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Integration of plasma next-generation sequencing into the routine management of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer results in an increase in the detection of therapeutically targetable mutations

Plasma-Based Genotyping Aids Targeted Tx of Metastatic NSCLC

Most patients who received targeted therapy based on plasma result achieved clinical response
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD

No difference in mortality, but risk for suicide elevated with long-term benzodiazepine use
Annual lung cancer mortality was 28 percent lower in California than in the rest of the United States in 2013

Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.

Among those aged 18 to 35, California has had larger drops in smoking initiation, intensity, more quitting

American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 6-10

The 84th Annual Meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians The annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians was held...
Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals

Active Pharmaceuticals ID’d in >700 Dietary Supplements

More than 20 percent of the 776 adulterated products contained more than one unapproved ingredient
Among patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer who have not previously received an ALK inhibitor

In NSCLC, Longer Survival With Brigatinib Than Crizotinib

Longer progression-free survival in those with ALK-positive dz who did not previously take ALK inhibitor
Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Seventeen states have not expanded Medicaid, and expansion is an election issue in several states
For live-born infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and d-transposition of the great arteries

Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz

Socioeconomic factors account for significant portion of association between race/ethnicity, poor outcome
Albuminuria is associated with incident lung function decline and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Albuminuria Linked to Incident Lung Function Decline

Albuminuria linked to increased risk for COPD and COPD-related events but not asthma
An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections for children attending day care centers

Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers

Education, hand sanitizer intervention can cut respiratory infection rate, antibiotic prescribing