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

Patients with HIV who smoke at greater risk for lung cancer mortality

September 18, 2017
Patients with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke are significantly more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes;…
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Worldwide mortality rates on decline

September 15, 2017
Mortality rates have decreased across all age groups worldwide during the last 5 decades, and deaths in children younger than 5 years decreased to…
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Most family physicians do not recommend e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

September 14, 2017
Despite recent support for family physicians to recommend e-cigarettes to patients who are trying to quit smoking, most of them do not, according to…
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Tiotropium reduced acute exacerbations among patients with COPD

September 6, 2017
Tiotropium use was effective in improving lung function and quality of life and reduced the frequency of acute exacerbations compared with placebo in…
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Tezepelumab lowers asthma exacerbations vs. placebo

September 6, 2017
When compared with placebo, tezepelumab lowered clinically significant asthma exacerbations in adults with long-acting beta-agonists and…
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Personalized interventions reduce risk for SIDS

September 1, 2017
Tailored interventions that target specific components of parents’ behavior can lower the occurrence of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS…
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Sleep-disordered breathing linked to cognitive impairment

August 28, 2017
Sleep-disordered breathing, or SDB, was associated with a higher risk for cognitive impairment and a slight worsening in executive function…
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COPD, asthma cited as important contributors to disease burden worldwide

August 25, 2017
In 2015, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contributed to 3.2 million deaths worldwide and asthma contributed to 0.4 million deaths. These…
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Food insecurity, limited nutrition options tied to smoking

August 25, 2017
A person’s access to healthy food choices may be a factor in whether he or she smokes, according to a report published in Preventing Chronic
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Revised pertussis protocols needed for treatment of young infants

August 24, 2017
Updated strategies for the treatment of severe pertussis in young infants, including serial white blood cell counts and treating all presumptive
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