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

Cases of vaping-associated lung injury continue to decline

January 17, 2020
Newly reported cases of electronic cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injuries, or EVALI, in the United States continued to steadily decline…
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Disparity in critical care deaths persists in minority-serving hospitals

January 17, 2020
Hospitals that see fewer minority patients have experienced a downward trend in ICU deaths during the past decade, but the same has not been true for…
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In AF, obstructive sleep apnea confers stroke risk

January 17, 2020
Among patients with atrial fibrillation, obstructive sleep apnea was an independent risk factor for major adverse CV and neurologic events…
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Patient complexity linked to low-value corticosteroid use in COPD

January 16, 2020
Among patients with COPD at low risk for exacerbations, prescription of inhaled corticosteroids was associated with patient complexity, study results…
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High BMI linked to longer survival with immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer

January 16, 2020
High baseline BMI appeared to be independently associated with improved survival among patients with non-small cell lung cancer who received…
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Elevated pulmonary vascular resistance increases mortality risk after heart transplant

January 15, 2020
Even with lower pulmonary artery pressures, elevated pulmonary vascular resistance is associated with worse survival after heart transplant…
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Hospital-based palliative care may reduce ICU use

January 14, 2020
The implementation of hospital-based palliative care services was associated with a modest decrease in ICU use during terminal hospitalizations in…
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Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage may be fatal complication of Henoch-Schönlein purpura

January 13, 2020
Due to its life-threatening nature, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in Henoch-Schönlein purpura should be diagnosed and managed immediately, according to…
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Top pulmonology news from December: Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease, mild OSA treatment and more

January 10, 2020
Healio Pulmonology has you covered. The Editors have compiled a list of popular articles posted on Healio Pulmonology in December. See below for…
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Reducing tongue fat could improve sleep apnea

January 10, 2020
Losing tongue fat was associated with improvements in sleep apnea severity, a recent study showed. The findings suggest that tongue fat could be a…
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