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

Lung allocation score may not predict transplant list death in advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis

September 19, 2019
New data from a single-center study indicate that not only was the rate of mortality high among patients with advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis who were…
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Racism may affect asthma control in children

September 18, 2019
Young black children whose parents or guardians reported having experienced chronic stress associated with racism may have poorer asthma control…
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Study: Obtain blood culture before initiating antimicrobial therapy in sepsis

September 17, 2019
Among patients with severe manifestations of sepsis, the sensitivity of blood cultures decreased after initiation of empirical antimicrobial therapy…
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Opiates linked to escalation of care in patients with heart failure at high risk for sleep-disordered breathing

September 13, 2019
In-hospital opiate use is associated with an increased likelihood of escalation of care in adults with acute heart failure who are at high-risk for…
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Riociguat fails to improve outcomes in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia-associated pulmonary hypertension: RISE-IIP

September 12, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary hypertension, treatment with riociguat was linked to an increase in…
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PCSK9 variants not linked to sepsis risk

September 11, 2019
New data published in JAMA Network Open show that PCSK9 genetic variants were not associated with the risk for sepsis or sepsis outcomes in patients…
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Youngest, oldest adults experience lowest survival rate after lung transplantation

September 10, 2019
Age appears to be “the most reliable and important risk factor” for mortality after lung transplantation among U.S. adults, according to…
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Patient-reported symptoms linked to disease activity changes in SSc

September 10, 2019
Patient-reported symptoms are associated with clinically impactful changes in systemic sclerosis disease activity, according to findings published in…
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Inhaled sargramostim modestly improves arterial oxygen tension in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

September 5, 2019
Among patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, treatment with daily inhaled recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor…
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E-cigarette use negatively impacts sleep quality, survey shows

September 5, 2019
Ecigarette users reported “worse sleep health” than those who did not use the devices, according to researchers. The same association…
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