lung cancer.

LABA Plus LAMA Therapy Associated With Fewer Exacerbations in COPD

LABA Plus LAMA Therapy Associated With Fewer Exacerbations in COPD

Long-acting muscarinic antagonists plus long-acting beta-agonists for COPD is associated with fewer exacerbations compared with long-acting beta-agonists plus inhaled corticosteroids.

Targeting Blood Eosinophil Counts in COPD Treatment

Targeting Blood Eosinophil Counts in COPD Treatment

Patients with COPD who have elevated blood eosinophilic levels may benefit from treatment with mepolizumab.

Potential Effect of CPAP on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness

Potential Effect of CPAP on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness

Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who use continuous positive airway pressure therapy may experience a decrease in carotid intima-media thickness.

Thoracic Radiotherapy Does Not Increase Risk for Immune-Related AEs in Lung Cancer

Thoracic Radiotherapy Does Not Increase Risk for Immune-Related AEs in Lung Cancer

Patients with metastatic lung cancer who receive both both immune checkpoint inhibitors and thoracic radiotherapy.do not have a greater risk for immune-related adverse events.

Consequences of Discontinuing Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children With Asthma

Consequences of Discontinuing Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children With Asthma

Children who discontinue inhaled corticosteroids for well-controlled asthma may experience worsening symptoms.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Improved With Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Improved With Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy

Adjuvant adoptive cellular immunotherapy plus chemotherapy improved survival in patients with resected non-small cell lung caner.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Staging Accuracy Tied to Nodal Examination

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Staging Accuracy Tied to Nodal Examination

Thoroughness of nodal examination determines prognostic value of non-small cell lung cancer staging.

Standard vs High-Dose Chemoradiation in Stage 3 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Standard vs High-Dose Chemoradiation in Stage 3 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Higher doses of chemoradiation in stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer did not improve overall survival rates.

Long-term Benefits of Fluticasone Furoate Plus Vilanterol in Asthma Control

Long-term Benefits of Fluticasone Furoate Plus Vilanterol in Asthma Control

Fluticasone furoate plus vilanterol therapy offers long-term asthma control without serious adverse events.

Preventing Childhood Adverse Respiratory Outcomes With Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Preventing Childhood Adverse Respiratory Outcomes With Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Early initiation of folic acid or prenatal vitamin supplementation may protect the offspring of mothers who have a history of atopy from adverse childhood respiratory outcomes.

Low Tidal Volume Strategy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Low Tidal Volume Strategy in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

A low tidal volume ventilation strategy in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome demonstrated a trend toward improved mortality.

Improving Lung Function in Heterogenous Emphysema: Endobronchial Valves vs Standard of Care

Improving Lung Function in Heterogenous Emphysema: Endobronchial Valves vs Standard of Care

Forced expiratory volume in 1 second and length of hospital stay were assess to determine the benefit of endobronchial valve placement vs standard of care in emphysema.

Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Beneficial Post-Myocardial Infarction

Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Beneficial Post-Myocardial Infarction

The prevalence of smoking is higher in people who have experienced myocardial infarction.

Sex-Based Differences in Emergency Department Follow-up With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Sex-Based Differences in Emergency Department Follow-up With Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Identifying gender-based differences in asthma follow-ups is crucial to understanding sex-based differences in health behaviors.

Treating Early-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With Tiotropium

Treating Early-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With Tiotropium

In patients with mild or moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tiotropium improved the decline in FEV1, as well as quality of life.

Diet and Exercise May Improve Asthma Symptoms in Non-obese Patients

Diet and Exercise May Improve Asthma Symptoms in Non-obese Patients

Diet and exercise appeared to improve asthma symptom control, overall fitness, and quality of life.

Moderate to Severe Asthma Exacerbation Rates Examined With Tezepelumab

Moderate to Severe Asthma Exacerbation Rates Examined With Tezepelumab

Researchers examined the efficacy of tezepelumab, a human monoclonal antibody, in treating moderate to severe asthma with non-eosinophilic inflammation.

Impact of Canakinumab on Mortality, Incidence of Lung Cancer

Impact of Canakinumab on Mortality, Incidence of Lung Cancer

There may be a decreased rate of lung cancer for patients who receive anti-inflammatory therapy with canakinumab.

Potential Role for Statins in COPD Treatment Armamentarium

Potential Role for Statins in COPD Treatment Armamentarium

Patients with COPD and comorbid cardiovascular disease may benefit from statin treatment depending on their C - reactive protein levels.

FDA: Bevacizumab-awwb First Biosimilar Approved for Anticancer Therapy

FDA: Bevacizumab-awwb First Biosimilar Approved for Anticancer Therapy

Bevacizumab-awwb was approved based on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynaic profiles and immunogenicity, safety, and efficacy data.

Systematic Review of Adverse Drug Events in Children With Asthma

Systematic Review of Adverse Drug Events in Children With Asthma

Pediatric patients with asthma are at the highest risk for adverse drug events, particularly with inhaled corticosteroids.

Treating Eosinophilic COPD With Mepolizumab

Treating Eosinophilic COPD With Mepolizumab

Two phase 3 clinical trials examined mepolizumab 100 or 300 mg vs placebo to treat moderate-to-severe COPD exacerbations.

Telemonitoring, Telemedicine Education Improves 90-Day CPAP Adherence

Telemonitoring, Telemedicine Education Improves 90-Day CPAP Adherence

Participants received web-based OSA education, CPAP telemonitoring with automated feedback, both, or usual care.

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: Symptom Duration and Severity With Oral Prednisolone

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: Symptom Duration and Severity With Oral Prednisolone

Oral corticosteroids did not reduce symptom severity or duration in patients with lower respiratory tract infections without asthma.

New Biomarker May Enable Selective Antibiotic Use for COPD Exacerbation

New Biomarker May Enable Selective Antibiotic Use for COPD Exacerbation

Researchers hypothosized that increased sputum Gammaproteobacteria:Firmicutes ratio may serve as a biomarker to guide antibiotic treatment in COPD.

Does Targeted Inflammation Therapy Reduce Risk of CV Events, Lung Cancer?

Does Targeted Inflammation Therapy Reduce Risk of CV Events, Lung Cancer?

Canakinumab vs placebo showed promising results in preventing recurrent cardiovascular events and incidences of lung cancer.

Expert Panel Updates Recommendations for Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction for Emphysema

Expert Panel Updates Recommendations for Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction for Emphysema

Advanced emphysema may benefit from endoscopic lung reduction treatment.

Smoking Cessation Advice Before Cosmetic Surgery May Lead to Long-Term Quitting

Smoking Cessation Advice Before Cosmetic Surgery May Lead to Long-Term Quitting

Asking patients to stop smoking before undergoing cosmetic surgery can promote long-term smoking cessation with 40.5% of participants in a recent study no longer smoking on a daily basis.

Reduced Mortality Risk in COPD Linked to Statin Tx

Reduced Mortality Risk in COPD Linked to Statin Tx

People with COPD have been found to benefit from statin therapies, with reduced risk of all-cause and pulmonary-related mortality.

COPD Exacerbations May Be Reduced With Mucolytic Agents

COPD Exacerbations May Be Reduced With Mucolytic Agents

Patients with COPD treated with mucolytic agents for at least 1 year were better protected against exacerbations compared with patients treated with placebo.

Racial Differences in ARTI Treatment Received in Pediatric Emergency Departments

Racial Differences in ARTI Treatment Received in Pediatric Emergency Departments

The correlation between patient race and ethnicity and administration of antibiotic treatment for viral acute respiratory tract infections was examined.

Addressing Asthma Exacerbations Via Sputum Eosinophils vs Clinical Symptoms

Addressing Asthma Exacerbations Via Sputum Eosinophils vs Clinical Symptoms

Adults with asthma benefit from tailoring interventions based on sputum eosinophils vs clinical symptoms.

Inappropriate Use of Short Acting Beta Agonists Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Inappropriate Use of Short Acting Beta Agonists Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Researchers analyzed over 2.1 million patient-years' worth of data to determine the impact of short-acting beta agonist use in asthma.

Tezepelumab Tx in Asthma: Does Treatment Reduce Exacerbations?

Tezepelumab Tx in Asthma: Does Treatment Reduce Exacerbations?

Participants received 70 mg of tezepelumab every 4 weeks throughout the study.

Improving Survival in Resected NSCLC With Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy

Improving Survival in Resected NSCLC With Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy

A phase 3 trial examined the efficacy of chemoimunnotherapy vs chemotherapy alone in postsurgical patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Efficacy of Tiotropium in Mild to Moderate COPD Examined

Efficacy of Tiotropium in Mild to Moderate COPD Examined

FEV1 was higher in patients who received tiotropium therapy vs those in the placebo group.

FDA: Priority Review for Alectinib for ALK-positive NSCLC

FDA: Priority Review for Alectinib for ALK-positive NSCLC

Priority review for alectinib was granted based on evidence from the phase 3 ALEX and J-ALEX clinical trials.

FDA: Durvalumab Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for NSCLC

FDA: Durvalumab Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for NSCLC

Durvalumab can be used to treat patients with locally advanced, unrescetable NSCLC, who do not relapse after platinum-based chemoradiation.

Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Drug Approved by FDA

Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Drug Approved by FDA

The first FDA-approved drug for pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension will be available in 32 mg tablets for oral suspension.

Nasal Spray Availability Impacts Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Rates

Nasal Spray Availability Impacts Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Rates

Fewer children were immunized against influenza once the CDC ruled out use of the nasal spray.

Steroid-Resistant Asthma: Exploring New Therapeutic Possibilities

Steroid-Resistant Asthma: Exploring New Therapeutic Possibilities

The pathogeneses of steroid insensitivity in severe, steroid-resistant asthma may unlock new potential treatments.

Once-Daily Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol Reduces Nighttime Asthma Symptoms

Once-Daily Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol Reduces Nighttime Asthma Symptoms

Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol combination therapy reduced both daytime and nighttime symptoms in patients with persistent uncontrolled asthma.

Acute Lower Respiratory Infection Risk In Infants Impacted by Maternal Vaccination

Acute Lower Respiratory Infection Risk In Infants Impacted by Maternal Vaccination

Hospitalization risk was increased in infants of vaccinated vs nonvaccinated mothers only during the first 90 days of life.

Smoking in CHD: Cessation Medications Not Common With Hospitalization

Smoking in CHD: Cessation Medications Not Common With Hospitalization

Only 22.7% of smokers with coronary heart disease received some kind of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy during their hospitalization.

Improving Lung Function, QoL in COP With Once-Daily Triple-Tx

Improving Lung Function, QoL in COP With Once-Daily Triple-Tx

Study results showed the benefit of single-inhaler triple therapy vs ICS/LABA therapy in COPD.

Does Procalcitonin Testing in COPD Impact Antibiotic Rx?

Does Procalcitonin Testing in COPD Impact Antibiotic Rx?

Researchers found a weak negative association between PCT testing rate and risk-adjusted antibiotic initiation rate.

Alternative vs Usual Tx Outcomes for Lung, Breast, Colorectal Cancers

Alternative vs Usual Tx Outcomes for Lung, Breast, Colorectal Cancers

Patients who underwent alternative therapies were more likely to die vs those who underwent usual care.

Community-Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia Treatment Outcomes in HIV Immunosuppression

Community-Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia Treatment Outcomes in HIV Immunosuppression

Patients had similar outcomes with standardized treatment for community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia regardless of HIV status.

Fracture Risk in COPD Increases With Extended Duration of Corticosteroid Use

Fracture Risk in COPD Increases With Extended Duration of Corticosteroid Use

Inhaled corticosteroids for COPD does not increase the risk for fractures when used for short-term periods.

Efficacy of 2015-2016 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children

Efficacy of 2015-2016 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children

Data from the 2015-2016 season shows that the live attenuated influenza vaccine was ineffective among children ages 2-17.

Respiratory Therapist Autonomy With Noninvasive Ventilation May Improve COPD Outcomes

Respiratory Therapist Autonomy With Noninvasive Ventilation May Improve COPD Outcomes

Timely selection and early intervention, attention to comfort, and frequent checks improved outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were treated with noninvasive ventilation.

Errors in Spirometry, Primary Care Contribute to COPD Misdiagnosis

Errors in Spirometry, Primary Care Contribute to COPD Misdiagnosis

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be misdiagnosed in patients as a result of errors related to spirometry tests, errors made in primary care, and differential diagnoses, among others.

Pill-Induced Bronchial Injury: Management and Treatment

Pill-Induced Bronchial Injury: Management and Treatment

A case report describes a woman who presented to the emergency room 12 hours after choking while taking her iron supplement which caused severe cough and wheezing.

Hereditary Angioedema Breakthrough Attacks Successfully Treated With Icatibant

Hereditary Angioedema Breakthrough Attacks Successfully Treated With Icatibant

Patients with hereditary angioedema treated with icatibant had similar outcomes regardless of whether they were on long-term prophylaxis.

Economic Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinits, Venom Allergy

Economic Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinits, Venom Allergy

A systematic review examined the safety and cost-effectiveness of allergen immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, food allergy, and venom allergy.

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

Incidence of delirium and coma were not prevented with early initiation of simvastatin in patients on mechanical ventilation.

Earlier Reduction of Allergic Response With Omalizumab in Moderate to Severe Allergic Asthma

Earlier Reduction of Allergic Response With Omalizumab in Moderate to Severe Allergic Asthma

A single-center study found that omalizumab led to reductions in allergic response much earlier than previously demonstrated.

ASCO Releases Updated Guidelines for Antiemetics in Cancer Patients

ASCO Releases Updated Guidelines for Antiemetics in Cancer Patients

ASCO has released updated guidelines to help physicians manage nausea and vomiting caused by antineoplastic agents in cancer patients.

Seqirus Ships 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccinations

Seqirus Ships 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccinations

Vaccinations include Fluad, Flucelvax Quadrivalent, Afluria Quadrivalent, and Fluvirin,

Following MI, Smoking Cessation Rx Not Common

Following MI, Smoking Cessation Rx Not Common

While counseling is common, few patients are actually prescribed a smoking cessation medication.

How Does Gender Impact Efficacy of Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation?

How Does Gender Impact Efficacy of Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation?

Researchers sought to analyze previous data in a real-world context.

Examining the Efficacy of Capsaicin Nasal Spray in Mixed Rhinitis

Examining the Efficacy of Capsaicin Nasal Spray in Mixed Rhinitis

Nasal hyperreactivity was predictive of treatment success.

Asthma Immunotherapy Improves Lung Function, Airway Inflammation

Asthma Immunotherapy Improves Lung Function, Airway Inflammation

In children with allergic asthma and rhinitis, sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was shown to not only improve patient-reported symptoms, but also airway inflammation and pulmonary function.

Safety, Efficacy of Treprostinil Delivery System for PAH Examined

Safety, Efficacy of Treprostinil Delivery System for PAH Examined

Researchers were able to successfully use a fully implantable delivery system for treprostinil for adult patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

FDA: Fast Track Designation of VT-1598 for Valley Fever

FDA: Fast Track Designation of VT-1598 for Valley Fever

The oral antifungal is a promising, highly potent, highly selective drug with broad-spectrum antifungal activity.

Boosting Rehabilitation in Adults With COPD Through Social Support

Boosting Rehabilitation in Adults With COPD Through Social Support

Researchers examined structural social support indicators, including living status, having a partner, number of close friends and relatives, and the presence of a family caregiver.

Referral to Asthma Diagnostic Consultation Services Improves Diagnosis, Treatment

Referral to Asthma Diagnostic Consultation Services Improves Diagnosis, Treatment

When general practitioners refer patients to asthma diagnostic consultation services asthma diagnosis improved.

Efficacy of Neoadjuvant Nivolumab in NSCLC

Efficacy of Neoadjuvant Nivolumab in NSCLC

Researchers considered the response rate "encouraging" and comparable to cisplatin-based neoadjuvant therapy outcomes.

ADA Concerns Surround Increasing HBOT Use for Diabetic Wounds

ADA Concerns Surround Increasing HBOT Use for Diabetic Wounds

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy use is increasingly used among elderly patients and patients with diabetes, despite ADA concerns.

LABA/LAMA Combination Therapy Associated With Lower CV, Cerebrovascular Risks in COPD

LABA/LAMA Combination Therapy Associated With Lower CV, Cerebrovascular Risks in COPD

Cardio- and cerebrovascular events were more common in patients being treated with combination long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) therapies vs LABA/inhaled corticosteroids.

Managing COPD Exacerbations With Doxycycline Plus Prednisone

Managing COPD Exacerbations With Doxycycline Plus Prednisone

The first study of antibiotic use in outpatients with COPD exacerbations found that doxycycline plus prednisone did not prolong the time between exacerbations.

Efficacy of Once- vs Twice-daily Ratiotherapy for SCLC With Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy

Efficacy of Once- vs Twice-daily Ratiotherapy for SCLC With Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy

The randomzied, phase 3 CONVERT trial examined 547 patients with small-cell lung cancer.

Mechanical Ventilation Increases Costs and Mortality in IPF

Mechanical Ventilation Increases Costs and Mortality in IPF

Mechanical ventilation does not improve outcomes in IPF patients, lengthens hospital stays, and increases costs.

Ramped vs Sniffing for ICU Endotracheal Intubation: Which is Better?

Ramped vs Sniffing for ICU Endotracheal Intubation: Which is Better?

The first study to examine patient positioning during intubation outside of the operating room yields surprising results.

Reducing Asthma Exacerbations, Improving Patient QoL With Azithromycin

Reducing Asthma Exacerbations, Improving Patient QoL With Azithromycin

Azithromycin reduced exacerbations and improved quality of life in adults with asthma in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.

Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor Safe, Effective for Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor Safe, Effective for Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Combination lumacaftor/ivacaftor therapy was found to be safe and effective in patients with cystic fibrosis aged 6 to 11 years.

Treating Limited-stage Small-cell Lung Cancer With Proton-beam Tx

Treating Limited-stage Small-cell Lung Cancer With Proton-beam Tx

Results showed that proton-beam therapy in small-cell lung cancer can be safe in combined modality therapy.

Survival Outcomes With Nivolumab vs Chemotherapy for Stage IV, Recurrent NSCLC

Survival Outcomes With Nivolumab vs Chemotherapy for Stage IV, Recurrent NSCLC

Findings in patients with previously untreated disease with PD-L1 expression level of 5%.

Improving NSCLC Outcomes With Midtreatment FDG-PET-Driven Radiation Tx

Improving NSCLC Outcomes With Midtreatment FDG-PET-Driven Radiation Tx

Increased radiation therapy based on midtreatment residual tumor FDG-PET may improve local control among patients with advanced NSCLC.

Videotaped OSA Increases CPAP Adherence After Viewing

Videotaped OSA Increases CPAP Adherence After Viewing

Watching a tape of themselves struggling to sleep increases CPAP adherence in patients with OSA.

Survival Rate Increases With Adjuvant Gefitinib in NSCLC

Survival Rate Increases With Adjuvant Gefitinib in NSCLC

Adjuvant gefitnib increases disease-free survival for patients with stage II to III non-small lung cancer.

Does CPAP Reduce CV-Related Mortality in Sleep Apnea?

Does CPAP Reduce CV-Related Mortality in Sleep Apnea?

Treatment with CPAP doesn't doesn't reduce risk of cardiovascular related outcomes.

Greater Benefit With Azithromycin in COPD Patients With H pylori

Greater Benefit With Azithromycin in COPD Patients With H pylori

Azithromycin therapy is more effective at preventing COPD exacerbations among patients with Helicobacter pylori infection than among those who are H pylori seronegative.

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