In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in pulmonology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Researchers identify African countries at highest risk for COVID-19

February 21, 2020
Researchers identified Egypt, Algeria and South Africa as the African countries at highest risk for imported cases of COVID-19 from China. However…
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Global trends emerge in chronic respiratory disease mortality, disability

February 21, 2020
A study recently published in The BMJ suggests that the number of total deaths worldwide due to chronic respiratory diseases has increased during…
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Researchers suggest COPD screening in certain patients with HIV

February 20, 2020
People with HIV had a higher rate of COPD incidence and were diagnosed at a younger age than those without HIV, according to research published in…
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Nonsedation fails to lower mortality in mechanically ventilated patients

February 19, 2020
A strategy of no sedation failed to reduce mortality when compared with a strategy of light sedation with daily interruption among critically ill…
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Empiric anti-MRSA therapy not associated with reduced mortality in pneumonia patients

February 19, 2020
Empirical anti-MRSA therapy was not associated with reduced mortality for any group of patients hospitalized for pneumonia, even those at high risk…
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Paper on e-cigarette use and MI risk retracted

February 19, 2020
A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in June 2019 concluding that patients who smoked electronic cigarettes every day…
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Interferon beta-1a fails to benefit patients with ARDS

February 19, 2020
Treatment with IV recombinant human interferon beta-1a failed to improve outcomes in mechanically ventilated patients with moderate or severe acute…
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Racial differences persist in older adults with asthma

February 17, 2020
In a study of 4,700 older adults with asthma, researchers found that symptoms and health care utilization remained different among African American…
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Small study shows no vertical transmission of novel coronavirus

February 17, 2020
Findings from a small observational study in China showed no evidence that the novel coronavirus at the center of a global outbreak is passed from…
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Study evaluates malignancy prediction models for pulmonary nodules

February 14, 2020
In a study of models for predicting malignancy in pulmonary nodules, researchers found that those developed using data from the Pan-Canadian Early…
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