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    Longer stay linked to TB

    Despite measures to prevent infection spread the number of days spent in hospital in Botswana is strongly associated with development of tuberculosis (TB) within 12 months of discharge, and with TB-related mortality.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:409
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    Ratio of blood cells predicts TB risk

    An increased ratio of blood monocytes to lymphocytes (ML) in South African infants aged 3 to 4 months is associated with tuberculosis (TB) risk in the first two years of life, suggesting the ML ratio may help identify at-risk infants.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:120
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    Antibiotic treatment algorithms

    Using a surveillance culture-based algorithm could reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and may be preferable when implementing new stewardship programs.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R152
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    Dendritic Cells migrate into airway ganglia

    Upon allergic inflammation of the airways, dendritic cells were shown to migrate into the airway jugular-nodose ganglia complex suggesting they may interact with sensory neurones, potentially contributing to the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:73
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    Children in daycare have greater infection risk

    Children attending daycare in the first year of life have greater risk of upper respiratory tract infections than non-attendees, suggesting that improved prevention strategies are required to reduce infection rates in daycare facilities.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:107

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Leading open access respiratory journal

Respiratory Research, Edited by Jan Lötvall, Göteborg University and Reynold A Panettieri Jr, University of Pennsylvania is the leading open access journal in the field of respiratory medicine. Covering both clinical and basic research, this journal is essential for any clinician, researcher or other professionals in the field.

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Allergy

Review

Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders

Katzman MA, Bleau P, Blier P, Chokka P, Kjernisted K, Van Ameringen M and the Canadian Anxiety Guidelines Initiative Group on behalf of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des troubles anxieux and McGill University

BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14(Suppl 1):S1

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Asthma

Review

Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders

Katzman MA, Bleau P, Blier P, Chokka P, Kjernisted K, Van Ameringen M and the Canadian Anxiety Guidelines Initiative Group on behalf of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des troubles anxieux and McGill University

BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14(Suppl 1):S1

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COPD

Review

Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders

Katzman MA, Bleau P, Blier P, Chokka P, Kjernisted K, Van Ameringen M and the Canadian Anxiety Guidelines Initiative Group on behalf of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des troubles anxieux and McGill University

BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14(Suppl 1):S1

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Lung cancer

Research

Lack of association between a functional polymorphism (rs1800796) in the interleukin-6 gene promoter and lung cancer

Wang W, Chen J, Zhao F, Zhang B and Yu H

Diagnostic Pathology 2014, 9:134

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