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.

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Social hookah smoking prevalent among adolescents

July 2, 2018
Although cigarette use has been on a steady decline, hookah smoking has increased in certain populations specifically young adults or…
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CDC expands treatment recommendation for latent TB to younger children

June 29, 2018
The CDC has expanded its recommendation of a short-course combination regimen of once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine for the treatment of latent…
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Majority of top Acthar Gel prescribers received manufacturer payments

June 29, 2018
Among rheumatologists, nephrologists and neurologists who issued more than 10 prescriptions for corticotropin in 2015, 88% received payments from its…
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Nasal brush successfully tests for genetic biomarkers of mild, moderate asthma

June 25, 2018
A genetic biomarker of asthma collected from a nasal swab can accurately diagnose asthma in patients with mild to moderate symptoms. The
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Vitamin D supplements decrease recurrent wheeze in black preterm infants

May 25, 2018
Black preterm infants who received vitamin D supplementation until 12 months’ adjusted gestational age were nearly 11% less likely to
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NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…
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340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA
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Organs donated after drug overdose safe for transplantation

May 17, 2018
Considering the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States, researchers confirmed that survival rates among transplantation recipients who received…
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Inhaled nitric oxide may not improve survival of preterm infants

May 15, 2018
Preterm infants born younger than 29 weeks’ gestation who are treated for pulmonary hypoplasia with inhaled nitric oxide do not have an
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Physicians who receive opioid-related payments prescribe more opioids

May 14, 2018
Pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids and related payments to physicians are associated with increased subsequent opioid prescribing…
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