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Tezepelumab lowers asthma exacerbations vs. placebo

September 6, 2017

Read the Perspective from Michael Blaiss, MD

When compared with placebo, tezepelumab lowered clinically significant asthma exacerbations in adults with long-acting beta-agonists and medium-to-high doses of inhaled glucocorticoids, regardless of blood eosinophil counts at trial onset.

The results of the phase 2 trial were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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White children twice as likely to receive unnecessary antibiotics in ED

September 5, 2017
Compared with Hispanic or black children, white children were nearly twice as likely to receive antibiotics in the ED for the treatment of viral acute respiratory tract
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Lower respiratory tract infections remain leading infectious cause of death worldwide

August 30, 2017
Lower respiratory infections accounted for 2.74 million deaths in 2015, making them the fifth leading cause of death and leading infectious cause of death worldwide…
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COPD, asthma cited as important contributors to disease burden worldwide

August 25, 2017
In 2015, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contributed to 3.2 million deaths worldwide and asthma contributed to 0.4 million deaths. These statistics demonstrate…
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CME

The Role of the Inflammatory Cascade in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis: New and Emerging Therapies

This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

The workings of the inflammatory cascade are not fully defined, but recent findings have demonstrated roles for novel…
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GI Bookshelf

Chapter 5: Bowel Obstruction And Pseudo-Obstruction

From GI Emergencies: A Quick Reference Guide
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Source control vital in treating sepsis

April 6, 2017
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