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Clinical Briefs for Monday, April 6

Trump wants masks on all nursing home workers, temperature checks for all, and separate COVID-19 units … COPD linked to greater odds of developing lung cancer … Nursing homes’ top strategies for ‘keeping spirits up’ during isolation … Continue to take ACE inhibitors for hypertension during COVID-19 outbreak: AHA

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, March 10

Adding smoking cessation to lung cancer screening reduces mortality by 14% … Lifestyle counseling improves Afib management, says expert … Adults who report signs of memory decline at risk for depression, finds study … Feds send warning to companies selling fraudulent COVID-19 treatments

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, January 29

Shortness of breath and cough increasingly the first symptoms of lung cancer … Older refugees suffer from depression decades after immigration … Two major kidney dialysis treatments have ‘identical’ survival outcomes in study … FDA approves triple-combo pill, Trijardy XR, for type 2 diabetes

Also in the news for Monday, February 9

Regulators OK lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries … Anthem hackers suspected to have accessed personal information, including Social Security numbers …15% of meaningful use Stage 2-eligible professionals have attested to the program’s requirements, ONC says

Lung cancer mutation test approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given premarket approval to the cobas® EGFR Mutation Test from Roche Molecular Systems, creating a possible future option for metastatic lung cancer patients.

Device may soon have providers breathing easier

Device may soon have providers breathing easier

Researchers are developing a breathalyzer that may soon be able to detect diabetes, lung cancer, viral infections and other maladies that often affect nursing home patients. Patients blow into a small valve attached to a box that is about half the size of a typical shoebox and weighs less than one pound. The device then seeks biomarkers for conditions and ailments. Funding for the project has been provided by the National Science Foundation.

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