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

Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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ANCA linked to interstitial lung disease, pulmonary embolism in systemic sclerosis

March 13, 2019
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are linked to an increased prevalence of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary embolism in systemic…
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High doses of prenatal vitamin D not associated with children’s asthma risk

March 13, 2019
Women who took high doses of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy did not impact their child’s risk for asthma by the age of 6 years…
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Infertility linked to small increased cancer risk

March 12, 2019
Infertile women appeared more likely to develop certain malignancies than women without fertility problems, according to an analysis of a U.S…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Pembrolizumab shows durable survival benefit in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

March 7, 2019
Pembrolizumab monotherapy continued to show a survival advantage over chemotherapy among certain patients with previously untreated, advanced…
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Sustained smoking cessation reduces risk for seropositive RA

March 5, 2019
Individuals who have quit smoking for a sustained period of time — 30 or more years — have a 37% reduced risk for seropositive rheumatoid…
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Model identifies patients who would benefit from annual lung cancer screening

March 1, 2019
Incorporating data from low-dose CT lung cancer screening into a prediction model helped identify patients who would benefit from annual lung cancer…
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Low-dose aspirin may reduce risk for lung cancer

March 1, 2019
Patients who took low-dose aspirin for more than 5 years had a modestly lower risk for lung cancer, according to findings recently published in JAMA
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Smoking interferes with assisted fertilization procedures

February 25, 2019
Smoking increased the odds an assisted reproductive technology procedure involving embryos within the body was cancelled, according to findings…
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