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

Clinical presentation differs with COVID-19-, H1N1-related ARDS

April 3, 2020
Among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, those with COVID-19, as compared with influenza A H1N1-related pneumonia, had different…
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Small Chinese study examines characteristics of asymptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2

April 2, 2020
Asymptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, occurred most often among adults aged 30 to 49 years, according to results…
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Smoking not linked to COVID-19 severity

April 2, 2020
Researchers found no link between cigarette smoking and the severity of COVID-19 among cases in China, according to results of a preliminary…
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Study further characterizes critical illness in COVID-19

April 1, 2020
A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has offered further characterization of critically ill patients with COVID-19 who…
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Patients with COVID-19 may shed virus after symptom resolution

March 31, 2020
In a small study conducted in China, many patients with mild cases of COVID-19 infection continued to test positive for the virus up to 8 day after…
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Certain medical devices with FDA priority review have higher recall rates

March 31, 2020
High-risk, or class 3, medical devices that underwent FDA priority review had higher recall rates and less time on the market before serious recalls…
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Blood test detects dozens of cancer types, often before symptoms emerge

March 31, 2020
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%, according to results of the prospective Circulating…
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Body positioning may affect lung recruitability in COVID-19-related ARDS

March 30, 2020
Alternating between supine and prone positioning appeared to improve lung recruitability in a small cohort of mechanically ventilated patients with…
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Asthma, COPD linked with increased risk for RA in women

March 30, 2020
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are each associated with an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, independent of smoking and…
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Swabbed PPE worn during COVID-19 patient care test negative for virus

March 26, 2020
Personal protective equipment, including goggles, N95 respirators and shoes, worn by health care workers caring for patients with SARS-CoV-2 tested…
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