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

Overweight, obesity tied to childhood asthma risk

May 24, 2019
Children with overweight or obesity are 30% more likely to develop asthma and nearly twice as likely to develop wheezing symptoms when compared with…
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Very preterm birth, low birth weight may increase risk for suboptimal lung function in adulthood

May 17, 2019
Very preterm birth or very low birth weight may put a person at risk for not reaching full airway growth potential in early adulthood, according to a…
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Current smokers less likely to undergo cancer screenings than nonsmokers

May 17, 2019
Current smokers are less likely to meet recommendations for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings than people who have never smoked…
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Subfreezing air as cough trigger may signal asthma in chronic cough

May 16, 2019
People whose cough triggers include subfreezing air, along with other factors, may point to the presence of asthma in those with chronic cough…
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Lung volume reduction surgery improves outcomes in advanced emphysema

May 15, 2019
Among patients with end-stage emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery was associated with significant improvements in clinical and quality-of-life…
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Placebo effect common in uncontrolled asthma trials

May 15, 2019
In five randomized controlled trials, patients with persistent, uncontrolled asthma who received placebo therapy demonstrated statistically…
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Severe sleep apnea may raise postoperative cardiovascular complication risk

May 14, 2019
Unrecognized severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk for cardiovascular complications within 30 days after…
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Considerable night-to-night variability in sleep-disordered breathing raises atrial fibrillation risk

May 14, 2019
In the VARI-OSA-AF study, long-term sleep-disordered breathing and simultaneous atrial fibrillation monitoring conferred a relationship between…
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60 seconds can ascertain patients’ social determinants of health

May 13, 2019
Patients’ social determinants of health were determined in 1 minute with a short survey, according to findings recently published in Annals of
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Symptomatic sarcoidosis more likely to require treatment

May 13, 2019
New data suggest that patients with symptomatic sarcoidosis are more likely to require treatment, have a greater number of organs involved in their…
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