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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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Tobacco retail licensing may lower rates of teen smoking

January 11, 2019
Local tobacco retail licensing may decrease the rates of cigarette and e-cigarette use in adolescents and young adults, according to study results…
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One-fourth of costs for chronic disease care attributed to multimorbidity

January 8, 2019
Nearly one-quarter of all health system expenditure for chronic disease care was attributed to costs associated with comorbid conditions, above and…
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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…
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Prevalence of interstitial lung disease in RA increased from 2003 to 2014

January 2, 2019
The prevalence of interstitial lung disease related to rheumatoid arthritis appeared to slowly increase between 2003 and 2014, and while patient…
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Lung disease tied to greater risk for dementia, mild cognitive impairment

January 2, 2019
Both restrictive and obstructive lung disease were associated with greater risk for incident dementia and mild cognitive impairment in middle-aged…
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COPD severity associated with mortality, hospitalization rates

December 31, 2018
Increased severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was associated with increased risk for hospitalization and mortality among patients with…
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Lung cancer screenings not used to fullest potential

December 28, 2018
The number of adults screened via the wrong clinical pathway for lung cancer “greatly exceeded” those screened via U.S. Preventive…
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Nicotine mouth spray safe, effective smoking cessation option

December 13, 2018
A nicotine mouth spray provided a safe and effective smoking cessation option for smokers motivated to quit, even in naturalistic settings and…
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Decline in lung function better predictor of mortality risk in SSc-ILD

December 6, 2018
Among patients with interstitial lung disease related to systemic sclerosis, diminished forced vital capacity and a decline in the diffusing capacity…
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