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

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty compares favorably with riociguat in CTEPH

July 17, 2019
When compared with riociguat therapy, balloon pulmonary angioplasty was associated with more improvement in some parameters of hemodynamics and…
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Azithromycin treatment outcomes may differ based on antibiotic type

July 16, 2019
Patients with cystic fibrosis saw a greater increase in FEV1 when given oral azithromycin in combination with certain IV antibiotics for the…
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Childhood sleep apnea may persist through adulthood in certain patients

July 15, 2019
Some children may experience complete resolution of obstructive sleep apnea as they transition to adulthood, but persistent disease is more likely in…
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Reach of court-ordered antismoking ads ‘suboptimal’ in US population

July 12, 2019
Approximately half of current smokers in a recent survey reported seeing federal court-ordered antismoking advertisements, but exposure to these…
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C-reactive protein testing safely reduces antibiotic use for COPD exacerbations

July 11, 2019
The use of point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein to guide treatment lessened the use of antibiotics for COPD exacerbations without worsening…
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Most pneumonia patients prescribed unnecessary, potentially harmful antibiotics

July 10, 2019
Two thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients receive longer durations of antibiotic therapy than necessary, which may increase their risk for…
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Diaphragm dysfunction unable to predict extubation failure

July 10, 2019
New data show that ultrasound-detected diaphragmatic dysfunction does not predict which patients will fail to successfully wean from mechanical…
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Bacterial load may predict response to inhaled antibiotics in bronchiectasis

July 10, 2019
Among patients with bronchiectasis, inhaled antibiotics improved quality of life only in those with high bacterial load, according to data published…
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Uncontrolled asthma could cost US economy $963.5B over next 20 years

July 9, 2019
The 20-year cost of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $963 billion, and both adolescents and adults could lose approximately…
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Air pollution reduces lung function, increases risk for COPD

July 9, 2019
Air pollution appears to be associated with reduced lung function and an increased risk for COPD, especially among people with lower incomes, new…
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