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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Methamphetamine use tied to increased rates of pulmonary diseases

November 20, 2019
New data suggest that methamphetamine users may be more likely to be hospitalized for pulmonary diseases such as pneumonia and acute respiratory…
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Adult cigarette smoking hits record low

November 15, 2019
In 2018, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults reached a low of 13.7% — the lowest prevalence recorded since 1965, according to new data…
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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
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Prophylactic antibiotics decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia risk after cardiac arrest

November 7, 2019
A 2-day course of prophylactic antibiotic therapy lowered the incidence of early ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients treated with target…
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E-cigarette use high among US children, teens

November 6, 2019
New data published in JAMA from a nationally representative sample show that self-reported electronic cigarette use was high among high school and…
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Outcomes better with triple therapy in cystic fibrosis with F508del mutation

November 1, 2019
When compared with treatment with tezacaftor plus ivacaftor alone, triple combination therapy with elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor improved lung…
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Triple therapy safe, effective in cystic fibrosis with single Phe508del allele

October 31, 2019
Combination therapy with elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor improved lung function and the rate of pulmonary exacerbations with minimal adverse effects…
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Screening algorithm accurately predicts OSA in pregnant women

October 31, 2019
A new algorithm may help screen pregnant women, particularly African American women, for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a recent study. …
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Xpert Ultra assay identifies pediatric TB with high sensitivity

October 30, 2019
An updated version of the Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin assay, known as Ultra, demonstrated high sensitivity in diagnosing pulmonary…
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Stone fabrication workers at risk for silicosis

October 24, 2019
Eighteen cases of silicosis in stone fabrication workers have highlighted the occupational risk faced by those who work with engineered stone…
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