First they were dismissed as ‘clumsy children’, then we called them ‘dyspraxic’, now the preferred terminology is developmental coordination disorder (DCD). We see children with these problems frequently, but are they just one end of a spectrum of normality, or do they have a definable neuropathological condition? There has been much research coming from diverse areas, and now a multinational team have put it all together in a comprehensive systematic review (Wilson P, et al.
Macrolide antibiotics such as azithromycin are frequently prescribed as a first-line antibiotic in presumed community-acquired pneumonia (CAP): the usual rationale is that narrower-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotics would not cover atypical organisms such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Indeed, first-line macrolides are officially recommended by some US authorities. The outcome of a large prospective trial challenges this (EPIC study. Williams D et al. JAMA Peds 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics. 2017.3225).
In August 2015, Archivist reported on trials of what are now known as CFTR modulator drugs, which offer new hope for treating and preventing the progression of cystic fibrosis (CF) (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015–309089). These drugs work at an intracellular molecular level, and can improve deficient functioning of the abnormal CFTR protein. Among other things they can improve chloride transport across the respiratory epithelial cell membrane, and hence reduce the problematic viscosity of mucus.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".