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  • Best Oxygen Level for Resuscitating Preemies at Delivery Still Unclear It remains uncertain whether to use lower or higher oxygen levels for resuscitating infants born at or before 28 weeks of gestation, according to a recent meta-analysis.
  • ASCO Oncologists Discuss Bestseller: When Breath Becomes Air At a special session during the recent ASCO meeting, oncologists got a chance to ask questions about the neurosurgeon author of the bestselling book who died from lung cancer at age 37.
  • ACIP Nixes Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine for Next Season The CDC's ACIP has recommended that live attenuated influenza vaccine, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, should not be used because it was ineffective during the last three influenza seasons.
  • Sleep Apnea Raises CV, Stroke Risk Long After PCI for ACS Testing positive for sleep-disordered breathing a week after stenting for ACS more than doubled the 5-year risk of such events, especially death or HF admission, in a small but prospective study.
  • Ticagrelor Stopped by Many Stable Patients With Prior MI Discontinuation was seen mostly in the first year of treatment and emphasizes that "patients may make decisions about treatment without telling their physician or acknowledging adverse events," caution researchers.
  • ASCO Finally, RCT Results for Proton Therapy in a Cancer Results from the first randomized controlled trial of proton therapy indicate that the new technology is no better than IMRT in the treatment of lung cancer.
  • Top-Rated Pediatric Hospitals in the US Boston Children's Hospital was again the top-rated children's hospital in the United States, according to US News & World Report's 10th annual rankings of pediatric hospitals.
  • One in Four Patients With Advanced NSCLC Goes Untreated Twenty-seven percent of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receive no treatment, new findings show.
  • ASM Gates, Doudna Address Global Health Challenges, Solutions Philanthropist Bill Gates and DNA-editing revolutionary Jennifer Doudna discussed health strategies to solve some of the world's problems at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2016.
  • ASM Legionella Traces Linger in Flint Water Supply Despite improvements in water quality in Flint, Michigan, after reverting to the Detroit water system, traces of Legionella bacteria have been found, indicating the need for public health vigilance.
  • Doctors Blame Many Factors for Futile Care, Themselves Included Doctors who were asked about causes of inappropriate care at the end of life didn't have to look far to place blame. They blamed themselves.
  • Merck's Keytruda Prolongs Life in Big Lung-Cancer Study Patients with untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer who took Merck & Co's Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in a large trial went longer without their disease worsening and showed a survival advantage over those given standard chemotherapy, the drugmaker said on Thursday.
  • Evidence Lacking on Screening for Sleep Apnea: USPSTF Current evidence is insufficient to determine the balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a draft recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
  • Reader Poll: Physician Response to Climate Change? The American College of Physicians recently urged physicians to help combat climate change. What are your thoughts?
  • SLEEP Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Improves Central Sleep Apnea Unilateral transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation diminished central sleep apnea and improved sleep quality and overall quality of life in a randomized, controlled trial.
  • Diagnosis Problems Blamed for 30-fold Overuse of MRSA Drugs One-third of patients with community-acquired pneumonia were treated with anti-MRSA antibiotics, although only 0.7% had MRSA, pointing to an urgent need for new, faster diagnostic tests for S aureus.
  • COPD: Frailty a Risk for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Noncompletion Although patients with COPD and frailty had double the odds of not completing pulmonary rehabilitation, those who did had significantly improved outcomes and often reversed frailty.
  • Troponin Rise Predicts CHD, HF, Mortality in Healthy People High-sensitivity troponins for risk stratification in the general population? It's a possibility, if an analysis from a well-known large cohort study is borne out in trials.
  • SNMMI PET/CT Sharpens Lung Cancer Staging, Prognosis The simple imaging method could improve the staging of non-small-cell lung cancer, and the additional information on overall tumor burden could help guide clinical decision-making.
  • Knowledge About LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Low A small survey of South Carolina family physicians found reluctance in referring high-risk patients for LDCT screening despite multiple professional organizations' recommendations.
 
 
 
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