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Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD

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Procalcitonin Testing Not Impacting Antibiotic Rx for COPD

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MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

July 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology

August 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarThe right hypochondrium… Is it really “right”? A territorial dispute

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

Since the time one enters the realm of clinical medicine, the general area just inferior to the costal margins is introduced as the right and left hypochondriac regions (or, the right or the left hypochondrium). In the following discussion, I will confine myself to the example of the ‘right hypochondrium’.…

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra's avatarNew TNM Classification for Lung Cancer. Part II: A review

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra. The American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer have redefined the criteria for staging lung cancer based on the proposals made by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, which appeared in the recently launched 7th edition of the TNM system. This…

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra's avatarNew TNM Classification for Lung Cancer - Part I: The changes

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra. Appropriate staging of lung cancer is fundamental for determining the best treatment approach and defining prognosis. After ten years of labor the IASLC has modernized the lung cancer TNM staging system. Revisions to the TNM were determined by differences in the overall survival of 81,015 patients; after…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Acute dyspnea (shortness of breath)

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

Dyspnea (shortness of breath) is a term used to characterize a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that is comprised of qualitatively distinct…

DISCUSSION

Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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